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Helmet Safety Standards

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As reported by the CBC News today, Canadian skiers and snowboarders are increasingly doing the right thing by wearing a helmet for protection as they hit the slopes. But the CBC points out some of these helmets may not meet Canadian safety standards. This is completely unacceptable! Canadian consumers are counting on the industry to regulate standards. The only helmets that should be sold are ones tested and proven to reduce the risk of head injuries. No "ifs" and or "buts"! To read the entire CBCNews article, please check out this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/21/ski-helments-canadian-safety-rules.html    

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Ouch!

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I recently received an invoice from Getty Images for $1800.00 for 2 images I used on my blog site without realizing they were licensed images. Of course, I removed the photos immediately and replied to Getty Images with the following explanation: I found the 2 images as a result of a deliberate search for royalty-free images, and in a location I genuinely believed was open source/royalty-free. Needless to say, the matter did not end there. This experience has left me feeling extremely vulnerable because it’s becoming increasingly confusing and complicated determining which songs, images, logos, and tag lines are licensed...

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Extreme Sports

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The death of Sarah Burke, Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing, shook up a lot of people. How could this have happened to such a talented young athlete who has done this trick over and over again?  The risk is always there for extreme sports athletes because they are constantly pushing the boundaries and Sarah knew it. Sarah’s coach described her as an innovator. “She was always one to stand in the face of adversity and say, ‘Why not?’” said Peter Judge, head of a national freestyle group. “Innovators don’t accept limits and that is how the limits are breached.”...

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BUYER BEWARE!

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Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical. Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria. Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides. Chinese cooking oil contaminated with high levels of aflatoxin. Cosmetics containing chemical toxins. Toothpaste with diethylene glycol. Melamine laced pet food. DMF (dimethyl fumarate) found in the leather sofas. Lead paint used in the manufacture of toys. The list goes on and on. The above toxic products are imported in to North America from China. How many more dangerous products are coming in that we don't even know about? In the US alone, there were...

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