Monday, 21 September 2015

Trouble at t'mill !!!!!


My MacBook is at the Apple hospital ....... I have had it for over three years without any problems but it just has a little bit of trouble and will be back with me before you can say ' World Wide Web '
So sorry for lack of comments and posts ..... Hope you're missing me !!







Jackie

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

BY INVITATION ….. WHAT ARE WE AFRAID OF ? ……….



By Invitation is back after the Summer break.



Our subject for September is ' What are we afraid of ? '

Considering the plight of the thousands of refugees fleeing their homes in desperate need and who are trying to find some kind of reasonable life , putting themselves and their families through all sorts of dangers and fears, fleeing conflict and abuse, it seems rather pitiful to start spouting on that September spiders give me the heebie-jeebies 

BUT

I am committed to our By Invitation series so here's my take on it ….. 



FEAR of FLYING ? ….. almost certainly the safest form of transport. The average flier has about a 1 in 14 million chance of dying ….. those are good odds !!



You should fear driving ….. you are about 2,500 times more likely to die on the road than in a plane !



FEAR of NUCLEAR POWER ? ….. nuclear power has killed fewer than 15,000 people in it's history …..



You should fear coal power ….. according to one study, 100,000 people a year in India alone are killed from air pollution !!!



Are you fearful that you are swallowing spiders while you sleep ? You are almost definitely swallowing zero spiders while you sleep ….. spiders aren't likely to want to enter a black hole emitting warm air { if you'll pardon the expression !! }



Although it seems that hitchhiking encounters end in disaster, fears are exaggerated. 



Do you have a fear of bacteria ? 
We seem to be cleaning and scrubbing everything in sight and not all bacteria is harmful. Less than 1% of bacteria carries disease and quite a bit of it is actually good for you.



Despite some claims, spontaneous combustion is almost definitely not real !! The ' almost ' only exists as it's very hard to prove that it has never happened. 
Even if spontaneous combustion were some real phenomenon, you still shouldn't be afraid of it. There is only one case reported per year so the likelihood of you going up in flames without warning is virtually zero.


A FEAR of SHARKS ? ….. 
There have been between 4 and 13 confirmed shark deaths worldwide, per year since 2005 …..



You should actually be fearful of :

Icicles
hot dogs
obesity
lightening
texting
hippos
volcanoes
shopping on black friday
falling out of bed

as the above kill more people than sharks !!!!






Now, just what are you all afraid of ?

To see what other members of the By Invitation group are afraid of, Marsha has all the links.















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Jackie