Le’chayim!

Scientists learn why alcohol can be good for you
But what counts as a “healthy” dose of alcohol? According to The Mayo Clinic:
Drinks (#) Daily max Weekly Max
Women/Men 65+) 3 7
Men (< 65) 4 14 A 12-ounce beer, 5-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits counts as one drink

Genes: Not inventions, hence not patentable

U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents

Let us hope the US patent office gets this message. For more, read this 40 odd page “brief”.
For the legalese, click here
. By the way, lawyers have missed the meaning of the word “brief”. I am one too, so do not write me nasty comments.

How rich is America? Depends- how much more can we borrow?

What does a trillion dollar federal deficit really mean?

Interest payments through our noses!

For the latest on how fast our debt is growing, click here. O yeah, the numbers will make your head spin!

A time to be prudent

Britain Plans Deepest Cuts to Spending in 60 Years

We can begin by cutting waste, now that we have a new Congress whose new mmbers camapined on deficeit Here is a good place to cut: Bring home 100,000 soldiers (mostly US) who are chasing 100 Al Queida in Afghanistan. Lots of wasteful $$$$$$$$$$ here waiting to be cut.

Divided power is better than a divided Congress

G.O.P. Captures House, but Not Senate

Impatient, scared, and angry America has spoken. So, let it be done.

One personal note of relief: I am glad corporations – a.k.a Ebay and HP- did not win in California. Welcome back, Jerry – I have been a long-time fan. All the best.