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Interesting short things - and I don't mean Ronnie Corbett.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a Scottish farmer was returning home. Walking past the swamp, he suddenly heard a cry for help. The farmer ran to the sound and saw a boy trying to get out of the shack. The farmer quickly cut down the fat bitch, carefully approached and extended the branch to the drowning one. When the boy got out, he couldn't hold back his tears for a long time, he was trembling.

( JB: You have to admit, he looks a right arrogant little prick in this picture. A right stuck up little twerp. )

“Let’s go to my house,” said the farmer. - You need to calm down and warm up.

- No, no, - the boy shook his head, - my father is waiting for me. He must be very worried .

The boy thanked his saviour... And in the morning, the farmer saw that a carriage laden with high-breed grasshoppers approached his house. A well-dressed gentleman came out of the carriage and asked:

- Did you save my son's life yesterday?

“Yes, I am,” the farmer replied.

- How much do I owe you?

- Don't hurt me, mister. You dont owe me any thing. I did what a normal person should do.

- No, I can't leave it just like that, because my son is very dear to me. Name any amount, the visitor insisted.

- I don't want to talk about this topic anymore. Good-bye. - The farmer turned to leave. And then his sonny jumped out on the porch.

- Is this your son? - asked the guest.

“Yes,” the farmer proudly replied, patting the boy on the head.

- Let's make it happen. I will take your son with me to London and pay for his education. If he is as noble as his father, then neither you nor I will regret this decision.

It's been a few years. The farmer's son graduated from school, then medical school, and soon his name became universally known as the name of the man who discovered penicillin. His name was Alexander Fleming.

Before the war, the son of the same gentleman was admitted to a London clinic with a severe form of pneumonia. What do you think saved his life this time? -

Yes, penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming.

The name of the gentleman who educated Fleming was Randolph Churchill. And his son was named Winston Churchill, who later became Prime Minister of England.

Perhaps these were the events Winston Churchill recalled, saying: "What you do will come back to you."



Vegans Protesting Against Restaurant Are Horrified By Owner’s Revenge

When a group of vegan activists decided to protest outside a restaurant, they never imagined that the owner would seek revenge that would leave them horrified. But, he did — and there’s video.

Michael Hunter, a chef and the co-owner of a restaurant in Toronto that was relentlessly protested by animal activists for weeks, finally had enough of the vegan group targeting his business. Fed-up with the seemingly endless protests of the animal rights activists outside his restaurant, Hunter decided to let them know exactly what he thought about their complaints.

The restaurant, named Antler, specializes in “local seasonal and wild foods” including boar, duck, and deer, which is why it drew the ire of animal rights activists. Disgusted by the menu options, vegan animal activists were protesting Antler for a fourth time on a Friday evening when Hunter decided a deliberate act of carnivorous ostentatiousness was the best way to send a message.

The animal rights protesters were left shocked as the co-owner and chef seemingly taunted them in an act of revenge for their relentless protests that had gone on for weeks. Hunter turned the tables, quite literally, by bringing his work to the window and facing the vegan protesters. What happened next turned not only the tables but their stomachs too.

As the protesters stood outside with a large banner hanging in front of the restaurant window that read, “Murder,” Hunter whipped out a deer leg and started butchering it on the table in full view of the vegan protesters, who recorded their own horrified reaction to the sight. As they held up signs that said, “Animals are not ours to use,” Hunter’s butchering of the animal clearly indicated his disagreement.

About an hour into the protesters’ demonstration, Michael Hunter, who is also known as “The Hunter Chef,” “brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up, right in the window on a table reserved for diners,” the protesters complained. But, he wasn’t done sending the protesters a clear message, indicating how he felt about their concerns.

“Once the deer was cooked, Michael Hunter, owner of Antler, sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer,” said protest organizer Marni Jill Ugarone, who also alleged that he was “taunting” them. “Look in the window. Look at Michael Hunter. That deer was treated like a joke. That deer was an innocent animal who did not want to die,” she complained.

According to BlogTO, police are seen in video live-streamed by a protester entering the restaurant to speak to Hunter, but they walk away smiling, apparently finding the situation humorous rather than criminal. “I’m not sure if the police were telling the owner to stop for trying to anger the protesters, or for ethical or health & safety violations,” said animal activist Len Goldberg. “I just think this is very disturbing.”

Michael Hunter, of course, disagrees. “Our identity as a restaurant is well known throughout the city as is our ethical farming and foraging initiatives,” Hunter wrote in an email, reacting to the protest. “While we would much rather not be the focus of these protests, we are not at all surprised,” he added. “We simply want to carry on running a restaurant and have a peaceful environment where our guests can enjoy their food.”

While peaceful protests are a protected right, what many forget is that a counter-protest is a right as well. That seems to be what Michael Hunter did here. When his business and livelihood were chastised for “murder” by the vegan activists, he fought back. It is worth noting, however, that after the protests initially began, Antler did try to appease the protesters with vegan options, posting their reportedly first-ever vegan menu board in front of the restaurant, offering, “Vegan Vegetable Lumia.”

That wasn’t enough for the activists, though. “It’s a great start, but only a start. Antler serves the cruel foie gras, they also farm animals meant to run in the wild like deer,” the activists wrote in an event description for their fourth protest of the restaurant. Since Antler’s attempt to compromise wasn’t enough, it’s unlikely they’ll entertain the protesters ever again, which Michael Hunter’s counter-protest seemed to boldly demonstrate.

JB: In the UK - the two biggest vegan food companies have closed down recently - massively in debt - as the vegan bubble has well and truly burst.


A 96-year-old woman's note to her bank! Priceless! 😂🤣

The following is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by a 96 year-old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.


To whom it may concern,

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his depositing the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly transfer of funds from my modest savings account, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only thirty-one years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally attend to your telephone calls and letters, when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has recently become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact Status form which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof. In due course,

I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me. I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Please allow me to level the playing field even further. When you call me, you will now have a menu of options on my new voice mail system to choose from.

Please press the buttons as follows:

Press 1: To make an appointment to see me.

Press 2: To query a missing payment.

Press 3: To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

Press 4: To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

Press 5: To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

Press 6: To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

Press 7: To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to the Authorized Contact.

Press 8: To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service. While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee of $50 to cover the setting up of this new arrangement. Please credit my account after each occasion.

Your Humble Client...

(Remember: This was written by a 96 year old woman!)

JB : I have been reading this for some years and do not think the picture attached is the actual old lady involved, or if it is even real and not a made up myth... but an interesting idea even then.


A Woman’s Role in the Amish Community

After completing their education, Amish women transition into a distinct phase of learning focused on practical life skills like sewing, cooking, and household management. Their societal roles predominantly involve being homemakers, caring for their families, and tending to children.

In Amish communities, opportunities for women to assume leadership roles or make independent decisions are limited. While this may seem restrictive from an outsider’s perspective, for Amish women, it constitutes their familiar way of life. Upon marriage, their husbands assume leadership, and wives take on responsibilities in overseeing daily household affairs.


You Want Greenery? I’ll Give You Greenery!

This person had a grubby tree dying in their front yard and got fined by their HOA. ( Home Owners Association ) Tree removal costs a pretty penny, but a can of spray paint is less than $10. You can get your very own can of Krylon Farm Implement spray from Walmart and even match the seasons with a yellow or orange.

Honestly, I’m not sure how long this will work, but the HOA can’t say the tree isn’t looking lush and ready to go! Of course, a quick chainsaw swipe and it’s all taken care of, but I’m sure they fine for stumps, too, so what’s the point? This is an excellent solution if it lasts more than a month.



The lady circled in red was Lucy Higgs Nichols. She was born into slavery in Tennessee, but during the Civil War she managed to escape and found her way to 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment which was encamped nearby.

She stayed with the regiment and worked as a nurse throughout the war. After the war, she moved north with the regiment and settled in Indiana, where she found work with some of the veterans of the 23rd. She applied for a pension after Congress passed the Army Nurses Pension Act of 1892 which allowed Civil War nurses to draw pensions for their service.

The War Department had no record of her, so her pension was denied. Fifty-five surviving veterans of the 23rd petitioned Congress for the pension they felt she had rightfully earned, and it was granted. The photograph shows Nichols and other veterans of the Indiana regiment at a reunion in 1898. She died in 1915 and is buried in a cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.


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