Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Way Forward

We have to bite the bullet at some point in time, unless we believe that the Mayan calendar will work through to its predicted conclusion! Either we have less than a year to go, or some outside help will come from the heavens to rescue humanity and release us from all ills! But what price we would have to pay for such deliverance? We have hope and fear in us; but when all are in the same boat, does it matter? However, if December 22 dawns with life as it is; then, we have to pick up the pieces to rebuild and get ready for the long haul, all by ourselves! It could well prove a rude awakening to be again left to our own devises!

Basics are Forgotten

Overpowering greed: Greed knows no bounds! There is clear lack of oversight and will. Few make hay when the sun shines and when storms appear on the horizon due to their follies, they desert en masse with ordinary citizens left to bear the burden for no fault of theirs. The best brains are being attracted to making money out of thin air, through financial engineering; but those activities needed to improve our general well being are left in the back burner.

Lack of focus: Whoever is in power are unable to tackle hot button issues due to endemic political strife. The leaders, who are elected with much fanfare, are soon busy fighting the fires deliberately set. Old issues are raked up to stymie their efforts and make them impotent. The irrational exuberance of democratic overkill puts paid to solution of problems that affect the most disadvantaged. Leaders are reduced to mere followers of pollsters and those they are beholden to.

Overall system failure: One step forward and soon back in hasty retreat! Pleasing all and sundry is not the way to govern to progress and solve the issues that cannot wait any longer. The debt clock is ticking and reaching stratospheric levels but we are blissfully ignorant of its consequences. How the whole issue will pan out seem to be beyond our comprehension. It looks like we have an attitude that water levels have gone above our heads; does it matter, whether by six feet or six thousand feet! We are truly done for, anyhow!

Portents of Wider Crisis

 None can escape the continuous tooting of the financial mess we are in. Everyone is affected; ordinary citizens, debtors and creditors. Who stands to lose more in the end is a tough call. It is plain logic; bigger the amount owed, the lender loses more sleep than the borrower. The former is promised repayment while the debtor can plead hard luck, say sorry, and wash off his hands! There is inherent risk in lending and it has been an endless story from time immemorial!

Seven Surprising Facts about Bones

1. Bone is alive.
Bones may seem hard as a rock, but actually bone is alive. A group cells called osteoblasts, are constantly making new bone. There was also a group of cells called osteoclasts, which serves to destroy the bone.

The process of destruction and creation of new bone called bone remodeling. The bone grow rapidly over the young. At the old age, new bone formation is balanced by the destruction, so thinning of the bones can occur.

Best and Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day is coming soon and many may be thinking about what gift to give, on this special holiday. I am here to help you and these gifts are special, easy to find and from my personal gift giving experiences. Here are some best and affordable Valentine’s day gift ideas.

For the movie lover, nothing says love more than movie tickets. This gift is fun, unusual and helps the recipient enjoy their favorite movie. What could be better? Give two tickets to a single person, so they can take the love of their life to a movie. If the gift is for your sweetie, present them a few days before the movie, so you two can make plans together. Knowing the movie preferences is a must, but you can always give a movie gift card, too.

Things You Should Know About Energy Drinks

Athletes, young adults, and even students studying for exams rave about energy drinks. The brands and varieties that are currently available in the market are countless, including Red Bull, Pimp Juice, Rage, Monster, etc. These drinks claim to boost your sports performance or make you more alert – or both.

So, where lies the danger? What makes the energy drink kick are the stimulants in it, such as caffeine, ginseng, guarana, ginko biloba, and taurine. According to Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LH, a nutrition expert, some energy drinks have as much caffeine as five cups of coffee—or ten times as much as a can of cola. Sugar in large amounts is a definite ingredient in many of these drinks.

Career as a Successful Freelance Writer

Start Out Small and Work Your Way Up as Your Portfolio Grows

Websites like Wikinut.com allow new freelance writers to earn money while building a strong portfolio. Start out small, writing only articles about topics you already know. Researching is one of the hardest jobs a freelancer has so get into the flow of writing about familiar topics before jumping into topics you need to research.