Thursday, 19 April 2012

Links of the day 04/19/2012

  • "We have been firm in our opposition to this measure because adding to the financial pressure felt by older people on modest incomes is unfair and unnecessary when the government is using the proceeds to fund an irresponsible tax giveaway for millionaires."

    tags: cosmos uk

  • "Road pollution is more than twice as deadly as traffic accidents, according to a study of UK air quality."

    tags: cosmos uk environment

  • "Apparently, the European Union’s (EU’s) 2007–13 EU Strategy on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related Health Issues is failing to tackle rising obesity. But is it any wonder, when Big Food sponsors the high-level discussions meant to solve the problem, and its propaganda is everywhere?"

    tags: cosmos food

  • ""Britain now has the world’s most over-indebted banking system, according to new figures from the International Monetary Fund". The Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report has revealed that the total gross debt of Britain’s banks is equivalent to 742% of the UK’s total economic output – equivalent to around £11 trillion. It means Britain has overtaken Ireland, whose banking system’s debt is equivalent to 691% of GDP""

    tags: cosmos uk

  • "There are some benefits of owning a robotic vacuum cleaner. For one, you won’t need to do any of the cleaning, saving you time in the long run. The Roomba 760 can also vacuum those hard to reach places like under sofas and beds — places which are usually neglected. Plus, with its HEPA filters and scheduling functions, it will keep pet hair and dust from accumulating by vacuuming on a daily basis — something that you’d be hard-pressed to do yourself."

    tags: cosmos

  • "They categorically cannot just base their reported conclusion on their unsubstantiated “opinion”.

    tags: cosmos uk benefits atos

  • "It has become a tradition in Britain for political parties to accuse the BBC of bias whenever they are put under the pressure of scrutiny. It rarely turns out to be true, if ever, but today I, and many other people, noticed something that seems to give the idea some credibility."

    tags: cosmos uk benefits atos

  • "French company Atos, which has a £108m per year contract with the government, has failed to remove grossly misleading claims from its website – despite being ordered to do so by the Advertising Standards Authority."

    tags: cosmos uk benefits atos

  • "Here is a partial list of negative calorie foods: apples, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon mango, oranges, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, asparagus, beets, cabbage (green), carrots, cauliflower, hot Chile peppers, cucumbers, endives, garden cress, garlic, green beans, lettuce, onion, papaya, radishes, spinach, turnips and zucchini."

    tags: cosmos food

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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