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Monday, December 30, 2013

When Charity Is Not Charity.

It is the end of the year and many organizations classified as "charities" according to the tax code of the United States are suggesting that people of good financial means (i.e. wealthy people) make a donation or two or three in order to get a tax write-off for the year under the tax code that will allow them to pay less taxes. This is a common practice targeted at wealthy people that will allow those wealthy people to position themselves into a lower percentage tax bracket and consequently increase their personal net income.

Are these wealthy people really being charitable? Would they make the same "charitable" contribution if they could not take that tax write-off? I think not. To me, when an individual makes a "charitable" contribution in order to get a tax deduction, that is not charity; it is a financial decision intended to increase the person's monetary wealth.

IMHO, another charity practice that is really not charity involves the business world.

I am constantly amazed that people express appreciation to corporate entities, such as financial institutions, petroleum companies, grocery chain stores, retail chain stores, computer and other technology businesses, public utility companies, hospitals, etc., etc., etc. for charitable contributions.

These business interests participate in what is known as corporate giving. When business entities participate in corporate giving, they really are not being charitable as many people mistakenly believe. Reality check: these so-called charitable contributions are actually sound business decisions. Simply put, the practice is a business manuveur intended to increase profits and/or enhance a positive public image via public relations.

I mean come on, people: WAKE UP!!

Do you really think the corporate world would donate money out of the business coffers if it could not take a tax write-off and/or pass on the cost of the "charitable" contribution to the unsuspecting, gullible public who is the customer or the consumer that has no say in the matter. I think not!

It is you and I who really pay for all these charitable contributions.

We pay for them in at least two different ways.
One: Our individual tax rates are what they are because of the tax loopholes involving the above-referenced donations to "charity" by the wealthy individuals and by corporations. If those tax breaks were not allowed, those who I have mentioned would pay their fair share of taxes and the rest of us would actually pay less in taxes. Take away those tax credits, deductions, and write-offs; and, we would not be in the tax bracket we are in. The reason we are paying the amount of taxes that we are paying is because the government needs to make up the difference in what would otherwise be lost revenues from the tax breaks given the wealthy and the corporations.
Did you follow that? Think about it.
Government at all levels expects a certain level of revenue. That revenue must come from somewhere. If the governmental entity does not receive the "required" revenue from one sector of taxpayers, it will get that revenue from other sectors of the taxpaying public, i.e. middle class Americans who are on the wrong side of the income gap, those of us who are not wealthy.
Two: Whatever amounts of "charitable donations" cannot be written off on corporate business tax returns are passed on to the consumer/customer in the form of increased prices and fees.

Now, back to the main topic - Charity.
Charity is freely given by an individual to those in need out of an act of caring, kindness, and love.

So --- When is charity not charity?
Simply put, charity is not charity when it is given with the expectation of something in return.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hate Speech. Freedom of Speech. Free Speech.

PREFACE: You will really need to open the embedded links to take a look-see and read in order to truly get the gist of this Roland Hansen Commentary.

First an excerpt from an article on the internet:
"Hate speech is speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits. Should hate speech be discouraged?"
Now, go read the entire article:

Next up; for a good visual, click onto this link to some really interesting images and take a good hard look. I dare you!

Okay, another excerpt, another source:
"The United States is almost alone among Western liberal democracies in not punishing what is called hate speech"
Read the entire article from which it was taken:
McConnell, Michael W., You Can't Say That, 'The Harm in Hate Speech,' by Jeramy Waldron, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, June 22, 2012.

One last excerpt from yet one more source:
"... we have overprotected speech that not only causes significant harm to the dignity of minority groups but also, more importantly, diminishes the public good of inclusiveness that is an essential attribute of our society."
And now, read the entire article:
Stevens, John Paul, Should Hate Speech Be Outlawed?, 'The Harm in Hate Speech,' by Jeramy Waldron, The New York Review of Books

I sure hope you took the necessary time to read all that to which I linked. If you did, what do you think of it all as a whole?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Is 2014 the Year of Denmark for Me, Roland Louis Hansen?

For a long time now, I have had this yearning to visit Denmark. Heck, I have even considered the possibility of moving to Denmark, as you may read by clicking over to Moving to Denmark. Maybe yes, maybe no.

Often and from a variety of sources, Denmark has been reported as the happiest place in the world, Below are embedded links that will take to just two of the articles concerning the claim:
Why Denmark is Ranked the Happiest Country in the World from The JD Journal;
Bill Weir and Sylvia Johnson, Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth, abcNews,go, January 8, 2007.

How about a visual? Yes?
Okay. Watch the following video, Happy Moments - Denmark, courtesy of

Uff da!
What am I waiting for?
Is 2014 the Year of Denmark for Me, Roland Louis Hansen?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

UFO? Flying Saucer? Alien Spacecraft?
The Truth Is Out There.

UFO? Flying Saucer? Alien Spacecraft?

FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder worked tirelessly in his investigations of The X Files. He was determined to uncover some the "cover ups" and to expose them for what they were.

As in many of the televised episodes of The X-Files, Mulder would say:
"The Truth Is Out There."

Below is a video containing a compilation of UFO sightings.

Anyone out there?
Open Minds, a research-based organization with a mission to investigate and report evidence of extra-terrestrial, UFO, and other phenomena to a global audience, wants to know.

What do you think?
Is there something "out there" or what?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7, 1941; A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

Today, the date is December 7; and, it is the year 2013.
Let's turn back the clock 72 years ago to this date in 1941.

The following is the first sentence that I have excerpted from an article that I found on the website of in its web pages of This Date In History.
"On this day, in an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor—and the United States enters World War II."
Read the article in its entirety by clicking on over to Dec 7, 1941: "A date which will live in infamy" as it appears on

Here is another excerpt from another article concerning that dark day in the history of the United States of America:
"At 7:55 a.m. on December 7, 1941 in Hawaii, a Japanese dive bomber displaying the Rising Sun of Japan appeared above the island of Oahu. 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a brutal assault. The surprise attack served as a critical setback against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into the Second World War."
Read the rest of that article which appears in The Maritime Executive by clicking on its headline, as follows, Remembering Maritime History: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy.

On December 8th, 1941 at 12:30 p.m., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered the speech to a Joint Session of Congress that has become known as the Infamy Speech or Day of Infamy Speech.

Watch, Listen, Never Forget!

You may click on over to read the text of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech courtesy of The University of Oklahoma College of Law.

If you wish to learn more about December 7, 1941 and Pearl Harbor, you may watch and listen to the following documentary History Channel video that is 1 hour 22 minutes in length.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving. John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Roland Hansen, CW Martin, Timothy W Higgins, Mark Shriver.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Today is November 28, 2013. It is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America. Thanksgiving is a floating holiday. Thanksgiving Day in America is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November; and therefore, it does not fall on the same date of the calendar each year.

However, fifty years ago in 1963, Thanksgiving Day was indeed on the same date in the month. President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated 6 days prior in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. It was three days after the assassination, on November 25, 1963 that President Kennedy was "laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia." The date of Thanksgiving: November 28, 1963.
"President Lyndon Johnson addressed the nation on Thanksgiving Day, 1963. He announced that Florida's NASA Launch Operation Center would be renamed the John F. Kennedy Space Center" 
President Kennedy had sought to bring people together on the political front, both those in the Republican Party and those in the Democratic Party, in accepting responsibility for the future.

Regardless of the efforts put forth by President Kennedy, the political divide in the United States is no better today than it was 50 years ago. Indeed, I dare say that the political divisiveness that exists today is even worse. It is with the Kennedy meme above in mind that I coined my own perspective as follows:
"The name-calling needs to stop. The personal attacks and belittling of individuals based solely on different political perspective needs to stop. All Americans need to pull together. Divisiveness will not accomplish anything positive. It is time for what I call some real D.I.R.T., i.e. Democrats, Independents, (and) Republicans (working) Together. If we, the American people, set aside the distrust, if we set aside the hostility, if we set aside the verbal tirades, if we set aside the casting of stones, if we set aside pointing out blame, if we set aside pettiness, we just might be able to work together for the mutual benefit of all Americans."
- Roland Louis Hansen 
CW Martin wrote an extremely good piece over at Tilting at Windmills on Friday, November 22, 2013. Please click over to read 50 Years Gone.

And then, on Monday, November 25, 2013, CW Martin wrote another fine blog entry, Thoughts On Thanksgiving And Other Matters.

On November 27, 2013, Time To Ban Thanksgiving was put forth by Timothy W Higgins over at Just Blowing Smoke...

JFK and Thanksgiving was scribed on November 22. 2013 by Mark Shriver, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Save the Children.

In conclusion, I believe it appropriate to reflect on Thanksgiving in honor of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by reading his Thanksgiving Day Proclamations. Therefore, I refer you to:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Roland Hansen Says, "Happy Birthday To Me."

Not that I really think anyone really cares, especially so from my own family --- BUT,

It was 66 years ago on November 26, 1947 that I entered this world.

It's been one heck of a ride!

Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgivukkah Is Almost Upon Us.
What A Wonderful Time Of The Year!

From the New York Daily News, you can read the entire article:
When Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day, it's "Thanksgivukkah"

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And now, a prayerful note from Rabbi Jason Miller, please read:
Thanksgivukkah Prayer 2013
What a wonderful time of the year!
My birthday, Chanukah, Thanksgiving, and my son Marcus' birthday all in the same week.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Toledo Talk, Random Thoughts, 11-12-13.
And, then there is - SwampBubbles!

Nothing from me today, no commentary - that is.

However, I want to suggest you click on over to read Toledo Talk, Random Thoughts, 11-12-13. I found it somewhat interesting - and perhaps somewhat sardonically entertaining.

I think just by me stating that there is a lack of quality comments made on Toledo Talk and that there is a total lack of quality - to the point of being moronic - comments made on SwampBubbles IS enough of a Roland Hansen Commentary itself!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yet Another Political Dialogue Fiasco On Facebook!

In discussing politics, there are people from all sides of the political spectrum ranging from the ultra-liberal to the ultra-conservative who can discuss and debate issues in a polite, respectful, intelligent manner citing facts and sources along the way.

Then, on the other hand, there are other people who resort to making comments that personally belittle those with whom they disagree, bash their political beliefs, use a strawman argument, will state anecdotal observations as absolute social science fact, and not cite clear, objective, factual sources.

Some folks just seem to want to go back and forth, sticking to their guns, and just tell their detractors how wrong they are without providing anything of real substance to substantiate their own viewpoint.

These things happen within almost every mode of communication used in the discussion of politics. However, it appears to me to be much more commonplace in the impersonal realm of Facebook, where friends and relatives will write things to others that they would never say in person, or at least not say with the same level of insensitive, unkind demeanor.

As I have done in previous Roland Hansen Commentary entries, let me share yet another of my "conversations" that has taken place in that crazy world called "Facebook" as one more example of some frustrations I have encountered as it relates to "political" discourse on that internet social network.

I am re-producing that diatribe of a dialogue in its entirety (from its beginning date of October 28, 2013 through its last entry of November 3 that was made prior to this specific entry of Roland Hansen Commentary.

Here it is:

Roland Louis Hansen shared Jay Lynwood's photo.

Monday, October 28 at 12:01pm

"America’s rich aren’t giving you money, they’re taking your money. Between the years 1980 and 2005 80% of all new income generated in this country went to the richest 1%. Let me put that in terms that even you fat-ass teabaggers, I’m sorry, can understand.

Say 100 Americans get together and order a 100 slice pizza. The pizza arrives and the first guy takes 80 slices. And if someone suggests, why don’t you just take 79 slices, that’s socialism! I know, I know. I know, I know, it’s just a TV show. But it does reinforce the stupid idea people have that rich people would love us and share with us if only they got to walk a mile in our cheap plastic shoes.

But they’re the reason the shoe factory moved to China. We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same. Like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they’ll explode. And the candy will rain down on the rest of us.

Like there’s some kind of pinata of benevolence. But here’s the thing about a pinata. It doesn’t open on its own. You have to beat it with a stick. ~Bill Maher"

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Monday, October 28 David McKay 
...and the unions aren't wealthy?

Monday, October 28 Kim Wolfe Wyckhouse 
I have to say I am so thankful for the union at jeep, if not my husband would have been without a job many years ago.

Tuesday, October 29 Roland Louis Hansen 
Labor unions actively engage in advocating and obtaining better working conditions, better benefits, better pay, better worker safety, better standard of living, better quality of life, etc. for working men and women. The American corporations and their elite "rich" owners do not; they fatten their wallets off the sweat of the brows and at the expense of the working men and women. Generally speaking, it appears to me that the "rich American fat cats" could not care less about American workers; their only interest is increased profits and the almighty dollar. Furthermore, in my opinion and again generally speaking, I highly doubt that "rich" people and corporations would make charitable donations if they could not get a tax write-off and if they could not pass on those costs to the customers; in the long haul it is the average taxpayer and the average consumer/customer who truly bear the cost of charitable contributions made by corporations and by the wealthy people in the USA. I do acknowledge, however, that there may be exceptions to my overall generalizations.

Tuesday, October 29 David McKay 
All corporations are owned by stockholders. Unions own stocks so that retirement checks go out every month, Roland and David own stocks so that our wives can go shopping every month, government entities own stocks to maintain financial solvency, the elderly own stocks so that they need to work less as they age. By your definition of a corporate owner it appears that all the aforementioned stockholders are "rich American fat cats." While I would agree that there are a few wealthy elitists that manipulate the stock market and consider their employees "organic assets" to be discarded or traded for a profit... I would not approach most corporate owners as fitting into that category. In fact most corporations are small business owners with less than 50 employees (like myself) who structure their companies as corporations for asset protection, insulation against frivolous lawsuits, and high taxes. Most of my small business peers are very generous in our donations (time and money) and do not pass these costs on to our customers. Additionally, my employees are like family, not whipping posts. I'm not sure why you think most business owners are so evil... without people like me who are willing to take the risk and sometimes ridicule of being an employer there wouldn't be employees or unions. You need to hang out with business owners more frequently... And I'm willing to donate my time for the cause (i.e. when are you going to be back in town?)

Wednesday, October 30 Roland Louis Hansen 
My comment concerning "American corporations and their elite "rich" owners" was in regards to the big 500 type corporations and their individual majority shareholders, not the small corporation small business owners or minor shareholder individuals. I refer to people in the top 1% to 10% of income and net worth when I use the term "rich."
Here is a definition of of "fat cat" as it relates to my usage of the term:
Fat cat definition, a wealthy person from whom large political campaign contributions are expected. See more.

Wednesday, October 30 Roland Louis Hansen 
What is "Rich" in America?
  The WSJ breaks down the numbers of what it takes to be wealthy in the USA: The top 1% of U.S. households have a net worth above $6.8 million or

Wednesday, October 30 Roland Louis Hansen 
Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power
Details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States (1% of households control 35% of the wealth), and how to use these distributions as power indicators.

Wednesday, October 30 Roland Louis Hansen 
Hey David McKay, I am always happy to hang out with you! I enjoy our conversations very, very much. I only wish we could get together more often!!!

Wednesday, October 30 Maury Remer 
I would have to say that the fed govt is the one who couldn't care less about the people. They take our money any & every way imaginable. They are the biggest employer in this country. They waste 100's of billions of dollars every year. Btw: Top 10%: $113,799. Hardly what I would call a "fat cat" especially when living in certain areas of this country. Unions had their place in the past. Now they are the "fat cats" who continually steal from the dues of the workers. They also support people who have violated company policy & somehow manage to get them their jobs back. I'm well aware of the govt corruption as well, but that has nothing to do with the amount of waste I'm referring to.

Thursday, November 1 Roland Louis Hansen 
Well, Maury, I guess you and I disagree. None-the-less, I respect your right to your opinion.

Thursday, November 1 Donna Marie Sharp 
Some days I feel like beating someone with a stick. Make me a list.

Thursday, November 1 Maury Remer 
Everything I stated is fact.

Thursday, November 1 Roland Louis Hansen 
Uh, Maury, with all due respect, not everything you wrote is objective factual information, some of what you stated is opinion. And, as I stated before, "I respect your right to your opinion."

Thursday, November 1 Maury Remer  
Tell me what isn't factual, Roland.

Thursday, November 1 Maggie Metzger Brazeau 
Maury, have you got a source citation?

Thursday, November 1 Roland Louis Hansen 
Okay, Maury. The following statements expressed in absolute terms made by you are opinions, as any English teacher will attest:
" I would have to say that the fed govt is the one who couldn't care less about the people."
"They take our money any & every way imaginable."
"Hardly what I would call a 'fat cat' especially when ..."
"Unions had their place in the past."
"they are the 'fat cats' who continually steal ..."
"They also support people who have violated company policy ..."
Once again, Maury, I state, "I respect your right to your opinion."
Please do not think I am so naive or without sufficient knowledge or intelligence as to not know a statement that falls in the realm of that of perspective or opinion as opposed to a statement that is absolutely factual that may stand alone based on the merit of objective scrutiny.
Now, I am finished going back and forth with you in this message thread regarding opinions that you assert are facts.

Thursday, November 1 Roland Louis Hansen 
Side note -- Maggie posted her comment as I was still composing and before I hit the "enter" command for my last comment right before this.

Friday, November 2 Maury Remer 

Saturday, November 3 Roland Louis Hansen 
Well, Maury Remer took his marbles and went home. He has chosen to defriend me here on Facebook. Apparently, Maury decided that "might is right" and chooses to "unfriend" those who refuse to accept personal opinion and anecdotal accounts as "absolutes" and "proof positive" "beyond the shadow of a doubt" factual information. Respectful disagreements do not seem to fit Maury's world. I am sorry to see him go. My perspective is simply as I have stated before, I do not require people to think as I think, believe as I believe, or agree with my opinions in order to be my friend. I value and treasure friendship.

Saturday, November 3 Roland Louis Hansen 
My opinionated thoughts are similar to this:

So, what you think of the dialogue that took place?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Obama Basher Spinners

There are many people who criticize Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America. Some criticisms are justifiable and warranted by those who make the criticisms. Then, there are the Obama Bashers, as I call them, who just want to belittle and demonize our President with reckless disregard to truth and who routinely dismiss and criticize anyone who just does not go along quitely in agreement with the Obama Basher. When it comes to anything related to President Barack Obama in order to put forth their own perspective, they put their own spin on things. I mean, these folks, these Obama Basher Spinners, tell you and me what we are saying even if it is not what we are saying.

Take the following exchange I had on Facebook for an example of that which I speak:
Pat Benson shared Right Wing News's photo.

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    • Roland Louis Hansen: If only George W would have appropriately and adequately addressed the issue of health care for Americans during his tenure!

      Pat Benson: Maybe Bush didn't address the problem because he had no answer. I guess thats about the same as Obamacare.

      Pat Benson: Roland come on now. Do you really think Obamacare is the answer to our health care problems. If you do ask people in Europe what they think about Obamacare which is equal to what we have now. They think we are crazy. They say if it doesn't work in Europe why would we think the same system would work in the USA.

      Roland Louis Hansen: Pat, Did I state that I "really think Obamacare is the answer to our health care problems" or is that an inferrence you are making?
      BTW, I would like to suggest you and everyone else take a look at the health care system of Denmark.
      The Danish Health Care System
      "The Danish health care system is based on a principle of free and equal access for all citizens. Thus, the vast majority of health services in Denmark are free of charge for the users." That is ju...

      Pat Benson: Tell Obama to look at Denmark. Unfornuately he did not meet with any of there leaders to discuss health care.

      Roland Louis Hansen: Okay, I will do as you suggest, Pat. Incidentally, I have no inside knowledge of who our President consulted or did not consult. However, apparently you do and I will have to presume you have an inside track to the President; therefore, please ask him to contact me.

      Pat Benson: Roland it was on the news many times who he contacted and talked to in Europe regarding health care. So I don't need an inside track, I just listen.

      Roland Louis Hansen: I listen also, Pat. I just do not have the full faith and credit as you have in the thoroughness and completenes in the reporting of news by the mass media. Incidentally, I do not feel anything positive is accomplished by pointing fingers, assigning blame, or just complaining. I do wish the entire issue of adequate, sufficient, affordable health care for all Americans would have been addressed and accomplished many, many years ago. AND, for the record, I have spent almost my entire adult life in a volunteer capacity in several organizations and as an individual citizen activist and advocate working proactively for that very thing. I have not just talked the talk; I have walked the walk.

      Pat Benson: I am not going to debate this anymore with you because I think we just like to have someone to debate with. My finally say is I believe Obama will go down in History as one of our worst Presidents because as the saying goes, If his lips are moving he is lying. The press supports Obama all the way and there is NEVER anything negative that they print about him. You would think he is a saint. In my book what happened in Bengazzie (I am sure I did not spell that right) was one of the worst incidents in American history. We may not know the whole story but what we do know is not good. Like Hilary said, what matter does it make now. It does to the familes of the people who died for there country and it still matters to a lot of american people.

      Pat Benson: By the way I was not a volunteer but my company had an office in DC and had the pleasure of working in it when I first started working for them. I went to congress and particiated in meetings etc. I felt back then in 2003 that we needed a change but unforunately all politicians lie and that is not going to change, you can't tell the good ones from the bad ones.

      Pat Benson: I am going to church now and I will pray for everyone, and please God help this country.

      Roland Louis Hansen: Pat, for some reason, it appears that you just desire to bash not only the Presisident but also as you state " all politicians lie" and that praying to G-d is the way to save us all. On top of that, you seem to have concluded in your own mind that I am debating something or other and that I am defending President Obama. I really do not understand why you do so. Nowhere , I repeat - nowhere, in any of my comments have I defended President Obama and nowhere have I debated anything. The simple thrust of what I have written is that I wish the issue of adequate, sufficient, and affordable health care for all Americans would have been made available throughout the years. Oh, and I also stated I do not believe the news as reported by the mass media is thorough or complete. I also expressed my personal opinion that "I do not feel anything positive is accomplished by pointing fingers, assigning blame, or just complaining." The only debate that I can see that I may have partaken is my assertion that I am not in a debate on those things that you adamently assert I am debating.

So, I guess that pretty well sums up my thoughts. That is how that specific Facebook exchange has been the past couple days up until about an hour ago. I do not know whether Pat will come back with another comment or not. Regardless, I believe I have made my point here of this particular Roland Hansen Commentary concerning Obama Basher Spinners.

FYI: Previous Roland Hansen Commentary entries I have made that reference "Obama" may be found and read by clicking over to here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Salty. Language. Epsom. Uses and Benefits.

Marine Corps Dictionary:
Referring to someone or something with a lot of experience, particularly at sea. A salty Marine is one who has been around a while. A salty uniform is more faded and obviously used but still sharp. Salty language is language salted with profanities or obscenities.
ref: Home > Library > History, Politics & Society > Marine Corps Dictionary

Language - the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.

Epsom is a town in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey, England.

Now, click on over to read:
What does Epsom salts mean? definition, meaning and pronunciation (Free English Language Dictionary)

Okay, now, take a look-see to read this:
Top 18 Uses for Epsom Salt!
1. Better skin: Mixing 1/2 cup of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil makes a good skin scrub and promotes smooth skin. We recommend a raw and organic olive oil to get the full benefits.
2. Boost indoor plants: Just add a few tablespoons to the water when watering house plants. It will help them grow.
3. Boost vegetable growth: Add a tablespoon of Epsom salt into the soil vegetable plants will help boost growth.
4. Bug bites or itching: Dissolve one tablespoon of Epsom salt into warm water and let it cool. Spray it onto affected area for relief.
5. Cleans tiles & grouts: You can clean your tiles and grouts by mixing Epsom salt and liquid dish soap equal parts. Use it to scrub tiles and grouts, and remember to rinse well.
6. Foot soak: Add one cup of Epsom salt to warm water for a magnesium foot soak. It will help relax your tired feet and reduce swelling too.
7. Foot scrub: A homemade magnesium scrub can help promote soft skin.
8. Hair mask: To make a hair mask that will add volume to your hair, mix equal parts of organic conditioner and Epsom salt.
9. Relaxing bath: Add about a cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath, and soak for 20 minutes. It will help relax you.
10. Removes splinters: Soak the splinter in a mixture of Epsom salt and water, wait a few minutes and the splinter will pop out.
11. Face wash: Adding a pinch to your normal face cleaner can help exfoliate the skin.
12. Natural laxative: A teaspoon of Epsom salt mixed into water can help relieve constipation. Please consult your doctor before changing your diet.
13. Nutritious soil: Mixing a few bags of Epsom salt into your garden soil before planting can help add magnesium to the soil and promote growth.
14. Relieves body pains: Adding two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soaking for 20 minutes can help relieve minor body pains and sprains.
15. Relieves headaches: Soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salt may help clear headaches.
16. Relieves sunburns: Dissolve one tablespoon of Epsom salt into warm water and let it cool. Spray it onto affected area for relief.
17. Rose growth: A tablespoon a week around the soil for you rose bushes can help boost growth.
18. Slug repellent: Sprinkle Epsom salt if you have slugs in your garden and patio to keep them away.
I know you're just itching for more salty language. Tell ya what. Go over to read Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits.