Stupid Politics

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I really don’t get it. I really don’t. The United States is supposed to be about the people and for the people but instead lately it is all about corporate greed and how much a politician can make and how much they can control the lives of people. That is just down right wrong and I wish I had the money to be able to get in the arena with them and try and make some difference. The problem is that if a person is flush with money they really don’t see and sometimes don’t even care about what is happening around them. The only way I see things really changing is if the entire house and senate were emptied and then everyone wanting to run was forced to use public funds and not one cent of anything donated directly to the person running or the party that they belong to. The playing field needs leveled again if this country is going to get straightened out.

Review: CSE HTML Validator

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CSE HTML Validator CSE HTML Validator is the only validator that I personally use. I have been using it since 1997 when it was first released. Back then it was one of the very few complient validators for HTML standards and it would catch just about any error that you might put in your code. It even integrates with HomeSite (if you all still use that one), Dreamweaver, TopStyle and can even be used as a CSS/HTML editor all on its own. I find it even better then any validations done by the standards authority for CSS and HTML.

Dextrose, a simple sugar, or is it?

This entry was posted in Foods, Health & Food, Science by Snowfoxx on

When you are reading labels, if you are doing your best to avoid HFCS, you might see other labels in their place. Dextrose is a common sugar that often pops up, and even though its definition is “dextrorotary glucose”, meaning “Sugar rotated to the right” there is more to it than what it shows. Dextrose is another altered corn sugar that should be avoided along with HFCS, and is another stop along the Maize Maze when it comes to sweeteners. According to Livestrong.com, dextrose is known to cause fluid imbalance, which often leads to edema, or as you have heard it called “swelling of the legs”. It is a symptom common among older people, but with more and more dextrose consumption being taken in by young people and children, edema is no longer an old person’s symptom.
Acoording to Livestong.com:
Fluid Overloading

Review: Dragon Wars

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Recently I watched Dragon Wars for about the 5th time. OK it was the 3rd time but I think I will watch it a few more times. I know that I will. It is that good. I would recommend it to anyone that loves high legend and classic good versus evil films.

The story is about 2 ancient serpents, Imoogi and Buraki, who both want to become celestial dragons. Imoogi is actually promised to be the one who will be the next celestial dragon but Buraki is out to stop that from happening. The interesting thing is that Imoogi doesn’t even join the fight until near the end, it is the humans that do most of the battling against the evil serpent under the guidance of 2 individuals that have been sent down by the celestial courts. It is their duty to make sure that the Imoogi and not Buraki to receive the Yeouijoo to become a celestial dragon. In ledgeond the Yeouijoo was a perl but fearing that evil would find and possess it the Heavens sent the Yeouijoo to earth in the form of a child. The Yeouijoo would not be complete until that child reached their 20th birthday.

Review: Ghosts Of Ascalon

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5198vto9s2LGhosts Of Ascalon is the link between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. The story starts with Dugal, a human thief / deserter / adventurer / romantic that is helping another group of adventurers raid the tomb of an Asuran golumancer under the city of Divinity Reach. This is taking place about 250 years after the searing of Ascalon by the Charr and about 230 years after the waking of the ancient dragons. The Charr are a warrior like race of feline looking bipedal creatures that just want all of their hunting ground back and will stop at nothing to get it.

Anyway, Dugal is a deserty from the last outpost of old Ascalon and one of the only people that have ventured into the ghost filled ruins of Ascalon where King Adelbern, father of the once famed Prince Rurik who lead the refugees of Ascalon into Kryta. Dugals post was at Ebonhawke and he deserted there with others to go in search of treasure in the ruins of Ascalon city.