Thursday, October 29, 2009

God, Homosexuality, Rape, and Murder

So I recently received two new comments on a video I have on YouTube. I saw these messages after, I got a loooooooooooong detailed message in my inbox about homosexuality and God allegedly hating gays. Now I respect your opinion as long as you don't insult me and you TRY to be intelligent about it. The message I got was more intelligent than the actual comment one of the users posted. Both comments stated the most ridiculous comparisons. First, they stated that there was no such thing as "bi-curious" or "bi-sexual". Fine, I can understand that, for I know a lot of people don't think there is such a thing. However, they went on to compare homosexuality and bi-curiosity to violent crimes such as murder and rape. What the fuck is wrong with you!?

To compare a victimless act to horrendous crimes is disgusting. As a Christian, I know that homosexuality is considered wrong. However, I have plenty of friends who are homosexual. God tells us to love one another, from what I do know about the Bible it doesn't say "make an exception for gays and hate them."

A sin is a sin, but I don't believe you can evaluate all sins on the same scale. I was watching "Lock Up" the other day, and a man who was on death row had found God along with another who was serving 25 years to life. No offense, sometimes I am a bit skeptical about jailbird preachers, but I do believe it is possible to find God and repent despite your horrible actions. However, these two inmates said the dumbest things. The death row inmate said that God viewed stealing a cracker as the same level of sinning to taking a human life. Like I said, I get that a sin is a sin, but I find it hard to believe that God would evaluate both sins equally.

The second inmate said that the family he murdered did not die in vain, because he found God in prison and was getting his act together. I will let you think on that one, cause I was revolted by that dumb ass statement.

People view life differently as well as Christianity. But some people seem to hide behind religion and using it as their shield to justify their stupidity and inhumane actions.

I believe God is forgiving, but I'm not going to pretend that I know what God will think come my judgment day or what he will do to a homosexual and a serial killer. I wish some people would stop trying to read into God's psyche and just live THEIR life they way they believe is morally right.

What do you think?
Check out the video and read the comments (feel free to leave a comment).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rogaine at 21!?

Hey ya'll! So if you have seen my newest YouTube video, you have learned my secret. I use Rogaine! So I wanted to provide ya'll with some information.

I curently have a bald patch on the nape of my neck. While I am unsure of the exact reason it is there, I have quite a few theories:

-Damage from home relaxer
-A professional hairdresser who left the relaxer on too long

While I do have a dominate place of baldness, I do have other areas that have thinned out. I have tried Rogaine before but was really about taking it every day. This time around, I have been really good about taking it twice a day, every like the box instructs. Whilte they tell you that it may be a while before you see noticeable growth, about two months in I already see a difference. I'm sure there are other factors, but I think Rogaine is a dominating factor. Check out my video to see where my starting point was:

Eventually, I will show you where I am in a few months.

So what is Minoxidil?

According to Wikipedia:
Minoxidil (trade names Rogaine and Regaine) is a vasodilator medication known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. It is available over the counter for treatment of androgenic alopecia, among other baldness treatments, but measurable changes disappear within months after discontinuation of treatment.

Minoxidil was first used exclusively as an oral drug (trade name Loniten) to treat high blood pressure. It was, however, discovered to have an interesting side-effect: the ability to reverse or slow down the balding process. Upjohn Corporation produced a topical solution that contained 2% minoxidil to be used to treat baldness and hair loss, under the brand name Rogaine in the United States and Canada, and Regaine in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Treatments usually include a 5% concentration solution that is designed for men, whereas the 2% concentration solutions are designed for women. The patent on minoxidil expired on February 13, 1996.[1]

In 2007 a new foam-based formulation of 5% minoxidil was shown to be as effective as the liquid-based treatment for male pattern baldness.[2]

As a drug to combat hair loss, the most common side effect is itchy scalp. Alcohol present in topical preparations may dry the scalp, resulting in dandruff.[6] Side-effects of oral minoxidil may include swelling of the face and extremities, rapid and irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, cardiac lesions, and focal necrosis of the papillary muscle and subendocardial areas of the left ventricle.[7] There have been cases of allergic reactions to minoxidil or the non-active ingredient propylene glycol, which is found in some forms of topical Rogaine.

Ironically, hair loss is a common side-effect of minoxidil treatment.[8]. Manufacturers note minoxidil induced hair loss is a common side effect and describe the process as 'shedding'. Although this phenomena demonstrates minoxidil is indeed affecting hair follicles, manufacturers offer no guarantee the new hair loss will be replaced with hair growth.

Minoxidil products involve contact with hair strands, which may cause problems with hair styling since minoxidil must be in an alcohol solution. To keep the minoxidil solution from affecting normal hair styling applications, it can be washed out after at least 40 minutes, although this will decrease the hair regrowth effect. For maximum effect, the solution should be in contact with the scalp for four hours before being washed out. If the solution is not a problem, hair styling devices can be used as soon as the minoxidil solution has dried.

Minoxidil solutions are sold under many brand names. Many high priced as well as generic brands of minoxidil regrowth solutions exist and do not differ in their active ingredient or concentration (except differing versions within each brand).

So far I have yet to see a negative side to the product. When I get my hair relaxed, I apply Rogaine hours before I get the relaxer. I usually wait about 48 hours before I start reusing the product again.

Check out Rogaine's website if you would like more information.

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