Bikini Waxing – Dangers

Vanity for Summer

Here we are going into summer. Many women spent those winter months exercising and dieting so that they would fit into that bikini. There are so may articles of women going from sexy beauty habit to scary sickness because of bikini waxing!

So many women wanted  a smooth bikini line. Within 24 hours of getting a wax at reputable salons across the country and the world, an infection happens. A woman can develop a fever of greater than 102, chills, and pain in her legs, groins and back. A diagnosis of cellulites is what you hear. Cellulitis is a dispersed infection of connective tissue with severe swelling of dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. The infection can cause a woman to spend more than two weeks in the hospital with IV antibiotics and heavy-duty painkillers. Incision and drainage is necessary to drain the infection.

Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles or ingrown hairs. The injured follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). According to Wikipedia there are several ways folliculitis can present:

  • Tinea barbae is caused by fungus T. rubrum
  • Malassezia folliculitis is caused by the malassezia yeast.
  • Eosinophilic folliculitis may appear in persons with impaired immunity (AIDS, blood disorders). People with diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, or weakened immune systems should avoid waxing.

 How does this infection occur?

Pubic hair is there to protect the sensitive skin and mucous membranes in the genital region. Remove that hair for vanity and a layer of protection is stripped away with the hair. Waxing pulls off tiny pieces of the outer layer of skin creating an opening for bacteria to enter. The break does not have to be visible. Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are the most common of the bacteria. These bacteria are part of the normal bacteria found on the skin. They don’t cause any problems as long as they remain on the skin’s outer surface.

A Fox News report from July 2007 told of the near death experience of a 20-year-old woman in Melbourne, Australia. According to the article the woman was treated in the emergency room two weeks after receiving a the Brazilian bikini wax, a method that includes eliminating even more hair front-to-back than a traditional bikini wax. She had a history of type 1 diabetes, and developed an infection. The blood cultures found Streptococcus pyogene which caused her extremely swollen genitalia and a rash on her chest and neck.

Brazilizan Waxing and More

The Brazilian wax has blown up in status in recent years. In fact, the radical hair-removal system has become practically de rigueur for the modern woman. Vanity is a big motivator for many women will persist to select for smooth skin over safety.

  • Types of Waxing:
    Regular Bikini Wax: Removes the hair outside the underwear line.
  • Full Bikini Wax: Increases the bikini line so that more pubic hair is removed than a regular bikini wax. This can include waxing some hair on top of the pubic area to make a more defined triangle area, and/or trimming the hair shorter.
  • Brazilian Bikini Wax: Removes all pubic hair front to the back. Sometimes a small strip or triangle remains in the front.

How It Feels To Give a Bikini Wax

New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban

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Super Bowl XX-Ex-Bears safety Duerson, 50, found dead

Dave Duerson, 50, starred at Notre Dame and played for the legendary Bears defense that powered the team to a victory in Super Bowl XX. He was found dead in his Florida home. Duerson was found dead at his Miami … Continue reading

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Hi, this is Heather with Sallie Mae…. Call is for “Magdalena Wilson”  yada yada
Below are just two of the websites deicated to this number. It’s all a con. Don’t give your information!

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-722-1300

http://www.everycall.us/phone-number/1-800-722-1300/

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Many Americans support making English the country’s official language, as it is in at least twenty-eight states.  English is the national language for all intents and purposes.  The federal government has no official language.  U.S.
naturalization requires—standardizes English. Both Hawaiian and English are
official languages in Hawaii by state law.

New Mexico has laws providing for the use of both English and Spanish.  Louisiana has laws for use of English and French. Neither state has an official language.  Other states, such as California, mandate the publication of Spanish versions of certain government documents including court
forms. Several limited territories grant official recognition to their native
languages, along with English: Samoan and Chamorro are recognized by American Samoa and Guam, respectively; Carolinian and Chamorro are recognized by the Northern Mariana Islands; Spanish is an official language of Puerto Rico.

Resources:
Dicker, Susan J. (2003). Languages in America: A Pluralist
View. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. pp. 216, 220–25. ISBN
1853596515.

California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 412.20(6)”.
Legislative Counsel, State of California. http://tinyurl.com/4wa3hzk
“California Judicial Council Forms”. Judicial Council, State of
California. http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/allforms.htm.

January 2011-Month for Historical Anniversaries

January 2011 is a memorable month for historical anniversaries.  On January 20, 1961 — exactly 50 years John F. Kennedy gave his one and only unforgettable Inaugural Address of 1364 words. Far and wide considered to be the paramount Presidential Inauguration speech, JFK’s address lasted mere 13+ minutes.  He gave his inaugural address at 12:51 (ET) Friday, January 20, 1961, directly after taking the presidential oath of office administered by Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Notable passages still relevant today:

  • fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
  • Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
  • Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
  • If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
  • So let us begin anew—remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
  • Now the trumpet summons us again—not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are—but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”—a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.
  • And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.
  • My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

25 years ago The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:38 a.m. EST at the Kennedy Space Center.

STS-51-L crew: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.

“Scob fought for any and every edge to survive. He flew that ship without wings all the way down….they were alive” Robert Overmyer, NASA Lead Investigator

Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) was a rocket mission, launched on January 31, 1961 from LC-5 at Cape Canaveral, FL. Mercury spacecraft # 5 carried Ham the Chimp as a passenger on a suborbital space flight launched on RedstoneMRLV-2 occurred 50 years ago. The capsule traveled 157 miles before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.

Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell launched on their nine-day mission on January 31, 1971 40 years ago.

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the American Apollo program, the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the “H missions”, targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVA’s, or moonwalks.

The Loss of Apollo 1:  NASA suffered its first fatal accident on January 27, 1967 during a launch pad test at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Apollo 1 crew Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed when a flash fire broke out in the pure oxygen atmosphere of the capsule.

Resources:

  1. http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres56.html
  2. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/20/remarks-president-50th-anniversary-john-f-kennedys-inauguration
  3. http://history.nasa.gov/sts51l.html
  4. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/NASA45/textonly/history.html

The Human Art of Hugging

On January 21st 1986 National Hugging Day™ was founded in the U.S.A. It has extended itself all over the world.  It’s now called by many names – Hug Day, World Hug Day, Send a Hug Day, International Hug Day, and even Hug a Bear Day!

Never wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today, because when you give one, you get one right back your way. ~Author Unknown

The Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places.  What if we gave hugs instead of bullets? A website that is largely accepted as the official site of the free hugs campaign, The Official Home of the Free Hugs Campaign, was launched in mid-2007.

Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.  There are no batteries to replace, it’s inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments.  It’s non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable.  ~Author Unknown

http://www.nationalhuggingday.com/
Watch the 2011 videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fek7XzBI7tc

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

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.  ~Jacques Prévert

Stupid Brain on Drugs

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin

Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the misguided belief that they had stolen illegal drugs, cocaine or heroin.  Florida sheriff’s deputies conferred that the ashes were taken from a woman’s home in the central Florida town of Silver Springs Shores on Dec. 15, 2010. The thieves were so stupid; they took an urn containing the ashes of her father and another container with the ashes of her two Great Danes.  They snorted the ashes of a dog because they could tell the difference between ashes and coke.

 Once they realized their error, the suspects debated returning the remaining ashes but decided to throw them in a lake instead.  They thought their fingerprints were on the containers, sheriffs told the court.

 It was a very stupid thing to do, I’ll admit, but I hardly didn’t even know I was doing it. J. D. Salinger

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41156815/ns/us_news-weird_news

Faces of Meth: Before and After

Actual booking shoots of a woman who was arrested for use of methamphetamine on ten consecutive years.  Year eight she had meth mouth with most of her teeth gone.  By the tenth year she was virtually blind. A real rush!

I would never do crack… I would never do a drug named after a part of my own ass, okay?  Denis Leary

Multnomah County Sheriff, Oregon has a photo gallery of people – before meth and after.

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/wghp-pg-faces-of-meth,0,938349.photogallery

According to National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant drug that is comparable in construction to amphetamine. Due to its high potential for abuse, methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug.  Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol and is taken by mouth, snorting the powder, by needle injection, or by smoking.  Chronic methamphetamine abuse significantly changes how the brain functions.

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.  Kurt Cobain

Long-term methamphetamine abuse has many damaging health costs, including extreme weight loss, severe dental problems (“meth mouth”), anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Chronic methamphetamine abusers can also show a number of psychotic types, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions such as the sensation of insects crawling under the skin.

http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/methamphetamine.html

Drugs are a bet with your mind.   Jim Morrison

 Ice Age II: Lessons Learned from Bay County, Florida Methamphetamine Awareness/Training Documentary.

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

When: 9/29/2005; Sponsor: MCTFT; Ice, Speed, Go Fast, Crank, Crystal, Yaba — No matter what you call it, Methamphetamine is the fast-growing, illegal drug craze our nation’s ever seen. It’s catching law enforcement and communities off guard. And those fighting it are having a hard time keeping up with the battle to eradicate this epidemic. The folks in Bay County, Florida will tell you all about it in this one-hour training documentary. Because when meth hit Florida, this poison was first peddled in the Panhandle. But there was a new Sheriff in town, armed and ready to launch a pre-emptive strike on meth and chase it out of his jurisdiction. “The day we announced that we were creating our meth unit, we worked our first meth lab. From that point on, it went crazy!” recalls Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithan who created his MAD (Methamphetamine Drug Unit) — a team of deputies assigned to fight meth and only meth 24/7. “What concerns me the most is the availability of this drug and the fact that someone can leave their home, go to the local store or Wal-Mart and buy the materials to make meth with,” Sheriff McKeithan says. “It’s just unbelievable that they can do that. It’s the only drug in America where they can run down to Wal-Mart with their shopping list filled and go home and make meth.” “The secret to winning this battle or war on meth is to #1: Have the right battle plan,” he proclaims. “The potential for harm to police officers and the communities goes up greatly because of illegal methamphetamine production,” says Sheldon Burkett, a Special Supervisory Agent and clandestine methamphetamine expert with the Drug Enforcement Administration. “These chemicals used to make meth need to be handled differently than drugs such as cocaine, heroin or marijuana would be treated because it is hazardous waste.” This one-hour training documentary focuses on how the illegal manufacturing, use, abuse and trafficking of methamphetamine wreaked havoc on this quiet county in the Panhandle. You will hear first-hand accounts about the dangers of meth from undercover officers, fire-fighters, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) methamphetamine experts as well as heart-wrenching stories from a former meth addict and a mother whose son committed suicide while high on meth. This video is designed to appeal to a wide-ranging audience — from law enforcement officers, fire fighters, neighborhood and citizen groups, probation and child protective services workers, drug treatment providers, schools — anyone or any agency who wants to know more about what meth is and how to protect yourself from the devastatingly dangerous demise it is having on communities nationwide.

Program Objectives: Learn how meth is being manufactured in neighborhood homes. Learn how to recognize Clan Lab Indicators — the ingredients, chemicals and supplies used to cook meth. Learn how to protect you from the dangers of the highly volatile chemicals used in illegal clandestine laboratory methamphetamine production. The environmental hazards associated with the production of methamphetamine. Explore the unique dangers meth poses to children. Understand how meth affects the user and how violent and dangerous people high on meth can be. Discover effective strategies in fighting the War on Meth.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Public domain video.

Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.  Jesse Jackson

Mothers Kill Children Over Facebook Games

A Colorado mother, Shannon Johnson 34, told police her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub while she was playing a game on Facebook was charged on Friday with child abuse resulting in death. She is being held on a $100,000 bond.  Under questioning by police after the boy died at a Denver-area hospital last September 2010, Johnson confessed she placed the baby in the bathtub and went into another room to play the Facebook game Cafe World.  She then checked in with friends and watched videos on the site while the boy was in the bathroom alone, according to an affidavit filed in the case. Read the arrest affidavit

Johnson waited 10 minutes when she stopped hearing the baby before checking on him. She found him face down in the bath water. The boy was airlifted to the hospital where he was pronounced dead from drowning.  According to  information police got from the grandmother, the baby suffered a seizure a month prior to his death.  Police asked Johnson if she thought it was a good idea  leaving a baby  with a history of seizures alone in water, Johnson admitted that “it was so stupid.” She faces up to 48 years in prison if convicted. She goes to court on Friday.

In a similar case in Jacksonville, FL 22 year old Alexandra Tobias is accused of shaking her baby to death. The mother was playing her Farmville game on Facebook and the 3 month old was crying.   Tobias pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death in the January death of 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson. Tobias shook the infant once, smoked a cigarette and shook the baby again possibly hitting his head.   State guidelines call for 25 to 50 years in prison, but a prosecutor said Tobias’ sentence could be shorter than that.

Resources:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/download/2011/0113/26483109.pdf

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26481127/detail.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/fort-lupton-mom-was-on-fa_n_808717.html

http://media.trb.com/media/photo/2011-01/58798721.jpg

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-farmville-baby-killed,0,1098388.story

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20021079-504083.html

JP Morgan Chase Cheats Military

It was reported on January 17, 2011 that Chase overcharged as many 4000 military personnel on their mortgages. NBC News stated that a Chase official reported the matter. Chase wrongly foreclosed on approximately 14 military families that they admitted.

Closed captioning transcript of video:

Bank accused of mistreating military families of the nation’s biggest banks, JPMorgan Chase is admitting it over charged military families for mortgages including families of troops fighting overseas. Lisa Miers joins us with exclusive details on this. Good morning.

 Good morning, Ann.  Chase official acknowledges that what happened here is grim and that some families were wrongly foreclosed on.   The bank appears to have repeatedly violated a law designed to protect members of the military and their families from financial stress while in harm’s way.  This may never have come to light but for a marine captain and his wife.

 We love you, honey.

Love you, too. I miss you guys a lot.

These days Julia and Jonathan, an f-18 pilot conducting missions in Asia, talk mostly via Skype.  Always part of the conversation.  Their two children and their endless battle with Chase .

 It’s a nightmare.  It’s been my living nightmare.

The saga began in 2006 when rolls went on active duty.  By law, active duty troops generally get the interest rate lowered to 6% and are protected from foreclosure but Chase took months to lower the rate.  Initially overcharging the family.  They say by as much as $900 a month.  Then two years ago, they say Chase began hitting them with collection calls, which escalated.

 This is Sandy with Chase home finance —

Sometimes three a day, claiming they owed as much as $15,000.

Saturday and Sunday, middle of the night , did not matter if it was a holiday.

What were they threatening to do?

Take the house, report us to the credit agency .

How much money did you owe the bank?

We didn’t owe them anything.

You didn’t miss a payment?

No.

Their records show they kept making payments based on the 6% rate but the bank wrongly charged them and hounded them for money they didn’t owe.  

Desperate, the family got a lawyer and sued Chase for themselves and other troops.

 To worry about fighting the fight and keeping alive, not about whether their families will be on the street.

See video:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41043127/ns/business-real_estate/?GT1=43001

Air Force in Asia w/President

The saga began in 2006 when Rowles went on active duty. Under the SCRA, he could get his mortgage interest rate lowered to 6 percent.  Fed up, CPT Rowles  got a lawyer and sued Chase, on behave of himself and other members of the military. The lawsuit is still pending.  Chase official now tells NBC that the Rowles did everything right, and the bank did a lot wrong – again!

Chase statement about home loans to military families can be found here.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Ph.D. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a Baptist minister and political activist who was the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement

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