Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Now what did I say about bugs?

Many 'ignore basic home hygiene'
Many people do not wash their hands
More two thirds of people do not comply with basic hygiene principles - and men are the worst culprits, research shows.
The Hygiene Council found many people fail to wash their hands after using the toilet, before preparing food or after coughing and sneezing.
As a result people are more likely to encounter germs in their homes than in public places.
Public toilets are often cleaner than home kitchen surfaces, according to the report.

How Clean Is Your home?
Well mine is bogging. I always thought WELL AT LEAST MY LIVING ROOM IS CLEAN until today when I pulled all the furniture out so the builders could come in and put in a new door and window.Behind my large wooden furniture there is so much dust that I just can't imagine where it comes from,though I know perfectly well where the half sucked Maltesers come from!(Thank you Beauty

And talking about Maltesers

Mars starts using animal products
Masterfoods' brands are household names
Some of the UK's best-selling chocolate bars, such as Mars and Twix, will no longer be suitable for vegetarians.Also affecting brands such as Snickers and Maltesers, owner Masterfoods said it had started to use animal product rennet to make its chocolate products.
Masterfoods said the change was due to it switching the sourcing of its ingredients and the admission was a "principled decision" on its part.
The Vegetarian Society said the company's move was "incomprehensible".
Masterfoods said it had started using rennet from 1 May and non-affected products had a "best before date" up to 1 October.
Masterfoods' decision to use non-vegetarian whey is a backward step say the
Vegetarian Society
Rennet, a chemical sourced from calves' stomachs, is used in the production of whey.
It will now also be found in Bounty, Minstrels and Milky Way products, and the ice cream versions of all Masterfoods' bars.
"If the customer is an extremely strict vegetarian, then we are sorry the products are no longer suitable, but a less strict vegetarian should enjoy our chocolate," said Paul Goalby, corporate affairs manager for Masterfoods.
The Vegetarian Society said it was "extremely disappointed".
"At a time when more and more consumers are concerned about the provenance of their food, Masterfoods' decision to use non-vegetarian whey is a backward step," it said in a statement.
"Mars products are very popular with young people and many will be shocked to discover that their manufacture now relies on the extraction of rennet from the stomach lining of young calves," it added.

Well thanks a lot Masterfoods

So are you listening now Welsh Assembly?

Autistic teen family 'must' move
Mr Evans sometimes has to restrain his son
A family from Torfaen say they will have to move out of Wales to get specialist care for their autistic son.Jordan Evans, 14, from Pontypool, has violent outbursts which his parents say they cannot control.Phillip and Joy Evans want specialist residential care for their son, but say it is not available in Wales.The Welsh Assembly Government said it had provided an extra £1.7m this year to meet the special educational needs of children with autism.
The developmental disability affects the way a person communicates and interacts with other people.Most parents are going to be batting their heads against a brick wall to get any help whatsoever
Last week, six police officers were at the family home for five hours helping Mr and Mrs Evans to control Jordan, who is 6ft 2in and weighs 20 stone (127kg).

The lack of adequate provision seems to be wide spread in Wales.
Here's your first assignment Rhodri Morgan-FIND OUT HOW WIDESPREAD

Why do they do it to their families?

Helicopter footage
Footage captured by the North Wales Police helicopter crew
Shock tactics and campaigns by police are having little effect on the death toll of motorcyclists on Welsh roads, a BBC investigation has revealed.
Twelve bikers have been killed in Wales this year so far, including four in one week during Easter.One rider who was banned for dangerous driving told BBC TV's Week In Week Out that he would do the same again once he gets his licence back.Police have said too many riders are using the roads like a racetrack.Bikers Ross Hallam and Leroy Osowiecki were filmed by a North Wales Police helicopter crew riding at speed, weaving between the traffic and undertaking on the hard shoulder while driving home to Stoke-on-Trent from Llandudno."It was dreadful and, of all the years I've been policing, it's the worst motorcycle driving I have ever seen," said Pc Dafydd Hedd Evans, who was in the helicopter.

I have known 2 people die in motorcycle accidents, 2 people too many. One left a wife and 2 children.
OK they may love the thrill of it but being left a widow with children is not a thrilling thing.

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.