Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hillary Clinton and her Upside Down Flag Stars 

Doing the rounds is this image, not a fake:

It's actually from her website. So people are saying she is a satanist etc. Well, the Republicans use them as well, here's their official logo:

But it used to be like this:

Surely Obama will just point this out, say that all of his opponents (Republican & Democrat) are with the Illuminati and lizard people, and he'll romp in!

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Goddam Credit Card Fraud 

Second time in 4 months, my cards have cancelled because someone overseas tried using my number. Interestingly, after the first time, I've only used my new card (with new number) in Australia, with the exception of CD WOW, the ultra-cheap online CD/DVD store.

And a web search quickly found this:
Ordered something from CD wow this morning, and just received a phone call from the bank saying they suspected account fraud. They confirmed details etc so we know it was definitely the bank (and didnt give them any details just in case!)

They said that there were 2 payments taken from abroad and told me the amounts. Realised that it was from CD wow and said they were ok. They then said that there was later £1 taken for apple itunes - which we dont even have an account with. They said that they often find that people using someone elses details will make a £1 purchase to test it out before using it more.

Account has been blocked and a new card is being sent out

Would steer clear of CD wow in future as this is the only place we have used that we havent previously (always use big name companies and never had a problem before) and now it looks as though the details have been stolen


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jerry O'Connell plays Cruise 

A very good piss-take of the recent Cruise video - if there is ever a Cruise biopic, Jerry could easily play the part. Respect.


Monday, January 21, 2008

99 Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack 

It's in my genes to have a heart attack at a young age, so I pleased to find this list of 99 tips for preventing it. Some faves are:

1. Rise and dine. In a study of 3,900 people, Harvard researchers found that men who ate breakfast every day were 44 percent less likely to be overweight and 41 percent less likely to develop insulin resistance, both risk factors for heart disease.

4. Go fishing for tuna. Omega-3 fats in tuna help strengthen heart muscle, lower blood pressure, and prevent clotting - as well as reduce levels of potentially deadly inflammation in the body. Plus, tuna’s high in protein. Research shows that consuming more protein may lower a man’s risk of heart disease by nearly 26 percent.

12. Order take-out. Lots of Chinese and Indian foods contain ginger or turmeric - spices packed with natural anti-inflammatories. “Anything that helps keep levels of inflammation low is good for your heart,” says Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Eating Well for Optimum Health.

14. Swap sugar for honey. Researchers at the University of Illinois found that honey has powerful antioxidant qualities that help combat cardiovascular disease, while sugar consumption can lower your levels of HDL cholesterol, potentially increasing your risk of heart-related disorders.

33. Double the tomato sauce. The lycopene in tomatoes prevents the harmful buildup of cholesterol on artery walls. So double up the sauce on your pizza and pasta.

49. Bike away the blues. Men who are suffering from depression are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease as guys who aren’t depressed. So c’mon, get happy. In a trial of 150 men and women, Duke researchers found that after just 3 months of treatment, antidepressants and exercise were equally effective at relieving almost all symptoms of depression.

53. Watch a scary movie. Anything that causes your heart to race - slasher flicks, a good book, even being in love - also makes your heart stronger, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Upsetting the rhythm once in a while is like hitting your heart’s reset button, which helps it keep on ticking.

63. Take Monday off. The reduction in stress from missing a few days of work shrinks heart-attack and stroke risk by nearly 30 percent, according to a new study conducted at the State University of New York.

65. Buy a punching bag. A Harvard study found that men who express their anger have half the risk of heart disease compared with men who internalize it.

70. Move to the sticks. Or sleep with earplugs. German researchers found that people who endured nighttime sound levels that averaged higher than 55 decibels - about the volume of a washing machine or a coffee percolator - were twice as likely to be treated for high blood pressure as those who slept with sound levels under 50 decibels.

72. Be a sponge. Loma Linda University researchers found that drinking five or more 8-ounce glasses of water a day could help lower your risk of heart disease by up to 60 percent - exactly the same drop you get from stopping smoking, lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol numbers, exercising, or losing a little weight.

80. Pull it. By the age of 20, up to 65 percent of men have at least one misaligned wisdom tooth that will never come in properly. Leave the tooth alone and bacteria can collect around it in a pocket, increasing your risk of all kinds of infections, including periodontal disease - which has been linked to heart disease.

94. Get your daily B vitamins. A study at the Cleveland Clinic found that men with diets low in B vitamins were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease as men with higher levels in their systems.

95. Take aspirin. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found that regular aspirin consumption cut the risk of coronary heart disease by 28 percent in people who had never had a heart attack or stroke, but were at heightened risk. For maximum impact on your blood pressure, take a low dose just before bed.

96. Don’t double dip. Heart patients who took ibuprofen along with their aspirin had a nearly 75 percent higher risk of premature death than those taking only aspirin, according to a study, conducted in Scotland, of more than 7,000 participants.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Is the CIA counterfeiting US $100 notes? 

If you are a fan of Occam's Razor, "all other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best", then the natural conclusion from this article, even before any mention of the CIA, is that the super fakes are coming from the US Treasury:
Whatever the origin of the bills, “it’s by far the most sophisticated counterfeiting operation in the world,” said James Kolbe, a former congressman from Arizona who oversaw funding for the Secret Service. “We are not certain as to how this is being done or how it’s happening.”

•The paper appears to be made from the same cotton and linen mix that distinguishes U.S. currency from others. It includes the watermarks visible from the other side of the bill, colored microfibers woven into the substrate of the banknote and an embedded strip, barely visible, that reads USA 100 and glows red under ultraviolet light.

•The bills include tiny microprint that appears as a line to the naked eye, but under magnification is actually lettering around the coat of Benjamin Franklin or hidden in the number 100 that reads either USA 100 or The United States of America.

•The same optically variable ink, or OVI, is used on the number 100 on the bottom right side of the bill. Exclusively made for, and sold to, the United States, this OVI ink gives the appearance of changing color when a banknote is viewed from different angles.

•At least 19 different versions have been printed, each corresponding to a tiny change in U.S. engraving plates — an odd thing for any counterfeiter to do. Also, they show practically invisible but intriguing additions.

•Stranger yet, the number of supernotes found indicates that whoever is printing them isn’t doing so in large quantities. Only $50 million worth of them have been seized since 1989, an average of $2.8 million per year and not even enough to pay for the sophisticated equipment and supplies needed to make them.
And just when you are thinking "inside job", this seals it:
Klaus Bender, the author of Moneymakers: The Secret World of Banknote Printing, said the phony $100 bill is “not a fake anymore. It’s an illegal parallel print of a genuine note.” He claims that the supernotes are of such high quality and are updated so frequently that they could be produced only by a U.S. government agency such as the CIA.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tom Cruise on Scientology 

Removed from YouTube, but for the time being still available at iKlipz:

Tom Cruise: actor, scientologist, bat-shit crazy. This is a leaked video of a segment that was shown at the scientology award ceremony when Tom Cruise was presented with the IAS Freedom Medal of Valor in 2006 (which is an award scientologists get for passing their Ultimate Test – jumping onto a couch on national television)


Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Australian Words 

"These phrases and more are contenders in an online vote organised by Australia's Macquarie Dictionary to select the Word of the Year 2007."

globesity - the problem of rising obesity around the globe.
floordrobe - the use of the floor as a substitute wardrobe.
salad dodger - an overweight person.
microgrom - surfer under the age of 10.
griefers - players who deliberately sabotage online computer games.
kippers - adult children who fail to leave home (Kids In Parents' Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings).

My vote goes to:

Man flu - a minor cold contracted by a man who then proceeds to exaggerate the symptoms.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Funny begging signs 

If I was to see either of these signs, I'd just have to give. Maybe a charity could provide beggars with funny signs? More such pics here.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Shocking Toxic Dump - Twice the Size of Britain 

In one of the few places on Earth where people can rarely be found, the human race has well and truly made its mark. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies a floating garbage patch twice the size of Britain. A place where the water is filled with six times as much plastic as plankton. This plastic-plankton soup is entering the food chain and heading for your dinner table.
The location is the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

No mention in the article of who intends to clean it up...


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