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Mum used Barbie Doll to Claim welfare for 15 Years

posted 17 Jul 2019, 00:52 by Happi Mess   [ updated 17 Jul 2019, 03:02 ]



Alison Mains arrives at the Downing Centre Local Courts in Sydney, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Source: AAP Photos.


A woman who claimed Centrelink parenting payments for almost 15 years after her baby died would dress up a doll and pretend it was her daughter, a NSW judge has been told.

Alison Christie Mains, 41, is awaiting sentence in Sydney's Downing Centre District Court for three counts each of obtaining financial advantage by deception and defrauding the Commonwealth.


"The offending began as a result of Ms Mains' daughter dying in horrific, tragic circumstances, aged five months," her barrister Marty Bernhaut said on Wednesday.

He said the disabled baby girl died in mid-1998 and the debt came to the fore in 2013 -- a period of 14-and-a-half years.

example of a doll dressed as a child
 


Bernhaut conceded Mains claimed $209,114 in Centrelink payments she wasn't entitled to and made false oral representations over the years that her baby was still alive.

But he also submitted she is illiterate, has never worked, has a background of "significant deprivation" and would have been entitled to $69,696.20 in Newstart allowance during the offending period.



He said a Centrelink investigator also established she could have received $189,281.70 in Disability Support Pension entitlements.

"The DSP she may as well have been eligible for...was some $2500 more than the single parenting payment (of $186,875.24)," he said.


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Bernhaut said his client has previously told medical practitioners the baby's death was "a particularly difficult, stressful event" and has since engaged in behaviour including dressing up a doll and pretending it was her daughter.

"She reports being emotionally distraught and in poor physical health at the time," the barrister said.

"It's patently apparent that she deteriorated significantly in the period following her child's death."

The court heard Mains has also spent periods of time in rehabilitation for alcohol dependence.

The sentence hearing before Judge Nicole Noman continues.






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posted 11 Jul 2019, 20:13 by Happi Mess   [ updated 17 Jul 2019, 00:52 ]



If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.

Not only have his words of wisdom had an enormous impact on Chinese society till this day, but he helped countless people live moral and meaningful lives.

He came up with the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want to be done to yourself” and his teachings mainly focused on morality, family loyalty, kindness and how to live an impactful and meaningful life.

I’ve gone through hundreds of his quotes to select his most powerful words of wisdom. Enjoy!
The Top 73 Profound Confucius Quotes






1) “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

2) “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

3) “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

4) “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

5) “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”






6) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

7) “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

8) “The funniest people are the saddest ones”

9) “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

10) “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”






11) “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”

12) “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

13) “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”

14) “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

15) “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”






16) “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”

17) “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

18) “It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”

19) “The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.”

20) “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”






21) “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

22) “The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”

23) “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”

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24) “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”






25) “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

26) “People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.”

27) “The superior man has a dignified ease without pride. The mean man has pride without a dignified ease.”

28) “Never tire to study. And to teach to others”

29) “He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker.”

30) “The demands that good people make are upon themselves.”






31) “Those that bad people make are upon others.”

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32) “The journey with a 1000 miles begins with one step.”

33) “I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.”

34) “If there were an honorable way to get rich, I’d do it, even if it meant being a stooge standing around with a whip. But there isn’t an honorable way, so I just do what I like.”

35) “Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.”

36) “To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness”

37) “Your life is what your thoughts make it.”

38) “Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.”

39) “Humankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.”

40) “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.”






41) “Not to discuss with a man worthy of conversation is to waste the man. To discuss with a man not worthy of conversation is to waste words. The wise waste neither men nor words.”

42) “The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.”

43) “All people are the same; only their habits differ.”

44) “If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.”

45) “The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. ”

46) “A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.”

47) “Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.”

48) “Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas.”

49) “It is when those who are not strong enough have made some moderate amount of progress that they fail and give up…”

50) “A man without persistence will never make a good shaman or a good physician.”







51) “He who searches for evil, must first look at his own reflection.”

52) “If I understand Change, I shall make no great mistake in Life”

53) “The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does.”

54) “The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting.”

55) “Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.”






56) “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”

57) “A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.”

58) “Behind every smile there’s teeth.”

59) “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”

60) “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.”

61) “The Master said, “The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”

62) “Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge.”

63) “Settle one difficulty, and you keep a hundred away.”






64) “When the wind blows,the grass bends.”

65) “He Who Knows And Knows That He Knows Is A Wise Man – Follow Him;
He Who Knows Not And Knows Not That He Knows Not Is A Fool – Shun Him”

66) “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?”

67) “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.”

68) “Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.”

69) “The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.”

70) “Learn as if you were not reaching your goal and as though you were scared of missing it”






71) “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. ”

72) “The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.”

73) “One joy dispels a hundred cares.”











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posted 10 Jul 2019, 22:36 by Happi Mess   [ updated 16 Jul 2019, 19:59 ]






An ancient land and one of the oldest living cultures on Earth

Billions of years in the making, Western Australia is one of the most ancient lands on the planet.

That’s a lot of history to explore – from 3.5 billion-year-old living fossils, to more than 40,000 years of Aboriginal history and four centuries of European influence.


Natural history




Mother Nature went to work on Western Australia’s landscape billions of years ago, forming the reef and the rock formations that now offer some of nature’s most incredible adventure playgrounds, including World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Ranges, Karijini National Park and the magnificent cave formations ofTunnel Creek and Margaret River.

Venture to Shark Bay and you can also gaze in awe at some of the earliest forms of life on Earth – the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. Dating back more than 3.5 billion years, these are the oldest and largest living marine fossils on the planet.
Aboriginal history

Australian Aboriginal culture is widely regarded as one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth.

Over tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal people adapted, diversified and lived a nomadic lifestyle in perfect harmony with this ancient land, surviving harsh climatic and environmental conditions.

Forming more than 700 traditional societies with over 200 languages, Aboriginal Australians shared knowledge through stories and rock art.




Much of this ancient art remains today, including one of the richest prehistoric art galleries on Earth, the Burrup Peninsula, and the oldest known artwork, the world-famous Gyorn Gyorn (or Bradshaw) paintings in the Kimberley.









MARITIME HISTORY



While it’s widely believed that Portuguese sailors plied the waters of Western Australia as early as the 1500s, the first recorded European landing was made by a captain of the Dutch East India Company in 1616, at what is now known as Dirk Hartog Island.

Discover the legacy of those who followed in his tracks at Cape Vlamingh, the Abrolhos Islands, Rottnest Island, Cape Leeuwin, Point D'Entrecasteaux, the wreck of the Batavia, and more than 100 known shipwrecks off the coast.






PIONEERING AND COLONIAL HISTORY



As one of the few Australian states to be settled as a free colony, Western Australia’s colonial history and culture is unique.

European settlement officially began in the port of Albany when a military outpost was established in 1826. However this was soon moved to the fertile Swan River valley, which is now the site of Perth and Fremantle.

Take a walk through Fremantle today and you’ll see much of its original splendour in the best preserved 19th century port streetscapes in the world.

In the hills, valleys and vast plains beyond Perth, many agricultural towns were established throughout the 1800’s. Among the oldest and grandest are York and New Norcia – home to the State's only Benedictine Monastery.







CONVICT HISTORY



Although Western Australia was not settled as a penal colony, its convict era marks a significant chapter in its history.

With few hands to expand the first settlements, convict labour offered the ideal solution for the building of infrastructure, and one of their first tasks was to build the very prison in which they’d be held – Fremantle Prison.

In operation for a staggering 140 years, the prison is now World Heritage listed and one of Western Australia’s most visited attractions.

Other sites revealing gruesome chapters in the State’s convict era include Rottnest Island, Roebourne and the Boab Prison Tree near Derby.






GOLD RUSH HISTORY


In 1893, Irish prospector Paddy Hannan hit a significant alluvial gold deposit at the base of Mount Charlotte near Kalgoorlie. His discovery sparked Australia’s largest gold rush, luring people from all corners of the world to seek their fortune.

Learn of the hardships and highlights following the Golden Quest Discovery Trail through Coolgardie, Menzies, Kalgoorlie and many eerie gold rush ghost towns.

Or hit the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail and marvel at Western Australia’s greatest engineering feat that brought fresh water to the parched goldfields.

Today, the gold rush legacy lives on at Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit – one of the world’s largest open-cut mines, producing 900,000oz of gold every year.





WORLD WAR HISTORY



Western Australia's strategic location made it hugely important during the two World Wars, which is why you’ll find many coastal locations, such as Rottnest Island, Fremantle, Albany, Geraldton and Broome, are steeped in wartime history.

King George Sound in Albany is where the first convoy of ANZACs departed for the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today, you can follow their extraordinary stories through the National Anzac Centre's state-of-the-art interactive displays.

Guided and self-guided history tours are a great way to discover Western Australia’s war heroes and long-abandoned bunkers, airstrips and barracks.










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Pills That Make Farts Smell Nice from France

posted 26 Jun 2019, 02:13 by Happi Mess   [ updated 10 Jul 2019, 22:37 ]





A French company claims to have invented a pill that can make your farts smell nice.

Yep, we all know someone who could use that, right? By the way, if you're sat there thinking "actually, I don't know anyone" - it's you, mate.

Anyway, the pills have been developed by an inventor called Christian Poincheval, who is based in the western French town of Gesvres and - he claims - that they can transform your smelly gas into the lovely fragrance of chocolate or roses.

Yes, this anal alchemist actually thinks he can make your shit smell like roses.



Credit: Lutin Malin



In fact, he's been at it since 2007, according to the official website of the company, called Lutin Malin (that's Cunning Imp, en Anglais).

They claim that the pill is entirely natural, there's nothing medicine or drug based therein. Just a "dietary supplement based on natural ingredients" that will make your guff smell good.

Huge, if true.

The website claims: "The Fart Pill is the result of lengthy research and trials and is on sale since 2007. Our fragrant variants also add a touch of humour for any occasion.

"Our numerous returning customers are no doubt the best proof."



Credit: Lutin Malin

If you fancy giving this pump purifying product a bit of a go, then head on over to the website - or Amazon, as it happens - and you can pick up a sachet of 60 pills for less than £20.

There are even some interesting variations, too.

Ever wanted your flatulence to smell of ginger? Yep, you can.

There are even some interesting seasonal choices, too.

Christmas chocolate or May Day lily, anyone?

It's not just for humans, either. The website also claims to have some powders that you can use on your dog.

Now that is a claim to make. Dog farts are the bane of every owner's existence.



Credit: Lutin Malin



However, according to Lutin Malin, you can just sprinkle this powder onto their food and their ordinarily rank output will be replaced by the delightful smell of spring flowers.

A few years back, Mr Poincheval told The Telegraph that his invention was borne out of necessity after a particularly smelly dinner party.

He explained: "Our farts were so smelly we were nearly suffocated. Something had to be done,"

Off he went. He experimented with ingredients and combinations an eventually settled on a recipe. Now, they've really taken off.

He continued: "I have all sorts of customers,

"Some buy them because they have problems with flatulence and some buy them as a joke to send to their friends. Christmas always see a surge in sales."

Why wait until then?

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95% of plastic in oceans comes from ten Asian rivers

posted 15 Jun 2019, 04:42 by Happi Mess


95% of plastic in oceans comes from just TEN rivers


Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world's oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research.

The top 10 rivers - eight of which are in Asia - accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste.

About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

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Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world's oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research. The top 10 rivers, including the River Niger (pictured) accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste

Massive amounts of plastic bits that imperil aquatic life are washing into the oceans and even the most pristine waters.

But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood.

Now a study shows the top 10 rivers - eight of which are in Asia - accounted for 88 to 95 per cent of the total global load because of the mismanagement of waste.

The team calculated halving plastic pollution in these waterways could potentially reduce the total contribution by all rivers by 45 per cent.

Dr Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany, said: 'A substantial fraction of marine plastic debris originates from land-based sources and rivers potentially act as a major transport pathway for all sizes of plastic debris.'




The top 10 rivers - eight of which are in Asia - accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste

His team analysed data on debris from 79 sampling sites along 57 rivers - both microplastic particles measuring less than 5 mm and macroplastic above this size.

They said microplastics in particular can damage the health of marine life but cleaning it all up would be impossible. However stemming the tide could help reduce the potential harm.

Dr Schmidt said to do this, researchers need a better understanding of how plastic makes its way into the oceans in the first place.




The study shows the top 10 rivers, including the River Indus (pictured) accounted for 88 to 95 per cent of the total global load because of the mismanagement of waste

THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC THAN FISH IN THE SEA BY 2050


The amount of plastic rubbish in the world's oceans will outweigh fish by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to further recycle, a report released in 2016 revealed.

Researchers warned eight million tonnes of plastics currently find their way into the ocean every year - the equivalent of one truckload every minute.

At current rates, this will worsen to four truckloads per minute in 2050 and outstrip native life to become the largest mass inhabiting the oceans.

An overwhelming 95 per cent of plastic packaging - worth £65 - £92billion - is lost to the economy after a single use, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report stated.

And available research estimates that there are more than 150 million tonnes of plastics in the ocean today.

Rivers which flow from inland areas to the seas are major transporters of plastic debris but the concentration patterns aren't well known.

The findings could help fill in this knowledge gap.

Dr Schmidt pooled data from dozens of research articles and calculated the amount in rivers was linked to the 'mismanagement of plastic waste in their watersheds.'

He said: 'The 10 top-ranked rivers transport 88-95 per cent of the global load into the sea.'

The study follows a recent report that pointed the finger at China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam for spewing out most of the plastic waste that enters the seas.

The Yangtze has been estimated in previous research to dump some 727 million pounds of plastic into the sea each year. The Ganges River in India is responsible for even more - about 1.2 billion pounds.

A combination of the Xi, Dong and Zhujiang Rivers (233 million lbs per year) in China as well as four Indonesian rivers: the Brantas (85 million lbs annually), Solo (71 million pounds per year), Serayu (37 million lbs per year) and Progo (28 million lbs per year), are all large contributors.

Previous research has also suggested two-thirds of plastic comes from the 20 most contaminated rivers. But Dr Schmidt reckons this can be narrowed down even further.

He said: 'The rivers with the highest estimated plastic loads are characterised by high population - for instance the Yangtze with over half a billion people.

'These rivers are also in countries with a high rate of mismanaged plastic waste (MMPW) production per capita as a result of a not fully implemented municipal waste management including waste collection, dumping and recycling.




Previous research has also suggested two-thirds of plastic comes from the 20 most contaminated rivers. But Dr Schmidt reckons this can be narrowed down even further (stock image)

'The data shows large rivers are particular efficient in transporting plastic debris. Large rivers like the Yangtze transport a higher fraction of the MMPW that is generated in their catchments than smaller rivers.

'These three factors lead to the estimated concentration of most of the plastic load to large rivers with a large population living in their catchment.

'Countries with high MMPW generation such as China or India could greatly reduce the plastic pollution of rivers by implementing proper waste management.

'In industrial countries, although they have a well developed waste management infrastrcuture, one way for plastic waste entering the environment is littering.'


His team analysed data on debris from 79 sampling sites along 57 rivers - both microplastic particles (pictured) measuring less than 5 mm and macroplastic above this size

Pollution costs more than £6 billion ($7.9 billion) in damage to marine ecosystems and kills an estimated one million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and untold numbers of fish.

Dr Schmidt said: 'Pollution of the marine environment with plastic debris is widely recognised and is of increasing ecological concern because of the chemical persistence of plastics and their mechanical fragmentation to so-called microplastics which can be ingested by even small organisms such as zooplankton.

'Beyond the long recognised occurrence of plastic debris in the marine environment plastic debris has been more recently detected in freshwater environments and can be found even in pristine, remote locations.'

WHO DUMPS THE MOST PLASTIC?


So much plastic is dumped into the sea each year that it would fill five carrier bags for every foot of coastline on the planet, scientists have warned.

More than half of the plastic waste that flows into the oceans comes from just five countries: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

The only industrialized western country on the list of top 20 plastic polluters is the United States at No. 20.

The U.S. and Europe are not mismanaging their collected waste, so the plastic trash coming from those countries is due to litter, researchers said.

While China is responsible for 2.4 million tons of plastic that makes its way into the ocean, nearly 28 percent of the world total, the United States contributes just 77,000 tons, which is less than one percent, according to the study published in the journal Science.

He added: 'The high fraction of a few river catchments contributing the vast majority of the total load implies that potential mitigation measures would be highly efficient when applied in the high-load rivers.

'Reducing plastic loads by 50 per cent in the 10 top-ranked rivers would reduce the total river-based load to the sea by 45 per cent.

'Our analysis reveals that plastic loads of large rivers disproportionately increase in relationship to the increase of plastic debris available for transport.'
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WHY JEFF "JOFFA" CORFE IS BOYCOTTING AFL GAMES

posted 13 Jun 2019, 23:57 by Happi Mess   [ updated 21 Jun 2019, 09:22 ]




Collingwood super-fan Jeff “Joffa” Corfe won’t be attending AFL games until league CEO Gil McLachlan apologises for the way fans have been treated in recent weeks.

A Richmond cheer squad member has been banned for three games for calling an umpire a “green maggot” while a Carlton supporter was given a warning for labelling an official as a “bald-headed flog”.

Joffa says he’s now unsure of how to behave at the football.

“I’m too scared to stand up,” he told SEN’s Whateley.

“I sit down and listen to the match-day commentary. This has gone too far.

“Who’s filming me? Who’s watching me? Are there integrity officers two rows back?

“This is horrible. This is not football.



“The supporter is the biggest stakeholder of the game and we are being treated like garbage.

“You go into any workplace, any home, any shopping centre and everybody is talking about this right now.”

Joffa says he is boycotting games on behalf of all supporters around the nation.

“I’m sticking up for all my fellow supporters around Australia and I want an apology from Gil because I think we deserve one with the way that we’ve been spoken about, the way that we’ve been portrayed,” he said.

“I’m not going to another game until Gil McLachlan apologises to supporters right across Australia because we are hurting. We are hurting so bad, this is not funny.”


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study confirms Drinking Alcohol lets you live Longer

posted 11 Jun 2019, 19:22 by Happi Mess   [ updated 13 Jun 2019, 00:21 ]



Drinking Alcohol Is Better for You Than Exercise When It Comes To Living Longer, Says Awesome Study

Sounds crazy but apparently it's true.

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There are countless studies and articles out there that debate whether alcohol consumption is good for you or not, but I’m fairly certain nobody cares about the negative headlines and we simply choose to believe boozin’ is super healthy. I mean, at least that's what I do.

If you, too, choose to believe alcohol is good for you, I have amazing news that will definitely justify your reasoning: New research revealed that booze has invigorating, anti-aging powers, and is actually one of the secrets to a long and prosperous life. This is some of the best news I’ve ever heard, so I’ll drink to that.






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The research was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, where neurologist Claudia Kawas presented the riveting scientific breakthrough that drinking two glasses of wine or beer a day can significantly reduce your risk of a premature death – and is even better for your health than exercising regularly. Hah! Take that, naysayers.





To determine this awesome conclusion, Kawas and her team analyzed data from a long-term study conducted at the UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, called the 90+ Study, which has been following old-timers who basically all lived to be historic landmarks since 2003, in order to find out which lifestyle practices are best for longevity.

The researchers concluded that people who drank two glasses of wine or beer a day saw an 18 percent drop in their risk of early death, whereas participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day cut the same risk by only 11 percent. This suggests that alcohol is the actual secret to a long life, and is probably what flows through the Fountain of Youth.

“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Kawas said at the conference. Honestly, I don't think we need any further explanation. I'm sold.

Besides, as they say: “Two drinks a day keeps the grim reaper away,” right? I'm pretty sure that's how the saying goes.



Remember: 2 is the magic number!

Now, if you're questioning the unparalleled revitalizing powers of booze, let me reassure you that drinking is super healthy with a few examples of some of the oldest people I've ever heard of. 

A super old dude named Mark Behrends lived until the ancient age of 110, claiming a delicious brewski every day at precisely 3 o’clock was the only medicine he ever needed.

Another old-timer named Agnes Fenton made it to 112 by drinking three Miller High Life beers and a shot of whiskey every day.

Yet another one of the oldest people ever was Pauline Spagnola, who passed away at 101, who literally said the secret to her longevity was “a lot of booze.” Her words, not mine.

It may sound like I totally made all of that up, but I didn't. But just to be clear, I'm not saying to mummify yourself in alcohol, because that's definitely not good for you. 
Everything in moderation, my friend. 








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Merkel confesses German multiculturalism has failed

posted 10 Jun 2019, 20:46 by Happi Mess



POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has “utterly failed,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarising her conservative camp. 
German Chancellor and head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Angela Merkel speaks at the congress of the youth wing of the CDU, Junge Union, in Potsdam, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter



Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.

“This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin.

Merkel faces pressure from within her CDU to take a tougher line on immigrants who don’t show a willingness to adapt to German society and her comments appeared intended to pacify her critics.

She said too little had been required of immigrants in the past and repeated her usual line that they should learn German in order to get by in school and have opportunities on the labour market.


The debate over foreigners in Germany has shifted since former central banker Thilo Sarrazin published a book accusing Muslim immigrants of lowering the intelligence of German society.

Sarrazin was censured for his views and dismissed from the Bundesbank, but his book proved highly popular and polls showed a majority of Germans agreed with the thrust of his arguments.

Merkel has tried to accommodate both sides of the debate, talking tough on integration but also telling Germans that they must accept that mosques have become part of their landscape.

She said on Saturday that the education of unemployed Germans should take priority over recruiting workers from abroad, while noting Germany could not get by without skilled foreign workers.

In a weekend newspaper interview, her Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) raised the possibility of lowering barriers to entry for some foreign workers in order to fight the lack of skilled workers in Europe’s largest economy.

“For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it,” she told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.”

The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) says Germany lacks about 400,000 skilled workers.

Yet Horst Seehofer, chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU’s sister party, has rejected any relaxation of immigration laws and said last week there was no room in Germany for more people from “alien cultures.






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Animation: The Top 20 Global Brands (2000-2019)

posted 9 Jun 2019, 20:18 by Happi Mess   [ updated 9 Jun 2019, 21:53 ]



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Time travel back to the early-2000s, and a list of the world’s most respected brands might be surprising.

Tobacco company Marlboro is still one of the top 15 global brands with a value of $22 billion, while companies like Nokia and AT&T also help to round out the group.

Aside from Microsoft, the tech companies at the time were mostly focused on hardware and services. HP was considered a top global brand at the time, and even IBM was still making PCs until the year 2005.
The Platform Revolution

How times have changed.

In today’s animation from TheRankings, you can see how the list of the top 15 global brands has evolved over the last two decades or so.

The visible shift: as soon as Google hits the rankings in 2008 (2:21 in video), it becomes clear that the money is on the software side – particularly in coding software that ends up as a dominant consumer platform.

Shortly after, companies like Apple, Facebook, and Amazon enter the fold, quickly climbing to the top. Here are the final numbers for 2018 in terms of brand value, with data coming from Interbrand:











The Problem with Hardware

What’s the difference between the big hardware firms of old, and the successful ones that dot the list today?

From a business perspective, hardware companies need to have a bold and accurate vision of the future, constantly taking innovative strides to beat competitors to that vision. If they can only make incremental improvements, the reality is that their competitors can enter the fold to create cheaper, similar hardware.

Samsung, which finished 2018 as the world’s sixth most valued brand, is a good example of this in practice. The company has had the top-selling smartphone for every year between 2012-2018 – an impressive feat in staying on top of consumer trends and technology.

Despite Samsung’s success, it remains stuck behind four other tech brands on the list – all companies almost exclusively focused on platforms: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Apple.
Why are Platforms so Dominant?

Constant innovation is a good barrier to entry if you can keep doing it – but the platforms have an even more bulletproof strategy: being everywhere at once.

Facebook uses the powerful network effect from billions of people as a moat, and then it buys up-and-comers (Instagram, WhatsApp) to cover even more ground. As a result, competing with Facebook is a nightmare – even if you could theoretically acquire new users at $1 per user at a ridiculous scale, it would require a marketing investment of billions of dollars to make inroads on the company’s audience.

Microsoft owns various platforms (Windows, Xbox, LinkedIn, Azure, etc.) that help insulate from competition, while Google’s strategy is to be everywhere you need to search, even if it’s in your living room.

Because platforms have massive scale and are ubiquitous with consumers, it gives them the ultimate pricing power. In turn, at least so far, they have been able to establish the world’s most powerful consumer brands.







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