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Get Up The Hope: Benefiting Voice of Hope Ministries

Get Up The Hope: Benefiting Voice of Hope Ministries
Event on 2017-09-14 19:00:00
Celebrate 35 years of changing lives of children and families in West Dallas!Celebrate with Voice of Hope the change that YOU make possible! Join us for an exciting evening of great food from favorite restaurants and breweries in West Dallas and live music by the local band Petty Theft. Taste food selections from Amberjax Fish Market Grille, Tacodeli, Snappy Catfish, Cake Me Crazy and more. Plus, enjoy local brews from Four Corners Brewery. Get Up The Hope with Friends, Food and Music! Celebrating 35 years of Voice of Hope in West Dallas and looking to 35 more years of equipping children to become strong Christian leaders. Family Friendly,  Friday Casual  For sponsorship packages and underwriting opportunities,contact Rachelle Hast at RHast@voiceofhope.orgor by cell 214.334.1937

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Stars hope to stay on winning track against Predators

Stars hope to stay on winning track against Predators
The Dallas Stars will try to win consecutive games for the first time in over a month when they welcome the sliding Nashville Predators for today’s battle at American Airlines Center. The Stars had lost five straight games — all in regulation — before notching a victory Thursday evening in Detroit. Dallas still has a 3-10-1 mark since its last winning streak, a five-game stretch from Jan. 9-20 …
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Professional Basketball: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks, February 23, 2010
The Utah Jazz lost by 19 to the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas on Wednesday night.
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Predators fall to Stars, 3-2
Loui Eriksson scored a go-ahead, power-play goal with 3:42 left to give Dallas a 3-2 victory and send Nashville to its fourth straight loss.
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New Trends In Music Video Offers Hope for Yet Another Rapper Rapped by the Economic Crisis

New Trends In Music Video Offers Hope for Yet Another Rapper Rapped by the Economic Crisis

New Trends In Music Video offers hope for yet another rapper rapped by the economic crisis…

The video which was republished last night got this comment: “You see a world in a grain of sand ?  And? eternity in a short video rap song ? ? ??Universal ????. Be Cosmic …”

The music video stars Ke$ha, Che, and JFK and is part of the Royal Society Mixtape and Starvin Marvin E-Tape Sessions.

The video follows an artist through the underworld and what seems to be a sex addiction where there are signs which say “Nuff Respect” and “The Peaceful Revolution…”

Moreover, there is an old saying that John F. Kennedy quotes when he takes responsibility for the Bay Of Pigs that says ” Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.”  What does the Bay of Pigs have to do with the current economic crisis?  With pending war with our “North Korean allies” and the pending death of Castro and Il, who knows where the artist decides to make the connection in his surreal video.  It is literally, surreal, you know because Dali and Bunuel collaborated on the piece.

It is not that far of a stretch because “The Inside Job” also focuses on the plutocratic “one vote one dollar” strategy for our ruling oligarchy that masquerades as a democracy and shows absolutely no change from our elected “leaders” the time the bubble burst in 2008.

The New Orleans rapper / actor / entrepreneur could not be reached for comment.  “I think he is a recluse” says one of his friends found in Recovery programs throughout Santa Barbara, CA.

Troy Coulon began…

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This time, Eagles hope to crash the party

This time, Eagles hope to crash the party
Only 11 months ago, the Dallas Cowboys franchise looked like the Philadelphia Eagles do now.
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Rumorville: Verizon iPhone to be LTE-capable after all? (Ben Patterson)
Ben Patterson – Just about every report we’ve seen in the last few months claiming that an iPhone for Verizon is on the way has specifically stated that the iPhone would support only Verizon’s 3G network, not its just-launched 4G LTE network. One …
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Should Team Obama Be Allowing Illegal Foreigners to be building Dallas bridge hope & change by Obama?

Question by THE GREATEST GODDESS JILL: Should Team Obama Be Allowing Illegal Foreigners to be building Dallas bridge hope & change by Obama?
DALLAS — Last fall, a News 8 investigation revealed that a dozen workers building the new Calatrava bridge across the Trinity River in Dallas used questionable visas to enter to the United States.

The workers brought in from Italy and Eastern Europe under a State Department ruling that permits specialized employees to repair machinery. The workers in question were welding the new bridge together rather than repairing equipment.

In a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now says the workers were here illegally. They have been sent home to Italy and Slovakia.

An additional four workers employed by Italian steel fabricator Cimolai remain in the United States while their cases get additional consideration.

The U.S. Department of Labor is also investigating whether the foreign workers are due additional pay for overtime and wage differentials. The men were paid in their home country and did not pay U.S. taxes. U.S law requires that they be paid the prevailing wage, which is an hour.

“What’s so sad is they’re [the foreigners] getting the back wages,” said Mike Cunnigham of the Texas Building Trades Council. “American workers could have been making all of this money.”
http://www.wfaa.com/news/investigates/CALATRAVA-BRIDGE-90044127.html

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Answer by Liberal Madness
This story can be repeated millions of times all across america.

Take a look at the people who are doing local road projects in your area.

Those are government funds being paid whether it be federal, state, county, or city TAXES.

How many real americans could be doing those jobs today?

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Hoops: Skiers girls hope to build on late-season surge

Hoops: Skiers girls hope to build on late-season surge
Basalt students cheer on their team during last season’s district tournament in Palisade. ASPEN — Aspen head coach Jeremy Haack called it the most exciting time in his decade-long coaching career.
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No. 1 will lose again this week
With still a month to go in the regular season, many have already begun to label the 2010 Iron Bowl as “the game of the year” in college football. That could be the case, but the Tide and the Tigers still have some hurdles to jump before we get there.
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No. 19 Men’s Basketball defeated by USC, 73-56
J’Covan Brown leads Texas with 17 points while Jordan Hamilton finishes with 12.
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Asthma Causes In Texas Still A Mystery, But Young Practitioners May Offer Hope

Asthma Causes In Texas Still A Mystery, But Young Practitioners May Offer Hope

Diana, a young mother in Dallas, was devastated when she discovered her four-year-old son had asthma. She kept thinking she could have done something – maybe even while she was pregnant – to have prevented it. “I’ve heard drinking cow’s milk and eating eggs while you’re pregnant can cause it. I don’t know. You always wonder.”


While there have been controversial studies suggesting this, the data is not conclusive, and many physicians disregard it. In all actuality, Diana’s story is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Incidences of asthma have increased dramatically in the last two decades, and we’re still not sure why.


Children, particularly those living in the inner cities in Dallas, Houston and other Texas cities, seem to be particularly affected. Of the 20 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma, 6 million are children. From 1980 to 2003, the prevalence of asthma in children increased by 60%; from 1980 to 1994, the prevalence in children under five increased 160%.


That means those young ones at the beginning of this flux are now in the health care system as adult’s practitioners, patients – and dealing with all the insurance issues that come with it. Approximately 5,000 in the U.S. die from the disease every year, and deaths worldwide could increase by 20% over the next ten years. Clearly, something is not right.


So what’s going on? Part of the problem is that, while Texans and people throughout the rest of the country get swept up in the latest health scare – bird flu, West Nile virus, Lyme’s disease, whatever – the true killers garner less attention. Though asthma is a constant problem growing worse, the fluxes in Lyme’s disease on the East Coast, or a bad season of the West Nile virus in between North Dakota and Texas, are the stories that grab the media’s attention. The truth is, twenty times more people die from asthma every year than those who died from West Nile in its peak season.


The other problem, of course, is that for as long as asthma’s been around, still, no one’s sure what causes it. And that’s frustrating, particularly for the increasing number of adults who have been dealing with it their whole lives. It could be environmental, genetic, symptoms of allergies, poor nutrition, weight gain, stress; it could be exposure, or lack of exposure, to microbes – it could be a combination of all, or a few factors, and (just to make it even more interesting), it’s probably different for everyone.


Asthma is considered an autoimmune disorder, and, like all autoimmune disorders, complicated. Therefore, it’s difficult for science to pinpoint sure causes. These conditions are a combination of reactions between the internal processes of the body and the sensitive and varied external processes of the world at large. Environmental factors have been the focus, as genetics do not evolve quickly enough to affect such a mass population so quickly.


Roughly half of all asthma cases are believed to be caused by allergies, but that just begs the question: What’s causing such an increase in allergies, then? Tobacco smoke and pollution are easy targets, but data doesn’t pinpoint them specifically.


While individuals diagnosed with asthma have increased throughout Texas and nationally, many areas of the country have actually experienced a decrease in pollution, and, while there has been a recent increase in the rate of smokers, those numbers, too, have generally decreased since the ’70’s. One study suggested that women who did not receive adequate amounts of Vitamin E during their pregnancy could cause the disease in their children.


The higher percentage of inner-city children affected also provides an interesting spike in the data; exposure to diesel fumes and cockroaches might be to blame. Obesity may be the culprit; there is a correlation between obesity and asthma, and the (also) dramatic increase in childhood obesity would seem to confirm this – but, once again, the link is not yet clear. The majority of the health care community now believes that most asthma cases are caused by multiple factors, but identifying the possible multiple causes for each case is a different story.


Perhaps encouraged by more young adults open to different suggestions, possibly also a result of more young practitioners in the field, more and more attention is being given to the role of emotional states as a likely cause of the increase in treated asthma cases, or at least as an enhancement of many conditions. Utilizing a writing exercise created by Dr. James Pennebaker of the University of Texas at Austin, a young Dr. Joshua Smythe conducted a double-blind study of chronic asthma and rheumatoid arthritis patients while at the State University of New York (Stony Brook School of Medicine).


The study included 107 patients afflicted with mild-to-moderately severe asthma or rheumatoid arthritis. One group (the variable) was instructed to write for a continuous twenty minutes about “the most stressful event they had ever undergone” for three consecutive days, while the control group wrote only about neutral events for the same time period. After four months, the variable group was twice as likely to have improved, and over five times as likely to have not degenerated. It was significant enough for the assistant professor to warrant considerable attention, and to open up the health community to considering more integrated approaches to treating patients with chronic conditions.


Since the cause of the dramatic increase in asthma cases being treated during the past two decades has gone more or less unsolved, children affected by the pandemic in its early days are not only entering the health care system as adult asthma patients, but also as health care practitioners with asthma. This provides for an interesting twist that was rare twenty-five years ago: asthma patients studying and treating their own group. The insights this may provide could prove invaluable as we discover better methods of research, data collection, and diagnosis, and become more open to the possibilities of integrated approaches.


So, once again, we see that young adults may be our greatest hope “those entering the medical and research fields with sharp, edgy minds open to possibility, backed by the advantages of not only the latest advances, but also by the motivation of personal experience” either through their own suffering or the suffering of a loved one. The growing asthma pandemic may not be solved yet, but we now have perhaps the strongest ally in the fight to date: personal experience.

Pat Carpenter writes for Precedent Insurance Company. Precedent puts a new spin on health insurance. Learn more at Precedent.com

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Texans Wanting To Quit Smoking Have Reason To Hope

Texans Wanting To Quit Smoking Have Reason To Hope

When it comes to smoking, there’s little doubt as to the health effects. Smoking is unhealthy.


The real issue for people in Texas, and particularly in the urban areas of Dallas, Houston and Austin, is how to quit and keep from starting again.


Connected to the issue are concerns related to smoking, among them the issue of weight gain that sometimes occurs when people quit.


Although not everyone will gain weight, there is a physical reason for some gaining (on average that amount is only about 10 pounds, according to some experts). In reality, it’s the nicotine contained in cigarette smoke that was responsible for someone keeping their weight low. When they quit, the nicotine (which is harmful) leaves, freeing up the body to return to the weight it would have been had a person never smoked.


Another option for avoiding the possibility of weight gain is to become more physically active and improve eating habits before someone stops smoking. Physical activity will help avoid weight gain because of its inherent ability to increase the number of calories being used by the human body. At the same time, healthy eating choices play a part in controlling the amount of calories a person consumes.


One study showed women who stopped smoking and added 45 minutes of walking a day to their lifestyle gained fewer than three pounds. Exercise is also a way to increase a person’s energy, to promote self-confidence and relieve the stress and depression caused by the lack of nicotine, all while improving a person’s overall health.


Those who think they have “no time” for exercise might consider how they’re spending the time they do have. If it’s watching television or playing video games, some of those hours could be put to better use taking a walk or going to the gym, perhaps bringing along a music player if the exercise itself isn’t enough of a diversion.


When it comes to eating healthy, a gradual change can go a long way toward developing a healthier lifestyle.


Choosing a variety of foods is a good way to start, with choices including grain products, vegetables and fruits. Lean and low-fat foods, along with low-calorie beverages, are good choices, as are low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, poultry and dry beans, all of which give someone the nutrients they need without the extra calories and fats. Those with an interest in improving health should also consider avoiding foods that are high in fat and sugars and low in nutrients.


Even with the emphasis on healthy choices when it comes to food, weight gain is hardly a reason for not quitting smoking.


Indeed, the health risks of smoking are far greater than the risks of gaining a modest amount of weight. Even smokers who have health insurance are subject to the effects of smoking, which include increased heart rate and the exposure of some 4,000 chemicals, 40 of which are known to cause cancer.


Smokers are much more likely to get lung cancer, men 22 times more likely; women at least 12 times more than someone who does not smoke. For smokers, the likelihood of having a heart attack is double that of nonsmokers.


The good news is that the human body has the capability of healing from the effects of smoking once a smoker quits. Even within twelve hours of taking a last cigarette, the body begins its repairing process, starting with the lungs and heart. Over time, breathing becomes easier and the classic smoker’s cough begins to go away.


In a world that’s becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, people who quit smoking are making a contribution to cleaner air, especially important for children who are at risk for illnesses because they breathe cigarette smoke coming from others.


Once someone quits smoking, there are strategies to consider that improve the likelihood of remaining smoke-free.


One is to learn how to reduce cravings for both cigarettes and food. One key point is that a craving typically lasts only about five minutes. When those cravings do kick in, try to replace smoking with other activities such as snacking on fruit or chewing sugarless gum as a way to satisfy any sweet cravings.


If keeping your hands busy is an issue, replace the action of holding cigarettes with activities such as doodling, working puzzles, knitting, twirling a straw or holding a pen or pencil.


People who quit smoking can maximize the chance of maintaining their healthier lifestyle by drinking less caffeine (which can make nicotine withdrawal even harder to deal with), getting enough sleep, reducing tension (where exercise can also help), and making sure they get the support and encouragement they need (from friends or groups dedicated to helping people quit smoking).


Finally, If nicotine withdrawal becomes an issue, a discussion with a physician may be in order. Some nicotine replacement products, once available only by prescription, are now available over the counter.


The best way to avoid the harmful effects of tobacco is to not start smoking. But even if you have started and want to quit, there’s every chance of a healthier future.

Pat Carpenter writes for Precedent Insurance Company. Precedent puts a new spin on health insurance. Learn more at Precedent.com

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Love Hope Strength Foundation

The Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) was founded by Leukemia survivors Mike Peters, of the Welsh rock band The Alarm and entertainment insurance executive James Chippendale, as a way to give back by building a support network for cancer patients worldwide. We will accomplish our goals by raising funds and awareness through our music related events and promotions. Our close connection with musicians worldwide is allowing us to create innovative, music related, outreach and awareness programs. We are kicking off the foundation with a series of events and promotions in Dallas, New York City, Wales Los Angles, New Jersey and capping it off with Everest Rocks our historic trek and concert at the base camp of Mt. Everest.

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Q&A: Who does the song with the line “I hope I can do for you what you do for me” or something like that.

Question by chrisfic: Who does the song with the line “I hope I can do for you what you do for me” or something like that.
I heard it on the radio a few days ago and don’t know who it is. It is a rock song.

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Answer by luv books
Here is an oldie by Gerry and The Pacemakers. I hope it’s what you are looking for.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

How do you do what you do to me?
I wish I knew
If I knew how you do it to me
I’d do it to you

How do you do what you do to me?
I’m feeling blue
Wish I knew how you do it to me
But I haven’t a clue

You give me a feeling in my heart
Like an arrow passin’ through it
Suppose that you think you’re very smart
But won’t you tell me how do you do it?

How do you do what you do to me?
If I only knew
Then perhaps you’d fall for me
Like I fell for you

—— piano solo ——

You give me a feeling in my heart
Like an arrow passin’ through it
Suppose that you think you’re very smart
But won’t you tell me how do you do it?

How do you do what you do to me?
If I only knew
Then perhaps you’d fall for me
Like I fell for you
When I do it to you

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