TV wall mounts

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Many different flat screen TV wall mounts can be found at home appliance shops or online. Wall mounts are important accessories since they can definitely increase your TV-viewing experience. If you get an incompatible TV wall mount or you fix one incorrectly, you might not have the best viewing experience and you do not want to risk getting your TV fall on the ground and breaking. The following are a few simple tips that can help you to find or repair a wall mount in the best possible way.

Before rushing to the store or clicking on the”add to cart” button, be certain that you know the wall-mount specifications of your TV. The specifications of this TV wall mount which you buy or have should also be read thoroughly. The wall mount needs to match the display size of the tv.

Usually, a particular bracket is excellent for holding a TV within a predetermined range of display size. Be sure the weight capacity is greater than the actual weight of the TV.

Flat TV screens include pre-drilled holes on the trunk. Caps made from plastic or another material occasionally cover these holes behind the TV. You need to remove these caps prior to mounting the TV. An important aspect here is that the space between the holes. These will be found in the corners of a square or a rectangle. The TV wall mount should have mounting holes in precisely the exact same distance.

You can find an idea about this space from the VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) standard. By way of instance, VESA 75 means that the holes are in the corners of a square with a side 75 mm long. Check the VESA evaluation of your flat screen TV and be certain the VESA standard of this wall mount is compatible with that of the TV.

Cosmetic and interior decoration plays a role in finding the ideal spot for mounting the flat screen TV. However, one must give more significance to the viewing angle. You can see the best image once the TV display is in a direct, head-on angle. A sideways angle often spoils the image clarity.

The height of the mount is also a significant element. The TV needs to be set in a place slightly higher than eye level. You can find an perfect place after some trial and error. Additionally, when locating a place on the wall to set the horizontal wall mounts, you need to make certain it’s devoid of any type of glare. That would be awful.

Take your time and you will make certain to take pride in your work. You will love watching shows, movies and sports very quickly. Great luck with your job!

He specializes in residential home entertainment design together with consulting on design of sports pubs/bars.

Virginias rich history

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is far and above one of the most beautiful, historically significant and populous countries in each one the nation. One of the first places on the continent to be settled, the Commonwealth is a proverbial historical goldmine which includes sites from colonial times, the civil war and from other important points in time. Indeed, when it comes to living history, people traveling the world over to take in the sites and points of interest that illustrate the amazing, unique history of Virginia.

Virginia also is a study in contrasts. By way of example, a large portion of the Commonwealth remains rural and agrarian. The agricultural traditions of Virginia run deep and continue to be epitomized through the Commonwealth.

On the other hand, Virginia is home to one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolitan areas in the country. Northern Virginia, which is now a lot more than a bedroom community for the nation’s capital, is awash in development and expansion. The corridor from Washington, D.C. through and including Dulles International Airport has come to rival the Silicone Valley in regard to the array of high-tech businesses and enterprises that currently call this area home.

Beyond history and business Virginia is a”sports man’s heaven.” Moreover, the beaches of Virginia – especially at Virginia Beach and surrounding communities – are becoming some of the best beloved tourist destinations in the Northeastern United States.

Health and wellness are issues of great concern to the residents of Virginia. Women and men of all ages tend to take a more proactive approach to their personal health and health issues, including getting both body scans and heart scans as a way preventative practice. Moreover, these individuals also take advantage of these technologies as the MRI when they have more specific concerns about a health related matter.

Consequently, practices and centers are available in the Commonwealth offering body scans, heart scans and MRI related choices for residents. Body scans, heart scans and MRI services can be found in communities crisscrossing the Commonwealth from north to south and from the east to the west.

Of course, Northern Virginia continues to lead the Commonwealth when it comes to residential, retail and commercial development. However, other sections of Virgina are experiencing growth also, including some of the more rural areas of the Commonwealth that are attracting young families and other men and women that are interested in a more serene life in a community that really can be classified and considered a”hometown.”

Finally, as has been alluded to earlier, Virginia is one of the most scenic and visually stunning locales in North America. From the Atlantic coastline to the Blue Ridge Mountains into the lush pastures of the Shenandoah Valley, the country is natural miracle. Indeed, the splendor that is Virginia is incomparable on so many different levels and will be a draw and a fascination for future generations to come.

How West Virginia came to be

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Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861 to become part of the Confederate States of America. While the people of Virginia east of the Allegheny Mountains were delighted with the state’s secession, the Virginians who lived west of the Alleghenies, weren’t happy to secede from the Union.

These two parts of Virginia that were separated physically by the Alleghenies, were also separated from one another in other ways. Western Virginia was composed of thirty-five counties located west of the Shenandoah Valley and north of the Kanawa River. This region of Virginia’s geography is very rough country made up largely of hills and steep mountainsides with narrow valleys. The geography of western Virginia split it significantly in the more lowland eastern tidewater part of the state. It is fair to say that Western Virginia was a land of mountaineers.

The western part of Virginia was more closely tied by streets and rivers to its northern neighboring states of Ohio and Pennsylvania than it was to eastern Virginia. The two segments of Virginia were different in culture, geography, and economics as the western part identified more with Ohio and Pennsylvania in those regards. The western Virginia city of Wheeling was the greatest city in that region and it’s a mere 60 miles from Pittsburgh. An important difference between eastern and western Virginia was that it was uncommon to find slave owners and slaves from the rocky country of the mountaineers.

The mountaineers looked at the people of eastern Virginia as”tidewater aristocrats” and because of the larger population in the eastern portion of the country, the mountaineers were underrepresented in the state legislature. The Virginia state legislature had passed taxes and laws that preferred the eastern tidewater aristocrats more so than they did the mountaineers of western Virginia. The mountaineers needed more roads and railroads, and other internal improvements, that instead often found their way to the tidewater aristocrat’s eastern portion of the state.

Discord had been stewing for years among both segments of Virginia before Virginia seceded from the Union. Separate statehood for western Virginia wasn’t a new idea at the onset of the Civil War, and it would come to the vanguard. With Virginia’s secession from the Union, the unhappiness and disagreement between the mountaineers and the tidewater aristocrats of Virginia just increased. Only five of the thirty-one delegates from northwestern Virginia voted for the Virginia secession ordinance on April 17, 1861. The Virginian mountaineers had little interest in secession from the Union, but it came because of the domination of representation and votes of the pro-secession eastern portion of Virginia.

On June 11, 1861 mountaineer Unionists met at a convention in Wheeling. The focus of the convention was different statehood for western Virginia. But, there was a barrier that stood in the way of western Virginia’s statehood, it was something called the United States Constitution.

Seems that Article IV, Section 3, of the United States Constitution requires permission of the legislature to form a new state from the territory of an existing one. Now, as hard as it may be to believe, the Confederate legislature over in Richmond was not eager to permit western Virginia to become a separate state… and one which would be from the Union to boot. For those mountaineers and their quest for their own nation, there simply had to be a solution for this United States Constitution problem, someway, somehow.

You see, that Confederate legislature over east in Richmond, that secessionist one, is illegal and thus the Wheeling mountaineers announced all state offices empty. The Wheeling conference appointed new state officials on June 20. All these changes, as far as the Unionist western Virginia mountaineers were concerned, restored the state of Virginia.

Though this new Virginia legislature was set up, it really represented only one-fifth of Virginia, that being the mountaineers of the northwest counties. Nonetheless, it elected two United States senators from Virginia, and on July 13, 1861 those senators were seated by the United States Senate.

In effect, there was a Union Virginia claiming to represent all of Virginia, but actually only being composed of the mountaineer northwest part of the state, and there was a Confederate Virginia with its authorities in Richmond with its patronage of”tidewater aristocrats” who had seceded from the Union. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the Pierpoint government as the government of Virginia. Obviously, President Lincoln was not going to recognize Virginia’s Confederate version of government as valid.

The Wheeling convention ended, and then it reconvened in August, 1861. Currently a lengthy debate started between separatists and a conservative minded faction who believed it improper that the new legislature was claiming to represent the entire state. Nevertheless, in spite of this debate, the Wheeling convention continued to move forward with its agenda… to form a new state.

On August 20, the Wheeling convention adopted what was known as an”ordinance of dismemberment.” An ordinance for separate statehood had now been created. This ordinance will be subject to ratification on October 24, 1861 from the voters. Voters would also be able at this time to elect delegates for a constitutional convention, the purpose of which was for the creation of a new state to be named”Kanawha.” [The title”Kanawha” is an Native American word. It’s thought to mean a place of white stone.”]

Now, there were some military concerns that had to be managed concurrently with this new nation conventioning and creation going on in western Virginia. Important military assets such as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Ohio River were integral to western Virginia and their control was desired by both Yankees and Rebels. Suffice it to say for now, that Union military efforts in western Virginia were adequate enough to rid the region of Confederate military difficulties, thus clearing the way for a new state to come about. This brief mention of the military operations in western Virginia is to not short-change them, they were important. Indeed, without Union military dominance over Rebel troops in western Virginia, the formation of a new state would not have been possible.

Union military success in western Virginia allowed the October 24, 1861 referendum to happen. Voter turn-out was little, and voters (those of a Rebel ilk) in over a dozen counties actually boycotted the election. The end result however, was that the creation of a new state was strongly endorsed.

Boundaries for the new state were set during the constitutional convention held in January, 1862. There could be fifty counties in the new state and the new state wouldn’t be called Kanawha, but instead West Virginia. On May 23, 1862 West Virginia was sanctioned by the revived legislature of Virginia.

The United States Congress would not permit a slave state to enter the Union, so first a bill requiring emancipation in West Virginia was passed in the United States Senate in July, 1862. It passed in the United States House of Representatives the following December. West Virginia accepted emancipation as a requirement to statehood.

The eastern aristocrats still had their Confederate state of Virginia, but they lost some state land according to July 4, 1863, the new state of West Virginia joined the Union.

I have been blogging about American Civil War stories and history since 2005. The history and lessons of the Civil War are always important to learn and know about. There is something about America’s Civil War that catches and holds our interest and creativity, it is truly an amazing story.

Florida natural tourist locations

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Florida is a beautiful country, graced with yearlong sunny skies, ocean breezes, subtropical foliage, and abundant wildlife. This southernmost continental state delivers a whole host of natural adventures on both water and land. There is certainly more to Florida than oranges and Walt Disney World, including luxury Florida RV camping resorts and adorable Florida campgrounds to make your road trip a terrific success.

The northwest corner of the Sunshine State is our first stop, where the Gulf of Mexico glistens, dolphins play, and sandy shores prevail. The Gulf Islands National Seashore in Gulf Breeze stretches some 150 miles along the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline, from Pensacola, at Florida’s northwest border, to Davis Bayou and the barrier islands in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This national saltwater treasure is a kaleidoscope of turquoise water, bright white sand dunes, seaside marshes, wooded nature trails, historic fortresses and archaeological sites that tell the long-ago stories of Native American people. Visitors are free to camp, hike, fish and swim on the gulf or Santa Rosa Sound. Beach-goers also have been known to share the park’s sandy terrain with these”locals” as diamondback terrapins, armadillos and sea turtles.

Florida’s huge, outdoor playground is available for all seasons and therefore are many Florida campgrounds which makes this state a snowbird paradise.

The Emerald Coast Beaches at Navarre, Fort Walton, Destin, and Santa Rosa are shining examples of Northwest Florida’s gulf coastline. Do not miss’em if you’re in the area.

Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, the site of Florida’s only lighted tour cavern, is a Natural National Landmark. The highlight at this park is certainly the ranger-guided tour of Florida Caverns and the explanations of its varied calcite formations – stalagmites, stalactites, columns and brimstones. But don’t fret about the geological terminology, there will not be a test afterwards. Of course, there are cave critters to reckon with, such as many species of (gasp!) bats. However, the park also shelters some surprising species like 200-pound alligators, snapping turtles, barred owls and beavers. The budding geologists in your team should enjoy the marine fossils embedded in the cave ceilings and walls that tell a fascinating tale of Florida Caverns’ ancient underwater past. When it is time to ascend into the park’s ground level, the choice of activities is delightfully well-rounded. Swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing are easily available. The scenery includes atypical vegetation such as orchids, flame azalea, columbine and various wildflowers, including a dash of color to the excursion.

In north central Florida, travelers enter a universe of winding rivers, cold, freshwater springs, and refreshing, green woods. The Ichetucknee River at Fort White is a hot spot for tubing; a laid-back, solo alternative to whitewater rafting. Grab an inner tube, recline, and shove off into a leisurely present (about 1 mph). In Ichetucknee Springs, the crystal-clear river is fed by multiple springs which supply an awesome daily influx of 233 million gallons of water. And tubers can’t help but”chill out” as the river registers a bracing, yearlong temperature of 72? F. Tubing trips at Ichetucknee are nearly effortless since there are shuttle buses between authorized launch and take-out points.

Small streams tumble down the steep slopes of the sinkhole, disappearing through cracks in the bottom. Alas, the sinkhole’s contents, in the form of seashells, sharks’ teeth, and fossilized animal relics, have contributed geologists invaluable clues to Florida’s natural history. Visitors are afforded views of the sinkhole from boardwalks, stairways, or from a nature trail on the upper rim. The inside of Devil’s Millhopper features little streams rushing down its sheer walls and lush plant development, like ferns and orchids, that resemble Appalachian mountain foliage.

Head east on your Florida journey, and you’ll be rewarded by a region that offers beautiful Atlantic beaches, quiet salt marshes and scores of graceful shorebirds. Take Little Talbot and Big Talbot Islands in Fort George, for example, only 17 miles from Jacksonville via a series of bridges. As close as they are into the”big city,” these isles offer a refreshing sense of escape from civilization. Even better, they offer convenient oceanside parking for your RV and easy boardwalk access to five miles of unspoiled Atlantic beaches. Besides researching sandy shores, flowering deserts, marshes, and maritime forests, Talbot’s visitors immediately take to such activities as swimming, shelling, saltwater fishing, boating, biking, or horseback riding. The Talbots shelter almost 200 species of birds and coastal critters; gopher tortoises, river otters, and occasional bobcats are still a few of them.

Anastasia State Recreation Area, a barrier island east of St. Augustine, is one of Florida’s best and busiest coastal parks, so we urge when staying at a Florida campground nearby you make reservations beforehand. It offers all the beach blanket principles – a sandy coastline, rolling waves, scenic dunes, a lagoon, tidal marshes and sea meadows. It also provides opportunities to swim, fish, kayak, or learn the art of windsurfing. For people who simply want a little R&R, visit the designated picnic area surrounded by ancient, and somewhat unusual, oak trees gradually bleached and twisted by the salty sea winds. Do not overlook the wildflowers, nature paths, magnolia trees and interesting creatures to behold: red-shouldered hawks, swallowtail butterflies, sea turtles, screech owls and Anastasia’s own beach mouse – which make this place unique.

Heading south you will find Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville. It was set up nearly four decades ago through a cooperative effort between NASA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River to the west, this subtropical locale provides a pleasing mix of ancient oak hammocks, sandy dunes, salt marshes, mangroves, ocean beaches and piney woods. Merritt and its immediate neighbors, Canaveral National Seashore and Kennedy Space Center, are positioned on the Atlantic Flyway. The refuge is a significant winter home not only for legions of migrating birds, but native sandpipers, ibises, and wood storks. For visitors who’d prefer to catch their own dinner, shrimping, crabbing, clamming, freshwater or surf-fishing and/or regulated waterfowl hunting are permitted at Merritt Island.

Established in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge near Sebastian on the Indian River Lagoon was America’s first wildlife refuge. Scores of endangered native and migratory birds call the area home. The island has since been named a National Historic Landmark, National Wilderness Area, and a Wetland of International Importance. Visitors who arrive by kayak, canoe, or boat tour visit jet-black anhingas and assorted varieties of herons, egrets, ibises and terns. The lucky people might catch a glimpse of any one of four types of sea turtles and endangered manatees, which occasionally linger at Pelican’s peaceful refuge. The 1903 introduction of this island’s protected status signaled the momentous start of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System.

When tourists proceed west to the heart of Florida, they enter a property of freshwater lakes, dense woodlands, and bubbling springs. Ocala National Forest is the southernmost national forest in the continental U.S. and the first such woods established east of the Mississippi River. There are highlands, lowlands, swamps and a splendid abundance of pine, cypress, and palm trees. This lively destination has much to offer, such as hundreds of sparkling lakes, springs and two important rivers – the Ocklawaha and the St. Johns – with every offering ample opportunities for swimming, boating and angling. Snorkeling enthusiasts surely can not withstand the transparent waters and amazing aquatic views in Ocala’s chilly springs, can they? After all, there’s more than 430,000 acres to cover, so you might want to leave yourself a little time to explore. When you do, you may happen upon black bears, bald eagles and other rare species rarely seen outside the boundaries of Ocala National Forest.

Paddling canoe trails, horseback riding, and hiking on Florida’s National Scenic Trail are also popular pastimes and lots of Florida RV camping hotels provide resort packages that include these activities and much more with your stay at their campground.

The wooded terrain around Lake Kissimmee in Lake Wales was once the homeland of Native Americans who were drawn to the area because of its bounty of fish, plants and animals. Today’s travelers look equally eloquent, especially those who prefer to hike, ride horse, boat fish or about Florida’s third largest lake. Trophy bass are plentiful in its waters.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park invites visitors to learn firsthand about Florida’s native animals in a natural setting. The park’s centerpiece, Homosassa Springs, is a 45-foot deep, 72? F headspring pumping millions of gallons of water per hour to the scenic Homosassa River. The spring itself is home to over 30 species of fish. The adjacent wildlife park presents interactive animal displays, an indoor nursery for baby alligators and crocodiles, and special ranger programs designed to introduce participants to Florida’s population of reptiles, birds and manatees. Visitors can practically rub elbows with gentle manatees in the underwater observatory.

The Myakka River near Sarasota offers natural experiences on one of Florida’s finest”wild and scenic” waterways. Sightings of deer, alligators, hawks, bobcats and lunker bass are common. And for guests who prefer a guided tour, Myakka’s refuge can be looked at from narrated tram and airboat tours.

Florida’s southwest region offers world-renowned shelling, island getaways and glowing Gulf coast sunsets. J.N.”Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is the most prominent example of enduring local conservation efforts. Founded in 1945, the 6,000-acre sanctuary was officially dedicated in 1978 to Jay Norwood”Ding” Darling, a political cartoonist and staunch environmentalist who fought to preserve Sanibel’s fragile ecosystem. Wildlife Drive, a one-way, five-mile road winding through the island’s bay side, grants visitors a possible glimpse of nearly 400 resident animal species. Depending on the season of arrival, refuge guests might see a colorful songbird, splashing otter or lounging crocodile. The informative, self-guided Wildlife Drive tour could be completed on foot, by bicycle or vehicle. Suggested stops are marked with wooden signs and volunteer interpreters are on hand to answer questions.

The Everglades National Park, North America’s only subtropical preserve, is a 1.5 million-acre”sea of grass” in the southern tip of southern Florida. It’s a place where Caribbean plants and animals coexist in a curious mixture of swamps filled with cypress and mangroves, saw grass prairies, pine and hardwood trees. 1 third of the park’s acreage is actually underwater, such as Florida Bay which borders the park, much to the delight of canoeists. Drier park pursuits include biking; ranger-led trail walks or tram tours; and wildlife-watching for manatees, alligators, crocodiles, elusive Florida panthers, more than 300 varieties of birds, as well as the Everglades’ most prolific species, mosquitoes.

One of the best attractions in the Florida Keys is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America’s first undersea preserve, located in Key Largo. For the marine species that reside there, the park protects and showcases the only living coral reef in the continental United States. A high-speed, glass-bottom catamaran is the best way to see the sights (narrated, too). Otherwise, grab a snorkel and a few fins. Scuba dive or paddle a”spyak” (a customized kayak with a big, transparent viewing floor) for an even closer look.

Bahia Honda State Park, in Big Pine Key’s mile marker 37, is an eye-appealing island jewel with sandy beaches, waving palms, and bright blue waters that ripple onshore from the Atlantic Ocean into Florida Bay. Besides boasting a number of the Key’s best swimming, fishing and snorkeling beaches, Bahia Honda has rolling dunescapes, mangrove forests and tropical hardwood hammocks.

Have You Tried Chicken Curry?

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India continues to occupy its historical position as the biggest producer of spices in the world. There’s something magical about the Indian spices and herbs which transform simple ingredients to exotic dishes. It’s a frequent assumption that one of the traditional uses of spices has been their role in disguising food which was well past its best. It’s not until the middle of the 17th century that a more selective use of herbs and spices is observable. Edward Terry, one of the first Englishmen to taste Indian food with all its goodness, spoke about onions, ginger, spices and herbs with meat pieces used in well-proportioned amounts, thus cooking food that’s exceedingly pleasing to all palates. In United Kingdom, you run a word association test and say”hot” and the answer would be”curry.” Assuredly they’re perfectly normal for no other food is so inextricably linked with odor and taste than Indian Curry.

Nothing makes using the fantastic spices from India like a fantastic curry does. When these curries can be produced with a whole lot of ingredients like fish, lamb, pork and an awesome assortment of veggies – chicken appears to be a the most popular universally and rightly so!

Each nation, region and even household has their own special recipe for it. Whichever part of the country you’re in, you can be certain of eating a fantastic chicken curry. Right from the yummy creamy and rich curries of the north, the mild and yummy jhols of the east, as well as the wide range of coconut based chicken curries in the West and South of India – the list is endless.

Chicken curries form the north are rich, thick and much more robust in comparison with those made elsewhere in the nation. They’re also those who popularized curries abroad. Additionally, there are simpler ones such as a dhaba chicken curry or tariwala murgha that don’t have creamy, buttery gravy but are high on taste from whole spices, tomatoes and onions.

In the South of India chicken curry is at least as popular as it is from the North albeit made with unique ingredients. In the coconut and bedagi cold based masala of Karnataka to the curry leaf and onion foundation of an Andhra style peppery chicken curry or the cooling coconut milk based curries of Kerala – there’s 1 thing that’s typical for curries in the south – lots of taste. These yummy curries are served with famous South Indian accompaniments such as idlis, dosas, appams, iddiappams, Kerala paranthas etc..

A chicken curry out of Bengal on the other hand is a little runnier than in other pockets of the nation and is referred to as a jhol. As you may be more familiar with a machcher or fish curry in the east, they do create a beautiful chicken curry also – murgir jhol. Eaten with a generous serving of rice, ensure that you make this Bengali curry using either mustard oil or jhorna ghee.

In the West, Gujarat and Rajasthan are mostly vegetarian but Maharashtra makes up for lack of a fantastic chicken curry from the area. Even the Malvan shore boasts of delicious chicken curry served with crispy fried multiflour vadas known as vade or rice flour bhakris known as amboli.

Among the easiest chicken curries you can create is a home-style chicken curry with the simplest ingredients at home. All you will need to do is heat some oil or ghee in a pan and then sauté a couple of whole spices inside. Add a spoonful of onions and sauté followed by tomato puree, powdered spices and chicken pieces on the bone and cook until the chicken in well done and succulent. As this is a fast and simple chicken curry that the chicken is directly added to the curry, but you might also pan fry it before adding it into the curry. You can watch a complete video recipe with precise ingredient measure and detailed methods here. You can find these yummy Chicken curry recipes from India easily online today.

There are many different food recipes you can discover online. You can follow his recipes online, I am mentioning the web site link through you can easily reach him. You can find these yummy Chicken curry recipes from India and outside on Sanjeevkapoor.com. Make delicious meals at home anytime to get your particular ones or for any special event. Sometimes the online blogs are the savior for working woman like me. If I’m in a situation where I don’t know about the recipes these online sites & videos made cooking simpler for me.

Where Anger Originates

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Deep within our psyche we have triggers that closed down logic and common sense and take over our brains with anger. We have all felt it and sometimes it begins with fear or jealousy. If it is permitted to intensify, it becomes anger that may cause the death of others, both or suicide. With many instances of this scenario in recent times it is important to comprehend how and why this happens.

The bottom line in a number of these cases is revenge. The emotion tripping that is a feeling of loss and feelings of hate towards and punishment for a perpetrator.

In the last month or so in Australia we have seen a grandfather shoot dead his whole family before killing himself. Seven people in all that included his wife, daughter, and four grandchildren. While this has shocked the nation it’s followed by a father who killed his two teenage children before turning the gun on himself.

Both these instances followed custody battles in court in which the two men lost out. Their anger, however, followed months of preparation. In the case of the father he joined a shooting club to acquire a license to get guns. That happened weeks or even months beforehand.

In the case of the grandfather there were other indications as he became more violent as the end approached. The court outcome might have had little to do with his final act but there’s signs of jealousy or fear planning out.

It involved the death of five people but the shooter survived and is in custody.

There are many killings that aren’t associated with court outcomes, such as when a partner is killed by their ex or current lover. The reasons aren’t always clear but most are motivated by jealousy and or fear, especially if there is a break-down in the connection.

The question is how does one avoid reaching the point of either committing murder or being a victim of a killer? Every situation is different and every outcome is equally unpredictable. Girls, however, are more vulnerable since they’re the weaker of the two. The solution must, therefore, lie at the signals exhibited.

It is very likely that one who is planning this outcome has mood swings and other things that point to a change in their thinking. Although it’s not possible to provide positive answers the ideal strategy is to encourage you to think things through rather than act due to the force inside that blocks out common sense and logic.

What Should We Be More Afraid of Nuclear Holocaust or Conventional Weapons

F present news reports are any guide, many Americans are worried about conventional military operations in the Middle East, in Africa, and in other geographic areas where U. S. interests are threatened. In spite of this, war planners would do well to understand how we would wage nuclear war, if the need ever arise.

Long-range bombers (B1, B2, B52) are the conventional means of delivering nuclear weapons. The amount of aircraft available for such assignments has decreased since the mid-sixties, though, due to improvements in ground-to-air missiles by both the United States and from Russia. Nonetheless, there are post-attack targets that are suitable for these airplanes.
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Land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (Minuteman III) overcome the constraints of long-rang bombersnonetheless, the locations of missile silos are well-known and targeted.

Submarine-launched missiles (Trident II) overcome the limitations of both bombers and land-based missiles because the submarines operate in a stealth mode, making them elusive, if not impossible goals for an enemy.

Their targets are spelled out in what was once referred to as the Single Integrated Operational Plan, SIOP for short. It became operational on 1 July 1961 and was meant to ensure that capabilities were carefully matched to targets and that there was no overlap among elements of the Triad. In 2003 the SIOP became a part of OpPlan 8044, the overall war plan. Although SIOP is not a current term, most senior officers understand precisely what it means.

Procedures for the command and control of nuclear weapons have been spelled out in detail, the main of which is the rule. Aboard bombers, in missile silos, and aboard missile submarines, two senior persons must authenticate launch orders which come from the National Military Command Center (NMCC). The two-man rule applies also to the president of the United States, who must obtain concurrence from the Secretary of Defense before ordering Critter Control.

This EAM will also be transmitted by the Alternate National Military Command Center (ANMCC) and from the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP). The EAM will define targets, weapons to be used, and Permissive Action Link (PAL) codes to unlock the shooting devices on the weapons.

When two senior officers in the NMCC concurrently turn keys to launch an EAM, 100 million people, 50 million on both sides, will perish. But in the United States 250 million will remain and survive, though under dire conditions. In Russia approximately 90 million will survive. Other consequences: infrastructure in shambles, destroyed power grids, nuclear fallout, critical shortages of water, food, and medical supplies. Americans will have to depend on Canada and Mexico for massive aid shipments, although the wall we are currently building along our southern border may be an impediment to a lot of the aid.

America and Russia will no longer be first-rate powers. For the whole next generation after a nuclear exchange, both countries will be in reconstruction mode, just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki were in the years following World War II. In an atomic war there are no winners, only losers.

Various Uses For Silver

We’ve always known silver as metal utilized in the making of Bee Removal Orlando jewelry. Silver jewelry has always been popular among women. Aside from the jewellery aspect, silver bullion coins are considered as the great investment. Also, they are an excellent collectibles. From Silver Britannia, American Eagle and Silver Canadian Maple, people world over invest in silver coins as they offer excellent returns on investment.

Aside from these uses silver is also used in a variety of industries due to its unique properties. Silver is a precious metal, most of us know that. But it’s a noble metal since it resists corrosion and oxidation. Not just that, it is the most excellent thermal and electrical conductor of all of the metals, so it is ideal for electrical applications. Its antimicrobial, non-toxic qualities make it useful in medicine and consumer products. It can readily be malleable, so it is easily flattened into sheets. Additionally, it’s ductile, which allows it to be drawn into thin, flexible wire. This is the reason why it is the best option for various industrial applications. Not just that, its photo sensitivity has given it a place in film photography.

Silver won’t lose its valuable status in jewellery and coinage. And due to its unique properties like it could be powdered, made into paste, shaved into flakes, converted into a salt, made into alloy with other metals, flattened into sheets, drawn into wires, suspended as a colloid, as well as used as a catalyst. These qualities make sure silver will continue to be the king in a variety of industries.

As Investment

As a precious metal, silver bullion coins is rare and valuable, which makes it a popular investment choice. Folks invest in silver bullion bars and coins. Its malleability makes silver a great alternative for designing and minting local currency. Lots of folks invest in silver by buying and storing 99.9% pure silver bullion bars, coins, or medallions.

As Jewelry

The qualities of being Malleable, reflectivity, and luster make silver a excellent choice for making jewellery and silverware. As silver is less costly than gold, silver is the first option for jewelry and a standard for fine dining.

The top most use of silver in business is in electronic equipment. Its unmatched thermal and electric conductivity among metals means it cannot easily be replaced by less expensive materials. Silver is used in electrical switches. Electronics demand silver of the highest purity: 99.99% pure.

Other Uses

Traditional film photography relies on the light sensitivity of silver halide crystals within film. The silver halide crystals change to capture a latent image when the film is exposed to light. It then is developed into a photograph. Silver is also used brazing and soldering while silver glue is used to make solar panels. Nuclear energy also uses silver. It is used in chemical production also. Silver plays a major role in medication since ages due to the antibiotic property and non-toxicity.

5 Rules For Investing in Gold

We live in an impatient age, and when it comes to money we need more of it now, now, not tomorrow. Whether it is a deposit for a mortgage or clearing those credit cards that sap our energy long after we stopped enjoying what we bought together, the sooner the better. When it comes to investing, we need easy pickings and fast returns. Hence the present mania for crypto-currencies. Why invest in nanotechnology or machine learning if Ethereum is locked in an endless upward spiral and Bitcoin is the gift that keeps on giving?

A century ago, the American writer George S Clason took a different approach. From The Richest Man in Babylon he gave the world a treasure trove – literally – of financial principles based on things that might seem old-fashioned today: caution, prudence and wisdom. Clason used the wise men of the ancient city of Babylon as the spokesmen for his financial advice, but that advice is as relevant today as it was a century ago, when the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression were looming.

Take for example, the five laws of gold. If you are looking to put your personal finances on a sound footing, wherever you are in life, these are for you:

Law No1: Gold comes thankfully and in increasing quantity to anybody who puts by at least a tenth of their earnings to create an estate for their future and that of the loved ones. To put it differently, save 10% of your income. Minimum. Save more than that if you can. And that 10% is not for next year’s holiday or a new car. It’s for the long-term. Your 10% may include your pension contributions, ISAs, premium bonds or any type of high interest/restricted access savings accounts. OK, interest rates for savers are at historical lows today, but who knows where they’ll be in five or ten years? And compound interest means your savings will grow quicker than you think.

Legislation No2: Gold labours faithfully and contentedly for the smart owner who finds lucrative employment for it. So, if you’re trying to invest rather than save, do it wisely. We are focusing on the words”profitable” and”employment”. Make your money work for you but remember the best you can hope for this aspect of the rainbow is steady returns over the long term, not lottery wins. In practice this is very likely to mean shares in established companies offering a regular dividend and a steady upward trend in share price. You may invest directly, or through a fund manager in the form of unit trusts, but before parting with one cent, see Laws 3, 4 and 5…

Law No3: Gold clings to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of those wise in managing it. Before you do anything, talk to a qualified, experienced financial advisor. If you don’t know one, do some research. Check them out Online. What experience do they have? What kind of clients? Call them first and get a feel for what they can provide you with, then decide whether a face to face meeting will work. Check out their commission agreements. Are they independent or tied to a particular company, under contract to push that provider’s financial products? A decent financial adviser will encourage you to get the basics in place: retirement, life insurance, somewhere to live, before steering you towards investing in emerging markets and space travel. When you are satisfied that you’ve found an advisor you can depend on, listen to them. But review your relationship with them at regular intervals, say annually, and if you’re not happy, look elsewhere. Odds are, if your judgment was sound in the first place, you are going to stick with the exact same adviser for several years to come.

Law No4: Gold slips away from the person who invests it in businesses or intentions by which they not familiar or which aren’t accepted by those skilled in its keep. In case you have a deep understanding of food retail, by all means invest in the supermarket that is increasing market share. Likewise, if you work for a company that has an employee share ownership scheme, it makes sense to take advantage of it, if you’re sure that your company has good prospects. Nevertheless, you should never invest in any industry or financial product that you don’t know (remember the Crash!) Or can’t fully research. If you’re tempted to try your hand at money dealing or options trading and you have a financial adviser, talk to them first. If they’re not up to speed, ask them to refer you to someone who is. On top of that, steer clear of anything you are not sure about, no matter how big the potential returns.

Legislation No5: Gold flees the one seeking impossible earnings or who follows the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts his own inexperience. If you start scouring the internet for financial advice and wealth creation ideas, your inbox will soon be filled with”tricksters and schemers” promising you the ground if you’ll invest #999 in their”system” for turning #1 into #1XXXXXX on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Remember, the only one who makes money in a gold rush is the 1 selling shovels. Buy the wrong shovel and you’ll quickly dig yourself into debt. Not only will you pay through the nose for a system which has no proven value; by following it you will probably lose a lot more than the price you paid for it. At the very least you need to check real reviews of the product. And never buy any platform, investment vehicle or financial product from any company which isn’t registered by a national watchdog, such as the Financial Conduct Authority for the United Kingdom.

These five laws are of greater value than gold itself… Next time we’ll look at George S Clason’s seven cures for a lean purse.

Great Recession, 10yrs Later

I thought you might be interested in some ideas about the investment climate around the time of the”great recession”. You might find them disturbing, or enlightening, based on where you believe we are today. But two things are fairly certain… not a whole lot has changed, and a look to the past often provides insight about the present.

It would be a”piece of cake” to demonstrate that the”irrational exuberance” of the”.com bubble”, ten years or so later, was caused by blind faith worship of technical analysis, as the”no value at all sector” flourished while profitable, higher quality, dividend payers significantly underperformed NASDAQ’s much more speculative issues.
More lately, blame for”The Great Recession” could well have been laid at the feet of big government, misguided regulators, and Modern Portfolio Theory zealots rather than heaped upon Wall Street banking institutions, complicit as they were in forming the tragedy. There was plenty of guilt to maneuver around.
Sterk, in my opinion, supports the assertion that Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and its computer production”The Efficient Capital Market Hypothesis” were straight, without reasonable doubt, the origin of the current global financial crisis.
By removing the”prudence” in the Prudent Man Rule, the national government had allowed hypothesis and theory to replace profits and regular recurring interest payments. Effectively, probabilities, standard deviations, and correlation coefficients replaced basic value analytics, real profit numbers, and income generation capacities, as determinants of investment acceptability in trusteed portfolios.
The Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA), which reflects an MPT and”total return” approach to the exercise of fiduciary investment discretion, was adopted by most states by May 2004.

No category or type of investment is inherently imprudent. Therefore, junior lien loans, limited partnerships, derivatives, futures, options, commodities, and similar investment vehicles, were okay.
At exactly the exact same time, Congress was: encouraging lenders to make mortgages available to absolutely everyone; allowing national mortgage providers to bundle products for Wall Street; preventing the SEC from regulating a burgeoning derivatives sector; and making all regulators remain clear of any involvement with a growing interest in”credit default swap” gambling.
It’s not difficult to surmise just how involved Wall Street lobbyists were in making the formerly”sacred ground” of trusteed investment and pension plans a trillion dollar market place for every conceivable manner of”Masters of the Universe” creation/speculation. My evaluation is that we stay in an”artificial portfolio” bubble as this is being written.

Not even Dodd Frank contained a solution to the problems that fostered the downturn / correction (at least not efficiently ). Both pension and defined contribution plan (401k) trustees continue to be expected to focus on portfolio market value increase rather than growing the earnings that plan participants will need at retirement… conservative, income based, portfolios will be fined mercilessly by feckless regulators for”poor performance”.

The most popular”retirement income fund” in the world (Vanguard’s VTINX) generates less than 2% in spending cash, check it out… while hundreds of different securities, safely yielding much more, are unacceptable to the authorities.
Without a meaningful correction for more than ten decades, it appears likely that countless investors are going to become victims of a”How Can This Be Happening, Again” debacle.
Blinded By The Math

MPT does not just ignore all fundamental analytics while enjoying Frankenstein with the technical selection, it also pays no attention to the reality of market, interest rate, and economic cycles. It’s produced an investment environment that has taken diversification to new heights of lunacy by including every possible speculation in the formula, while disregarding fundamental quality and income generation.

The only significant”risk”, it postulates, is”market risk”… in reality just the always clear and present threat of all securities and markets. The MPT mixologists’ concoction:

Combine all market price numbers of securities irrespective of quality rankings, income, or even sustainability amounts
determine how these amounts varied against one another during various past market scenarios… regardless of cyclical cause
measure the dispersion of the results as they relate to the average and latest iterations of the real numbers (what!)
Measure the probability of each possible outcome, assign a”standard deviation” market value change risk measurement to every possible outcome, and finish by correlating the various risk assessments.
Add a shot of single malt, and a pinch of Old Bay, bring to a boil, shake a stick on it and SHAZAAM… we know the joint market, liquidity, concentration, credit, inflation, fiscal, and economic risk of every marketable security.
MPT portfolio construction assures that everything possessed is negative directionally correlated to almost everything else, without ever owning a single stock or bond, or contemplating the amount of income created by the portfolio. Thus creating, eh, producing, a passively managed… well, I haven’t quite determined what such a portfolio would be.

The”oxymoronic” passive management (allow the formulas and standard deviations steer your retirement jumped ship) of”Modern Portfolio Theory” may initially have a sexy ring to it… until you try to figure out exactly what it does to the information it fuels itself on.

Are not we bringing too much science to a relatively simple system of exchanging dollars for ownership interests in business enterprises… an age old means for taking measured financial risk in the quest for improved personal wealth.

MPT has spewed forth thousands of derivative products that have shifted the equity playing field…

Should an uptick at a”triple-short-the-S & P 500″ ETF be considered a positive or a negative?
Should individual issue numbers be adjusted for the amount of derivative entities which hold them, long or short?
Does share price have anything whatsoever to do with fundamental value or is it the impact of derivative parlor game activity?
S & S p/e ratios are roughly 50% higher than they were five years ago; a sampling of high-dividend-paying ETFs sports an average p/e more than double that of the S & P.. . And not one of your advisers (myself excluded) appears concerned with the anemic level of earnings being generated by your retirement-bound portfolios.
Déjà Vu all over again?

Modern Portfolio Theory would have us believe that the future is, indeed, predictable in a reasonable degree of error. Theorists, research economists, other professors, and Wall Street marketing departments have always gone — and they’ve always been wrong.

Any claim to precision; any attempt to time the market; any expectation of being in the right place at the ideal time, the majority of the time, is just not a reality of investing. And there’s the rub for the two forms of analysis, and for”the emperor’s new clothes” risk assessment methods and”active asset allocation” processes so popular in MPT.

As long as we live in a world where there are tsunamis and Madoffs; politicians and terrorists; big corporate egos and a lot more dangerous big government; and imperfect intelligence (both human and artificial) there will be no hope of certainty.

Get over it, reality is pretty cool as soon as you’ve learned to deal with it.

All of the disciplines, concepts, and procedures described therein work together to produce (in my experience) a safer, more income effective, investment experience. No implementation should be undertaken without a complete understanding of all facets of the process.

Lead up to The Melbourne Cup

The Caulfield Cup has for a long time been the most important lead-up race into the Melbourne Cup but that trend has been changing in recent years as coaches tend to target either the Caulfield Cup or the Melbourne Cup with their horses. Some coaches will use the non group one races as lead-ups as opposed to the typical ones in the past like the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and McKinnon Stakes.

The Geelong Cup has proved to be an important lead-up race since 2002 when Media Puzzle won that race then followed up by winning the Flemington feature. Others to have successfully follow the exact same route into the big race were Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011). Bauer went close in 2009. All of these are European trained horses.

The W.S. Cox Plate at Moonee Valley has been a popular race for Melbourne Cup contenders but this race such as the Caulfield Cup is one that coaches tend to target by itself. Still several recent Melbourne Cup winners had their latest race in the Cox Plate prior to Flemington. Prince of Penzance was the first horse since the 1980s that raced at the Moonee Valley Cup before going on to win the Melbourne Cup at its very next start.

In 2016, the Cup was won by Almandin who won the Bart Cummings Stakes in his most recent start in early October while Protectionist, the 2014 winner, finished fourth in the Herbert Power Handicap at his most recent start ahead of the big race. What these races have in common is that they are all at 2400 metres or 2500 yards. The Caulfield Cup, Geelong Cup, and the Lexius Stakes will also be at that distance range.

The last horse to have hurried on Derby Day then come out and win the Melbourne Cup three days later was Shocking who won the Lexius Stakes in 2009 but that isn’t to say that the winner of another Cup doesn’t have raced on Derby Day. Every Melbourne Cup has to be taken on its own merits when studying the form book not all Cups will follow previous scripts.

Emotional Ride of Racing

The emotional rollercoaster of motorsport can work on both long and short timescales. Sometimes, a team’s transition in the rear of the area up to the podium can take weeks or years. The weekend just passed was one that had its ups and downs.

The group entered the weekend with three of its drivers in the top 5 of the tournament, and one, now leading it. The confidence in the car was at an all-time large, and reliability has been improving all year. The track, among the fastest in the country, should favour the back wheel drive BMWs, and the weather was looking good. This should be a good weekend. The leading driver was carrying maximum ballast as is mandated which was not going to help his chances, but shouldn’t cause too much of a problem. He is a talented driver who’s had ballast before – not a problem.

No true testing as such was done until the end of the session, but a brake bias error meant a spin under breaking coming into a greatly gravel-trapped hairpin. The time lost due to the red flag for retrieval, and the clearing out of the massive quantity of gravel, meant there was no time for any setup changes or refinement during the session.

The rollercoaster was on the top now.

Throughout Free Practice Two, multiple setup changes of varying achievement and impact were tried, but there was very little marked improvement in lap times. The problem was simply that our driver had two laps to check each installment change before pitting and trying the next thing on the list. Usually, these changes are spread out over two sessions. This weekend we had one. Not every change you make will improve the car, and unfortunately, as FP2 closed, the car was not on the pace we had come to expect by this stage of the season.

Down we go.

Given the natural benefit of rear-wheel drive in wet conditions, the ominous rainclouds were actually a welcome sight. Rain would equalise the pack a bit more and provide the BMWs a chance to make up any performance deficit. The first couple of laps were dry but the pace was not there. The rain was so torrential that the session was actually red flagged due to safety concerns. By the time the session restarted, the cars were suffering from water ingress in the electronic equipment and ended up at the very back of the grid for race 1. The back of the grid, 28th place, with 75kg of ballast in the vehicle.

Where is the bottom?

After the disappointing qualifying session, the weather worsened. Something not seen frequently in Blightly, but a tornado (yes, a TORNADO) came through the paddock. This freak weather caused terminal damage to the hospitality awnings and the whole group was out in the (now returned) torrential rain, angle grinding, cutting, hammering and spannerring to have the remains of the awning safe. The whole team, still reeling from qualifying, were drenched through, not to mentioned the harm done to staff property or to relationships with sponsors and VIPs.

Is this it?

The engineers and drivers sat down and discussed an action plan. What can be done to recover the weekend? Was everything lost? Absolutely not! Decisions were made and modifications to the automobile were done late in to the night. Everything adjustable was corrected. Gear ratios were altered. Engine maps were substituted. Like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, the car was changed. Untested, yes, but transformed.

When can we go back up?

Race one started in glorious sunshine. The team and automobiles had dried out immediately, but the long walk down to the back of the grid was not something the team often had to do. The untested car seemed solid on the outlap into the grid, but that is never a true test of performance. Final checks done, 75kg of ballast on-board, 28th on the grid. The race started.

Finally, up we go!

He made up 18 places, an incredible result and better than anyone had hoped for. The overnight transformation had worked wonders and the speed in the car was back. 10th also meant no more ballast, as well as starting in 10th for race two. An superb outcome!

Things are looking up!

Race two started with a much shorter walk down the grid. No ballast on-board, and just a few minor tweaks to compensate for the 75kg reduced weight. And you know what? He just went and won it! He drove like the professional he is and put the car in the front of the pack, winning by nearly 3 seconds. Who would have thought after the dismal Saturday, that race day would include a victory. What is more, another of our drivers was third, so a double podium. An excellent result!

All that was left was race . Ballast back in the car due to winning race 2, and a reverse grid meant starting down in the middle of the bunch. The unfavoured hard tyres were required for this race. The end result was a solid middle of the pack finish. Not terrible, but not on the scale of achievement of races one and two.

Time to get off.

So the drivers leave the round with all three still in the top 10, two still in the top 5, and one still leading the championship. A result that although expected on Friday, appeared to fade away during Saturday.

The value in persevering, not giving up under hardship, and striving to win regardless of how the odds are stacked against you can’t be understated. A poor practice or qualifying session, doesn’t have to ruin your race. It doesn’t have to ruin your championship hopes. It doesn’t even have to ruin your day.

Keep your chin up, your head in the game and determination in overdrive, and as a staff, great things will happen.

Please remain seated until the ride has come to a complete halt.

Who Wants To Go Fishing

Fish Rod – Bait Casting, Spinning, Telescopic, Fly Rods and more
Fishing Reel – Bait Casting, Spinning, Fly Reels and more
Clothing for Fishermen – Male and Female
Fishing Gear for Kids, Boys and Girls
Fish Hooks – a Huge range for various types of fishing
Lures and Flies
Fishing Line, Braided and Nylon and everything in between
Fishing Accessories – impossible to list all that’s available
Fishing Combos – Rod and Reel plus other needed goodies all in one
I recommend CATCH AND RELEASE and here are a few tips to use.
While originally used extensively as the domain of Fly Fishermen,”catch and release” is now practiced by most fishermen. Fish stocks worldwide are under stress, some forms more that other so if you don’t grab for the pot release the fish. Most of us unfortunately don’t have any idea if the fish is female or male, carrying eggs or not so releasing the fish safely back to its habitat is the ideal thing to do.
These hooks are designed so that the purpose is turned away from the shank to form a circular shape. The Circle Hook has been heavily researched and is a must for all catch-and-release anglers. Eliminate this Barb on the hook.Use a pair of pliers or forceps to squash the barb down. This makes for more interesting fishing since you need to keep the line taught so that the fish does not spit out the hook. Barbless hooks are much safer, easier and quicker to eliminate therefore causes less stress for the fish.

Be Careful!!

Be mindful of the fact that hooking a fish is extremely stressful for it. Too much stress can allow the fish die even after hours after release.

To fight this problem use oversize equipment to land the fish as soon as possible.
Wet your hands before handling a fish.
Use a net that won’t damage the fish.
Use surgical forceps or special pliers plus a tool that may reduce the metal of this hook if necessary.
If your forceps/pliers won’t release the hook then cut the line where it’s tied to the hook. The hook will rust soon and give the fish a better chance of recovery.
Another No-No!
Never ever attempt to remove a hook through the fish’s gills. In fact do not touch the gills at all.

CPR

Fish may seem lethargic when released. Hold the fish to the stream or in still water hold the fish gently and move it backwards and forwards until you sense that it is ready to be released.

And now the main matter!

While the catch and release issue but it is certainly in the forefront of conserving our oceans for future generations. It’s in everybody’s interest to be responsible! Always have a container or bag with you to take your garbage, used line, lures, flies, bait containers and more with you to dispose of in the correct manner.

Take care of wildlife

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Most Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers are not large like the ones you see on the nature programs on T.V.. The majority of us run out of our homes and backyards. We do it with no Federal or State funding. We do it out of love for nature. We are some of the Division of Wildlife’s most important volunteers; we do thousands of hours a year. Funding our facilities is our duty. Our education is our responsibility also. In most states you need to be licensed by the state and at times also the Federal Government. This is for the critter’s well being, because he then goes to someone trained to handle that species.

It takes long hours and lots of money (which you don’t have). In one day you’ll be shown something amazing, and then come face to face with death. The best paycheck ever is successfully releasing that critter back into the wild. Which is good, for there is no glory in cleaning up piles and piles of manure. It’s strictly for the love of these animals. They are all part of our eco system. You shoot all the coyotes, and then you have population problems with species they consume, such as the cottontails or gophers.

What we do as Wildlife Rehabbers is to try to help keep the balance between man and wildlife. Almost everything we get in is because of a kind of human conflict. As we move further and further into”critter land” we will have a growing number of conflicts with nature, your backyard is that raccoon’s back yard also. Education is our key. We just need to learn to co-exist, not take over but co-exist. If everything in nature has its own place, and it has learned to co-exist except for us, well why? Why do we want to modify the behavior of everything so as to get along with it? As Wildlife Rehabilitators we need to be sensitive to that animal or birds needs. This is the reason if you find wildlife in trouble call your local licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. They have been trained to help. We can all pitch in together with the preservation of our own backyards. And if we are really really lucky, we get to see that critter return into the wild and live as it was intended. That is a job well done! And it takes us all.

Cars get hot

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Never leave your pets in a parked car, not even for a moment. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can grow rapidly to dangerous levels. Within an 85-degree day, by way of instance, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. Your pet may undergo irreversible organ damage or die.

As someone who lives in a small coastal city in the Pacific Northwest, I know that probably 5 out of 10 people in the region drive around with their 4 legged friends riding shotgun. We’re usually cool enough for our pets to be safe but as summer is fast speeding up on us we will need to consider how the increasing temperature can put our pets into danger.

It important to consider the humidity and not simply the ambient temperature. Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels-very quickly. So in areas with higher humidity always think about this when deciding if your pet can go for a ride with you or not.

Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be particularly careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more vulnerable to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have trouble breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating

Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their toes.) So don’t rely on lovers they don’t cool off pets as efficiently as they do people.

Any time your pet is outdoors, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sunlight and plenty of clean, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree color and tarps are ideal because they don’t block air flow. A doghouse doesn’t provide relief from heat-in fact, it makes it worse. Always make sure your pet has a place to get out of the sun either under a tree or under a tarp covered area to be certain they don’t get overheated.

When you have to give up your pet

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It can be frustrating and hurtful some days scrolling down Facebook and reading banners with odes to animals, poetry to animals like”I will keep you forever, I will never leave you at an animal shelter. My commitment to you will never perish.” There’s another banner showing a picture of a dog driving the car, and his owner operating behind the car and it says something to the effect.” That’s what you get for dumping me in the animal shelter.”

Once in a while, I will read comments from people when they see a post of a”pitiful looking dog staring at a shelter wall”. The article calling out for someone on FB to rescue this poor dog. The comments from individuals, many are in judgement of the men and women who dropped the dog off will say”how do they do this”,”how can someone be so cruel.”

And I ask myself what do they believe an animal shelter is for? If we’re going to have animals as pets, there will remain animal shelters. I worked for the Marin Humane Society for a little over five years. It was exhausting at times receiving animals over the counter. Initially, I did get frustrated with people, because I was still young. I did not have much life experience. I was quick to judge.

One day, two men walked to the shelter and placed a small lap dog on top of the counter. I set my incoming form on the counter, grabbed a pen, did not look up and started asking them the list of questions on the form when pushing to them the”owner surrender questionnaire”. I started reciting our policy making sure to repeat the euthanasia policy over at least three times to be certain they got it. Again, never looking up.

Finally, after a few minutes, one of the men asked me”he will not get put to sleep, right. He is very adoptable. People want small dogs.” Again, I didn’t look the dog owner in the eye, I just recited the euthanasia policy. And than he said”where’s Carol. We talked to Carol and she said everything would be okay, our dog wouldn’t be murdered.”

I will stop here and say that the puppy was quite cute and it was 99.9% sure, this dog would be adopted in Marin in a snap.

At this point, I was embarrassed. I didn’t want Carol to step in. I realized I had screwed up and I was not really taking a look at the reality of the situation. I had been in judgement over both of these good looking, affluent looking guys and wasn’t seeing their heart.

I finally looked into their eyes. “I’m so sorry. Give me another chance to help you. Yes, your dog is cute and his odds of being put to sleep are next to nothing unless he got really really sick and we could not treat him.”

One of the men, let out a huge sigh and smiled at me. “I’m so happy Janet. Thank you. This is so hard for me. I have AIDS and I am going into hospice. I wish to make sure my little dog gets a great home.”

And I don’t need to tell you what kind of lesson that taught me twenty six years old. After I filled out the paperwork, I found Carol and handed her sweet little dog.

When I was losing my farm, I had to rehome animals. They were bonded. When I was living on the ranch in Lake County, I needed to return my pony back to the rescue I adopted him from. I was so broke I knew I wouldn’t be able to provide him proper trimming and the sort of feed he needed to prevent founder. I loved him. I cried when I walked him to the trailer that picked him up from me. Years later, I contacted the woman who adopted him to ask for a picture since I wanted to write a story about him. I wanted a picture to remember him by. All my pictures have been lost and destroyed from the past. She didn’t respond to my message. I think she read the note, since it reveals”seen” on messenger on Facebook. . I won’t write her again. I really don’t want to make someone feel uncomfortable. I’ll miss having a picture of”Little Eddie” to remind me of who he was and who he is and my love for him.

Lately, I had been sharing a cup of coffee with a friend of mine and she was telling me how she needed to spend a year on a plan to put her horses and her other creatures because she had to leave a relationship that was unhealthy for her. She cried on the way to work back and forth on her commute everyday for a year knowing she’d have to perform it. So much pain, so much sorrow people carry in silence.

People’s lives change. They suffer losses. They lose rentals that allowed animals and cannot find new ones which do. Folks get sick. Folks die. Folks realize they really can not look after a dog, a horse, a cat. People lose their jobs and can not afford feed, vet care, or training.

People give up animals for many reasons.

Adopting a pet

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Thinking of owning a puppy that wags its tails and runs to you joyfully at your every beck and New York City Squirrel Removal? Or, thinking of getting that cute little ball of fur called a kitten running about playfully in your home? Thinking about visiting the nearby pet shop to purchase one? Stop your pet search then and there, and think,”Why should I spend money on purchasing a pet when I have the option of adopting one?”

Makes sense, right?

Well, as you may see, besides saving your dollars, adopting a pet includes tons of other advantages.

1. As stated earlier, pets for adoption normally cost less than those offered for sale in pet stores.
2. A pet available for adoption may have already been trained to respond to basic commands like come, sit, go, etc., and hence it reduces the trouble of training them from scratch.
3. Pets available for sale in pet shops are reared for the purpose of selling, keeping profit in mind as opposed to the health of the pets and are consequently, frequently sick and behaviorally troubled. Pets for adoption aren’t reared for commercial purposes. Ever since, before being available for adoption, they had an owner who took good care of them, they are generally healthy and well behaved.
4. Pets for adoption come in every size, age, breed, and color and so you get a wider variety to select from.
5. Most pet shop owners keep the animals in horrible conditions and the elderly female animals are treated as breeding machines. They’ve no real concern for these animals. Without buying from them, you can feel self righteous as you haven’t given them a dime.
6. So you do not have to accept the extra job of getting them vaccinated.
7. By adopting a pet, not only are you giving it a house, but also you are helping provide shelter to another homeless animal which will be taken in, in place of the animal you have adopted.
8. Having an animal for a pet has been found to be psychologically and emotionally beneficial to their own companions. Not only this. The feeling you’ve saved an animal by adopting it also provides you self-satisfaction and makes you feel proud of yourself.
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10. Last of all, you can brag on your social circles about having adopted a pet!

Now that you’re convinced about the benefits of adopting a pet, make a pet search online and discover the closest pet shelter from which you can embrace your pet.

Information about cinnamon

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We must go back up to year 3000 BC to find the first traces of cinnamon in Egypt, where it was used to embalm the Wilton Manors Wildlife Removal.

Cinnamon comes from an Island in the East, known as Sri Lanka, and it was introduced in the Western world thanks to the Arabs. The specific origins of cinnamon didn’t became clear until the Middle Ages. Until then, mythical tales encompassed this amazing spice. According to a lot of classical roman authors for example, cinnamon grew around a lake protected by colossal birds. Whoever wanted to take it, would have to discover a way to mislead them.

In the Middle Ages, Arabs were no longer the only ones to market cinnamon from the Western world. Spice trade gained a massive political and economical role. One of the original goals of Columbus’ journey, that ended up with the discovery of America, was to expand the trade routes to the East.

Venice started to buy cinnamon in the Arabs and became the sole trader in Europe. This monopoly lasted until 1505, when Portugal discovered Sri Lanka (Ceylon), a goldmine for cinnamon. They were defeated by the Dutch one hundred years after.

Nowadays Cinnamon is cultivated in several countries, like India, Brazil and Vietnam to name a couple, although Sri Lanka still produces 90% of cinnamon.

In spite of all of the political and historical changes, the methods by that cinnamon can be used remain the same: as a medicament, in the kitchen, and more recently to keep away insects.

Are you pregnant?

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The first signs of pregnancy being talked about here are much before the fifth week when the first Lauderhill Wildlife Removal is missed. Yes, there are other signs of pregnancy that could indicate towards a woman having successfully guessed.

The breasts getting tender and a bloated stomach is also an early sign of pregnancy. As these pregnancy symptoms are similar to what occurs before the phases it can be confusing. Women also begin to urinate more frequently a week or so after having conceived. The body temperature may also go up after conceiving. This pregnancy symptom occurs due to ovulation. This symptom continues almost until the time when the next period is expected.

Spotting

Pink or brown spotting similar to the start of menstrual periods during this period is one of early signs of pregnancy. The discharge a significant pregnancy symptom is not as significant as menstrual bleeding. This occurs due to implantation. It’s very important that the pregnancy be confirmed through a test. If there’s excessive bleeding while the test shows a positive result then the mother must consult with a gynecologist. This frequently occurs in the event of an embryo attaching itself into the wrong portion of the uterus. Such a situation may give rise to complications.

Women often experience extreme fatigue and restlessness in the first part of their pregnancy. This is again a pregnancy symptom that could be extremely confusing. It is exactly like any other form of fatigue that the body experiences due to stress and exhaustion. The cramping of the uterus, due to after exercising or experiencing an orgasm, maybe recognized as an early indication of pregnancy.

How can I know for sure that I am pregnant in the first one month?

There is no way of knowing for sure that you’re pregnant in the first one month. Most of the early signs of pregnancy can be misleading.

Following the discovery of the early signs of pregnancy and a positive test result, you need to be cautious about all that you do. Giving up, or, at least slowly cutting down on smoking and alcohol become extremely important. Special attention must be paid to diet.

It’s imperative that extreme caution is exercised throughout the period of pregnancy. The earlier you know about your pregnancy the better equipped you are to focus on the healthy development of your child. Tracking and being able to spot the early signs of pregnancy is then important.

Did you know this about grapefruit?

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Grapefruits can make great corporate executive gifts!

Was it because it was just there or was it part of your normal diet plan as you are worried about keeping your good health?

For those who have consumed a grapefruit at least once then you might be one who cares about your personal wellness. And. Should you eat fresh grapefruits and other citrus regularly then I would dare to say that you care about your own health and wellbeing. This clinic is commendable and is a boon to your body. Grapefruits have many vitally essential nutrients your body needs in addition to the high content of Vitamin C. You could be lacking a lot of nutrients if you are not getting your daily intake of grapefruit juice.

If you are not eating fresh grapefruits or ingesting Floridas’ 100% pure grapefruit juice, frequently then it could be time for you to pay a little more attention to your health. You must make it your business to add a great nutrition plan in your daily diet so you can be in tip top shape mentally and physically daily.

According to recent past statistics, obesity is a huge problem in the USA and around the world. Eating Grapefruit has been known to burn fat off your body and slim and trim your body. Grapefruit diets and any type of consumption would be a smart move to get in better physical shape but you have to be consistent with it so you can see positive results.

The most current Obesity Statistics shows that USA Obesity Rates have attained Epidemic Proportions.

o 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
O Eight out of 10 over 25 year olds are Overweight
o 78 percent of American’s not meeting basic level activity recommendations
o 25% completely Sedentary
o 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

Let us curb this obesity problem by preparing a campaign in your community community to eat fresh grapefruits daily. Challenge your neighbors and friends and family to see who will take off the maximum weight by the need of a certain period. Make it fun!

Better still compose a letter to your congressman or town council man to proclaim the month of February to be the National Grapefruit Month. Be excited about it. Make it a big issue. Talk about it among your friends, family, neighbors etc.. But. Also send out your corporate executive gifts of grapefruits to people concerned.

There are a number of ways to get the benefits of grapefruit. Visit the website in the resource box and you will never run out of ideas. You will get a lover of grapefruits and all the family of citrus since they contribute tremendously to your whole health.

If you don’t wish to eat it by itself, then you can add the pulp and sections or pegs to your salads, cakes, sorbets, sauces, and cocktails and more. The possibilities are endless!

You can be creative and enjoy fresh grapefruit in a variety of ways. . Below are a few suggestions for you to engross yourself in a joyous feast of grapefruits with your meals throughout the day, every day.

O Add the sections of fresh grapefruit to your favorite salads.
O Add a few to broiled or grilled fish or poultry.
O Add fresh grapefruit sections into your gelatin salad.
O Sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon over sugar and bring to a bubbly broil. This makes a great side dish at breakfast–with your ham and pork or favorite dessert.
O Insert fresh grapefruit juice and healthy marinade and or basting liquid when you are having baked fish or chicken. Squeeze a little juice over vegetables rather than using butter or salt and you’ll be thrilled of the flavor.
O Make a decorative platter of fresh grapefruit sections and ripe avocado slices with a bit of sweet French dressing of your choice.

So, take an active role in promoting better health in your home, local community and get your neighborhood civic organization involved–State, County, City, Town and other associations –with eating more grapefruits. They make great corporate gifts baskets. SEE SAMPLE OF A PROCLAMATION to send to your elected official, mayor, congressman, governor etc.. At the site in the resource box. Be sure to send some grapefruits to your officials as executive corporate gifts–as well. Check out Riviera Beach Bat Removal for more information.

Stress can kill

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We’ve all heard about anxiety: what causes it, what it does to us. But have you really thought about the stressors in your life? And have you developed healthy habits for managing stress?

Today’s article will provide you a brief history about how stress affects our brain and body and then give you practical choices for de-stressing and managing the stress that’s part of most everyone’s life. I remember being 9 years old and hearing Norman Vincent Peale say that’ the only people who don’t have problems (stress) are those lying at the cemetery’. Stress is an inherent part of life.

Our nervous systems are intended to keep us alive and safe. In cave men days, we might encounter a wild animal who was among our predators. We’re intended to’fight’ or’flee’ when a predator threatens us. In other words, our brains release neurochemicals that make us fast (so we could run away from the predator – flee) and strong (so we could fight and kill our predator). This explosion of’stress hormones’ as we now refer to them will be instantaneous, and then go away quickly as the need disappears.

Think of the adrenal rush you feel when you nearly have a car accident. You don’t need to consider releasing the adrenal gland, it happens automatically once you feel threatened by an oncoming vehicle. It makes you more alert and speeds up your response time so that you can safely avoid the accident. And then, it goes off very quickly after the episode and you relax.

In our society we rarely encounter real predators that threaten our lives. Instead we confront chronic’stressors’ that activate the same’fight or flight’ response that a predator could activate. And instead of going away quickly, the stress hormones remain high in our systems almost always. These same stress hormones that work so well to help us survive in a dangerous situation become a danger to our health when they remain chronically high.

Stress hormones are released when: you feel pressured by time, always in a hurry with too much to do; you have arguments with your spouse, children or your boss; you don’t have sufficient cash; you worry about your health; you are exposed to toxins in your food and environment; you get frustrated dealing with bureaucracy; you lay in bed at night (when you should be relaxed) with your ideas racing about all the things you will need to get done. Phew! It’s stressful merely to think about these things.

ACTION How to counter these ever present sources of stress in your life

You need to understand how important managing your anxiety is to your health and make it a priority. Recall being chronically stressed is deadly! Identify the sources of stress in your life. Look at the chronic stresses in particular that never get solved or that recur regularly.

Look for ways to change the stressful circumstances. By way of instance, if your job is extremely stressful, make adjustments that facilitate the stress, and speak with your boss about options for change. If this does not work, start searching for a less stressful job situation. Your life depends upon it.

Understand how you react to stress and to learn to manage your response. Do you feel overwhelmed, angry, frustrated, stressed, or hopeless? Different people will react differently to the same stressor. Some people become very angry at seemingly minor things while others never seem to get angry. Remember the name of Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

Pay attention to your own thoughts. Should you worry constantly, you will be in a continuous survival mode. Stress and anger release stress hormones. Learn how to manage your thoughts. Replace worry or negative thinking with calm, positive thoughts.

Learn and practice daily meditation. This calms the mind and the body and will help to reduce the level of stress hormones in the body. Many meditations focus on the breath. By regulating your breathing you indirectly regulate your stress hormones. It works!

Exercise regularly. Find an exercise that you enjoy and fit it in everyday. While you’re exercising, watch your thoughts. If you spend the entire time feeling angry about something and running it over and over in your head, you will negate a few of the benefits of the exercise.

Talk to someone about how you are feeling. Don’t try to do it all alone. When you discuss your feelings with someone else you’ll feel better. And they may have some excellent suggestions for helping you de-stress.

Get some help. Design your life so you are doing just those things that only you can do. For instance, if you’re in business, focus on serving your customers and attracting more clients and nothing else. Get an assistant to answer the telephone, manage your emails, do the bookkeeping, etc.. In the home, get some cleaning aid, use Stop and Shop Peapod to get your groceries delivered to your home, and hire someone to mow your yard. You get the idea.

Eat a healthy diet on a regular schedule. Don’t skip meals. Make sure you are getting all the nutrients your body has to handle stress. Eat organic foods whenever possible to reduce your toxic load. Eat only the calories you will use up daily.

Nurture yourself. Get a good night’s sleep. Relax in a hot bath or hot tub. Read a good book. Watch a favorite movie. Listen to some relaxing or cheerful music. Go out to dinner with a few friends. Play a game with your kids. Sing. Watch a fantastic comedian. Get outside and let nature rejuvenate you.

A therapist can help you understand yourself better and help you explore options for changing the stressful situation and how you react to stress. They will help you manage your thoughts and feelings.

Experiencing chronic pain is quite stressful and puts the body in survival mode. If necessary get expert help for pain control. Toughing it out may be more harmful than you think.

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback on brainwaves that teaches your mind to regulate itself better. It’s approved by the FDA for stress management. Read my next newsletter to find out how to’Change Your Mind’ so you aren’t stuck in a non-productive, stressful thinking pattern. To get more info go to Lake Park Rat Removal.