Saturday, August 28, 2010

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. the Australian parliament got hung, courtesy of voters [1]. At least it wasn’t hanged.

2. for his ignominious burnout [2a] F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was fined A$500 but not convicted [2b]. His contrition was without conviction. I wouldn’t expect anything more from someone earning his living from F1.

3. Victorian Police’s Chief Commissioner Simon Overland, who last March was detected carrying bullets on to a commercial plane [3a] was labelled careless (by the Office of Police Integrity (!)) but otherwise exonerated [3b]. As per s.23(2A) & (2B) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 [3c] it’s a strict liability offence. Mr Overland should be imprisoned for 2 years.

4. the BMJ reported that increasing the daily intake of green leafy vegetables significantly reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes [4]. Maybe the reduced risk’s due to less junk food rather than a direct positive effect of the vegetables.

5. Get-It-Done Guy discussed ‘How to Make Hard Decisions’ [5]. Scenario Decision Making sounds a good method.

6. following my two posts on medical myths [6a, 6b], House Call Doctor wrote of three more [6c]. The more, the better.

7. Sotheby’s announced that next 23 September it’ll auction baskets of heirloom vegetables for US$1,000 each [7a]. It’s for two fine cause, though [7b].

8. Artist as Family [8a] did a marvellous interview about the Food Forest, on 702 ABC Sydney [8b]. Fantastic, AaF.

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

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