From BBC News :
Kenya, where Senator Obama’s father came from, is not immune from this either, but here, another Obama is riding on the crest of a wave.
This one, though, comes in the form of a brown bottle and is called Senator beer.
In many slums and low income areas, people who find beer too expensive often resort to cheap home brews.
But these potent drinks which include traditional spirits known as chang’aa have on a several occasions proved lethal.
Some consumers have died and others have been blinded. It’s believed brewers spike the beer with deadly additives.
At least I got you to read my post.
In other news Germans are just as corrupt as everyone else, especially when they’re loaded. Maybe more so.
Germany has begun an investigation into tax evasion using information from an anonymous informant, who was reportedly paid 5m euros(£3.75m; $7.3m).
Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, the country’s leader, said Germany had broken the law by buying the data.
Liechtenstein considers the informant a criminal and is conducting its own investigation into the affair.
Well, Im sure the millions that are owed in back taxes… no, wait… BILLIONS will go to something worthwhile. In other tax-related news let me throw this out there; While Europeans are taxed at much higher rates (as high as 50% in France) think of it in this frame. They all have health insurance. They all can go to college (if they choose). They all have the equivalent of Social Security for when they retire and are old and dying. Not some 401K gamble that can disappear in the blink of an Enron.
Looking at it in that frame, how much of your check goes to Soc. Sec? Then how much do you pay for insurance? How much do you set aside for your retirement? If you do the math and it gets to something akin to 50% of your paycheck, then you’ll see that its NOT that expensive nor it is prohibitive. It’s pain, to be sure, but changing for the better is in many ways.
Another &300 check Mr. Bu$h? No thanks. Even though I could use a Brooks saddle for each of my bikes.
I’m bored and a bit sick, hence the not-quite-coherent rant-post. Deal.by