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Old thread that never gets old>>The Ron Paul Insider SECRET Thread ... UPDATE #13 Just in!

UPDATE.....this thread has turned out to be a gem of info. Thanks to all who have added stuff. I have read every one of your comments....they are all golden. Anybody out their in any other field of work, please add more SECRETS! I just found another one for roof Moss... I will add it as #9.
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THIS WILL BE the most important thread of your life....You understand stuff that I don't know...right??? I have secrets that you don't know? Right? Well.....Show me yours.....and I will do the same.......this is the RP show it all thread...
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One of my favorite sayings is "You don't know what you don't know." Right? Well, this will be the "Insider Secret" Ron Paul thread. I will tell you a few secrets that I know...and hopefully you can add to the thread and give us some hints on how to save money. I have hundreds of secrets...and I will add them as I see fit in trade for yours. Here are a few of mine...ready.
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#1 Home Depot......If you set up a contractors account...you get 10% Off forever. You don't have to be a contractor...just say you want to set up a contractors account. Also, if you are in the military, or know somebody in the military...they will give you an EXTRA 10% off Forever. So set up a contractors account with somebody from the military and boom...20% Off on every purchase...I use it all the time. This works at LOWES also. If they give you any trouble...just say (The other Store) was going to do it....Done!
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#2 PAINT.....I know it sounds crazy...but after buying and remodeling home after home this is one of the little secrets that will save you a sh*t load of time and money. Never use paint from Home Depot or Loews. I only use Miller. This paint is the bad boy. It costs more up front..but saves you a fortune in the end. One coat done. NOTE: I do not work for nor am I associated with Miller Paint...LOL. This Paint is the best. You will not believe the difference. It goes on smooth....and it is so thick and has all of the right stuff to make the room perfect. You will buy 4 TIMES the paint in the BEHR brand to try and cover a room because it is so bad. I have done it. Coat after coat...nightmare. Miller paint.....there is a reason why they have stores that sell just paint! Try it...it is a dream. Also....spend the extra money on good brushes and rollers.....same thing. You get what you pay for. If you buy the right brush....you don't even have to tape off the molding or corners because the brush is so accurate. Do some research.
UPDATE: I have been painting and staining and I was told to buy the best brush I could. I bought a $28 Purdy Paint brush. As I was checking out...I was thinking "If this thing does not work like my friend says it does..I am bringing it right back." I have never spent $28 on a paint brush...are you kidding me? Well....I am humbled. I will never buy another garbage paint brush ever. No streaks, No lines, you can cut lines like a pro. No bristles falling out...I mean this is HEAVEN. I take good care of this baby...I already forgot to clean one of these and it sat out over night...RUINED. I was so pissed. You have to try one of these brushes. It saves you so much time and looks infinitely better than a cheese ball brush....try it.
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#3 Insurance......I understand this will not work for some people...but it worked for me. My sister told me about Triple "A" car insurance. I was with Progressive and Allstate and I thought I was getting good rates. NOTE you must be a Triple A member which I am because my Dad gets it for me every year for Christmas. My sister was bragging so much about how much she saved on Car and Home Insurance I had to call. I called and gave them all of my info....they came back with quotes of Twice the coverage at 1/2 the price. This call saved me $3500 on my homes and all other Insurance with twice the coverage.
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#4 Electronics....NEVER buy electronic items over the net. I own an electronics store and we see people getting burned every day. If you buy from a local store...you have a full warranty. If you see a cheap price on the Net on something you want, just print it out and bring it to the store. The store will either match the price or come close to it and you have a full warranty. Give them a chance...you will be surprised how willing they are to work with you.
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#5 Any Traffic Ticket....Always plead "Not Guilty" and force the officer to come in for the ticket. 60% of the time the officer will not show up and the ticket is dismissed. If the officer shows up, you have lost nothing and you argue your case and deal with it. Roll the dice...the odds are in your favor. And remember.....With any traffic ticket the goal is to get it DISMISSED, not to have the fine reduced. The actual cost of the ticket is nothing compared to 3 years of increased Insurance rates. Think about it.....1 speeding ticket can double your Insurance for 3 years...Yikes.

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#6 Credit Cards..
Credit Cards can harm you if you are not careful, but if you use them correctly...they are one of the biggest form of protection you can ever have. I wrote an entire book on this subject, and I am going to give you this secret right now. Credit Cards require all merchants to sign a dealer agreement requiring that ME as a seller to YOU as a customer takes care of you. Most consumers have no clue about what I am going top tell you. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO DEBIT CARDS. As a store owner...I have learned the hard way on this one...and then used it to my advantage...are you ready......
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Any time you make a purchase of over $100 or more..make sure you use a CREDIT CARD. The reason for this is for you to be covered in the event that the product or service fails you. To make it really clear...here is how it works. If you pay with your credit card, you just protected yourself 100%. Free Insurance. If you pay with cash...you are done. Even if a Store has a NO REFUND policy....Credit Cards over ride that if you are not happy. Here is the policy that I HAD TO SIGN as a store owner...(Paraphrased). In the merchant Agreement that I sign as a store owner, I have to agree to make all "Card Holders" happy. If they are not "Happy" then I have to agree to the fact that the credit card company at any time can take the money out of my account and refund it to the customer to be able to continue taking that card. THIS IS HUGE. YOU have a responsibility FIRST. In your credit card agreement that you have never read states: YOU MUST MAKE 1 valid attempt to resolve your dispute with the merchant. So go into the store...tell them your problem...if they tell you to "Kick Rocks", just call your credit card company and tell them you have a "DISPUTE". The credit card company has authorization to take the money from the store and give it back to you. YES this is true. It happens that fast. The Credit Card company stands behind you...not the store. Credit card companies do work for you.........

#7 This is a Big One. Arguments!!
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If you can follow this simple rule you will never end up in a full blown argument or ever get in a fight. It is so simple but most people don't, or won't do it. Also, this technique will not work if you are with someone who just thrives on conflict.
When you have a disagreement with somebody and you can see that the potential for an argument or fight is their just try and take a step back (mentally) and verbally ask the other person this simple question..."I see you are passionate about your position, what is the end result that you would like to achieve to make you happy." or some variation of this.
A normal person will stop all arguing and be silent for a moment because logic is very difficult to comprehend in the begging stages of an argument. Then they will tell you what they want...and usually it is something so minute that it is no problem. If it is something that you can not do...at least you have halted the argument and can try and solve the problem. Now realize that there are those people that are too quick to react...and when you say this they may explode on you because either the argument has gotten to far along, or they are one of those people that just can't stop fighting. I use this technique with my girlfriend, friends, family....once you get used to it....it is great.
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#8 STOP PROCRASTINATION This Works...
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I have to give full credit to TONY ROBBINS for this one. I learned this technique 20 years ago with his tape cassette program (Now CD) Personal Power. This little technique is called the "CAN" technique. Like I "CAN" do it. It works on Everything...Here we go.
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C.A.N.
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First you have the letter "C" which stands for "Clarity"...get clear on what you want and understand what the end result is that you want to achieve.
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Second is the letter "A". This letter stands for "ACTION". What action do you need to take right now to get closer to your goal?
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Last...the Letter "N" which is the most important letter. It stands for "NOTICE". You need to notice whether your action is working. If the action is not working then change the action....notice whether that is working....if not...change the action again. It is a simple process that will get you to your goal.
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Tony also tells you of a trick that speeds up the process so you never have to reinvent the wheel. Success leaves clues, so all you have to do is copy somebody else. Very simple.
Lets go through it....say you want to lose 20 pounds. Well, find somebody who has lost 20 pounds and has kept it off for years, do exactly what they did and get the same results. That simple.
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Again....many people hope to make more money....How has that worked out for them? So lets say you want to make more money...
Find somebody who is living the life you think you want. Talk to them, find out what they did or are doing, do the same actions, reap the same reward. It is simple.
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#9 Roof Moss
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First...the safe way to get rid of it is with Oxygen Bleach. Just buy some, mix with water and use a weed sprayer to apply. It is safe for you and the environment. This kills the moss and then you just sweep it off.
To prevent moss from ever coming on your roof again...You need to put a small copper strip under the first lair of shingles with the copper hanging out 3 to 4 inches. As the rain hits the copper...little particles of copper flow down your roof and moss will never grow again. Pretty cool. Here is the video where I found this....GOLDEN!!! ( I found this while dealing with my moss problem on roof_)
http://www.askthebuilder.com/Roof_Moss_Video.shtml
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I am remodeling my Kitchen and was looking for under counter lights as well as above counter lights and I stumbled upon an entire new breed of lights that are incredible. I first found these lights in a local contractors store....and they started at $58 each light....and went up from there. I hate to say this...."I am a China whore" I went to ebay and started doing my searches and have ordered some samples. Well...what I got BLEW ME AWAY!! I ordered these LED under counter lights that actually swivel 45 degree angles....THEY ARE AMAZING....and are better than the ones I found locally for $58 each. They are so bright it is insane...they have to be put on a dimmer. Here is the link...
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-1W-LED-Recessed-Ceiling-Down-Cabinet-L...

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Then I ordered these as a sample......and these you have to be careful.....they are like a spotlight they are so bright....I have never seen anything this bright in such a small package...these would be perfect for lighting a home on solar power...I am going to use these in my hall way and outside under my soffits outside ....NOTE all of these lights come with a step down transformer from 110 to 12V dc.

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LED Lighting is the way to go....

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#11 Photobucket.com
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Now many people here might use another site...but I found this one simple and easy for me. Simple sign up and Simple to use. This site for FREE allows you to upload and store all of your photos and videos. Sure nice if you have a crash!
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This is a good one.....Lowes and Home Depot are always in a battle for your business right? Well you can go on Ebay and buy 10% off or more Lowes coupons that work at Home Depot for a couple bucks! Type in "Lowes" but be careful and be picky. Watch the expiration dates, and be wise! I am using these like crazy. Stack that on your Home Depot 10% Military Discount and your Contractors discount and your ???? discount....here is another 10% it works!
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Solid State Hard Drives......well....hard drives were the only thing lagging most computers. This is the Ultimate Bottleneck in EVERY computer. It has moving parts, and uses magnetic media to store files. Well, I just stepped up to the Solid State Hard Drives. The price has come down...and I do video editing so I wanted to give them a try. I bought 4-64 Gig Drives and they are installed in a RAID configuration. You can look that up if you don't know...and OMG....talk about INCREDIBLE. Windows 7 boots up in seconds. All programs have ZERO lag. Dragging and dropping huge video files is like copy and paste of a paragraph. And if you are a gamer.....well...you will be the first to enter any game online because these drives are so fast. You actually have to sit and wait for other players while you are by yourself...like COD Black Ops. I have been kicked out of rooms because they think I am cheating. These drives make everything on your machine run like water flowing in a huge river.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-Memory-MZ-5PA064%2fUS-64GB-SATA-...



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Thanks

Great list...

Thank you to all who answered my antivirus question

Alas, it was too late for me, as I could do nothing on my pc. So I tried to restart it, and it wouldn't even get on windows. I had to restore to factory new, losing everything of course. Good thing I remembered the address of the daily paul :). As soon as I get my most important programs reinstalled, I will be doing all of your suggestions, cept the buying of a mac, (no money), to prevent that again. Whew, what a trip that was.

How PCs get infected, and how one can prevent it

  1. We use Windows
    Not only is Windows (incl Win 7) an unsecure OS, it is also the biggest target for hackers (as Windows is used by the most people).

    Solution: Use a Mac or Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com).
    If all you do with your pc is surf and read email, then you will probably be fine with Ubuntu. It's free (or nearly so), and you can 1st try it out by booting from an Ubuntu "live cd". You can also install it in it's own disk partition along side windows (NOT to be done by a novice). Prior to installing over an existing OS, assure that your "peripherals" (printers, etc) work ok, and that you have backed up ALL files/data of interest (e.g. documents, email addresses, bookmarks, etc).

  2. We use Windows, but fail to keep it updated
    Many Windows updates address recently-discovered security vulnerabilities. And once these are made public, hackers quickly develop & issue attacks that exploit these vulnerabilities.

    Solution: Enable Automatic-Update, so as to get updates ASAP.
  3. We view a web page that contains a virus
    Web pages normally contain text, formatting info, and images (static stuff). But they may also contain little programs (or "scripts") written in languages like javascript, java, flash, ajax, etc. And it's these pgms that can infect your computer (IF your browser allows them to run). Some are within ads, so even legitimate sites can unknowingly host these viruses.

    Solution:
    Do NOT use Internet Explorer (many viruses exploit IE-specific vulnerabilities). Instead, use FIREFOX, and install the "add-on" called "NOSCRIPT". NOSCRIPT blocks ALL scripts/programs, unless you specifically enable them for that site. But don't forget that it's installed, lest you will get very confused/aggravated when some sites don't look or operate as expected (click the "OPTIONS" button to enable scripts when desired).
  4. We run a pgm that contains a virus
    Solutions:
    1. Download pgms only from reputable sites.
    2. When you click a link to a pgm that you wish to run, select "download" (NOT "run"). Then scan the downloaded file with an anti-virus pgm (e.g. "AVAST!", "AVG", "PC TOOLS ANTI-VIRUS", etc). If it's an installer, also scan the installed directory prior to running the installed pgm.
    3. If your browser ever displays a prompt to install "required" software or an update to same (eg "this site requires a flash update"), do NOT click the link to install it (it could be pointing you to a FAKE LINK). Instead, Google the product name so as to find the vendor's actual site. Then install it from there.

  5. We click that Anna Kournikova email attachment (from a "friend")
    Attachments can contain viruses. And if your friend's pc is infected, it can send emails on it's own. So don't assume that your friend actually sent it.

    Solutions:
    1. Do NOT use Outlook to read your email. There have been Outlook-specific viruses that were triggered by simply reading an email ! Instead, use Thunderbird or a web site for email.
    2. Move the mouse over the link in the email. A status line will then display the real link (vs its description). If the file name ends with is .JPG, .JPEG, or .TXT, then it's safe to click. Else, do NOT click it until you verify with the sender.
    3. Scan the attachment with an anti-virus pgm.
      btw, most such pgms do this automatically when your email is downloaded.

Bunch of really good

Bunch of really good suggestions. The biggest being DON'T RUN WINDOWS!

The Mozilla plug isn't really helpful though as malware exists for Mozilla just as much so as IE. Just this week's CERT vulnerability summary shows multiple Mozilla exploits:

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB10-298.html

And the truth of the matter, is 'Malware 3.0' won't be dependent upon the OS anyway. The future will be hardware based and data-center based attacks. Intel has already had an incident where malware infected one of it's servers and their acquisition of McAfee only verifies that the company is taking a hardware based approach to malware.

One of these days, these guys are going to figure out how to target the firmware of the hardware and when that happens, current AV won't be able to touch it. I've been saying for a while, whenever the hackers can figure out how to infect my Comcast router so that they can sniff all incoming and outgoing traffic -- we're all fukd. No AV product can even see that device, let alone remove code from it.

The real truth of the matter.... the bad guys are winning.

Thanks,

for this info.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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http://channelsurfing.net/ for free internet TV.
I watch all PPV events plus all news channels as well as HGTV, and the movie channels aren't bad.

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Thanks for the websites!!

I used channel surfing to watch World Cup Games over the summer.

Cheers,

TimB

cool sites

Wow

I work with an Antivirus company

I work with an antivirus company as a research analyst. As a sad truth, none of the AV companies out there are too good at removing virus's. Some are better than others, but everyone is struggling with the self-replicating, polymorphic virus's and personally I don't use any AV program on my home computer. Due to the intense instructions and monitoring of the AV Engines, most computers come to a screeching halt when an AV product is installed.

What I've learned to do is use two different computers so that I'm not forced to run AV. The main computer uses Windows and allows for games and other windows based programs. We don't use this box for any sensitive or financial transactions and therefore we don't have an antivirus client. The other computer uses Ubuntu and is used for all our sensitive type work. If the windows box gets infected, I can format with ease and ENSURE complete removal.

If you do need Antivirus, there are several free products out there. Malwarebytes is OK, but I personally prefer the Avira or AVG scanners. They are also free and detect and can remove more than malwarebytes.

Avira: http://www.free-av.com/
AVG: http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Unsure about a file and want to scan it against lots of antivirus companies before running the file?

Go to: http://www.virustotal.com

and scan your file against 30+ different AV companies. You could also use:

http://www.scanner2.novirusthanks.org

What are your thoughts about

What are your thoughts about Panda's free Cloud Antivirus product? http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/

I used AVG for a short time and was using Avira for a while as well. But I switched to cloud antivirus after learning how it works. I like the concept, however, it's hard to know how good Panda's cloud av is when I know what not to click (etc) and never run into virus problems.

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Try Yapta for...

traking the price of a flight(s). This is a free website. First you search for your flight(s). It will display the cost of the flight. Then you can either purchase the ticket or chose to track the price. Yapta will send you e-mails everytime the price changes (up or down).

Malware bytes is free

and was recommended to me by a former Geek Squad guy :)

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My PC has spyware or virus infection.

Can anyone steer me to a freeware antispyware/virus program to get rid of it? I tried downloading AVG twice but it won't install on my pc. Thanks

see reply above. Tried to

see reply above. Tried to reply to your comment but it just created a new comment.

O.K.

Way to much.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Not ssure if these are worth posting but whatever

To the MEN out there - if youre living in the US, chances are high you were circumsized. Curiously, its possible to REGROW that skin with non-surgical stretching techniques. youll never get your lost nerve cells back but the reported gains of sensation is extremely significant. Are you soon to give birth to a healthy baby boy? REFUSE to circumcise him if you care anything for his future sexual/psychological health and development. Its not going to give him cancer.

Never use medicated shampoo again - use some apple cider vinegar instead. If you have issues with dry scalp and flaking, this will moisten your scalp and tingle the same way medicated shampoos do. If you rinse the vinegar out sparsely, it also works doubly as a mild hair fixative (like hair gel).

Cat constantly vomiting? I have a cat that puked multiple times a day, was afraid i had to put it down... Until i realized unlike dogs/humans, theyre natural carnivores. Stopped feeding him food dyed filler junk (corn and wheat) brands from the supermarket, and no more 'pounce' treats. Not a day of vomiting since, not even hairballs. (also the food dye in those things can permanently stain your carpets)

Sick with something? Going to the Doctor? Ask him how many nutrition courses (s)he took in med school. Most doctors dont know 2 bits about it! Poor nutrition and lack of exercise can account for the vast majority of modern medicine's influx of one-off and even chronic diseases. No one makes money off of curing your 'illnesses' - only when they make you think theyre curing it.

if i can think of more ill post.

water everywhere:

That is cool, but there are springs in Idaho.

Hot, cold, warm, you are probably within 50 miles of a spring everywhere in the state, yet the map shows none. There are entire books about Idaho's springs... lol!

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

fishy, u r fortunate!

you actually have whole books about the springs in idaho...not so here along the mid atlantic.
i imagine idahoans fall into two categories:
1-those that have always KNOWN about the abundant array of springs and
2-those that NEVER read anything and are currently clueless about alternate water sources or the healthy benefits of drinking the natural stuff.
if you were to make a general 'contribution' (NOTmonetary) to the 'find a spring' site for the 'state' of natural water in the state of idaho, like confirm a few springs near you, maybe add a few pics.. i am sure it would be most welcome..especially for the growing number of category 2: a few budding patriots may need to be led...to water, so to speak.

on that note, as long as i have been filtering & hauling bottled water and avoiding the toxic crap i have been so aware of in tap water..it was THIS site that woke me up to the possibility of having an alternative!
duh.
we are all on the road, just not at the same place & time.
:)
peace.

I am!

The books are about the hot springs, Alaska is the only state with more of them. They are a DELIGHT, but not so tasty. I have 3 drinking springs in my general area that I try to get to as often as I can, but I still drink way too much highly questionable H2O.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Thanks !!!

This is a very good thread and people have a lot of good things to add.

I have learned some good things here.

cheers,

donvino

Colloidal silver, Grape fruit seed extract & Oil of oregano

I have found (with my dogs) that all three of these are functional replacement for antibiotics.

research on your own for usage.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Can you help me

on the Collodial Silver. What is the best PPM what brand..etc. Every place claims to have the magic solution...I read and read and it just guided me to a path of frustration and I did not order....any help?

I've done a lot of reading on

I've done a lot of reading on colloidal silver in the past and ultimately settled on Sovereign Silver, specifically due to the comparative analysis section of their website where they compare side by side electron microscope slides of their product and their competitors. You can see the page with the comparative analysis at http://www.sovereignsilver.com/silver_comparative_analysis.php

Sovereign Silver is carried by VitaminShoppe in their retail stores as well as their website.

Another interesting colloidal silver product that I've stumbled upon is http://www.silverlungs.com/

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what is your goal? I always

what is your goal?

I always just bought what was there, never bothered to check a brand or particular PPM, the process of making it is the same for everyone so I don't see how it would matter.

BUT

I've switched entirely to grapefruit seed extract for antibiotic purposes.

pill form or concentrated drops.

I've seen it cure a UTI in the same amount of time as heavy antibiotic regiment on a bitch that has issues with UTI's, now I just giver her 15 drops of the concentrate on food twice daily and the UTI that was a constant presence has not returned in 4 months.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

My goal

is to not waste money and get the best value for the money. If you research Collodial Silver many diiferent sites state many different things. Like it has to be "Ionic" silver. Here is a site....read on...
http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Real-Truth-About-Colloidal-Sil...

yeah, IONIC seems to ring a

yeah, IONIC seems to ring a bell, I was just looking for natural cures for my dogs, I tryed oil of oregano first, then silver, then grapefruit seed extract (aka cyanide, aka vitamin B12)

lots of interesting stuff on this topic and it is defiantly the one that has worked best for me (them) so far.

perhaps B12 (cyanide) is more bio available than the others?

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato