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Friday, August 31, 2007

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd = That's Relationship!
I shall not want = That's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters = That's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul = That's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That's Guidance!
For His name sake = That's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of t he shadow of death = That's Testing!
I will fear no evil = That's Protection!
For Thou art with me = That's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = That's Hope!
Thou annointest my head with oil = That's Consecration!
My cup runneth over = That's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = That's Blessing !
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That's Security!
Forever = That's Eternity!

Face it, the Lord is crazy about you.
Thanks Kunle Juba.

Monday, August 27, 2007


It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.

T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999 immediately!! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Better Safe Than Sorry.

Crucial safety Tips sent to me by my friend.
Thought i should share it with y'all since we don't have a lot of these problems here.
Because of recent abductions in the U.S. in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do
in an emergency situation... It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1 Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it
away from you.... chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.
a. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head
Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you.
If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it . As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run.
It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door . Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.
If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely
WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably ! in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP! It may get you raped,
or killed.
Ted Bundy, a U.S. serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
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9. Another Safety Point:
Someone said her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.
The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over.
The policeman said,"We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."
He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby.
He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.
Please DO NOT open the door for a crying baby!!!
This post should be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted recently when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana
It may save a life.
This is a reminder that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Revaluing the Nigerian Naira.

I won't say i am very comfortable with this Naira revaluation news. I first read about it on my sister's blog and tot WTF?!. Then heard it on the radio and on the News. It's a good idea but right now, i think its utter ***ness.
How are the poor going to cope? We manufacture VERY little things here.
The country depends on importation of goods and services to survive. We have got VAST Oil but have to depend on foreign refineries and expats to produce Oil. We used to be large exports of Oil, Minerals, Cocoa, Rubber but the concentration is now more on Oil.
If we want to improve the situation in this country, i think the government should concentrate more on revamping our Oil refineries, and start producing goods locally so we can export them and better the economy of the country.
The Japanese yen has got more value than the US dollar now because their export rates increased. When a country exports goods, there will be more money coming into the country than leaving the country. In order words, the country's economy would grow thereby affecting the value of its currency and enriching its citizens.
I don't think revaluing the Naira would help the country grow. I think concentrating on manufacturing products locally and creating a safe environment for Investors to invest here would help the economy grow.With the manufacture of local goods and Investors coming in, there will be job opportunities to graduates and skilled people, thus reducing the poverty and crime rate in the country.
I don't want to talk much on this topic cos its generating a lot of debates but i will paste what Chief Olu Falae and other renowned Nigerians think about it.
Pls read on:
Chief Olu Falae, secretary to the federal government during the General Ibrahim Babangida regime and one-time finance minister said the new policy has no distinct advantage.
"I don't see much need in the hurry to revalue the naira. The new naira policy has no distinct advantage. I think we should be very careful and properly study what we are planning to go in for and see the potential dangers. How will this policy positively impart on the lives of the ordinary people? Have we thought of that? If it won't positively affect the people, then, why do it? It has no advantage. It won't benefit us. I don't see the positive impart on the ordinary person.
"Okay, what is it saying? It's about knocking off two zeros. If you are earning N10,000 a month and two zeros are knocked off, you will begin to earn N100.
If a loaf of bread is N100 and you knock off two zeros, it would become N1. But would the market woman just knock off two zeros from everything she is selling? Your employer can conveniently do that but a person selling N100 can reduce N10 and sell the bread for N90 and I tell you, that policy can only reduce inflation by 10 per cent. It cannot leave us better-off or worse off.
Can a market woman selling bread divide a loaf of N100 by removing two zeros? Employers can do it but the ordinary people can't and their interest has to be considered. So, why do I it if it won't benefit them?"
Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, also a former finance minister and one-time minister of national planning in his response said what is going on at present says, "If we want to revalue the naira to become comparable to the dollar, we would need a new currency". Ghana recently reprinted the cedi and today in Ghana, there is the new Cedi. My worry is the mix-up in what is going on now, because I don't think it will affect the value of the naira. So, why do that? Would the rural people understand this thing? Does it have anything with Nigeria wanting to be the hub of West Africa? If we want to revalue the naira, we cannot do that with the present notes we have and it's unthinkable to change because we just printed new notes and brought back coins.
"What will affect the value of the naira is the state of our economy. So, why go through the pains when we should concentrate on how to restructure our economy and make life more meaningful for the people? We should approach this Vision 2020 with caution. CBN should take it easy because we are doing too much gra-gra over it. We are doing too much of targeting and visioning. If we want to dominate West Africa with our currency, we shouldn't make noise about it. We should just let it happen. We should be wise and focus more on starting properly. We have so many unpaid pensioners, unemployed graduates, bad roads and collapsed infrastructure requiring government attention. Let's start with them first before going on to this talk about revaluing the naira. I don't understand the hurry."
Former governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife toes a similar line.
"The way I understand this thing, it won't change anything. It's a matter of reducing the number of zeros on the naira and reducing the number of millionaires in the system. The new naira policy simply means that somebody who is a millionaire today may not be a millionaire anymore by August 2008.
"Some people have been calling me to ask questions on the implication of this on their business and the economy. Some traders are asking if they should sell off everything in stock or keep them but I have told them it does not matter. It's just CBN trying to define zero or add value to it. It makes no basic difference but helps only in book-keeping and accounting.
"If one dollar is equal to one naira, then, we wont be buying bread with N150 but one naira. The number of millionaires will reduce. Somebody who has one million naira will now only have ten thousand after you have removed two zeros. If your salary is N10,000 and two zeros are knocked off, it will become N100 per month because N10,000 has been revalued to N100.
One Nigerian pound used to be three dollars. N10 will become one kobo. Denominations like N5 or 50k may still be worth something but too small to be counted."
Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, an Kano based elder statesman and First Republic politicians explains the new policy is meant to increase the purchasing power of the naira.
"The naira is now revalued and the currency is moved upward and the purchasing power would be stronger. But I don't understand what would happen to the smaller denominations because I foresee a situation where the holders of small denominations would lose eventually and these consist the poor and the ordinary people. If naira is revalued, there would be nothing to do with 50k, N1 and other small denominations and I hope CBN knows what this new policy can do to poor people."

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Zidane Vs Materazzi World Cup Insult.

Italian defender Marco Materazzi finally revealed what he said to provoke Zinedine Zidane to knock him out with a head-butt in the last World Cup final.
He said he told Zidane "I prefer the whore that is your sister".

Zidane head-butted Materazzi in the chest with 10 minutes left in last year's final. He was sent off for violent conduct. Italy went on to win the game in a penalty-kick shootout after the score was 1-1 after extra time.
Materazzi, who received a two-game ban for incitement, has since apologized to Zidane.

France coach Raymond Domenech this month lauded Materazzi's strategy for getting Zidane out of the game.
"I say 'bravo' to him," the coach said.

A lot of the South American players are GOOD but they are very dubious in the field as well. Chriatiano Ronaldo is a FANTASTIC player but he 'dives' a lot. He dives, they get a free kick or penalty or something. This trick has helped his team win games a couple of times. Look at what he did to Rooney in the last world cup game. He dived, Rooney reacted and was sent off. They (Portugal) went on to beat England in that game.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


A man is waiting for his wife to give birth. The doctor comes in and informs the dad that his son was born without torso, arms or legs. The son is just a head! But the dad loves his son and raises him as well as he can, with love and compassion.
After 21 years, the son is now old enough for his first drink. Dad takes him to the bar, tearfully tells the son he is proud of him and orders up the biggest, strongest drink for his boy.
With all the bar patrons looking on curiously and the bartender shaking his head in disbelief, the boy takes his first sip of alcohol. Swoooosh! Plop!! A torso pops out! The bar is dead silent; then bursts into whoops of joy.
The father, shocked, begs his son to drink again. The patrons chant "Take another drink!" The bartender continues to shake his head in dismay. Swoooosh! Plip! Plop!! Two arms pop out. The bar goes wild.
The father, crying and wailing, begs his son to drink again. The patrons chant, "Take another drink! Take another drink!!"
The bartender ignores the whole affair and goes back to polishing glasses, shaking his head, clearly unimpressed by the amazing scenes.
By now the boy is getting tipsy, but with his new hands he reaches down, grabs his drink and guzzles the last of it. Plop! Plip!! Two legs pop out. The bar is in chaos.
The father falls to his knees and tearfully thanks God.
The boy stands up on his new legs and stumbles to the left then staggers to the right through the front door, into the street, where a truck runs over him and kills him instantly.
The bar falls silent.
The father moans in grief.
The bartender sighs and says,"He should've quit while he was a head!"