The Iron Lady
I know I said I wasn’t going to post any bad news, but I don’t really consider this so much “bad news”, although it is sad. Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990, has passed away.She lived a full life, was loved by many in the world, and brought about prosperity in the U.K. I know she will be missed by, not only her children and their families, but by many families in the world.
Requiescat in pace, Mrs. Thatcher. You’ve earned it.
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” — Margaret Thatcher
I don’t know about you, but personally I’m fatigued of all the bad news in the lamestream media today, including Fox News. As humans, we may “like” hearing bad news as it adds a bit of excitement to the day. But, it gets exhausting hearing only bad news. Plus, since bad news could end up being a stressor, it could lead to depression:
Yet too much stress, or chronic stress may lead to major depression in susceptible people.
So, I think I’m going to focus this blog on reporting only good and (positively) weird news. I’ll leave the bad news to those who are good at it.
And, if you want to look up “good news” for yourself, I suggest checking out Gimundo. They have loads of it.
So to begin, here’s the first dose of good news:
Honest Homeless Woman in Canada Rewarded with New Home
She was down on her luck and living in a YWCA homeless shelter and feeling desperate; 62-years-old. She needed a break and found a purse on the street stuffed with $10,000; a woman whose first thought upon finding the loot wasn’t — ‘Yippee! I just won the lottery’ — but: “How can I return this to the person it belongs to because they must be frantic to find it?”
Enjoy your good news dose of the day!
It is unfortunate that the Starbucks CEO feels this way. The vast majority of the world’s population believes that marriage is only for a man and a woman, as it should be. Most of the U.S. feels this way. I loved Starbucks (even have the iPhone app). But in light of this statement by its CEO, I have decided that I will not support Starbucks or any company that is directly linked to them (Green Mountain Coffee, I’m looking at you). Who’s with me?
Here’s what Howard Schultz said at an annual shareholder’s meeting:
If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.
I don’t have any shares, but if I did, I’d be dumping them.
Good riddance and good night, Starbucks. It’s been nice knowing ya.
Hello, dear traveler, and welcome to Eric Lee dot net. This site is a reboot of the blog I had back in 2007-2009. I let that one die, and I have tried several times since to restart. I hit a brick wall (creatively) each time.
This time is a little different. I now will have a little extra time each day to write something – not necessarily poignant, but hopefully it will be interesting to you. I will try to refrain from nasty politics, as I feel that it has been way out of hand on both sides. I will try to use common sense and practicality when broaching that subject.
I plan on posting jokes, news, rumors, pictures, just anything that catches my interest. Hopefully it will be interesting to you as well.
Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your stay!