A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Friday 24th is Work Your Proper Hours Day

Tomorrow is Work Your Proper Hours Day

Over five million people at work in the UK regularly do unpaid overtime, giving their employers £23 billion of free work every year. If you're one, why not take some time to reflect on how well (or badly) you're balancing your life?

24th February 2006 is the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves. We think that's a day worth celebrating.

Take a proper lunchbreak, not just a sandwich at your desk, and leave on time, to enjoy your own time on Friday evening. You deserve it! This is one day in the year for your boss to appreciate your efforts, and for you to appreciate yourself.

I'll be down the pub at 5:00 on Friday. How about you?

It's not your body

It seems to me that America is going backwards these days. The state of South Dakota has passed a law banning abortion in virtually all cases. The only exception to this would be when the foetus dies "during a doctor's attempt to save the mother's life". The part that I find most interesting is where it says that there are no exceptions made for cases of rape or incest. In fact, this was tabled and voted down. If a woman is raped and becomes pregnant, she not only has to deal with being sexually violated, she now has to have the child whether she wants it or not. I can't believe that people think this is acceptable. Can't they see how traumatic it would be ? Perhaps these are the same people who think women are to blame for rape by "dressing provacatively" or daring to drink alcohol.

It amazes me that they think that passing this law will achieve anything. It will force people to go abroad for the procedure or, worse, to try and do it themselves. It doesn't seem to matter if they die because they are evil anyway. I thought it was God's job to decide who lives or dies and to judge people on their actions.

As a result of this law being passed, the Supreme Court may have to decide if they will overturn the decision to make abortion legal. Is this really the "land of the free" where women have no rights over their own bodies ? Some anonymous person cares so much about other people's lives that they have donated $1 million to back the legislation. Why can't they just mind their own business ? That money could do a lot of good but it's being wasted because seomebody is so unhappy in their own life that they have to interfere with others. That is the true evil.