By this time next week we will have already learned the results of the US midterm elections. Unless the Republicans get kicked where it hurts, Donald Fuck’n Trump will feel even more validated. Trump might very well become unstoppable.
And that is a scary prospect in an insane asylum, let alone in the rational world where these past two years Trump has steadily moved to erode rule of law, pull out of international treaties and flaunt human rights violations.
Trump’s Legacy ?
Facts about coffee production, consumption and prices
This past year has seen the world price of coffee drop to lows not seen for atleast a decade, despite a 1.8% increase in coffee production and a 5.7% increase in consumption. What is the reason for this apparent contradiction? Surplus: there is a surplus of coffee in the world today.
The top coffee exporters are, in order, Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia (no, not every farmer in Colombia is into cocaine!), Indonesia and Ethiopia. In terms of coffee consumption, Finland is way at the top, with 12 kg consumption per capita, followed by Norway (9.9 kg). The US ranks 26th and the UK a lowly 45th.
Coffee Consumption and Breast Size
Which one of these 4 ladies PROBABLY drinks the least amount of Coffee?
If you chose the lady with the super-sized breasts, then you are PROBABLY right! Congrats!! But ‘probably’ is the key word here…it all is based on a 2008 study published in the British Journal of Cancer:
What the study indirectly found is that if your genetic makeup has an active CYP1A2 gene of a particular sub variety, then drinking 3 or more cups of coffee a day will likely see your breasts shrink by 17% or more.
HOWEVER, there are numerous sub varieties of the CYP1A2 gene, and atleast one of them will see your breasts INCREASE in size if you drink 3 or more cups of coffee a day. So, unless you are absolutely certain of your genetic code, the operating word is PROBABLY.
AGON nonsense. Play it again, Sam….
Apparently Agon has decided to play the bully again for the upcoming World Championship match. Threats of lawsuits, FIDE suspensions, etc for those who DARE to transmit the games as they are played.
On the other hand, I am not going to cry any tears for Chess24 and similar chess oriented businesses who have to pay for lawyers to over turn AGON’s dictates. These businesses are not doing you and anyone else any favours.
Try to get a daily PGN of any of the numerous tournaments that Chess24 broadcasts live. Good Luck! TWIC used to provide them, but they have entered into some arrangement with the live broadcasters and Mark Crowther will now only publish them weekly.
Of course, if I really wanted the PGN, then I could pay for a subscription to Chess24, which would give me the right to download unlimited numbers of games.
But then, so much for the right to freely transmit moves and game scores….
To be continued briefly…