This is not a paid advertisement, but rather a testimonial by me as someone who has tried this product and found it to work just as predicted. Yes, it does have a fairly strong aroma, but when you are in pain that aroma is not something you're going to worry about. The essential oils are applied by using a towelette and rubbed into the areas that are painful. It takes very little time to start working, and if applied at bedtime to the affected areas, it does help by dulling or eliminating the pain so you can sleep. I actually used one towelette for a few days, since it is so infused with the pain-relieving ingredients.
As you can see from the news story below, the FDA and an independent panel of investigators have told US drug regulators to keep Avandia on the market. Did they not do the same with Bextra and other drugs that later were pulled? It isn't a matter of how much our government agencies care about the common man or woman, it is how much pressure is put on them by the drug companies that stand to lose billions if these drugs are taken off the market. I wonder if GSK has investments in the coffin making industry....
It's enough to make you sick.
BTW, I have a personal interest in this drug. My brother is diabetic and he takes it.
Iowa- Our car trip to Iowa began
on July 1st of this year, and I wasnât able to get too many
interesting photos heading east from our home in Washington state because we were in a rush to just "get there". On the way home though, I
was able to take some from the car window as we sped by at 80 mph, and some
still shots when we purposely stopped at roadside attractions.
Our car trip destination was Clinton, Iowa,
or to be more specific, Low Moor, IA, so I was able to take a few snaps there before we left. My husband Jim was born in Clinton, and much of his
family still resides there.
Jimâs sister works on the Mississippi Belle II
riverboat as a manager and dealer. The boat goes out on river cruises a few
times a day and I caught some shots of it as it was coming back downriver.It goes out for about 3 hours and then docks again to give
the employees a break and time to eat until the next sailing in the evening. For
more information you can visit their website here and click on the link for the
Mississippi Belle Casino.
(Below) Is this not a Huck Finn-Tom Sawyer picture or what? When I
took the picture I was focused on the bridge and getting the lighthouse in the shot
too. The lower bridge what they call the Chicago-Northwestern railroad bridge
between Clinton, IA and Illinois.
(Clinton is the furthest east you can go in Iowa). The higher bridge
is the âGatewayâ bridge since it connects Illinois and Iowa at
an important juncture.
Clinton is home to ADMâs (Archer Daniels Midland) corn processing plant, and they are
gearing up to process some of that ethanol you hear so much about. Those are
barges below the railroad bridge, no doubt waiting to off-load coal. The coal
comes in by train too, as does the corn.
My husband began working at Clinton Corn Processing Company
in 1967 as a young eighteen year old. He began by unloading feed sacks, and
eventually got an apprenticeship as a pipefitter and became a journeyman before
they broke the grain millerâs union in 1979.
They are very tiny in the photo, but you can see the two
people fishing down by the river canât you?
Q: Quick! Off the top of your head list 4 words to describe you today,
just as you are right now. (It could be thinking, feeling, looking,
etc.- use your imagination.)
A: Harried, hungry, busy, thoughtful.
Q: If you had an extra hour in your day today what would you do?
A: That's an easy one...sleep!
Q: When is the last time you got lost and what happened?
A: It was more a matter of "we" got lost. We were trying to find my husband's cousin's house in MN and got right to the correct turn, but "it didn't look like the right place to turn" so we kept driving around for like an hour. If we had just taken the turn and driven up the road, we would have found the right 'next turn' onto their street.
Wouldn't it be great if you could tap into some of Ancestry's databases? Did you know that you can, and that some of them are free. Actually, there are over 200 free databases you can access. So, if you have some free time and want to check them out, go through GenealogyBuff's website and see the lists of free DB's. I intend to do just that today, and to bookmark the site! Thanks GenealogyBuff!
What could be the reason why the devil incarnate and his friends Bush Administration would want to destroy whole packs of wolves in Idaho and Wyoming? I can think of one reason...greed. Ah, there it is again, rearing its ugly head and connected to the snake that is our present President. Someone somewhere must want to develop land and have it be some sort of 'wilderness' area. Um, excuse me? We cannot have wilderness without the animals that are natural to
it. Wolves are traditionally much maligned in this country and others,
and yet, they play an important part in our ecosystem. Why upset the
balance? The greedy creeps that run this country should be run out of
town on a rail for this. (Thank you to the Complete Yellowstone wolf updatepage for this picture)
Actually, what it really is, is that the big game populations are not what they should be and no doubt some of Dick Cheney's cronies want to have more Elk and deer to shoot at instead of each other. See Cheney shoots his friend...
If you are an American citizen and want to do something, please visit the NRDC site and help send a message to the Bush Administration and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The time to get mad about this is NOW!!
Here is the original message from the NRDC website:
The Bush Administration has just issued a disastrous "License to Kill" plan that could trigger the extermination of half the gray wolves in Wyoming and Idaho, starting as early as October -- unless we stop it now.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on this cruel proposal only until August 6. Please register your opposition right now by going to: www.nrdcactionfund.org/wolfaerial
Our best hope for blocking this "open fire" order is to generate a tidal wave of public outrage and protest . . . so please sign your Citizen Comment immediately.
The Bush Administration wants to treat wolves like vermin, instead of an endangered species that has staged a welcome and dramatic comeback from the brink of extinction.
In preparation for these mass killings, the government has already purchased planes and helicopters capable of gunning down entire packs of wolves in minutes.
Their goal: To immediately kill up to 700 wolves in Greater Yellowstone and central Idaho.
Our goal: To stop this horrific proposal in its tracks -- by generating 200,000 pro-wolf Citizen Comments by the August 6 deadline.
Please help block the License to Kill by expressing your personal opposition while the Bush Administration is still taking public input.
Submit your Official Citizen Comment now -- and shield the wolves of Greater Yellowstone and Idaho from the coming crossfire -- by going to: http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/wolfaerial
25 July 2007 - Our neighbor's Catalpa tree is in bloom right now, and since it is a pretty large specimen, I thought it might be nice to take a shot of it for posterity. You never know, we get some pretty ferocious windstorms around here in the winter...
I don't know when my father-in-law began planting them, but for the last few years that I have been to visit his and Mary's home in Iowa, he always has a very pretty hollyhock blooming right by the steps leading up to the back porch. The sun was just beginning to go down in the west and I captured these blooms with a little natural back lighting.
One of the things I have always hated about roofing contractors is that you are at the mercy of their schedule. Rain or shine, they do as they please and seemingly have little or no concern about anything but making the big bucks.
Last night, about 10:30, we had a little squall go through our area and the result was a loud bang and jangled nerves. Why? Because the roofers had left something unsecured on our neighbor's roof and it had blown off. They began this job last Friday, which happened to be a day with drizzling rain. Contrary to what everyone thinks, we do not have rain here in Washington all the time. In fact, we had been enjoying some warm and sunny weather. That is until the day the roofers showed up next door to begin their job.
Saturday was a wonderfully cool and dry day, but no, the roofers were not working because the contractor chooses to not pay them to work the weekend. That, to me, is just ludicrous. This company would rather take a chance on being sued for creating a hazard (debris flying off the roof and potentially hitting someone or something) rather than pay a few hundred extra dollars. I sure as heck hope they do a good roofing job. We have worked with this same company before (Hanley Construction of Port Orchard) and but it was years ago.
My message to the company is that they need to be a bit more professional and careful with the stuff they leave on the roof when they break for the weekend. Whomever is in charge of this particular roofing job should make it a point to come take a look over the weekend just to make sure everything is ok.