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This is a joyful occasion, but we would remember those who are covered in great big scabs at this time. We bring before you all crushed persons, and we pray that they may indeed rejoice in their mangled state. Grant peace to gangrene sufferers everywhere, and those who, even now, are about to touch live wires and be burned to a crisp.
We hold up before you all roofers whose walkways are not secure; we pray for their limbs, old and new: and we especially recall as we begin this delicious meal, those frozen folk who are grovelling around in the dark, living on slugs. May they acquire a taste for those slugs, and crunch them with joy, even as we shall crunch our prawn starter in a few moments time.
May we be aware, as we consume this food, that others are being consumed, by giant anacondas and hunger-crazed members of the big cat family who are either too old or too feble to hunt and catch more appropriate prey.
As these festivities uplift out spirits, let us be one with those who, having been uplifted by sundry aeroplanes, are now forced to vacate them before they land. We thank thee for those who are equipped with parachutes, and we reach out in spirit to those who are not. May they discover that beneath them are the everlasting arms - or a pond.
And so now we pray for this evening, and we ask that food poisoning and sudden illness will be endured quietly so that the joy of these two young people will be undiminished, both now and at such tiume as death shall separate them - leaving one an inconsolable widow or widower, and the other a lifeless corpse in the cold ground. Amen.
400 New Countries to Join EU by 2007- Over 400 countries are soon to become members of the European Union it was announced ... the lucky winners of the Eurovision Country Contest ... Signor Romano Freebie, ... hailed this as "a new dawn for Europe, when all the countries of this great continent are finally united by their dream of being subsidised by each other".
First is the sheer joy of making things. As the child delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building things, especially things of his own design. I think this delight must be an image of God's delight in making things, a delight shown in the distinctness and newness of each leaf and each snowflake.
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And on that farm he had some tobacco plants
Until Mr Mugabe took it away.
echo "#!$PERL/perl -w" > set_soenv cat set_soenv.1 >> set_soenv chmod +x set_soenv- tried to get in touch with someone in-touch with OpenOffice.
$ gconftool --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility 1Not for the particularly faint hearted.
op_start --vmlinux=/boot/vmlinuz --map-file=/boot/System.map --ctr0-event=RETIRED_INSNS --ctr0-count=5000 --ctr0-kernel=0 --ctr0-user=1 --separate-samples op_dump ; op_stop oprofpp -k -l /usr/bin/nautilusAnd lots of nice data to chew on.
Many chicken flocks have birds that contain Campylobacter within their intestines but which produce no symptoms of any illness. Estimates vary, but more than half of the raw chicken on sale within the U.IK. is thought to have Campylobacter on it. The germ is also present in giblets, especially on the liver...
Unpasteurised milk can become contaminated if the cow has a Campylobacter infection or if the milk is contaminated with manure. Because so few germs are needed to cause illness, it is very difficult to prevent contamination, even with the best dairy hygiene standards.
There is no vaccine against campylobacter nor do you become immune to it, so it's important to prevent it spreading and to avoid infection as far as possible.
We often have quite a mistake impression of what it was like to live in times past. This impression frequently comes from films, which often portray people who, although dressed in dirty clothes, are beautiful and live in harmony with nature. Unfortunately reality in the eighteenth century was quite different, as the reputable Princeton historian Lawrence Stone explains:And Lombarg goes on to explain how blessed we are by medical science these days.The almost total ignroance of both personal and public hygiene meant that contaminated food and water was a constant hazard ...
The result of these primitive sanitary conditions was constant outbursts of bacterial stomach infections, the most fearful of all being dysentery, which swept away many victims of both sexes and of all ages within a few hours or days. Stomach disorders of one kind or another where chronic, due to poorly balanced diet amont the rich, and the consumption of rotton and insufficient food among the poor. The prevalence of intestinal worms ... were a slow, disgusting and debilitating disease that caused a vast amount of human misery and ill health ... In the many poorly drained marshy areas, recurrent malarial fevers were common and debilitating diseases ... [and] perhaps even more heartbreaking was the slow, inexorable, destructive power of tuberculosis ...
For women, childbirth was a very dangerous experience ... [and finally] there was the constant thread of accidental death from neglect or carlessness or association with animals like horses - which seem to have been at least as dangerous as automobiles - or elements like water ...
Another fact of Early Modern life which is easy to forget is that only a relatively small proportion of the adult population at any given time was both healthy and attractive, quite apart from the normal features of smell and dirt. . .. Both sexes must very often have had bad breath from the rotting teeth, and constant stomach disorders which can be documented from many sources, while suppurating ulcers, eczema, scabs, running sores and other nauseating skin diseases were extremely common and often lasted for years. [Quotes from Stone 1979:62-4, 306]
The terrible threat against life is not death, nor pain, nor any variation on the disasters that we so obsessively try to protect ourselves against with our social systems and personal stratagems. The terrible threat is that we might die earlier than we really do die, before death has become a natural necessity. The real horror lies in just such premature death, a death after which we go on living for many years.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."