Posted: December 10th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Blip, CRIME!, News | Tags: Cannibalism, President Putin Cannibalism Claim, Russian President, The Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Putin's Health, Yakutsk | Comments Off
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Not sure if this is a coincidence? Our favourite news wire – Reuters – has run a story on the ever-weird Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s health problems, and while the Kremlin has vehemently denied the claims, we can’t help but wonder if it was something the President ate!? Russian investigators have opened a murder case amid fears two men who survived three months lost in a remote forest might have eaten a companion to stay alive, clearly this is unrelated to Mr Putin’s health issues, unless :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, BLOGGING! | Tags: Blog, Blogging | Comments Off
As mentioned a while back in – Full Function Addict- it’s been my intention to expand this subject, it fascinates me, specifically, how some addicts become the dirt beneath our feet while others function – often more highly – in everyday life.
The thought was one of the more interesting things to come out of my Bunny Boiler experience, apparently (at the time 2008/9) I was painted into this very category by my psychotic ex and my sympathetic sister, a Heroin Addict? A Functioning Heroin Addict! A label I neither like nor dislike, the fact of the matter was that I’d never tried the drug, like most, it scares the beejeebers out of me. About 3 months ago I smoked a small amount of what I was told was H_rse, I now understand what the attraction is, I’m also now more afraid of this drug than I ever was in my chasteness.
I had of course met a Full Functioning Heroin Addict though, a close freind of Bunny Boilers, an extremely intelligent, successful, very driven and extremely charming bloke.
So how is it that people react so differently to addiction, especially with opiates. One soul tramps around the pavement hocking her body, the other casually cascades through the corridors of power. I don’t believe it has anything to do with substance availability or regularity, it’s personality all the way. We will look a little harder into this one!
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Posted: November 19th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Hard Pill to Swallow, Media, News, Television | Tags: australia, Business News, Channel Nine, Indeep Media, Media, Television, Television Network | Comments Off
Australia: The owners of television network Nine Entertainment are meeting bankers to seek more time to pay off debts of more than $2.7 billion. Media analysts predict the owners, private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific, will get short shrift, which means the network is one step closer to a crisis not seen since entrepreneur Alan Bond took Nine to the brink of financial ruin. Shareholder activist Stephen Mayne says TV network owners have a habit of borrowing too much money. That, in hindsight, seems to be the problem besetting Nine. A few weeks ago Channel Seven owner Kerry Stokes was predicting that within a year the business would be owned by the banks. Media analyst Roger Coleman from CCZ Equities agrees, saying there have simply been too many lean years in the business cycle for CVC. Nine is hoping for a two-year extension of the debts, but Mr Coleman says it is unlikely given the current uncertain economic climate. He says while there are some assets that could be sold, including Ticketek and Acer Arena, CVC would have to keep the media businesses – website NineMSN, magazine publisher ACP and Channel Nine – together. READ MORE
Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., Ramble, That Human Condition | Tags: Mary Newman, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral Royal British Navy | Comments Off
Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral Royal British Navy, was more than an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and uber-politician of the Elizabethan era, his hijinx and adventurous life was held high in the minds of most throughout the last – 20th- century. Queen Elizabeth awarded Drake a knighthood in, he was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580. He died of dysentery in January 1596 after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was a real man our Drake, and until now we knew not where that man’s finally resting place was.
More than four centuries after Drake went to his watery grave off Panama’s coast, archaeologists believe they have found two of the last ships he commanded. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Love and Other Drugs, Michael Courtenay, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition | Tags: china, community-and-societ, india, Kosovo, population-and-demographics, socially engineered, Vietnam | Comments Off
Nature provides an unbending biological standard for the sex ratio at birth of 104-106 males to every 100 females.
As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for brides. The precise consequences of what French population expert Christophe Guilmoto calls the “alarming demographic masculinisation” of countries such as India and China as the result of sex-selective abortion remain unclear. But many demographers believe the resulting shortage of adult women over the next 50 years will have as deep and pervasive an impact as climate change.
The statistics behind the warnings are grimly compelling. Nature provides an unbending biological standard for the sex ratio at birth of 104-106 males to every 100 females. Any significant divergence from that narrow range can only be explained by abnormal factors.
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Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, China, Cult of Celebrity, Facebook, Favorite New Thought . . ., M.Aaron.Silverman, Social Media, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: china, Dear Leader, facebook, Kim Han Sol, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong-il, MySpace, North Korea, Song Hye-Rim, Tokyo Disneyland, twitter, Youtube, Yuri Irsenovich Kim | Comments Off
Our favorite dicator, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il – aka Yuri Irsenovich Kim aka Dear Leader - has been in absolute power now for 18 years. Forbes ranks the Supreme Leader as 31st in it’s List of The World’s Most Powerful People. Don’t let his iron-fisted power fool you though. It seems the Genral has as much trouble as the next man keeping his family in-line. A quick rundown on our favorite dictator reveals some astounding facts:
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