Category: insurance nightmares

A much better plan to save the economy!

I found this in my email this morning (Thanks Rev!). It makes sense to me. Hi Pals, I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000...

Sailor finishes trip using wave power

TOKYO » A Japanese adventurer aboard a boat powered by ocean waves arrived in his homeland Friday, more than three months after he set sail from Hawaii. Kenichi Horie said good weather and fish he caught along the way made his long journey enjoyable. Horie claims the trip was...

Cyclone deaths up to at least 22000

YANGON, Myanmar – The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country’s deadliest storm on record, state radio reported. Up to 1 million people may be homeless after Cyclone Nargis hit...

Myanmar claims up to 10,000 dead in Cyclone

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta believes at least 10,000 people died in a cyclone that ripped through the Irrawaddy delta, triggering a massive international aid response for the pariah state in southeast Asia. “The basic message was that they believe the provisional death toll was about 10,000 with...

Filipinos warned Easter crucifixions a public health nightmare

Health officials in the Philippines have issued a warning to people taking part in Easter crucifixion rituals. They have urged them to get tetanus vaccinations before they flagellate themselves and are nailed to crosses, and to practise good hygiene. On Good Friday dozens of very devout Catholics in the...

My favorite Easter link – Peep Surgery

Easter isn’t a real big holiday for me, but I can’t let it pass without looking up the good old marshmallow peep surgery site. Follow each nail-biting second as the delicate peep separation surgery progresses… Peep Surgery...

Hey, tanks a lot!

Another stereotype with a basis in reality…. Hey, tanks a lot! | Oddly Enough | Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian tank crashed through a villager’s house after the crew stopped to buy more vodka at a nearby shop. Footage from a mobile phone camera showed the tank hitting...

Falling icicles kill six

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Six people have been killed in three days by icicles falling from buildings in a central Russian region, ITAR-TASS news agency reported Tuesday. Plummeting chunks of ice is an annual hazard for pedestrians in Russia during the spring when the sun finally melts thick layers of...

Unused hospital razed in Nigeria

A fully-equipped hospital that lay unused for two years has burned to the ground in northern Nigeria. The General Hospital in Maiduguri was built in 2006 but the state government refused to open it until the president came to cut the ribbon. Several surgical theatres, the intensive care ward,...