Under Germany's welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit. Last month German unemployment rose for the 11th consecutive month to 4.5 million, taking the number out of work to its highest since reunification in 1990.Insert cheap joke exploiting dental/oral nursing...
The government had considered making brothels an exception on moral grounds, but decided that it would be too difficult to distinguish them from bars. As a result, job centres must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse.
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Friday, January 21, 2005
The second truck had its hose in the sidewalk, and the driver was sniffing a vent pipe next to the building. Not sure what he was sniffing for, but I am sure there must have been a bit of dog urine in the mix...
As I approached the third truck in front of a big hotel, the driver was telling an olive skinned man standing next to him about his hectic delivery schedule, "after those two, I need to get over to Queens!"
But what struck me was the reply, "Where do you go to reload?"
Maybe not the best choice of words to someone driving a flammable tanker truck around NYC. Not that someone driving a tanker truck around NYC should be telling someone all about his route...
Thursday, January 20, 2005
It's very appreciative and also a pleasure to browsed your store or website, i was so glad to reach this through online.
The name is Jennifer Wright, from United States of America, of Bears Creek Road,Austin,TX 78751 USA.
I am opportuned to have a store, located in Lagos, Nigeria, were i sells all kinds of Toys, e.t.c. I was informed by the agent officer over there in Nigeria that most of the admirable interesting goods are running out of stock, so i will need to place an urgent order from your store by purchasing some quality goods to my store over there and i was also informed that you have the best quality to satisfy all the needs.
I will prefer to have business relationship with you or your organisation. Do tell me if you could ship to Lagos, Nigeria, before i place my order and do advise if my payment with these cards are acceptable mode of/for your payments(MASTER,VISA & AMEX CARD).
I will be pleased to read from you, and also to get your positive response.
"Guns for me, none for thee" echoes of Rosie O'Donnell abound.
Here's a link to Fox News' coverage of the story.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
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Friday, January 14, 2005
You'd fire her, right? Maybe put her in a cage for a while & treat her to a bit of power washing herself, if the judge would allow it.
But that's not what they did in Chicago. Nope, In Chicago they changed her job to assistant commissioner overseeing nutrition programs for the city's Department of Aging.
You know the expression, "I wouldn't feed that to a dog," well, I'm not sure how that applies here.
Some bureaucrat who proved unable to take care of stray dogs will now oversee nutrition programs for the city's Department of Aging.
The Instapundit offers the following question:READER GINGER TAYLOR WANTS CAMERA ADVICE
I am the mother of an absolutely beautiful autistic little boy. Getting pictures of him actually looking at the camera is difficult as his eye contact is poor and when he does look at the camera it is only for a second.If shutter lag is her primary concern, here's my suggestion:
The digital I have, as well as every friends' camera I have used, all take too long to snap the pic. The only one I have tried that is quick enough was a friends Nikon D100 which I fell in LOVE with, but I don't have a grand or two to drop on a camera.
Any suggestions for me? I want to be able to get a good picture of my boy more than a few times a year.
Buy a few Fuji/Kodak disposable cameras, real brand names ones, with a flash. Heck, the Fuji's are under $5 a piece if you buy them 10 at a time.
So long as the flash is charged on these, the shutter lag time on these is orders of magnitude smaller than the lag time from almost all non-SLR digital cameras.
Sure, you'll get red-eye, and harsh shadows, but the same is true of digital Point & Shoots.
If she wants digital photos to go with her prints, simply pay the extra few bucks that Walmart, and most other photo labs, charges to provide a CD of .jpg scans.
Or, since she suggests that she'd be comfortable with an SLR but for the cost, pick up some used 35mm gear on ebay. Film is far from dead, and one of the great advantages film has over digital is affordable speed.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Discover the stapling star of any office space - the bold head-turning design and legendary performance of Swingline's Rio Red Stapler. It puts the 'fun' back in the 'functional!' Workhorse 747 architecture - with increased strength and amazing reliability. Exceptionally durable die-cast all metal construction.
Monday, January 10, 2005
Some goodies from Craigslist
Continuing my amazon blogging for the day.
Twenty two reviews for a damn bottle opener, several of which seem to deal with its added functionality as a personal defense weapon.
I wonder how long until Boston or New York City decide to ban posession of unregistered KitchenAid Bottle Openers?
Perhaps not the greatest marketing idea, "Amazon.com, we've got 44 percent of what we sell that you want in stock."
OR, "Amazon, we've got what you want 44 one hundredths of the time."
Friday, January 07, 2005
I wonder if her advice applies to this guy's collection.
History of Contraception Museum. The elephant dung was no trouble at all. When the circus came to town, Percy Skuy simply showed up with a bucket and politely asked the keeper if he could collect a few droppings.
The mule's earwax? Now, that was a challenge. Skuy asked a friend in Mexico for advice. A few weeks later, the friend sent back photos of two ranch hands struggling to hold a mule while a third extracted a clot of wax from a hairy ear. Skuy set the greasy blob on black velvet.
Another exhibit successfully mounted in the History of Contraception Museum.
In a 40-year quest to document the science - and superstition - of family planning through the ages, Skuy has sought out weasel testicles and hairy spiders, carrot seeds, candy wrappers and a bone from an all-black cat. He has collected hundreds of IUDs and cervical caps. He has preserved the first experimental female condoms and the short-lived "cerviscope" of the 1960s, an awkward device designed to help women monitor their fertility.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Fake word of the day:
Prepology: To apologize for something bad before you do it.
I'm sorry that I'm going to punch you in the face.Note, that after prepologizing, any and all following apologies ring hollow since the prepologizer clearly knew the nature of their action(s) before taking them.
Saturday, January 01, 2005
"This is plainly ludicrous!!!!"That's my kind of snarky protest!
The threatened resignations - at least seven to date, all from assistant professors who work part time - reflect a belief among many in the medical establishment that chiropractic is a 'pseudo-science' that leads to unnecessary and sometimes harmful treatments. Professors are even circulating a parody map of campus that places a fictional Bigfoot Institute, School of Astrology and Crop Circle Simulation Laboratory near a future chiropractic school.
You can't blame them, just how valid can a healing art be that was entirely invented by one guy who just happened to be somewhat of a con-man.