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The majority of Americans are behind the bill to extend children’s’ health care, even in the “red” states. People everywhere are realizing that it is part and parcel of a civilized country to support the health of its citizens, most especially the children. The American health care system is spiraling downward into an abyss of higher costs and lesser care while the president and his party seem content to fiddle. Swaggering out of the White House with his stupid look of victory that he shows when he thinks he has won something, the president might as well have raised his middle finger to the Middle Class.
As someone who has a young son who would have been given much needed coverage under the plan, I am more than just upset with Mr. Bush on a policy level. The crass piece of neo-conservative crap made a direct swipe at my son. As if I didn’t have enough reasons to despise the man. Mr. Bush has no problem handing billions over to the super rich, yet feels the need to deny coverage to my son that he would have automatically in every other industrialized (and many that are not) country in the world. The same man who doesn’t mind throwing hundreds of billions of dollars down unaccountable holes in Iraq cannot see it clear to provide for America’s children. The same president who wanted to do away with inheritance taxes on the very rich is now, once again, showing his true colors.
What I can’t understand is how many of those who still support him are the very people his policies attack. I can see how the super rich are more than happy (even though many of them are disgusted too) but what about those in the Middle Class who still cling to him? It comes down to religion and Christian fundamentalist mythologies. As long as he is one of them, he is fine with them. And they are more than happy to support a president who is willing to sign away a sound bill that would help America’s children become secure in their futures. As long as he is against stem cell research and Roe vs Wade, as long as he is in favor of crusading against the infidels (and making alot of money for his cronies) as long as he caters to the prayer-in-school and ten-commandments crowd, he has their support.
It is more than past time for America to take its place among the group of nations that places the health of its citizens among its top priorities. Nations that see the benefit in a healthy and stable society, unafraid of the next trip to the doctor. And it is more than past time for all Americans to demand it, as most now do. The children of America deserve much better, Mr. Bush.
Photographing Kansas along the Missouri River offers plenty of opportunities for interesting pictures. But, do you know what to bring or when to go? Well, we’ve got your answers here!
Taking Pictures of the Missouri
If you plan on photographing Kansas along the Missouri River, then you need to come prepared. Here the Missouri River is a mixture of natural and urban landscapes, offering a dichotomy of photography opportunities. But, you need the right equipment, and you also need a bit of patience.
Capturing Boaters and Kayakers
Along this stretch of water, kayakers, boaters and even paddle boats sail along the Missouri river. To catch the kayakers going through rapids or simply flying along the river, set your camera to a higher shutter speed like 1/8000, or use the Action or Continuous Shooting mode.
No matter what type of boat you are trying to photograph, you normally have to zoom in from the shore. So, you need both wide angle and a telephoto lens on your trip. Bring a tripod as well, especially for the telephoto shots. If not, the camera will emphasize any little hand shakes or movements, creating extremely blurry or noisy images.
You also have a few semi-rustic looking bridges that cross over the river. These are a mixture of metal and stone, which can make for interesting shots. Try playing with perspective with bridge shots. As opposed to only taking horizontal shots, angle slightly upwards. Focus on a single section of the bridge. For example, one of the columns as opposed to the area where the traffic actually passes.
Consider taking pictures at sunrise or sunset, especially with the bridge shots. The sun will add natural highlights to the stone of the bridge, creating various patterns of light and dark. Or, frame out the bridge with a tree, flying birds or even the cityscape.
You can contrast the natural with the unnatural. For example, sometimes strange signs like skull and cross bones go up near the river. Place the sign in the corner, and capture a bird in the water or a pier.
Using Your Equipment
Try not to use your flash. It will reflect off the water, over-exposing your shot. Natural lighting and maybe some warm or cool filters will provide more natural color. Open up your aperture a bit to maybe between f/5 and f/7 for early morning or late afternoon pics. You can also pump up your ISO, but only to about 800. Your pictures will get grainy fast at higher settings.
If the light is too bright, consider using a polarizing filter or just a lens hood to keep some of the glare out of the image. If you can avoid it, don’t photograph when the sun is at its zenith. Even your bridge pictures will look washed out.
The Missouri River is not very active on most sections of the river. Instead, it’s calmer with only light riffles. Calm water is not as interesting as moving water. So, avoid just straight shots on the water. Instead, get reflects of the sun off of the water or fish in the depths. This may be a prime opportunity to capture birds in the water or animals coming to drink, but that depends on how urban the setting is.
How does one overcome sexual anxiety?
Sexual anxiety can be the 1,000-pound pink elephant in the room. It is something most men don’t want to talk about, nearly all men will deny ever having experienced, and yet will affect virtually everyone at some point in their lifetime. Anybody who claims they have never been nervous about having sex is either lying or lives with a healthy dose of narcissism. While sexual anxiety can range from having a few butterflies in the stomach to a crippling emotional condition warranting assistance by a professional sex therapist, there are ways to ease the anxiety and make sex more enjoyable. Taking charge of one’s sexual life in terms of emotional health, penis health and physical health can help lead to a more satisfying love life all around.
What is sexual anxiety?
Also known as performance anxiety, the crux of the problem begins with overanalyzing and putting too much pressure on one performance, which can ultimately lead to a poor performance come show time. Many men seem to equate bringing about female orgasm with masculinity and worry that if they do not measure up to a woman’s standards, they will be seen as less of a man. Society’s ideals of male sexuality are constantly bombarding the typical man, often creating unrealistic expectations of what a man should look like and how he should perform in bed. Magazines are splashed with 6-pack abs and mind-blowing sex tips every man should know. Often, turning on the TV will find a steamy between-the-sheets session between two impossibly good-looking people — who seem to have endless stamina and passion for one another — as their sweaty bodies cascade in orgasm after orgasm. And that is happening in the PG world, never mind the way that the adult film industry portrays male sexuality.
For some men, all this media input skews their perception of their own bodies, leading them to believe that they cannot live up to their partner’s expectations. Thus, when it comes time to knock boots, some men become self-conscious and hyper-focused on what they are doing rather than what they are feeling, which is a recipe for an unsatisfying experience. In some cases, this performance anxiety can even lead to prolonged dysfunction.
How to overcome sexual anxiety
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Part of solving the problem is getting to the root of the problem, so often self-exploration is needed to determine the underlying cause. Men can ask themselves, “What am I afraid of?” or “What is making me feel nervous?” to help determine what may be the cause of the anxiety leading up to a sexual encounter. Below are a few quick tips to help curb sexual anxiety; however, men suffering from long-term, severe cases should consider professional help.
- Relax: It is pretty hard to enjoy oneself during sex when simultaneously analyzing one’s body fat content and trying to recall the last 20 moves in the Kama Sutra. Remember, nobody’s perfect, so try to put insecurities aside and have fun.
- De-stress: Anxiety begets anxiety. Work, family and money stressors can be carried over into the bedroom without even trying. Make a conscious effort to leave anxiety at the door and mentally “check-out” during intimate moments.
- Exercise: It may sound simplistic, but exercise releases feel-good endorphins into the brain, which help to combat anxiety. Additionally, working out may provide a jolt of self-confidence in the bedroom, making it easier to be naked and vulnerable with a partner.
- Breathe: Obviously people are always breathing, but purposeful deep breaths slows down the nervous system and fights anxiety. Breathing in for the count of 4, holding it for the count of 4, and breathing out for the count of 4 can actually help boost relaxation. Really, try it.
- Talk about it: Sexual anxieties may be the last thing a man wants to talk to his partner about, but chances are she has already noticed something is going on. It is best to get it out in the open, as she may just have a response to help solve the whole problem. It is also important to communicate, because ones’ partner may misread anxiety cues — such as avoidance of intercourse — as a sign of infidelity or rejection of her body, leading to additional issues down the road.
- Penis care: Keeping a healthy penis can increase body confidence and may even help with stimulation and sensitivity, making sex more enjoyable. Using a daily penis vitamin formula (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can keep the penis skin smooth and attractive while fighting odor and increasing circulation to the area. A healthy penis can go a long way towards feeling good about one’s prowess, and that may just translate into decreased anxiety in the bedroom.
Deep in the heart of the Mediterranean lies a small island nation dowsed with sunshine, sand and history. The Maltese archipelago, consisting of three inhabited islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – and several uninhabited islands, lies about 60 miles southeast of Sicily and 140 miles north of Tunisia. Malta, the largest island, is barely 17 miles long and 9 miles wide, while rural Gozo is half that size and Comino is just one fourth the size of Gozo.
Malta’s location at the crossroads of maritime routes has played a crucial role in history. From the ancient Phoenicians and Carthaginians using its safe harbors as a megalithic meg·a·lith
A very large stone used in various prehistoric architectures or monumental styles, notably in western Europe during the second millennium b.c. temples
have been designated as Hypogeum hy·po·ge·um
n. pl. hy·po·ge·a
1. A subterranean chamber of an ancient building.
2. An ancient subterranean burial chamber, such as a catacomb. of Hal Saflieni. This immense three-storied underground chamber is carved out of solid rock in precise imitation to the temples above ground. The $4, 45-minute tour is worth every cent, but be sure to reserve your tickets well in advance.
Valletta, the capital city
Valletta – Citta’ Umilissima, “A City Built by Gentlemen for Gentlemen” – is the capital of Malta and a fine example of a ´fīd),
adj containing additives more potent than the principal ingredient. European city. The city was named after Order of St. John There are several orders of chivalry called the Order of Saint John, which claim as their origins the Knights Hospitaller Christian crusading order. These are the:
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta, based in Rome who had been the commander of Malta’s Great Siege of 1565 in which he led the Order to victory over the Turks.
An excellent place to begin your tour is the basement of the Upper Barrakka Gardens The Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta’ Fuq) is a public garden in Valletta, Malta. It offers a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. The origins of the Upper Barrakka Gardens go back to 1661, when in effect it was a ‘private’ garden belonging to the Italian knights. , the highest point of Valletta’s 16th century bastion walls. From these gardens you can enjoy unrivalled views of one of the world’s largest and deepest natural harbors, the Grand Harbor.
Republic Street, the city’s main artery and pedestrian road, is a great place to stop for coffee at one of many old-fashioned cafes. Along this road you’ll also find more interesting historical sites including the Archaeological Museum, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the Grand Master’s Palace, and Manoel Theater (Europe’s second oldest theater still in use.) A few side streets away is Rubino’s, a most delectable dining establishment with the best asparagus fishing vessels Customary International Law provides that coastal fishing boats and small boats engaged in trade, as distinguished from seagoing fishing boats and large traders, are immune from attack and seizure during war. This Immunity is lost if fishing vessels take part in the hostilities. called luzzu boats swarm the bay, creating a photographer’s dream. Another charming congregation of luzzu boats lies in Spinola Bay in the popular tourist spot of Calypso Calypso, in Greek mythology
Calypso (kəlĭp`sō), nymph, daughter of Atlas, in Homer’s Odyssey. She lived on the island of Ogygia and there entertained Odysseus for seven years. on his epic return from Troy. A delightful taste of paradise is the secluded five-star Ta’ Cenc boutique hotel. (www.vjborg.com/tacenc)
If Gozo is a azure azure /az·ure/ (azh´er) one of three metachromatic basic dyes (A, B, and C).
Any of various dyes used in biological stains, especially for blood and nuclear staining. colors radiating from the water. To get to Comino, catch a boat ride from a local or book a day-cruise through one of the many tour operators.
Life in Malta is as hectic or leisurely, as sophisticated or rustic, as you want it to be.
The islands are a perfect off-season destination: affordable, interesting, safe, friendly and English speaking. The off-season begins in mid-September and ends in May, but the best deals can be dug up between Nov. 1 and March 31. As strange as it may seem in a country where English is the second official language, Americans are rarely sighted, except in an occasional tour group. Regardless, the Maltese hospitality will impress any nationality, and the inquisitive tourist will surely come away with
more than a suntan.
Malta by the numbers
The distance between Worcester and Valletta, Malta, as the crow flies, is 4,458 miles.
Total travel time from Boston to Malta is about 16 hours, but that includes PHOTOG pho·tog
A person who takes photographs, especially as a profession; a photographer. : (PHOTOS) KRISTA BRENNECKE WHITE
Many people believed that being tall could give you authority to others. Because according to a research, the taller you are, the more people can see you that you possessed sound knowledge, thus you can become more powerful. For these given reasons, it is fully expected that many others are dedicated to add some to their current height. But is that possible? What are the factors that can affect a height growth? You may ask. Well, below are some of the most known elements that affects human’s growth in terms of height.
Nutrition is the most important component of every human in the world. Hence, it will have the biggest impact in man’s height growth. If your body doesn’t possess the necessary nutrition, your growth will become slower. The most important vitamins are the Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Also, iodine and zinc are also comes as priorities. Without these mentioned elements in your body, you will surely end up with smaller than what you would expect.
Pituitary Gland Tumors
Are you familiar on this term? This organ inside your body can develop a tumor – though some were born with it – which will emit a massive amount of human growth hormone that mostly affects the growth of a human faster than normal. Having this kind of case is usually considered as “gigantism”. On the other hand, there is also the opposite called the genetic mutation that can cause “dwarfism”.
Gender and Genetics
Regarding this case, males are usually born taller than females. But considering the genetic factor is what most people often do. They commonly based their height from the height of their parents or relatives. Which is actually relatively true.
Amount of Sleep
This one factor affects human height growth. This is the reason why children needs a lot of sleep since the human growth secretion is larger when they are sleeping than when they are awake.
This is also very important in affecting your growth. When a person does a regular exercise or a certain activity, it can help their body for a better blood circulation, which then help to improve the bone nutrients therefore stimulate bone growth and bone density. All of which are factors in improving height growth.
Usually, diseases mostly affect only our weight growth. Unfortunately, that is not usually the case. Diseases are divided into two classes – the acute and chronic diseases. Acute diseases are the ones that affect our weight while the chronic diseases affect our height.
Piles are also known as hemorrhoids are a very painful condition in which veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Piles may be caused by increased pressure on internal or external veins around the rectum and anal canal. Piles are both internal and external. Internal piles are not so much serious but external piles are very painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing. There are many medications available to treat piles but Pilex Tablets from Himalaya is Ayurvedic proprietary medicine.
Pilex Tablets from Himalaya is a perfect blend of natural herbs which provides herbal and mineral components, essential for maintaining healthy veins. The anus is a sensitive area of the lower digestive system. Sitting and passing bowel movements puts daily stress on the rectum, on the anal passage and on venal structures inside. Because of this extra pressure vein in the rectal area can get irritated, swollen and bleed.
Pilex Tablets relieve this pressure. It also reduces the turgidity of the veins and venous capillaries for improved functioning. The combination of selective herbs of Pilex does this work very easily. The key ingredients are as follows.
Key Ingredients of Himalaya Pilex Tablet:
- Guggulu (Commiphora wightii )
- Shilajeet (Purified)
- Nimba seeds (Melia Azadirachta)
- Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
- Aragvadha (Cassia fistula)
- Kanchanara (Bauhinia variegata)
- Nagkesara (Mesua Ferrea)
How Pilex works?
Pilex has three principle actions, relieves pain, antimicrobial activity and heals piles. The antimicrobial activity helps to prevent from secondary infection. The pain relieving property helps to relieve from pain andensures pain-free fecal excretion. The anti-inflammatory property will help to heal the inflamed skin. It also provides relief from rectal bleeding, pain, itchiness and corrects chronic constipation associated with hemorrhoids. It also has laxative properties which corrects constipation associated with piles.
Benefits of Pilex Tablets from Himalaya:
- It supports the functioning of the vascular system.
- It gives soothing effect to the anal.
- It supports the venous walls and nourishes it for better blood circulation.
- It promotes circulation and nourishes venal of veins, supports capillaries and tissues.
There are several clinical trials being conducted to prove the effectiveness of Pilex tablets and it has shown that Pilex tablet is one of the best natural alternative medicine to treat Piles. Pilex has no side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage or You can consult with your physician about dosage regime.