Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat: Smell My Feet

Remember the old rhyme;

"Trick or Treat
Smell my Feet
Give me something good to Eat."

Did you know?

  • That each foot produces more than a cup of perspiration every day; and a pint if you exercise.
  • The skin on your feet is more than 20 times thicker than on any other part of your body.
  • Women suffer foot problems 4 times as often as men.
  • There are about 250,000 sweat glands in our feet.
  • The average person takes 8,000 - 10,000 steps a day. That's over 250,000 miles in a lifetime; the distance between the earth and the moon.

    We are on our feet almost non-stop. Our feet take a beating. How often do you treat your feet ~and yourself~ to a little sweet indulgence?
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    BC spa Pedicure Foot Spray
    BC spa Instant Pedicure Scrub
    BC spa Pedicure Cooling Foot Salve
    BC spa Sculpt Sculpting Gel
    Plastic bag and a pair of spa socks

    1. Spray feet with Pedicure Foot Spray.
    2. Massage feet, ankles and legs with Sculpting Gel.
    3. Apply Cooling Foot Salve.
    4. Put the plastic bag on feet and follow with socks.
    5. Kick back; relax and pamper yourself with a wonderful BC spa Instant Manicure, Detox and Restore Facial spa or Transdermal Lip Plumping Treatment while your Pedicure activates. Leave on your feet as long as you have time ~at least 20 minutes for best results~. For more severe conditions, consider using as an overnight treatment by removing the bag, re-applying the socks and proceed to Step 6 in the morning.
    6. Rinse feet; follow with Foot Scrub; rinse and re-apply Cooling Foot Salve. If you have trouble with chronic foot, ankle or leg swelling/discomfort, you can apply Sculpting Gel prior to you foot cream for all-day wear.

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    "When our feet hurt, we hurt all-over" Socrates

    Treat your feet today!
  • Friday, October 28, 2011

    A Conversation with a Semi-Socialist

    A friend posted this on Facebook.
    “OWS crowd: rape, violence, hundreds if not thousands of arrests; vandalizing property; urinating and defecating on private property; assault; anti-Semitism; desecrating the American flag; public sex; drug use; selling drugs and other lawless acts! This is the LEFT... this is what Obama supports? Is this what you liberals support? It's your crowd! I wish Andrew Breitbart was offering 100K to show racism and violence by this crowd as he offered with the Tea Party Crowd... but he would go broke fast! BTW, no one has ever been able to cash in on that 100K offer. Tea Party ... OWS... there is no comparison!”

    One friend commented that he was a liberal and he thought the OWS was stupid; just angry about being screwed over by an unregulated capitalist system; that they should be shouting “I’m the 99%; REGULATE!” He also stated that the commonality with the Tea Party, in his opinion, was the anger that each had and that BO/BS was supporting the fact that they are angry, not their actions.

    My reply to him was this question:
    “You say that they are angry because ‘they've been screwed over by an unregulated capitalist system.’ What industry specifically do you think is unregulated? We are regulated `read; loss of freedom~ down to the toilets in our houses and the light bulbs we can buy. How exactly have they gotten screwed over?

    “Also, I can't speak specifically to your situation, but my quality of life didn't go down during the Bush years. Mine started when the DemonRats took over Congress in 2007. They have added $4.463 Trillion to the national debt in 4 short years. The Senate hasn't passed a budget in over 900 days as a strategy to let BO/BS spend whatever he wants to get re-elected.

    “OWS is BO/BS. He's a community organizer. This is what he does.”

    This is where he stated that he was in fact a semi-socialist and that he thinks we are highly under-regulated in everything. There was some back and forth between him and other friends about communists and he also stated that communism shouldn’t be blames for the horrible things that communists have done in the past. His thought is that communism is a well-thought , but poorly executed idea.

    So then I asked him this:
    “You think every industry is under-regulated? You are a semi-socialist. What specifically does that mean? How much more control do you think the government needs? What makes a government bureaucrat more of an expert than you or me?”

    Another liberal then joined in the conversation with:
    “I am a liberal. I work hard. I have a big family and am not on government assistance. I am a business owner. I pay taxes. I am a job creator. If the OWS people are what you think solely makes up the ‘left’ you are mistaken.”

    So then I asked him:
    “You state that you are a liberal. What exactly do you mean by that? CD stated that he's a liberal and then later said he was a semi-socialist.”

    His reply was a quote from JFK:
    “’‎..someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'Liberal', then I’m proud to say I’m a 'Liberal'. - JFK's words not mine, but sums up how I feel.”

    So I asked him:
    “So by saying that you are ‘someone who cares about the welfare of the people --their health, housing etc’ does that mean that you think that you are responsible to provide that for them or do individuals have a responsibility to provide for themselves? It sounds like you provide for you and your family. Do you expect others to do the same?”

    He has yet to answer me on that point; but CD replied with examples of corporations lying about products and being tired of being “screwed” by people who are trying to make money off him.

    In answer to my question about why a government bureaucrat is more of an expert than he or I, he answered with
    “I'd rather be be controlled by my government instead of being controlled by corporate America. At least in theory these guys are supposed to be helping us. I see it as the lesser of two evils.”

    He then talked about how he likes the theory of socialism because
    “I feel distribution of wealth is a very positive thing, especially old wealth. We have to draw the line somewhere, lets at least draw it with other Americans.”

    He then went into the example of how when his wife went to photography school, she had a classmate whose father paid for all his classes, bought him expensive equipment, paid for him to go to exotic locations and now he has a business where he’s in a lot of magazines and charges much more than his wife does. He doesn’t think it’s fair. His final comment I believe sums his belief up nicely. It was:
    “so, essentially, you have one example of a person living their dream, and making a ton of money doing it. You have another person trying to live their dream, but fitting it in around "real life" to make ends meet, and making significantly less money, with arguably the same amount of skill, and certainly the same amount of education. The only different variable here was money, money that the first guy never earned, but was born into.

    “I can't look at this situation and say "Fair" And this leaves out the millions of people who don't get to go to college or photography school, who went to a dropout factory, maybe had a drunk for a role model, and can't read, because nobody taught them.

    “It isn't fair. It simply isn't fair. So yes, I feel like every one of us has the responsibility to help other people raise their family. We're all human, we are Americans, and compassion is what separates us from the animal kingdom. In theory.”

    My reply to him:

    “In reading your answers it sounds like a lot of your belief that we need more government is because you are afraid. Afraid that individuals like yourself don't lack knowledge and power to make decisions for their individual lives. You think corporations are evil and that by making a profit, they somehow don't care for people. You also mentioned "in theory" a lot and "fairness". You are right. In theory, it sounds good that everyone would be the same and everyone would all work and provide for their families and there wouldn't be any poor; but as you know, the reality is that no one can guarantee any of that. The very system that you feel is evil is the system that has produced the most innovation and highest standard of living for all of its citizens in all of history. The "poor" here in America are rich compared to most of the rest of the world.

    “Your belief that someone in government is better informed and knows more than you is based on what evidence? I don't know where you live, but here in Memphis, our Congressmen Steve Cohen has been in "public service" his whole adult life. He's never run a business, never met a payroll; yet I'm supposed to trust him because he's a Congressman? Why do you believe that political self-interest is better than economic self-interest?

    “I agree that a lot of what we are seeing in "big corporations" these days is corrupt, but what makes them corrupt is a perverted system called "crony capitalism" It's corporations buying influence with corrupt politicians. Where is the greed there? In government or with the business? This is why we need a flat tax code that makes it "fair" for small businesses that don't have the money to buy influence in government.

    “As far as your example that it's not fair that your wife didn't have the same advantage as one of her classmates. Do you have children? Don't you want to help your kids as much as possible so they can have a good life? What makes it different or wrong because of a level of income? And who decides what level of income is too much?”

    We’ll see if I get an answer from either one of them.

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Surprise, Surprise; Steve Cohen Supports Spending More of Our Money

    True to form, CongressCritter Steve Cohen is backing BO/BS in not only spend more of the taxpayer’s money, but also his end-run around Congress.

    "In an interview with Hotsheet, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., lauded Mr. Obama for his plan and said the president was "right to give these students a way to pay these loans off quicker."

    "These loans can be phenomenally expensive," he said, and argued that borrowers who get buried in debt "never get their foot out of the bucket."

    "That's not a fair way to get started," he said.

    First of all, why should taxpayers ~that’s you and me~ subsidize anyone that willingly takes on debt; which includes students? Why should I as a taxpayer have to bail out someone else’s poor financial decisions? What’s next; are we going to pay off these kid’s credit cards too?

    Why aren’t we hearing about why college costs are so high? I submit that the main reason that college costs have risen so high is because Government has gotten into paying for it. It’s like Congress; when you are spending other people’s money, you don’t care how much it costs. Mr. Cohen is responsible for adding $4.463 to the Federal Debt since he went to D.C. Yes, that’s right. President Bush and the Republicans added $1.675 Trillion to the National Debt in 6 years and the DemonRats have added $4.463 in only 4 yrs. with no end in sight. The Senate has not passed a budget in over 900 days. They are required by the Constitution to pass a budget, yet this is another issue where the DemonRats have thumbed their noses at the Constitution.

    This also highlights the broader issue of BO/BS acting more and more like a dictator. He can’t even get DemonRats in the Senate to support his latest spending plan, so he goes around Congress? Where is his Constitutional authority to do this?

    2012 can’t come fast enough. We need to elect Constitutional Representatives to all levels of government; starting with local here in Memphis, at the state level, for Congress and the White House. There is an alternative to Steve Cohen; Charlotte Bergmann. Charlotte Bergmann is a Conservative both fiscal and social. Charlotte Bergmann knows the value of a dollar. She knows how economics works. She understands that what has made this country great is Constitutional limited government and individual Liberty and Free Market Capitalism. She is a real life example of that the American dream is possible, even in Memphis. Steve Cohen does not know how the private sector works. He’s been on the taxpayer dole his whole adult life. It’s time to him to retire from “public” service.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Set the DVRs; Get Ready for an Education on Solutions

    From National Review On-line via The Conservative TreeHouse.
    Herman Cain and Newt will debate in a "modified" Lincoln-Douglas Debate focusing on fiscal issues. It's going to take place near Houston on November 5th. This is exactly what I have wanted to happen in this primary process. Education on how and why Capitalism and Free Markets work. Education on how Conservatism and Liberty affect our everyday lives. Education on how the Founding Fathers thru the Constitution created a style of government that unleashed American ingenuity and created the most prosperous and generous nation on earth in history.

    Newt is a brilliant historian and teacher. Cain is a real life entrepreneur and an example of the American dream. The debate will focus on fiscal issues and how they affect entitlements. We all know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are broken and will/are bankrupting this country. Both Newt and Cain offer different solutions to these problems, but both of them are rooted in Conservatism and the belief that individuals know better than government. I have no doubt that they will both use this event as an opportunity to not only persuade us on why their solutions will be best but also contrast them with the disastrous policies of the oppressive leftists that have been implemented by big government DemonRats with the help of inside-the-beltway Republicans.

    I believe the election of 2012 is the most important of our lifetime and just the beginning of restoring our great country to it's founding principles. In order to succeed, we need to educate ourselves and our friends and family on how and why Constitutional government is the answer to a strong economy and a strong America. This debate between Newt and Cain will be a big part of that.

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Cain: Another One Hit Out of the Park w/the Gotcha Media

    Love Herman Cain! Here a member of the Gotcha Media, CNN's Candy Crowley, tries to corner Herman Cain about his views on religion and his 9-9-9 plan. H/T Conservative TreeHouse.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    What if Joanne Schiebel Hadn't Chosen Life?

    From the Susan B Anthony List FB page;
    "In 1954, Joanne Schiebel was a young unmarried college student who discovered that she was pregnant. In the 1950s, her options were limited. She could have had an abortion – but the procedure was both dangerous and illegal. She could have gotten married, but she wasn’t ready and didn’t want to interrupt her education. Joanne opted, instead, to give birth to the baby and put him up for adoption.

    And so it was that in 1955, a California couple named Paul and Clara Jobs adopted a baby boy, born out of wedlock, whom they named Steven.
    Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs.

    Also from a Cyber Friend RedPill at The Conservative TreeHouse
    Steve Jobs was conceived as an unplanned pregnancy in 1954.
    His mother carried him to term and put him up for adoption.
    Think of what the world would have missed if his mother had aborted him. While that would not have been legal in 1954, it became legal in 1973, and since that time over 50 Million babies have been aborted.

    Every single day, we lose more lives to abortion than were lost to terrorists on 9/11/2001.

    How many world-changers have we, as a society, aborted in the last nearly 40 years?

    This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that
    I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
    Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. Deuteronomy 30:19

    Thank You, Ms. Scheibel for choosing life. The world owes you an enormous debt of gratitude.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Herman Cain: Throw Out the Tax Code!

    I love Herman Cain. Ever since I first heard him, I have supported him. He has both common sense and business sense. He is my top choice for POTUS.

    He talked with Glenn Beck today about the 9-9-9 plan, the Federal Reserve, Fannie and Freddie, and the anti-capitalist "Occupy Wall Street". I have long been a proponent of a National Sales Tax instead of an Income Tax. Mr. Cain is a proponent of the Fair Tax which is essentially that. He's promoting his 9-9-9 plan as a stepping stone to get there. His 9-9-9 plan is simple. 9% Sales Tax; 9% Income Tax and 9% Corporate Tax. That's it. How wonderful would that be. I do have some reservations about adding a National Sales Tax w/o first abolishing the 16th Amendment, but his plan has a super majority to raise the tax built in.

    I'm excited about the traction that Cain is getting. According to the latest CBS poll He is tied with Romney for 1st. He truly would be a great president.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Thank You, Mr. Cohen

    CongressCritter Steve Cohen posted an article on his Facebook page about the death of a local cancer surgeon. The author of the article, Dr. Scott Morris, said this about Dr. Raza; “If I had a cancer patient at the Church Health Center who needed surgery, Raza would do the surgery without a thought about whether the patient could pay his fee.” Who is Dr. Scott Morris and what is the Church Health Center? From their website:
    “Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, the Church Health Center Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, we care for over 54,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.”

    The Church Health Center is a great model of how private charities and not the government are more effective and should be caring for the poor. It’s not the government’s responsibility to care for the poor.

    Mr. Cohen is a big proponent of Hellcare, yet he praises a man who did charity work at a clinic that Hellcare would put out of business. Thank you, Mr. Cohen for pointing out the hypocrisy of the Hellcare bill. It’s not about healthcare, it’s about power for bureaucrats in D.C. like yourself. You have no private sector business experience, yet you purport to know more about running one than those that have. You aren’t a man of the people, you are an elitist.