Tuesday, 11 October 2011

News and views of the day..


"Governments do not govern, schools don’t educate, jobs don’t produce, food doesn’t nourish, nations are not sovereign, wars are peace actions, money is fiat, books aren’t read, laws protect the criminal, medicine doesn’t heal, the information age has duped, journalism doesn’t inform..."

Current affairs 
Today, Pearl (4yo) while eating icecream in the back of the car said " I just did a rainbow burp!" I wonder what's at the "other end" of the rainbow. ;)

"Let's pretend for a moment that Greece is a human being. I'll call him George.

George is a hairdresser and makes $40,000 per year. George has limited assets. He has zero savings, no precious metals, and is way underwater on his mortgage. His credit card debt is over $100,000, and his bare minimum living expenses are $45,000 annually, over 10% more than he makes. George's credit is pitiful, and he cannot obtain any more new loans.

George's neighbor Hans has a big family. All the kids work hard and contribute to the family savings. Hans sees George's plight and decides the neighborhood has to stick together; he starts loaning George some money out of his family's savings, and eventually begins to take on more and more of George's personal debts.

Many of the other neighbors-- Luciano, Seamus, and Juan-- are in the same boat as George: drowning in debt with massive personal expenses and no hope to pay them back.

Everyone is looking to Hans for help. He's the responsible one in the neighborhood. Now, Hans doesn't want them all to go bust because he knows it would be bad for the neighborhood property values... but Hans's children are balking at the prospect of working hard on their newspaper routes just so that George can keep his plasma screen TV. "


Recent studies show that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as some standard hypertension drugs can. Hibiscus is widely consumed around the world as a ruby-colored, lemony beverage (it’s the main ingredient in Red Zinger tea). Hibiscus is safe and, unlike most blood pressure drugs, rarely causes side effects. Plus, hibiscus plants can be grown in much of the United States, so you can actually grow your own blood pressure medicine.

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"Cadbury has created Cadbursz_screme_egg_1.jpgry Screme Egg Minis in time for Australia’s own Halloween.
The new eggs are a miniature version of the Cadbury Creme Eggs and are filled with “green gooey goodness” encased in Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate."

My egg rant..
Special just isn't Special any more when it is an every day thing. I loved gooey fondant eggs and looked forward to them every Easter, but creme eggs are not green eggs. Though perhaps Dr Zuess would disagree. I also refused to buy or make Hot cross Buns any day other than Good Friday. And presents are for Birthdays and plum pudding for Christmas. And it's the anticipation and rarity that makes it special. So Cadbury is going to make everyone sick to death of fondant filled egg type things and then they will disappear and that will be that..
(thanks for this Teagan)

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