Gone are the days where you could go to a doctor and get a script to buy steroids from a pharmacy, due to steroids being abused by athletes and bodybuilders they are now illegal. The only way to buy steroids now is on the black market, either from a dealer or from an online source. When steroids were legal and were purchased from a pharmacy, the only steroids you could get were pharmaceutical grade which were extremely high quality and worked far better than the “underground” stuff. Today pharmaceutical steroids are harder to get hold of and cost a lot more, for this reason many people opt for black market steroids which usually are lower quality and can cause infections due to them being produced in an non-sterile environment. Only injectable steroids need to cause concern when purchased from an underground lab, oral steroids don’t need to be produced in a sterile environment.
Thanks so much for this post. I’m putting together a Reading Binder / (future) teacher resource for my son and daughter-in-law and their 1-year-old son. I have an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education (PreK), but in our classes we never did go through exact steps on HOW TO teach reading, just mainly the importance of reading and developmental levels of the young child. I started homeschooling my youngest of four only after her third grade year. So, I’m in the learning phase, myself, as to the formal HOW TO part of teaching reading to a child. I’ll be definitely adding this information to the binder, including the comments, since there’s such great info in all. I’ve seen “How to teach your child to read in 100 Easy Lessons” referenced in various blogs and homeschooling videos with mixed reviews as listed in comments above. I ran across “Starfall” and “Sing, Spell, Read, Write”, in my initial homeschooling resources research and liked what I saw. I’m reading a lot of good reviews/reports on the “Bob books” from my research. One year we bought the subscription to “Reading a-z” (readinga-) -(where you can print off books and assemble them at home) and to the accompanying on-line reading program “Raz-Kids” (raz-), then the next year we just kept the “Raz-Kids” to reduce the cost. These were pricey for a homeschooler, as the subscription was for a whole class, but there were more books available at levels a-z than we could have ever purchased individually, in addition to all sorts of matching printables, etc. It was good for me to use, since it gave me the ability to place her at the appropriate level or bounce between levels (if needed) while I figured out the whole ‘homeschooling thing’. We didn’t have the finances to keep up the subscription, but for me…I loved the ability for her to do on-line recorded readings that I was able to go back and mark and grade. Comprehension tests were available, as well. All the various printable features for grading ‘reading’ was beneficial to me, as the teacher. It provided a concrete way for me to provide a grade through the recorded readings, comprehension tests, and fluency test features. Reading a-z / Raz-Kids is a good program for kids who have already passed through the beginner stages of the reading process. I never really checked out the A,B,C,D,E,F stages of the program, as my daughter was already reading when we bought the subscription, so I can’t attest to how the program works in the beginning levels. But, overall, I loved the overall program and wish I could afford both subscriptions, again. I look forward to checking out some of the other resources listed in the comments. Thanks fellow homeschooling moms for the great input! 🙂
In February 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two AAS, testosterone and metenolone enanthate, while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2003. He claims to have purchased them over the counter, in the Dominican Republic . However, " boli ," as he referred to it, is an illegal substance in the Dominican Republic.   In an interview with ESPN two days after the SI revelations, Rodriguez admitted to using banned substances from 2001 to 2003, citing "an enormous amount of pressure to perform," but said he had not since then used banned performance-enhancing substances.   He said he did not know the name(s) of the particular substance(s) he was using, and would not specify whether he took them in injectable form.