Cry? Rage? Turn your back on civilization & move to a deserted island?
That’s what David Glasheen did, making himself a modern-day Robinson Caruso.
As reported by Daily Mail, twenty-five years ago, Glasheen lost his 10 million dollar (6.5 British pounds) fortune in the 1987 stock market crash. Five years later, the Aussie business tycoon ditched civilization to become a castaway on a tiny island along the north-eastern coast of Australia.
But if you do happen to be Oscar Pistorius, don’t expect everyone to cheer you on. And don’t count on prosthetics to be your saving grace in the 2012 London games. Those life-altering prosthetics may turn out to be your downfall.
Says Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun Times, “I think those blades give the South African runner a competitive advantage, and that he shouldn’t have been allowed to participate in the Olympics.”
Morrissey is not alone in his criticism of the use of prosthetics in the Olympics.
As reported in The Guardian, British Cooperative Group (BCG), one of the largest food retailers in the United Kingdom with a policy already in place against importing produce from illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, is now extending that policy by ending trade with companies who still export such products.
Okay, you know I love animal research. I’ve traveled to Costa Rica to study mating rituals in various reptile species…to Sri Lanka to study familial relationships in elephant groups…to Madagascar to study offspring relationships between lemur mothers & newborns…the list goes on.
If I could, I would travel country by country absorbing every ounce of animal knowledge I could – from how they eat to how they have s-e-x.
That’s what’s these fascinating news items are about. Animal s-e-x. Specifically, that almighty protuberance prized much more by male homosapiens than animals.
In the years just after Spain’s civil war, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco arrested tens of thousands of former Republicans and other dissidents. The children of these dissidents were taken away from their families and placed in state-run orphanages or convents to be reassigned to families “whose values better coincided with the regime’s.”
UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, admitted Palestine as a full member this week after receiving 107 “YES” votes, a two-thirds majority.
As reported by The Washington Post, “Huge cheers erupted in the Paris meeting hall when the Palestinian membership was approved.” However, the U.S., having voted “NO” along with a minority of other countries – which included its staunch ally Israel – had an altogether different response.
In light of current global financial downturns, an old transportation venue rapidly spreading throughout 5,000 cities in 45 countries is poised to make a serious U.S. comeback.
As reported by FastCompany‘s Michael J. Coren, “It is possible the recession, and rising oil prices, will push more Americans to share rides to work each day. There will likely be plenty of carpool competition to put them there.”
Butter, milk, pizza, oils, even pre-cooked foods…all will now be taxed in the amount of 16 kroner (aprox. US $2.87) per kilogram of saturated fat. For the past week, in order to avoid the pending price increases, Denmark citizens have been stocking up on saturated fatty items.