Monday, February 24, 2014

Here we go again - Bill 611 LOL - Two Cows - Dried Octopus Bile Sac

At least we were reminded what thunderstorms were like as we go back into the deep deep freeze again. Thursday and Saturday we will struggle to GET ABOVE ZERO!!

The average high is 35 and we will be 30 degrees below average. Sort of like hitting 115 in the summer I suppose.  What I would give to have 115 today.

For any weather geeks out there this is an interesting 5 minute video on what is happenng with our jet streams

http://youtu.be/_nzwJg4Ebzo 

With last weeks "warm weather" we are down to the 15th coldest winter and the coldest in 35 years.

We have also had 74 consecutive days of snow cover which is not even close to a record which is 116 and the winter of 2007-08 we had 110 consecutive days of snow cover.

Well then. Don't expect any weather wonderfulness for the next couple weeks.  We won't get above 20 for a long while. As for snow, there is a huge mass of moister about a 1000 miles west of California that will reform after it moves across the Rockies and at the moment will go south of Wisconsin around NEXT Tuesday but if it moves north this could be a big one. 

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Then there is the Bill 611 going across the floor in Madison. Seems the Walker Republicans (who, as you remember, are in power) are pushing to abolish overtime pay for private industry in lieu of comp time AND the employer has the final say on when you take that comp time.

I laugh at all the anti-union people as they start getting rights taken away!  They can't complain! 

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I saw on TV that something really good to eat is a Dried Octopus Bile Sac.  I've never considered this to be a delicacy and frankly had never thought of it.  A friend said he saw frozen Cow Bile at an Asian store so I think feel I MUST make a Cow Bile Porter.   I'll just call it CBP until some asks what CBP stands for.  Then I'll get a bucket as it will be on their bucket list  . . . not the normal bucket list though.

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Two Cows


SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk

NAZISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income


ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by
your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.

The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.

The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.

The public then buys your bull.

SURREALISM
You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyses why the cow has dropped dead.

A GREEK CORPORATION
You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking sheds, hay stores, feed sheds,
dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese unit and packing sheds.
You still only have two cows.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the shit out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive...

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