Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Health News, News, Standout, The Organic Gourmet, They Said What | Tags: Bacon Cancer, Beef Cancer, Cancer, Diet, Health, Smoking, The Organic Gourmet, WHO, World Health Organisation | Comments Off on BACONS as BAD as Smoking!?
According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, Bacon is BAD! More accurately, the study says that processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colon cancer and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation experts say, in a potentially heavy blow for the global meat industry.
The analysis of 800 studies from around the world by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC – found “sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer”.
“Each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent,” it said in a statement.
The category includes meat that has been salted, cured, fermented or smoked, hot dogs, sausages, corned beef, dried meat like beef jerky or South African biltong, canned meat or meat-based sauces.
The finding supports “recommendations to limit intake of meat” particularly in processed forms, the IARC said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, They Said What | Tags: australia, Australia Votes, Australian Landmark, Australian Sports Party, Breasts in Politics, Clive Palmer, naked, Topless, WA Senate Election 2014 | Comments Off on Is Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?
As polling booths prepare to open across Perth, one political party has ramped up its media presence with that standard Aussie manoeuvre, a pair of strategically place boobs.
In this latest round of political campaigning – Senate seats for Western Australia – The Australian Sports Party has posted a joke on it’s Facebook page that has many wondering what direction – if any – the party intends to canvas punters on.
Australia has a rich history of political cranks, our last election, 2013, witnessed a cacoffiny of crazy, odd-ball candidates.
From Clive Palmer’s paranoia – the billionaire turned politician still reckons lefty Greens are funded by the CIA – to the dope (hemp if you must) party, This latest election – a senate only re-run due to bungling by the Electoral Commission – will surely see politics over-run by mental micro opinion?
The big question has to be ‘has Australian politics become, well, too Aussie?’ As minor, micro parties busily stitch together preferences, swapping deals in the hope of riding an unpredictable wave into the Australian Federal Parliament, the marriages are likely to be idiosyncratic matches, The Hemp, Sports and Sustainable Pollution Parties have little in common but are likely to swap preference in order to gain seats.
The Australian Sports Party -ASP – should apologise for the above Facebook photo, a prominent women’s rights group says. The picture is accompanied by an anecdote about the woman, described as “voluptuous” and a “babe”, who is running with a sign around her neck saying, “If you catch me, you can have me” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 6th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Thank F_ck it's Friday!, They Said What | Tags: Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Beyonce, Cynthia Cooper-Sherron Watkins-Coleen Rowley, Emron Whistleblowers, Golda Meir vs Richard Nixon, Madame Chiang Kai Shek, Melinda Gates, Miley Cyrus, Mother Teresa, Oprah, Queen Elizabeth II, Rosa Parks, Soong May-ling, time person of the year 2013, Wallis Simpson | Comments Off on Time Magazine Man of the Year 2013 Won’t Be A WOMAN!?
There is a slim chance that a woman is going to win Time Magazines Person of the Year 2013, not for a lack of potential candidates, Nobel Peace Prize and US Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Aung San Suu Kyi exited decades of exile, fronting up for her people in a roughly emerging democracy. If your a little more right-wing with your politicians, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has to be a contender?
If giving is a noteworthy superpower, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the astounding Gates Foundation contributed mind boggling amounts of money to bettering the worlds living standards. Ms Gates and her foundation have made $US26 billion in grants over the past 13 years, not a shabby achievement.
At the less deserving end of contributors – entertainers – there’s Oprah and Beyonce. Oprah topped Forbes ‘Highest Earning Celebrity‘ list – and while many might think that alone is enough praise, she also touched the lives of the small folk, just ask a certain Swiss shop assistant. Beyonce on the other hand could use the prize after naming her child Blue Ivy.
Don’t even get me started on the business world! Point is, there’s always a bunch of talk about including women MORE! This isn’t ever going to happen unless the kudos starts flowing. This years Time Person of the year has been shortlisted, of the ten remaining candidates, three are women. SERIOUSLY TIME! Miley Cyrus :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Education, They Said What | Tags: Australian Education Reform, Australian Politics, Catholic Education, Gonski, Tony Abbott | Comments Off on GONEski! Australian Government Ditching Education Reforms
A turnaround in policy position isn’t a huge surprise straight after an election, it sought of goes with the the furniture. Except in this case, apparently, both sides of Australian politics were in FULL agreement prior to the last election?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that 10 weeks into governing, he’s breaking a pre-election promise – to match Labor’s school funding model – saying that his government would “do a little bit better.”
However, promises to one side, Australia’s new Government has just announced it will scrap the previous – Labor – governments plan for school funding reform, and will instead renegotiate individual agreements with all states and territories within the next 12 months.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne says Labor’s arrangements will stay in place for the coming year and will then be overhauled :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: They Said What | Tags: Amazing Baby Names, Bad Taste Baby Names, Hobbit Tourism, Kiwi, Lord of the Rings, New Zealand, The Hobbit | Comments Off on Kiwis Into Some Serious ANAL!?
They’re an odd lot the Kiwis, overtly polite, a little too enthusiastic and well, very brown-slack. New Zealand government officials have released a list of baby names put forward by parents that have been rejected by the registrar of births, deaths and marriages because they were too out-there or just down-right offensive, including “V8” and “Mafia No Fear”.
The list of 77 names reveals one child was set to be called “Anal” before the Department of Internal Affairs vetoed the proposal, while another child narrowly avoided being dubbed “.” or full stop.
Other names on the list included “4Real”, “Lucifer”, and “/”. In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply “2nd”, “3rd” or “5th”.
The inhabitants of the small southern nation are apparently a proud bunch, the registrar’s rules forbid a name that might imply a child holds an official rank or title, so “King”, “Duke” and “Princess” were among those that had been turned down, we love a good over-reach!
“Justice” was the most popular, having been rejected 62 times, although “Justus” and “Juztice” also failed to gain official approval. Surprisingly there where very few applications for offensive – possibly an oxymoron – hobbit names submitted :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, They Said What | Tags: facebook, Nike, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods Nike Ad | Comments Off on SERIOUSLY? Tiger Woods Reckons Winning Takes Care of EVERYTHING!
Tiger Woods has climbed back to the top of the world golf standings, the first time since his multiple – ooops – affairs came to light, and crumpled his marriage to the gorgeous Ellin Nordegren, way back in 2010 :: Read the full article »»»»