Ancient Warriors: Nine Deadly Weapons Blast From the Past

Those ancient warriors may not have been the most subtle fighters around, but they they sure had some bad-ass weapons. I guess for the ancients, desperate times called for desperate measures, as you will see from these murderous military weapons.

  1. Triple Morning Star


    This Ancient Weapon known as the Mace comes from the Medieval Age. This weapon was very deadly and consisted of a wood or metal shaft with a mounted head of bronze, copper, wood, or steel. The mace was carried and used by both foot soldiers and Calvary men. Maces were very effective in battle and could puncture even the heaviest of armor. This was a barbaric weapon and left battlefields filled with torture and blood.

  2. Hawaiian Throwing Axe


    This Hawaiian Throwing Axe was a deadly hand held weapon that could be used at both short and long range. This weapon was made out of wood and shark teeth had the power to take men’s limbs off. This weapon was mainly used when opposing Hawaiian armies closed upon each other. They were then thrown at the opposing troops to help soften enemy ranks before close combat. They could also be used in hand to hand combat and had the muscle to rip open skin as if it was butter. This was a very dangerous weapon and is not something you would want to go up against.

  3. Hunga Munga


    The Hunga Munga is an African tribal weapon that is way ahead of its time. It is a handheld weapon and contains a metal pointed blade with a curved back section and separate spike near the handle. This weapon was used in fighting between African tribes and was often times throw in a rotating motion causing deep wounds and even death. Its variation of blades allowed it to be used as more then a weapon. It was used as a tool in farming and even in building structures. It was a great all around tool and has been found all throughout Africa. Today you may have seen the Hunga Munga in the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy uses it once in a while to fight off evil demons that she faces.

  4. Throwing Star


    The throwing star known as the shuriken which means “a dagger hidden in a palm” were used and invented by the Japanese. The stars had much variation in the shape; some were shaped like a star and thrown with spin, yet others were needlelike and thrown like a throwing dagger. These daggers couldn’t penetrate armor, but the ninjas, who used them, usually didn’t fight armored opponents. Venom was normally used with the shuriken.

  5. Caltrop


    The Caltrop is a weapon made up of two or more sharp spikes or spines arranged so that one of them points upward from a stable base. Caltrops serve to slow down the proceeding of horses, war elephants, and human troops. It was said to be particularly effective against the soft feet of camels. These were very painful if stepped on and were spread all throughout battle fields. They also were deadly because if stepped on it would cause a bad infection that would cause a slow agonizing death. They also have been used in modern times. In the Vietnam War the Vietcong put them into booby traps. If an American soldier was punctured by one he died from infection almost 90% of the time.

  6. Crossbow Pistol


    This 17th Century Crossbow was way ahead of its time and is very cool. This crossbows look like an early form of a pistol and was very powerful. This hand held crossbow was both accurate and effective but it just was too hard to reload. Because of this it was not used very often in battle and was used more for target practice. Another problem with this weapon was making the arrows which was to time consuming especially if they were just going to get lost in battle. Overall this weapon was still badass and really shows what type of technology and ideas the 17th Century had.

  7. Trebuchet


    A trebuchet is basically a high powered catapult and had many uses in ancient times. Mainly used as a weapon it had enough power to break through castles and destroy towns. It was first used in the 16th Century. Rocks, dead horses, dead people, and dead animals were all used as ammo. In the 16th and 17th Century when plagues and diseases were looming over civilizations plagued bodies were thrown by the trebuchet into enemy territory. The bodies decomposed passing the plague to the enemies slowly killing them. This is one of the first forms of biological warfare.]

  8. Ancient Rocket Launcher


    In the 14th century, the Chinese invented rocket-launchers. These were weapons which shot arrows with rockets attached near the tip into the air toward the enemy. Also in the 14th century, multi-stage rockets were made. When the rockets near the front of the device burnt out, they lit fuses for the second-stage rockets at the back. The bombs the Chinese used in the 17th century were made of gunpowder wrapped in paper and had a fuse covered in gunpowder.

  9. Ancient Flame-Thrower


    The Chinese invented the continuous flame-thrower in the tenth century. In the picture above we see the tank standing on four legs, with the pump and device above it. Because the Chinese invention of a double-acting Piston-bellows was used with this device, a continuous stream of flame could be emitted. The metal used was brass. The Flame-Thrower was used in naval or boat combat and allowed the Chinese to easily set enemy ships on fire and sink them on the spot. It was a great technology and has been used ever since.

Christopher Columbus and the Genocide of the Taino Nation

Obsessed with finding a sea rout to Asia and the Far East, Columbus set out on his ‘Enterprise of the Indies’ in 1492, backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.  However, instead of finding a rout to the rich trade in the East, Columbus and his crew discovered the New World, and soon set about subjugating and murdering the local population and removing the vast wealth from the land.

Columbus discovering the New World.  Image Source

A small colony was established in Hispaniola consisting of thirty-nine of his crew, the rest returned to Spain with Columbus along with gold, spices and natives taken as slaves to be given as gifts for his royal patrons.

The following year, he led a second expedition comprising of seventeen large ships and one and half thousand new colonists, arriving in the Americas a month later.  By the time he got back to Hispaniola, his men there had been slaughtered by the locals and a second colony was founded.

Columbus punished the local tribe, known as the Taino, severely.  He enslaved many and executed many more; according to Ward Churchill, former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, by 1496, the population had been reduced from as many as eight million to around three million.

On his third expedition, he explored the region before returning to Hispaniola in 1498 where he had left his brothers in charge, Diego and Bartholomew.  Conditions there were in decline so he stepped up the terror campaign against the Taino, ruling with an iron hand causing resentment from the colonists and local chiefs alike.  Complaints of his brutality got back to the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 they sent a Chief Justice to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains.

Columbus in chains.  Image Source

However he was released on his arrival and allowed a fourth and final expedition, which he conducted with the same brutality as previous ones.  By the time he finally left in 1504, the Taino had been reduced to around 100,000 people arguably making Columbus a war criminal by today’s standards and  guilty of committing some of the worst atrocities against another race in history.

Some were killed directly as punishments for ‘crimes’ such as not paying tribute to the invaders.  Many who could not or would not pay had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death.  Columbus and his men are documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n,  to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake and even hacking young children to death and feeding them to dogs as punishment for the most minor of crimes. The Spanish masters massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow.

Taino people being tortured by the Spanish.   Image Source

Defenders of Columbus argue that a large amount of the victims were killed by disease however they fail to recognize that most of these diseases were caused by poor living conditions in forced labour camps.  Deprived of their crops and fields, many fell prey to dysentery and typhus, were worked to death or were left to starve to death.

After his death his terrible legacy would live on, by 1514, a census showed only 22,000 Taino remained alive.  By 1542 there were only 200 remaining and after they were considered extinct, as was becoming more and more the case throughout the Caribbean basin.

In around fifty years Columbus and those that followed him had all but eliminated a population of around fifteen million people.  This process was just the start and an estimated 100 million people were wiped out by Europeans in the so called ‘civilisation’ of the Western Hemisphere making the discovery of the New World the start of what was arguably the worst case of mass genocide in history.

Weapons of World War I

Explain the new weapons that changed warfare in World War I.

 Poison gas was a deadly new weapon used in World War I. France was the first country to start using gas, but Germany is the one who perfected its use. The killing capacity of gas was limited – only 3% of combat deaths were due to gas – however, the proportion of non-fatal casualties was high, and gas remained one of the soldiers’ greatest fears. Because it was impossible to develop effective countermeasures to gas attacks, it was unlike most other weapons of the period. The first gas that was used in 1914 was called tear gas. This gas contained the chemical lachrymatory. The French put tear gas in their grenades. The tear gas made the soldiers eyes itch continuously which made them less valuable. Then Germany started using chlorine in their artillery. The gas was a greenish cloud and had a strong odor which made it very easy to detect fast. The effect would destroy tissue of the lungs, which is why the soldiers often coughed a lot. Then in late 1915, Victor Grinard made a new chemical gas called phosgene. It was difficult to detect, making it a very effective weapon. It killed a lot faster and was a lot better than chlorine. The most widely reported and perhaps, the most effective gas of the First World War was mustard gas. It often didn’t kill the person instantly, but made the victim cough up his lungs in the last two months of his life. This was the worst gas used in the war. It killed or wounded an estimated 1 million people. The only counter action that could be taken against any gas was a gas mask. The gas mask had to be on before the gas was breathed in full force. This means that someone would have to detect it very fast. Gas was a very deadly weapon used in World War I. It made people suffer very badly. Luckily countries chose not to use gas in other future wars.

The Airplane

Airplanes were only invented about 10 years before the war started, so they weren’t very advanced yet. The top speed was only about 100 mph. The planes was mostly made of wood and consisted of two wings with the cockpit and engine in the middle. These planes often were very small and only had room for a pilot and a gunner. The gunner had a machine gun at the back of the plane. Bombers were also used. They had a little door at the bottom of the plane that could be opened and very small bombs would fall out. First, planes were only used for spying purposes and weren’t strong enough for battle. Then, the countries started to make planes with machine guns and make bomb doors. The plane really went far in this war. It started out with a one-engine spy plane that went about 70 mph to four-engine bombers. After World War I the plane upgraded a lot and used a great deal in World War II.

Halberstadt D 11 – it replaced the fading Fokker Eindekker from early 1916 and held the ring till the superior Albatros fighter started entering service late that year. Richthofen flew one in early 1917 when his Albatros suffered a cracked wing spar.

The Tank

Tanks were created because of the trench war. The Allies wanted a vehicle to break through the lines easier. They also wanted something that could cross the trenches and troops on the ground. From these ideas were born the new weapon of tanks. The first tanks were built from armored cars. They first protected the driver by adding a great deal of armor on the outside of the tank. Then they removed the tires and started adding tracks. Tracks made them able to go over trenches, which meant that they could pass the trenches and capture key territory. After they had armor and the tracks, they added weapons. Most of them had machine guns, but a few of them had flame throwers. The tank is the one weapon that ended trench warfare. If the tank hadn’t been invented, the war would have lasted a lot longer with no winner. The Allies broke through the lines in the Second Battle of the Mame because of the French tanks.

Anarchism: The First Great Terror

The Propaganda of the Deed.

At a time when we are often warned of the heightened threat of global terrorism and of the drastic measures required to combat it, it is worth remembering that the use of terror to achieve political ends is not a recent phenomena. At the turn of the 19th century there was a political ideology that perceived murder and assassination, not as the means to an end, but as a path to salvation. Anarchists would make their mark on political history through propaganda by deed. Here I highlight just a few of the most notorious deeds, of what was to be the first great terror.

1)  I March, 1881, Tsar Alexander II of Russia is blown apart by a bomb thrown by Ignacy Hrnywiecki (see related article) of Narodnya i Volya (The People’s Will).

2) 11March, 1892, the French anarchist Ravachol (related article) bombs the Lobau Barracks in Paris.

3) 10 December, 1893, Auguste Vailant throws a bomb into the French Chamber of Deputies injuring 20 in revenge for the execution of Ravachol.

4) 12 February, 1894, Emile Henry (related article) blows up the the Cafe Terminus in Paris killing 2 and maiming many others in revenge for the execution of Vailant.

5) 24 June, 1894, the Italian anarchist Sante Jeronimo Caserio, assassinates the French President Marie-Francoise Sade Carnot.

6) 8 August, 1897, Michele Angiolillo assassinates the Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Canovas.

7) 10 September, 1898, Luigi Lucheni stabs to death with a needle file the Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary.

Anarchism: The First Great Terror
Gaetano Bresci

Gaetano Bresci

29 July, 1900, Gaetano Bresci shoots dead King Umberto I of Italy.

9) 6 September, 1901, Leon Czolgosc shoots the United States President William H McKinlay, he dies later.

10) 2 September, 1902, Gennaro Rubino attempts to murder King Leopold II of Belgium.

11) Between 25 July and 2 August, 1909, during La Tragica Semana (The Tragic Week) 120 people are killed and many hundreds of others wounded as anarchists battle the police and army on the streets of Barcelona.

12) 14 September, 1911, Dmitri Bogrov shoots dead the Russian Prime Minister Piotr Stolypin at the theatre, as the Tsar sits nearby.

13) 12 November, 1912, Manuel Padrinas kills the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Canalejas.

14) 10 March, 1913, Alexander Schinas assassinates King George I of Greece.

15) 22 July, 1916, a bomb explodes during the San Francisco Preparadeness Day Parade killing 10 And injuring 40.

16) March, 1918, the anarchist revoutionary Nestor Makhno (related article) leads his Insurrectionary Army of the Ukraine to victory over the forces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Tsarist White Russian Army.

17) 16 September, 1920, the Wall Street bombing leaves 38 dead and injures more than 400 others.

The often uncoordinated, spontaneous nature of anarchist attacks made them particularly difficult to combat. The fact they seemed to be committed by individuals on their own initiative to right perceived wrongs as they saw them terrified the political elite of Europe and beyond. The quite astonishing number of the ruling class who fell victim to this propaganda by deed explains why. As a ratio of their intended targets the anarchists can claim to be the most successful terror campaign in history, but the absence of an organisation, a strategy, or indeed murder with an end in mind, doomed it to ultimate failure.

The ACT vs SAT

Taking the SAT or ACT is a rite of passage for high school students who are preparing for college. Students may take one or the other—or both, depending on their college prospects. But what are the major differences between the SAT and the ACT? What are the advantages to taking one over another? And which test might be a better fit for you?

Staying on subject

“Well-rounded” is one of those terms that gets tossed around in admissions brochures and by college recruiters; it essentially means that they’re looking for students with broad interests and strengths in more than one subject. But for students who’ve already chosen a major, a test that showcases their talent in a particular subject might be best. The SAT has three major sections: math, critical reasoning, and writing. The ACT, on the other hand, has five sections: math, English, reading, science and writing. Because the ACT includes science and English sections, future science and liberal arts students might want to take the ACT, although the SAT’s math and critical reasoning sections can serve the same purpose.

Beating the clock

It seems a little unfair that the SAT has three sections and a three-hour, forty-five minute time limit, while the ACT gives you just under three hours to complete five sections. But the devil is in the details: guessing is discouraged for SAT takers, with a penalty of a quarter-point for wrong answers. There is no penalty, however, for wrong answers on the ACT. And while both tests have an essay section, it’s optional—which means students can save time by simply skipping the essay section. Finally, the math section—feared by future English majors everywhere—generally has easier problems on the SAT, but there are fewer, more difficult problems on the ACT.

So, which test should you take, and how do you get your best score? First, find out which tests are preferred by the colleges and universities to which you are applying. Some students take both tests more than once because they hope to improve their chances for a higher score.

No matter which test you decide to take, using study guides, trying new ways to study, and using a vocabulary list can help you with both tests. Both the ACT and the SAT are just exams to demonstrate your readiness for college subjects; doing your best can improve your chances of getting into your dream school.

Written on behalf of American InterContinental University.

How to Have a Sex Life When You are a Virgin

You might be thinking that it is impossible to have a sex life if you are a virgin, but think again! Just because you are not having sex- either by choice or not, does not mean that you cannot experience the wonders of love making and all that surrounds it.

There is more to sex than just… well sex!

    • If you have a partner and you are either choosing to wait for the right time- such as marriage, or you are both too scared then it is time to experiment with each other. Just because you are not ready for sex, does not mean that you cannot enjoy yourselves and learn what each other enjoys. The power of touch is an amazing thing, try touching each other at the same time- run your hands all over your partner’s body to make the skin tingle and excite the senses. Use your lips to accentuate the pleasure by planting tiny kisses on your partner’s lips, neck, chest and inner thighs and if you are feeling really brave then why not try oral? This can be very pleasurable for both men and women and it is a great way for getting intimate with your partner, without actually having penetrative sex.

 

    • If you are single, then now is the time to learn just what you like and need- this is the perfect opportunity to get to know your own body. If you don’t know how to pleasure yourself, then how are you going to pleasure a future partner? Explore yourself- run your hands all over your body, get to know how your body feels to you and how it responds to touch- learn what you like so that when you do bite the bullet and go all the way, you will know exactly what you want and you will be a bit more prepared.

 

    • Get some toys- this is not advisable if you are a virgin because of religious views, because some sex toys can give the sensation of penetration- but if you want to experiment and get used to how something feels inside of you, before you go all the way- then this is the perfect way of enjoying yourself, as well as teaching yourself new things.

 

    • Go online- if you are scared about having sex for the first time, and you find that you keep putting it off, then go online and chat to people just like you- you are not the only one out there! The worst thing that you can do is build it up into a massive hurdle, and go out looking for someone to do it with- the chances are, the moment you stop stressing, is the moment that it happens! Do some research- sex isn’t that scary!

 

    • Be intimate without the sex- some of the best feelings you can experience is simply being with your partner, kissing and cuddling either dressed or naked can really get your blood pumping and make you hot and tingly all over. You do not have to have sex to enjoy all of the pleasures that it brings, and you do not have to have sex to have a healthy sex life.

 

Hopefully this has helped you to realise that you do not have to be having sex to have a sex life- there are plenty of ways to get all of the pleasure whilst keeping your virginity in tact- and getting you some great pointers along the way! Remember- don’t rush into anything that you are not ready for, and sex is a very special thing so make sure that you have found your special someone before you do anything as intimate as sex. Good luck!

Benefits of Part-time Teaching

After leaving the university, many college graduates face the reality that there are no enough jobs for everyone. Some, especially those holding impressive transcript of records, are tapped by their respective alma maters as part-time instructors.

This group, because they are not regular employees of the school, do not receive the benefits that the other employees get like leave credits, Christmas bonus, 13th month pay, etc.  However, there are other benefits  that part-time teaching gives to fresh graduates. Here are some of them:

1.  Access to school facilities

The library, the museum, the hospital and the dental clinic are some facilities that help us build and improve both our body and our soul.  Most schools extend their services only to those who are connected with the institution. This, is, therefore one huge bonus for those who are no longer students.

2.  Community affiliation

Some schools can really be brutal in the contract they offer to their part-time instructors.  A contract stipulating that “there is no employer-employee relationship between the school and the instructor” is demoralizing to a neophyte.

However, no matter what the contract says, part-time instructors can build friendships with fellow instructors, other employees and students. Hence, they build their own network of friends.  This is a lot better than being jobless and being away from where the real action is happening, i.e., the workplace.

 


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.  Self-confidence is enhanced

Teachers, always, have a ready audience: their students.  Hence, they make it a point that their students do not lose interest in the classroom activities and in the teachers themselves.

Teachers are performers.  Aside from the endless reading and researching they do, they likewise do public speaking.

Teachers also tell jokes.  And these jokes have to be updated constantly in order not to  bore their students.  In the process, they discover a lot of possibilities within themselves that were unknown to them before.  Teaching, whether regular or full-time, builds a teacher’s confidence.

4.  Resume starts to build up

A job applicant’s teaching experience can be impressive to future employers.  On the other hand, if a part-time teacher decides to stay in the same institution after he/she finishes graduate school, the advantage is hers/his.  Administrators usually go for those who have been with them.  This makes sense.  It’s like the part-time instructor is constantly having a teaching demonstration throughout his/her two-semester or two-year stint as a teacher.  It has been said that teaching is like wine: one gets better through the years.  And school administrators know this.

5.  Part-time teaching gives income 

To become a full-fledged university instructor, one must possess the right qualifications, e.g., a master’s degree.  Most part-time instructors pursue graduate studies while teaching. They send themselves to school by paying for their own tuition fees.

The income they get from part-time teaching may not be very impressive but at least it gives them the chance to be independent from their parents and to improve themselves as persons, as teachers or as future job applicants.

 

Part-time teaching therefore, is valuable in making a person. In general, the status and the money are of less importance compared to the benefits that part-time teaching can give to a young professional.  It may just be the springboard toward a better career.

Ageism: Media Influences and Older Americans

by Brian C. McGuire

Mainstream American society continues to stereotype Older Americans as communicated through the media. This presents itself a developing problem not only for Older Americans but for the mainstream population as well.

Mainstream American society often views the aging population in reference to stereotypes communicated through the media. This form of imagery often distorts our ability to perceive others in the real world. A number of investigators now believe that mass media is responsible for shaping our attitude of older Americans and the aging process (Bazzini, McIntosh, Smith, Cook & Harris, 1997; Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984; Fine, Mortimer, & Roberts, 1990; Fisher, 1992; Larson, Kubey, Colletti, 1989).

The persuasive capabilities of the media are powerful. Scientific reports and a growing body of literature suggest that American society learns to form negative associations of older persons through the use of media forms (Bazzini, McIntosh, Smith, Cook & Harris, 1997; Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984; Fine, Mortimer, & Roberts, 1990; Fisher, 1992; Larson, Kubey, Colletti, 1989). Bazzini, et al. (1997) analyzed the way in which motion pictures portray older Americans. They discovered that older people were portrayed more negatively than younger people. Moreover, older women were subject to age discrimination more so than men (Bazzini, et al., 1997; Harrison, 1991). Fisher (1992) designed an intersession course to help future sociologists analyze popular commercial images of older people (Fisher, 1992).

Fisher’s results were promising: combining commercial films with related reading materials such as The Aging Family; Elderly Parents, Grandparents and Siblings proved beneficial in helping his students to make distinctions between media biases and true behavior patterns of older Americans. In recent years, the media have projected more positive images toward older Americans. Bell (1992) examined five prime-time television programs in which older people were cast as central characters.

These television shows included The Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, In the Heat of the Night, Matlock, and Jake and the Fatman. According to Bell, previous media portrayals of older people appearing “comical, stubborn, eccentric, and foolish” were replaced with more progressive images. These images allow older people to appear “powerful, affluent, active, admired, and sexy.” Although Bell gave favorable reviews on what he hypothesized to be a discourse in aging on television, he cautioned researchers that demographics of older Americans on television were non-representative of the aging population and should be further investigated.

Print media and other visual forms have been found to influence our perception of the aging population (Fillmer, 1984; Nussbaum & Robinson, 1984; Rosenwasser, McBride, Brantley, & Ginsburg, 1986; Starr and Weiner, 1993). Magazines’ portrayal of older persons has reinforced negative biases held by society for many years (Nussbaum & Robinson, 1984). In a pictorial study examining differentiation ability of children, Rosenwasser, McBride, Brantley and Ginsburg (1983) reported well-defined negative bias in children’s attitudes toward older people. Conversely, in a more recent study, Weber et al.(1996) found positive results when exposing children to apperception conditions. In another study, the response pattern of children in grades four through six was measured while exposed to pictures of adults of varying ages (Fillmer, 1984).

Fillmer found ambiguous evidence of age stereotyping among children suggesting the need for additional studies. Finally, in a literature review, Starr and Weiner (1993) clarified some misconceptions in the use of pictorial measurement techniques (e.g., PAAM). They reminded clinical researchers and others of its proven value for training undergraduates and graduates in gerontology courses. The average television viewing time for pre-adolescents is four hours per day (Larson, Kubey, & Colletti, 1989). By the time children reach full adolescence, they will have viewed as much as 22,000 hours of television (Bell, 1992; Fillmer, 1984). With the aging population representing only 4 percent of this media type (in reality, older people make up 15 percent of the total population), investigators feel that the absence of older persons on television combined with a lack of knowledge of aging cause people to form negative associations with older Americans.

Although television’s persuasion capabilities are powerful, visual and other media resources begin to take precedence early in adolescence (Larson, Kubey,& Colletti, 1989). Today, approximately 33 percent of all high school seniors report reading magazines, while another 20 percent report reading non-schoolbooks daily. American children spend more than eight hours a day exposed to some form of social medium, whether its uses are primary or a secondary source of activity. Newspapers, magazines, book readings, pictures and a host of other media forms contribute to the development of ageist behavior.

25 Myths and Facts About Sex

Relationships, especially sexual ones, undoubtedly play a major role with regards to our mood and well being. It is not uncommon to find couples unhappy, over conscious and confused in bed, particularly because of their misconceptions or notions about sex.

Sex, a biological fact, is not much talked about in our societies. When a girl or boy lands up in teens with fascinations, curiosities and hormonal stimulation; he/she does not have much knowledge to bank upon and left with no choice but to consult other immature friends, search web or ask Internet pals. Here is the gist of 25 myths and facts about sex will help fade all confusions hovering since ages.

MYTHS 

1.   Women also ejaculate during sexual intercourse.

2.   Simultaneous orgasms are a must for sexual satisfaction.

3.   Only men have wet dreams.

4.   Wet dreams are sexual disorders.

5.   Venereal disease is cured if the man has sex with a virgin.

6.   Frequent masturbation makes the penis shrink.

7.   Special food and exercise will make the penis grow big.

8.   Masturbation leads to nervous breakdown.

9.   Vasectomy makes a man impotent.

10.   Men have stronger sexual urges than women.

11.   Anal sex is only practised by homosexuals.

12.   A normal man should be able to get an erection whenever he wants it.

13.   A man is not a male if he cannot get a penile erection.

14.   Menopause puts an end to a women’s sex life.

15.   Imparting sex education to youngsters will lead them to promiscuity.

16.   A woman should orgasm with intercourse alone.

17.   A woman must bleed when she has sex for the first time.

18.   Sex during menstruation is unhygienic and unsafe.

19.   A girl cannot get pregnant the first time she has sexual intercourse.

20.   A female cannot get pregnant while she is breastfeeding.

21.   There is an absolutely “safe” period for sexual intercourse during which intercourse cannot cause pregnancy.

22. Having a male withdraw his penis from a female’s vagina before he ejaculates or “comes” (coition) is a good way to prevent pregnancy.

23. You’re a homosexual if you’ve had sex with, or even had a “sexy” dream about, someone of the same sex.

Healthy Foods That Help the Body Heal Faster

After a broken bone or something as simple as a burn or cut, the body needs time to heal. Skin regrown and cell regeneration can be stimulated by certain foods to help the body heal faster. Science has shown that foods that are high in vitamin C and zinc aid in this healing process. Vitamin C is a primary nutrient that is used in the process of healing anything simple as a paper cut or something more significant such as major surgery or torn ligaments. Zinc is a mineral that boosts the immune system which directly influences the healing process. Some of these foods include meats, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Meats

There are many meat products that help the body heal faster because of the amount of zinc each contains. For example: Beef has the highest content of the zinc nutrient. Other leaner meats such as chicken and turkey have lower amounts of zinc, however, are still useful in boosting the immune system. A vegetarian can find similar results in protein packed foods such as peanut butter and almonds.

Fruits

Vitamin C is a key nutrient found in many fruits that helps the body heal faster. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, and even papayas and mangos have a higher content of vitamin C. Fruits such as strawberries and various other berries may have a low percentage of vitamin C but are no less beneficial in the fight for the body to heal faster.

Vegetables

Strange-perhaps, however, even certain vegetables contain levels of vitamin C used in the bodies healing process. Many studies show that kelp has one of the highest rates of vitamin C. Peppers such as bell peppers, red peppers, and green peppers also contain large amounts of vitamin C. Other vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower have lower percentages of vitamin C, however, are still no less important. The key is to make sure vegetables are eaten regularly throughout the day to ensure optimal healing of the body.

Nuts

Nuts naturally contain many nutrients and minerals, such as vitamin C and zinc, that aid the body’s healing process. Studies show that nuts have a high content of antioxidants which help strengthen the immune system. Nuts such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, and Brazil nuts are all great choices to aid in a speedy recovery. This is a great option for the on the go individual who may not have time to eat a balanced diet. Just a handle full of nuts a day can go along way.

Many foods such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and nuts contain vital nutrients and minerals, such as vitamin C and zinc, which allow the body to heal. By boosting the immune system and speeding up the cell regeneration process, consuming a higher percentage of zinc and vitamin C help the body heal at a more rapid rate. The key is to make sure to follow specified dietary guidelines to ensure that the proper servings of each food group are eaten daily.

Jovani 31100 Red Prom Dress


This trumpet skirt Jovani 31100 prom dress captures the spirit of old Hollywood glamour. Organza fabric gives it a soft sheen top to bottom, while princess seams provide a glove-like fit. Off-the-shoulder straps fold over the top of the arm, giving way to a sweetheart neckline. The dramatic skirt is fitted at the hip, made up of layered tiers flaring from the knee, stand-out full, with a sweep train and floor length hem.

Used Car Donation – Questions You Need to Ask

Earlier, the only way you could have got rid of your car was by selling it away. But with the passage of time there has emerged a way that can not only help you do away with your useless car but also get you good benefits; benefits in the form of tax deductibles. The simple way that is being referred to here is charity. Car owners who have a junk clunker or a SUV sitting idle in the garage can now consider car donations New Jersey. There are a good number of car donation organization that are non-profitable in nature. Being recognized by the Internal revenue Service or the IRS, these car donations can get you tax deductions once you donate your car to children charity in New Jersey.

Donation of any kind is a good thing. But when you donate a car to charity that is for helping the needy children, you have a good feeling about the entire matter. But as far as car donation New Jersey is concerned, there are certain things that needs to be taken care of.

It is not unlikely that you will come across more than one organization that claims to accept used car donation. But as all that glitters are not gold, so all the organizations will also not be the right one to donate you car to. So, there are certain things the car donor needs to ask or find out about the organization prior to donate the car. So, what are the many things that one should inquire about? Following are the simple queries that one needs to make.

Is it of to donate a car to charity that has not run in many years? Is it fine to donate it still?

Organizations that accept used car donations are not bothered about the condition of the car. So, it really does not matter whether it has run in many years or not.

What is the amount of tax deductible that the car donor can earn?

The amount of tax deduction that a car owner can earn depends a lot on the Fair Market Value of the car or the price at which the car is sold. Whichever is greater, the car owner will be able to claim that.

A Cup Of Green Tea A Day Keeps Cholesterol At Bay

It is quite surprising really how many people are drinking green tea. Worldwide, this particular type of tea is consumed almost as much as water. Green tea was on American grocery shelves years after its initial purpose. First it began as an age long cure for ailments in the Asian culture for digestive conditions and to help stop bleeding. There is a reason that over through the ages, this tasty, soothing liquid has been so effective. Even to aid against lowering cholesterol.

Why Green Tea Is So Effective

Green tea is actually different than many of its fellow tea friends. It goes through a different process of leaf fermentation. The tea leaf itself if not fermented nearly as long as many yothers, like black tea or oblong tea. Holding onto the most essential part of the green tea leaves. The antioxidants, which are called Catenins, is the best part. Recent studies how that that they can also be helpful in reducing cholesterol.
Green Tea

How Green Tea Reduces Cholesterol

New research show that drinking green tea is a good start to lower cholesterol in many ways. It can help increase high density lipoproteins while decreasing lipoproteins. Better known as HDL and LDL, good and bad levels of cholesterol found in the body. Recent studies shows that it also aids in preventing the liver from absorbing any unwanted cholesterol.

Your liver, Cholesterol and Green Tea

Let us first understand a bit about what cholesterol actually is before we can understand why its bad for your liver in long fun. Cholesterol is composed of a fat, like material that is found in every part of your body. It is a protein that is in your cells and travels through your blood vessels. Your blood vessels are indeed connected to that liver of yours.

Well , you are in luck. Research further acknowledges that it can increase the receptors of good cholesterol in the liver. It has been found to significantly lower LDL levels. But you can help. You will be impressed at the immense benefit gained from drinking this gentle refreshment.

Now, you need an entire lifestyle change. Think of all the benefits you can gain for eating foods high in antioxidants. You will feel splendid. You will glow with natural health and beauty. Your cholesterol will be under control. All with nature’s power drink by your side.

How To Choose Best Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Choosing the right upright vacuum cleaner is a very important decision to make. Vacuum cleaners are practically like other members of your household. You have to find the perfect match for your space and one that works just fine for you. Homeowners are always faced with the hard choice of picking the right vacuum to suit their cleaning needs. The upright vacuums remain the best when looking to pick lots of dust and cover large floors.

Here are some of the things to consider when choosing these types of vacuum cleaners:

Cord or Cordless

Cordless vacuums are the latest trends in the industry. Cordless vacuums allow you to move freely without being held to the power socket, but they have to be charged. If you own a large to an average home, cordless vacuum cleaners are not the best as they require constant charging. Even the top most brands will require charging after 30 minutes or so. Depending on your needs, you can either choose the cord or cordless vacuum cleaner. The corded vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are great when you own a large home that needs regular cleaning. They enable you to work continuously without taking breaks to charge. Their only disadvantage is when you choose one with a short cord that requires changing of the power sockets now and again.

Bag or Bagless

Both the bag and bagless vacuum cleaners have their pros and cons. Vacuums with bags tend to be a bit messy requiring a new bag after few months depending on how frequent they are used. Bagless upright vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are Eco-Friendly, but you have to clean the container and remove the stuck hairs. If you have to choose a bagless model, choose one with a great structural design.

Size and Storage

Think of the place where you will be storing the vacuum cleaner. The place of storage will dictate the type and size of vacuum cleaner you will buy. They usually don’t have the hose section which occupies huge junks of space. Most are quite easy to store, but their rigid structures mean they lack flexibility.

The Vacuum weight

How far from the socket can the vacuum cleaner reach? The weight of the vacuum cleaner and distance the distance they can clean from the socket go a long way in determining the ideal choice for your home.This distance comes into play when tackling a big room. Most upright vacuum cleaners reach around 8.6m. You must look at the distance it will cover when cleaning. This makes it easier for one to clean without swapping the socket from one place to another.

Weight must also be considered if you will be required to clean both the downstairs and upstairs.

Vacuum cleaner wattage

Most people always think that vacuum cleaners with high wattage are the best at getting the job done. However, this is not the case despite manufacturers claiming so. High powered upright vacuum cleaners will only mean you’re using more energy. Less power does not mean low suction as most people think. Most new upright vacuum cleaners in the market have motors of 1,600 watts of energy or less. Buy upright vacuum cleaners with low energy but great at cleaning to cut down the electricity costs.

There are even proposals to have the wattage of all vacuum cleaners reduced to 900 watts before the end of 2017. Check for the energy label as all vacuum cleaners are nowadays required to carry an energy label that rates the model for energy use, dust emission, and cleaning performances.

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How To Choose Best Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson is considered the Ferrari of vacuum cleaners. While the basic vacuum cleaner hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years, the engineers at Dyson took a much more serious approach and decided to reinvent it. Their most recent invention is a cordless vacuum that actually works as an upright or a hand-held cleaner like a DustBuster. The difference is the suction pulls at over 5,000 RPMs.

Jovani 26947 Prom Dress

This outstanding, sheer, beaded Jovani dress, style 26947, featuring a trumpet skirt, cap sleeves and a crew neckline, is not for the faint of hearted. While it is said that this dress is designed to break hearts and not budgets, it definitely requires a financial commitment from the woman who dares to take it on. But, the rewards are monumental. Please feel free to view the video and if you want more information, please see the size chart and color options at the link above. You will be glad you did.

Review of the Pumice Stone Foot Scrub

One of the natural things you can have in your bathroom is a pumice stone to help you with the removal of dead cells on the skin. Instead of going with artificial exfoliators, the pumice stone can work miracles removing dead skin cells from the feet. The abrasive and porous nature of the stone makes it the perfect exfoliator for the feet.

What is a pumice stone?

Pumice stone from VolcanicareA pumice stone is formed when volcanic lava hardens and forms what we now call the pumice stone. It is a hard volcanic rock that has pores all over. It is abrasive features that make it ideal for scrubbing against your skin and removing the dead cells. Whenever there is a volcanic eruption, the hot lava mixes with water and hardens forming the pumice stone. It is 100% natural with only a few additions like a holder added to make it easier to use.

There are several types of pumice stones in the market with the differences coming in their sizes and shapes. The composition is pretty the same with all been formed from hardening lava.

Using a pumice stone as a foot scrubber

If you take a look at your heels, you will probably find a hard callous layer. This is a layer that requires regular removal to maintain the smooth and beautiful looks of your feet at all times. The pumice stone can come in any shape, but most are designed in a rectangular shape to nicely fit your hand. It is well-sized and one you can easily hold and use with ease.

picture of foot being scrubbed by pumice stoneThe pumice stone is used when one is taking a shower. You can always have it stored in your bathroom as it comes with a string for hanging it on the wall. Make sure your feet are wet and soapy before starting to scrub it with the pumice stone. You can easily see as the dead skin cells are removed away. Rinse your feet with water and clean your pumice stone. You can also soak your feet in warm water before scrubbing it.

You don’t have to scrub to hard as this is something you can do on a daily basis. It is important to clean your stone after use to prevent the growth of molds. Rinse it and hang it on the wall with the rope it comes it. It is quite simple to use to use and remains one of the best natural options that cost cheaper. It is also safer and reliable than most artificial feet scrubbers.

To purchase this specific stone, you may find it here.

Jovani Prom Dresses for Spring 2017

For women who attend special occasions now and again, the Jovani prom dresses are an ideal option to bring out the best in you. Jovani dresses range from the floral print ball gowns to the embellished mermaid dresses. They are the ideal option to turn high school parties into a memorable red carpet experience giving you the attention of boys in the party. The dresses are designed to make you feel special on special occasions taking inspirations from the Paris, Milan and New York catwalks. Jovani has been in the industry for over 35 years now selling some of the best brands in gown proms. They keep on producing more innovative designs each year that appeal to all ages and sizes.

They released their the newest 2017 Jovani prom gowns last month giving consumers something new for Spring 2017. Let’s have a look at some of their new releases;

Jovani 49926 Two-Piece Dress

Jovani 49926
This black two-piece Jovani 49926 dress is a great ensemble from Jovani, featuring an off-the-shoulders bodice with a come-hither look. The top looks like it is hanging off the shoulders but hold firmly and will never come off. The overhanging shoulder parts bring out the mermaid looks nicely with a light net connecting the upper part to the skirt below. The skirt is long and nicely feels the body flaring only at the bottom. It fits your body size and brings out your stunning figure making it a great pick for Spring. This black, off-the-shoulder mermaid silhouette dress from Jovani is a nice choice and one to consider checking out.

Jovani 47075 V-Neck Prom Dress

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The Jovani 47075 prom dress is an excellent choice when you want to bring out your best looks and show off some skin. It is stunningly beautiful, and brings out the best in women making the perfect prom dress when you want to shine and impress. It nicely fits your body all the way down to just beneath the knees where it starts to flare. It has a plunging V-neckline with a deep V-back with sheer cutouts sides. It is a sleeveless bodice that finishes in a chapel train.

Jovani 48200 Prom Dress

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The Jovani 48200 trumpet skirt prom dress will make you feel like a queen with a flattering look and unique floral ending at the bottom. It is a unique design and one to check out, especially if you love to be a princess. The princess seams gives it that flattering appearance making it a great choice for the 2017 prom. The dress is pulled together by a zipper closure on the semi-open back, but the zipper remains hidden. It is a unique pageant dress that is sleeveless and covers your body well all the way from your chest to the feet.

Jovani 49925 Two-Piece Jumpsuit

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Available from sizes 0-28, this Jovani two piece pants suit is another great addition to their line of fashionable evening wear  and one to consider buying for Spring 2017. It is a comfortable two-piece pants suit, with an off-the-shoulder bodice, that fits the body well and gives you the much-needed flexibility in the water. The top nicely hangs off your shoulders with the trouser fitting you all the way up to the abdomen.

Jovani prom dresses are always highly recommended for fit and fabric. It is a coveted brand, and you can order any of their products with confidence knowing you have value for your money.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair and How to Use It at Home

You can easily clear out all the commercial hair styling and conditioning products in your home and replace them with an all-natural solution. Coconut oil is turning to be one of the best natural products with a wide array of benefits. From moisturizing skin, cooking to conditioning hair, coconut oil has can benefit you is so many ways.

Coconut oil is very rich in antioxidants, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that help fight things like dandruff in your hair. The oil helps fight infections and fungus while supporting a healthy growth of hair larger in volume and color. The scalp health is also improved by the oil making coconut oil the most common ingredient in almost all hair products. If you take a look at the ingredients of almost all hair products, coconut oil is usually listed there.

Benefits of coconut oil and how to best use it at home

Coconut oil for hair conditioning

200ml-coconut-oil-piCoconut oil is an exceptional hair conditioner free of any chemicals found in most commercial products. Research shows that coconut oil helps prevent protein loss outperforming the mineral and sunflower oils. Protein loss in the hair leads to dryness and breakages. The lauric acid in the coconut oil is capable of penetrating the hair shafts due to its low molecular weight. It then nourishes the hair with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals preventing the damage experienced from brushing and combing your hair.

Use a ¼ teaspoon or tablespoon coconut oil for short and long hair respectively. Warm the oil by rubbing it against your palms and applying it to the shafts of the hair and scalp. You can then cover it with a shower cap for a few hours before washing with a gentle shampoo.

Coconut oil for hair growth

Coconut oil can help grow thin hair by providing it with the necessary nutrients for growth. Some of the essential nutrients include things like lauric acid that penetrate the hair improving the shaft and overall health of the hair. Incorporate foods rich in Omega-3 fats like chia, pumpkin, and flax seeds. Continued use will lead to longer and thicker hairs.

You can easily use the coconut oil by massaging it into your scalp with gentle pressure for some minutes. One tablespoon of coconut oil is enough to massage your scalp. You can add some rosemary oil to help improve circulation in the scalp. The coconut oil improves blood circulation leading to improved hair growth.

Coconut oil for clearing dandruff

Dandruff caused by dry skin conditions or use of harmful chemicals and fungal can easily be cleared by coconut oil. The lauric and capric acid in the oil have powerful antiviral and antifungal properties that help fight dandruff.

Massage your scalp with a mixture of coconut oil and lavender, tea tree, thyme, and wintergreen for effective results. Coconut oils fight off dandruff well when combined with other natural products. Massage your scalp with the mixture all the way from the neck to the forehead. You can sit in the sun for like 30 minutes increase the heat.

These are just a few of the numerous coconut oil benefits for hair. Coconut call also be used when styling your hair instead of the commercial products as it tames the frizz in the hair well.  For more information, please click here.

Mori Lee Wedding Dresses for 2017

Magical, fascinating, exquisite and glamorous are what describes the breathtaking wedding dresses from Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner. Her 60 years’ experience in creating works of art and topping the bridal industry has led to a production of elegant and luscious gowns with details to match. Carried by a number of stores, her well-renowned collections are highly sought throughout the globe and accommodate a range of bridal needs, including bridesmaids and mother of the bride pieces, creating lifelong memories.

Having being termed as a bridal fairy godmother, her refined designs contain modern and rich textures that inspire brides with statement pieces, beading details and delicate lace designs.

Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress
Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress

Nothing describes being the center of attention as the Mori Lee 8123 Maribella wedding dress does. This simple gown will allow any bride to string along guests as she matches down the aisle. Featuring a full volume skirt with a chapel train, this simple gown gets straight to the point and leaves room for the bride to shine. The crystal beaded waistline stylishly joins the skirt to the V-neckline sleeveless bodice that extends to the back forming a V-back. This satin ball gown is not complete without the covered button detailing the illusion back, and running down to the chapel train tip. Sweeping the groom off his feet becomes real in this simply polished gown.

Mori Lee 8112 Malia wedding dress
Mori Lee 8112 Malia wedding dress

Become pretty and girly in the Mori Lee 8112 Marcia tulle strapless wedding dress. Featuring an eyelash edge, scalloped sweetheart neckline, it has crystal beaded Alencon lace adorning the bodice, with the eyelash trim extending to the semi-open back that finishes in covered buttons. The cascading train on the gown’s skirt finishes off in chapel train falling from the scalloped waistline in overlapping layers of trim flounces that draws inspiration from a fairytale princess, creating magical moments as you walk past guests.

Mori Lee 2785 Wedding Dress
Mori Lee 2785 Wedding Dress

Look royally classy in the Mori Lee 2785 satin V-neck wedding dress with a fit and flare design and a lacy illusion back. This charmingly fit dress add height to any form, making the bride look elegant, with the flaring skirt opening up to the train that comes in ranging lengths to fit any bride’s needs. The dress features a seductively plunging V-neckline in delicately gorgeous lace appliques covering the smooth satin with the sleeves sitting on the shoulder’s edge. The bits of crystal beading and peek-a-boo lace covering the back that also features covered buttons adds to the dress’ details, making it more glamorous.

Mori Lee 2812 Wedding Dress
Mori Lee 2812 Wedding Dress

Turn heads and stun in the Mori Lee 2812 fit and flare wedding dress that befits a beach or garden themed ceremony. This dress allows a bride to blend in to the nature with the florals lace that details the three-quarter length sleeves. The soft net embellished with Alencon lace appliques and accented with frosted beading is simply chi, with the V-neckline and V-back showing off a perfectly toned back and shoulders. The dress finishes with the signature covered buttons and drops down finishing in a chapel train with scalloped lace hemline. The delicate lace makes foe an exquisite gown that embodies what Mori Lee gowns are all about.

Choosing to trust Madeline by selecting something from the Mori Lee wedding dresses collection will give any bride assurance that fairytales do exist. Any bride has the peace of mind that all her bridal needs, including the bride’s mother and her bridesmaids, will be catered to under one roof. The Mori Lee collection of bridal gowns transforms brides’ walk down the aisle to give a red carpet runway feel, making any bride’s wedding day be as enchanting as the dress she wears.

SportRack SR7018 Vista XL Rear Opening Cargo Box

If you love traveling often, then the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box is an excellent product to help you create extra space in your car. The 18 cubic feet cargo box features an exceptional streamline design to reduce drag and twist while on the road. The XL SportRack cargo box remains one of the best ways to expand your car’s storage. The box can be used to store a wide variety of items like luggage, sportswear and equipment, toys and much more. The easy access to the box from the rear of your car and ABS plastic construction with an aerodynamic design are just some of the great features about this box. Faster installation and removal ensures you save time for the people on the go.

Key features of the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL

High capacity

The limit of 18 cubic feet is enough to store a wide variety of items. This is a hard shell box 19 inches tall. 64 creeps long and 40 crawls wide. It is a sizeable unit capable of storing many items and creating the much-needed space in your car. If you love traveling with your pet, then you know how to get that extra space.

A strong ABS plastic construction

The cargo box is made from a strong ABS plastic construction that makes it durable and tough. It is one box you are sure will resist the harsh conditions out there and serve you for years. The box is UV resistant and one should not worry about the devastating effects of the sun during the summer season. The ABS plastic combines the strength and rigidity of acrylonitrile and styrene polymers. Toughness and resistance are the words you can use to describe the plastic construction.

Safety features with the rear opening

The side opening cover is a feature that has been specifically created for safety reasons. You don’t have to worry about and nearby movement when loading or off-loading your box. You can easily open your box by the roadside without having to worry about the incoming vehicles. Your back guard becomes the stage to achieve things.

Ease of use with a quick release mounting

This is one of the easiest cargo boxes to use without the need of any devices. Easily install the box on the roof of your car using the U-fasteners. Tee box hold firmly but also remains quite easy to remove when required. The mounting of the box is quite simple with the locking arms and mechanism keeping the open position great. It is quite light and removing it is a simple task taking you less than five minutes.
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Pros and cons of the SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box

Pros
• Waterproof keeping items safe
• Safe and easy to use
• UV-resistant and durable
• Easy to access when required

Cons
• The locks look cheap but then hold the box firmly
• Slight whistling at high speeds

Final verdict

The SportRack SR7018 Vista XL cargo box is a great option when in the market for a high-quality box to create additional space in your cars. It can store several items due to the big space inside. It is like a black hole of space in there. The price is hands down while the features are excellent giving users several benefits. It is a box that is highly recommended and one you can order without any worries as it offers good value for money.

5 Tips For Teenagers For Their First Date

Your first teenage date, alone with a boy can make your nervous, but if you follow these simple hints you will be well on your way to having a successful first date.

Seeing that you finally agreed to going out and give this seemingly interested guy a chance, you will want to master dating etiquette.  If you said “yes” to his request for a date, there must be something interesting about him, so get it right the first time.

Here goes a few tips to carry for that first date that will calm your nerves and help to leave a lasting impression;

1. Be yourself. This lays a necessary foundation for honesty. After being in so many exhaustive dates and relationships being honest from the start is the first best decision you can make. It weeds out any fakes and leaves room for only those who can stick around for the storms that are your emotions and moods. So after saying yes, when he asks for your input on what time and where you’d like to go, don’t be shy, point out your favorite joint and negotiate from there. It may not be his favorite, but at least you can negotiate from there.

first-date-outfit2. Regarding fashion, prepare well for the date. Pick out an outfit that you know looks good on you, something you can be comfortable in, but also doesn’t telegraph the wrong intentions. The right dress will help you to relax and be confident, while putting your best foot forward.  You want him to focus on you the person, not you the sex symbol.

3. Be sure to inform your friends or family of his plans and where exactly you will be going. When you arrive, you might send a text message to a responsible friend or family member with your location. You may also want to carry with you some cash or a credit card in case the date goes awry.  As long as you have money, you can hold on to your independence.

4. Much as we like to be fashionably late, be on time!  Put his feelings first to show your respect, and then you can demand respect for yourself from him when you need it.

texting-on-date5. During the date, switch off your phone, or put it on silent and engage in conversation. Don’t make it about yourself, but ask questions and pay attention to responses while avoiding giving too much information in one dose. Be polite in your mannerism towards your date and the hosts. Avoid hot topics like politics that are bound to leave an unpleasant air and take it easy on the alcohol to avoid embarrassments.

restaurantbilledit6. Seeing that we live in a gender balanced world, when it comes to settling the bill, you can politely offer to do so, but if he says he will pay, kindly let him. Remember that he too may be nervous and letting him feel confident about himself may be just what he needs to make the date worthwhile for both of you.

7. When the date ends, chances are you’ll already have decided if you’d want to see him again. Don’t make it awkward for him and give him hints as you say your goodbyes. If he seems unsure and offers a handshake, take it and linger a while with his hand so he knows you enjoyed the company and are finding it hard to say goodbye. On the other hand, if you didn’t enjoy your time, it would be better if you let him down in a kind way rather than be rude. Make a stand quickly to avoid games and wasting both your precious time. Remember that it was just a date, and if his efforts didn’t make a lasting or good impression, then it is better to move on, although giving him a second chance won’t hurt.

In going for this first date with anyone that you fancy, remember to have fun. The first date may not be as great as you expected, but making an effort to put yourself out there really counts. Let your date know if you would like to see them again as soon as they make the follow up call and don’t give them a hard time.

So if you’re looking to make a lasting impression as well as have fun, try these five simple tips that will ensure you brush off on your dating game and find the one. All the best!!

Best Tips To Get Top Rated Selfies

The advent of technology has seen to it that the world is swept up in acquiring hand-held cameras on internet enabled mobile phones. This has led to a more personalized feel to everything including taking digital photos. The internet is more vibrant and exciting with the rise of selfies, making it easier to interact with a familiar face as more and more people can now take selfies and upload to social media sites.

Taking selfies is fun and makes the ordeal worthwhile especially when you get hundreds of likes and compliments. It seems easy, but needs mastering, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian writing books on how to skillfully take gorgeous selfies with little filtering or Photoshop.

Below are a few tips on what NOT to do, in order to get top rated selfies on Instagram or Snapchat.  With some practice, you too can get positive instead of negative feedback on your submissions. 

1. Take a brief look at yourself in the mirror and give approval to how you look first. One of the most important tips for taking amazing selfies is confidence and a bit of practice. No one gets it perfect at the first trial, but giving it a go in front of the mirror and trying a few poses is a good start. Confidence and inner happiness will always reflect on the photo.

dull-background2. Look for the perfect lighting. Take advantage of natural light coming in through the windows or go outside and play around with different angles before finding the best one. Light should always fall on your face to brighten up the beautiful features and make them pop.

3. Shaky hands while taking stills can be challenging. Great, clear selfies require that you remain still to avoid blurring. It is possible to take a selfie with one hand, with or without the selfie stick, but sometimes your hand can fail you. Try relaxing and take a few before getting into it. A better alternative is using both hands, with or without the selfie stick, and the photo will still come out marvelous.

blurry-photos4. To avoid the all too familiar and sometimes funny or embarrassing backgrounds, always examine the background first to ensure that nothing is out of place. Avoid a busy or cluttered background, and pick one that also brightens the selfies rather than dulls it. A good example is a colorful mural on the wall or a plain wall.

5. Find the best angle and pose that works with you. Tweak it up a bit over time to give a variance, but try sticking to it as the best angle always brings out the best of your features. If lifting the camera directly up or angling your face to the side works, then use this to your advantage and create the best moments.

pexels-photo-1468066. Always look at the picture as you are taking it and see the final result before snapping away. This allows you to change up the positions and find one that works. You would be amazed at how many people don’t even point their smart phone in the right direction.

7. While trying to find the best lighting for your selfie, you may find that holding up the camera and looking directly at the lens will almost always give off the best selfies. This position centers your eyes in the photo, and allows a part of your neck jewelry and outfit to show, making the selfie more detailed.

These simple tips to get top rated selfies are only pointers to get you started and going. Allowing friends into the picture makes the experience more fun and gives more options for you and your friends as you can switch out positions to take more pictures. Now that you’re properly armed with these tips, go crazy and customize your selfies with crazy poses, silly looks, and the occasional pouty face. With time, you’ll sure witness your social media timeline go abuzz with more activity than you can imagine.

Why you should Covet your Sleep

Much as sleep lovers are always associated with laziness, with quotes even from even the Bible that condemn it, sleep is an integral part of our healthy well-being. A good night’s sleep can help you develop a strong memory, reduced stress, a longer life, and even proper bodily waste removal along with general productivity.

As we grow, we find that we acquire different lifestyles and our sleep patterns change to accommodate our lives. Different age groups require different hours of sleep and failure to get a good night’s rest may result in life-threatening situations like dozing off while driving and causing a fatal accident.

It is a fact that it may not always be possible to get that much-desired shut eye, but everyone is advised to take off some time and have some extended snooze time, even if it’s only twice a week.

The following reasons should be enough to justify why you should covet your sleep without any guilt.

1. If you have ever snapped at your child, spouse or colleagues at work without good reason, then the remedy might be some few more hours in bed. With today’s economic demands and educational pressures, getting the right amount of sleep may be difficult. You can, however, choose to leave work on time and be home early, finish preparing the kids and sacrifice that favorite show for a few more hours of sleep. These added hours of rest will result in making sound judgments, becoming a problem solver, becoming more stable emotionally and reduce the risk of getting depressed.

2. Studies have shown that enough sleep has successfully reduced chances of getting obese and diabetes, contracting heart, liver and kidney problems, and promotes physical growth and development. Sleep is also responsible for fighting off body infection and diseases, as a well-rested body is more immune than a sleep deprived one.
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3. Intelligence, concentration, and creativity are boosted by a sound mind that is well-rested. Many artistes across the board, be it in visual arts, musicians, song writers, authors, have been quoted as having come across the best ideas during their sojourn time. This is because the mind is better equipped to be more productive and retain information is it is well rested. Therefore, encouraging our kids to go to bed early and get sleeping might just be the missing link to get that college scholarship.

With these few reasons, anyone can now defend their record breaking sleep hours citing the rationale that a well-balanced lifestyle and sanity is based on a reliable sleep patterns. In fact, you can now hold on to the rationale that sleep is the basic foundation of a healthy body. You can now go ahead and have the pleasure to put the “do not disturb” sign at your bedroom door and catch you some Z’s.

For more information, please contact the Miami Shores Neurology and Sleep Institute in Miami Shores, Florida at 305-754-6240.

Benefits of Reclining Chairs

When it comes to benefits of reclining chairs, technology has seen to it that even our basic furniture has received an upgrade to enhance comfort. Comfort is not the only concern that is improved in furniture, but we can now acclaim numerous health and aesthetic benefits to furniture.

The first piece of furniture that automatically comes to mind when speaking of living space is the chair. The seat has transformed from any standard chair to the rocking chair, to recliner chairs that offer more in resting, not only the body but the mind too. Recliner chairs are not restricted to the living space but can also be found in commercial airplanes to offer comfort while traveling and reduce jet lag.

Why get a Recliner Chair?

It may be ill thought that recliner chairs are only for comfort while watching your favorite television show or game matches, and that they are only for the wealthy. These type of chairs can be used across the board by a variety of people for various benefits. Below are some of the benefits of reclining chairs;

Eases Pregnancy Complications

massage-chairs-safe-duringOne of the most difficult thing to do when expectant is finding the perfect position to sit or lie down. The associated body swelling and difficulty in blood circulation nursury-recliner-chair4makes it more annoying to find a comfortable way to distribute the weight while in a resting position. A recliner chair comes in handy as it is flexible and can be adjusted into various positions until a mother finds the best posture to accommodate her in different stages of her pregnancy.

Buying a recliner chair with an adjustable leg and headrest is one of the best investment any mother can make. Playing around with the angles to find the best lumbar position to ease back pains and allow for proper blood circulation may reduce visits to the doctor. It also reducing the joint swelling.

The chair is not only handy during pregnancy, but can become very vital when nursing and during those sleepless nights when baby needs holding (but mommy still needs to nap).

Recline Back to Ease the Day’s Stress

Anyone who wakes up early for their job can attest to the stress relating to the daily grind and the traffic that usually comes with it. When you get home, you just want to rest. Resting while relieving your stress in a reclining chair may be a good idea. Some recliner chairs come with a vibrating feature that allows you to get massaged while increasing blood circulation to vital organs. This allows for faster detoxing while relaxing the mind for the next day’s hustles, giving you the luxury of waking up feeling refreshed and ready to go.

Recline In Comfort

man-resting-in-reclinerEveryone enjoys sitting comfortably while either catching up with family, on favorite shows or while just lazing about. The different angles and features that recliner chairs come with allows you to sit back and relax while putting your legs up. The side pockets can accommodate the remote controls to eliminate the search for the remotes. Some come with trays that can extend out and back for putting the popcorn bowl. What more can one ask for to enjoy their personal time while being comfortable?

Despite the mentioned benefits, it is worth noting that these chairs come in various types for different uses. Making prior inquiries and consulting your doctor before purchasing one may come in handy to suit your unique needs, especially if the chair is for medical reasons. Getting one that blends in with your already acquired furniture is also a point to note.

For a great selection on recliners, visit Lane Furniture Store today.

4 Basic Wardrobe Must-Haves For All Seasons

Every fashion conscious lady knows that there are timeless pieces that never go off season, and should therefore always exist in their closets. Timeless pieces may include a designer pair of shoe or handbag, that gorgeous choker that may choke other ladies with envy or that stylish scarf that accentuates your long neck.

Below are four basic wardrobe must-haves for all seasons, including are a few suggestions of how to dress them up, or down depending on occasion or list of errands on any given day.

A Well-Fitting Blazer

well-fitted-blazerThis is a staple in any lady’s wardrobe. A well-fitting blazer accentuates your figure, giving shape to your waistline and draws attention to the flow of any outfit. In case you are a little bulky around the waistline, it will draw attention away from the waistline and on to your shoulders, giving you a look of being well put. Today’s blazers come in all forms, and an adventurous soul will play around with bright colors, kitenge, khanga, stripes, texture, and length, so as to fit any occasion.

Well-fitting blazers can be paired with A-line dresses or skirts, a pair of jeans or shorts for a fun day out, a pencil skirt for that office meeting or interview, or a pair of tights with heels for a fun night out. Don’t be afraid to try out the boyish look by wearing a bow-tie or tie with your blazer to break out the monotony once in a while.

If you don’t already have this with you, then get out there and buy or get a custom made one from a creative designer.

A Wallet To Die For

henri-bendel-walletWallets, of course, contains the money and credit cards we intend to spend at the market or mall, and at the nail and beauty parlor. Investing in an exquisite wallet is one of the soundest decisions any lady can make, whether young or old. There are various types, sizes, and designs of wallets, but a practical girl would want to have two types of wallets;

a) A small wallet that can hold all your cash and cards

b) A big statement wallet that can fit in your handbag, but also act as an all-purpose clutch bag that can be carried on its own. This may be in a neutral color to match almost any of your outfits, although you can have several.

Good pair of shoes

chunk-heelsA good pair of shoes in any lady’s closet will be the source of joy and comfort for days on, giving off an air of self-confidence and that bounce that makes you the envy of many. A comfortable, classic black single sole heel that matches almost any outfit including flared or skinny jeans, pants or skirt suits for office meetings or interviews is a must have.

A pair of flat doll shoes that also go well with almost all outfits is ideal for walks to the bus station or a trip to the mall in shorts or a fitting mini dress or skirt. These are available in different colors and designs ranging in peep toe, round toe or pointed; classic sneakers are ideal for the walk in a park, or around the neighborhood, and can be worn with a denim mini skirt, a pair of shorts or jeans, or a skater dress or skirt; a lovely pair of flip flops or open shoes are ideal for hot days and when you want to show off your well-done pedicure and may be paired with long or short dresses, pants or shorts.

Ladies who love comfort or experience backaches should consult a doctor first before acquiring the ideal shoe that can be customized to be comfy, fashionable and stylish.

The Forever Stylish Black and White Two-Piece Outfit

black-and-whiteOwning a white blouse and black pants or a black pencil skirt has never failed any fashionista. This pair has worked wonders for many over the years, and if a little imagination is added, it is the best look ever invented.

A plain, but fitting white long-sleeved blouse; blouse with ruffles; high-collar blouse; oversized boyfriend shirt; or a back buttoned blouse can all pass for a stylish choice of wear paired with black bottoms.

The bottoms can be a fitting pencil skirt, high-waist pants or skirt, ankle-length pants, wide-legged pants, fitting shorts paired with heels, or black tights that can be worn with an oversized blouse and a cinch belt to tie up the entire look.

On top of these options, having neutral colors in the closet always come in handy when you want to tone down any look and blend in professionally or in a cocktail.

This four basic wardrobe must-haves for all seasons will always remain relevant. Today’s woman needs comfort and style, and a busy schedule doesn’t equal a dull look. So with these few tips for starters, we recommend going forth and dazzling with your favorite pieces that never go out.

Five Tips to Ace that Interview

Verbal interviews may be the only or last platform where you can sell your attributes to the prospective employer and make the best first impression that will land you that dream job. Interviews are nerve-wracking and may sometimes be the final nail in the coffin, making you miss the grand opportunity of getting a job.

Sometimes luck and the right connections can play a part in landing that dream opportunity, but if these two don’t feature in your quest to land a job, then perhaps you need to have these five tips to ace that interview;

1. Once you get that call to appear before the interviewer, begin carrying out a simple research on the company. The internet is a resourceful well of information and many corporations own websites nowadays, making it easy to get basic information on the enterprise. This will benefit you in getting to know what the company advocates for, give you an idea on the perks available, and give you an advantage of being knowledgeable and not be caught flat-footed.

2. Being confident starts by proper preparation. Apart from carrying out research on the firm, finding the perfect attire for the interview is key. Laying it out before the said day will alert you of any missing buttons or stains and save you time on the D-day, allowing you to be punctual.

Avoid too much makeup and accessories as this may be off-putting and give a false perception of your character, especially if the job pertains to the corporate world.

3. Punctuality will come in handy because you get enough time to ease into the mood and prepare yourself psychologically while being in the actual interview environment. It also gives your future employer the impression that you value and respect.

4. Carry with you a copy of your resume and testimonials, alongside any other documents that you think you may require. Trust me; the extra load may just earn you points with the interview panel, showing that you always prepare for any outcomes.

5. Once inside the interview room, break the ice by greeting the panel and ask if you can be seated. Maintain eye contact with the person asking the questions. When asked a question that you may not have a ready answer for, try to have them ask it again to buy a few seconds to search your brain. Stay calm, remain conscious of the panel, stay true to yourself and try to be as honest as possible in your responses. Always highlight your strengths and try as much as possible to avoid any negative responses that begin with “I don’t” and badmouthing your previous employer.

If given a chance to ask a question but you have none, ask how soon you can expect any feedback on if you made it through or not.

With these few tips, please try to maintain a positive attitude, thank the interviewers for the opportunity and time, and always smile. Keep in mind that the interviewers may have once in their lives, been in your position and may understand if you have the occasional stammer due to nerves.

Above all, try to remember to sit up straight, switch off your phone and stay relaxed and keep in mind that failing one interview may be the practice you need that will lead to your passing the next one.

Simple Tips for the Best Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are one of the easiest and quickest solutions to having a great breakfast. They are light, require little preparation and their resulting aroma can make any late riser wake up early to a magnificent breakfast spread.  If you have left over, almost over-ripe bananas, and are looking to spice up your signature pancakes, giving them a nutritional boost, here are a few simple tips for the best banana pancakes.  I find having the pancakes with a hot cup of ginger tea or cold milk most comforting and a better way to start my day.

These suggestions are not at all restrictive. You can go ahead and add a pinch of cinnamon in the mix, or sprinkle cinnamon on the hot pancakes before serving for maximum taste bud arousal. Go ahead, try out these tips and become a banana pancake fan-club member.

For about 6 pancakes you will need;

2 large eggs

11/2 cup sifted all-purpose wheat flour

� cup of fresh milk

A pinch of salt

1 level teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 large ripe bananas, blended/mashed

� cup of warmed maple syrup to taste (optional)

Procedure:
– Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. Dry them and begin work

– Sieve your baking flour into the mixing bowl. Sieving not only removes unwanted particles that sometimes escape into the flour during packaging, it also aerates the flour making it light.

– Add the baking powder to the sieved flour and mix.

– Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Add the pinch of salt and beat till they whiten.

– Now peel bananas and blend or mash them up to a smooth pulp. Add in the fresh milk and the eggs, then continue blending to a smooth consistency.

Please note that if you choose to mash up the bananas in a bowl, you may need to add and mix the eggs and milk in small quantities to get the desired smooth consistency.

– Carefully pour the banana puree into the mixing bowl and begin mixing with the flour until the mixture is smooth and light. You can now add the vegetable oil into the mixture and continue mixing.

– Preheat the pan and lightly glisten it with a little cooking oil. You can now pour a small portion of the pancake batter onto the pan, on low heat and allow to brown on one side. Turn it over to cook on the other side and repeat this procedure for the rest of the batter till it is complete.

– Serve the hot banana pancakes on a flat plate, with a generous spread of warm maple syrup over them. You can also choose to have the maple syrup on a side dish for those who would find the sugar in the pancakes enough because bananas are already sugary.

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Vegetable Gardening- Tips for the Beginner

Vegetable gardening has been found to be one of the most relaxing and inexpensive ways to relieve stress, work out, bond with nature and grow healthy food. Today, more people are more aware of healthy alternatives and are more willing to eat fresh produce, work out and reduce lifestyle-related illnesses. Everyone can now grow food, whether in an apartment building or in the spacious suburbs regardless of the weather patterns, and be fulfilled in the knowledge that your favorite vegetable will always be in season.

For the beginner who’s been looking to start up, here are some simple tips to getting those vegetables out of the soil and onto your plate;

1. Start small with the simplest vegetables that take the shortest time to grow. Keep in mind that as a beginner, you still have a lot to learn and it is better to carry out the experiment on a small scale than have an epic large scale fail (please note that not all beginners fail, so it depends on luck and how well you follow up on the vegetables)

2. Carry out research and find the best seeds that promise high yields and are disease and weather resistant. In doing so, you guarantee that even if some of the vegetables won’t survive to see you palate, at least you still get some.

In the same space, buy small quantities of seed that will be used all at once instead of having them remain to carry over to the next time you plant. This ensures that their high quality is retained, giving good yields all the time.

3. Once you make the decision to start your vegetable garden, commence soil preparation. It may be a good idea to visit one of the farmer’s stores and consult with the experts on the quality of the soil. Professionals with soil experience are more likely to do soil tests for you and advise you on what soil nutrients to increase and fertilizers to use to add to the soil value, depending on the vegetables you want to grow. They may also advise you on how much water the soil needs for whatever favorite vegetable you hope to grow.

4. Once you get your seeds, fertilizer and soil, consider the ideal location to place your garden, where the vegetables will get sufficient light. Different vegetables need varying lengths and intensity of sunlight. It might be advisable to have a protective tent if the garden is the plot behind your house to cover the vegetable once the sun is too hot, or where you can install lighting in case you need artificial lighting.

If you intend to use pots, buckets, sacks or cut bottles, then consider having them in an area that has drainage to allow excess water to flow, and consider having holes in them where the excess water can drain off.

5. Finally, go ahead and begin your journey to getting an all year round supply of fresh vegetables that guarantee you good roughage, steady supply of vitamins and relaxation as you work on the garden.
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These simple tips are far from being exhaustive and are not only meant for vegetable gardening but can be applied to many crops that are easily planted at home. Any beginner can go ahead and try them out, customize them to suit their surroundings and add onto them to make the experience more successful. Who knows, maybe these tips are what you need to discover that green thumb you always thought you had.

$2.7 Million Disappears in Orphan Earmark for Atlanta

The year is 1991, it’s the George H. W. Bush administration. The place: Atlanta, Georgia. There is excitement in the city and across the country for the major event that will happen 5 years later – the 1996 Olympic Games.

The excitement is joined with the need for preparation. The city and the region has to prepare – food, safety, shelter, transportation, conveniences, utilities, and infrastructure all have to be ready for the influx of tourists, fans, and athletes that will be arriving.

The federal government, fully aware that how the world would see Atlanta was a reflection of how they also saw the nation, came to their assistance that year in many ways, one of which was an earmark for $58.1 million “for various transportation improvements in connection with the 1996 Olympics, including the city of Atlanta advanced traffic management system (IVHS).”1

The rules laid out in the bill for this money was simple:

  • State of Georgia was to use it for “innovative techniques in highway construction or finance.”
  • The money came from the Highway Trust Fund, and would be used from 1992 to 1997.
  • The money could only be applied to 80% of the project (so the state had some skin in the game).
  • The funds earmarked “shall remain available until expended.”

So what’s the problem? Why are we discussing a twenty year old earmark?

The answer is simple: Because of the language in this bill (can only be used from 1992 – 1997 but funds will remain available until expended), there is $2.7 million being held by the Secretary of Transportation that can only legally be spent… 13 years ago.

How is this possible? This is an example of what is called an ‘orphan earmark’ and nicknamed a ‘disappearmark.’ While it is great that money was not spent when not necessary here, regardless of what congress tried to force upon the recipients, this money still exists but is not included in any real meaningful budgetary numbers.

To make it worse, since this was allocated to the state for a highway project, this money is taken out of the state’s share of federal gas tax revenue!

So let’s get this straight:

  • Georgia doesn’t spend all of the taxpayers money on this project
  • The state is rewarded by losing $2.7 million  from their share of revenue
  • This money is still held by the Department of Transportation
  • No one can use it – so the money just remains with no where to go

There have been several noble attempts by legislators to ‘sunset’ earmarks – if they haven’t been used by a certain time, if recipients can no longer fulfill eligibility requirements, etc. But they continually get squashed.

And I can’t figure it out… but then again, it’s the federal government. They don’t want us to figure it out.

$2.7 Million in today’s dollars = $4.4 Million

*Based on appropriations affect on federal debt over the last 20 years

1. “Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991” HR 2950 ENR, Section 1107 – Innovative Projects. 102nd Congress.

Strong Cross Between Victor Hugo Morales and Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu

Strong cross between Victor Hugo Morales and Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu

As part of a series of interviews with presidential candidates performed together at Radio Continental, Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu and Victor Hugo Morales had a strong cross over journalism.

After a conversation about the media close to the government, Ruiz Guinazu suggested that the name of Victor Hugo’s program on Channel 9, Down-line, reflecting the relationship of the journalist with the Casa Rosada.

-Magdalena Ruiz Guinazu: What do you call your program on Channel 9?

– Victor Hugo Morales:  Slope of line

– MRG:  Slope of line, of course …

– VHM: That I underline, not that I lower it to me …

– MRG: I think so … Anyone who sees your program on Channel 9 or listens to Radio Continental, you know … and you’re defending your right to defend your ideas, but do not come to say that the Government does not intervene … Let the audience questions …

– VHM: No way there will be questions you want here as I hold someone down line on my TV because Bajada line call. Did you think that I fall line, Magdalena?

– MRG: I think so.

– VHM: Who the government?

– MRG: I do not know who, but certainly the government. You defend him permanently. In addition you qualify here the general press and colleagues say they’re a bunch of crap.

– VHM: Never say a word, I would not say that for radio.

– MRG: Yes, and I apply it to me too.

– VHM I did not know … but when? Do you have a record of such an accusation?

– MRG: I do not usually use espionage others do, I have no recording, we were all in the studio here.

“From the nose”. Then Ricardo Alfonsín entered the discussion, when Morales said that “the opposition is led by the nostrils in the mainstream media.”

“Why is so aggressive, Victor Hugo? That is an attitude that is not democratic. I have many more media credentials to oppose the Government: the party, my father [former President Raul Alfonsin], my values. Why do I have to be led by the nose? “interrupted the candidate of the Union for Social Development (UDESA). “I take that word, is a way of signaling that they always mark what is spoken and what was discussed,” continued the driver.

By this he meant the beginning of the crossing, when focused on the complaint to the Secretary of Internal Trade, Guillermo Moreno, about his alleged violent incident against an official of the militant Pro “I want to know what we got when we got in the allegations of media companies have now a real mafia, as reported by a hidden camera we know these days, led by [the CEO of Grupo Clarin, Hector] Magnetto, mafia who feel threatened because newsprint is for them a very painful subject, and the man who is facing Newsprint Moreno “.

“What evidence do you have to say that what Newsprint is a mafia? That the decision of the Court, Victor Hugo. Why are you required to say something else when such rigorous testing as the government says something, you are not requires such rigorous testing? “questioned the candidate. “I have the moral conviction that it is a mafia,” said Victor Hugo, to which Alfonsin said: “I have many convictions, but I can from my convictions to say what happens to me. That’s what the Justice. I have many beliefs, many certainties, and many things that happen in the private sector and the media do not like but it is much more serious when these things are done by the State, the State must argue that these things do not happen ” .

Then, Alfonsin stressed the multiplication of media close to the government in recent times, backed by Ruiz Guinazu. “In a few countries, a government must have many means at its favor,” said presidential candidate and spoke of “media patronage” in the media inside, driven from government advertising.