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  • Winnebago Roof to Gutter Sealant

    Posted on April 25th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    Two types of sealants are used in this video: Camper World has them as do others.

  • Raspberry Pi Cluster

    Posted on April 22nd, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    First, listen to the Youtube Episode 1 for sure and proceed as you see fit.:

  • Who were the Romans?

    Posted on April 17th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

  • Overseas pharmacy suppliers sell for less

    Posted on April 12th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    I depend on online Canadian pharmacies to afford my medication, which costs $45/90 days via Canada versus USA prices of $250+/90 days (or more). If the DRUGS Act passes, the medications and savings that I get through online Canadian pharmacies will no longer be accessible to me and millions of other Americans.

    The Big Pharma special interests supporting the DRUGS Act claim that the bill would address illegal sales of opioids online; however, the bill fails to even mention the words opioids or fentanyl. Instead, the bill targets ‘non-domestic’ pharmacies – international pharmacies that millions of Americans depend on for safe and affordable drugs. Safe, licensed international pharmacies require valid prescriptions and don’t sell controlled substances.

    The Big Pharma groups backing the DRUGS Act habitually and shamelessly exploit the opioid crisis to attack prescription importation. What is most appalling, one endorser took $1 million from Purdue Pharma, the maker of the highly addictive opioid painkiller OxyContin. The special interests endorsing this legislation include Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP), Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), and National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). These organizations are funded by the biggest pharmaceutical companies – AstraZenca, Merck, Pfizer, and others- like Purdue.

    This legislation has not be enacted yet! So we still have time to comment. The bill is sponsored by, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and they introduced a billed called the Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers (DRUGS) Act. This was followed up by identical text from Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Bobby Rush (D-IL), who introduced the House of Representatives version of the bill.

  • Trapezius muscle pain relief

    Posted on April 12th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    I had this so bad one year for about 4 months I was almost in tears and became depressed. It all started when I was polishing stainless steel boat railings with sandpaper and steel wool using downward pressure with arms doing and up down motion for hours a day. The thing that broke the pain was physical therapy via hot towels, human deep massage and electrical muscle stimulation (via machine once or twice a week for 15 minutes) for about 6 weeks. However, by the end of the first session the excruciating pain was greatly reduced. On the second round a day later I left with virtually no pain. My symptom was I was walking with one shoulder down ( or one up ?) observed by friends.

    Here are the common movement patterns or daily habits that can contribute to trapezius pain (when all combined):

    1. Typing for long periods of time (2). Especially if the desk height makes you elevate your shoulder to reach the keyboard. Check my video tutorial here on how to sit properly to avoid muscular pain.
    2. Shrugging one shoulder up to hold the phone between the shoulder and the ear.
    3. Carrying a backpack or bag on one side.
    4. Repetitive movements like playing the guitar can tighten the elevated arm side.
    5. Sitting hunched over
    6. Pulling the head forward to read small text on the desktop monitor for hours each day (this promoted forward head posture which triggers upper back pain).