Wednesday, 19 July 2006

Bush's Clinton moment?

Here we see a off-duty (one hopes) moment at the G8. In this day and age, I thought that the laying on of hands was inappropriate?  

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Wonder what the poor folks are doin' today.....?

Well, it is again very hot.

p.s. That is NOT Chinese tea.

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Hot work

I would imagine that at some time or another, I have moaned about the British workman. I used to employ quite a few and was never impressed with their work rate when compared to some Europeans and transitory Oz and Kiwi labour.

One of the traders whose back yard is below our flat is having an extension built to extend his shop. This is quite a large building project that has kept me amused supervising from afar. There are generally about half a dozen guys on site and what they do is labour intensive – pushing, shoving, transporting things.

The external sensor on my little weather station registered 36 degree C at 3 pm yesterday. The builders worked all through this. No long sessions brewing up. No makee-workee in what shade there was. Good hard graft. T-shirts kept on. Big heavy boots. Gloves when handling bricks.

So – some of my general carping may have been unjustified. Certainly, these Jocks showed what can be done in the way of hard work. In my youth I used to earn female-entertaining money with a holiday and week-end job as a labourer on a building site and know first hand that it is not easy money.

Sunday, 16 July 2006

Live well - go to hell

This is from the blogger who creates news from facts and events. Very amusing but this is one that stands out for me. Thankfully, I have a excellent GP and this is a scenario I could image myself into.
After a recent visit to a doctor, one 60-year-old patient in California, who has spent the last several years following the recommendations of the health industry, was taken aback by his doctors comments and is now considering reverting back to all his old bad habits."I recently picked a new primary care physician and after two visits and dozens of lab test he said I was doing fairly well for my age," he said. "I was curious whether or not he thought I'd live till eighty so I asked him." He said the doctor then asked him a slew of questions including whether he smoked or drank, whether or not he ate red meat, whether he spent too much time in the sun playing golf, sailing, hiking or bicycling, whether he gambled too much, drove too fast or had sex too often to which the answer to each was no.The doctor finished his notes then looked at his patient and shook his head before asking him one final question."Then why do you give a shit if you live to be 80?"

Dangerous Holy lands
are a good attempt to show just how serious the situation is in Israel and surrounds.