Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Back into it!

Hey guys, it's been a while since my last post, just wanted to apologize but I've been pretty busy lately. Anyway, not much to today's post but I was thinking of updating with an inspirational quote/picture/wallpaper from a wide variety of sources to provide fresh stuff in each post. Today's is relevant:P

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Costliest Natural Disasters

Just putting the recent Japanese disaster into perspective from a financial POV, Hurricane Katrina was roughly 2/3 as bad in terms of overall economic loss but at least a much larger portion of the damage was insured; unfortunately for Japan they get both 1st and 2nd place in this sadistic competition.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Of a cruel nature

We all know that Japan suffered disaster a few weeks ago and many people have died (almost 15 000 confirmed and a further 15 000 missing) but how severe is the nuclear fallout from it going to be? Well earlier the disaster rating of the Fukushima I plant was upped to level 7 which is the highest possible level rivalled only by the Chernobyl incident in the history of nuclear catastrophes. Let's hope there aren't too many babies with multiple heads or missing body parts being born...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

The Government Won't Explode

Well, not for another week at least. Much tension has been created by the inability of politicians to decide on how the U.S. budget will be determined; people were worried they were gonna lose their jobs and who knows what else. In reality, a government shutdown isn't a big deal for most people, but for many of those with jobs in important public sector services such as caring for national parks, having a paycheck delayed even for a few days can make every day life extremely frustrating. Not being able to pay the mortgage, buy groceries or pay other bills would be devastating, but fortunately an extenstion was placed on the issue and hopefully a resolution will be found soon. Most people weren't even sure what exactly a "government shutdown" meant and it was definitely blown out of proportion by the media, I'm here to tell you not to worry because the government has your best interest at heart and you shouldn't worry :)

Just kidding, don't trust anyone... no seriously, don't!

Friday, 8 April 2011

A Friend in Need

The top part represents the total European Bailout Funds available currently and who is providing them, it is interesting to note that a large portion is provided by countries outside of Europe (USA + Japan at roughly €70 billion). Then the 2nd part shows how that money will be alocated, it seems they are estimating Portugal's needs to be higher than Ireland's... I guess time will tell.

Thursday, 7 April 2011


Just wanted to thank everyone for the support, it's been a great ride so far and I couldn't have done it without you all! I hope you continue to enjoy my posting! In the meantime enjoy this picture =)