Sad but true
When an aid worker has to offer hot chocolate
to their clients to entice them to come and get help there is something very wrong with the world.
There is very little that deeply offends me. The top of that list is child abuse & child prostitution. It sickens me like nothing else.
As such I'm moving away from my usual topics and posting a link about a fellow Helmut Wanner and an orginazation he started to help out the "rent boys" of Berlin.Sub/Way
in Deutsche Welle.
Financial stuffity stuff
The question of how to deal with money is not an easy one. My current question is as follows. Please read and feel free to offer advice.
I have a chunk of $$ in the US. I need it here in the Holy land over the next 6 months and will have to return it, in $$, in 6 months.
Option #1: Move it in chunks exchanging it at the going rate as I need it. The $ to NIS rate is quite low. If it goes up I will get more NIS for my chunk of money. If it falls I get less.
Option #2: Move it all at once. If the $ falls further I'm safe but if it rises I will have a harder time paying back the $$'s in 6 months from now. As a safeguard I can buy an option of currency at the current rate for about 1000 nis. If the rate falls I'm safe and have an easier time returning the $$ but I lose my 1000 nis. If the rate rises, I can still buy $$ at todays rate.
The question is, will the rate rise? And am I missing something with my analysis?
As a citizen I get to pay taxes
I don't think its any great shakes,
I'd prefer to keep the money.
I learnt to polish my shoes in the army
The words of our national anthem were posted in the army classrooms.
We marched into the parade ground and I felt like a man.
I stood by a flame & saluted
my brothers who allowed me to stand in their places.
I learned to polish my shoes in the army.
Here is a wonderful salad dressing from Martha Ferrell of West Hartford. I saw it on Courant.com
HOOVER'S HONEY-MUSTARD DRESSING
•1 cup mayonnaise
•3 tablespoons yellow mustard
•3 tablespoons honey
•2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
•2 tablespoons vegetable oil
•2 teaspoons cider vinegar
•1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
•1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
I didn't have basil but it's still good. Go easy on the garlic.