Yes. The weathermen got it right and we´ve had a load of rain in the past 24 hours. This has tested my new wall and my patience as we have also had poor TV reception. The lightning has been sparodic but it is a pesky thing to have around when you´re using computers.
My friend the rebel doctor is now having a look at the benefits of coconut oil. Here´s what he has to say….
If you’re not crazy for coconut oil, you should be.
It’s taken a while, but mainstream research is finally starting to catch on to the— even if they still can’t quite put two and two together, as usual.
But that’s OK — I’m ready to do that for them.
I was all set to celebrate when I read the latest study on mice in the journal Diabetes, which found that coconut oil can protect against insulin resistance without leading to fat accumulation in the body.
But my jaw dropped when I read the conclusion these knuckleheads came up with.
Despite their own evidence that a diet rich in delicious, fatty coconut oil can help you lose weight and avoid diabetes, they spewed the same tired line about how high-fat diets are the main cause of diabetes.
They called their own results “interesting” and said that maybe, just maybe, it means that someone looking to maintain their current weight can use some coconut oil in place of other oils.
Did they even read their own results?
Because of its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has been the target of a vicious hate campaign over the years, orchestrated by the anti-fat lunatics who have been ruining our diet for generations.
These are the same brilliant minds who got the entire nation hooked on trans fats. That switch led to as many as 100,000 entirely unnecessary cardiac deaths each year, and trans fats are now being banned everywhere.
Talk about the mistake of the century!
I’m a firm believer in the powers of coconut oil, and this latest study is just the tip of the palm tree. I can’t possibly tell you everything you need to know about its amazing health benefits in this short space, but if you subscribe to The Douglass Report you can read all about it in my online archives.
Next is an extract from SpanishVida.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, 49, had never had it as rough since taking office in 2004.
Not only is the conservative opposition having a heyday lambasting him over the country’s persistent economic slump, the criticism appears to have spread to the ranks of Zapatero’s own Socialist Party.
Even the usually supportive daily El Pais has turned against the prime minister.
However, the sudden change of attitude of the powerful daily is being attributed partly to a backstage battle over digital television rights, rather than just Zapatero’s economic policies.
Zapatero’s first term is remembered largely for his liberal social reforms, such as legalizing homosexual marriage and promoting women’s rights, while the second term has stood out so far as an economically disastrous one.
The global crisis and the collapse of Spain’s key construction sector plunged the country into its worst economic slump since the 1936-39 civil war, with the European Commission expecting the economy to shrink 3.7 per cent this year.
The 18 per cent unemployment is the highest by far in the EU, and Spain is expected to recover from the crisis slower than other comparable EU economies.
The government has resorted to what have been criticized as ad hoc short-term measures, such as large-scale public works to boost employment, which are contributing to public deficit rising to an expected 10 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year.
The government is planning to shore up the budget by raising 15 billion euros (22 billion dollars) in extra tax money, a policy which critics see as crippling consumption and making the recession last even longer.
Word of the Day
El castigo kas-tee’-go (noun)
punishment, penalty; damage, pain
Mi escuela no usa el castigo corporal. – My school doesn’t use .
El árbitro señaló el área de castigo. – The referee pointed to the penalty area.
For more information and examples, visit the SpanishDict.com entry for El castigo.
Here´s the weather forecast.
23° C | 15° C
26° C | 15° C
27° C | 15° C
25° C | 15° C
23° C | 16° C
60% chance of precipitation
|Chance of Rain
30% chance of precipitation
|Clear||Chance of T-storms
50% chance of precipitation
|Chance of T-storms
80% chance of precipitation
It looks like the rain is here for a few days. It´s like being back in britain working all week and waiting for a nice weekend. No chance.
Country and Western Song Titles that just might appeal!
1 I Ain’t Never Gone To Bed With Ugly Women, But I’ve Sure Woke Up With A Few
2 She’s Looking Better After Every Beer
3 Her Teeth Was Stained But Her Heart Was Pure
4 You’re The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
5 She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger
6 My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Sure Do Miss Him
7 If I Had Shot You When I First Wanted To, I’d Be Out Of Prison By Now
8 I’m So Miserable Without You, It’s Like You’re Still Here
9 I’ll Marry You Tomorrow, But Let’s Honeymoon Tonight
10 I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dog Fight ‘Cause I’m Afraid She’d Win
11 I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aims Gettin’ Better
12 I Liked You Better Before I Got to Know You So Well
13 How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?
14 If The Phone Don’t Ring, You’ll Know It’s Me
15 If I Can’t Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You
16 It’s Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed Your Ass Out All Day Long