As if reports about the potential threat of a nuclear meltdown in Japan aren’t enough to drive me to despair, enter The Experts. Every news bulletin unearths its own expert on the situation at Fukushima. He is usually from some obscure university such as the School of Miscellaneous Panic Studies in Antarctica. The interviewer asks … Continue reading The experts on nuclear dangers are crawling out of the woodwork.
In the sixties women underwent fertility treatment based on gonadotrophins. Some of them became pregnant which made them happy. At the time I was uneasy about interfering with nature but the entire matter was hailed as being the solution for infertility. Decades later, some of those women developed that devastating illness, Creutzfeld Jakob, a variant … Continue reading The dangers of fertility treatment and “old mothers”
Among the many dangers in the city of Melbourne, such as being attacked and robbed by young men of “African appearance” there is now a new danger for people travelling by tram. A person on a tram can now be robbed of a mobile phone simply by having it grabbed from an unsuspecting user. The … Continue reading Warning for visitors to Melbourne
A few years ago I was a volunteer guide at the Holocaust Museum in Melbourne. It is a very solemn museum devoted to the memory of the Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War. Among the many visitors to the museum were school children of high-school age. They would come … Continue reading Middle East students at the Holocaust Museum
I am proud to announce that recently I got rid of my electric toothbrush. Now that may not signify as one of the world’s greatest protests, but for me, it meant a lot. I got sick of charging the blasted thing. I got sick of having another gadget to be plugged in. I got sick … Continue reading My losing battle with technology
It all sounds so terrific, doesn’t it? The U.S government will give rebates for money spent of reducing energy consumption in homes. As a stimulus initiative it will provide jobs for people who have suffered during the Global Financial Crisis. And it will save the environment… Too good to be true? Yes, it is.
So the government is going to do something positive about the binge drinking problem. What is that something, you may well ask…
Isn’t it amazing how a crisis brings out the worst in some companies. I’m referring here to the advertisement by Bioglan in today’s Australian. Bioglan, a company which manufactures vitamin and nutritional supplements, has taken out a full-page, yes, full-page ad in an Australian newspaper (or newspapers?) to flog its Airborne Immunity formula. The ad … Continue reading Bioglan’s profiteering from Swine Flu fear
I become annoyed when elderly parents aged in their seventies are now demanding their Down Syndrome children be taken care of by society.
How stupid can some women get? The latest trend in elective surgery is to have ugly toes reshaped and cut shorter. Why? So that they can look good in those ridiculous open-toed shoes with the stilt heels that are all the rage in the world of fashion. I last read about such operations in “Cinderella,” … Continue reading Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters and elective surgery