The Importance of Garlic

Most people have read about the beneficial effects of garlic.� It is a natural antibiotic, lowers blood pressure, may help fight cancer, and has many other beneficial effects.

Stephen Foster said, �If you understand the uses of garlic, you understand 50% of all herbal medicine.�

Garlic is good for you!� Louis Pasteur was an early scientist to use garlic in scientific experiments. He found that putting a bit of garlic in a petri dish full of bacteria would quickly kill the bacteria.

Research has shown that certain compounds in garlic (allyl-cysteine, and ajoene) can be beneficial to our health. Garlic is an effective antibiotic, an anti-viral and anti-fungal agent, and probably an immune system enhancer. Some studies have found lower rates of certain types of cancer in people who consume large amounts of garlic. Other studies show garlic can reduce LDL or �bad� cholesterol.� Lots of garlic information is available on the Internet at or�

The saying goes, �an apple a day keeps the doctor away.�� Well, garlic every day keeps everybody away!� Some people are allergic to garlic.� To learn more about garlic and health, check out the book, The Healing Power of Garlic, by Paul Bergner.� He discusses when NOT to use garlic, and when to use raw vs. cooked garlic. Order from the Giving & Sharing website,, or send $20 to me for your copy.

Got to spend some more time with Steve Slaton today. Former RB for the Houston texans now playing for Miami and will be a free agent next month.
I owe a lot to Steve as he was the first Texan to get tattooed by me and it opened the door for me to be able to tattoo on my favorite football team.

This trip Steve decided to get an owl on the lower portion of his arm. I wanted to spend time drawing it up for him so I decided to bust out the sharpies and this is what we got done.
This was the drawing session started at 2:30 pm today


And here it is on a tri panel to see the entire drawing was laid out in one setting.
The total drawing time ended up being about 2 hours and 45 minutes.


Thanks to Steve he got some fun shots of me doing my thang.




I’ll post a finished product pic as soon as he comes back in.
We got a lot of the black and gray laid in and totally outlined after 9 hours.
Steve sat like the champ he is and we will be back in the chair in two weeks.
We will be blogging the scene as it unfolds…

Beware of Agent Orange Burgers

posted by Organic consumers org.

Dioxin, a chemical component of the herbicide Agent Orange, is perhaps the most toxic compound synthesized by man. Yet it is still being produced by chemical companies and pesticide manufacturers such as Monsanto, AND dioxin pollution increased 10% in 2010.

Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency is set to release the first part of the dioxin risk assessment it’s been working on since 1985, food industry lobbyists are attempting to block EPA action yet again. Why? The EPA is likely to confirm what the FDA has reported:

“Although dioxins are environmental contaminants, most dioxin exposure occurs through the diet, with over 95% coming through dietary intake of animal fats.”

The food industry doesn’t want you to know that you can easily exceed the daily dioxin limit proposed by the EPA by consuming a single large meal of non-organic animal products. Most of all, the food industry doesn’t want to have to take responsibility for the dioxin contamination. If they did, they would have to submit to common-sense food safety measures, like those embraced by the organic industry, that ban toxic pesticides and slaughterhouse waste from animal feed.

Tell the EPA to release its report on schedule and to not bow down to food industry lobbyists who don’t want us to know what we’re eating. Then watch this video to learn which foods are most likely to contain dioxin.

Take Action & Watch the Video

And, if you haven’t already, please take action on our “Stop Agent Orange Frankencorn” campaign to stop the new generation of genetically engineered crops designed to withstand being drenched with 2,4-D, the 7th-largest source of dioxin pollution in the US.

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45 hand gun tattoo

Posted: January 28, 2012 in tattoos

Got to do this on a walk in today


Got to draw up a Texas redfish.
Had a blast on this one and thanks Andrew for sitting 6 hours so I could finish it
Now I’m off to spend my weekend with my lovely wife



Posted: January 15, 2012 in tattoos
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An estimated 40 million Americans have at least one tattoo somewhere on their body. So who is the country’s preeminent tattoo artist? “Ink Master” is the first-ever tattoo competition series featuring some of the nation’s top tattoo artists on a quest to determine who is the best at their craft and who will win a huge cash prize. Throughout the competition, the artists battle it out in various tattoo challenges that test the artists’ technical skills and on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo on command and be judged by a panel including Navarro, tattoo artists and experts Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo)

Posted: January 9, 2012 in media, resources

J.J. Watt & Pacman Jones Lead Texans To First Playoff Victory Ever
By Richard Connelly

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

JJ Watt’s hands: Worth a number-one draft pick
​A packed, loud and raucous Reliant Stadium crowd saw the highlight of rookie JJ Watt’s life as the defensive lineman’s incredible pick-six led the Texans to a 31-10 playoff win.
Equally helping Houston’s cause was Bengals corner Pacman Jones, who was comically burned on a TJ Yates-to-Andre Johnson TD bomb.

Another star of the game: was the crowd, so noisy that it forced the Bengals into errors that helped limit the Bengals to a mere 10 points.

The whole game was terrific, even through a somewhat dull first half that saw both teams battle nerves and ineptitude on offense.

Now the Texans travel to Baltimore, another team that struggles on offense and tries to dominate on defense.

Watt’s 29-yard TD return after an plucking a pass out of the air as he rushed Cincy QB Andy Dalton gave the Texans the lead for good in the first half.

After that, Johnson all but broke Pacman Jones’s ankles with a double-move on a 40-yard TD pass from Yates; NBC reports Jones went to the sidelines and shoved the team’s D-coordinator out of the way when he tried to talk to him.

Arian Foster, who took the Weird Haircut award away from Barwin Conwin Connor Barwin by shaving the Texans’ logo into his `do, tiptoed and straight-armed his way to a 42-yard TD run that put the game away with five minutes to go.