Emotion-Free Abortion Arguments

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The argument [for abortion] is remarkably straightforward and emotion-free. (John Zande on Random Thoughts)

Makagutu links to a very interesting article in his post On Abortion, which has numerous examples of anti-abortion women believing there is a moral argument for their own abortion, but not for any other women. It’s an eye-opening piece that reveals the complexities of individual lives, and the difficult decisions that almost all women have to consider at some point in their lives.

Whether because of rape, error, faulty contraception, poverty, physical complications, or simply sexual excitement over-riding logic, there must be few women in the world who haven’t had to ponder what on earth they will do if their next period doesn’t arrive. And whether they believe it’s generally ‘moral’ or not, termination is, and always has been, a main option on the table.

But imagine my surprise when I scrolled through the comments and…

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APRIL 2016, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

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6.16.2016

Delayed post. Been going crazy with the schedules lately. Here’s the most recent  HIV registry from our friends at the Epidemiology Bureau:  EB_HIV_April-AIDSreg2016

Some highlights were:

  • 772 new cases for April, 2016. Year-to-date 3,063 cases.
  • 122 AIDS cases out of the 722 cases
  • 729/772 cases were male. 4 pregnant women. 2 cases less than 15 y/o.
  • 32 deaths reported
  • 13,908 PLHIV currently on ARV
  • 313/772 came from NCR (41%)
  • 241 of the new cases reported sex with both males and females
  • 65 OFWs reported  from the new cases

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Ideas Residential And Commercial Landscaping

Residential Landscaping in California

Climate in Southern California is most suited for outdoor living. The summers are just warm and winters just mild, and together they afford you an excellent opportunity to enjoy outdoor living year-round. Going to beaches or community pools can always be an option, but having your own outdoor living space would always be a bright idea.
We can take your residential property to the next level and make it the ultimate space to relax or party in your backyard. You can extend your living place with the help of our landscaping professionals. We are a leading company in the field of landscape services and pride to serve the people of Chino and other surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from maintaining lawns, planting shrubs & trees, garden installation as well as hardscaping services.

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Commercial Landscaping in California

Ayres Landscape Services Inc. offers landscaping services to commercial business owners in Chino. We love working with business owners and help them improve their landscape to make a great first impression on customers – because of that first impression, major accomplishments are achieved. When you team up with us, we will be by your side to go over materials and offer you recommendations with your branding in mind. We offer a wide range of commercial landscaping services including landscape design, place-making, and architectural lighting.
Once we identify the purpose that your landscape must serve, we apply our expertise and suggest the best theme for the property. However, the fact that your budget is very important is never lost to us and we always execute the project within the given budget.
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Residential and Commercial Landscaping Ideas

•    Vanishing edge swimming pool design
•    Selecting plants for Southern California’s Mediterranean climate
•    Using low-voltage lighting to illuminate your landscape
•    How to address driveway drainage in a unique and natural fashion
•    Creating colorful mosaic walls in your garden
•    Having a custom metal patio cover installed
•    Enhancing the privacy of a front courtyard
•    What water-wise groundcover to grow amongst paving
•    How to take advantage of a hillside
•    Creating the look of a Spanish Hacienda in your backyard
•    Dividing a large yard into distinct outdoor rooms
•    Making good use of a side yard with a bocce ball court
•    Positioning a basketball court so that the sun won’t be in your eyes
•    What materials to use for a modern pool deck
•    Incorporating built-in seating into your landscape
•    Using permeable paving to reduce runoff
•    Installing a custom spa in a small yard
•    Removing your lawn to cut back on water use
•    What colors, décor, materials, plants and fabrics are best for a Modern garden
•    How to design a mid-century modern garden
•    Using your front yard as an outdoor living space
•    What colors, décor, materials, plants and fabrics are best for a Mediterranean-style garden
•    How to create shade in a sunny yard
•    What plants grow best in direct sunlight
•    Protecting your home from wildfires with fire-resistant landscaping
•    Creating a colorful, low water garden
•    Which plants grow best around a swimming pool

Ideas For Residential And Commercial Landscaping

Residential Landscaping in California
Climate in Southern California is most suited for outdoor living. The summers are just warm and winters just mild, and together they afford you an excellent opportunity to enjoy outdoor living year-round. Going to beaches or community pools can always be an option, but having your own outdoor living space would always be a bright idea.
We can take your residential property to the next level and make it the ultimate space to relax or party in your backyard. You can extend your living place with the help of our landscaping professionals. We are a leading company in the field of landscape services and pride to serve the people of Chino and other surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from maintaining lawns, planting shrubs & trees, garden installation as well as hardscaping services.
Commercial Landscaping in California
Ayres Landscape Services Inc. offers landscaping services to commercial business owners in Chino. We love working with business owners and help them improve their landscape to make a great first impression on customers – because of that first impression, major accomplishments are achieved. When you team up with us, we will be by your side to go over materials and offer you recommendations with your branding in mind. We offer a wide range of commercial landscaping services including landscape design, place-making, and architectural lighting.
Once we identify the purpose that your landscape must serve, we apply our expertise and suggest the best theme for the property. However, the fact that your budget is very important is never lost to us and we always execute the project within the given budget.

Residential and Commercial Landscaping Ideas
•    Vanishing edge swimming pool design
•    Selecting plants for Southern California’s Mediterranean climate
•    Using low-voltage lighting to illuminate your landscape
•    How to address driveway drainage in a unique and natural fashion
•    Creating colorful mosaic walls in your garden
•    Having a custom metal patio cover installed
•    Enhancing the privacy of a front courtyard
•    What water-wise groundcover to grow amongst paving
•    How to take advantage of a hillside
•    Creating the look of a Spanish Hacienda in your backyard
•    Dividing a large yard into distinct outdoor rooms
•    Making good use of a side yard with a bocce ball court
•    Positioning a basketball court so that the sun won’t be in your eyes
•    What materials to use for a modern pool deck
•    Incorporating built-in seating into your landscape
•    Using permeable paving to reduce runoff
•    Installing a custom spa in a small yard
•    Removing your lawn to cut back on water use
•    What colors, décor, materials, plants and fabrics are best for a Modern garden
•    How to design a mid-century modern garden
•    Using your front yard as an outdoor living space
•    What colors, décor, materials, plants and fabrics are best for a Mediterranean-style garden
•    How to create shade in a sunny yard
•    What plants grow best in direct sunlight
•    Protecting your home from wildfires with fire-resistant landscaping
•    Creating a colorful, low water garden
•    Which plants grow best around a swimming pool

Earth Day is approaching. Have you thought about your green efforts?

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 by people all over the world in an effort to protect the planet and environment. As a landscape industry leader for nearly five decades, it is our responsibility to help preserve our world’s natural resources. One way we contribute is through community service. We strongly believe in helping the community maintain and create landscapes that contribute to the overall well-being of the environment.

Last year, Chapel Valley partnered with the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) for an Earth Day project that beautified the Buchanan Gardens Apartments. We cleaned up trash, sprayed poison ivy, and removed dead trees that were hazardous. Next, we spruced up the lot with an assortment of plantings near the management office—these included Knockout Roses, Clematis, Hemerocallis, and Nepeta. This year, we are partnering with APAH again to install a vegetable and cut garden.

Please let Chapel Valley know if you are ever interested in partnering for a community service project– we would love to hear about it!

EARTH DAY FACT: More green space within a city’s boundaries can improve the urban environment.

What are the benefits to adding plants & trees?

  • Decrease pollution by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air
  • Help remove chemicals and bacteria from water in the ground.
  • Absorb sound and help with noise pollutions.
  • Reduce energy consumption by countering the warming effects of paved surfaces.
  • Hold soil in place, keeping sediment out of lakes, streams, storm drains, and roads.

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