Thursday, August 27, 2009
In Today's world many belief systems pick and choose their way through Biblical, as well a many other teachings, in deciding what is right and what is wrong, with those assessments evolving over time even within the small sects that pride themselves on strict adherence to the Bible or other Ancient Teachings.
Sin is Sin All can be Forgiven, Many Are...I have met many in the "Gay Community" Filled with the light and Love of God Almighty, and i have met Preachers consumed with evil.....so i leave you with To each His own.... Mind your own business, keep your ideals to yourself unless ask about them, love thy neighbor, offer a helping hand, DO ,NO HARM and the world will be a better place
Bottom Line Love is the Key......Love
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.
a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an Abomination (Lev 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?
g) Lev 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev 19:27. How should they die?
i) I know from Lev 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev 24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Gary Finkenbiner, operates Kilgor Trouts Music & More, 512 Eighth Ave. N., Invites you to visit his store Kilgor Trouts in downtown Myrtle Beach and search the store's offerings with pleanty of DVD's, Music, Movies, Games, Retro Toys of all kinds, Sticker, bumper stickers, lots of one of a kind glass art made by a local artist.
Kilgor Trouts shop buys, sells and trades used music, games, and movies.
512 8th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hey Visit Kilgor Trouts Music & More
Friday, August 21, 2009
Pot-Like Compounds , Marijuana , Pulmonary Function, Smoking, Lung Function, Risk Of Head And Neck Cancer,
Madrid, Spain: The administration of selective cannabinoid agonists halt the proliferation of human prostate cells in vitro (in a Petri dish) and in vivo (in laboratory animals), according to preclinical findings published online this week in the British Journal of Cancer and reported by Reuters News Wire.
Investigators at the University of Alcala School of Medicine in Spain assessed the anti-proliferative and anti-tumor properties of two synthetic CB2 agonists. The agonists, which bind selectively to the CB2 receptors in a manner similar to the active components in cannabis, induced prostate cell death and inhibited tumor cell growth in animals.
Read it here http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7955
Marijuana and chronic obstructive lung disease: a population-based study.
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to determine the combined and independent effects of tobacco and marijuana smoking on respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the general population. METHOD: We surveyed a random sample of 878 people aged 40 years or older living in Vancouver, Canada, about their respiratory history and their history of tobacco and marijuana smoking. We performed spirometric testing before and after administration of 200 microg of salbutamol. We examined the association between tobacco and marijuana smoking and COPD. RESULTS: The prevalence of a history of smoking in this sample was 45.5% (95% confidence interval [CI] 42.2%-48.8%) for marijuana use and 53.1% (95% CI 49.8%-56.4%) for tobacco use. The prevalence of current smoking (in the past 12 months) was 14% for marijuana use and 14% for tobacco use. Compared with nonsmokers, participants who reported smoking only tobacco, but not those who reported smoking only marijuana, experienced more frequent respiratory symptoms (odds ratio [OR] 1.50, 95% CI 1.05-2.14) and were more likely to have COPD (OR 2.74, 95% CI 1.66-4.52)
Read it here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19364790
Minor Respiratory Complications, No Decrease In Pulmonary Function Associated With Long-Term Marijuana Smoking, Study Says
West Haven, CT: Long-term smoking of cannabis is associated with an elevated risk of respiratory complications, including an increase in cough, sputum production, and wheezing, but not a decline in pulmonary function, according to a review published in the February issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
Investigators at the Yale University School of Medicine conducted a systematic review of studies published between 1966 and 2005 that assessed the effects of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications.
The data failed to show an association between long-term marijuana smoking and airflow obstruction (emphysema), as measured by airway hyperreactivity, forced expiratory volume (FEV), and other measures, investigators reported. Short-term use of cannabis was associated with bronchodilation.
read it here http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7179
Heavy Long-Term Marijuana Use Does Not Impair Lung Function, Says New Study
Habitual marijuana smokers do not experience a greater annual rate of decline in lung function than nonsmokers, according to the latest findings by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. The results of the eight-year study appear in Volume 155 of the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Donald P. Tashkin, who headed the study, is one of America's foremost experts on marijuana smoking and lung function.
"Findings from the present long-term, follow-up study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers argue against the concept that continuing heavy use of marijuana is a significant risk factor for the development of [chronic lung disease]," concluded the UCLA study. "Neither the continuing nor the intermittent marijuana smokers exhibited any significantly different rates of decline in [lung function]" as compared with those individuals who never smoked marijuana. Researchers added: "No differences were noted between even quite heavy marijuana smoking and nonsmoking of marijuana." These findings starkly contrasted those experienced by tobacco-only smokers who suffered a significant rate of decline in lung function
read it here http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3704Moderate Lifetime Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Risk Of Head And Neck Cancer, Study Says
Providence, RI: The moderate long-term use of marijuana is associated with a reduced risk of head and neck cancers, according to the results of a population-based case-control study published online by the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Investigators at Rhode Island's Brown University, along with researchers at Boston University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Minnesota assessed the lifetime marijuana use habits of 434 cases (patients diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma from nine medical facilities) compared to 547 matched controls.
Authors reported, "After adjusting for potential confounders (including smoking and alcohol drinking), 10 to 20 years of marijuana use was associated with a significantly reduced risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma ... [as was] moderate weekly use."
Subjects who smoked marijuana and consumed alcohol and tobacco (two known high risk factors for head and neck cancers) also experienced a reduced risk of cancer, the study found.read it http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7944
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So i got the new T-Mobile MyTouch Google Android Phone and i got insurance, or did i but a scam? Well T-Mobile uses a company http://www.asurion.com/ well the web is full of people complaining about them...so i looked at me coverage ad it seems that after 5.99 a month they will need 180.00 deductible! so if after a year i file a claim i will have paid 72.00 pkus they will want 130.00 thats 200.00 & they send a refurbished or used phone back to me........well i found a higher rated insurance company http://www.squaretrade.com/ now this company charges 4.00 a month "paid up front" and they have
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Friday, August 07, 2009
So far i love the T-Mobile MyTouch
Some cool Apps.
- InstaMapper is a free service that allows you to track a GPS-enabled cell phone online in real time. http://www.instamapper.com/
- Gmote turns Android into a remote control for a computer, allowing users to run movies and music at a distance. It supports all of the standard remote control features such as play, pause, rewind, volume controls etc. It also has a built-in file browser that lets you select what to play. http://www.gmote.org/
- Many Many more Apps can be found at http://www.android.com/market/
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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
corrupt scientists with subsidies from the pharmaceutical industry and cover from the FDA are trying to "prove" that a little mercury is good for infa
in the US with levels far beyond anything ever seen before
in human history.
Here's what the pharmaceutical industry/government
response has been:
1. Deny that injecting neurotoxins like thimerosal
(a mercury compound) could be contributing to
sudden neurological impairments in infants and
2. Seek blanket immunity for the pharmaceutical
industry for damages caused by their products.
This issue becomes even more important as
the government/media is heavily promoting
the idea of a SERIES of swine flu shots for pregnant
women this fall.
An article in the June 2009 issue of "Toxicology
and Environmental Toxicology" shows that the
amount of thimerosal found in vaccinations is sufficient
to cause damage to neurons similar to the damage
found in children with autism.
Yet, the band plays on...
Now corrupt scientists with subsidies from
the pharmaceutical industry and cover from
the FDA are trying to "prove" that a little
mercury is good for infant brains.
Ovis Hill Farm Weekly Market Bulletin
Please Come visit us Wed 08/05/09 at the
Gallery on 8th Avenue
714 8th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
DON’T FORGET THE HAPPY COW MILK AND LONE PALEMETTO FARM’S RAW GOAT MILK!
IN BRIEF: There will be good selection (little short on some cuts) of beef and lamb, but an excellent supply of chicken (just processed a new batch). Please look for our Special Chicken/Beef Combination and our Hamburger Special – it is the lowest price in our history. There will be lots of cheeses and plenty of the wonderful butter. Again with the summer heat we are short on eggs – it would be a good time to preorder. We should have a good selection of veggies, maybe a few greens, shelled peas, maybe collards, carrots, squash, zucchini, blue berries, new potatoes, tomatoes, as well as garlic and onions and a few other surprises. Janie asked that you preorder kale as it is very limited. Also there are fresh herbs – please pre-order the fresh herbs!
McCARLEY FAMILY BAKERY NEWS: While most of our family are attending a conference in North Carolina the week of the 10th, our three youngest (boys aged 11, 8 and 5) and I are taking the time off to enjoy some “down time” together. Therefore, we will not be baking for the Myrtle Beach or Florence markets the12th, 13th and 15th, but will be back mixing and kneading the following week. We so appreciate your support and encouragement and hope that you will take the opportunity this week to stock up on bread, muffins, cookies, etc…. We hope you enjoy our baking as much as we enjoy baking it for you.
LONG LINES? We are very sorry that several times in the last few weeks some customers have had to wait too long in line to check out. While it is very exciting that enough people want our food that we have any line at all, we will be trying several ideas over the next few weeks to cut the lines should they develop and make the visit as pleasant as possible.
FROM THE HERB GARDEN: Alice suggests basil, oregano, parsley, thyme (please preorder), chives, fennel, dill (regrowing), mint, and rosemary (please preorder). Fresh green herbs used nearly in any way are such a delightful addition to these seasonal foods. When you are at the market please check the herb basket for a copy of chart with suggestions for which herbs to use with your meats and veggies.
PEE DEE COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA): Update for the week of 8/03/09:
Veggies are weekly so make sure if you are not there someone else picks them up for you. Meat shares are biweekly or monthly and all have received a delivery.
VEGGIE SHARE HOLDERS: Jannie Dickson will be at the market this week, so any questions or comments for veggie shares will be welcome.
MEAT SHARE HOLDERS: While Charlie is away this week, please talk with Mary McCarley with any questions about our CSA shares.
CSA SHAREHOLDER COMMENTS: Please contact us as soon as possible with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. You may contact us in person at the markets or email Jannie Dickson (veggies) at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 843-245-0407, or Charlie Caldwell (meat and market questions) at email@example.com, telephone 843-992-9447, or contact Martha Pavelek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSA SHAREHOLDER DISCOUNTS: Please remember that if you are a shareholder you are entitled to a 5% discount on all food items sold at the market. This is a courtesy extended by all the participating farmers as well as the McCarley Family Bakery.
THERE ARE STILL BEEF, LAMB, AND CHICKEN SHARES AVAILABLE! Although we will have veggies available for sale at our markets, Jannie and Rockie are fully subscribed with CSA veggie shares! There will be information available at the markets or contact me (email@example.com) or 843-992-9447 with questions.
GOAT’S MILK?: Please look for Lone Palmetto Farm Goat Dairy grade A raw goats milk at our Florence, Myrtle Beach and Hartsville Farmers markets or at our on farm market. As before, it is $6.50/half gallon.
THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THE PRETTIEST: As Alice and I ate one of our absolutely delicious heirloom Brandywine tomatoes I was reminded of the old adage “beauty is only skin deep.” The Brandywines are often gnarly and cracked looking kind of like a storm battered tree but not leaking. In fact we pick them a little early so they won’t actually split. But oh my what wonderful flavor. It is not unusual for heirlooms veggies in general to not look as pretty as many of the new varieties bred for size, disease and pest resistance, etc. Fact of the matter is that is also true of heritage breed animals. Modern sheep meat sheep breeds often yield carcasses 40% larger than our heritage breeds but I do not believe compare in quality (if quality is defined as flavor, tenderness, etc.). Actually for us the heritage breed sheep are better adapted for our environment. So back to where we were. If your veggies look a little different in shape, color or size, please give a try.
PUPPIES: Four of Joli’s pups, our Border Collie, still need homes. The sire is Rob Roy, and the breeding is impressive. Both parents are outstanding working dogs (very sociable and friendly as well) and the pups should be awesome. One is black and white and three are red and white. The parents work well with sheep and cattle. Please let us know if you may be interested in a wonderful border collie.
WOOL YARN: Please don’t forget our yarn, both natural warm off white, and hand dyed with flowers, bark, berries, etc. Because this time of year I don’t usually bring it to market, please let me know if you are interested and I will bring a selection along.
GRAINS AND FLOUR: We carry a selection of organic or certified herbicide and pesticide free whole grains. Most were added because they were requested by customers as hard to find and also because we can custom mill whole grain flour upon request. Please remember that along with the veggies and grass fed dairy and meats, whole grains are very beneficial.
FARM VISIT: You are welcome to visit our farm store. Hours are 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday. To visit at other times, please call 843-992-9447 for appointment.
THIS WEEKS OFFERING:
Please don’t overlook our milk, eggs, butter, cheeses, lamb, beef, free range chicken and many other products. Please see attached product and price list.
Greens: maybe a few kale or collards (preorder please); $4.00 gallon bag.
Sweet Bell peppers: a few $.75 to $1.00 each
Squash and zucchini: lots $2.50/LB
Cucumbers: good supply $2.50/LB
New Potatoes: red and white, excellent!
Tomatoes: a good supply $3.99/LB
Onions: a few sweet Vidalia type $3.50/LB
Peas: shelled (a few)
Baby Garlic and Baby onions, etc. $2.50 to $3.50 bunch
Rosemary: bunch @ $1.00
Herbs: basil, parsley, chives, fennel, dill (regrowing), oregano, mint and rosemary, thyme: Please pre-order (especially the thyme and rosemary) and we will have a limited selection at the market.
SHEPHERDS COMMENT: Because for me working with other farms to provide our wonderful food direct to families is a great privilege, it is very special when some of the other farmers are able to come out to our markets. I appreciate John Rogers, Mary McCarley, Michael Atkinson, Amber Collins, and Janie Dickson going to Myrtle Beach last week and hope that you had an opportunity to get acquainted with more of the folks responsible for our food. For me it was a very special but all too short time to be with our extended family (especially the grandchildren), so thank you very much! We very much appreciate your support and business. Your purchases literally keep family farms in business, and truthfully the loyalty of our customers is humbling to all of us. We feel very Blessed. We do need help setting up and/or running our farmers market as well as the farm store and our farm educational programs, so if anyone has time and interest for helping please let me know. Helping with set up takes about 30 minutes and is a huge help. Please share any ideas you may have on ways to improve the way we serve you.
Myrtle Beach: We plan to be set up at the Gallery on 8th located at 714 8th avenue north, Wed., 08/05/09, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We will have milk, butter, eggs, cheeses, beef, free range chicken, lamb, organic vegetables, & lots of other items, so please tell your friends and come by and try something different.
DIRECTIONS FOR GALLERY ON 8TH:
From the north: Take Hwy. 17 (bypass or business) to Mr. Joe White Avenue (10 or 11th Avenue North). Turn onto Mr. Joe White. Continue until you get to the light at Oak Street. At Oak Street turn south and continue south (merges downtown) till you get to a light at 8th Avenue North Ext. (Star Music on corner). Turn right onto 8th Avenue North. Gallery on 8th is on your right about a block up 8th Avenue.
From the south: Take Bypass Hwy. 17 to Hwy. 501. Take 501 to the main intersection at Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach. Turn left (north). Take another left (just 1 short block) at the light. (Star Music). Gallery on 8th is on your right about a block up 8th Avenue. (You can also take a left off 501 on Adler Street which ends at Gallery on 8th if prior to the light at Oak Street– you will find an AutoZone Parts on the right of 501 and the SportsCorner building on the right just beyond Alder – all easily visible when turning left on Alder).
From 501 heading east: Take Hwy.501 to the main intersection at Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach. Turn left (north). Take another left (just 1 short block) at the light. (Star Music). Gallery on 8th is on your right about a block up 8th Avenue. (You can also take a left off 501 on Alder Street which ends at Gallery on 8th – you will find an AutoZone Parts on the right of 501 and the SportsCorner building on the right just beyond Alder – all easily visible when turning left on Alder).
Attached is a product and price list, an Excel file. The cheese prices change often, but are very useful for reference. Some products (grains, pastas and veggies) are listed in the email and not in the Excel file.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE THIS EMAIL OR IF YOU LIVE NEARER OUR FLORENCE MARKET: Please let me know as we certainly don’t want to annoy anyone.
Ovis Hill Farm
1501 Weaver St.
Timmonsville, SC 29161
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
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Monday, August 03, 2009
The average mattress takes up 23 cubic feet of landfill space. In 2007 NLMR saved 115,000. cubic feet of landfill space that equals 4259.25 cubic yards and based on a $40.00 tipping fee at the landfil, each compacted cubic yard is worth approximately $10.00 per cubic yard without mattresses. Only $1.00 per cubic yard with mattresses. The difference is without mattresses each compacted cubic yard weighs between 1500 and 1800 pounds. A cubic yard of compacted mattresses weighs around 250 pounds. Mattresses do not compact.
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Whatever the addiction, whether it has identifiable genetic roots or not, a typical cycle of despair tends to emerge. It looks something like this:
* No one intends to become an addict, but many do. There is no intention to self-destruct and ruin health, jobs, and important relationships.
* Addicts lie to everyone in their lives. A common phrase used among addicts in treatment is: "The way that you can tell when an addict is telling a lie is that their mouth is open." They live a false, concealed life of deceit.
* Things start missing in the home or office. As the problem escalates, the amount of deceit and dishonesty increases.
* Addicts are often intelligent and creative people who appear to have hope for the future, which adds to their problems. People around them see their potential strengths and deny the visible weaknesses, hoping that eventually their strengths will overcome their weaknesses.
* Addicts typically enter into their affliction because they attempt to compensate for some personal deficiency or life situation. They are often depressed, unhappy, or incapable of dealing with their life situations, which may include the loss of a loved one or job. This causes the individual to seek help in the form of a drug, alcohol, or sex. The cycle begins.
* The behaviors are the painkiller. Addicts avert emotional and physical pain by engaging in their behavior, thereby gaining a temporary or illusionary escape from life. When they are unable to cope with some aspect of their reality, they go to their addictive behavior for a temporary escape.
* The more a person uses their drug, the more inflated the problem becomes. More and more problems result from repeated use. The behavior becomes the center of their universe. Soon the individual finds the need to use continuously and will do anything to get "high." They are now caught in the cycle.
* They become difficult to communicate with, find it hard to focus on a single topic for even 10 or 20 seconds. They withdraw and begin to exhibit strange behaviors associated with addiction.
* The more the person uses their drug, the more guilt begins to drive their lives. This results in depression, discontent, and despair.
* Now their use begins to affect their personal relationships, their job, their finances, and anything of value in their lives. They use more.
* Their use eventually has less to do with getting "high" and more to do with avoiding withdrawal. Addictions are a medical problem. Many forms of treatment are available. Some are more successful than others. One form of treatment is referred to as cognitive behavioral therapy where the addict is taught to identify the problem, to solve the problem, and to learn coping skills to prevent relapse.
Don't accept nonprofessional speculation. Seek expert counseling. Find out what is available in your community and get treatment. from http://www.vibrantlife.com/vl/article-49.html
When I was a second year medical student I had an memorable encounter with a heroin addict. "Doc," he asked me, doing me the favor of pretending I was a real doctor already, "Do you know how to tell when an addict is lying?"
"No," I replied, honestly and innocently enough.
"His lips are moving."
The first casualty of addiction, like that of war, is the truth. At first the addict merely denies the truth to himself. But as the addiction, like a malignant tumor, slowly and progressively expands and invades more and more of the healthy tissue of his life and mind and world, the addict begins to deny the truth to others as well as to himself. He becomes a practiced and profligate liar in all matters related to the defense and preservation of his addiction, even though prior to the onset of his addictive illness, and often still in areas as yet untouched by the addiction, he may be scrupulously honest.
First the addict lies to himself about his addiction, then he begins to lie to others. Lying, evasion, deception, manipulation, spinning and other techniques for avoiding or distorting the truth are necessary parts of the addictive process. They precede the main body of the addiction like military sappers and shock troops, mapping and clearing the way for its advance and protecting it from hostile counterattacks. from http://www.bma-wellness.com/papers/Addiction_Lies_Rel.html
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