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I don't like using emails to send some of the rubbish that appears in my in-box - I don't think it can be classed as anything other than junk mail. Occasionally however, something very interesting and useful appears and is worth reading. So, rather than clutter up your in-box, I have opened this page on my website which you can read if you want and ignore at your peril !!!!

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The Properties of WD40

Pass the Butter Please

The Greek Bailout Package

The 18th Camel

Junior Doctors in the NHS

 
 

 

1st March 2016

The Royal College of Nursing has weighed in on
the Government's health care proposals for the
Junior doctors in the National Health Service.


The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. 

The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the 

Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. 

The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception. 

Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted. 

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the

Pediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up." 

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the 

Radiologists could see right through it. 

The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing. 

The Ear Nose and Throat specialists didn't swallow it, and just wouldn't hear of it. 

The Pharmacists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the

Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter...." 

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the 

Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. 

The Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, but the 

Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no. 

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the arseholes in Whitehall.


 

June 2013

THE 18TH CAMEL

There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.

When the father passed away, his sons opened up the Will.

The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) and the youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total camels.

As it was not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other. So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man read the Will patiently. The wise man, after giving due thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s Will.

Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels

1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels

1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which belonged to the wise man and he took it back.

Moral: The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the 18th camel the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!

 

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March 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Greek Bailout Package                                                                                   

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note as a deposit on the reception desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the tavern. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit.

The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich German Tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, says that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works.................................................Simple.

 

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Jan 2012

Pass The Butter .. Please.    

This is interesting . .. ...

Margarine  was originally manufactured to fatten  turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their  heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get  their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal  so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?They have come out  with some clever new flavourings.   

DO  YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?  


Read on to the end...gets very interesting!   


Both  have the same amount of calories.

Butter  is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8  grams; compared   to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase  heart disease in women by  53%  over   eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent  Harvard  Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients 
in  other foods.


Butter
  has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and   
only  because  they are added!


Butter  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of  other foods.


Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .


And now, for Margarine..


Very High in Trans fatty acids.


Triples risk of coronary heart disease .
Increases  total cholesterol and LDL
 (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)


Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times.. 


Lowers  quality of breast milk.


Decreases immune response.


Decreases  insulin response.


And  here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE  IS  THE  PART  THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING! 


Margarine  is but
ONE  MOLECULE  away  from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT 


These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life  and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is  added,  changing the molecular structure of the  substance).   


You  can try this yourself:


Purchase  a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded  area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:


*  no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that should tell you something)


*  it does not rot or smell differently because it has
 no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.  Why?   Because it is nearly plastic .  Would you melt your Tupperware and  spread that  on your toast?  

Chinese Proverb:  When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it,  you have a  moral obligation to share it with  others.  

Pass the BUTTER    PLEASE

 

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Dec 2011

WD-40 uses:

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2.
Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4.. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows . (I love this one!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7.
Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewellery chains
.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13.
Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots .
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring.. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19.
Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers...
22 Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open..
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32.
Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35.
Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favourite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls.. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
P.S. The basic ingredient is
FISH Oil
!!!!!

 

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