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    • April 7, 2017 3:04 PM BST
    • Alway be aware of this kind of scene, sometimes they are giving you various print materials just let you know they are reliable as they maybe are not.

       

      Regards,

      Maurine of http://www.digitekprinting.com/

    • February 7, 2017 12:52 AM GMT
    • I'm right around the Troy-Union City area. The closest doctor I know of is somewhere in Memphis but I work weekdays and the office is closed on weekends. So I was wondering if anyone knew a closer office to where I am? Preferabbly an informed consent clinic but I'll take anything at this point. I hope for some good answers from you beautiful people!!

    • December 10, 2016 9:20 PM GMT
    • Amy Carter said:

      As long as we live in a world ran by corporate greed, lifestyles will always be diffcult, especially if this is yours.

      There is no such thing as "corporate greed."  A corporation is an abstract entity.  When you pierce the corporate veil, you find raw human greed.

      As to "lifestyles," yes, the lifestyle of prostitution and human trafficking will always be difficult as long as there is law enforcement.

      The aforementioned "lifestyle" has nothing to do with human gender identity or the situation of a human's internal or external sexual organs or secondary sex characteristics....

    • December 10, 2016 2:48 PM GMT
    • Are you new here? The aforementioned Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services URL https://www.cms.gov/ does not provide any coverage for the aforementioned Transgender condition for treatment by the aforementioned Doctors in re Plaintiff's complaint and allegation regarding the same.

    • November 17, 2016 12:15 PM GMT
    • Hellooooo :)

      I'm part of a group which is trying increase support for gender diversity by developing an app to make access to gender neutral toilets easier

      We have conducted loads of research to inform our ideas but are in desperate need of some good feedback 

      It would be really helpful if anyone could have a look and give us some feedback on it

      http://taichiucl.weebly.com/

    • July 5, 2016 4:35 PM BST
    • Hi Sisters :-)
      Just checking in and checking things out , wanted to say hi to my Girls .
      I'm a TG MTF aka WOMAN of the Punk Rocker Variety , married to a beautiful Anatomic Born bombshell Norwegian girl , lovely , and as nuts as me .
      Nice to be here , and HELLO :-)

    • June 7, 2016 9:14 PM BST
    • Unfortunately Katie, the moderator can't find any way to get rid of the minus, so she added 2 reputations for you, and I'll add a reputation whenever I can, so the one negative won't mean anything. I'm so so so sorry. You can give me one if you want! It's kinda wrong that they even give an option to decrease reputation. And on my tiny iPhone, I was trying to hit the submit button when I accidentally hit decrease, I was then wondering why nothing happened (didn't see the change) and hit submit again...

      For anyone who reads this and wants to read my response, then Katie's response to me, go to http://gendersociety.com/forums/topic/10256/what-up-peeps ...and welcome her while you're there!

    • June 7, 2016 6:11 PM BST
    • Oh no, I was trying to increase your reputation, Katie, and I accidentally hit decrease! I'm going to have a moderator fix this, but I also just wanted to say I kinda replied to your post in your Welcome New Members post. And I like what you said! Okay let me go and fix this problem, I blame my clumsy fingers and this iPhone!

    • June 6, 2016 10:36 PM BST
    • I don't have this issue. I'm very sexually liberated and always have been. Our bodies are wonderful vessels for both giving and receiving pleasure. Guess it's hard for me to see anything wrong with it when we're designed by nature that way.

       

      However, I did recently make the accquaintence of a fella who felt this way. He grew up in a strict religious household and though he was aroused by me, he fought hard to stiffle his feelings. It had been a while since I was with a man and--dammit I had needs! But I also had to respect his wishes. Anyhoo, eventually things did start to get a little hot and heavy and I'll never forget him basically crying and saying, "this is so wrong but it feels so good!" Suddenly I was appalled at myself. I felt I was using my goods to force him to compromise his morals. I just snuggled with him and held him the rest of the night because I didn't know what else to do.

       

      I don't know if it's my place to feel this way, but I've got to admit: I was sad...I felt bad for him and others like him who think the things we do that feel good, are, simply by virtue of feeling good, somehow bad.

       

      In the end though, he was a stronger person than me and I had nothing but respect for him. 

    • March 25, 2016 8:33 PM GMT
    • Jacqui   I hope you realise that you're not alone.  I've been lied to,
      just like you. Lose that guilt. Think "whose problem is this?" - it isn't yours. So be yourself.
      LOL

    • March 18, 2016 10:08 PM GMT
    • Shame is that inner feeling caused by the expectations and rules set by other people, to conform to expected social norms, or their own self imposed boundaries. guilt obviously caused by ones own feeling of not living or sticking to those peoples  confines.   Regardless of religon, most people have a natural sense of values, that won't permit them to hurt others, you don't have to be god fearing to know that it is wrong to rape another person, hurt them maliciously, steal, whatever, by the same token some of us are born differently, I have found that it helps to not make excuses for what we do, are, but to find out why we are what we are, why we have different desires from so called preconceived social norms.   I believe that some people are evil, some are deluded, finding excuses for what they do that would be against a 'normal' persons inborn moral code.    Live the life you need to be contented and happy.

    • March 16, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    • I can't really relate to this Jacqui as I am not religious, but you should realise that your feelings are nothing to feel guilty about. Sex is normal and without it none of us would be here! Who you have sex with is up to you and is based on who you are attracted to, not because of a social construction that decrees sex must only be heterosexual. How boring would that be? Whether you are attracted to males or females is irrelevant, it is the desire to be with that person that counts so you should listen to those feelings. Would you rather have sex with someone you didn't find attractive in any way? I doubt it!!

       

      Sadly, there are many in the religious world who refuse to understand anything LGBT and no amount of education will change their views so it's better to distance yourself if you want to find happiness. 

       

      Act on your desires and your needs, not someone elses. 

    • March 16, 2016 8:34 AM GMT
    • Take a look at this Jacqui and you can see who the guilty ones are.

       

      Sorry broken link. I will find a new one later.

      And here it is. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/sex-abuse-catholic-church_n_5085414.html

       

      Take care , Julia xx

    • March 16, 2016 6:42 AM GMT
    • Hi Jacqui.

      It is your life and if your mother and father had not had sex you would not be here. Take no notice of religeous figures telling you how to live your life even if is only ingrained in your mind by the past.

       

      Hypocrites is all they are , they tell you one thing saying it is wrong then they do it. How could the human race even be here without people having sex?. And they bang on about same sex or sex with a trans person being wrong and do it themselves. No one on this earth are more hypocritical than those that preach that bullsh*t , just google how much has the catholic church paid out in child sex abuse cases settled out of court , it is billions.

       

      Be you and live your live the way you want to and get that guilt out of your head. They are the guilty ones not you. My guess is you get one life and when it is over it is over so live it just how you want to "It is your life". When you are in a wooden box at the end of it you don't get a chance to go back and start again.

       

      Nice to see you back. Take care , Julia xx

    • March 16, 2016 4:48 AM GMT
    • Overcome what, your healthy sex life or your guilt for feeling that way?

      xoxo

    • March 16, 2016 3:18 AM GMT
    • I'm not religious anymore. I am actually what most people would call an atheist or agnostic. I don't really believe there is a god, but if there is then he or she has no rational reason to have an interest in our personal lives. But that subconscious programming is the problem. And it's not just in my sex life. It affects other aspects, but I want to focus on sex right now. I know being with men is right for me because of how I feel when I look at or touch a guys penis. I am also becoming less and less attracted to women sexually as I get older.

    • March 16, 2016 2:45 AM GMT
    • miss Jacqui. i do relate to this conditoning.For i was brought up the same way.

      For i have "servants of the lorrd " (preachers ) in the males of Both  parts of my family.

      Yes i grew up where sex was a sin and dirty and gayness will send you straight to hell.

      These teaching have made my male side asexual and to the female sex as to have apearances to apear to be gay

      to them.

      yes i feel guilt every day when my females desires kick in.

      For the Damnation speaches of my life played in my head

      When i act ed on myfwomenish feeling anfd act out  and or  want the attention of the male gender.

      To TRY to over come this  i had to move away from family and be basicly on my own.

      Be cause my therapist said by my responses to some of her questions, that i was being eaten alive from inside.

      And that Michelle is more powerful than Mitchell. One would basicly take control.

      Being that said .that i have either to relase the beast (the female desire and feelings)or have more pyscholical problems than when i started to her for therapy.

      Basicly this is to,let you know that you are not alone on fighting this battle of religion and the inner soul.

      There are many here that are next to you with the sword in hand..

      Michelle/Mitchell

    • March 16, 2016 1:09 AM GMT
    • I am a young trans woman in Mississippi. I grew up in a "Christian" environment. I was taught sex was dirty and something you should be ashamed of. Being gay and everything remotely close to it was also shameful. I've come to realize my love life has been difficult because I still feel guilt about my desire for not just sex, but my increasing desire for have sex with men. I have a more than healthy sexual appetite, but struggle to act on my desires because of my irrational guilt.

      Does anyone else deal with this or know someone who does? If so what do you think is the best way to overcome this?

    • April 27, 2016 7:00 PM BST
    • I love your passion, Briana! I agree with you!!! And thank you for posting Mary Grace. Great topic!

      Great documentary to check out, I think it's called The Corporation...I saw it a long time ago, but it relates to what you're saying.

      Also, you must must must check out Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore's latest documentary (should be coming to iTunes, Amazon, etc soon). There is nothing wrong with criticizing the country you live in, especially if you love it and want to improve it for all lives. Basically he goes around to many countries and showcases the great thing about that country, in the hopes that the US will take note and do something about it!

    • April 21, 2016 9:05 PM BST
    • Thanks for your  help 
      Now to get the American members to read.
      xxxooo

    • April 21, 2016 8:21 PM BST
    • It is beyond insane where these things are going in the US - a corp is an entity with actually more rights than the individual - not pay taxes, control people's pay and level of benefits, take their land and strip mine it, have limited to no liability, and not see you as a customer if they choose - very sad indeed.  
      In the tax category - what is sickening is the fact that many of these corporations receive tax breaks from the US laws as it is with their lobbyists constantly leaning on the system. Worse, they can legally offshore their money and hence not pay tax on it. Further, they have no obligation to build their products here. I'll use Apple ( no offense to those who like and use their products ) as an example. As an American citizen on average the most you can do is be a salesperson in one of their stores or a customer service rep - yet they build their items in China and claim they know how to do it there and we don't. Their money is transferred from one place to another and is based in Ireland, hence they pay very low tax rates. Imagine if you or I coud do that with our money?
      How many times do we as citizens hear of one company after another causing air, water, and land pollution, not to mentions dangers even death to people yet few if any of the corp leaders are taken to jail and merely pay small inconsequential fines at best.
      There is a concerted effort on the part of the Republican party to side with these corporations even more so - selling and even giving them federal lands, allowing strip mining, in the case of fracking to allow toxic materials to be pumped in to get at the natural gas and oil. Notice the campaign where many of them want lower taxes on the wealthy so as to help us all they claim. Hate to tell people that in the 1950s and 60s the tax rate on the wealthy was nearly 90% yet America was an excessively prosperous place with the greatest amount of building, production, and creation of livable-wage jobs in our history. 
      Now there is the push to have 'religious freedom, liberty, et al' laws where the owner of the business can decide T people can't use the bathroom and can also decide not to sell products or provide services to anyone the owner deems violating his/her religious disposition - mainly all members of the LGBT community. It's one thing, which is still wrong, to not sell someone a cake for their wedding as was the case for a gay couple - what if, the business made or sold medicine - can a person tell an LGBT member - 'too bad'? Why does not one news commentator ask such a common sense question but then says they have to present 'both sides' - as if there are two sides to this argument - a person not willing to sell or provide service for a person due to their opinion - we need to realize this - religion is just that - one's opinion and nothing more. Also another critical question - why does no one state to the business owner - 'sure you have your call for religious rights - though you are misusing the 1st ammendment -but do you realize that all rights, including the ones you invoke must be balanced against public cause and public good? There are no rights that are absolute and infinite. 
      Back to the corporate person point - People are the center of the issues, the laws, and the matters that matter - corporations, like money, and the rest are simply imaginary concepts we invent to create means to do business, communicate, and and the like. People are real and people matter. 
      Sorry for so much ranting, but thank you for bringing this to the forum for discussion.
      Bill Moyers site has a lot of great news and people there who express these points of view. He used to be on TV, then no longer could be. 
      Thanks, hugs, Briana : )

    • April 21, 2016 7:30 PM BST
    •  I looked up the meaning of "oligarchy" and I can see why the term is being used lately.
      The claims that 1 percent of the citizenry is controlling 99 percent of the wealth seems to fit but it doesn't sound right to me. For some strange reason corporations are considered individuals - why? They're businesses so the should be treated as such (IMHO). They should be taxed fairly.   Any opinions?
      It appears that if you want to run for any office, you have to have the money to have your name in front of the people. You have to make promises, it seems.  Any opinions?
      There used to be an anerchist here - I wonder what happened?

    • December 8, 2015 11:11 AM GMT
    • Hello from northern Oregon! I'm new to this site. I'm definitely willing to connect with anyone online.

    • October 19, 2015 5:15 AM BST
    •  Hello!

      So, we all know how hard it can be to navigate through health insurance let alone doing it when you are transgender. I am trying to change that, at least within my company. Name changes, gender markers, routine health care and surgery are all things that are extremely necessary, yet they are often overlooked in our community. I am in the process of putting together a proposal for a Trans Care Advocate position within my company and need some input from the trans community. I am asking to see if you would be willing tofill out this short, 5 question survey about health insurance and the trans individual. It is completely anonymous and will only take a minute, but with this data perhaps I can convey the large need for health insurance to be more inclusive, understood and supported. Thank you for your time!

      Link: http://goo.gl/forms/UTJGG3207R 

       

      Thank you again!

    • October 6, 2015 8:31 PM BST
    • Well the jama party was great - I arrived "fashonably" late. Picked up that habit somewhere. Had to twist my own arm because I couldn't shut up. I was in a "me,me, me" mode. Sorry ladies. I hope I'm forgiven.
      Let me know when we will do it again - please?
       
      xxxooo Gracie

    • September 26, 2015 10:02 PM BST
    • I do hope you'll make the PJ party next Saturday. I'm all set - look at my new picture. Well, what would expect from an 83 year old CD?  I looked through the Victoria's Secret selection and decided "oh well."
      As the old saying goes "Be there or be square"
      Remember I live in the Central Standard Time Zone and London, England is 6 hours ahear. Check your smart phone.
      xxxoooGracie

    • September 12, 2015 4:50 PM BST
    • Thank you Briana Q. I'm happy to see someone else is reading my babble.
      xxxooo

    • September 11, 2015 10:16 PM BST
    • There needs to be more postings on the forums - that's the message I got when signing in. If I'm correct then here goes... What's going on in my life? I'm getting older (note: not old but older) and I'm treated with some respect which is a new experience for me. Doors get held open - wow! Do I appear "needy"...  I guess and I definately say "thank you" to the nice people.  What else... I'm avoiding all the campaign nonsense. I wish we had a specified time for election campaigning and anyone avoiding that restriction should be fined. Wishful thinking.   I have been avoiding by using my computer to watch old movies and tv shows. I have to say it wasn't planned. My own tv died; it had served me well. So I started to watch programs on Youtube and I get to see all I missed. Even way back. I even watched some "Silent" movies - I wasn't born at that time - I swear.  Life can be fun xxxooo to all

    • September 6, 2015 11:42 AM BST
    • Let's hope this pans out nationwide. If it's anything like Obama Care and the way states can bypass and obstruct the federal laws we may see a very uneven coverage for people. Still it is big news and a definite step in the right direction. I'm struggling to get hormones these days consistantly due to cost factors which is not good and could really use this as protection. Thanks for sharing this Emma. It is encouraging to see. 

    • September 4, 2015 1:52 PM BST
    • Dear Friend,

      Amazing news! We are now one huge step closer on the path toward nationwide coverage of transition-related care.

      Today, the Obama Administration announced proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). This provision bars discrimination in health facilities and most insurance plans. These new proposed rules would make it illegal to categorically deny health care coverage related to gender transition in most private insurance plans, as well by state Medicaid programs, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and in the Indian Health Service.

      Though it may be months before the rule is finalized, when it is, it will be one of the biggest victories for transgender people ever.

      Learn more details about the proposed federal rule here.

      In the coming days, we will put out more information about what the rule would mean and let you know what you can do to ensure the proposed rule becomes a final rule.

      This amazing news is the culmination of years of advocacy by the National Center for Transgender Equality. Since the law’s passage in 2010, we have pressed the federal government to use its authority to make clear that all types of discrimination against transgender people by health care providers and insurance companies should be deemed illegal.

      We all know how life-saving this care is. Everyone in our community deserves full access to health care to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. This proposed rule is a huge step towards that goal, and NCTE will continue to fight until ALL of us have the health care we deserve.

      Sincerely,
      Mara Keisling
      Executive Director 
      National Center for Transgender Equality

    • August 27, 2015 10:19 PM BST
    • Hotlines:

      1800-LIFEWET

      Trevor Society Lifeline - 1866-488-7386

      Trans Line (I personally had a really great experience with this one): 1877-565-8860

    • August 7, 2015 4:42 PM BST
    • The way I use sarcasm, it's an art form.

    • August 6, 2015 10:15 PM BST
    • I know some(ha!) of my posts might have an undertone of sarcasm - maybe. Really, I'm a happy person and I don't want to give the impression that I'm depressed or angry with the world. I try to write about silly stuff or some odd sights I see.  For example: Last week I had to drive on a highway that scares me. There are too many hazzards and the other drivers are in too much of a hurry - not that I'm a slow driver. Admittedly, I drive over the speed limit but not very far over. I see some "dumb" driving and I see some rude driving. Do I complain? You betcha! Loud and clear - while driving --it takes some of the stress away.
      Way back, when I was a youth, I learned or rather was taught how to psyc myself. It's kept me on even keel and helps me to keep out of other peoples business. It also tried to spread it around to my students when I was teaching. 
      Gee, I guess I got that off my mine. Back to reading (the late) Terry Pratchett's books. 
      xxxooo
      Gracie

    • July 29, 2015 10:20 PM BST
    • Aren't computers wonderful - there are people working day and night coming up with new uses and functions for computers.  The iPhones are a great example. I used to be able to recognise people either near or at a short distance but now they're either playing a game or texting while walking - head down and not looking at where their going.
      I was driving the other day in a parking lot , no less, and got glared at by a young child. I slowed to allow this kid and his father to cross in front of me. The kid was busy with his gadget and not moving fast enough to suit his father. The parent gave him a push and what was his reaction - he turned around and glared at me - probably because he lost his game. 
      I don't know anyone who answers their iPhone - I always get "leave a message" - whoppie! 
      This idea of having a computer doing the driving instead of me, troubles me greatly.
      Where does the computer get its driving permit?
      What happens to the computers that break the traffic laws?  
      Can I get a pre-computer vehicle?
      Any opinions?

    • July 7, 2015 7:08 PM BST
    • It is indeed my play. I've been in show biz most of my life, on broadway, off b'way, etc. etc. A few years back I decided to focus my work on teaching acting/voice to those pursuing the biz, then start writing/directing.  Most of what I write is LGBT focused in some way or another. My other "baby" right now is called The Crusade of Connor Stephens, which we're trying to get funds together to take for an off-b'way run.  Also a LGBT play dealing with gay parents/gun violence/religion.  www.thecrusadeofconnorstephens.com

       

      So, since Persian Prince with Pooya is in a festival, it's a very short run -- just the three performances (we actually just got a fourth performance awarded to us based on interest and ticket sales, but that hasn't been announced yet!)  Performance dates and tickets are at www.deathofthepersianprince.com 

       

      But of course what we're hoping is that some industry people will attend and want to license the show in other areas as well.  That's always the goal!!! But for me, it's also a bigger issue -- to try to continue education for and about all of us in the LGBT community. :)

    • July 7, 2015 6:05 PM BST
    • It is your play? That is really interesting! So, you must be in theater? How long will the play run? Maybe, I should go see it?

    • July 7, 2015 4:05 PM BST
    • Hi, John!  They are all wonderfully talented and supportive -- and Pooya is really cool.  She's been through a lot considering, adding being Iranian to everything else one goes through when transitioning, but she's come out all the better for it. I'm lucky to have such great actors in the play, and such great new friends. ;)

    • July 7, 2015 3:46 AM BST
    • Wow, I really liked the clip. Pooya seems cool. They all do!

    • July 6, 2015 7:38 PM BST
    • As a follow up to my invitation to attend our new play Death of the Persian Prince, I wanted to invite everyone to watch these videos to meet our talented cast -- including our lead actress Pooya, who is a transgendered Iranian woman -- smart, beautiful, and so wonderful in the show.  Hope you all can come see her in the role! The video playlist will be updated with more interviews (including one specifically with Pooya), so check back often.

       

      https://youtu.be/Qcp0S5IoCtA?list=PLU28_yktFYjzYl2ZsmtbyhRvAE-hMtA9I

       

      Love and light to all!

       

      Dewey

    • July 6, 2015 11:01 AM BST
    • My living situation is no better; but a lot has changed otherwise.

       

      No longer a Crossdresser (ignore my un-changeable profile); I know a lot more about myself (and my true self) than mortals of imbecilic planet Earth are ever going to accept (you religiously brainwashed f*cktards!), but that's NOT my bloody problem, that's your problem, because your God won't save you. (doesn't exist)

       

      Anyway, yeah. If I hadn't gotten help by now, I sure as sh!t am not going to get it at any time, unless someone breaks away from the Master Plan, and tells Fate to f*ck off.

       

      I've already taken steps to take some elaborate, and desparate measures.

       

      In truth, all I really need to do is learn how to reduce the size of people, and then I can take their shrunken bodies and do away with them however I see fit.

       

      While I learn how to do that, I'll take my skills in swordsmanship and use them if need be. Those whom have great skill with a sword can defy fear of any other weapon, especially a fire arm. With one fell swoop, a bullet can be sliced in two, and with the next, the fire arm as well (which may sever a finger or a hand in the process too).

       

      Off topic: Oi, almost every night, there's this pissed off cat screeching, hissing and what-not. Right outside my window, for two months now...

    • July 1, 2015 11:33 PM BST
    • I joined this forum after being approached on Twitter and now I'm wondering if I belong...

       

      I'm an agender demigirl, and I do identify as trans because I recently came out after believing myself a cis woman all my life. But this label is non-binary vs. binary.

       

      I don't want to be the only agender person on here. 

    • June 29, 2015 6:49 PM BST
    • Thanks, Mary Grace for the well wishes!! I'll let you know how it goes! :)

    • June 29, 2015 5:51 PM BST
    • Let us know how the pplay is received by the theatre going public.
      good kuck

    • June 29, 2015 2:41 PM BST
    • John -- Such a nice response!  If the play should get picked up by other theaters in other locations, I'll keep you poasted. ;)

    • June 29, 2015 2:14 PM BST
    • I would love to go, but I am not in NYC

    • June 29, 2015 3:24 AM BST
    • Hi --

       

      I wanted to invite the NYC Transsexual community to my new play called Death of the Persian Prince which is having its world premiere at The Midtown International Theater Festival.

       

      Our lead actress is a talented, beautiful transsexual, and the show deals with the abuse and lack of LGBT rights in Iran. It is a dramatic, emotional piece that we feel needs to be heard to help continue to promote tolerance and love. You can read about the show at www.deathofthepersianprince.com

       

      The play premieres July 23rd @ 8:00pm, the 25th @5:30pm, and the 26th @1:00pm at the Davenport Black Box Theater, 354 W. 45th Street between 8th and 9th. Tickets are $20, but I invite anyone on this board to use the code FRIENDSFAMILY and get a 20% discount if reservations are made in advance of July 23rd. You can make reservations directly at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/947701.


      Sending love and light to everyone!

    • May 3, 2015 7:18 PM BST
    • We noticed the water being injected into the chickens - and other birds as well.  We had cornish rock hens last week and when we thawed them they resembled little canaries. Luckily we found a butcher shop that doesn't carry frozen - praise the goddess!

    • May 3, 2015 2:57 PM BST
    • Thanks for the warning.  There is far too much sugar, fat and salt in most food and drink sold in supermarkets.

      Perhaps there's a gap in the market for someone to start a chain of shops that sells fresh produce that's not stuffed with chemicals to give it a longer shelf life!

      By the way, also look out for frozen chicken and other meats.  They are often injected with water to increase the weight and make you think you're getting more for your money.  It's possible that a fifth of the weight of a pack of frozen chicken is just injected water!  What a rip-off!

      Hugs, Katie   :)

    • May 3, 2015 1:42 AM BST
    • I'm kicking my alcohol consumpsion for the time being. I needed a substitute to help me take the place temporarily - I tried tomato juice - yuk it need a shot of vodka. I tried plain water I started to feel like a fish tank. My bride suggested I try apple juice - too sweet. I made the mistake of trying  "cran-apple" juice. 
      Wow, talk about a sugar high!
      So I read the lable.
      The serving size is 8 oz. and the whole bottle contained 64 oz.
      Under the nutritional stuff is listed 31 grams of sugar per 8 oz.
      Doing my math 31 grams = 1 oz.  
      8 x 8 = 64 therefore there are 8 oz. sugar in the bottle - that's half a pound.  No wonder my head felt the way it did. Luckily I didn't break out with hives.  I'm sure all dentists recommend "cran-apple."
      So beware and read labels. The labels might me start drinking booze again.