Emu oil

Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:45 pm
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I don't know what I'd do without this stuff. It's the neatest stuff since sliced white bread. There is a lot of hype about emu oil, and a lot of claims have been made for it. I don't know much about all the rest of what has been said about it, but it does work on sore muscles, joints and tendons.

My knees are terrible. I have a hinky shoulder joint, a leftover from a close encounter with an idiot driver and a cement culvert about five years or so ago. And my neck and back are messed up from being rear ended in traffic several times in the last decade.

Yep, I seem to be a magnet for car weirdness on the road, and none of it was due to anything I did, or didn't do, LOL. The last rear end incident was in rush hour traffic about three years ago. Some silly broad in a monster truck, I kid you not, was talking on her cell phone instead of watching what was going on, and smacked me in the rear end. The freakin' tires on the thing came up to the window on my van.The custom made iron bumper of that stupid humungo tank like truck messed up the rear end of my vehicle, like whoa. Don't ask, it was a really big bumper with some big 'ol winch thing welded to the front. And hello whiplash city for, what, the fourth time? Sigh.

The number of times I have been rear ended has also affected my back. I now have an accelerated advanced degeneration of the spinal joints thanks to idiots who can't pay attention in traffic.

The first time I was rear ended was about ten years ago, when I was sitting at a stop, at the end of an interstate exit, waiting on the traffic light to turn green. This dumb ass came speeding down the exit ramp and just smacked right into me. The second time I was sitting at a stop sign, waiting for a break in traffic, and dumbass was talking on his cell phone. The third time, five years or so ago, I was driving in rain and the Darwin Award nominee was tailgating me. I had to slow suddenly because of another car cutting across the road in front of me. He didn't. That one tore the entire bumper from the back end, and made the trunk into an accordion. You don't tailgate, in heavy rain, on a street where traffic is doing 45 mph. So, life history done now. Three of the four drivers were men, but all kinds of jokes about female drivers abound. Go figure. Anyway don't tell me about female drivers. It's the guys ya have to watch out for.

Anyway, back to emu oil. When those areas start aching I rub emu oil around the joint, above and below the joint about ohhh two inches or so. Or into my neck all around. Or rub it into my back when it's acting up, and in fifteen to twenty minutes the pain is almost totally gone! And the relief lasts for about four to eight hours, or more, depending on how much I've irritated them mostly. What little achiness is left is well covered by a couple of white willow capsules, and a couple of kava capsules, or a couple of droppers of liquid kava, to ease back muscle spasms. I've also applied it to muscles in my forehead for tension headaches. It sounds gross but it's not. It does not leave any greasy residue. It's totally absorbed. If there is a residue it's because you've used way too much.

I've used it on a sprained ankle, tendinitis, and tired sore feet. It took the swelling down tremendously in when I sprained an ankle last year. The whole ankle swelled up five times its normal size. I applied some ice for twenty minutes, then emu oil, took some white willow capsules, and went to bed. The ankle was still tender and sore, and only slightly puffy the next day. So I applied more emu oil, took some white willow capsules, wrapped it in an ace wrap for the day, and the next day the ankle was back to good. altogether less than three days. The time before when I sprained that ankle, I was on crutches for two weeks. Big difference!

I know it sounds incredible, but it works. And it works great for me. At least I know it works very well for the stuff I've mentioned.

I was so impressed with this oil I bought a quart size bottle of it. And I haven't used even half of that in a year. It only takes a small amount to be effective. But I don't want to ever run out of it before I can get the next bottle.

This stuff keeps me off cortisone, high powered pain meds, and muscle relaxants.

I know I sound like a paid commercial testimonial, LOL, but I'm not. I'm just soooo glad I found this stuff.

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The Complete Medicinal Herbal : Penelope Ody (Hardcover, 1993)

I snagged it on Half.com for 3.00 and 3.49 shipping, and it's a hard back. I did NOT buy it from Amazon.com. *sniff* It arrived via the postman today:). It is is brand new shape! I've wanted a copy of this book for ages, and couldn't find one I was willing to pay for until last week. I'm sooooo happy! I have other books on herbs and plants that are more scientifically oriented but this one has great pics, and explains for the newbie how to make decoctions, tissanes, teas, creams, salves, poultices, and tinctures, and other stuff. It's a good book for reference. And yes, I have 'The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs' which has more of the chemical properties and sciencey stuff, because the author is a Phd botanist and created the database of the world's medicinal plants for the USDA. But THIS book is very easy to read and has such beautiful illustrations of all the plants and herbs. It truly is a classic. Now I'm on the hunt for a reasonably priced updated version. :D Book addictions never end!

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DeWalt DW2169H 38 Piece Impact Driver Set (Cheapest price I can find anywhere online! Not sure about B&M stores)

Price:$44.95 Sale Price $15.99
+ UPS $5.00 shipping

Condition: New
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer´s Warranty

The DeWalt DW2169H is a 38 Piece Impact Driver Set. DeWalt introduces the market’s first accessory rated for Impact Drivers. This set gives you the best bits, nut drivers, sockets, socket adapters and bit holders for the toughest projects. Designed to withstand the high torque of impact drivers, each bit is qualified and manufactured for optimal performance. Plus, this set comes in a convenient carrying case, so you can take it anywhere. 



  • Designed to withstand the high torque of impact drivers
  • Each bit is qualified and manufactured for optimal performance with impact drivers
  • Rated for performance in impact drivers: up to 2000 in.-lbs. of torque
  • Exclusive pivot holder
  • Has diamond welded tip to extend life and durability
  • New "Impact Ready" pieces
  • Comes in convenient carrying case
  • Rated To Be Used With Impact Drivers
  • Patented Pivot Holder
  • Patented Double Ended #2 PH Bit Tips
  • Impact Ready Nutsetters & Adaptors        


    (8) 1-Inch #2 Phillips Bit Tips
    (8) 1-Inch #2 Phillips Drywall Bit Tips
    (5) 2-Inch #2 Phillips Power Bits
    (8) 1-Inch #2 Phillips Double-Ended Bit Tips
    1/4-Inch Nut Driver
    5/16-Inch Nut Driver
    3/8-Inch Socket Adapter
    3/8-Inch x 3/8-Inch Drive Deep Socket
    7/16-Inch x 3/8-Inch Drive Deep Socket
    1/2-Inch x 3/8-Inch Drive Deep Socket
    9/16-Inch x 3/8-Inch Drive Deep Socket
    Pivot Holder
    Magnetic Bit Holder 

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    Coast Optoelectronics Lenser Light Pack 28.99

    Have no idea what the shipping is. But this price for the pack of 4 Coast flashlights is less than Amazon charges for one of several models, or at least from what I can tell. If you need good bright flashlights, this pack is a good deal:) That is if the shipping is reasonable! I don't have time to go through to find out what the shipping is.

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    EBOLA HEMORRHAGIC FEVER, FRUIT BAT - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 2007 *********************************************************************** A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org>  Date: Fri 29 May 2009 Source: allAfrica.com, ex SciDev.Net [edited] <http://allafrica.com/stories/200905290730.html>   Central Africa: scientists find more signs of bats' role in Ebola ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ebolavirus, a filovirus, causes fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and sometimes  bleeding. There is no treatment or vaccine and 25-90 per cent of infected  people die. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infected blood,  body fluids, and tissues. The new findings have emerged from data collected  in the remote Kasai-Occidental and Kasai provinces of the Democratic  Republic of Congo (DRC) which experienced a large Ebola [hemorrhagic fever]  outbreak in 2007 in which 186 people died. Some members of the research  team helped discover in 2005 that fruit bats are a natural reservoir of the  ebolavirus. Read more... )

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    The science of voodoo: When mind attacks body

    A lot of people believe that words can't hurt you. I beg to differ. Words, written or spoken, are powerful. They can do a lot of damage. Words can lift people up or bring people low. Words inspire faith, or fear, contentment or misery. Every time I hear that stupid rhyme "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". I grit my teeth against the tirade of scathing disgust that wants to pour out against the ignorant person who used it.

    Sticks and stones may break your bones. Bones heal relatively quickly. Words stick in the heart, mind and spirit, for a very long time, sometimes a lifetime. This is why I hate school bullies, and hateful authority figures, and the people that don't see the harm and refuse to do anything about it. That stuff can scar a person for life.

    Yes, words are very powerful medicine, they can heal or poison.

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    Your online storage space in the "sky"
    Goodbye USB flash drives. With Windows Live SkyDrive, you can store and share 25 GB of the files you create—photos, videos, documents, and more—for free, and control who can access them, using any computer connected to the Internet.

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    Well this probably doesn't look like any great shakes to some of y'all, but by damn it's a big leap forward for me.

    They're just practice pages mind. Not anything complicated yet.

    I've been playing with spacing, and font sizes, and colors. I got my index page for my website set up, and some folders. I've linked a second page to the first. I did all this by hand, no html editors, or what have you.

    I'm kinda proud of it. I've never dome anything like this before. LOL, I can copy and paste with the best of them though, heh.

    Okay, okay so here's the link:


    If any of you see a mistake when you view the page source, please let me know:)

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    I'm sick of this shit too! They never freakin' stop. They're determined to disarm us one way or another. A disarmed population is defenseless against terrible abuses. That is why the Constitution guarantees our right to bear arms. Not just the army, or the cops. But everyday Joes that can stand up and say no you're not gonna do that. Gun crimes are a very small fraction of the total number of people that own fire arms. This continuing and relentless effort to disarm the general populace scares the hell out of me. Hitler disarmed the population of Germany before his reign of Insanity began in earnest. Do we really want to trust any government, much less some foriegners that never had a 2nd amendment anyway, so much that we think we don't need to remain armed and vigilant of our own government? History has proved over and over that those who have power that is not controlled will abuse it every time. And the criminals who don't give a damn what the law says anyway, are not going to stop what they're doing. It would make the rest of us completely defenseless against them. And the cops have already proven that they can't be trusted, and are not capable of protecting everyone. Gods help us if the general population is disarmed. Talk about jack booted thugs on a power trip!
    The video I posted prior to this one shows what will happen more and more. US citizens will be taken away with no rights, in secret, and the government doesn't have to answer to anyone. That is as bad as any third world country. This constant eroding of our rights really scares the shit out of me. I'm waiting for the last apple that tips the cart and people start fighting back! Strange that we didn't hear about the boy, in the video I posted prior to this, on the evening news. They know they would look like the assholes and wannabe tyrants they are if it became too widely known what they've done.

    dreamweaver: A thermometer looking thingy on a black background that overfills with red stuff and explodes (Bullshit detector)
    I am so sick of this shit. And it never ends!

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    Stevia - an Alternative for Sugar? (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni)

    I'm going to try some of the whole leaf stevia powder and see how it stacks up against the white bleached powder. I've been using the white powders for nearly three years, but they started adding all kinds of muckety junk to it. And yeah, I know, it's supposed to help make it easier to pour and all that, but it sure is strange that most of the junk they're adding negates the beneficial effect that stevia has of not raising blood sugar. Erythritol is one of the least offensive additives. Erythritol has a glycemic index of almost zero. For your own sake, read those labels my peeps, and look up those additives that have been added to the stevia brands that you buy.

    The whole leaf powder is supposed to have all the good stuff left in it, as well as the sweet. But it's green *G* So we'll just see how it goes. It may be a week or two before I report back on it. I haven't ordered it yet, and it'll take time to get here and try it for a bit.

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    New York Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination
    Mon, 04 May 2009 20:59:06 -0500

    Alex & George Wholesale, Inc., a Rochester, New York firm, is recalling approximately 4,663 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. These ground beef products were produced on April 29 and distributed to restaurants in western New York.

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    The Best Herbs and Supplements for Diabetes

    I'm too lazy to hunt down all the links to research and double blind studies, and references that I've checked out over the last two weeks but suffice it to say that there is research to back up the particular supplements on this page. Well excpet maybe the Nopal. I haven't hunted that one down yet.

    And there are a few more to add to the list after I've done some reading.

    If you try any of these keep a careful eye on your blood glucose levels.

    Some of these may take more than a few days to work. I know Glucosamine and Chondroitin work, but for me they took nearly a month to show an effect. Then there are differences in individuals, and some combinations may work better for one person better than another.

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    Another wonderful things to brighten your day. Officers can break into people's houses and scare grandmas while doing drug busts at the wrong house, but the EffBeeIIahh, who are supposed to be fairly intelligent by the way, well maybe not MENSA, bit smarter than gerbils anyways, can't seem to see the patterns of people being murdered until now? Of course not! They don't get to bully anyone, and all the money is being spent on the ineffectual efforts of the big bad "war on drugs". Pfffft. *Balls up paper and tosses it in the trash* That's it! I have no more patience for reading about any more stupidity today.

    I'm going to find something I LIKE to read.


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