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  • Frank J. Konopka - Political poison penI'm quite sure that the reviews of this book break down by ideology: liberals hate it, and conservatives love it! (I don't read other reviews of books I'm going to review, so I don't unconsciously regurgitate what others may have writen). Since I've given this book a 5 star rating, I'll obviously be ranked with the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy by those among us who adhere to the liberal persuasion, and they would be correct, for the most part. I grew up with liberal ideas, but getting older, holding down a job, raising a family and paying taxes, changed me into a conservative of a sort. Winston Churchill once said "If a man isn't a liberal when he's young he has no heart, and if he isn't a conservative when he's older he has no brains!" That may be overstating the case a bit, but Ms. Coulter does a good job of skewering liberal with every stroke of her word processor. I don't agree with everything she says, or espouses, but for the most part I believe in her writing. Not all conservative causes are my causes, but I shed no tears over the elections of 2000 and 2004, and am quite pleased at their results. I'm a lawyer who firmly believes that the trial lawyers are screwing up the health care industry in this country royally, but on the other hand I believe in strong gun registration laws. See, not all conservatives are rabid bomb-throwers! Some of us actually live quietly in rural areas, doing our jobs and raising our families as best we can, going to chucrh regularly, and saluting the flag when it goes by in a parade. Read this book: you'll either nod and smile with recognition, or scream out loud with indignation!
  • Toni - So far so good!After a fair amount of research, including the OK from a relative who used to design medical devices and dealt with the FDA, I bought the Tria about a month ago. Per the instructions, I have used it twice. At first I was only planning on doing my legs but since I had battery power left the first time, I've decided to do my arm pits as well. I am already noticing a decrease in the hair growth on my legs. I have not noticed much of a difference yet on my arm pits. However, I am using the lightest setting ("1") on my arm pits since it is pretty delicate skin. I also use "1" on the bikini line. I have a pretty high pain tolerance and so I was surprised that I stopped at "4" for my legs. I suspect after a few more sessions, as there are less follicles to zap, I will be able to increase it to the maximum "5" setting. The description of it feeling like a rubber band being snapped against your skin is a very good one. Several of those, fine. A half hour of that? That's why I'm at "4." As for the battery life, I am able to do my pits and bikini line on "1" and then my thighs down to just below my knees on "4" before I run out of battery. Doing my shins and calves and feet on "4" uses about half of the second charge.

    The size of the treatment area is about the size of a dime. My second session went faster, with about 30 minutes for the pits and upper legs and maybe 15 for the lower legs.

    My only complaint so far, and it is a minor one, is that the unit starts to feel a bit heavy and awkward after awhile.

    Over all, so far I am very pleased with my purchase and am even happier with its cost savings compared to going to a salon.