About 14% of methane emissions in Australia are caused by cow and sheep farts. True story. At least that is the estimate put forward by the Queensland government. Let’s face it, they would know after all what better authority on hot air could there be?
Apparently in places where the agricultural base is larger like New Zealand that percentage can be as high as 50%. Methane is a highly effective greenhouse gas which is said to contribute significantly to global warming. If those emissions could be cut or eliminated imagine the impact on global warming, carbon trading and the causes which could receive the attention of all those protesters instead. Continue reading
What differentiates an assassination from common garden variety murder? Murder is the taking of a human life without lawful authorisation or excuse recklessly, intentionally or during the commission of some other criminal act (called felony murder in some American jurisdictions).
All assassinations, therefore, are murders. What sets assassinations apart from murders though is that they are the murders of public figures of social, religious or political significance carried out by stealth or surprise and motivated by some political or idealogical purpose.
Heads of state, politicians, religious leaders, dissidents, military leaders and social activists, therefore, can all be the victims of assassins whereas other public figures such as musicians, movie stars, journalsits and other public figures are the victims of murderers.
Kennedy was assassinated by Oswald but Oswald was murdered by Ruby to apply the above formulation to a real life scenario.
What follows is a list of seventeen of some of the most infamous assassinations throughout history. Feel free to comment as you feel appropriate.
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Zig Ziglar – Secrets of Closing the Sale
Zig Ziglar is an American motivational speaker but despite those impediments has encapsulated one of the central themes of my own philosophy on life. Whether in sales, in the service industries, in relationships or in any other field of endeavour you will achieve and succeed faster, further and more completely if your success is based upon helping others to achieve their successes.
“There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’ but there are four in ‘Platitude quoting idiot’.”
Tweeted by – @en_gy on 17 January 2012