Throwing Down Gang Signs: It is Deadly Being Deaf

It can be pretty rough being Deaf.  Your disability is pretty much invisible unless people look for a hearing aid or catch you using sign language.  Being Deaf often includes having to deal with stupid people and purposeful misunderstandings.  A recent example is what happened in Miami.

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Publishing Kills the Weak and Weakens the Strong

Writing is hard work. Hurtful work. Deadly work.  Putting together a book is a long and painful process of recognition, writing and ongoing negotiation.

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Contrails into Chemtrails: Are We Being Poisoned From the Sky?

As we cock our heads skyward to wonder at the jets above us and the beautiful plumes of white they leave behind as godly evidence of their whirlwind trip into the heavens, there are some scientists who believe we are being slowly poisoned by those white plumes — those contrails — by chemicals that are being seeded into the sky in those beautiful, twisting, tufts of man-made trailing clouds.

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Water Intoxication and the Deadly Slake

We have been taught to drink a lot of water. Some people drink 64 fl oz. – or two liters — of water a day. Are eight 8 oz. glasses of water too much or just enough?
Our bodies need water and salt. If we drink too much water too rapidly we risk diluting our salt content and putting ourselves in a state of hyponatraemia — a loss of enough salt in the blood — and that can lead to heart trouble and brain malfunction. 

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Manicures Can Be Deadly

by Joyce Kohl

A favorite cliche, “everything we derive any pleasure from these days is either illegal, immoral, or fattening,” needs an addition of “deadly.” Yes, DEADLY! The latest in a long list of unsafe practices is manicures. The last time I had my nails professionally manicured was a startling experience and the more I thought about it, the more I realized the dangers lurking on the manicurist’s table.

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