Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Only on the Internet...

Only on the Internet...

  1. Can you post a blog entry before you have even written it.
  2. Can you receive more junk mail than lands o your doormat at home.
  3. Wake up in every Country in the world before you have fallen asleep.
  4. Read a joke you sent to friends on its return, that is now rewritten completely.
  5. Interact with real people you would never have known existed at all.
  6. Conduct a Worldwide business from your kitchen table.
  7. Watch the latest films before they reach the cinema in your Country.
  8. Find anything you need in life (Including a kitchen sink)
  9. Lose the kids for days and have to ask them their names when they finally surface.
  10. Let people into your home who would not even get through your front door in real life.
  11. Get totally confused whilst reading the last page on the Internet...
A Happy New year and lots of success to you all wherever you are in this 'Global Village'

Even if you are reading this before I've written it, don't worry there are 23
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

20 Economic explained with Cows

You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away...

You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons

You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one
more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the
United States, leaving you
with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called 'Cowkimon' and market it worldwide.

You have two cows.
You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

You have two cows,
but you don't know where they are. You decide to have lunch.

You have two cows.
You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
You count them again and learn you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

You have two cows.
You worship them.

You have two cows.
Both are mad.

Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none. No-one believes you, so they bomb the fcuk out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of Democracy....

You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Xmas to all our 5021 Friends and Contacts!

A Christmas greeting to all of our friends and contacts around this 'Global Village'

Seasons greetings and a Happy new year to you all!
Peter, Cristina and Mihai

Friday, December 19, 2008

Lost in Translation...

Okay, here I am in and they have changed my language – I ask you why? I thought I spoke English apparently not I now have to speak english! You see even English is spelt differently as well.

When I arrived at the hotel entering on the Ground floor I was corrected and informed I was on the first floor. After getting out of a ‘Taxi’, which is a ‘Cab’, getting my suitcase from the Boot, sorry trunk of the taxi, sorry cab. Puzzled as to the direction taken which turned out to be route, buying some ‘sweets’ to chew which had blank looks from the shopkeeper till it clicked I meant ‘candy’, and I meant ‘cookies’ not ‘biscuits’ and a packet of crisps had suddenly become ‘chips’!.

I felt like an alien to my own tongue, ordering a snack of ‘Aubergine and Chips’ added to an interesting exchange, this is also wrong – ‘Eggplant and French fries’ was the right mix, an eggplant is known as a Kiwi fruit in parts of England. Even the ‘Serviette’ had turned into a ‘Napkin’ and the Tomato sauce was some weird name ‘Catsup

After the meal do you think anybody would give me the ‘bill?’, No they said no one called Bill worked there, then I heard someone ask for the ‘Check’ to pay for their meal, it arrived and off they went, tried the same and ‘Hey Presto’ I paid for my meal! (A Cheque in England is another term used in banking)

Having left the hotels dining room, I headed for the reception and got a bit lost on the way so I checked with a staff member asking, “Which way to the ‘reception desk?’” was greeted with a blank look and realised I should have used ‘Front Desk’ instead. Anyway, intent on taking my luggage up to my room and resting for a short while, again a ‘lost in translation ‘situation occurred – My ‘baggage’ had been taken to my room, so no one knew where my ‘luggage’ was! On top of that, my room was 6120, horror thoughts entered my mind of being on the 61st floor of the hotel, Normality restored, and as it was pointed out that, it was room 120 on the sixth floor.

It gets better! My room had no ‘Cupboards’ at all they had turned into ‘Closets’ – The ‘Curtains’ had vanished and become ‘Drapes’ – The ‘Toilet’ had become a ‘Restroom/ Bathroom'.

As I sat on the chair next to the bed, thankful they had not changed heavily in translation, I thought about my journey after leaving the Airport – The ‘Taxi’ had become a ‘Cab’, the ‘Windscreen’ was a ‘Windshield’, the ‘Boot was the ‘Trunk’, the ‘Bonnet’ was the ‘Hood’, the ‘Motorway’ was the ‘Freeway’. The ‘Footpath’ had become a ‘Sidewalk’, the ‘Road surface’ was a ‘Pavement’ and cars did not have ‘Bumpers’ they are called ‘Fenders’

I had come here as a ‘Solicitor’ but was a ‘Lawyer’ – Had arrived in the ‘Fall’ not the ‘Autumn’ and despite being on a short working ‘Holiday’ found I was on a short working ‘Vacation’. Even my wardrobe took a hammering in some ways, my ‘Trousers’ became ‘Pants’ and various other items of clothing switched from inside to outside attire as names changed.

(Mental note) Must remenmber to spell correctly here, the habit of missing letters in English words must not be allowed to interfere with my time here; there is enough to re-learn about my English.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Has the WWW got Cobwebs?

Just a quarter of a century ago the world began to shrink with the birth of the Internet/ World Wide Web.

Today it is nearly everywhere, full of good and bad - strange and fantastic - old and new - funny and sad.

However it has spawned a 'New' Enemy for many - 'Terror by Mouse' - Yes the mouse on your computer is capable of emptying a bank account in seconds, feeding viruses to millions at a click, creating happiness and sadness in seconds.

A variation on an historical theme present throughout our human history of violence and terrorism towards each other. Today we are a 'Global Village' community; the enemy is on the doorstep, not in another country, town or city anymore. It is just here in front of you if you/ we are not careful in our behaviour using the Internet. Educating and re-educating the 'Global Villagers' against the perils of the Internet is paramount to improving World safety and the trust and respect we all rightly deserve for each other.

Where are all the millions going that end up in Nigerian bank accounts? Countless millions are taken everyday from gullible and greedy victims’ of the 'Cyber-Criminal' - Is it sitting there gathering dust and interest? Is it being re-routed to fund the atrocities we read about/ see on TV far too regularly these days? Is enough being done to ensure our children's safety? Unanswered questions that need a fair amount of investment in many ways, time, money, equipment as well as training is needed before a valid answer can be given to them.

None of these are readily available yet to the 'Cinderella' of the security systems of the WWW - Yet the cost of 1 cruise missile could easily create a far better Internet Safety centre, to begin a fight to turn the tables on Terrorism, be it on the net or in the street. Instead it is a tit-for-tat campaign with both forces engaged in a never-ending battle for supremacy.

The enemy to a free world is no longer a terrorist act in another country; no longer an enemy at the gates of freedom, the enemy is right in front of you on your desktop!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Communication - The Three P's

Three not so little words that speak volumes - or do they, do they fall on deaf ears, or kick-start your Neurons?

P Put known knowledge to use effectively.
U Use what you know to learn even more.
R React and respond to questions raised.
P Put your new knowledge to daily use.
O Observe and learn from any mistakes made.
S Seek further advice to learn much more.
E Each day has something new for you to learn.

P Put your thoughts into words.
R Reach out and share with others.
O Observe and help others grow as well.
G Grow your knowledge and experience gradually.
R Remember your weaker areas and improve on them.
E Each day is a clean page in your life.
S Sitting back and criticising others helps no one at all.
S Step in and help others grow as weak areas emerge.

P People do not always say what they see.
E Each one of us is very different from yourself.
R Reach out and share your knowledge with others.
C Care that your message is in not in coded form.
E Each case has similarities that are different in some way.
P Patience when you reveal any new truths to others.
T Time is on your side if you can be patient and have support.
I Instincts and awareness work well together.
O Others may not see as clearly as you do at this time.
N Never forget others may not like your choice of words.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Reality is... - Quotes from my Neuron

"Reality is - Fiction turned into Fact."

"Reality is - Waking up and seeing what you could have done would have helped others as well."

"Reality is - Realising that Technology is not the answer to problems, we are the answer to life’s problems."

“Reality is - Recognising that if an element of doubt exists, then you have a starting point for further progress or clarification to begin."

“Reality is - Realising that sharing an opinion is far better than keeping a thought inside your own head.”

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Moving Blogs... AOL to Blogger

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For those of you confused as to why AOL blogs are appearing on Blogger en-mass.

Fear not Blogger has kindly offered to take on the 'Nearly extinct AOL Blogs'

AOL are shutting down their Blogsite at the end of this month.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Flying Pedestrians - Death does not become them!

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Flying Pedestrians What wonderful drivers you aren't, so good at being self-centered arrogant and impatient, But before you get upset, there is one thing you are all incredibly good at - Being Impatient - yes, you know who you are, (at this point it is only fair to point out, there are some excellent drivers here in Cluj-Napoca, I counted them earlier today and still had a few spare fingers on my hand) As for the pedestrians among us, how dare you attempt to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing, it is upsetting the jokers in their killing machines (sorry cars) that must get to their destinations before they have even left home several minutes earlier. One such pedestrian (RIP) had the gall to do such an anti-social act, result - I will never have the pleasure of meeting them, or sharing a beer sometime in the future - Another result was, No more Birthday's for them - No more Birthday's to share with their children. - No more Birthday's to share with their wife. - No more Birthday's to share with anyone they know. No more Christmas Celebrations with anyone else either.

As for the killing machine (sorry car) driver, they were more concerned with the damage to their precious machine, than the death's they had caused - 'Yes' deaths, they had ended several lives in a few seconds - physical death for 1 and multiple mental deaths for others at the same time.

This wonderful driver, will have the car repaired, pay the fine, spend a short time in prison, a few points on the license (if it hasn't come from the back of a cereal packet) and go home. Loads of birthdays for them, lots more christmas presents as well, this mass murderer won't give a second thought to the carnage they have caused to several unknown to them people, human beings much better than the killer driver - The multiple victims are now doing a life sentence for them. NO they won't get over it - smart alec remarks like that, will not solve anything in the lives of the victims. Nor the mental impact of the Emergency Service Crews in attendence, or the Police Officer who has to inform the Next-of-kin of your 'Oh' so big brave act you have executed (literally)

I genuinely hope you never loose a loved one and suffer as you have made umpteen family members suffer, getting somewhere before you have even left home, is downright stupid! The Flying Pedestrian also wished to get somewhere as well, their home has been moved by you, from loved ones - to the Cemetary over looking the Town!

Next time you go out in your killing machine (sorry car) drive safer than you do now, it could be a family member of yours that's absent from the meal table tonight!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Non-Recycled Plastic Bottle

Hands up who carefully recycled the plastic bottles they used in the last year - each and everyone of us throws into ever decreasing landfill sites enough plastic bottles for us all to be proud owners of one of these giant footballs!

This is the amount of Plastic Bottles each one of us does not recycle each year, something to be proud of is it not!

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Okay - Where are my thoughts and lost minutes then?

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Well I've been thinking about today's entry, somehow the content is evading my neuron, maybe its on holiday some time on its return I may be able to answer this question, till then who knows? I certainly don't

I think, therefore I am I think, or am I here? Possibly not because I'm also where you are at this moment and will be until you think about something or someone else. So while I'm with you, you are with me, bearing in mind that the time zone I'm in is now and this blog will be visited in later as well as earlier time zones, possibly at exactly the same time as here (or is it there?) then this suggests a primative form of time travel.

You are reading my thoughts from the past, now, or are you reading them before I have even written them, the time stamp on this entry will be 2 hours before I've even written it, so that should give me time to change my entry here, before I've even thought about it in the first place, let alone started to write it.

So in effect I can change your future and mine, by writing this before it is written at a later time and still have it ready for writing before it is read by you, before it is even written, but what about those who read it in the future, can I change it before they read it? Can it be unread while it is written to those in wherever?

The answer is a resounding 'Yes' Time is an illusion, Just like payday in fact, Both are 'Man' made inventions, designed to confuse, control and keep us happy, so who needs 'Time Travel' since 'Time' is artificial?

Is time really a 'Delusion'?

Its been one of those days where the hours seem to have been metricated, result of which they only have 50 instead of 60 minutes, most annoying when they limit you to the same 24 hours that everyone else with nothing to do, things to get, or any other construct destructive, whatever.

So who has nicked the missing minutes? Several associates as well as myself, have all lost these 10 minute chunks today, so where are our minutes? So far 3 hours are missing today, the blog time stamp will be 2 hours earlier than I actually posted it, that makes a 6 hour loss!

Is time really a 'Delusion'?

Yes I do feel younger, even if a little greyer than a few days ago.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Seatbelts this time - 'Nearly Too Late!'

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A continuation from the Blog entry below this one. The entry today is from a personal friend and top surgeon in Australia. Mike Cadogan, is regularly at the 'Sharp End' of RTA's - Road Traffic Accidents - Mike has responded very quckly, with a short article with active links on the subject.

The article is reproduced exactly as received, spelling errors have been left as they are a clear indication of the effect an RTA can have a long time after the event has happened in the minds of all those who have to 'clear up' the mess after such a tragic event in far too many cases

Next time you are sitting for hours in A&E moaning about the long wait to have a sprained finger looked at - Think hard, behind the scenes a Surgeon and his team are probably fighting hard to save the life/ lives of someone who does not know they are minutes from death at all!


From my perspective at the sharp end of things it can be a controversial subject despite the incontrovertible truth that wearing a seat belt use is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries  in road trauma

See the physics in action:

On a day to day basis I treat the victims of road trauma, deal with the paramedics and police from the scene and then have to convey the bad news to the victims families.

Of the significant road trauma I deal with each week I face cases of excessive alcohol use, illicit drug use, underage drivers, street racers, innocent bystanders and pedestrians. Most of the people who actually survive long enough to be treated in a trauma centre were restrained in the car at the time of the accident; in fact over 80% of trauma victims who die at the scene of a motor vehicle crash - were not restrained at the time of impact. American studies reveal that 63% of all the fatalities form road traumawere not restrained at the time of impact.

Sure, those who arrive in hospital who were restrained at the time of impact are not without injuries - they often suffer formtrauma secondary to the seat belt restraint such as abdominal bruising, fractured sternum/clavicle, myocardial contusions and pelvic fractures. Their deceleration forces are retined within the confines of their seat and from teh imapct of the dashboard. Those non-restrained victims however suffer non-confined injuries, far less simple to define and which often involve significant head/facial injuries and spinal injuries following ejection.

I just live by the facts, and what I see every day: My kids wear seat belts and 5 point harnesses, I wear a seat blet at all times

(Link to Science Direct has been reduced in size to a 'Tiny URL') -

Mike Cadogan


Please drive safely, many lives depend on you doing so.

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Too late for Seatbelts this time

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A couple of days ago, I had one of those slow-motion unable to do anything to stop it experiences whilst out with the dogs. One of those experiences that so many wonderful emergency service people have to sadly face regularly everyday, but the aftermath. In this particular case from the sidewalk/ footpath I watched it happen - helpless to stop it from happening.

Two cars (no longer) driven by boy-racers approached a round-a-bout at excessive speed and collided with each other + a third vehicle of innocent travellers.

This is where the slow-motion kicked in...

The two boy racers side rammed the innocent travellers car unable to avoid them as well as hitting each other at the same time near-side and off-side wings grinding together. Impact speed reducing the innocent victims car almost in half its true width in seconds.

Through the windscreens emerged 2 heads then upper torso's, equally as quickly re-entered the cars they were in. The furthest of the two from me had another head do the same, this time recoil did not happen (a back seat passenger). In the car nearest to me a female passenger had a young child on her lap. No need to say more on this.

In the first vehicle of boy racers - no-seat belts were worn at all - 2 youths never went home, the third is scarred for life. In the innocent travellers car, 2 father less children will live with the accident for a long long time. In the second boy racer vehicle - again no seatbelts - 2 seriously injured and 3 who will never go home again.

The delusion that you will have time to brace yourself is exactly that - 4 or 5 seconds was all it took to remove 6 people from life to eternity. 6 lives completely ended in seconds. All because of the 'I know better attitude'. They did not know better and paid an extremely high price to learn the hard way.

In short, "BELT UP" - The hell you put families of survivors, next of kin, witnesses, and the Emergency services through is life long. Would you like to create a fatherless family by being this stupid? A grieving family, because 'you know' better? A traumatised Fireman/ Ambulance paramedic fighting to save a life? A Police officer heart in mouth telling your parents you are not coming home any more?

I seriously think not, I think not. Speed + Impact + Sudden de-accelleration with no protection ended 6 lives literally in seconds - a car 0 to 60 in 4.whatever seconds sounds impressive. However, a car 60 to 0 in as many seconds is very very destructive to life and futures.

Wear those seatbelts!

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Monday Morning Feeling - EVERYDAY?

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ANYBODY suffering from this? Please let me know...
SUBJECT: A A A D D. - Age-Activated-Attention-Deficit-Disorder

This is how it manifests itself:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the garden, glancing at the car I decide it needs washing. 

As I head to the garage, I notice some letters in the letter box that have recently arrived.
So I decide to check the post before washing the car.
I enter the house, put the car keys on the table and the junk mail in the bin - It is full of rubbish.
So, putting the unpaid bills on the table I decide to take out the rubbish first.
However, logic hits me, since the post box is not far from the dustbin, I may as well pay the bills first and post them.  Emptying the bin on the way.
I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only one cheque in it.
My new cheque book is in my desk, so I go to the study and find a can of drink I had started earlier in the day. 
Looking for my cheques I push the drink and accidentally knock it, seeing it has warmed in the Sunshine I decide to put it in the fridge to cool down a bit. 
Heading towards the kitchen I notice a vase of flowers that needs watering.
Putting my drink down beside them, I find my glasses that had been placed there earlier and had been hunting for all morning. 

Before watering the flowers I head back to the study to put my glasses on my desk. However, I had better water the flowers first.

Placing my glasses back down and entering the kitchen to get some water for the flowers. I notice the TV remote control has been left on the kitchen table. 
When we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the  remote, but I will not remember it is on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the lounge for later in the day...

First I water the flowers,pouring some in the vase, quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get a cloth and wipe up the spilt water.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I  was planning to do in the first place. 
At the end of the day...

 * The car isn't washed.
 * The bills aren't paid.
 * There is a warm can of Drink in the hall.
 * The flowers don't have enough water.
 * The floor is soaked.
 * There is still only one cheque in my cheque book. 
 * I can't find the remote.
 * I can't find my glasses.
 * I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
 * The garden is flooded.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done  today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail. 
Do me a favour, will you?
Forward this message to everyone you know, because I  do not remember who I have sent this to.
Don't laugh! if it has not happened to you - it will, your turn will come! 

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!


Monday, August 4, 2008

The Future Today - Solar Vehicles and Homes

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This entry is not green round the edges, it is green all over - grabbed from an email sent to me and  openly shared with all you wonderful readers.


TWO MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS to announce today. IBM has uncovered a new type of SOLAR PANEL that uses OPTICS to produce a 10 FOLD INCREASE in power output from the SUN at lower cost of manufacture.

AND, MIT just announced two days ago a NEW CATALYST that can produce HYDROGEN from water MUCH CHEAPER than any other known system.

PUT THESE TWO DISCOVERIES together and we will have SOLAR POWERED FUEL CELL Cars and Electric Cars EVERYWHERE on the streets of this country within 2 or 3 years.


WE NEED TO REACH a critical mass of at least 5,000 members by the end of this MONTH to support LOWER PRICES for our PRODUCTS which will begin in the FALL and keep going throughout the DURATION of the CONVERSION to SOLAR POWERED CARS, TRUCKS, HOMES and BUSINESSES.

We have the technology to BEGIN NOW, but we NEED QUANTITY orders to make it ECONOMICAL to PRODUCE and SHIP PRODUCTS.

THEY ARE COMING BELIEVE me and everyone in this GROUP could be the FIRST in the WAVE of ECONOMIC CHANGE.

You will SAVE MONEY on the first purchase of our products and you can MAKE MONEY TOO by becoming a DEALER.

WE WILL NEED BOTH to change this country in time to a CLEAN and RENEWABLE and FREE ENERGY SOURCE.


BUT, YOU HAVE TO HELP. Please DO IT NOW. INVITE AT LEAST TEN FRIENDS to this group. DO IT every time you have a few minutes.



I GOT THE FIRST 400 - NOW it's up to you.

Mike Mathiesen

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

10 Reality Quotes - Written by myself

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"Reality is - Waking up and realising the World was there all the time waiting for you to join in."

"Reality is - Realising you are not as old as you thought you were, as you have now grown up."

Reality is - Realising that 'Computer Error' is a cop-out to cover up another’s mistakes as Computers are simply, "In-Animate Stupid Machines"

"Reality is - Recognising you can't move on till concerted efforts have been made to tidy the mess in it up first."

"Reality is - Not making a name for yourself, rather a case of letting others make it for you!"

"Reality is - Waking up and realising the World is not just here for you alone."

"Reality is - Taking your life off hold, so that the Sun sets in the West rather than in the East."

"Reality is - Recognising you are different, be different, not just another slice in the loaf of bread."

"Reality is - Missing the boat because you thought the tide was out."

"Reality is - Waking up realise what you could have done may have helped someone besides you."

A, B, Catch you later dear reader!