Jan 202015

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind takes you on an audio journey with sound effects, music and a full cast to enhance SHADOW OPS: CONTROL POINT.

Myke Cole says “I’ve been a big GraphicAudio fan since they did the dramatic rendition of Peter V. Brett’s THE WARDED MAN. Audiobooks have been a staple of my reading diet, and I have always appreciated good voice acting, but there’s an extra mile in GraphicAudio’s work that gives a different experience. An audiobook reads to you, GraphicAudio dramas provide a lot of other layers, from sound effects to ensemble acting casts, which has always been a richer experience for me.

I’m a big NPR listener, and one of my favorite shows was always The Big Broadcasts, which replayed radio dramas from my parent’s generation (Gunfight at the OK Corral, Johnny Dollar, Dragnet, etc…) I was always amazed by how well these shows held up for a person like me, growing up on TV and now fully in the Hulu and YouTube generation. By removing video from the equation, but leaving everything else, that show gave me a way of enjoying a story that I hadn’t known I’d been missing.

Really excited to finally have that for my own work.”

In SHADOW OPS: CONTROL POINT the Great Reawakening changes everything: around the world, people can suddenly use magic, giving them the ability to command fire, the weather, even make the dead walk. But great power doesn’t mean great control, and the government is soon forced to enact draconian laws to bring order to the sudden chaos. Soon, magic is militarized, and resistance to the anti-magic regime begins to grow…

But not all magic is treated equally.

Oscar Britton is an Army specialist trained in combating magical persons resisting the government-mandated conscription. When he manifests a “prohibited” magical ability, the service he has dedicated his life to suddenly makes him a target. Oscar Britton thought he knew all there was to know about magic. He thought he knew his government.

He was wrong.

SHADOW OPS: CONTROL POINT is available from http://www.GraphicAudio.net and via the FREE GraphicAudio Access™ Mobile App which allows customers to directly download titles on their Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. GraphicAudio works closely with Marvel on a regular basis and recently received one of the Best Audio Dramas of 2014 accolade from AudioFile Magazine for IRON MAN: EXTREMIS.

About the Author: Myke Cole is a fantasy novelist that uses his extensive background in law enforcement and the military to fuel his creativity. As a security contractor, government civilian and military officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Counterterrorism to Cyber Warfare to Federal Law Enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is also very loud.

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Jan 202015

Stray cats and kittens are a huge problem in a great number of communities. Stray cats are forced to fend for themselves in a habitat that isn’t very friendly to homeless, domestic animals. When a cat is abandoned by it’s owner it lacks the natural skills needed to survive. This comes from many years of domestic breeding. Basically, cats are no longer the wild animals that they were centuries ago. They no longer have their larger ancestor’s primal instincts.

A cat becomes a stray when it is abandoned by it’s owner. This cat is now forced to fend for itself. In many areas the stray cat population is so great that they are considered pests. Over time a stray cat’s will breed and produce homeless kittens. Once these kittens grow into adult cats they are completely wild and very unlikely to be adopted. If this problem isn’t closely controlled eventually the stray cat population could grow to epidemic proportions.

In order to control the unclaimed pet population, animal control agencies will catch any stray animal without proper identification, a collar with tags, and bring them to the local animal shelter. To call it a “shelter” is a bit deceiving, animal shelters will house and care for these abandoned pets for a short while but because of the overwhelming flow of unwanted cats, room needs to be made. Animal control angencies are forced to resort to euthanasia in order to allow incoming strays.

There several things that we, as animal lovers, can do to help with this sad situation. Most animal shelters and animal advocate agencies accept donations. These donation are used for legal matters, helping push cat friendly legislation. Donated money is also used for expansions and upgrades to the shelters. This may help increase the capacity of these buildings allowing them to hold a larger number of cats and kittens without owners to care for them. The best thing you can do to help these unfortunate felines, is adopt one yourself. If you think that you’d be interested in adopting a cat in need, simply contact your local animal shelter and make an appointment to stop by and choose a wonderful new addition to your home.

If we all do all part we can help control the over population of and unnecessary death of innocent cats. To find out about more ways that you may be able to help prevent animal cruelty, contact the ASPCA via their website aspca.org.

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Jan 202015

Falmouth, ME (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

During the summer it’s nice to relax and unwind, but don’t be too lax about maintaining your credit rating and protecting your identity from thieves.

According to AAA, more than 36 million Americans hit the road during the Memorial Day holiday weekend alone, kicking off the unofficial start to the summer travel season.

Millions more are expected to go on vacation for the rest of the summer.

“If you’re not careful, while you’re out having fun on vacation, poor planning and failing to protect yourself from identity theft can wreak havoc on your credit,” says Judy Sorensen, President of the Association of Credit Counseling Professionals (ACCPros).

ACCPros would like to remind travelers not only to maintain their credit rating while on vacation but also to guard against identity theft.

Here are a few tips:

1 – Set a budget

A great way to protect and maintain your overall credit rating is to create and stick to a proper budget.

Before you go away on vacation, create a realistic budget. Will you be driving or flying to your destination? Will you be staying with friends and/or family or will you stay in hotels? Will you eat out every single night and if so, how much will you spend? How much will you allocate to spending on theme park tickets, museums, tours, sightseeing and other entertainment?

You also need to plan for those little things that will add-up to potentially budget busting expenses. It is hard to account for miscellaneous costs like parking, tips, snacks, gas and incidentals.

Remember that once the vacation is over, it’s back to reality and you will have your routine day-to-day bills to contend with.

2- Watch your credit usage

Planning to use a credit card to pay for your vacation? If so, what credit card will you use and how much is your current balance on that card? The last thing you want to do is max out a credit card to pay for your vacation. In determining your credit score the credit bureaus take into consideration the amount of unused credit you have on your credit cards. A maxed out credit card means you have less available credit and can lower your credit score significantly.

This is referred to as credit card utilization – the percentage of credit you’ve charged versus your total credit line. It bears repeating how important a factor this is in determining your credit score. Ideally, your target should be to use no more than 10% of your available credit on any given credit card and to keep your overall credit utilization below 30%.

3 – Avoid missing payments

Make sure that your bills get paid while you are away. You don’t want to find yourself running around some foreign town trying to find an Internet café so that you can try to login to your credit card account to make a payment.

What if a purchase is declined because you are past due on your account and that is the card you were relying on to pay for your vacation? What if you return from an extended vacation and discover a shut off notice from your gas, electric or water utility?

These vacation downers can be avoided by simply planning ahead and setting up automatic payments through your bank, credit card company or utility.

4 -Secure your mail and packages

You probably already know that you can place your mail on hold with the U.S. Postal Service while you are away. Simply go to holdmail.usps.com to initiate hold mail for up to 30 days in advance of your trip. Companies like FedEx and UPS offer hold for pick-up services, allowing consumers to have their packages delivered to the carriers’ pick-up location.

The reason you should have your mail held is so that identity thieves don’t drive up and steal mail from your mailbox and gain access to sensitive information such as credit card statements, checks, credit offers and the like.

5 – Suspend subscriptions

Nothing screams “we’re away on vacation” louder than a pile of uncollected newspapers and flyers sitting in your driveway. Be sure to suspend your newspaper subscriptions or ask a trusted friend or neighbor to collect these for you while you are away. Again, you don’t want crooks to realize that you’re not home.

6 – Use cyber security alerts

It is a good idea to set-up alerts on all of your credit cards and bank accounts. Most credit card issuers will send you a text or email alert every time your credit card is used.

Additionally, most banks will allow you to have an alert sent every time there is activity in your bank account such as when a payment sent, a deposit is made, or a debit card transaction goes through. Set these alerts up and monitor your email or texts while you are on vacation to avoid potential fraud. Make sure you know how to reach your bank via phone or email when you are travelling out of state or out of the country.

7- Contact your credit card issuer(s)

You may want to let your credit card issuer(s) know you will be traveling. Credit card issuers are always watching for signs of fraudulent use. Letting them know you will be out of town and will be using your card will ensure there are no hitches when you need your card.

8 – Practice Internet safety

While traveling think twice about using Internet cafes and other Internet Service Providers (ISP) to access your bank or credit card accounts online. Remember, an Internet Service Provide has the ability to monitor everything that you do online. The ISP may be a legitimate business that does everything in their power to ensure that your privacy is protected. On the other hand, the ISP may have employed a number of rogue workers, would be hackers and others that would gladly find a way to tap into your accounts and make you a victim of identity theft.

About ACCPros

The Association of Credit Counseling Professionals, ACCPros, is the credit counseling industry’s newest and fastest growing trade association. ACCPros distinguishes itself from other associations by placing an emphasis on ethics and compliance and focusing on best practices, quality service, education, training, and professional ethics. ACCPros member agencies can be a great resource for consumers seeking help managing their debt. Call the toll-free ACCPros Locator Line at 800-635-0553 to speak with a certified credit counselor at an agency licensed/registered in your state.

Jan 202015

FOOD – WHAT ARE WE REALLY EATING (documentary) – Health/nutrition/education
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods.

Dr Russell Blaylock - Nutrition and the Illuminati Agenda

Revelation 18:23 …for by Mystery Babylon’s sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived.

Dr. Russell Blaylock illustrates and discusses how the human population is being manipulated into violence and eventually destruction through the use of nutrition or lack thereof. The nutrition manipulation and biological manipulation from national or international Pharma/Food/BioTech companies are degrading and impairing the human cognitive function and intellect. This is deliberate and strategic (as in Agenda 21 or Codex Alimentarious) for the illuminati to keep the human populace suppressed, confused and oppressed. This agenda has been going on for centuries to further the luciferian agenda and profit making scams, all while increasing the prison industrial complex and adding new laws and outlawing naturopathic remedies, in a constant war on the people. Over vaccinations and manditory vaccines are also covered by Dr. Blaylock and how people are being destroyed mentally and physically because of this. He also covers how misleading studies, like those of Soy products funded by illuminati or government owned institutions also have destructive nutrition (collective or individual) to further blindside the people.



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Biotech Company (Senomyx) using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement testing


*Download the pdf and read for yourself.
“Some of the earliest opponents of fluoridation were biochemists and at least 14 Nobel Prize winners are among numerous scientists who have expressed their reservations about the practice of fluoridation.”

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Food Inc, Earthlings, While You Were Sleeping, Codex Alimentarious

Jan 202015

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Jan 192015

Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) August 25, 2014

In the continuing pursuit of expanding their eye care services and locations, North Shore Eye Care (http://www.nseye.com) recently announced the affiliation of corneal specialist, David Immanuel, MD, PhD to their medical staff, according to North Shore Eye Care Medical Director, Jeffrey Martin, MD.

Prior to joining North Shore Eye Care, Dr. Immanuel established a successful ophthalmic practice in Hempstead, NY, where he specialized in the treatment of diagnosis of corneal diseases. “We are very proud to have Dr. Immanuel join our medical staff here at North Shore Eye Care,” said Dr. Martin. “As we continue to expand across Long Island in an effort to provide patients convenient access to leading edge comprehensive eye care, having an office in Hempstead will help round out our island-wide coverage.”

Dr. Immanuel is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is fellowship-trained as a corneal specialist. He has extensive research experience and has published numerous medical articles in peer-reviewed journals. He received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine where he attended the Medical Scientist Training Program and received his MD and PhD degrees.

In addition to graduating Valedictorian from St. Paul’s School, he also graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Dr. Immanuel then completed an internship in medicine at York Hospital and was the Chief Resident at the University of Maryland, where he completed his Ophthalmology residency. After finishing his residency, Dr. Immanuel completed a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Theodore Perl at Corneal Associates of New Jersey.

Dr. Immanuel is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, New York State Ophthalmological Society, American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York and the Nassau County Medical Society.

Dr. Immanuel continually strives to learn about new developments in Ophthalmology and attends multiple conferences annually to keep up with the latest information and technology. “Everyone on staff here at North Shore Eye Care is excited about the addition of Dr. Immanuel to our team and we look forward to sharing his expertise and knowledge with our patients across the greater Hempstead area.”

North Shore Eye Care is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider (http://www.nseye.com/complete-eye-care) This year they are celebrating 52 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962. North Shore Eye Care is also the Official Eye Care Provider for the New York Islanders and the Official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets. Many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Garden City and Hempstead. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, oculoplastics and retinal care. For more information (http://www.nseye.com/contact) about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780 ext 139.

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Jan 192015

In case you are looking out to buy a new camera, you are at the right place to get to know more about these digital cameras.One of the best ones among the digital cameras is the Canon PowerShot camera.There are a number of models that are available in the market for this particular company.Let us have a look at few of its details.Canon is just about the camera that you are looking forward to buy.There are a number of varieties to suit your needs.There is the Canon Powershot A800 and there is Canon PowerShot SX150 IS and many more.It is the most capable one that is available in the market and it is very compact in nature. This is the thing that everyone wants in a camera.

The good thing about this camera is that it has so many controls that can be changed manually.This is something the users enjoy doing.It is very famous for the RAW shooting that it gives to the users.The image quality that it can give is very good.There is the feature to see super slow motion in the videos.There id also the feature to watch the 1080p videos.It has all the other novices and the advanced shooting things that people want to have in their cameras.The pocket size S series is the latest craze.It was started off in the month of December in the last year.

It has had the legacy in giving its customers the manual operations and adjustments they would love to do.It is one of the most love cameras for a person who is very much interested in photography.It was with them that the concept of ‘point and shoot’ had all started. It has now become a huge rage in all other cameras too.This is the impact a Canon Powershot Camera can have in all other cameras in the market.There are certain disadvantages too that are seen with this camera.They include a very short battery life that becomes annoying when you are enjoying in a holiday and cannot click pictures due to the battery life of the camera.It becomes even slower when the GPS is being used.The RAW shooting is a little sluggish.This includes the time for flash recycling too.Keeping the pros and cons of the camera in you mind,it is on your hands to decide which camera you will want to go for.



Devika Rajpali is a well known author and has written articles on Electronic Appliances and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV,slr camera comparison,Canon EOS 5D Mark II,Binoculars and many other subjects.

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Jan 192015

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 05, 2015

People who receive Social Security benefits overwhelmingly think the federal government is manipulating consumer price index (CPI) data, according to a new poll by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). When asked, “Do you believe the government is manipulating the CPI to cut spending on cost of living adjustments (COLAs)?” — 98 percent of respondents said “yes.” “This should concern our new Congress,” says TSCL chairman, Ed Cates. “Both Members of Congress and the White House have discussed COLA cuts as a leading option to fix the long-term financing of Social Security,” Cates says. “Yet retirees don’t believe they are getting a fair COLA as it is now.”

Benefits of more than 55 million Social Security recipients are adjusted each year to account for increases in the cost of living. The federal government uses the percentage of increase in the Consumer Price Index for Workers (CPI-W) to calculate the increase. But beneficiaries frequently say that the annual boost in benefits is doing a poor job in keeping up with growing costs. With average Social Security benefits around $ 1,200 per month, retirees are getting squeezed. Most must either spend their savings more rapidly, or go into debt when costs rise more quickly than benefits.

“TSCL research suggests that the numerous changes in the way the government measures inflation is undoubtedly a major factor in the slowing of benefit growth that has occurred over the past 14 years,” Cates says. An annual study by TSCL has found that Social Security benefits have lost about 31 percent of buying power since 2000. More changes to CPI methodology become effective this month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statics.

TSCL believes that the COLA as currently calculated is not fairly accounting for the way that Social Security beneficiaries must spend their incomes. “TSCL is highly concerned that further attempts to cut COLA, or reduce the measured rate of inflation will further erode the buying power of older Americans,” Cates says. TSCL supports legislation that would provide a more fair an adequate COLA by guaranteeing that the COLA would be no less than 3% minimum, or by calculating it using the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E).

What do you think? Take TSCL’s 2015 Senior Survey. Visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org.


With about 1 million supporters, The Senior Citizens League is one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups. Located just outside Washington, D.C., its mission is to promote and assist members and supporters, to educate and alert senior citizens about their rights and freedoms as U.S. Citizens, and to protect and defend the benefits senior citizens have earned and paid for. The Senior Citizens League is a proud affiliate of TREA The Enlisted Association. Please visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org or call 1-800-333-8725 for more information.

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Jan 192015

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1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon minced garlic
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6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each

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Jan 192015

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2015

Commenting on a recent CBS News article about a recent study into the driving habits of texting drivers as they age, West Palm Beach car accident attorney Charles Cartwright today stressed the importance for Florida drivers of all ages to drive distraction-free to avoid serious car accidents.

Cartwright, co-founder of Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., based his comments on a December 19, CBS News article, “Teens, twentysomethings better at texting while driving.” The article details the results of a December 2014 study conducted by Wayne State University in Detroit finding that the older people get, the more dangerous they become if they text while driving.

“The dangers of texting and driving are well-documented here in Southern Florida. The state banned the practice in 2013,” Cartwright said. “But we know drivers do continue to ignore the law. While texting while behind the wheel is a dangerous behavior often associated with younger drivers, this study should serve as a sobering reminder that distracted driving is a dangerous habit for drivers of all ages.”

According to the article, researchers used a driving simulator to observe the driving habits of participants who claimed to be “proficient” at one-handed texting and owned smartphones. The CBS News article notes that overall, a total of 50 percent of the study’s participants crossed from one lane to another while texting and driving.

Wayne State researchers found that nearly 40 percent of drivers ages 25 to 34 crossed lanes. For drivers between ages 35 and 44, the number was double – 80 percent. Alarmingly, the article indicates that one hundred percent of drivers between ages 45 and 59 crossed traffic lines when texting.

Attorney Adriana Gonzalez said the results of this study should serve as a reminder that texting while driving remains a top safety issue facing drivers in Florida.

“What can happen when drivers pay attention to their cell phones instead of the road ahead? A serious accident can happen at a stop sign, traffic signal or even at highway speeds in a matter of seconds,” Gonzalez said. “It can be devastating to find yourself critically injured because someone else was being so careless while driving. That’s what motivates us to work so hard to help victims and families who have lost loved ones. We want to hold negligent drivers accountable and send a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable on Florida roads.”

About Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A.

Charles Cartwright obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years. Well versed in all steps of the personal injury process, Cartwright is an AV-rated attorney who has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Adriana Gonzalez obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and is the current president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association. Gonzalez has appeared on Spanish language television and radio stations discussing legal issues important to the Hispanic community. In 2014, Super Lawyers named her one of Florida’s Rising Stars for her work in personal injury law. It was the third year in a row Gonzalez received the honor. She also was elected to the board of the Palm Beach County Justice Association in 2013.

For more information on what to do if you’ve been injured in a car accident in South Florida, call (561) 533-0345.

Gonzalez & Cartwright is located at 813 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth FL 33460. Visit http://www.gonzalezcartwright.com

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