The Irish Answer To The Banking Crisis

Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100 and the farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The following day the farmer drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey’s dead!’

Paddy replied, ‘Well then just give me my money back.’

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’

Paddy said, ‘OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.’

The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’

Paddy said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’

Paddy said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ‘ What happened with that dead donkey?’

Paddy said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £898’

The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’

Paddy said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.’

Paddy now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland .

Islamic State Joins Hamas, PA in Threatening Palestinian Journalists

The Islamic State terror group appears to have joined the Palestinian Authority [PA] and Hamas in their campaign to silence Palestinian journalists.

Over the past few days, several Palestinian journalists have received death threats from the “Gaza branch” of Islamic State. The group accused the journalists of publishing “lies” about Islamic State in particular, and Islam in general.

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Life’s Littlest Pleasures Make Amazing Microscope Photos

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Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia

Subject: A composite image showing a collection of single-cell fresh water algae, desmids. Desmids exhibit a vast diversity of sizes from 10 microns or smaller to 0.3mm or more. The red in the image comes from the innate fluorescence of chlorophyll.
Technique: Confocal imaging
Magnification: 400x

Spike Walker, Staffordshire, U.K.

Subject: Stained transverse section of a lily flower bud
Technique: Darkfield illumination, stitched images

Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia

Subject: A composite image showing a collection of single-cell fresh water algae, desmids. Desmids exhibit a vast diversity of sizes from 10 microns or smaller to 0.3mm or more. The red in the image comes from the innate fluorescence of chlorophyll.
Technique: Confocal imaging
Magnification: 400x

This amazing microscope image of a carnivorous bladderwort is this year’s winner of the Olympus BioScapes digital imaging competition. The close-ups…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds – Tree Pod

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Tree Pod                                                                                             2015©photography by Isadora

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

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The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.

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The Hate Israel Anti-Semites Boycott Israel Club

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We all have read about the supposed evils of Israel because the media lists them almost daily. We have the leader of the musicians recently gathering the signatures of numerous British artists all swearing they will never play a concert in Israel simply because Roger Waters says Israel is hateful. How Mr. Waters knows this is beyond any first hand evidence, he just woke up one morning and joined the well-financed and well-organized boycott Israel club. He never bothered to verify any of the charges against Israel, he simply bought the propaganda that Israel hates the Arabs and refuses to allow them to vote. He took the bait that the Arabs living under the semi-autonomous self-rule in areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza are not permitted to vote in Israeli elections. That is absolutely true, as is the fact that Israelis are not permitted to vote in elections for the…

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Egypten vill ha FN uppbackning mot IS i Libyen

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Egypt Wants a UN-Backed Coalition Against Islamic State in Libya (AP-Washington Post)
Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told France’s Europe 1 Radio he wants a UN-backed coalition to rid Libya of Islamic State militants.

Egypt Embarks on Ambitious Anti-Terror Campaign – Hamza Hendawi
Beyond fighting militants in its own Sinai Peninsula, Egypt is trying to organize an international coalition against the Islamic State in Libya and helping Saudi Arabia defend its borders. This nation of 90 million people seeks to restore the leadership role that has eluded it since its influence waned under former President Hosni Mubarak.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have given Egypt an estimated $30 billion to rescue its damaged economy, in return for Egypt providing military manpower alongside its Gulf counterparts. A contingent of Egyptian troops is already deployed on Saudi Arabia’s border with Iraq to help defend it against jihadi fighters. Egypt also…

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Kong Ba

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After I set up a painting area on my dresser, it’s been easier to start painting little things. Now that everything is made in a way to start and clear easily, I don’t really have any excuse to not paint any more. I’m sticking to convenient materials like ink, graphite and watercolour for now, maybe I’ll be able to work out an arrangement for acrylic and oil too.

This Chinese New Year, my mom made some fantastic kong ba which was obliterated by visitors.

Kong-ba

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