One billion suicide bombers!
They’re not much different from the suicide bombers in Iraq – pea-brained paranoids inflicting harm to themselves and others — and they’re millions of them! In fact the world has about a billion of them – SMOKERS!
A study published last Friday in the British medical journal The Lancet said approximately 25 percent of the world’s adults — one billion people — are tobacco users.
In the study, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said reducing the ranks of the world’s smokers by a fifth before 2020 could save up to 100 million lives.
Reaching this target — by boosting taxes, banning tobacco advertising, expanding smoke-free zones, and helping people quit — could also spare another 50 million people born over the next two decades, the study said.
Bloomberg, an ex-smoker who used 125 million dollars of his own money to launch a Worldwide Stop Smoking Initiative last August, cited studies calculating that one billion people will go to their graves early due to tobacco before the end of the century.
“For the first time ever, the world’s leading agent of death is a man-made substance — tobacco,” he said.
If you’re a smoker and you’re reading this article, better do something about your addiction. You know it’s bad for you, no need for further explanation.
If you insist on doing something which you know will eventually kill you — dragging along some innocent people who accidentally develop health problems by being tortured with your second-hand smoke – why not do it the explosive way? Go wear a vest or a belt packed with bombs and go blast yourself to kingdomcome! The effect is the same. And you’ll be leaving this world in a blaze of gory! Isn’t that great?
The tigers’ mom is a dog!
The world is really going to the dogs! In China, three newborn tiger triplets are getting their milk from a bitch!
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a dog feeds tiger triplets and her own puppy, right, at the Paomaling Zoo in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, on May 16, 2007.
The cubs, according to officials at the Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World in Shandong province, have been nursed by a dog since they were rejected by their tiger mother shortly after birth, said Paomaling manager Chen Yucai.
The trio’s adoptive mother, a mixed breed farm dog called “Huani,” is expected to nurse them for about a month or until their appetites outpace her supply, Chen said.
Chen said it is common for Chinese zoos to use surrogate dog mothers to nurse rejected tiger cubs and that Huani has nursed tigers before.
In the past, Paomaling put dog urine on their rejected cub’s fur to make the surrogate think she was nursing one of her own puppies but the zoo didn’t bother with Huani because she seemed not to mind nursing the tigers, he said.
“The family is getting along well and seems to enjoy each other,” Chen said.
It’s good that for humans, “dog-style” does not refer to doggie-feeding the babies, only to a sexual position!