Thought for the day…” Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience” (Mark Twain). ” A fool and his money are soon partying’.
Saw a couple of interesting stories in the news. In Britain, Barclays bank is planning to cut 12000 jobs yet at the same time, is raising bonuses for investment bankers. According the British Guardian newspaper, the average bonus paid last year to investment bankers was over GBP 60 000 each. That will not be happy reading to the 12 000 Barclays staff who will lose their jobs. Also interesting in the news, again from Britain, is that the police there will be able to access people’s private medical records online. So much for privacy and for the doctor-patient relationship. There is a good website on the internet which often reveals stories like these, usually very good reading, http://www.infowars.com Many of the articles are about things that they would probably prefer that you do not know.
Spring sunshine over an Icelandic fishing village for today’s photo. Iceland has a small population, around 300 000 people and averages around 3 people per square kilometre. Its flag, a red and white cross on a blue background is said to represent the sea (blue), snow (white) and volcanoes (red). There are around 130 volcanic mountains on Iceland, several of them still active. The capital, Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital. Interestingly, beer was banned in Iceland until 1989, prostitution became illegal in 2009 and strip clubs were banned in 2010. Another interesting fact is that Icelanders drink more Coca-Cola per person than any other nation.
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Thought for the day…” An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world, a pessimist fears that this is true.”
“Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door for years”.
Did you know that the first product to get a bar code was Wrigley’s Chewing Gum? And that the liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma? And that Coca-Cola was originally green? And that Icelanders consumer more Coca-cola per capita than any other nation. Celery requires more calories to eat and consume than it contains.
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