Friday, February 28, 2014

Email Reply From Thomas J. Rooney-Member of Congress

Dear Mr. Coffie:
 
Thank you for contacting me regarding gun control. It is good to hear from you on this issue.
 
I want to assure you that I will be vigilant in monitoring bills that may be harmful to the interests of law-abiding gun owners. I am a staunch proponent of the Second Amendment which clearly protects our individual right to keep and bear arms. I believe gun control policies fail to recognize that criminals, not guns, are the root cause of crime and violence in America. Therefore, I will work to support the rights of gun owners who use firearms responsibly, while working to punish those who break the law.
 
Please know I will keep your views in mind should any relevant legislation come before me for consideration.
 
Again, thank you for contacting my office. Please do not hesitate to contact me again any time should you have any additional comments about this or any other legislative issue. Also, please visit my web site at www.rooney.house.gov for regular updates.
 
 
Sincerely,
Thomas J. Rooney
Member of Congress

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Lemony Snicket- (1970- ) author of A Series of Unfortunate Events-California

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Another year comes

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Jim Thorpe was a decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist in 1912 in both the Pentathlon and Decathlon-He was also an NFL Hall of Fame player and played MLB. Jim Thorpe spent much of his post professional career as an alcoholic and a poor man struggling through the Great Depression, he died on this day in 1953

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss With His Books

Dr. Seuss has a birthday on March 2nd. Celebrate his birthday by picking up some of his books for your children with this great deal


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Elizabeth Taylor- (1932- ) famous actress who played in many movies including Cleopatra-England

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Another year comes

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Fred Rogers was a famous American children's television actor who played in 'Mister Rogers Neighborhood' "Won't You Be my Neighbor". Fred Rogers received a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work with children, Mister Rogers Neighborhood played on PBS, Fred Rogers created the show, he acted in it and he was the theme music composer, he died on this day in 2003

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For Those Of Us Who Deal With Anxiety

Vitamin C Serum Information Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


VITAMIN C SERUM AND HYALURONIC ACID: MIRACLE IN A BOTTLE? 

Vitamin C Serum is often called “Miracle in a Bottle” and with good reason.  It works!  Now you don’t have to have a facelift to look as if you have.  While many products claim to reverse aging, Vitamin C Serum really works and is scientifically proven. 


VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is, of course, the main ingredient in Vitamin C Serum.  Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid (absorbate) is an essential nutrient for humans.  Its value is priceless, providing healthy skin, hair and nails, helping the body to heal wounds and repairing and maintaining cartilage, teeth and bones.  

Vitamin C can help prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis and can help speed up recovery time when you do catch a cold or the flu.  In addition to all of those benefits, vitamin C is an anti-oxidant as well.

Fruits, especially citrus, and vegetables, especially red and green ones are rich in vitamin C.  Lemons, oranges, red and green peppers, tomatoes and broccoli are all excellent sources.  Fruit and vegetable juices are usually high in vitamin C.  

ANTI-OXIDANTS

Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant.  It works to protect your cells from the harm of free radicals.  Free radicals attack cells, injure them and damage the DNA.  They grow abnormally and reproduce quickly and abnormally as well.  When free radicals damage cells, over time it causes aging.

The good news is that anti-oxidants keep free radicals under control.  That is to say they prevent free radicals from damaging cells and causing undo aging.  Although the body produces anti-oxidants naturally, free radicals are constantly coming at us through inside sources such as stress, smoking, drinking alcohol and chemicals in our food and water.  They also come at us through outside sources such as the sun, air pollution, pesticides and other toxins which is why it is next to impossible for the body to supply enough anti-oxidants.  

Anti-oxidants, like vitamin C, can be supplemented into the body in many forms.  The best method to do so depends on what the body needs.  For a cold, drinking it in liquid form is the fastest acting way to supplement but for skin, applying it on in a lotion, cream or serum is optimal.

COLLAGEN 

Another very important ingredient vitamin C contains is collagen.  Collagen is the main structural protein, the connective tissues that keep your skin tight and firm and provides elasticity that keeps the skin in place rather than sagging.  Collagen is, or should be, constantly renewing and reviving cells.  It is imperative for supple youthful looking skin.

Collagen is a natural structural support for the body.  It is a protein and is the main constituent of  connective tissue that holds the body’s parts together like ligaments, tendons,  muscle, blood vessels, intervertebral discs and of course, the skin.  

Collagen breaks down as we age.  That is why our skin loses elasticity and becomes looser.  The collagen that once held the skin snugly in shape is no longer supporting and holding it intact like it once did.  It becomes thin, wrinkled and droopy.   

Vitamin C boosts collagen.  It plays a big part in how the production of collagen actually takes place because it is in the cells, where the process first begins.  In the cell, Vitamin C adds hydrogen and oxygen to two amino acids called proline and lysine which creates procollagen.  Once outside the cell, procollagen becomes collagen.  

Collagen plays a big role in restoring damaged skin. Dermal fibroblasts are made up of collagen.  They generate and maintain connective tissue and help wounds heal.  

When vitamin C is lacking or absent, the production of collagen slows or stops all together and it becomes evident in many ways, one being the diminishing health of the skin.  We just look old and tired.  But when vitamin C is abundant, collagen production will flow.  The skin will regain its elasticity and begin to look young again.

QUALITY AND QUANTITY

With the importance of vitamin C established, it is imperative to note the quality of the vitamin C used in the serum will determine if works or doesn’t work.  It’s as simple as that.  You can’t expect good results from a product if the main ingredient is not good.  

On the other hand, if the vitamin C the serum contains is top notch, the end product will be too.  You will notice a difference in the look and feel of your skin and you will begin to hear comments like, “You sure are looking younger these days.”  

Quality over quantity?  Of course you don’t want a product that skimps on quality but in the case of Vitamin C Serum, you don’t want one that cheats you on quantity either.  There are a number of serums on the market that contain less than 10% vitamin C.  

Fifteen percent is a decent amount but anything over that is excellent.  Remember, vitamin C is the key ingredient that will anti-oxidate, boost collagen and provide a slew of other benefits to reverse the aging process of your skin.

SERUM

Serum matters!  The serum used in a Vitamin C Serum product is another ingredient that will make or break the effectiveness.  The serum is what is used for the delivery system, or suspension.  It is what the vitamin C base is put into.

Vitamin C has a short shelf life in that when it is exposed to air, it undergoes oxidation.   When it oxidates, it can not only be ineffective but harmful as well.  Remember that oxidation can encourage free radicals which are the antagonists of aging, so it is extremely unwise to use a product that contains the very thing you are trying to fight against.

You need a Vitamin C Serum that not only starts out as a great product but ends up as one too.  If you purchase a gallon of milk and leave it in the hot car all day, it doesn’t matter how fresh it was when you got it off the shelf, it is spoiled and useless.  

The same is true with Vitamin C Serum so to ensure it reaches you in the same great quality it started out as, it is of utmost importance to use an excellent delivery system that of which is the serum.

OTHER INGREDIENTS

Ingredients added to Vitamin C Serum can be a bonus or simply fillers.  You should watch out for fillers as they not only waste your money but can actually be harmful.  Some products dilute the serum so watch for that as well.

Other ingredients can be beneficial in the anti-aging process and compliment the vitamin C base.  Aloe products are soothing, healing and possess skin-softening qualities.  Jojoba oil is wonderful for your skin and can help combat aging too.  Geranium oil is another age defender that is very good for your skin.  

Be sure to read the label to find out if what is in your serum is friend or foe.  Some botanicals and essential oils also have proper names that may sound scary but actually add to the effectiveness of the product, while other additives may sound beneficial and be quite the opposite.  It is important to do your homework.

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic Acid, or Hyaluronan, is produced by bacteria and is used for treating folds and wrinkles in the skin.  It also goes by the brand name Restylane or Restylane-L.  The substance is produced naturally within the body and is what gives the skin plumpness and fullness which keeps it from creasing up.  

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found throughout our body in synovial fluid, connective tissue and various other tissues. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids of the eyes and joints.

Although our bodies produce Hyaluronic Acid, as we age skin cells slow down the production of this anti-aging compound or simply change how it functions in the body.  That is why it is a popular ingredient in anti-aging products.

Hyaluronic Acid is found in synovial fluid, connective tissue and various other tissues.  One important role it plays is to help our bodies absorb shock more gracefully such as in our joints.  Skin tissues loves Hyaluronic Acid too because it minimizes skin damage by aiding the skin repair process, promoting collagen and drawing water in which makes the skin tissue plump up.  

Hyaluronic Acid can be derived from various sources.  It is important Hyaluronic Acid not animal based. Check the label.  It is usually referred to as non-animal stabilization Hyaluronic Acid or NASHA.

One way in which Hyaluronic Acid can be used on the skin is by injection into the wrinkled skin.  It can also be injected into lips. This injection filling reduces fine lines and wrinkles and adds fullness because it attracts and binds water.  The effects can last for up to six months and sometimes even longer. But there is a less painful way.

Moisturizers, creams and serums are also available that contain Hyaluronic Acid.  Basically they do the same as injections but do so at a slower pace and are much less invasive.  Some people apply Hyaluronic Acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer.

The miracle marvel can also be found in foods, especially in a small village called Yuzuriahara in Japan where the townspeople are noticeably younger looking.  According to some recent studies, scientists believe that satsumaimo, satioimo (sticky potatoes), the root vegetable konyaku and potato root imoji are rich in Hyaluronic Acid.

Supplements are available as well.  It may help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, restore joint fluids, and protect against cartilage breakdown in osteoarthritis patients but the most popular use is for combating the aging process.

Whether in its most potent form of injectable solution or in a topical application or supplement, the fact is that Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most effective treatments to halt the aging process and is certainly worth checking into.

FACING THE FACTS

While no one or nothing can actually turn back the hands of time, it is certainly possible to look as if you did.  You can achieve beautiful healthy skin with a radiant youthful glow simply by regular use of Vitamin C Serum.  It is said to be a miracle and although it does seem like one, it is actually a scientifically based and proven product that it brought to you compliments of nature.  It seems like just this once; perhaps Mother Nature has fooled herself.

You can buy this Vitamin C Serum on Amazon. The above is the information about the product. It takes 2-6 months to work correctly, depending on the individual. I ordered the product on Amazon, they sent the product in three days and it was packaged well. The bottle is glass and it made it here safely. The one problem I had was the wording on the bottle is quite small. I will be fifty this year and it takes reading glasses to read the instructions. I opened the product and it really doesn't have an odor. We will try it and see how it works for us. I will show results when I have news. I do like all the above information about the product because it is very helpful. Check out Their Website for more helpful information

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Fats Domino- (1923- ) famous singer/songwriter/pianist-'Ain't That A Shame'-New Orleans, LA

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Another year comes

Dead On This Day February 26

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Buddy Miles was an American rock and funk drummer known for starting the group The Electric Flag; he was also a member of Jimmy Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, he died on this day in 2008

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

iparent.tv Subscription Giveaway 3/5/2014

About iparent.tv

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Bob Schieffer- (1937- ) journalist who covered the JFK assassination-Austin, TX

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Jersey Joe Walcott was the world Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1951-1952, he died on this day in 1994

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Tips For Storing and Organizing Family Photos


The digital world of photography has taken us by storm, and many families have thousands of digital photo files saved on a computer instead of printing them out. Before the dawning of digital photography, we ran the risk of losing photos in a fire, flood, or tornado. Now we run the risk of losing them because of corrupted files and crashed hard drives. Thankfully, it’s super easy to organize and store your photos online where you can access them anywhere, even if you should lose or break a computer. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your photographs last for years and bless future generations of your family.
Save Printed Photos
Chances are you have a whole library of old photos that only exist in printed form, from the 1990s and earlier. Before it’s too late, take some time to sort out the printed photos you couldn’t live without, and scan them in to a computer to create digital files. Keep the precious ones safe in a fire-proof safe, but also keep digital files.  That way you’ll have both tucked away in a safe place. Digital files are also convenient for sharing with friends and family without losing your original photograph.
Upload Photos to Cloud
Invest in a cloud service with lots of storage space like cheap cloud server hosting by HYPERLINK "http://www.togglebox.com/cloudservers.php"ToggleBox. Photos can be large files, especially if you want the ability later to make enlargements or print them preserving the quality. You’ll need a lot of storage space, so first invest in something that will hold all your files for years to come. That way you can stick to your organizational system without having to move everything again later. Set a schedule for yourself to weekly back up all your precious photos and videos, so you’ll not only have them stored on your computer, but also on a remote server. You can also upload and save important family documents.
Create Family Photo Books with Online Sites
Today on the Internet there are several sites that allow you to create online photo books, which not only provides you with a way to create long lasting memories in a fun way, but this also allows you to keep your photos combined in a physical book that is mailed to you. In addition these sites give you the option of choosing from different themes, collages, sayings, and other creative ways to make your photo books individual and just the way you like them.
Share Photos

Once you have a backup system and have organized your photos, it’s easy to share them with friends and family. By uploading the photos to your favorite social media site, or sending them directly to friends and family, you preserve an additional copy of them in case you need it in the future. You’ll be able to bless them with a memory and also be creating an additional layer of security to be sure your memories aren’t lost. Your memories are worth protecting – take the steps you need in order to ensure they will last awhile. 

Bundoo, A Great Resource Site For Parents

Disclaimer-I was giving the ability to use the Bundoo site completely for review purposes, the opinions about the site are my own.

When you are a parent, you know this time of the year is tough for your children. Your children go to school to learn and they come home with a bug. By the time you know what is happening, the entire family is sick. We just went through this. I am the last one who is dealing with this stomach bug. We took our children to the doctor, got medicine and they were both well in about a week.

Sometimes, you want answers before you make it to the doctor. My wife worries and always thinks the worst is happening with our kids. She always wished she had a place where she could ask a doctor a question at any time. Bundoo is one of those places where you can actually ask a pediatrician a question about your child's condition.  I like this part of Bundoo because it puts my wife's mind at ease. With Bundoo, you no longer have to pull your hair out when you are worried about something about your baby. This is perfect for my wife who has two sisters with newborn babies.

This is not the only thing about Bundoo. They have a bunch of articles that tell you things about health, nutrition, pregnancy and everything else you are interested about when it comes to your children. They divide the children into groups by age and tell you all kinds of helpful information. I love the site because it is educational.

Right now, I am trying to figure out a more nutritious diet for my children and getting them more exercise. In today's world, kids don't always play outside as much as they should. Part of is is electronic entertainment and part of it is outside is not as safe as it used to be. I used to roam the streets as a kid, but here in Florida I don't trust the world around my children. There are too many bad people and many others who don't care enough about the safety of our children. Bundoo gives us ideas about all of this and more. The article "Is Organic Food Better For Kids?" is a great example. The author explains everything simply and in detail, making it understandable to everybody. Love this site, my wife and I will use it for all of the great information and ideas.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Try Schoola, Save Money While Helping Needy Schools

Schoola is coming to the rescue of closets, kids and schools near you. This fun, feel-good way to shop lets parents save money on preloved kids clothes while they support kids and schools. Someone originally loved the clothes on Schoola enough to buy them for their kids. We want you to feel the same way when you buy them for yours. Click on the picture to go to SchooLa and check them out for yourself.


Here’s how it works: Schoola organizes nationwide school clothing drives. The clothes are mailed to our expert team for careful inspection and competitive pricing. We photograph and list like-new and new items (some still have their original tags!) by your favorite brands (Gap, Gymboree, Tea Collection, Mini Boden & more) on our website for up to 90% off retail. We give 40% of the proceeds back to the schools that donated the items. Parents are rewarded with cleaner closets and kids and schools receive much-needed funds; funds used to bring new paintbrushes to the hands of school kids, new kickballs to the gym and new instruments to music class.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

Ready to shop? Our search tool allows you to easily search by gender, size, brand, item type, trend and color. Whether your child likes to dress like a prepster, punk or princess, you’ll find cool clothes to match his or her personal style. New donations arrive daily so you’ll find lots of wonderful, one-of-a-kind offerings every time you visit. From short sleeve shirts for your next warm-weather getaway to puffy parkas to ward off the winter still outside, we’ve got your kids covered at prices that will make you cheer. Free shipping on orders of $50+ is icing on the cake.  Plus, want to earn $15 toward adorable kids clothes?  Refer a friend and start racking up even more savings. 

To add to the feel-good fun, whenever you make a purchase you can instantly see the good you’re doing. Each item lists its school that sent in the clothes and lets you know how much you are giving back. For even more of a good thing, request a donation bag. It’s easy, fast and free! Within days, you’ll receive a sturdy, postage-paid bag that you can stuff with like-new items that your kids no longer wear. Simply include the name of your school, seal the bag and we'll have it picked up right from your doorstep, all on our dime. You'll be paying it forward by raising funds for your school while you pass on amazing savings to another family, just like yours.

Born On This Day February 24

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Steve Jobs- (1955- ) co-founder of Apple Computers- was also CEO of 'Pixar Animation Studios'-Green Bay, WI

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time for a celebration
Another year comes

Sophia And Our Family At Her Baptism

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Dead On This Day February 24

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Don Knotts was a famous American comedic actor, he was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show and won five Emmy Awards, he also played Ralph Furley on the TV sitcom Three's Company, he died on this day in 2006

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Dakota Fanning- (1994- ) famous young actress who plays in many movies-Conyers, GA

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time for a celebration
Another year comes

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John Keats was a famous and Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome on this day in 1821

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George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 and he died in 1799. George Washington was the man who led the American victory over the British in the American Revolutionary war. George Washington was the first President of the United States of America and is known as the "Father of His Country."

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time for a celebration
Another year comes

Dead On This Day February 22

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Andy Warhol was an American painter, print maker, film maker andpop artist, dies of a heart attack at 58 on this day in 1987

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We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Friday, February 21, 2014

Best Meals Happen At Home-Skillet Chicken Nachos

SERVINGS: 6   |  COOK TIME: 20 minutes
 
INGREDIENTS
 
1  Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1¼  lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 
      cut into ¼-inch pieces
1  package (1 oz.) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
1  can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1  med pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1  can (15 oz.) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1  can (7 oz.) Green Giant® Niblets® whole kernel
    sweet corn, drained
2  cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz.)
42  tortilla chips
¼  cup chopped fresh cilantro
 
DIRECTIONS
 
1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
    Cook chicken in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally,
    until no longer pink in center.
2. Stir in Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce,
    bell pepper, Progresso® black beans, Green Giant® Niblets®
    whole kernel sweet corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce
    heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally,
    until heated through and cheese is melted.
3. Divide tortilla chips between 6 plates. Spoon chicken mixture
    evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and
    the cilantro.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt- (1979- ) actress who played the starring role in TV series Ghost Whisperer-Waco, TX

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Dead On This Day February 21

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Ferrucci Lamborghini was a famous car maker of the Lamborghini, he died on this day in 1993

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Lest All Rest In Peace

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Rihanna- (1988- ) famous R&B singer and songwriter-Barbados

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