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My Heart Goes Out To Turkey and Syria


#Turkey, #Syria

Whoooo wee I don’t know what the explosion was


5 minutes ago loud explosion and shook the house. It made my decision to get up and get dressed.

Mauna Loa Eruption 11-2022

Can’t see any thing but grey ashy looking sky. Don’t want to stay out for too long. Still trying to find out what the boom was.

ERUPTION UPDATE 11-30-2022


This is a Civil Defense message.

This is an Eruption update for Wednesday, November 30th at 8 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the leading edge of the lava flow on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank is above 7,000 foot elevation and more than 3 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Daniel K. Inouye Highway is open in both directions.

Vehicle parking along Daniel K. Inouye Highway is unsafe and prohibited.

Hawaii Police Department reports that motorists that park along Daniel K. Inouye Highway between the 16 and 31 Mile Markers will be subject to traffic citation and vehicles will be towed.

You will be updated of any changes that affect your safety. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2022 Everbridge, Inc.

The Forever Dog


Check out Dr. Karen Becker DVM holistic medicine. Best book for you about your family member.

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ERUPTION UPDATE


This is a Civil Defense message.

This is an Eruption update for Tuesday, November 29th at 10 in the morning.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the leading edge of the lava flow on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank remains at a high elevation of over 9,000 feet and more than 5 miles from Saddle Road.  

As stated, the northeast flank of Mauna Loa is not populated and lava continues to not pose a threat to any communities or infrastructure, at this time.

Due to no threat to communities at this time, shelters that were opened yesterday at Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona and Ka`u Gymnasium in Pahala as a precaution, will be closed at noon today.

For those traveling Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway, parking along the highway is unsafe and prohibited.  Hawaii Police Department report that vehicles that park along Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway between the 16 and 31 Mile Markers will be subject to citation and will be towed. 

You will be informed of any changes that affect your safety. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2022 Everbridge, Inc.

lava Eruption: Filter for doorways and windows.


Measure you doorways and windows that you want to leave open to get fresh air.

Go to your hardware store and pick up HVAC Filters. They have various sizes. I used 20 x 25 on the doors and 16x 20 for the windows. You need 2 pieces of wood 1“x 2” x 8 feet per door. Windows I just used the duct tape

Tools you’ll need. Duct tape, scissors, utility knife, tape measure, filters.

Doorway: Cut your wood to the correct size. Lay the wood down and stick the filters in between the 2 pieces of wood. Measure both sides so it is even or your pañal will be crooked. Tape each side length wise first and flip it over and tape. Then tape each individual panel and go around the wood.

You won’t need wood for the windows. Just tape the panels together after measuring.

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 6 Precautions for Children)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 6 Precautions for Children)

https://orgnatlife.com/2018/05/30/the-health-hazards-of-volcanic-ash-part-6-precautions-for-children/
— Read on orgnatlife.com/2018/05/30/the-health-hazards-of-volcanic-ash-part-6-precautions-for-children/

WARNING: VOLCANO ERUPTION CDC USGS HVO


This is a Civil Defense Message.

This is an Eruption message for Monday, November 28th at 12:30 AM.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an eruption at the summit of Mauna Loa is occurring.

USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Civil Defense are activated and monitoring the situation.

The eruption is confined to the summit of Mauna Loa and there are no lava flow threats to communities and there is no evacuation requested at this time.

You will be informed of any changes that affect your safety. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2022 Everbridge, Inc.

CARTOON HUMOR: WASH YOUR HANDS… LAVA LAS MANOS`


MUST SEE VIDEO… TiKToK CORONAVIRUS SONG GONE VIRAL lol


 

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VIDEO BELOW STORY

 

Vietnamese Corona virus TikTok songs taking over the internet as a challenge.

Thanks to YouTuber: Nikki Châu Ngọc Trân who translated this into English.

IN HER OWN WORDS, Nikki Châu Ngọc Trân

Hi everyone. I came across the video and liked it so much, I translated the lyrics into English and add as subtitles. The original video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtulL….

My English translation is here. Vietnamese original text is below. I took some tiny creative license with the translation to make the text flow in English, such as “fight coronavirus” instead of “push back coronavirus”.

VIDEO CONTEXT:
Ghen means jealous. Cô Vy appears to be a word play on Covid. Cô means lady. Vy is a common Vietnamese name. The video is portraying the virus as someone who’s trying to come between a couple. At the beginning of the video the couple was fighting and at the end they came together. And yes, the video does perpetuate gender roles. (This song is based on another song the same musicians made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk8_0…)

TRANSLATED TEXT:
“‘Ghen Cô Vy’ is creation of the Vietnamese Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, in collaboration with musicians Khac Hung, Min, and Erik.

Through this project, we aim to empower and strengthen trust in the community, so that we can join hands to combat COVID-19 (aka nCoV-2019).

In this critical moment of fighting the virus, we hope the song will ignite our spirits and reduce stress for the frontline fighters of this war: the team of experts, physicians, health workers and millions of other workers who are in the frontline of exposure and daily struggle with this disease.

Let our community take the initiative in implementing preventive habits as recommended by health experts, and let us spread goodness and kindness to win the disease together.”

CREDITS:
Producer: Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health
Music & Lyrics: Khắc Hưng
Singer: Min x Erik
Visual: Yang Animation Artist

ORIGINAL VIETNAMESE TEXT:
“‘Ghen Cô Vy’ là 1 dự án sáng tạo của Viện Sức khoẻ nghề nghiệp và môi trường, hợp tác với nhạc sĩ Khắc Hưng , ca sĩ Min và ca sĩ Erik.

Qua dự án này, chúng tôi mong muốn được tiếp thêm sức mạnh và niềm tin cho cộng đồng, để chúng ta cùng chung tay chống dịch COVID-19 (hay còn gọi là nCoV-2019).

Trong thời khắc quan trọng chiến đấu với dịch bệnh này, chúng tôi mong ca khúc có thể truyền thêm lửa và bớt chút căng thẳng cho những chiến sĩ tuyến đầu của cuộc chiến này. Đó là đội ngũ chuyên gia, các y bác sĩ, các nhân viên y tế và hàng triệu người lao động, những người ở tiền tuyến vẫn tiếp xúc và đấu tranh hàng ngày với dịch bệnh.

Cộng đồng chúng ta hãy cùng nhau chủ động thực hiện các thói quen phòng bệnh theo khuyến cáo của các cơ quan chuyên môn và lan toả những điều tử tế, tốt đẹp để cùng nhau chiến thắng dịch bệnh.”

“Jealous Coronavirus” music video from Vietnamese Health Dept. w/ English subtitles

https://youtu.be/6Ud_MP3dj7k

 

 

UPDATE: Chinese Doctor Who Issued Early Warning on Coronavirus Dies


REPORTED BY: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Chao Deng, Josh Chin 134 mins ago

 

corona virus sars mers emergency teamWUHAN, China—A Chinese doctor who became a folk hero after he was arrested for warning about the dangers of the deadly new virus now spreading around the world died on Friday after becoming infected with it.
Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist based in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, had captivated the country and triggered an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as he ailed.

In social-media posts, many Chinese directed their frustration at government officials who many believe didn’t respond quickly enough despite clear evidence of the developing epidemic. Millions of people flocked to a live stream about Dr. Li that was run by local media outside the hospital where he was being treated.

“An all-out effort to save him was unsuccessful,” the hospital said. “We deeply grieve the loss.”

The World Health Organization on Thursday reported 28,285 confirmed cases globally, including more than 3,700 new ones. A total of 565 people have died, it said. Singapore, which has the second-largest number of cases outside China, reported two new infections, including one with no apparent link to China.
Chinese state media reported Thursday night that Dr. Li’s heart had stopped at around 9:30 p.m., and that he was immediately put on life support. The hospital where Dr. Li was being treated later said authorities were still fighting to keep him alive and then announced his death at 2:58 a.m. Friday.
After initial reports of Dr. Li’s death began circulating online late Thursday in China, including from the official social-media accounts of Communist Party publications, he was mourned and celebrated as a symbol of the public’s determination to find answers to still-unanswered questions about how officials first responded to the outbreak.

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CRIME: Mexico Monarch Butterfly Activists Found Murdered


 

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Two men who worked for the El Campanario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary have been found dead within days of each other.

Both men fought for the conservation of monarch butterflies and the woods in which they hibernate in.

Homero Gomez and Raul Hernandez worked at the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan state.

Hernandez’s body, which bore signs of beatings and a head injury, was found two days after the funeral of Homero Gomez.

Homero Gomez disappeared on 13 January. Gomez’s body was found in a well on 29 January. Gomez managed the monarch butterfly sanctuary and had received threats, his family said.
Raúl Hernández, was a guide and disappeared on Monday 27 January. His body was found a week later at the top of a hill in the sanctuary.

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Forensic experts said his body was covered in bruises and he had a deep wound to his head. An investigation into his death is under way.
Gomez’s family said that prior to his disappearance, the activist had received threats warning him to stop his campaign against illegal logging.

Mexican authorities are investigating.

Protecting your Skin … Cleansing your pores…Fire… Smoke and Ash Fallout. What to Do.


BY: ORGNAT LIFE

MOST IMPORTANTLY: KEEP YOUR FACE, HANDS and EYES COVERED.

Always wash your hands and change clothes as soon as you get home.

Try and keep the contamination to one area.

If you are one of the few that come home to one of the burnt out neighborhoods make sure you exercise caution while out in the elements.

That means anytime you are outside make sure you follow these simple emergency instructions to cleansing your body.

  • You do not want to inhale any of the elements that is on fire or has been burnt out.
  • Respiratory infections and many other illness can be blamed on large burn out fires as these.
  • Think about how many toxic products that are in our homes. Make sure if moving one of these items you are prepared with emergency protection gear.
  • Refrigerator, microwaves, cars, carpet, wood flooring that has been treated and those are just a few things that every home may have.

Your home and residing in the neighborhood: Set up an area that you can seal off. If you have a separate hall way that you can close off with plastic or a separate entry, perhaps through the side garage door(not a big one)with door to house. Handy to change contaminated clothes.

Even though your area may not have flames crawling up your street or that you can actually see, remember embers and ash can float through the air. It will glide until it gets caught on a branch or something to cling onto.

Make sure you bath each night before you go to bed.

Open your pores with warm water and use a good scrubby or washcloth with loads of soap. Soap up really good. Use cold water after to wash the soap off and close your pores.

Keep all of your smoke clothes in a plastic bag in your sealed area until you wash them. You don’t want to spread the smell or contaminate any other area.

If you are in close vicinity of the devastated areas: Do Not run any fans or air conditioning that has a connetion to outdoors. Close all doors, windows and vents. Close blinds and curtains to keep sun out and temperatures down in the house.

ARE YOU IN THE RECREATIONAL GREEN BELT?


Recreational “Green Belt”

Recreational Marijuana and You

Where is it Legal, and Where is It A Crime


ARE YOU IN THE RECREATIONAL GREEN BELT?

Now that we have new laws in every state and a dispensary on every corner its hard to remember what state is GO GREEN and which is still illegal.
Check out your state.

Sealing Your Fate…Google’s Proprietary Software on your Android Systems


Google fined $2.7BN for EU antitrust violations over Proprietary Shopping Software

EU Fines Silicon Valleys Big Boy Google 2.7 Billion Dollars for Proprietary Shopping Software

Brussels said tech giant abused dominance by manipulating search results to favor its own comparison shopping service.

  • Google’s Proprietary Software on your Android Systems?
  • Shopping habits tracked and recorded?
  • Showing ads that are paid for by sellers that advertise through Google?

The clapping in the background that you hear are the entrepreneur’s of small internet companies. Most of them get stomped down and lost in the back pages thanks to Googles applications that are given to the manufacturing companies of android devices. “What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules, It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. And most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation. It was claimed by Brussels that the abuse caused traffic to Google’s shopping service to jump.

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Google is appealing against the record €2.4bn (US $2.7BN) fine imposed by the European Union for its abuse of its dominance of the search engine market in building its shopping comparison service. It is expected to take several years before the ruling on Google’s appeal will become a reality. They will tie this up in court until the moon doesn’t shine and continue with their bad habits.

What does the USA have to say? I haven’t really heard to much chatter from the money hungry officials of California. They are more absorbed in keeping their house keepers and gardeners right now. Keeping Slavery Strong in The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

GOV. JERRY BROWN To Busy trying to keep his housekeepers and Gardeners to care to make a move against Google.

Anyone going to take on the Silicon Valley Giant? I don’t see Governor Jerry Brown  or Dianne Feinstein chiming in and saying a word on this. Does he not care that his community of supporters are being railroaded into only shopping on an application loaded with proprietary software continue to skate around.

 

 

23 People Affected, 13 injured, 10 taken to hospital, 1 remains in critical condition with broken leg by Lava Bomb


Here we go again with FAKE NEWS, News that is not reported correctly..

The truth once again bent lies just not the truth…. You really need to watch and listen to learn more. Everyone wants in the lime light… They want to be a star.

I heard on the mainland news that 23 people were seriously injured. We know that NOT to be true. They took 10 to hospital and one person was hospitalized with broken leg. It’s amazing how the story grows just in minutes from Agency to agency.

Hang in there guys. Accidents happen. And if you are on a whale watch tour or lava tour you should sign a waiver.

SHAME ON YOU HAWAII DLNR. Report the correct information.

SHANE TURPIN LAVA TOUR BOAT – 23 People Affected, 13 injured, 10 taken to hospital, 1 remains in critical condition with broken leg by Lava Bomb from explosion.

Shit Happens, Accidents happen… Stay Classy Puna.. I support you, your community supports…. I will take the boat tour. SHIT HAPPENS

STOP SAYING THE WRONG TOUR BOAT OPERATORS… GET IT RIGHT BEFORE YOU RUIN A PERSONS BUSINESS OR SOMEONE PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILY…

Here is Ikaika Marzo Video… Listen and Learn the truth

July 2, 2018 Lava Flow Continues (USGS Video)


Wow Life goes on here on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Several lava fissures starting to re-open.

More Lava at the shoreline coming, maybe from old lava tubes.

Pele is headed a little North west from what we have heard last few days

Today we have loud thunder or explosions. Big Clouds over the East Rift Zone.

PETS, VOLCANO AND YOU


A volcano eruption can put many animals at risk.

Nothing, No-one, nor any animal or wild life is exempt from the vapors and / or ashes. Who ever is in the path of the downfall will be severally burned and death is usually imminent.

Animals who inhale or ingest volcanic ash are at risk for fluoride poisoning. This could cause internal bleeding, long-term bone damage and teeth loss.

Cows, sheep, goats and horses should be rounded up and put in a closed barn, provided with hay and clean water until the ash dissipated.

Birds were also affected by the volcano. The ponds became heavy with mud and they were unable to fly because their wings were covered with ash.

Guidelines for pet owners concerning animal health after a volcano:

  • if you notice any symptoms or smell sulfur, rotten eggs or a strong acidic smell take reasonable action to protect your pets by limiting their time outdoors
  • any pets with respiratory problems should be well protected from the atmosphere
  • cover outdoor aviaries to protect birds
  • find suitable shelter for any pets that usually live outdoors.

“Pet owners should limit the amount of time that they and their animals spend outside if they detect the ash and consult a vet if they have any concerns about the health of their pets.”

Make sure that you bathe your pet often in Luke warm. Keep any wounds covered and dry. Change bandages everyday for any wounds.

Fine Glass textured ash can cut the lungs if inhaled. Keep all pets in doors or completely covered and out of the elements as well as possible.

 

I know that the ASPCA steps up during all Natural Disasters to rescue all animals. I have witnessed that first hand during a volcano eruption 15 miles from my home. They came and rescued trapped animals with trucks, trailers and by helicopter. Please help this organization that really does their job…

Please Help and Donate Today.

ASPCA NEEDS OUR HELP.. Please DONATE TODAY
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Are Your Smart Appliances Spying On You?


You can be assured they are.

Every Smart Appliance was made just for that purpose. You thought it was the greatest thing to come into your life.
Telling Alexa to order you a pizza, to take a message or look up your favorite movie.
Refrigerator keeping your shopping list and transferring into your phone so it is handy while you shop.
Robot vacuums floor and remembers your floor plan. Can it be hacked? Yes any electronic item with a computer can be hacked.
You can have your Smart House System turn on your AC or Heat on before you get home, so it’s all comfy for you!!! It can also scan your house for human life if connected to a security camera system.
Your smart car… OOOHHHH the smart car… Yes it will stop before you can, it can park and it can also fly you off the cliff. Any one with a computer and hacking knowledge can hack your cars computer and have “Total control” of your automobile. Something they just don’t want you to know.

I know your shaking your head saying “WHAT” .. Who and How come…

You had no idea of this factor prior to this article.

Now you do.

Tip of the day:

Some say if you “Set your Samsung Smart Fridge to a foreign language”

Google can’t spy on you!!

The Vog Measurement and Prediction Project – VMAP.. Healthy Weather???


The Vog Measurement and Prediction Project (VMAP) provides real-time vog forecasts. With the help of our project collaborators vog forecasts are available to the public through this web site. Comments and inquiries can be directed to the appropriate contact. We welcome constructive comments from all VMAP users, and strive to provide the best possible service consistent with our mission and resources. Inquiries into actual measured values and concerns regarding hazardous conditions should be directed to the appropriate agency such as the Hawaii State Department of Health. The VMAP website is intended to be complementary to the data provided by other state and federal agencies.

Vog is primarily a mixture of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas and sulfate (SO4) aerosol. SO2 (invisible) reacts with oxygen and moisture in the air to produce SO4 aerosol (visible). SO2 is expected to be the main problem in areas near the vent (Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Pahala, Na`alehu, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates) and SO4 aerosol is expected to be the main problem at locations far from the vent (Kona and farther north and west). For more information on vog visit the FAQ page here.

Vog and Your Health

The links and material on this page are provided to summarize findings about the effects of vog on health.

Health Effects

How vog affects human health is the topic of active research. Children and those with pre-existing lung conditions are the most vulnerable to its effects. Some studies show that children and those with pre-existing respiratory problems are more likely to visit a medical clinic or emergency room during vog episodes. Although vog exposure has not been shown to cause childhood asthma, it has been shown to aggravate asthma in those already diagnosed with the condition.

When exposed to vog, some people report eye, nose, throat, and/or skin irritation, coughing and/or phlegm, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath, headache, and increased susceptibility to respiratory ailments. Some people also report fatigue and/or dizziness. One researcher also found vog is associated with high blood pressure. Another researcher found a link to anxiety. More detail on the health effects on vog can be found in the References section, or by visiting the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network.

Disclaimer: The information contained in the VMAP website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information accurate and up-to-date, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the VMAP website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the VMAP website for any purpose. Although every effort is made to avoid interruptions to VMAP access, any reliance upon any information presented is strictly at your own risk. In no event will the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the UH-M Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the VMAP team, or any personnel or collaborator associated with VMAP be liable for any losses or damages (direct or indirect) without limitation whatsoever in connection with the use of the VMAP website. The general public is welcome to use the VMAP at this time and by its use implicitly agrees to the terms of this disclaimer.

CLICK HERE FOR VMAP

 

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 6 Precautions for Children)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

Precautions for Children

Children face the same hazards from the suspension of ash as other age groups, but their exposure may be increased because
they are physically smaller and are less likely to adopt reasonable, prudent, preventive measures to avoid unnecessary
exposure to ash. While evidence suggests that ingestion of small amounts of ash is not hazardous, we recommend that you take
the following precautions.
  • Keep children indoors if possible.
  • Children should be advised against strenuous play or running when ash is in the air, since exertion leads to heavier breathing, drawing small particles more deeply into the lungs.
  • Communities in heavy ash fall areas may wish to organize day-care programs to free parents for clean-up tasks.
  • If children must be outdoors when ash is present in the air, they should wear a mask (preferably one approved by IVHHN). Many masks, however, are designed to fit adults rather than children.
  • Take particular care to prevent children playing in areas where ash is deep on the ground or piled up.
  • Long Pants, Long Sleeve Shirts, mask, goggles, Hats and gloves.

Reduce the exposure to ash:

The most effective way to reduce exposure, especially for people with particular susceptibilities (e.g., children and infants, older people and those with existing respiratory (lung) or cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease) is to shelter somewhere which is not ashy, ideally inside a building where you can stay indoors for some time, if necessary. If you are very concerned about your health, take advice from a health professional.

Take steps to keep ash out of your indoor environment:

  • Close doors and windows, where possible.
  • If possible, seal up large gaps and spaces to the outdoors. For example, you could use tape and plastic sheeting, or rolled-up towels.
  • Try to set up a single entry/exit point for the building. Leave ashy clothes/shoes outside
  • Do not use any appliances (e.g., air conditioners) which suck in air from the outside. If the indoor environment is ashy, try to gently clean away the ash (e.g., using damp cloths)
  • Don’t use vacuum cleaners as they can blow out fine ash, back into the indoor space.

If you are staying indoors for a long time:

  • Make sure that the indoor environment does not get too hot. If it gets too hot, consider evacuating.
  • Don’t use cooking and heating stoves, or other appliances, which produce smoke.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes or other products.
  • Do not use un-fluted gas heaters, or outdoor appliances such as gas patio heaters or barbecues, indoors, due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Once the ash has settled, it important to remove it through clean-up activities, using water to dampen it first. You must wear a face mask if you are cleaning up settled ash.

When should I use respiratory protection?

If you cannot remove yourself from the ash, you may wish to use some sort of respiratory protection (e.g., face mask), or may be advised to do so by governmental or humanitarian agencies. Masks may be worn when:

1) you are outdoors and there is ash in the air (either during ash fall or afterwards, when it may be remobilized by wind, vehicles and human activities);

2) ash is being mobilized indoors or outdoors by activities such as removal/cleaning-up.

Masks can be worn during waking hours. It is not recommended to wear a face mask while sleeping as it will probably not stay fitted to the face, and it is harder to breathe with a face mask on.

Who can wear respiratory protection?

People with existing respiratory or cardiovascular disease should talk to a health professional about whether facemasks are suitable. Care should be taken to ensure that it is not harder to breathe when using any form of respiratory protection.

Masks are not usually designed to fit children’s faces (although some manufacturers are now producing small masks aimed at children but not infants). Exposure for children and infants should be reduced by staying in a non-ashy (indoor) environment wherever possible. If you do give a mask to a child, show the child how to fit it well, and be very careful it does not make breathing difficult.

What types of respiratory protection are most effective?

The following information will help you decide on which type of respiratory protection to use, but other factors, such as the cost and availability of the protective products, may also need to be taken into account.

When you wear respiratory protection, the effectiveness depends particularly on two factors:

1) how effective the mask or material is at filtering particles (stopping the ash from passing through the material);

2) the fit of the mask or material to the face (preventing particles from entering around the edges).

  • The most effective respiratory protection for adults is to wear a well-fitting, industry-certified face mask such as an N95 mask (also called P2, FFP2 or DS2 in different parts of the world). The certification will be printed on the mask. Such masks are usually disposable.
    • These are highly-efficient at filtering ash and are also usually designed to fit adult faces well, but may be too big for children.
    • Due to their tight fit, they may feel uncomfortable.
    • Using highly-effective masks can make breathing harder; if you have existing respiratory or cardiovascular disease, talk to a health professional about whether such masks are suitable for you.
    • These masks come in many different shapes and sizes. Some fold out into a mask shape and some have a ready-made cup-shape. Some have a valve on the front to improve comfort by letting hot, humid air out. All of these masks will be highly-effective at filtering ash, if worn properly.
  • Some non-certified face masks state that they are designed to filter ‘PM2.5’ (small particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter), which is likely to be the most harmful fraction of the ash.
    • These are probably highly-efficient at filtering ash but are often not designed to fit well to the face and so may not be very effective.
  • A standard, pleated surgical mask will be good at filtering ash as long as it fits well to the face. If it does not, it will provide less protection than an industry-certified face mask.
  • Simple healthcare masks (rectangular, non-pleated) do not filter ash well and also do not have ways to make a good seal to the face.
  • Hard-cup (also called nuisance-dust), ‘fashion’ and scooter masks are less effective at filtering ash compared to industry-certified and surgical masks, and may not fit well to the face.
  • Cloth materials (e.g., bandanas, t-shirts, veils, handkerchiefs) worn over the nose and mouth are less effective at filtering ash than most masks, so will offer less protection and they also tend not to fit well.
    • Increasing the number of layers of cloth improves the ability to filter ash but will still be less effective at filtering ash than most face masks.
  • Wetting materials does not improve the ability of masks or cloth to filter volcanic ash.

How should I put on a face mask?

  • With clean hands, take the mask out of the packaging. Avoid contaminating the inside of the mask with ash.
  • Open up any flaps and prepare the straps/loops for tying around the head or ears.
  • Fit the mask over the nose and mouth.
  • Fit the straps to the head:
    • If the mask has elasticated, adjustable straps, put them over your head with the top strap above your ears, around the top of your head, and the lower strap below your ears, towards the bottom of your head. Tighten the straps until the mask makes a seal around your face and is comfortable.
    • If the mask has non-adjustable straps, tie them snuggly around the head.
    • If the mask has ear loops, you may need to use the loops to tighten the mask (you could tie a knot in the loops if the mask is baggy on your face).
  • With both hands, gently press the nose clip over the nose so that it fits well across the nose and onto the face below the eyes. Do not pinch the clip.
  • Press the edges of the mask onto your face (around the cheeks and chin).
  • Once you have fitted the mask, cover the mask with both hands, being careful not to change the fit. If you are using a mask without a valve, breathe out sharply. If you are using a mask with a valve, cover the valve with your hand before breathing out, or breathe in sharply, instead. You should not be able to feel any air escaping/entering around the edges of the mask. Readjust the fit until the seal is tight.
  • If you cannot get the mask to fit, try to find a different mask which fits your face better.

Make sure your choice of respiratory protection fits to your face!

  • A good face mask may have a flexible metal nose clip, adjustable straps and may also have foam around the edges to help with the seal to your face.
  • When your face mask fits properly, there should be a good seal around your face so that you cannot feel any air coming in around the edges.
  • Make sure that spectacle/goggle frames do not affect the seal between the face mask and your face.
  • If you have facial hair, the face mask will not be as effective, because it cannot make a good seal to your face.
  • You can improve the fit and effectiveness of a face mask by tying a layer of cloth over it, although you are likely to find this less comfortable and you should not tie the cloth so tight that it makes breathing harder.

How long will a face mask last for?

  • Disposable masks are designed for single use (so packaging will often state that they should be disposed of after 8 hours) but they can be worn until you notice that they are clogged and/or breathing becomes harder, or if you notice the mask starting to break.
  • However, you may choose to replace them sooner for hygiene reasons and should check frequently for any degradation or growth of mold.
  • Some industrially-certified face masks have a ‘use-by’ date printed on them. After this date, the manufacturer cannot guarantee the integrity of the mask materials.
  • If supplies are limited, disposable masks can be stored for re-use in a clean bag or box to ensure that dust from the outside does not contaminate them. They should not be hung in a dusty environment.
  • Some manufacturers now make non-disposable masks for community use. These can often be washed, for hygiene reasons, but washing will not remove particles from the filtering layer, so they must also be discarded when they become clogged and/or breathing becomes harder, or if you notice the mask starting to break.For further information on the health hazards of volcanic ash and preparedness for ash fall, please download the IVHHN pamphlets available at: http://www.ivhhn.org/pamphlets.htmlThe above material is reproduced from the NEW IVHHN guidelines on Protection from Breathing Ash. Please visit that page for the source research and references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 2 EYES)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

Eye Symptoms

Eye irritation is a common health effect as pieces of grit can cause painful scratches in the front of the eye (corneal
abrasions) and conjunctivitis. Contact lens wearers need to be especially aware of this problem and leave out their lenses to
prevent corneal abrasion from occurring.

Common symptoms include:

  • Eyes feeling as though there are foreign particles in
  • them.
  • Eyes becoming painful, itchy or bloodshot.
  • Sticky discharge or tear
  • Corneal abrasions or scratches.
  • Acute conjunctivitis or the inflammation of the conjunctival sac that surrounds the eyeball due to the presence of ash, which leads to redness, burning of the eyes, and photosensitivity.

Eye protection

In fine-ash environments, wear goggles or corrective eyeglasses instead of contact lenses to protect eyes from irritation.

EYE FIRST AID

To minimize potential eye irritation:

  • Wear sunglasses (wrap-around styles are best) or goggles. The best are swimmers goggles that fit tight around the eyes.
  • Stay indoors when pollution levels are at their peak
  • Flush eyes with cool water or eye wash
  • Apply a cool compress to relieve discomfort
  • Lubricating eye drops may help prevent soreness or itching
  • Contact lens wearers should remove their lenses at the first sign of eye irritation and thoroughly clean them in their medicated cleaning solution

If symptoms persist you should seek advice from your doctor or optometry.

 

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 3 SKIN)

 

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 1 LUNGS)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

What is volcanic ash?

Volcanic ash is composed of fine particles of fragmented volcanic
rock (less than 2 mm diameter). Volcanic ash is often hot very
close to the volcano but is cool when it falls at greater distances.
It is formed during volcanic explosions, from avalanches of hot
rock that flow down the side of volcanoes, or from red-hot liquid
lava spray. Ash varies in appearance depending upon the type of
volcano and the form of the eruption. Thus, it can range in color
from light grey to black and can vary in size from being like grit
to being as fine as talcum powder. Airborne ash blocks out
sunlight, reducing visibility and sometimes causes complete
darkness during day light.
Large ash deposits can incorporate into existing soils and become the future topsoil of a volcanic region. The fertility of the soils around many volcanoes is due to old ash deposits. This beneficial effect of volcanism outweighs, over time, the hazards.
Eruptions can also generate thunder and lightning from
friction between the fine, airborne particles which can be
localized above the volcano or accompany large ash plumes as
they move downwind from infrequent eruptions, so
fertile volcanic areas are often densely populated.
Freshly fallen ash particles can have acid coatings which may
cause irritation to the lungs and eyes. This acid coating is rapidly
removed by rain, which may then pollute local water supplies.
Acidic ash can also damage vegetation, leading to crop failure.
In most eruptions, volcanic ash causes relatively few health problems, but generates much anxiety. People can be more
fearful of the health hazards of volcanic ash and gases than of the risk of dying from more major hazards, such as pyroclastic
flows. However, ash falls can affect very wide areas around volcanoes and may cause major disruption to normal living.
Medical services can expect an increase in the number of patients
with respiratory and eye symptoms during and after an
ashfall event (see IVHHN guidelines on advice to the medical community).

What are the effects of ash on health?

Effects of ash on health may be divided into several categories:

Respiratory effects, eye symptoms, skin irritation and indirect
effects.

Respiratory effects

In some eruptions, ash particles can be so fine that they are
breathed deep into the lungs. With high exposure, even healthy
individuals will experience chest discomfort with increased
coughing and irritation.
Common acute (short-term) symptoms include:
  • Nasal irritation and discharge (runny nose).
  • Throat irritation and sore throat, sometimes accompanied by dry coughing.
  • People with pre-existing chest complaints may develop severe bronchitic symptoms which last some days beyond
  • exposure to ash (for example, hacking cough, production of sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath).
  • Airway irritation for people with asthma or bronchitis; common complaints of people with asthma include
  • shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.
  • Breathing becomes uncomfortable.
In rare circumstances, long-term exposure to fine volcanic ash may lead to serious lung diseases. For these diseases to occur, the
ash must be very fine, contain crystalline silica (for the disease silicosis to occur) and the people must be exposed to the ash in
high concentrations over many years. Exposure to crystalline silica in volcanic ash is typically of short duration (days to weeks),
and studies suggest that the recommended exposure limits (similar in most countries) can be exceeded for short periods of
time for the general population.
People suffering from asthma or other lung problems such as bronchitis and emphysema, and severe heart problems are most at risk.

 

Why are people with chronic lung problems at special risk?

The fine ash particles irritate the airways and cause them to
contract, making breathing more difficult in people who already have
lung problems. The fine dust also causes the lining of the airways to
produce more secretions which can cause people to cough and breathe
more heavily. Asthma sufferers, especially children who may be
heavily exposed to the ash when they play, may suffer bouts of
coughing, tightness of the chest and wheezing. Some people who have never knowingly had asthma before, may experience asthma symptoms following an ash fall, especially if they go outdoors in the ash and over-exert themselves.

What factors affect respiratory symptoms?

The development of respiratory symptoms from the inhalation of volcanic ash depends on a number of factors. These include the
concentration of particles in the air, the proportion of fine particles in the ash, the frequency and duration of exposure, the
presence of crystalline silica and volcanic gases or aerosols mixed with the ash, and meteorological conditions. Existing
health conditions and the use of respiratory protective
equipment will also influence the symptoms experienced.

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 2 EYES)

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 4 Indirect health effects )


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

Indirect Effects of Ash Fall

As well as the short and long term health risks, indirect impacts of large ash falls must also be considered. These mainly arise from the secondary consequences of ash fall.

Effects on roads

The reduction in visibility from airborne ash alone may cause accidents. This danger is compounded by ash
covering roads. Not only are road markings covered up, but thin layers of either wet or dry ash are very
slippery, reducing traction. Thick deposits of ash may make roads impassable, cutting off communities from
basic supplies.

Effects on Power

Ash fall can lead to power cuts. These may have implications for health due to lack of heating
or other infrastructural requirements that depend on electricity. Wet ash is conductive, so it is essential
that safe operating procedures are stringently followed when cleaning power supply equipment.

Effects on water supplies

Ash fall can cause contamination of water or clogging and damage of water supply equipment. Small, open
water supplies such as domestic water tanks with roof drainage are especially vulnerable to volcanic ash fall,
and even small quantities of ash may cause problems for potability. While the risk of toxicity is low, the pH
may be reduced or chlorination inhibited. During and after ash falls, there is also likely to be extra water
demand for clean-up, resulting in water shortages.

Effects on sanitation

(waste water disposal etc).
The temporary disablement of municipal sanitation systems may lead to increased disease in affected areas.

Risk Of Roof Collapse

1) Roofs can collapse from the weight of ash, resulting in injury or death for those underneath.
2) There is a danger of roof collapse whilst clearing ash from roofs due to the increased load of a person on an already overloaded roof.
3) In several eruptions people have died after falling from their roofs while cleaning up ash.

Animal Health

If the ash is coated in hydrofluoric acid, the ash can be very toxic to grazing animals if they ingest ash-covered grass and soil.

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 3 SKIN)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

 

Skin Irritation

While not common, volcanic ash can cause skin irritation for some people, especially if the ash is acidic.

Symptoms include:

  • Irritation and reddening of the skin.
  • Secondary infections due to scratching.

Protective Clothing should be worn when you are outdoors.

  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Long Pants
  • Socks and Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Hat

Depending on the type of volcano Kilauea is a basaltic shield volcano, erupting a type of basalt known as tholeiite. This type of lava is the dominant extrusive during the shield building (the main stage) of hawaiian volcanism and is the dominant basalt type erupted on Earth.

Pele’s hair is a form of lava. It is named after Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. It can be defined as volcanic glass fibers or thin strands of volcanic glass.[1] The strands are formed through the stretching of molten basaltic glass from lava, usually from lava fountains, lava cascades, and vigorous lava flows.

Pele’s hair is extremely light, so the wind often carries the fibers high into the air and to places several kilometers away from the vent. It is common to find fibers of Pele’s hair on high places like top of trees, radio antennas, and electric poles.

Pele’s hair does not only occur in Hawaii. It can be found near other volcanoes around the world, for example in Nicaragua (Masaya), Italy (Etna), Ethiopia (Erta’ Ale), and Iceland, where it is known as “nornahár” (“witches’ hair”).[2] It is usually found in gaps in the ground, mostly near vents, skylights, ocean entry, or in corners where Pele’s hair can accumulate.

It is not recommended to touch Pele’s hair, because it is very brittle and very sharp, and small broken pieces can enter the skin. Gloves should be worn while examining it.

For those of you who have sensitive skin you should avoid skin contact with volcanic ash as it will cause an allergic reaction or also called dermatitis , if the volcanic ash already on your skin you should wash your skin with soap and clean water .

Although skin irritation are not always experienced by all people , but if the volcanic ash was mixed with harmful substances you should be careful , because it could be such a dangerous substance that can irritate your skin .

Some of the symptoms that occur to the skin due to volcanic ash

  • The occurrence of red rash on the skin
  • Incidence of red spots on the skin
  • Experiencing skin hives

Some tips to prevent the bad effects of volcanic ash :

  • Use a mask or wet cloth to cover your nose
  • Use goggles to prevent your eyes from volcanic ash
  • You should not wear contact lenses for a while
  • Use eye drops or the like to clean up your eyes
  • Use long sleeves or long pants so that your skin does not come into direct contact with volcanic ash
  • To clean up volcanic ash should be sprayed with water so as not volcanic ash floating .
  • Use a damp cloth to clean the items exposed to dust
  • Wash your skin is exposed to volcanic ash with water and soap
  • When washing cloth or clothing that has been exposed to volcanic ash should be cleaned first before being mixed with other clothing .

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 4 Indirect health effects )

THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH (part 5 What to do to protect yourself against ash)


THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF VOLCANIC ASH

A guide for the public

This   document   has   been   prepared   by   the International  Volcanic  Health  Hazard  Network (IVHHN), Cities and Volcanoes Commission, GNS Science and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)  to  promote  the  safety  of  those  who experience volcanic ashfall. This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ash fall.

What to do to Protect Yourself Against Ash

Limit Driving

Immediately after an ash fall, even a light one, driving conditions, visibility and air quality can be dramatically
affected, especially by the resuspension of ash by traffic.
Rainfall has a sudden but temporary effect in improving air quality until the ash dries out again. We recommend that, following an ash fall, you refrain from driving and stay indoors if possible. If you must drive, maintain a large distance from the vehicle in front of
you and drive slowly.

Reduce ash in your house

Keep all doors and windows closed whenever possible.

Eye protection

In fine-ash environments, wear goggles or corrective eyeglasses instead of contact lenses to protect eyes from irritation.

Protection

Those undertaking clean-up operations should always wear effective dust masks (see IVHHN Recommended
Masks document at http://www.ivhhn.org). If no approved mask is available, a fabric mask improvised from cloth
will filter out the larger ash particles which may contribute to throat and eye irritation. Dampening
the fabric with water will improve its effectiveness. People with chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
are advised to stay inside and avoid unnecessary exposure to ash.

Drinking Water

After light ash fall it is usually safe to drink water contaminated with ash, but it is better to filter off the
ash particles before drinking. However, ash increases the chlorine requirement in disinfected surface-collected
water which, therefore, can be microbiologically unsafe to drink. Ash will usually make drinking water
unpalatable (sour, metallic or bitter-tasting) before it presents a health risk. The safest way to ensure your well-being is to stock up on water prior to the event. Collect enough drinking water for at least a week (up to one gallon , or 3-4 litres, per person per day). If you rely on collecting rainwater, cover the tank and disconnect any down pipes before ash fall occurs.

Home-grown food

Ash-covered vegetables grown in fields are safe to eat after washing with clean water

Clean Up

Lightly water down the ash deposits before they are removed by shoveling, being careful not to excessively
wet the deposits on roofs, causing excess loading and danger of collapse. Dry brushing can produce very high
exposure levels and should be avoided. Hosing uses large quantities of water and may cause water
shortages in heavily-populated areas.

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The Hawaiʻi Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network (HLFARN) was created to serve as an informational hub for those needing assistance with pets and animals on farms during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. But it has become so much more than that. HLFARN has blossomed from a group of strangers into an Ohana; a family of people whose love for animals has taken them into the path of an erupting volcano to rescue pets and farm animals that have been left behind.

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SAMPLING… BIG ISLAND HAWAII Air Quality Is Questionable. How much are they really NOT telling us.


SAMPLING… Air Quality Is Questionable.

How much are they really NOT telling us.

This is what I was greeted with this morning.

The STRANGEST SMELL came over Hawaiian Paradise Park and Orchidland at 9:30 am this morning as these wispy strange looking clouds came over. I called my friend Lisa ask her if she smells a strange odor. Yes i smell that also.Then about 10:00 am military plane shows up going through all these clouds back and forth. I call my friend Lisa to tell her to look she is up mountain from me. she says yes i see. My face and lips were stinging when I came back in. The plane kept coming again and again. Don’t know what it was, but it made me cough and my skin is itchy too.

They keep down Playing the PGV (Puna Geothermal Venture Plant) facts. Those facts could kill the whole community in Puna district and then some. They really have no idea. It depends on a lot of factors: wind speed, cloud formation, height and weight, time of day, Day Or Night . So many factors and a lot of people are acting like “it’s all good, I got this”… “Do you really got this”.?

This is the “PONO NEWS”.. REAL DEAL.. No BS, No Refrigerators flying through the air….


STRAIGHT UP REAL NEWS….

Brought to you by : Ikaika Marzo  (Info from my friend Philip Ong a former USGS volunteer.)

Beautiful Blue Skies today, Nothing like Yesterday


WOW What a Day, Night.

I have experienced Kilauea now for the 4th episode.

I must say this has been the most exhilarating and at times down right scary.

Not Knowing what to expect next. I don’t even think any of the scientists even knew what to expect.

I am 15 miles away from the Leilani Eruption and still it is very loud.

Night after night sounded like you were in a war zone.

Explosion after explosion.

Gassey, Howly, Growling and creaking from the ground.It still continues today May 18, 2018.

The sounds are hard to describe. If you have been to Disneyland in California and have been on the Pirates of the Caribbean and the sounds are like that. That is the best I know how to describe it. It’s all night and all day, with no end to the ride. It’s the night time sounds that get to you…. Here listen to this for awhile… Excellent video in the trenches by Ikaika Marzo https://www.facebook.com/ikaika.marzo

Then Kilauea Exploded  @4:15 am May 17, 2018. Ash and Smoke filled the skies.  I have seen the Vog in its intense stage. This was so much more dense, dark and the Scariest massive ash cloud I had ever seen. I have never seen anything in person like this.

I scrambled to close the windows and get the fans on for the dogs. It was very warm out. It had been nice and cool during the nights prior to all this activity. Actually we had just had a few intense rain showers. Some of the other islands flooded from the rain storm that had come over the islands. We all thank god for the moisture we had received prior.

We have a local Superman Ikaika Marzo. He has been there giving the real story since the day it broke out. Live action in the trenches reporter. He should be paid. When the CD is giving messages fissures have stopped proof comes that they are still flowing. It has been his reporting that kept the locals informed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUCt1UcaCuc

So now today is blue skies in Keaau. Leilani as of this morning had 22 live fissures with a river of pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is a very fast moving liquid lava. Unlike the slow moving lava that Leilani Estates eruption had been up until Yesterday May 17, 2018.

“PUNA STRONG”. The community had the community’s back as soon as this happened. Locals mobilized and set up. God Bless This Community of Strong People. Thank You to All of the Volunteers who help this community… You are AWESOME…

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MAKING SURE YOUR GAS MASK PROPERLY FITS…


Nothing has really changed since 1960  as far as the fitting instructions go.

The mask is almost the same. Maybe a few changes to the type of rubber or silicone used in the mask. Just remember make sure your mask fits the purpose it is intended for.

 

So this is the one I have in my survival kit. Its simple and the filters keep most gases from entering.

$36


Israeli Rubber Respirator Mask NBC Protection For Industrial Use, Chemical Handling, Painting, Welding, Prepping

 

$12.62

Vktech Industrial Gas Chemical Anti-Dust Respirator Mask Goggles Set (Style A)

 

$289.03

CDR 4500 Elite Gas Mask For Nuclear , Biological & Chemical Warfare NBC Protection Military Grade US NIOSH Certified Survival Full Face Mask For Kids Adults, Comfortable Robust Design

 

 

$19.99 I want to get a pair of these and put some good filters on them for work in the yard.

JOLIN Dual Anti-Dust Spray Paint Industrial Chemical Gas Respirator Mask & Glasses Set

 

$18.24

3M 07193 Dual Cartridge Respirator Assembly,Organic Vapor/P95,Large

 

 

If you only need protection from the fallout of the ash . Then here are a few good one’s.

$14.99
Anti Pollution Face Mask Eco Gear with Military Grade Protection | Anti Smoke, Exhaust Gas, Dust, Pollen Allergens | Hiking, Running, Walking, Cycling, Ski and other Outdoor Activities (Pure Black)

 

$13.99

Unigear Activated Carbon Dustproof/Dust Mask – with Extra Filter Cotton Sheet and Valves for Exhaust Gas, Pollen Allergy, PM2.5, Running, Cycling, Outdoor Activities

 

$39.99

Fresh Air Supply Smart Electric Mask Air Purifying Mask Anti Pollution Mask N95 for Exhaust Gas, Pollen Allergy, PM2.5, Running, Cycling and Outdoor Activities

 

FILTERS

NATO Israeli NBC 40mm Gas Mask Filter Only!

 

Gas Mask Filter 40mm CBRN Military Grade Gas Mask Filter Made in 2017

FISSURE #16 TO OPEN BEYOND PUNA GEOTHERMAL PLANT


What!!!! The Bugg’a Snuck By Puna Geothermal Plant????

12:45 pm message from Hawaii County Civil Defense Message:

May 12, 2018 12:45 pm: HVO reports fissure 16 is venting lava spatter about a mile “BELOW” the Geothermal Plant property and a mile west (or Kalapana side) of Highway 132, which remains open. At this time, no residences affected; no lava flow generated. www.hawaiicounty.gov/2018-lava-map

RED STAR: PUNA GEOTHERMAL PLANT

 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Eruption update:

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) confirms hazardous fumes continue to be released but no volcanic activity is present at this time

15

FISSURES EMERGED

117.38

ACRES COVERED BY LAVA

36

STRUCTURES DESTROYED

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the new link on the Civil Defense website for better public access to the eruption map: https://goo.gl/i7RbrB.

Evacuation Update:

  • Conditions permitting, Leilani Estates residents will be allowed to check on their property from 7 AM to 6 PM each day until further notice. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
  • Civil Defense Recovery Information and Assistance Center (RIAC) at the Sacred Hearts Church in Pāhoa, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Road Status Update:

  • Highway 130 is closed between Malama Street and Kamaili Road.
  • Pohoiki Road is closed from Highway 132 to Highway 137 due to cracks in the road.
  • No access is allowed at this time for residents of Lanipuna Gardens due to dangerous volcanic gases.

Service/Utilities/Agency Update:

  • Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has completed the removal of all pentane.
  • The Kalapana Transfer Station is closed until further notice.  The Pāhoa Transfer Station on Apaa Street is open 7 days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Hawai‘i Electric Light reminds residents to treat all downed lines as live. Under no circumstances are you to approach or touch downed lines.
  • Emergency water restrictions for the Pohoiki, Vacationland and Kapoho area are still in effect while personnel work to restore service. Water spigots installed near the entrance of Lava Tree State Park and a water tanker in Vacationland are still available for the public to access.
  • Evacuated residents can pick up their mail at the Pāhoa Post Office.
  • The Hawai‘i County Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office have established a policy of zero tolerance towards looting or vandalism. Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism will be treated as a felony.
  • Contact the Humane Society for animal information.

Community Message/Alerts:

  • Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Sciences is closed for the rest of the week.
  • Kua O Ka La School will reopen in Hilo on  Monday.  Grades Kthrough 4 will meet at New Hope Church in Hilo, grades 5 through 12 will meet at the Boys and Girls Club in Hilo.
  • The evacuated residents are going through a very difficult time.  We ask for your help and understanding.

County, State and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation.  You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.

Thank you.  Have a safe day.  This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.

This e-mail has been sent to you by the COUNTY OF HAWAII. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message.

 


A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, May 11th at 11:00 AM.

As a precautionary measure, residents of Lower Puna, between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.

Because there may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, you should be prepared to evacuate at short notice.  Take this time to prepare.

If you care to evacuate voluntarily, be advised that the County evacuation shelters are located at the Pahoa Community Center or Kea’au Community Center.

Food will be provided at the shelters. Accommodations for animals are also provided at the shelters. You are responsible for their care.

This is a precautionary message.  We want everyone in the Lower Puna area to be ready, and to remain safe.

For your information, all beach parks in Lower Puna have been closed, including the Pohoiki Boat Ramp.

You will be provided with regular updates. Keep yourself informed by listening to your radio station.

 


 

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports volcanic activity in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. No lava has been emitted from any of the 15 fissure vents since May 9. Earthquake, ground deformation, and continuing high emission rates of sulphur dioxide indicate additional outbreaks of lava are likely.

In addition, HVO has cautioned about the possibility of an explosive eruption at Halema’uma’u Crater due to the ongoing withdrawal of lava from Kilauea summit lake. This could generate ash plumes that may affect an area as far as 12 miles from the summit crater.

Maps and advisory information are available at links posted at the Civil Defense Eruption Updates website.

Due to the volcanic activity, the follow are issued:

    • As a precautionary measure, residents of lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption. Because there may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, you should be prepared to evacuate at short notice.  Take this time to prepare.
    • If you evacuate voluntarily, the Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Community Center are open. Food will be provided and the shelters are pet-friendly.
  • The Hawai‘i County Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office have established a policy of zero tolerance towards looting or vandalism. Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism will be treated as a felony.

The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time.  We ask for your help and understanding.

County, State and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation.  You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.

Thank you for listening.  Have a safe day.  This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.


 

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports volcanic activity in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. None of the 15 fissure vents have produced any lava since Thursday. Continuing earthquakes, ground deformation, and sulphur dioxide emissions mean additional outbreaks of lava are possible.

HVO states that an explosive eruption at Halema’uma’u Crater is possible.  This could generate ash plumes that may affect an area as far as 12 miles from the summit crater.

Maps and advisory information are available at links posted at the Civil Defense Eruption Updates website.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:

    • Residents of lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.  There may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, so take this time to prepare.
  • If you evacuate voluntarily, the Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Community Center are open. Food will be provided and the shelters are pet-friendly.
  • Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism during an emergency is treated as a felony.


A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 AM.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure in the lower East Rift Zone. Lava spatter was reported east of the geothermal plant property and northeast of Lanipuna Subdivision. For up to date information, go to the County of Hawaii website 2018 Lava Eruption Map for new fissure location. Highway 132, also known as Pahoa-Kapoho Road is open.

Continuing earthquakes, ground deformation, and sulphur dioxide emissions mean additional outbreaks of lava are possible.

HVO states that an explosive eruption at Halema’uma’u Crater is possible.  This could generate ash plumes and dangerous debris that may affect an area as far as 12 miles from the summit crater.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:

  • Residents of lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.  There may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, so take this time to prepare.
  • If you evacuate voluntarily, the Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Community Center are open. Food will be provided and the shelters are pet-friendly.
  • The Civil Defense Recovery Information and Assistance Center (RIAC) will be open on Monday from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Pahoa Community Center.

The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time.  We ask for your help and understanding.

County, State and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation.  You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.

Thank you.  Have a safe day.  This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.


A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:45 PM.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports fissure 16 is venting lava spatter about a mile below the geothermal plant property and a mile west (or Kalapana side) of highway 132. Highway 132 remains open. No residences are affected at this time, and no lava flow has been generated. For up to date information, go to the 2018 Lava Eruption Map link at hawaiicounty.gov.

Continuing earthquakes, ground deformation, and sulphur dioxide emissions mean additional outbreaks of lava are possible.

HVO states that an explosive eruption at Halema’uma’u Crater is possible.  This could generate ash plumes and dangerous debris that may affect an area as far as 12 miles from the summit crater.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:

  • Residents of lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.  There may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, so take this time to prepare.
  • If you evacuate voluntarily, the Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Community Center are open. Food will be provided and the shelters are pet-friendly.
  • Hawaii Police Department is enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration’s Temporary Flight Restriction for lower Puna area. No helicopter or drone activity is allowed without approval.

KILAUEA VOLCANO STATUS REPORT: Alert Level: WARNING, Color Code: ORANGE 2018-05-09 04:55 HST


HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 4:55 PM HST (Thursday, May 10, 2018, 02:55 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Lower East Rift Zone Eruption
The intermittent eruption of lava in Leilani Estates in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. Visible activity this early afternoon was again focused on the northeast portion of the fissure area. Fissure 15 broke ground across Poihiki Road, generating a pahoehoe flow about 20 m (66 ft) long. During an overflight of the area about 3 p.m. HST, geologists observed a new steaming area uprift (west) of Highway 130. During a second overflight at 4:30 p.m., the area was still steaming.

Rates of motion increased late this morning on a GPS station 1.5 km (1 mile) southeast of Nanawale Estates. The direction of motion is consistent with renewed movement of magma in the downrift direction (to the northeast).

Rates of seismicity changed little throughout the day; located earthquakes were mostly uprift (west) of Highway 130. Gas emissions remain elevated in the vicinity of fissures.

Residents should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts).

For maps showing the locations of eruption features, please see https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_maps.html

For information on volcanic air pollution, please see: http://www.ivhhn.org/vog/

Kīlauea Volcano Summit
Tiltmeters at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano continue to record the deflationary trend of the past week and the lava lake level continues to drop. At about 8:32 a.m. HST, a large rockfall from the steep crater walls into the retreating lake triggered an explosion that generated an ash column above the crater; the ash was blown toward the south-southwest. Rockfalls and explosions that produce ash columns are expected to continue.

A 3D model of the Overlook crater was created from thermal images collected during an early afternoon helicopter overflight on May 8. Based on the 3D model, the lake level was about 295 m (970 feet) below the floor of Halema’uma’u Crater.

Earthquake activity in the summit remains elevated. Many of these earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and earthquakes beneath the south flank of the volcano.

MORE INFORMATION

Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Subscribe to these messages: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns2/

Webcam images: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_webcams.html

Photos/Video: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_chronology.html

Lava Flow Maps: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_maps.html

Definitions of terms used in update: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/extra/definitions.pdf

Overview of Kīlauea summit (Halemaʻumaʻu) and East Rift Zone (Puʻu ʻŌʻō ) eruptions:

Click to access background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from Kīlauea eruptions:

Click to access hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai’i (map and list):
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

CONTACT INFORMATION:

askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.

Blue Jays closer getting arrested Tuesday morning for assault.


It’s a tough week for Toronto sports. Obviously the city is in mourning after their Raptors got swept away by Team LeBron, and now there’s bad news on the baseball front with Blue Jays closer getting arrested Tuesday morning for assault. Details from The Athletic: The Toronto Police Service is withholding details to protect the…

via Report: Blue Jays Closer Roberto Osuna Arrested For Assaulting Woman — Sports news, podcasts, live interviews & some fun

Many Home Owners Are Choosing To Remodel, Instead Of Relocation.


REMODELING YOUR HOME?

Are you ready to take on the task of painting and a slight remodel?

Many home owners are choosing to remodel instead of relocation. I am on that journey now. WeeWHOOOOOOO!!!

BY: Cynthia Stanard    February 16, 2018

If you are remodeling please make sure to check the contractor’s license. If you are using a “Handy Man” make sure you get references and check them. Don’t get scammed or fooled because of a good “DEAL”.

Like my Daddy told me, “Just because it’s cheap, Don’t mean it’s good.

There are many scammers out there so “BE AWARE“ of who you are dealing with. You may want to check online @Google. Just enter the company name or person’s name. Check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org)  to see if they are in “good standing”.

If you are just starting to think about remodeling you might want to check out one of the many www.HGTV.com home remodeling shows. They have great ideas for all areas of the home. And if you are interested in tackling the project yourself don’t forget to check out www.youtube.com videos on DIY videos. They have step by step videos by many professionals on everything.

If you are going to do the project yourself and are using a “Warehouse” type to buy your products, I would choose my own wood and other items and have the order delivered or I would go through a reputable wood supplier to choose and deliver.

Store Comparison Home Depot Hilo Hawaii, HPM Building Supply Hilo, Hawaii and Argus Building Supply Hilo, Hawaii.

Talking about getting screwed… Today’s story starts off at receiving a sub-standard product on an order that was recently handpicked by Home Depot order pullers. Delivery was great by Hawaiian Movers; I do believe that’s who it was.

For the past 17 years I have dealt with HPM Building Supply and Argus Building Supply located in Hilo. Building my house I bought my lumber from Argus Building Supply and HPM. The lumber all came in great shape. No split pieces, end pieces or chunks of missing wood. Throughout the years I have continued to order wood from Argus and HPM. Not one time did I receive anything close to Home Depot’s poor quality. I rate Argus and HPM pickers at a 10 compared to Home Depot.

Home Depot takes a 3 on a scale of low 1 to 10 high. Not sure how they train there pullers at Home depot, but what a disappointment. Most of my 1x4x12 was scrap wood. Not one of them came with one decent face that wasn’t tore up in some fashion. That’s if it was not a first cut after the bark is stripped, banding marks, grease or oil on the boards, most of the boards had the 1” side face was ripped off. The other lumber rates about a 6. I have always gone and chosen my own wood and packed into my truck. But this time I figured they could handle it. Obviously I was wrong… And was I going to wait for another delivery… no.

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My first step in my remodeling project was to paint the exterior and replace the trim on my house. I expected to sand with 100 grit sandpaper and add minor putty as usual. I had to putty and sand every board with 40 grade sandpaper and finish with a smooth surface with 100 grade sandpaper. The wood was so bad I should have returned it. The wood actually needed to be put through a planer, sides and corners remade with wood putty. I used 3 large cans of wood putty from Ace Hardware in Keaau and 3 days of sanding @8 hours a day. Home Depot only had plastic wood putty to repair the boards. I prefer the real deal. All I can say is thank god I am very experienced in finishing carpentry.

Speaking of ACE hardware Keaau, the staff is very knowledgeable. They really know their stuff. They also carry Shindawa Weed Eaters. Best for the Jungle. I have been through 5 craftsman weed eaters. One Shindawa that was used for 7 years, until it was stolen. Also ACE brand Metal Rust paint is very good.

Now with the new exterior paint by BEHR Marque Semi-Gloss, I have confidence the exterior house paint will last another 12 Years if not more as stated. The paint guy was spot on at Home Depot I give him a 10. Also the exterior Primer and Paint in one by BEHR is awesome also. I use exterior paint for the interior also. So will see how long this paint lasts. Check out my reviews on Painting Your House 101.

The Journey living in Hawaii. I built my own house from cutting trees to clearing land and building from the ground up. Learning along the way what will withstand the harsh salty air and the brutal rain storms. I am glad I was smart when I chose stucco for my exterior walls. It seems like other materials have gone to ruin in some way or another. Every piece of metal has rusted and flaked away into dust. Any wood exposed to the elements has deteriorated into spongy nothings. Constant Maintenance, everything needs to be painted or replaced here after a few years. I can’t tell you how many BBQS that I have laid to rest because of rust. I thank my luck stars that I have plenty of experience in all facets of construction, maintenance and the remodeling trades.

MISSILE MISHAP CONTINUES WITH EXCUSES…


MISSILE MISHAP CONTINUES WITH EXCUSES…

Reported By Hawaii News Now

As the turmoil continues on who and why and the secretiveness behind the scenes of the missile mishap. Check out the full report from Hawaii News Now as Gov. Ige gets roasted once again and he still has no answers. Do we really want a Governor that has no answers???

National press roasts Ige after he blamed Twitter login troubles for missile alert response

http://http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37323754/one-change-in-wake-of-bogus-missile-alert-ige-has-his-twitter-password

 

Check Out the Full Story

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/329337/missile-alert-mistake

Finally… Don’t forget it’s their tax dollars missing from the pot.


An US protester holds a placard during an anti-corruption demonstration. (file photo) Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35PM press tv An unprecedented leak of documents has disclosed outrageous financial corruption among prominent political figures and billionaires across the world. A collection of 2.5 million records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) — a […]

via SURPRISE-Fresh leaks reveal outrageous corruption among political leaders — THE INTERNET POST

Rural Areas and High Speed Internet


CBS Morning Show: How the Internet really works. With all the magic that the internet provides one would think it just comes from the sky when it’s Wi-Fi connected. You will learn all the secrets you’ve been missing and what most customers assume to be true is false. Journalist Andrew Blum shows how the equipment drives the internet to your home and Wi-Fi devices.

Over 35% of rural areas are without internet service. The government has stepped in and made the internet a “Basic Need Utility” which is great for the consumer.

Some areas that are covered have spotty connections to say the least. Big metropolitan cities consume most of the utility at this time. Thousands each day are finding their way to the internet and wanting more. Internet providers are scrambling to keep up with the demand, but when you have to lay cable and set up satellites it takes time.

So the rush is on to make sure all of America has internet service.

Tends to make a person wonder how much of our time will be used and for what on the internet? Nothing like tracking your every move!!! I think this is another RFI chip to track our shopping habits and what we consume and how much of it. People shop for food to TV’s online now. Automated food delivery, Order online and we deliver. Pretty soon the restaurants will close and become order by internet only because customers have the convenience of staying at home and eating the food by the TV they bought online.

Let’s say, if a company goes to “Paperless Billing”, which over half the companies have this service. Then everyone in the USA would have to be connected to the internet somehow. If you figure out how much paper is wasted each year on billing statements, advertising letters, flyers and postcards, this could be illuminated and cut out tree use.

There is an upside that will unlock all the magic at your fingertips. We will have to wait to see the downside to all of this in 5 years. It doesn’t look so rosy for the American workers once again. But it all remains to be seen what will happen to the jobs for many workers in the USA. Less movement of people through the cities means closed doors on businesses.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/Y6QgtdZzsOBsle1qjwPTponrj9lYnKQo/why-does-much-of-rural-america-still-lack-access-to-high-speed-internet-/

 

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Do you feel tired?


Are you feeling a little run down?

Try this great pick me up Cocktail.

Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym.

Perfect taken 3 times daily – upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail

1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz

Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste.

1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 drops herb Stevia.

 

Bragg Favorite Health Smoothie “Pep” Drink

After morning stretch and exercises, we often enjoy this drink instead of fruit. It’s delicious and powerfully nutritious as a meal anytime: lunch, dinner, or take in thermos to work, school, sports, gym, hiking, and to the park, or freeze for popsicles.

Prepare the following in a blender (add 1 ice cube if desired colder): Choice of freshly squeezed orange juice; carrot or greens juice; unsweetened pineapple juice; or 1 1/2 cups distilled water with:

2 tsps spirulina or green powder, barley, etc. 1/2 tsp rice bran (optional)
1/3 tsp Bragg Nutritional Yeast Flakes 1 to 2 bananas, ripe
1 Tbsp flax oil (or grind Tbsp of flax seeds) 1 tsp soy protein powder
1/2 tsp lecithin granules 1 tsp almond butter (optional)
1-2 Tbsps blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 dates or prunes, pitted (optional)
1-2 tsps dried Goji berries (optional) 1/3 cup soy yogurt or tofu
1 tsp vitamin C or emer’gen-C powder 2 tsp raw wheat germ (optional)

Optional: 4 apricots (sundried, unsulphured). Soak in jar overnight in purified distilled water or unsweetened pineapple juice. We soak enough for several days, Keep refrigerated. In summer you can add fresh organic fruit in season: peaches, papaya, blueberries, strawberries, all berries, apricots, etc. instead of bananas. In winter, add apples, kiwi fruit, oranges, tangelos, persimmons, pears, etc. If necessary try sugar-free, frozen organic fruits. Serves 1 to 2

Delicious Hot or Cold Cider Drink

Add 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks and 4 cloves to water and boil. Steep 20 minutes or more. Before serving add Bragg Vinegar and raw honey to taste. (Re-use cinnamon sticks & cloves.)

Bragg Favorite Juice Cocktail

This drink consists of all raw vegetables (please remember organic is best) which we prepare in our vegetable juicer: carrots, celery, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, watercress and parsley, etc. We also enjoy the great purifier, garlic, but it is optional.

You can also purchase the Pre-Made Drinks

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Information: First Time Investors New To Purchasing Mineral Right’s


SURFACE RIGHTS VS. MINERAL RIGHTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Whether you have interest in selling your land or have been approached by a buyer, you should always know exactly what’s included in the transaction. When you own land, there are two levels of ownership that you may possess: surface rights and mineral rights. Do you know the difference?

 

What Are Surface Rights?

When you moved into your home, it was obvious that the physical structures — house, garage, barn, storage shed and yard were included. But, just how deep down into the soil does your actual ownership stretch? Sure, you can plant a garden or trees, but when it comes to drilling for oil and gas deep below your property, do you know who owns that space? It’s probably not you.

In some states where mineral deposits are plentiful, including Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, a property owner’s rights are severed, or split into two distinct zones. This means you may own what’s on the surface of the land, but not what’s beneath the topsoil.

Surface rights specifically refer to the ownership of the surface of the land. This includes dwellings, buildings, the right to till the land for crops and even the ability to dig into the land to bury underground storage tanks, such as wells or septic systems.

Land that is owned under a surface rights contract may be sold, transferred or manipulated by the owner, within the guidelines of the governing city or county.

However, a person with surface rights to land cannot lease or sell their land to an oil or gas company for exploration and extraction purposes. This is because the owner doesn’t have legal ownership over the mineral deposits below their property.

What Are Mineral Rights?

Dig below the surface of a property and you’ll reach the zone where mineral rights take effect. In the United States, those with mineral rights ownership of land have the legal ability to explore, extract and sell naturally occurring deposits found beneath the land surface.

In addition to oil and gas, mineral rights typically allow landowners to also excavate for gold, silver, coal, copper, iron, uranium and scandium.

Like surface rights, mineral rights can be bought, leased and sold in accordance with the local and federal laws. Payments can be made outright or paid through a royalty system, based on what can be extracted from the land.

Both mineral and surface rights can also have co-ownership. If the surface rights owner wants to retain a partial stake in the mineral rights below their property, they have the option to only sell off a percentage of their mineral rights. Or, they can sell the mineral rights to multiple buyers, giving each a specific section of land.

Do Surface and Mineral Rights Overlap?

Now that we understand the two possible types of land ownership, it’s easy to wonder how they work together. Some property owners may own both surface and mineral rights on their property, which is known as a fee simple deed.

But, what if they don’t?

For example, if a person or company who owns the mineral rights to the land beneath your home wishes to drill for oil, can they place equipment in your yard — within the surface rights zone — that you legally own? Yes.

When selling mineral rights below the land in which you own the surface rights to, often a small area of the surface-level property is included in the transaction. This allows the mineral rights owner to set up a workspace for drilling rigs, outdoor storage areas, containment ponds, roads, fences and water treatment facilities that are necessary to safely access the mineral deposits below.

If you’re not sure what ownership you have of your land, it’s best to review your mortgage details or the property deed. Then, contact a lawyer who regularly works with landowners who buy and sell the rights to their property. Just be aware that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The depth of land included in surface rights contracts and the specific minerals that are allowed to be extracted from a mineral rights parcel varies from state to state.

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Financial Investments with Oil and Gas


Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifying at a Jan. 18 confirmation hearing on his nomination as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


With Pruitt Leading EPA, Oklahoma Oil Firm Gains Ground in Fight Against Regulation

Shortly after taking over as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt started a roll-back of Obama-era environmental regulations, an effort that has provided big benefits to one of his home state’s largest independent oil and gas companies, the New York Times reports. Pruitt has long maintained a close […] Full Story

Oklahoma Energy News & Companies, Oil & Gas | News OK

newsok.com/business/energy: Electricity customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. will see higher bills starting this … Oklahoma oilprices and drilling report for Monday, July 17, 2017.

OCC Oil and Gas Data Files – Oklahoma Corporation Commission

 

 

Quotes  by Adam Wilmoth Of  NewsOK :

All the executives boasted of reduced debt and improved techniques and processes designed to cut costs and increase oil and natural gas production. Executives from all four companies said they plan to boost drilling efforts in Oklahoma in 2017 and into the future.

Oklahoma Business Briefs: Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Monday, July 17, 2017Futures File: Grain, gasoline and geopolitics top commodity market weekly roundup

“These are the best wells we’ve drilled in our careers,” Jack Stark, Continental Resources’ president and chief operating officer, said of some of the company’s new wells in central Oklahoma.

Production costs have tumbled in the downturn to the point where producers in many cases are making more money today at $50 oil than they did three years ago when oil sold for $100 a barrel.

“Looking beyond 2017, we expect significant annual production growth over the next few years,” said John Hart, Continental Resources’ senior vice president and chief financial officer. “We should be able to grow production 20 percent annually and remain cash neutral at $60 to $65 oil.”   READ FULL ARTICLE

Some feel now that Trump has lifted the ban on Drilling for Oil and Gas, purchasing Mineral Right’s should be a winner for investing in 2017

CGG Land (U.S.) Inc. is conducting A 150 MILE (radius) 3D Seismic Mineral Surveys which Grady and Caddo counties of Oklahoma are included. The testing of over 150 miles in the two counties listed means production is starting to ramp up. Oil companies are looking to pump oil and gas. This is the best time to acquire the mineral rights for your financial future. The US Oil and Gas supplies are enormous and continues to be a vital commodity.

This investment can be passed down through generations, from your children, to your Grandchildren and to their children. Creates a monthly income and every 3 year lease re-sign, gets you a lump sum check.

Invest in Oil and Gas, and not just a promise note from the Stock exchange. We have already experienced the downfall of the stock market. Don’t wait for the next one before you broaden your portfolio. My Grandfather always told me “not to put all my eggs into one basket”.

Mineral owners survived the crash, the Scams and the Fraud. They still have what they brought to the table. Unfortunately, that is not true for the stocks. Owning mineral rights is a great way to invest in your future and financial security. Always has been and always will be.

 

UP FOR SALE

GRADY AND CADDO COUNTIES, OKLAHOMA

150 nma in Sec 31-Township 8-Range 8(Grady) and Section 25-Township 8-Range 9 (Caddo)

                                      Leased @ 3/16 (to Turner and Blue Ribbon)

                                     Starting Bid: $5500/ac

 

 

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What do we really know about Alternative Medicine?


Sometimes it’s hard to get through the door

Stepping Out Of the Comfort Zone

Sometimes we need to open the windows on our boxes and look out. If we are brave enough we can open the door and step out of the box.

We have been programmed into staying within our boxes. It’s safe and comfortable and society says it’s “the RIGHT thing to do”. With scientists revealing more treatments involving alternative medicine, it’s time we took a look outside. Every day new technology and research is being accomplished you won’t hear about in main stream news.

The struggle has been hard with Alternative Medicine research and technology being suppressed for so many years. Throughout this time we have been told to think it’s a hoax, these doctors are quacks and they are just out to take your money. Yes, in some cases I will agree. But there are real Holistic/Alternative treatments that work and honest doctors providing the treatment.

How do you think the Chinese survived for so many years? Still to this day they rely on Chinese Medicine, herbs, roots and other natural ingredients to make medicines.

If you think about it, if we all just understood how pharmaceutical companies derived their medicines. It would be a financial downfall for the pharmaceutical companies. If only we would ALL look outside that door. We could really change health care as we westerners know it.

 

For an example is the Medical Marijuana medicine. Big Pharmaceutical companies have lobbied against any form of legalization. They are at their wits end because they cannot patent marijuana and they cannot come up with the absolute formula that works the same as the real thing.

Marijuana is a plant that grows natural on earth and goes back in time as a healing medicine. Pharmaceutical CBD and THC therapies are synthetic.

There are plants on earth that cure illnesses. This is how Big Pharma came up with all the BIG $$$ synthetic medicine, but one drawback is Synthetics come with all the side effects… Some medicines have over 50 pages of CAUTION SIDE EFFECTS.

Natural, there is nothing like the real thing to heal the human body.

I use to be very skeptical, until I actually experienced alternative medicine work. Not cancer but other illnesses. If I would have never opened that door and stepped outside, I would have stayed closed minded to alternative remedies and cures.

I just wanted you to know my eyes are wide open and looking at things differently these days, that’s all. Let’s Explore Our World and Everything It Has To Offer…

Alternative Medicine

What is CAM?

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is one of twenty-seven institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its web site is full of useful information about CAM.

 Be An Informed Consumer

There’s more to be Discovered than what meets the EYE

STOP SMOKING FAST FACTS


Fast Facts About Smoking

 

Diseases and Death

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body

  • More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.
  • For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
  • Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Smoking is a known cause of erectile dysfunction in males.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.

  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
  • Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.
  • On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
  • If smoking continues at the current rate among U.S. youth, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 years of age are expected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This represents about one in every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today.

Costs and Expenditures

The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year on cigarette advertising and promotions.4

  • In 2014, more than $9 billion was spent on advertising and promotion of cigarettes—nearly $25 million every day, and about $1 million every hour.
  • Price discounts account for nearly 80% of all cigarette marketing. These are discounts paid to cigarette retailers or wholesalers in order to reduce the price of cigarettes to consumers.

Smoking costs the United States billions of dollars each year.

  • Total economic cost of smoking is more than $300 billion a year, including
  • Nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults
  • More than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke

State spending on tobacco prevention and control does not meet CDC-recommended levels.

  • States have billions of dollars from tobacco taxes and tobacco industry legal settlements to prevent and control tobacco use. However, states currently use a very small amount of these funds for tobacco control programs.
  • In fiscal year 2017, states will collect $26.6 billion from tobacco taxes and legal settlements but will only spend $491.6 million—less than 2%—on prevention and cessation programs.
  • Currently, only two states (Alaska and North Dakota) fund tobacco control programs at CDC’s “recommended” level. Only one other state (Oklahoma) provides even half the recommended funding. Two states (Connecticut and New Jersey) have allocated no state funds for tobacco use prevention.
  • Spending less than 13% (i.e., $3.3 billion) of the $26.6 billion would fund every state tobacco control program at CDC-recommended levels.

Cigarette Smoking in the US

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older who were current cigarette smokers in 2015:8

  • 15.1% of all adults (36.5 million people): 16.7% of males, 13.6% of females
    • Nearly 22 of every 100 non-Hispanic American Indians/Alaska Natives (21.9%)
    • About 20 of every 100 non-Hispanic multiple race individuals (20.2%)
    • Nearly 17 of every 100 non-Hispanic Blacks (16.7%)
    • Nearly 17 of every 100 non-Hispanic Whites (16.6%)
    • About 10 of every 100 Hispanics (10.1%)
    • 7 of every 100 non-Hispanic Asians (7.0%)

Note: Current cigarette smokers are defined as persons who reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime and who, at the time they participated in a survey about this topic, reported smoking every day or some days.

Thousands of young people start smoking cigarettes every day.

  • Each day, more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
  • Each day, an estimated 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.

Many adult cigarette smokers want to quit smoking.

  • In 2011:1
  • Nearly 7 in 10 (68.9%) adult cigarette smokers wanted to stop smoking.
  • More than 4 in 10 (42.7%) adult cigarette smokers had made a quit attempt in the past year.
  • Since 2012, the Tips From Former SmokersTM campaign has motivated an estimated 500,000 tobacco smokers to quit for good.

Note: “Made a quit attempt” refers to smokers who reported that they stopped smoking for more than 1 day in the past 12 months because they were trying to quit smoking.

STOP SMOKING AND HAVE THE LIFESTYLE YOU DESERVE

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Really… How Can Anyone Not Stop and Listen!


What’s your Opinion?

Are they poisoning the world with the chem trails in the skies? Drying our fields and land to the point of flash fires across the country. What is happening to the ocean. The fish are dying at a rapid rate. Autism in children is at an all time high.

I have seen the chem trails. I have heard the military carriers at night. My trees are turning black and dying. I catch my water and my water catchment had a slimy growth and an oily film on the surface of the water, the day after I heard the planes flying over. You might say you hear planes at night. I don’t. Not even helicopters. I hear bugs and the ocean waves at night. This year we broke temperature records and continue too. My grass is dying, avocado trees from lack of water. Usually or should I say “Use Too” rain every day.. Not any more. And if it does its very little.

It’s hard to phantom that our Higher Archy could actually make this mistake and kill our world. A Planned attack against the ?

Watch and Choose for yourself.

 

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Vinegar, All the Wonderful Things It Can Do!


I recommend you that you drink the Vinegar Cocktail Everyday.

Vinegar, All the Wonderful Things It Can Do!

The greatest gift that will save you from dieting grows on trees and is then fermented into a beautiful bounty of goodness for your body.

Vinegar can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range.

Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow!

Bragg USDA Gluten Free Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With the Mother 16 ounces

 

It’s also great for animals.

Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

 

It’s so easy to incorporate vinegar into your daily diet.

Get healthy and loose that extra waistline you have been carry around.

When you wake up in the morning just make a delicious cocktail using 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste. If you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia. I recommend you use only distilled water.

 

Bragg USDA Gluten Free Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With the Mother 16 ounces

This “Bragg Healthy Cocktail” is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination, the bowels, lungs, skin, and the kidneys. Take it at least twice a day, and you will start to see changes like increased energy, soft skin, and decreased muscle and joint aches from exercise.

Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. Any vinegar that is clear and has no “mother” (the strand-like substance in the bottom of the bottle) has no nutritional value. Natural raw vinegar should be pungent, with a rich, brownish color and a visible “mother.”

Drinking apple cider vinegar daily, and eating a largely fresh, organic, vegetarian diet, along with following a simple fitness program, will change your life so dramatically you will never go back to your old ways! Get fit, get healthy, and live a long and happy life!

 

You May Ask: What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar?

Different from the refined and distilled vinegar usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.

Just a few more plus’s…

Ohh My Head & Tummy Are you Hungover?

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to help the Liver dissolve poisonous matter, like to much alcohol. It also balances the pH levels and tops up any deficiency in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron, which your alcohol soaked body is craving.

 

 

Are your finger nails brittle and soft?

Try Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. It all starts from the inside. You could be missing trace minerals or your PH is off. The nutrients and acids naturally found in ACV are not only great for strengthening nails, they are also known to heal and prevent microbial infections that sometimes cause excessive breakage and yellowing. You can make one of the Bragg ACV recipes or purchase bottled Bragg Healthy cocktail mixes.

More ACV Recipes from Bragg

 

YO – YO DIETING IS A CYCLE

STOP THE YO-YO

Yo-yo dieting, also known as “weight cycling,” describes the pattern of losing weight, regaining it and then dieting again.

It’s a process that causes weight to go up and down like a yo-yo. This type of dieting is common — 10% of men and 30% of women have done it.

Losing weight causes the body to increase appetite and cling to its energy storage. As a result, some yo-yo dieters gain back more weight than they lost.

The Fasting: Those diets are making your system unstable. Fasting and Starving yourself is actually making your metabolism suffer, not counting what it is doing to your organs.

Do you have 3 days that you could part with 7 minutes to get into the best shape of your life?

Start at the basic beginner and move up the ladder as far as you want. This workout is for all ages. Men and Women join us today… You are never to young or old to start living a healthy lifestyle.

 

You can do these exercises at home. No expense of the gym.

Using Bands and light weights.

 

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How To Get Moving, Stay Fit, And Stay Motivated


How To Get Moving, Stay Fit, And Stay Motivated

When it comes to staying or getting into good shape, motivation may be hard to come by. As the seasons change so do our motivation to stay in shape. Work schedules, cold winter days, and all those electronic gadgets that keep us from drudging up the motivation to get in shape or maintain a daily routine of exercise are definite culprits. But we should be totally aware of the effects that inactivity has on the body.

Heart disease, stroke or diabetes is just some of the unhealthy affects of inactivity in the body. The good news is that studies show without discrepancy that these affects can be prevented or reversed; meaning that switching from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one can be extremely beneficial over time. Exercise alone, without change in diet, can greatly reduce the risks for these diseases even in small amounts. Doing what ever you can to increase your motivation to exercise is the first step to overcoming the lack of motivation to actually do it. Any of the arrays of methods to motivate you will be of great importance. Listening to music while running, simply finding out the exercises that you truly enjoy, setting particular times when exercise is the main focus of the day, all help you to stay motivated to stay in motion. Developing a habit or pattern for exercising is the best way to stay motivated; your body will become accustomed to working out heavy at a certain time each and every time. Your mind posses the ability to create positive ideas that leads to positive actions allowing you to live a strong and healthy life. Positive self talk can do wonders for motivation as well as just viewing the results of previous attempts (i.e. thinner waistline, six pack, etc). Self encouragement is the ultimate motivation. You’ll have no one to thank but yourself.

Fitness motivation is the essential part of changing your body, so creating a fitness motivation plan maybe the answer for you. For men, setting goals and providing adequate challenges work best. Changing scenery from indoors to outdoors may be the answer. If you just don’t feel like exercising or giving up on an established routine, constantly reminding yourself that the pay off is great will help. Psychological benefits like increased confidence, self-esteem, and relief from anxiety, stress and depression and better sexual performance can be all the motivation that’s needed. Remaining realistic about your goals will also aid in the fight to stay motivated to exercise. Setting a goal that is extremely difficult to obtain is depleting and counterproductive. Achieving a challenging appropriate goal boosts pride, satisfaction and will create more motivation. Making the exercise routine fun by adding variety in routines, exercises, or persons that you exercise with is a likely way to stick to any exercise routine.

Here’s A Funny Video to workout too..

If your are looking for health advantages and the secrets to sculpting a new and better you. Low impact band exercises have been designed and created to help you achieve your long term goals. Placing health and wellness at the top for you.

If you are not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to fitness issues,watching videos will help you out with your routine. This can take a lot of the mystery out of getting fit.

Setting attainable goals, adding things to increase enjoyment of the exercise routine, challenges, and the addition of a buddy to assist are all great ways to stay motivated, stay fit, and most importantly stay moving. You will benefit in the short term, and in the long run as well with physical and mental benefits in almost every way.

The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer (and Nearly Every Other Ailment)


Detox Your Life, Natural Therapies

The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer (and Nearly Every Other Ailment)

I’m really excited about this post because I’m sharing some really cool stuff about Vitamin C that many people do not know. Or maybe I’m wrong and everyone already knows this but me… We’ll see.

This is a powerful anti-cancer protocol and even if you don’t have cancer, you can use this method to determine how much toxic stress is going on inside your body and how high doses of Vitamin C could dramatically improve your health.

Ok so we all now that Vitamin C (asorbic acid) is good for you right? The body doesn’t produce it, so it has to come from food.

You’ve probably also heard that a severe Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy. Early symptoms of scurvy are malaise and lethargy. That’s basically a “general feeling of being unwell” along with tiredness or exhaustion. (Does this sound like you?) After a few months comes shortness of breath and bone pain. Further down the road is muscle pain, skin sores, gum disease, loose teeth, wounds not healing, dry mouth, dry eyes, and emotional problems. In the late stages comes jaundice, edema, fever, convulsions, and eventually death.

Sounds fun right? Fortunately scurvy can be CURED with lemons, limes, oranges, and any other Vitamin C containing food.

Don’t Forget to watch the video below

Here’s where it gets interesting…

The cure for scurvy was first published in 1617 in The Surgeon’s Mate by English military surgeon John Woodall. And it was completely ignored by the medical community.

In 1753 (136 years later) naval surgeon James Lind published his discovery in, A Treatise of The Scurvy, which was also ignored. The medical establishment insisted that the testimonials of eating citrus fruit to reverse scurvy were merely “anecdotal” and not based on “scientific evidence”.  Sound familiar?

Fortunately James Lind persevered and about 50 years later citrus fruit was finally accepted and used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy on sailing vessels. So, in summary:

The cure for scurvy was ignored for nearly 200 years after its discovery.

Nutrition and natural therapies are still ignored modern medicine. In fact I’d be willing to bet that if you went to see a doctor with some of the symptoms of scurvy that I listed above, you be subjected to a barrage of expensive tests, misdiagnosed, prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, and subjected to treatments for some other disease. This happens all the time. Earlier this year my good friend Tony was told that he probably had cancer or AIDS, turns out it was viral pneumonia. Can you imagine?

But I digress… Let’s get back to Vitamin C.

Here are some common whole food sources of Vitamin C:

Oranges, Kiwi, Canteloupe, Papaya, Strawberries, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale and Peppers.

“Super foods” with the highest concentration of Vitamin C on planet earth are:

Camu Camu Fruit, Amla (Indian Gooseberry), and Acerola Cherries. In that order.

Vitamin C supports nearly every system in your body: your adrenals, your immune system, your cardiovascular system, and more. Perhaps the most important is that it is a neutralizer of free radicals.

There’s been tons of ground-breaking research on high-dose Vitamin C’s powerful healing and anti-cancer effects by the likes of Fred Klenner MD, Irwin Stone, Linus Pauling, and Ewan Cameron. I don’t have time to get into their stories but I wanted to a least give credit where it’s due. Google them in your spare time. There’s a fascinating Vitamin C phenomenon that most of us don’t know about.

The sicker and/or more toxic you are, the more free radicals you have in your body, and as a result, the more Vitamin C your body will absorb and use. The body keeps a small reserve of Vitamin C available for use when there is increased internal demand, but when you are sick this is quickly depleted.

You may have also heard (or experienced) that if you take too much Vitamin C by mouth you get the runs, aka “chach” which is our family’s abbreviation (and code word) for

“Diarrhea Cha Cha Cha”.

A healthy person can take anywhere from 4-15 grams (4,000-15,000 mg) of Vitamin C in a 24 hour period without getting the runs, but a sick person can tolerate anywhere from 10-20 times more. I’m talking even as much as 100-200 grams per day by mouth.

Have you ever taken Vitamin C when you had a cold and it didn’t help? This is probably because you didn’t take near enough.

Here’s where it gets ridiculous… If you ate something that contained “100% of the USRDA (Recommended Daily Allowance ) of Vitamin C” that seems pretty good right?

It’s not.

The USRDA for Vitamin C is only 75 mg. That’s MILLIGRAMS. A normal healthy person can absorb and use between 4,000-15,000 milligrams per day. So the USRDA is way off on this one. 75 mg is basically what someone decided is the absolute minimum amount to keep you from getting scurvy. This is not an amount that promotes health and optimal body function.

One orange has about 150mg of Vitamin C, about 2 times more than the USRDA. And 1 teaspoon of Camu Camu Powder has about 15 times the USRDA of Vitamin C!

Even though you may not have scurvy, I think it’s safe to assume that many of us may not be getting enough Vitamin C in our diets, the lack of which could be a contributor to

  1. a) feeling lousy or b) serious disease.

High Dose Oral Vitamin C Therapy is taking the maximum dose your body can tolerate before you get the runs. This requires finding your threshold and then backing off a little bit for your daily dose. The clinical term is “titrating to bowel tolerance”.

As some of you know, one of the therapies I used to help my body heal from cancer was Vitamin C IV Therapy, which is a common practice in the natural/alternative cancer treatment world. This involves sitting in chair in a practitioner’s office for two hours with an IV drip containing 50 grams or more of Vitamin C. And while this is a very effective method to get a massive dose of Vitamin C without reaching bowel tolerance and to promote healing in the body, it is time consuming and expensive. I was paying $120 a pop, cash money. And in order for it to be the most effective you need to do it 2-3 times per week for many weeks.

My friend Bill, who’s healing his prostate cancer naturally, turned me on to a simple do-it-yourself Oral Vitamin C Protocol that he was put on by an underground cancer treatment expert whose name I cannot use publicly. Bill initially reached bowel tolerance taking 60 grams per day. After two months his tolerance was down to less than 30 grams per day. That’s a very good sign.

The Vitamin C Toxicity Test & Protocol

This is something everyone should do. Now clearly no one wants diarrhea on purpose, but in this case it can give you some immediate feedback about your internal condition. And it’s super cheap to do!

The simple way to find your tolerance is to take 2-3 grams of Vitamin C powder or crystals (ascorbic acid) every two hours mixed in 8 oz of water. That will give you about 12-18 grams the first day. Make sure you keep track of your doses. Vitamin C powder is highly concentrated. 1 teaspoon is usually about 5 grams of Vitamin C.

The goal is to find your 24 hour limit, not your single dose limit.

The half-life of Vitamin C in the body is about 30 minutes. That means about an hour after you take Vitamin C, your body has used up most of it. So an important key to this protocol is to keep your body saturated with C all day. Dosing every 1-2 hours is ideal.

If you reach bowel tolerance in the first 24 hours, reduce the total dose by 20-25% and continue to take that amount every day  as a maintenance dose (this may be for several days or weeks) until you reach bowel tolerance again at that level. Then reduce by 20% again and continue with that dose until you hit bowel tolerance, and so on.

It works the opposite of what you would expect because you don’t build up a tolerance. The healthier you become, the lower your bowel tolerance for Vitamin C will go.

If you reach bowel tolerance at 10-15 grams or less per day, you’re considered to be in very good shape health wise.

If you follow the steps above and do not reach bowel tolerance the first day, continue to up the dose each day until you get there. If you are seriously sick you may need to dose every hour or 1/2 hour as indicated in the chart below. As you get close to bowel tolerance you will get gassy and should have soft stool. That means you’re very close to your body’s limit and should reduce your dosage a bit.

Here’s a dosage chart from the late and legendary Dr. Robert Cathcart MD, who treated 9000+ patients with Vitamin C!

TABLE I – USUAL BOWEL TOLERANCE DOSES 

CONDITION              Grams Per 24 Hours   Doses Per 24 Hours

normal                                               4 –  15                    4 –  6

mild cold                                         30 –  60                    6 – 10

severe cold                                     60 – 100+                 8 – 15

influenza                                      100 – 150                   8 – 20

ECHO, coxsackievirus               100 – 150                    8 – 20

mononucleosis                           150 – 200+                12 – 25

viral pneumonia                        100 – 200+               12 – 25

hay fever, asthma                        15 –  50                    4 –  8

environmental and

food allergy                                 0.5 –  50                   4 –  8

burn, injury, surgery                  25 – 150+                6 – 20

anxiety, exercise and

other mild stresses                    15 –  25                   4 –  6

cancer                                           15 – 100                 4 – 15

ankylosing spondylitis               15 – 100                 4 – 15

Reiter’s syndrome                       15 –  60                  4 – 10

acute anterior uveitis                 30 – 100                 4 – 15

rheumatoid arthritis                  15 – 100                 4 – 15

bacterial infections                     30 – 200+               10 – 25

infectious hepatitis                     30 – 100                  6 – 15

candidiasis                                   15 – 200+                6 – 25

Something else worth noting in the above chart: If you are under chronic stress or engage in athletic activities like running, weight training, etc. you are likely to have an increased need for Vitamin C and your tolerance will be higher. Even if you are healthy.

Dr. Cathcart also notes that low dose vitamin c had basically no effect, but high dose vitamin c, when taken at 80-90% of bowel tolerance, produced a significant and dramatic reduction of symptoms in his patients.

Experiments

When I first tried this protocol a couple months ago I didn’t reach bowel tolerance until I got to around 34 grams. I worked my way up to taking 12 grams three times per day. I have no idea why my tolerance was that high. I workout 3-5 days per week which would increase my tolerance but perhaps I also had something going on internally… who knows?

Earlier this morning I took 7.5 grams and it produced bowel tolerance for me a couple hours later which actually interrupted my work on this post. Clearly my tolerance is down and if Dr. Cathcart is right, my internal health has improved.

Another one: My kids came home with colds from school two weeks ago. Then my wife got it. One morning I started to feel cold symptoms as well so I took 10 grams of Vitamin c. I felt great all day. Then close to bedtime I started to feel the symptoms again so I took another 10 grams. I did this every day for about a week. I would feel the symptoms in the morning, but I quickly crushed them with 10 grams of vitamin c.  Some days I would take a dose around lunch time as well if I remembered. I was taking 20-30 grams per day for most of the week, I felt good, I was close to bowel tolerance, and the cold never developed. Since then, I’ve done this more times than I can count. Works every time.

What form to take?

Vitamin C comes in several different forms: pure asorbic acid and buffered with minerals.

Buffered C contains mineral salts like calcium asorbate, magnesium asorbate, and sodium asorbate. Buffered C is more alkaline but the excess minerals could be problematic if you are taking mega doses.

I compared three different types (buffered and pure asorbic acid) to see if they had different effects but my tolerance was basically the same for all three. Having said that…

Solaray Vitamin C Powder is 100% pure asorbic acid so it’s extremely tart and citric. Vitamin Shoppe Buffered C-Complex tastes chalky, not citric.

Thompson C Buffered Crystals is buffered with calcium asorbate, it’s citric but not as strong as the pure crystals.

Dr. Cathcart recommends taking pure asorbic acid for the high dose oral protocol. Dr. Thomas Levy recommends sodium asorbate. I think it makes sense to rotate between different types.

*After writing this post it was brought to my attention that most of the asorbic acid in vitamin C powder is made in China from GMO corn. If that is a concern for you, there are several brands of non-GMO vitamin C powders.

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VIDEO: A rare sight for Orange County as a cow/calf pair of humpback whales


A rare sight for Orange County as a cow/calf pair of humpback whales frolic off the coast of Orange County

on 7/2/17

First encounter was off the coast of Dana Point

More and More sightings each month. Wonder surrounds the mystery. And the Know is is still left to be seen.

If You Are In Or Approaching Retirement And You’ve Got Less Than A Million ($1,000,000) In Your Pension Fund, You’ve Got A BIG Problem

Baked Bean Recipe that is Killer…

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Macy’s to close 100 stores…


The financial wizards have been talking about this  for many years.

Retail has gone from shopping malls to the internet.

Big changes are coming at the end of summer.

Starting with Macy’s to close 68 stores by August 2017. They have 100 stores on the chopping block.

Wednesday’s announcement came at no surprise after their Christmas sales had not reached the potential that Macy’s outgoing Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren had expected.

First to go will be the top management positions to cut cost. It also will work to reduce other non-payroll costs. Macy’s estimates its work force will be cut by 6,200.

Another 3,900 workers will be displaced by the store closures and some of these employees may be reassigned but very doubtful.

The store closures are an attempt to reverse the loss in sales at stores.  Macy’s is turning its focus on its best-performing locations and its website. Macy’s move will save the company an estimated $550 million a year starting in 2017. The company will use these proceeds to invest an additional $250 million in its digital business and other sub companies.

The internet is big competition for store locations. There is less over head in the millions when operating an internet store. Most orders are placed through a computer, tablet or smartphone. Which eliminates employee payroll, utilities and commercial leases. Out sourced customer service has little payroll, no employee benefits or insurance expenses.

This is just the start to a trend of stores cutting over-head and moving to the digital market.

If you have ever thought about jumping into the digital market. This is the time. The potential for earnings are limitless. Thousand of jobs are available today. Just think of next year when there will be a 56% more stores available online. All most all of your top tier stores are available today at the touch of your fingers.

Pretty soon the digital market will become norm and everyone will be shopping from the comfort of their homes.

Many stores and companies are turning to the internet, to turn up their profits.

Caring For The Senior Family Member


You would think that in 2017 we would have figured out a way to ensure our senior citizens safe long-term care.

Many of us find that as our parents age, they’re more likely to need assistance to carry out everyday activities. If that is your role in your parents life, you will have to be diligent and make sure their needs are being met.

I know the first thought is to move them in with you. But you must really think carefully about this choice.

How do we keep them safe and living in their own homes. Or when and how do you trust a facility to give care to your family member?

  • Just remember low cost care homes usually have several patients and very few staff. Possibly there may be the 1 or 2 staff members on duty for each shift .
  • The caretaker for your family member must stay alert to their health and needs.
  • Checking with them daily. Either by being present or by phone.
  • Check physically at least once a week. Just remember it’s the ones left alone that will be at a disadvantage or taken advantage of. Without frequent communication and things go awry, you will not be aware it happened. You will never know something happened until the one you are caring for speaks up and tells you so.

I know our lives have become very busy between work and children. But they need you now more than ever.

Things to check on when you visit:

  • Loosing Weight
  • Gaining Weight
  • Proper Bowel Movements
  • Keeping Hydrated, especially during the hot months
  • Food supply
  • They have personal needs items. Toothpaste, deodorant and such
  • Making sure Bills are paid. Electric, gas, phone and rent or mortgage.
  • That they are able to lock doors and windows by themselves

Check out PBS Special on Caring for our Elders. CLICK HERE

NBA Injuries List March 28, 2017


NBA Injuries List March 28, 2017

Atlanta Hawks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Mike Dunleavy SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
03/29/17 Thabo Sefolosha SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
03/28/17 Paul Millsap PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Boston Celtics
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Brooklyn Nets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Quincy Acy SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 30
03/29/17 Joe Harris SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Charlotte Hornets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Johnny O’Bryant PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Ramon Sessions PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Chicago Bulls
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 Cristiano Felicio PF Back Game Time Decision
03/17/17 Dwyane Wade SG Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
Cleveland Cavaliers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Richard Jefferson SF Knee Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Iman Shumpert SG Knee Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Kyle Korver SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Dallas Mavericks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Salah Mejri C Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/28/17 Seth Curry SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
Denver Nuggets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Detroit Pistons
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Reggie Bullock SF Foot Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Reggie Jackson PG Knee Game Time Decision
Golden State Warriors
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Kevin Durant SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 8
03/29/17 James McAdoo SF Head Game Time Decision
Houston Rockets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Montrezl Harrell PF Personal Game Time Decision
03/26/17 Ryan Anderson PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 9
Indiana Pacers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Al Jefferson C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
03/29/17 Glenn Robinson III SG Calf Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
Los Angeles Clippers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 JJ Redick SG Ankle Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Diamond Stone C Knee Game Time Decision
Los Angeles Lakers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Brandon Ingram SF Knee Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Luol Deng SF Coach’s Decision Out for the season
03/28/17 Timofey Mozgov C Coach’s Decision Out for the season
Memphis Grizzlies
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Marc Gasol C Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 JaMychal Green PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
03/19/17 Chandler Parsons SF Knee Out for the season
Miami Heat
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/25/17 Dion Waiters SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/12/17 Josh McRoberts PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
01/05/17 Justise Winslow SF Shoulder Out for the season
09/26/16 Chris Bosh PF Calf Out for the season
Milwaukee Bucks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Michael Beasley PF Knee Game Time Decision
03/25/17 John Henson C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
02/12/17 Jabari Parker PF Knee Out for the season
Minnesota Timberwolves
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Lance Stephenson SG Coach’s Decision Game Time Decision
03/21/17 Nemanja Bjelica PF Foot Out for the season
02/04/17 Zach LaVine PG Knee Out for the season
09/26/16 Nikola Pekovic C Ankle Out for the season
New Orleans Pelicans
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/24/17 Omer Asik C Illness Out for the season
03/24/17 Quincy Pondexter SG Knee Out for the season
New York Knicks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Joakim Noah C Suspension Out for the season
03/29/17 Derrick Rose PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Lance Thomas SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Oklahoma City Thunder
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
No injuries reported.
Orlando Magic
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/28/17 Jeff Green PF Back Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
Philadelphia 76ers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Jerryd Bayless PG Wrist Out for the season
03/29/17 Robert Covington SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Gerald Henderson SG Hip Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Jahlil Okafor C Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Tiago Splitter C Calf Game Time Decision
03/28/17 Sergio Rodriguez PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Apr 4
03/07/17 Ben Simmons SF Foot Out for the season
03/01/17 Joel Embiid C Knee Out for the season
Phoenix Suns
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Leandro Barbosa SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Devin Booker SG Ankle Game Time Decision
03/27/17 Dragan Bender PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Apr 5
03/21/17 Tyson Chandler C Rest Out for the season
03/18/17 Brandon Knight PG Back Out for the season
03/16/17 Eric Bledsoe PG Knee Out for the season
Portland Trail Blazers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/05/17 Festus Ezeli C Knee Out for the season
03/02/17 Ed Davis PF Shoulder Out for the season
Sacramento Kings
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Arron Afflalo SG Personal Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Kosta Koufos C Rest Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Ty Lawson PG Quadriceps Game Time Decision
03/29/17 Garrett Temple SG Rest Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/27/17 Malachi Richardson SG Hamstring Out for the season
01/20/17 Rudy Gay SF Achilles Out for the season
San Antonio Spurs
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/17 Dejounte Murray PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Apr 2
Toronto Raptors
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
02/28/17 Kyle Lowry PG Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Utah Jazz
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/29/17 Derrick Favors PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 George Hill PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/29/17 Raul Neto PG Groin Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
03/28/17 Gordon Hayward SF Quadriceps Game Time Decision
Washington Wizards
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return

 

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: 1 dead, 15 people injured


Several unidentified shooters opened fire at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding 15 others, officials said.

The shooters escaped the melee at club Cameo and they remained on the run Sunday.

“Several local men got into some type of dispute inside the bar and it escalated into shots being fired from several individuals,” Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said during a Sunday news conference. “As a result there were 16 people that sustained gunshot injuries one of which is deceased. A total of 15 others that were injured, one in extremely critical condition.”

The man who was killed was named as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. His family had been notified, Isaac said.  Assistant Fire Chief Roy Winston said numerous other club-goers were injured fleeing the scene. “I’m confident that while our hearts are broken, that our spirit is not,” Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said.

The nightclub employed off-duty police officers to patrol the parking lot, Isaac said, and individuals entering the club were routinely patted down and wanded. Despite the precautions, Isaac said “Several firearms were able to be brought inside the bar.”

The motive for the shooting remained unclear, but Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said there was no indication the attack was terrorism related. The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m., WLWT reported.

“We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” Neudigate said. “It’s going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate.”

The victims were taken to four area hospitals. Some drove themselves and others were taken by ambulance. WLWT reported at least one of the wounded was in critical condition at a hospital.

Capt. Kim Williams said authorities were not sure what prompted the shooting.

“Saturday night, it is a very young crowd,” Williams said. “We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst.”

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Moussa stuns in glamorous photo shoot amid rumors she’s dating NHL player


Moussa stuns in glamorous photo shoot amid rumors she’s dating NHL player

Fox News Published March 27, 2017

Christina El Moussa showed off a new side of herself.

The “Flip or Flop” star usually dresses casually on her HGTV show but the mom-of-two got dolled up for a new photo shoot.

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The 33-year-old donned a fitted black Walter Mendez dress with a high neckline and gold detailing for the shoot.

“When I was asked by the super talented @damir_k to do a photoshoot you can bet I went for it,” El Moussa wrote on Instagram. She did not say what the shoot was for “@damir_k you are the best in the industry.

El Moussa’s sexy post comes amid rumors the reality star is dating NHL player Nate Thompson.

While a rep for El Moussa denies there is anything romantic between the “Flip or Flop” star and the Anaheim Ducks player, a source told Us Weekly “she’s very into him and it’s super new.”
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March 12, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson (44) plays the puck against Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) during the second period at Honda Center. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

The dating rumors started when the pair posed for a group photo at the Lady Ducks fashion show earlier this month.
El Moussa has dated family contractor Gary Anderson since splitting from her husband and business partner Tarek El Moussa this summer.

The single mom has also been making the news this past week after she posed for a photo shoot with her 6-year-old daughter, Taylor, in bikinis, and some celebrity-watchers slammed the “Flip or Flop” star for the pics calling them “completely inappropriate.”
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SURPRISE!!! Battling Rattlesnakes at Bolsa Chica.


 

Photographer Lance Lawson was one of about two dozen photographers drawn to battling rattlesnakes along a trail at Bolsa Chica wetlands on Friday, March 17. (Photo courtesy of Lance Lawson)

By LAYLAN CONNELLY   March 19, 2017   Updated March 21, 2017 7:37 a.m.

Both males, they were intertwined in a dominance dance on a popular dirt trail along the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon, prompting onlookers to stop in their tracks and watch in awe at the National Geographic-worthy moment.

“It was pretty amazing. I’ve seen a lot of rattlesnakes, but never doing their ritual there,” said photographer Lance Lawson, who has been going to the wetlands for about 40 years.

Lawson was on the lookout for eagles and owls in the area, a popular spot for photographers looking to capture images of local wildlife near the northern end of the wetlands. He noticed two other photographers with their lenses focused on something interesting, so stopped to check it out.

And there they were, the snakes wrapping their slippery, slithering bodies around one another. Onlookers speculated the snakes were mating, but local expert Jason Magee, owner of OC Snake Removal in Laguna Niguel, said the photos show two males battling over dominance during breeding season.

“Likely there was an ovulating female nearby and the males picked up the scent and went into battle mode to determine who was more the dominant snake,” he said via e-mail. “The more dominant snake will be the breeding male. Very neat to see in the wild!”

Magee said the recent rains have made business busier than ever. During heavy downpours, he received a high volume of removal calls from rain pushing rattlesnakes out of their hibernation spots and into people’s homes, garages and yards.

“The rain has made habitat bloom and snakes’ prey abundant and healthy, in turn bringing more snakes out,” he wrote. “This year is gonna be a doozy.”

The two battling snakes continued for about 20 minutes, drawing the attention of about 20 other photographers who stopped to shoot.

“They were still real passive, they were not aggressive at all,” Lawson said.

At one point, another snake nonchalantly passed behind the intertwined duo. Magee said it was a San Diego Gopher Snake, based on the image.

Lawson said he stayed about 40 feet away to shoot the images. But when the snakes tired of the attention and ducked into nearby bushes, Lawson peeked down to see what they were up to. They continued to be engrossed in one another’s company.

“It was very unique, I’ve never seen anything like that,” he said. “It was kind of an eye-opener. I’ve gone there a lot, I’ve seen a couple snakes in the distance, but never on the trails.”

Rattlesnakes have a hemotoxic venom and are fairly docile and won’t strike without a reason. But they will aggressively defend themselves and can deliver a lethal bite if necessary. Most snake bites occur when snakes are undetected or being unprofessionally handled, according to Magee.

The California Poison Control System last year issued a reminder that rattlesnakes are more likely to be found along hiking trails with warm weather, and even baby rattlesnakes have dangerous venom. Most bites occur between April and October.

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Tips for protecting against rattlesnakes

• Wear boots and long pants when hiking.

• Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds.

• Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead.

• Carefully inspect logs or rocks before sitting on them.

• Never hike alone in remote areas.

• Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone.

Source: California Poison Control System / OC Register

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NYC Restaurants Using Radiation Detectors On Fish From Pacific


Chefs Say So Far So Good, But Will Remain Vigilant

glowing-fishNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Could powerful radiation from those reactors in Japan be tainting the fish you’re eating here at home? While the government says no, some restaurant owners aren’t taking any chances.
At Le Bernardin in Manhattan fish is a way of life.

“Well our fish is the freshest, of course, and it comes from the best,” owner Eric Ripert told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne.

But celebrity owner Ripert said he’s making sure of it. He’s testing every single piece of fish that comes through his door for radiation.
“Some of our clients started asking us some questions and they were concerned,” Ripert said.

The concern is over radiation in the Pacific Ocean. A leak in one of the nuclear reactors in tsunami-ravaged Japan has spewed tons of radioactive material into the ocean. The Food & Drug Administration is testing all fish that comes into the United States and so far they say they haven’t found any contamination. Neither has Ripert.

“For a week now we are using it on all products that come to the restaurant and so far it’s absolutely zero radiation,” Ripert said.

So the radiation tester is really very easy to use. They take it and they run it along the surface of the fish.

There’s no radiation tester at the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market, but manager Davis Herron said he’s sure his fish is radiation-free. “We deal will suppliers that we trust and we know,” Herron said.

David Wallis of the West Village said he isn’t worried. Thorne caught up with him just as he was about to dig into his Chesapeake soft shell crab roll. “We’re good. I don’t think it’s gotten to the Chesapeake yet,” Wallis said.

Debbie Cersosimo of West Hartford, Conn., said she’s just going to avoid fish for a while. “You get enough radiation in everything else. You go through exams and stuff like that. No thanks,” she said.

While there’s no immediate concern for our food supply, all eyes are on Japan as the situation continues to unfold.

Chefs Thorne spoke to said if you’re concerned about your fish, you should ask a restaurant or grocery store staff where the fish came from.

California has eight monitoring stations for radiation in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air-monitoring sites. The public will be updated about radiation levels, officials said.
My question is, as it should be for everyone. Is it “SAFE” to Eat the Fish from the “PACIFIC OCEAN”?

On a national level, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collecting information on all food products regulated by the agency that are exported to the U.S. from Japan, the FDA said. This is being done so that the agency can evaluate whether these products will pose a risk to consumers in the future. Get ready now…–> Survival Equipment for the Family

The FDA is not concerned about the safety of food products from Japan that have already been distributed, the agency said. The FDA already screens imports and is monitoring for any trace of increased radiation in imported products.

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WARNING: Hiroshima killed thousands, Fukushima will and has Killed “MILLIONS” (video 2)


Fukushima reaches US shores.   #2

FUKUSHIMA reaches west coast
FUKUSHIMA reaches west coast

My question is, as it should be for everyone. Is it “SAFE” to Eat the Fish from the “PACIFIC OCEAN”? We really need to “RESEARCH” further into this issue. The lies and cover ups. Why??? Did they know there was nothing anyone could do?

 

FUKUSHIMA reaches west coast 2016
FUKUSHIMA reaches west coast 2016

West Coast officials, Obama: Don’t worry about radiation risk in U.S. By Elizabeth Landau, CNN March 18, 2011 8:38 a.m. EDT

(CNN) — Instead of worrying about the unlikely event of harmful radiation drifting from Japan, Californians should focus on preparing for earthquakes and other emergencies common in their own state, officials said.

Radiation from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will dissipate over the more than 5,000 miles separating it from California, but eventually it may be detected in small, non-harmful amounts, said Dr. Howard Backer, interim director of the state Department of Public Health.

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“We do not anticipate any amounts of radiation that will cause any health effects,” Backer said Thursday.

In Washington, President Barack Obama went further in telling Americans not to worry.

There has been no detection of elevated levels of radiation on the West Coast, and experts say there is no way to predict how long it would take for radiation drifts to cross the Pacific. Even if that happens, the amount may be too small to be detected, experts said.

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Because of the way the radiation would likely travel, it would take “days” to reach the United States, and would probably first be detected in Alaska.

“There’s no marker that we can follow to know if any minimal radiation reaches the West Coast,” Backer said.

Meanwhile, some drugstores in California are running out of potassium iodide, which prevents some of radioactive iodine’s harm to the thyroid. State health officials don’t know how many people are preventatively taking potassium iodide, but they strongly discourage taking the medicine. It carries its own side effects, especially for people who have allergies to iodine, shellfish or who have thyroid problems.

Potassium iodide is part of the planning in communities around nuclear power plants in the state of California, in case of emergency, but will not be necessary in the U.S. for radiation from Japan, Backer said.

Rather than going out and getting potassium iodide, Backer said, Californians should buy a three- to five-day supply of food and water so that when their earthquake-prone state has its next temblor, they can be self-sufficient.

California has eight monitoring stations for radiation in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air-monitoring sites. The public will be updated about radiation levels, officials said.


And although radiation may get into ocean water drifting from Japan, there are no concerns about surfers or bathers at California’s beaches, said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The radiation will disperse so quickly that there will not be a significant increase of radioactive material in seafood either, Backer said. WHAT WILL YOU EAT? click hereOn a national level, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collecting information on all food products regulated by the agency that are exported to the U.S. from Japan, the FDA said. This is being done so that the agency can evaluate whether these products will pose a risk to consumers in the future. Get ready now…–> Survival Equipment for the Family

The FDA is not concerned about the safety of food products from Japan that have already been distributed, the agency said. The FDA already screens imports and is monitoring for any trace of increased radiation in imported products.

“The biggest health impact is the psychological impact,” Fielding said.

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