Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, so long as you got your sunblock, along comes bad news about sunscreen. On the upside, apparently, one of summer’s favorite, fruity, treats; the watermelon, turns out it’s got some very positive qualities most people never think about. Oh, yeah…there’s some other stuff in today’s Ten Post Round-Up , but it’s not nearly as interesting…

1. Clusterf**k Nation: Not Your Grandma’s Depression

The banks have been doing their death dance for an entire year now, pretending that their problems are those of mere “liquidity” (i.e. cash-on-hand) rather than insolvency (no cash either on hand or in the vault and nothing else to sell to raise cash except worthless “creative” securities that nobody would ever buy). But the destruction of money (resulting from loans not paid back) is now so intense that the game of pretend has reached its terminal point. The question for the moment is exactly who and what will be crushed as these institutions roll over and die.

In other words, it’s just about coming on time for the rest of us to bend over and kiss our…umm…assets, good-bye.

2. Free Market News Network: Iran War Resolution May Be Passed

Introduced less than a month ago, Resolution 362, also known as the Iran War Resolution, could be passed by the House as early as next week.

Umm…haven’t we seen this movie already?

3. Friendly Atheist: Barack Obama on Faith Based Initiatives

There are stories making the rounds about how Barack Obama is set to expand George W. Bush’s faith-based programs — and allow groups to hire/fire based on religion:

Personally, I think the program needs to go the way of the dinosaur…

4. The Huffington Post: Is Your Sunscreen Really Working?

ABC News is reporting a new study suggesting that many sunscreens are not actually doing that much screening of the sun.

Sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise…

5. Hypocrisy: Thought Provocations

Mississippi’s Jackson State University tried to buy her 800 square foot bungalow for $8,000 and she said “No, thanks.” But, when she returned to her home she found it razed to the ground including antique furniture, handmade quilts and everything else. School officials blames pranksters for the mistaken demolition. She’s not laughing and wants $30,000.

You gotta click the link to read the list…

6. Moonbattery: Nanny Nazis Regulate the Holes in Salt Shakers

Nothing could be too small to escape the notice of Britain’s totalitarian Nanny State — not even the holes in a salt shaker:

Next thing you know, they’ll be rationing salt by the centigram…

7. Pravda.Ru: Cuba Offers Vaccine Against Lung Cancer

Cuban scientists have recently revealed a lung cancer vaccine which they say is the first in the world of its kind and extends the lives of victims by up to five months or even longer. Research on the vaccine, called Cimavax EGF, began in 1992, with the first clinical tests done in 1995. Cimavas EGF is the first registered vaccine in the world designed to battle lung cancer.

And, just like a bona fide Cuban cigar, you can’t have it…

8. Reason Magazine: The Indicators of Success in Iraq?

The Associated Press reported today that gas lines in Iraq are as long as two miles, but how could that be the case in a country that is on the cusp of signing oil contracts with potential revenues close to $100 billion? Irony of ironies, the very same “liberation” that freed Iraq’s oil market also destabilized the country to the point that it can’t even use its own resources:

At least Exxon and the gang will get access to the oil the Iraqi’s can’t get at…

9. ScienceDaily: Watermelon May Have Viagra-effect

ScienceDaily (July 1, 2008) — A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. That’s because scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido.

Who knew the watermelon could be so sexy? And, a whole watermelon is cheaper and much easier to swallow than a bottle of Viagra.

10. Talking Points Memo: Anti-FISA-Cave Group On Obama’s Web Site Keeps On Growing

That social networking group set up on MyBarackObama.com for the specific purpose of urging Obama not to support the FISA cave-in bill has now grown to nearly 7,500 members.

Hmmm…I think some of Obama’s supporters are trying to tell him something…

(The Official GWB Presidency Is Toast Counter)

(Don’t forget to refill your morning cuppa…)

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About Dizzy Dezzi

Feisty, 30-something, mother of three, wife to Iraq Vet (currently performing Deployment 3.0), home-school mom for 10+ years, and small business owner. Politically, I lean a little liberal, but a lot Libertarian. I may not always say what’s on my mind, but when I do have something to say, you can’t shut me the heck up…

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