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Lexell Kotov’s Explorator Fleet Vs Coruscant

Factpile - 8 hours 59 min ago

FactPile: Lexell Kotov’s Explorator Fleet Vs Coruscant

Suggested by Rookie Lexell Kotov’s Explorator Fleet (Warhammer 40 000) Vs Coruscant (Star Wars) Magos Lexell Kotov will lead his fleet against Coruscant (under the rule of the Galactic Empire, EU feats and info allowed) while Darth Vader‘s personal fleet... Read More »

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Legendary Saiyan Broly Vs World Breaker Hulk

Factpile - 14 hours 56 min ago

FactPile: Legendary Saiyan Broly Vs World Breaker Hulk

Suggested by hellboy147 Legendary Saiyan Broly (DBZ) will go up against World Breaker Hulk (Marvel) Not much left to say. Who wins? In this battle, I mean. Related Posts: World Breaker Hulk Vs Hercules Darkseid, Cyborg Superman and Uriel Vs... Read More »

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My Le-Vel Thrive Experience - Weeks 7 and 8

Everyday Baby Steps - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:17pm

I've psoted here and on Facebook quite a bit about Thrive and the difference it's made for me. I am so passionate about these products because it is no exaggeration when I say my life has been changed since using them. Let me take some time to share with you the ways in which I have been changed as a person since beginning my 8-week Thrive Experience. 

I'm Sleeping Better

The main reason I had originally agreed to try a sample pack of Thrive was because I absolutely NEEDED more energy. Stress, terrible sleep patterns and poor eating habits had turned me into a zombie. I couldn't function and I knew something had to change. I was sick of sleeping my days away and feeling constantly overwhelmed. No matter how I tried to will myself to make change, it simply wasn't happening. I was't living, just barely surviving. 

The very first day I took my Thrive, I noticed a difference. We call that a Day One Thriver. Not everyone feels it on Day One, and that's okay. Everyone's body is different. We all have nutritional gaps that need to be filled, and the ingredeints in Thrive help to do that. I had A LOT of nutritional gaps! Some people feel tons of energy right away. My experience wasn't like that. I didn't clean my whole house or play outside with my kid that first day. But I did stay awake for most of the day, and I was able to get quite a bit of writing done. That was a huge change for me. I went to bed that night and slept through until morning. In my very own bed, not the couch. That's when I knew there might just be something to this Thrive thing.

I'm More Energetic

Since then, I have experienced sustained energy. I'm able to get through most days with a very short nap, if any, and I can tick through a reasonable to-do list, even having energy to look forward to going out at night for the occasional date. You all know I love my date nights, but even those were a struggle in the past when what I really wanted to do was lay down in front of the TV and be alone due to the depression and fatigue.  Check out the "before" and "after" photo. I think it's apparent that I have more energy after my Thrive Experience. Plus, I lost eight pounds! Bonus. 

I'm Nicer

Yep, nicer. Ask my kids. They'll tell you. Getting good, regular sleep goes a long way toward improving your mood. I'm not so quick to snap when one of the kids asks me a question. Even the littlest thing used to cause a reaction of panic in me. Because I was already feeling so overwhelmed, the small inquiries the kids would have seemed like giant decisions to me and would cause me agitation. Now that I have some energy and a clearer mind, I'm much better able to approach the beauty of life's day to day encounters. I missed chatting with my children, and I'm so grateful to be back to them. 

I'm More Focused

I have adult ADD, so focusing on tasks is a challenge for me to begin wtih. However, before Thrive, it was nearly impossible. My brain was constantly foggy. Lack of sleep and being nutritionally deficient will do that to you, I suppose. Nowadays, I'm able to get through an article or blog post without taking a break to nap or jumping from tab to tab on my computer. I can read a chapter in a book without daydreaming. Best of all, I can create a daily to-do list each day and actually have a hope of tackling it. Before Thrive, I didn't even have the concentration to write the list, let alone think about completing the tasks on it. Attention will always be a struggle for me. Even when I was on my prescription stimulant, it wasn't perfect. That prescription was over $165 a month and didn't give me all the benefits of Thrive. So I'm pretty darn happy with the improved focus I've gained with my Thrive, in addition to everything else it's provided me. 

I'm Less Sore

My improved sleep was the very first thing I noticed after taking Thrive. The second improvement I felt was the lack of pain in my knees. Mornings were always slow for me. Besides being exhausted, my knees were always in pain, causing me to hobble around the house like a woman far older than my 41 years of age. My very first morning after taking Thrive was completely different. It was such a surprise to me to realize I'd just walked from my bedroom to the bathroom without pain and with a normal gait, instead of my former shuffle. The stairs no longer intimidate me. I can sit cross legged with my laptop for hours and not get up wincing in pain. Being pain-free is a game changer that also adds to my improved energy levels. Besides the relief I feel in my knees, my lower back and ankles are also improved. It's nice to walk standing tall, to head out for a stroll with the dog and not be intimidated by the hills that used to keep me from even trying.

I'm More Confident

All of these benefits have combined to make me a more confident person. I know it may sound like an exaggeration, but it's the absolute truth. I am more confident in meeting with people because I feel more clear-headed, able to converse without reaching for the words I want to say. I can go places when invited without worrying that I simply don't have the energy to take on the activity. Leaving the house doesn't seem overwhelming to me. I look for social situations now. Remember those eight pounds I mentioned losing? Well, that's been great. More important than the weight loss, however, is the brightness that has returned to my eyes and the glow to my skin. I used to be really proud of my healthy skin. I take care of it regularly, with facial wash and daily moisturizer. Before Thrive, I knew my skin had begun looking sallow and pasty. Take a look now! People have complimented me, telling me I look years younger. I FEEL years younger, and it makes me happy to see that reflected in my appearance. My hair and nails are healthier, too. Love that!

I'm More Hopeful

I never would have thought that a product could change my outlook on life. When I made the decision to invest in my first month's supply of Thrive, it was because I was at a point of desperation. I just wanted to feel better. I was so tired, sore and depressed. I'd been through a lot over the past year or so, and all the stress had taken its toll. I had lost all ability to be hopeful and optimistic. The idea of dreaming about my future was laughable. It didn't seem that things could get better when I felt so awful, run-down and depressed all the time. Thrive has helped me to regain my confidence. I have struggled for a long time to get past self-esteem issues. Unfortunately, my physical and mental state had begun to allow those old wounds to creep back. A clear head, more energy and less pain has led to a more positive outlook. I feel like I'm back to being the confident, hopeful woman I had been a couple years ago, and I couldn't be more pleased. 

I could really go on and on, but I think this sums up my Thrive Experience pretty well. If you can identify with any of my story, I urge you to consider trying Thrive for yourself. Please visit my site to learn more about the products. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I'm passionate about this product and appreciate you taking the time to learn just why I am.

I'd love to help you get started on your own Thrive Experience. In fact, I am so confident in this product line that I am willing to offer my own personal money-back guarantee. If you make a purchase from my Le-Vel Thrive website and are not satisfied after trying it as directed for two weeks, I will allow you to return the unused product to me for a refund of the cost of that remaining product. What do you think? Is it worth a try now? I hope you'll consider investing in yourself. Regardless, thank you for taking the time to hear my testimonial!

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Lightsaber Vs High Frequency Blade

Factpile - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:10am

FactPile: Lightsaber Vs High Frequency Blade

Suggested by Alpha or Omega Lightsaber [Star Wars] or High Frequency Blade [Metal Gear] ? Which blade is the best blade? Star Wars’ lightsaber or Metal Gear’s High Frequency Blade? Related Posts: Batman Must Die! Cyborg Free for All! CTF:... Read More »

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Harry Potter Vs Captain Rex

Factpile - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:07am

FactPile: Harry Potter Vs Captain Rex

Suggested by Nsl98 Harry Potter (Harry Potter) will go up against Captain Rex (Star Wars) Standard Gear for both, they fight in Tallahassee. Who wins? Related Posts: Captain Rex Vs Master Chief Darth Vader Vs Voldemort Echo Base Vs Hogwarts... Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:33pm

Daredevil Vs Batman

Factpile - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:06am

FactPile: Daredevil Vs Batman

Suggested by Nsl98 Daredevil (Marvel) will go up against Batman (DC Comics) Scenario 1:  MCU DD, Nolanverse Bats Scenario 2:  Current Comic Versions Both fights are in NYC at night. Who wins? Related Posts: Team Justice Vs Team Chaos Daredevil... Read More »

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Kill All Demigods

Factpile - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Kill All Demigods

Suggested by sadot06 Kill All Demigods Darquesse from Skullduggery Pleasant manages to open a portal to the Percy Jackson universe. After arriving she encounters a demigod trying to make it to Camp Half blood. He’s in a hurry because he’s... Read More »

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BC3’s 47th Annual Commencement

BC3 President's Blog - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:06am
Can you smell it? No, not the flowers or the freshly-cut grass: Graduation is in the air! May 20 is BC3’s 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony during our 50th Golden Anniversary year. The day promises to be an exciting one. The College’s second President from 1970-1984, Dr. Thomas Ten Hoeve, will return as the keynote speaker […]

Positive Post Tuesday - #Smile #BeTheLight #Love

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:26am
While we were shopping this past weekend  for bathing/swim suits and graduation dresses, Bethany and I snapped some random shots. I thought about this yesterday while I was running a few errands. Often I see people that just seem absolutely miserable, they lash out at cashiers and anyone that gets in their way. It's actually quite disappointing at times.

I would like to call all that read this to do something. Even the few readers I have here on the blog can make a difference.

While you are out and about, whether at work, or the gym, or even just shopping. Make a point to #Smile and #BeTheLight. You may even see a reflection of this Light that seems lost at times in this fast paced world we are living in. Smiles,, laughter and kindness are absolutely contagious, God intended them to be. It's amazing how a little #Love can change lives.

Have a great week.

Master Vs Joker

Factpile - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:16am

FactPile: Master Vs Joker

Suggested by Sylar121 The Master, first time here (Doctor Who) will go up against The Joker (DC) Fight takes place in gotham, the master does not have his electric powers. Who will win? Related Posts: A Fight to Change the... Read More »

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I've always like a good trilogy....

Right Sarcasm - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:13pm
"I've always liked a good trilogy" will become my standard rebut to the established, "with Hillary we get Bill too!"Assuming of course, and why not assume, that Jeb Bush is going to secure the GOP nomination.Its not that I like Jeb Bush when I say that, but what I hope it does is imply that three is greater than two. If the logic we are using to support Hillary is that we also get the experience of a former President, and what could be better than that? I'd say the experience of two former Presidents is better.George H. W. Bush is perhaps the most under appreciated President in history, certainly in our time, while Bill Clinton is perhaps the most over rated.Throw in W. and you got the winning hand -- If it all boils down to the considerations and ties to experience.I still don't get why Hillary is the only one running from the Democrats up to this point. Bernie Sander is an independent running as a Democrat, therefore I have to set his candidacy aside for the moment.Jay Stevens, a biased pundit of the left said, "There’ll be no surprises from her, no possibility of greatness, no hope of transformative change."He also said, "Oh, and the Electoral College map makes a Democratic win in 2016 almost inevitable."Considering all the really smart ideas and people on the left, especially with all the behavior scientists and economist pontificating why people behave and do, I find it so ironic that there is no one else within the party stepping up.The food pyramid was changed because Cass Sunstein and his cohorts figured people needed a simpler reminder about eating healthy, you'd think they advocate choice as a more rationale method of nominating a Presidential candidate.What I am implying there is power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The Democrats are just ceding power to a woman and family tainted, nay, doused in corruption allegations?We truly are in a bad place if this be the case.I'm sure the smart people on the left know this isn't a good idea, but up to this point it is the reality, which perhaps suggests that absolute power is already being wielded. Have all the wound be contenders been "advised" as to what is good for them?

Kratos Vs Guts

Factpile - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Kratos Vs Guts

Suggested by hellboy147 Kratos (GoW) will go up against Guts (Berserk) Round 1: Regular Kratos vs Regular Guts Round 2: God of War Kratos vs Guts with Berserk Armour Battle starts at Rome, who will be the supreme warrior? Who... Read More »

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Where The Wealth Is, Part 3

Right Sarcasm - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 6:10pm
In predicting that the left may suggest a flat tax on capital soon, in order to booster their anti-1% cred, deflect criticism from Hillary's wealth, and in fact be well intended, what I failed to point out is that it would be detrimental and worsen certain aspects of the economic balance of our society.It won't work, or happen, as simply as I stated, for the very reason that a 90% income tax on the rich isn't going to work either. Which by the way is the liberal answer to the conservative flat tax.The reason being is the wealthy have choices now. Unlike fifty or sixty years ago when very much the entire world was in crumples and the United States dominated all, a 90% tax rate on the rich was doable. Where else would they go?Try doing that today and see what happens! The Cayman Islands couldn't berth all the yachts headed their way.Consider what businesses are doing today. The corporate taxes here are some of the highest in the world and to escape them companies are finding partners to merge with that share only a slither of a common cause. They're looking in Ireland, Canada and anywhere else where they can find a willing partner and a friendly tax regime. They're are then moving headquarters outside the United States in order to save money on taxes at record numbers.Outsourcing 2.0.A flat capital tax would do the same thing, to certain degrees, and that is not only a challenge for the United States and its own income inequality, but its a challenge for the entire world.What we need to do, and why the GOP needs to get in the game, is have a discussion about how to use the existing tax system to extricate wealth and capital from the 1% in a way that is beneficial to us all and doesn't drive them(the wealth holders) away.I'm loathe to suggest that the government just tax and spend. Argh!Let's face it, a flat tax isn't going to happen and a flat capital tax has more of an opportunity, if nothing else, to get another Democrat elected President. Romney lost because of his wealth, Obama didn't have a lot of great ideas on addressing the disparity, he just hammered the idea of Romney being in the 1%.Take a look at this article in Fortune Magazine,http://fortune.com/2015/04/25/billionaires-versus-big-oil/What you'll find is the 1% is investing in alternatives to big oil. What you'll learn is that the UN figures the world needs $1 trillion a year in investments to "decarbonize" the global economy.Where are we going to get that money? Well, the 1% is already doing it on their own, to preserve their wealth status. But even so, their commitments aren't enough.I've wrote it before and it bears repeating, the GOP is a hindrance in this country when it comes to the tremendous opportunity that green technology presents for American business. Couple that with their defiance on wealth disparity and we could very well miss out on more than we could ever imagine to change the energy game in this world.However, billionaires are plowing ahead, the GOP be damnedThat's an opinion too, of course, but its worth conveying that this Democrat President, the one that beat Romney and who is driving a multi-pronged agenda to establish his party dominance for years to come, just allowed the Department of Energy, "to provide support and access to federal clean-tech R&D to a broad range of private investors and philanthropists. The aim of the program, called the Clean Energy Investment Initiative, is to help wealthy investors mobilize $2 billion in new clean-tech investments." -Fortune Magazine.
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Your Favorite Character Vs 1984

Factpile - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:59am

FactPile: Your Favorite Character Vs 1984

Suggested by JMT Your Favorite Character Vs 1984 (first time here) Round 1: How far do they get either destroying Ingsoc or creating a rebellion? Round 2: Can O’Brien break them? Please use humans. Assume that your character starts out... Read More »

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Find Great Deals with Ann Coupons

Everyday Baby Steps - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 9:12am

I love to shop online. I've learned a number of tricks over the years when it comes to saving money. One of the biggest is to use coupon or promo code sites beofre checking out when making an online purchase. Always. I always do a quick web search for coupons, promo codes or discounts before I complete my order. Nearly every time, I'll find some bit of savings, even if it's only 10%. I'm pretty familiar with what's out there when it comes to finding a deal. However, I just learned about a coupon site called Ann Coupons, and I must say that I'm impressed. 

The first thing I noticed about the site is the ease of navigation. You can search for specific vendors easily in a number of ways. Click on a category at the top of the page to browse stores or type a specific name in the search box if you know the kind of coupon you're looking for. For example, a search for Red Lobster will get you some of the best Red Lobster coupons online. I was honestly surprised at the variety of coupons available through just that search alone. 

Ann Coupons even has a feature that lets you find gift cards. Visit the blog to browse some of the highest value deals available right now. I think this is an especially good way to find unique gift ideas if you're feeling stumped and don't know what to get that person who has everything. You're buying a gift, you might as well save some money while you're at it! 

I will definitely be using Ann Coupons for my future online shopping excursions. My advice is to never checkout without doing a quick search for a discount or coupon. Ann Coupons seems to be a great place to start that search! 

* This has been a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs Cloud Strife

Factpile - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 5:59am

FactPile: Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs Cloud Strife

Suggested by Nsl98 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) will go up against Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy) Kenobi is allowed EU, no time manipulation or polymorph for Cloud. They fight on the MCU Helicarrier. Who will win? Related Posts: A Fight to... Read More »

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Jin Mo-Ri and King Vs Toneri and Augus

Factpile - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Jin Mo-Ri and King Vs Toneri and Augus

Suggested by Rookie Jin Mo-Ri and King (God Of High School, first time here) will go against Toneri Ōtsutsuki, first time here (Naruto) and Augus, also first time here (Asura’s Wrath). Battlefield: moon. Who will win?   Related Posts: Ghost... Read More »

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Where The Wealth Is, Part 2

Right Sarcasm - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:15pm
Fortune Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and Bill Gates' Blog are three spots where I came across references to wealth, inequality, and the 1% since I last wrote on May 6th. Which is to confirm what I already have said, that this isn't an issue that is going away.https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=813988648681493&id=222942981119399Glenn Beck may at some point catch up, but the contrast to these intelligent opinions is striking. Especially Bill Gates, who contributed ideas, not mocking attacks.http://www.gatesnotes.com/…/Why-Inequality-Matters-Capital-…I'm not smart enough to come up with great new ideas, but I have my opinions. One opinion I have is that this issue is going to steam roller the Republican Party unless they start cramming.The Democrats have a less than idea candidate to champion wealth related positions in Hillary Clinton, but its been my experience that for the left its the ideas and causes, not the character and personal failings that swing their levers.So I don't think there will be a Romney-esque label placed on Mrs. Clinton that will succeed in distracting attention away from the validity of the ideas and statistics related to wealth disparity.Here is one idea that I believe is going to up end conservative voters and leave them behind: the flat tax.The flat tax is an idea that conservatives have dreamt about for years. Its been highly regarded and also disregarded, some think of it as a panacea for what ails the tax code and the bloated IRS. Others, like me, have come to believe that it would never overcome the vested interests, like the attorneys and accountants.Plus the current tax code on income, although complex and unwieldy at times, is already regressive and somewhat fair. The complexity comes from the government valuing assorted behaviors from the people, and using the tax code accordingly to promote those behaviors.The greatest deficiency of the flat tax idea however is that it targets the wrong thing, and this is where the progressives may find an election winning cause.Income isn't where the money is at, its capital. What may come is an idea from the left, from the Democrats, to levy a flat tax on capital.If you need a quick cramming on the distinction here, read the blog by Gates via the link I provided above. Its not difficult to understand. Taxing income, or labor, necessarily includes people who are already squeezed in this economy. Taxing capital is a whole different animal and captures wealth that escapes an income tax. The 1%, as it is, derives much of its wealth from capital, not income. They don't hold jobs, they employ capital.In short, income taxes, a flat income tax specifically, doesn't change the equation we are a part of. The equation where the cliche that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer is valid and true.Now the conservative arguments about class envy or class warfare are going to rise, but in the end they will be muted as more and more people come to understand the particulars of this topic.Wealth distribution is out of whack, America is not as egalitarian as we think, upward mobility isn't as achievable as it once was in this country and statistically, historically, we as a society are as stratified into have and have not's as at any point in the past. The past being in all recorded modern human history. Understand there were times that were very, very stratified between the have and have not's, like 1800's.The world wars wiped the wealth away from the 1% in the last century, a reset occurred. Since then they've come roaring back and are on course to truly dominate human kind like never before. This isn't a question of punishing the wealthy, but preserving opportunity for all.Or we can wait, or hope, for a global calamity to do the job. That's not an approach I would champion.
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