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Hello fellow Baby Boomers…

For those who did not notice that I am not posting on this site.

Please follow me to my new host…I am up and running!

http://www.BabyBoomerAdvisorClub.com
This is your offical invitation!

Southern smiles and world peace,
Sharon
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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For those who did not notice that I am not posting on this site.

Please follow me to my new host…I am up and running!

http://www.BabyBoomerAdvisorClub.com
This is your offical invatation!

Southern smiles and world peace,
Sharon
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Hello Baby Boomer, readers and friends…

I hope you have missed me as much as I have missed talking to you’all…

I want to thank you for making the Baby Boomer Queen a success. When we hit 100,000 people, we decided it was time for a change.

We have changed the format and server [host] and are now on a slightly elevated blog level. At least I think so…but then again…I am a new blogger…so, what do I actually know…LOL!
I do hope you will come and join us at our new address.

http://www.BabyBoomerAdvisorClub.com

Please bear with me…as you know, I am spelling, typing and computer challenged!

I hope to see and hear from you soon!

Smiles and world peace,
Sharon
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Drop me a line when you get there!

A Late Night Post…

“I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but in Iraq, the Shiite has hit the fan. … This war going on between a powerful Shiite militia and the Iraqi army, which is a powerful Shiite militia. It’s so violent that Baghdad and five other cities now are in complete lockdown. No one can go on the streets. So, if you’re a Republican looking for a photo-op to show how peaceful it is, now is a good time.”
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Thank you Bill Maher
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UK’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital

LONDON, England, Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, was admitted to hospital on Friday with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth in 1947.

The 86 year old prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was taken to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London for assessment, the palace said, and all of his weekend engagements have been canceled. No further details were available.

The Prince was seen in public last week during French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s state visit to the UK.

He was due to join the Queen on a royal visit to Devon and Cornwall in southwestern England next week, as well as attending two functions at Windsor Castle. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace told the UK’s Press Association that none of his engagements next week has been canceled.

Prince Philip was born into the Greek royal family in 1921, only to be smuggled out of Greece a year later aboard a British Royal Navy vessel after the king of Greece, Constantine I, his uncle, was forced to abdicate amid political instability.

A great~great grandson of Queen Victoria and a descendant of the Danish royal family, he served in the Royal Navy during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant.

In 1947, he married Queen Elizabeth, then heir to the throne, renouncing his Greek royal title to become a naturalized British citizen. Following Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne in 1952 he gave up his naval career to support her, in her royal duties.

Prince Philip is the patron of about 800 organizations and was the first president of the World Wildlife Fund. The prince has been a staunch defender of the royal establishment, turning against members of the family who have damaged its reputation.

Philip is not without controversy, however. He is renowned for making what some regard as inappropriate comments and was accused of insensitive remarks after the shooting of school children in Dunblane, Scotland, in 1996.

Conspiracy theorists have blamed him for having a role in Princess Diana’s death in 1997, although the judge at the inquest said this week there was no evidence to support that accusation.


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Thank you CNN News

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What do you think Royal Readers…Baby Boomers…did Prince Phillip have a hand in Princess Di’s MURDER!?!?!?!?!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Hello Baby Boomers…

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but especially since I have Lupus, I have more aches and pains then Carter has LIVER PILLS!

I am afraid to sleep near humans, as I snore (the dog doesn’t seem to mind, thank goodness!).

And I was tossing and turning so much at night that I woke up tired every morning.

I was afraid to answer personal ads as all said…”no baggage” and the bags under my eyes were definitely weekenders!

I knew that waking up with lower back pain was a sleeping issue

849288196_4adecd12a4_m.jpg Pressure points from a FLAT BED.
849288172_eeabea8ecc_m.jpg Pressure points from an adjustable bed.

MY problem was that I had a FLAT BED.

I didn’t know this until I started talking a friend about my hideous sleep/bed problems. She sells Contour Beds. So, guess what I now own…you got it, a CONTOUR BED.

It has been two weeks already and even though it takes about a month to get used to any new bed…I LOVE MINE…I hate to get out of it as it relieves pressure on my whole body.

I am sleeping better, snoring less, I am hardly tossing and turning, there is less pressure on my kidneys heart and lungs from sleeping on my side, better circulation, that weekender baggage under my eyes has already turned into an over night valise, just to name a few.

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Even my dog likes it…the vibrator and wave motion scared her at first but now when she hears it turn on…she comes over to join in the relaxation!

I hear it has over a 1000 positions…but, I haven’t tried them all out yet…

I thought that you would like to hear about my NONFLAT bed experience and read some neat information about it.

Baby Boomers…you have got to have one of these beds.

You know how to contact me if you need more information…
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
By the By…I do have Queen sized bed!

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Sleeping and lying down is the only time in which complete relaxation were experienced by the body. We all know that pain and aching are lessened in the muscles, ligaments and the spine. Moreover, anyone suffering from a back injury or chronic pain needs to have good quality, comfortable sleep in order to help in the healing process and to ease discomfort.

Adjustable beds are not the extravagance they once used to be. This are not only for the aged and infirm either. Adjustable beds are for you and me. I know, because I have one. It was the best investment I ever made. If you seriously want a good nights sleep or to ease pain and discomfort a Contour bed is the ticket!

My adjustable bed is my special retreat where I spend time reflecting, sharing time with my loved one, reading a good book, and even watching the occasional DVD and TV. I put a stop to the frustrating battle with an unmanageable stack of pillows {I used to sleep with 7 pillows} that would linger longer, and put an end to my sore neck and lower back pain. My adjustable bed was so successful, that I began to notice reduced tension, strain, soreness. I really achieved a quality nights sleep; something, which had eluded me for years.

1286540115_842bd5868f_m.jpg I can’t think of ANYTHING you can’t do in a Contour bed.

Best of all, my adjustable bed was an affordable luxury, and I am convinced that it is a piece of furniture that everyone deserves to own. Especailly if you are like me and have heath issues that need to be addressed!

How does an adjustable bed work, you ask???

Adjustable beds, sometimes referred to as the semi~fowler or fetal position bed, can be altered to many varied positions. Sleeping slightly inclined gives comfort to many people with back problems. With the upper body slightly elevated and additional support to the knees at a slight angle, this position eases some stress off the lower back. It provides support to the spinal curves and lightens the pressure over the entire body.

At the touch of a button, an adjustable bed can be transformed into many relaxing and comfortable positions, which will support your head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, thighs, legs, and feet. Your muscles shall relax and local blood circulation in your legs is unimpaired and may be increased by simply elevating your legs with the tap of a finger on your hand control.

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Your body’s weight is comfortably distributed so you are able to breathe easily. The relaxing contoured positions you are able to assume allow you to remain on your back all night long.

To relax and sleep in the most comfortable position of all, the semi~fowler or fetal position, just touch a button and adjust yourself to contour into shape. Many people told researchers that they slept in recliner lounges in this position before they got their adjustable bed because it was actually more comfortable than their ordinary ‘FLAT BED’.

Your adjustable bed will provide comfortable sleeping in a slightly inclined position compared to lying flat on your regular flat mattress. There are many back conditions, which can be eased up to give more relief to people in the following situations.

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    I concider Contour Beds to be recreational beds as well…
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    Spinal Stenosis

Most people with this back problem find more comfort by bending forward rather than standing upright. Unfortunately, flat mattresses provide the least comfort compared to sleeping inclined on an adjustable bed.

    Degenerative spondylolisthesis

An adjustable bed will reduce the pain and discomfort in the lower back and provide comfortable and restful sleep during the night.

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    Osteoarthritis

This back impediment is accompanied by pain, stiffness and aching. An adjustable bed offers better support by lessening density and compression in the joints.

    Back surgery

Patients agreed that they felt more comfort using an adjustable bed in contrast to a flat mattress following lower back surgery.

WHY do you think all HOSPITALS have adjustable beds, in every room?
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THIS BED IS GROOVY!

This is my testimonial and review on Contour Beds. No one stuck bamboo sticks under my nails OR threatened me with tofu [I hate tofu].
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
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Thank you ArticleSender and Mei Dela Cruz
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King slaying stained Memphis for years…

2209074400_9cf42be901_m.jpg The Motel when Dr King was slain.

In MEMPHIS, Tenn., Joe Warren dropped his head to his hands, sobbing as he remembered back 40 years to the bitter garbage workers strike that drew Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis and to his death.

Warren, 86, was one of the 1,300 black sanitation workers who walked off the job in 1968 with a strike that tore at the foundation of the city’s white only rule.

“They talked to you like you were a dog, and they worked you like a dog,” he said, his shoulders trembling. “But I couldn’t find a job nowhere else.”

The 65 day strike for the right to unionize ended with a victory for the workers. But King’s assassination stained this Southern city for years, limiting its prosperity and hurting its reputation worldwide.

“It took a decade of growth out of the Memphis regional economy,” said David Ciscel, a University of Memphis economist. “It was a time of fairly rapid growth in the South, and it was a time when Atlanta and Nashville kind of left us behind. People just didn’t want to associate with us.”

The city’s fortunes eventually improved, thanks largely to a young cargo airline named Federal Express that in the early 1980s showed that Memphis could still be a good place to do business. The airline grew into today’s FedEx Corp.

“It rescued Memphis,” Ciscel said.

The sanitation strike and King’s assassination made clear to blacks and whites alike that “the old plantation mentality had to be dumped,” said Michael Honey, author of “Going Down Jericho Road,” a history of the Memphis strike and King’s struggle for economic justice for the poor.

In the 1960s, close to 60 percent of black families in Memphis lived in poverty, Honey said, and few jobs other than manual labor were open to blacks.

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Today the city has a poverty rate of nearly 24 percent overall, almost twice the national figure, and 30 percent among black residents.

But the good jobs, in government and the private sector, are no longer reserved for whites. Memphis, which was 40 percent black in the 1960s, is now more than 60 percent black. It has had a black mayor since 1991.

The strike began in February 1968 after two sanitation workers were crushed by a trash compactor when they climbed in a garbage truck to get out of the rain.

The accident was blamed on faulty equipment, but it inflamed tensions that had festered for years over low wages, poor working conditions and racist treatment of black workers by white superiors.

The garbage workers had to wrestle with tubs and cans of all shapes and sizes, some so heavy it took two or three men to lift them. In the sweltering Memphis summers, the containers were prime breeding grounds for maggots that tumbled onto the workers.

“You’d have to tie a rag around your head to keep them from going down your back. That’s rough work, but you couldn’t say anything or they’d fire you,” Warren said. “We were men, but they treated us like boys.”

Pay ranged from $1.65 to $1.85 an hour for garbage crew members, just above the federal minimum wage of $1.60. Workers got no breaks or overtime pay and could be sent home without full pay when it rained. White supervisors drew full pay, rain or shine.

Looking back on the indignities endured by the workers still brings tears to Warren’s eyes, but the pain is softened by memories of organizing the strike and taking to the streets under the banner “I Am A Man.”

“I had a sign on my front and my back,” he said, “and I was walking around saying, ‘I am a man. I ain’t going to be quiet no more.'”

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King was cut down April 4 by a rifle slug that tore through his jaw and spine as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray, a petty criminal and prison escapee, pleaded guilty to the murder. He died in prison in 1998.

After King’s death, with the National Guard patrolling the streets, worried Memphis residents began calling for an end to racial hostilities.

“In the beginning, there was chaos,” said Fred Davis, one of three newly elected blacks on the 13 member city council in 1968. “But it brought people together who had never talked to each other to try to deal with a community problem.”

Twelve days after King’s death, the strike ended with the city council recognizing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees as the workers’ union. The workers got a pay raise of 15 cents an hour, promotions based on seniority and the right to file on~-the~job grievances.

Though King’s killer was not from Memphis, the city was seen by much of the rest of the world as a cultural backwater responsible for the murder.

“People in Memphis have always been pretty sensitive of what outsiders think,” said history professor Charles Crawford of the University of Memphis. “It caused a deliberate change, maybe not in the true feelings of a lot of people, but at least in the expressions of them. The black community could see the collapsing of resistance to their aspirations.”

The National Civil Rights Museum opened at the Lorraine in 1991 after private citizens saved it from foreclosure and demolition. It is now a tourist attraction and a shrine to the civil rights movement.

“Most people say the assassination, set the city back hugely in terms of economic development and tourism and all that,” said Honey, the author, who is also a professor of labor and civil rights studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

“They’re now trying to turn that minus into a plus by acknowledging what happened and trying to highlight the history of the black freedom movement.”

For many people, Memphis has become “kind of hallowed ground,” Honey added. “It’s a place where important things happened and people want to connect to that.”

2208278331_4ddf44cf96_m.jpg Boarding house across the street from the Lorraine Motel where James Earl Ray fired the shot that killed Dr. King

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Thank you AP News and WOODY BAIRD, Associated Press Writer
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How many of you, red, yellow, black or white could work in these kind of conditions and still feel like a human being…I applaud those of you who fought for your basic human rights and those of your families.

So much tragedy, so many gone, some long gone.

Memphis will be remembered for Dr. King, Dallas forever for President Kennedy and NY for 911.

World peace, should start at home.
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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