Sunday, 28 October 2012


  If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth.
   If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.
   To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
   Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
   Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
   People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
   Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
   Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
   Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
   The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
   Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more   than 7  minutes and 58 seconds.
   The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
   It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
   Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousand of years.
   Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
   If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
   Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
   Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
   Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
   The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
   Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
   Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450?F
   The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
   Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean
   The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man
   Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
   The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
   The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
   In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
   Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
   Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
   A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
   The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent
   Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
   The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
   If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day

   When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight
   In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed
   Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
   Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams
   The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year
   The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust. Imagine how much more the sun increases every day by accumulating space debris.
   Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters
   Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy. Remember the Fiat Topolino?
   Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down
   Everything weighs one percent less at the equator
   For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off
   The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
   And last but not least:

   In 2012, December has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!

   This is called 'money bags'. So send this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days.
   Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of the year.

Friday, 19 October 2012


Even before its inception it is a history of killing, conquering and atrocities. When Columbus, who never set foot on the continent, arrived at the islands of Hispanolia where he managed to kill practically the total indigious population as an entertainment using various types of torture.
The real discoverer of the continent was Amerigo Vespucci, who had a more human character and did not go on a killing spree.
In history we are taught about the atrocities of Ghengis Khan and family, the Huns, the Roman invaders, but more often than not after the fighting they brought a level of organization and prosperity.
In North America almost all settlers came from Europe and right after arrival it was a race to occupy precious land with wealth in the ground, killing buffalo by the millions for the fur only (till there were none left), grow cattle or crops (mainly learned from the natives). This land was appropriated by force with the help of the military pushing the natives towards hostile environments with severe weather conditions, poor soil and no game.
See my article:

It did not take long to start eradicating the indigeous people, called indians because of ignorant Columbus who thought having arrived in India (West Indies).
Since 1774 the war of independence (which went on till 1783) and the moment some sort of government was established the never ending wars of conquer started. It needed another war of independence in 1812.

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Quand j'étais un enfant aux Pays-Bas, nous ne pouvions pas attendre que la glace avait une épaisseur suffisante pour commencer à patiner. Nous avons pris de grands risques allant à toute vitesse sur la glace toute mince qui craquait et souvent aussi il y avait des parties non gelés. Nous aimions également continuer à avancer sur la glace lorsque la fonte était installée et c'était encore plus dangereux, parce que la glace devient cassante et se fissure beaucoup plus facile que quand au début du gel.En patinant sur du épais, surtout la glace blanche casse totalement à l'improviste. En outre, il se brise en gros morceaux et vous glissez sous la glace en essayant d'attraper un bord pour grimper dessus, c'est tellement fragile en se cassent et ça vous mènera nulle part jusqu'à ce que vous pourriezarriver à la rive si vous aviez la chance ou c'est la noyade glaciale.

En regardant les systèmes financiers mondiaux il ya une analogie, on dirait vraiment la même chose. Wheeler Dealers dans les banques frénétiquement saisissent des morceaux, des morceaux glissants d'équité qui ont perdu depuis ses années leur lustre et en le poussant vers l'avant tout frénétiquement furtivement brassant avec les mains et les pieds.Ils savent que la glace (actions) est en train de fondre et ils resteront à la fin avec des mains pleines de boue en forme de papier sans valeur qui a été trêmpé dans l'eau pendant des années, l'impression sur elle est devenue une tache moisie et ils peuvent en faire des grosses boules de papier mâché avec cela, en tenant frénétiquement.L'ère du papier maché est terminée, c'est fini.Nous devons maintenant revenir à des choses réelles que vous pouvez tenir dans votre main et le commerce pour d'autres choses qui ont une valeur et qu'on peut tenir dans la main.


When I was a kid in Holland, we could not wait till the ice got thick enough to start skating. We were taking great risks going off at speed on thin ice that was cracking and often also there were complete unfrozen parts. We would also keep on going on the ice when the melting set in and then it was even more dangerous, because the ice became brittle and would crack much easier than when the frost set in.
You would skate on fairly thick, mostly white ice and could go though totally unexpectantly. Also it would brake into big chunks and you would slide under the ice and try to grab an edge to climb on, which would brittle and break and get you nowhere until you could get to the shore if you were lucky or you just drowned.

Looking at the world financial systems there is an analogy, it really looks the same. Wheeler dealers in the banks frantically  grabbing pieces of slippery chunks of equity that have lost its shine years ago and pushing it forward while frantically peddling with hands and feet's.
They know the ice (equities) is melting away and they will hold in the end their hands full of mud in the shape of worthless paper that has been lying in the water for ages, the print on it has become smudged to a blurr and they are making large balls of papier maché with this, while frantically holding on.
The paper age is over, its finished.
We now have to go back to real stuff that you can hold in your hand and trade for other things that have value and one can hold in the hand.