That's right folks. A Barmy federal jury in Washington, has found former Illinois governor guilty of 17 counts of corruption - including trying to sell the US Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
The verdicts came more than two years after Rod Blagojevich, 54 was arrested by the feds.
Experts say the guy could languish in jail for as much as 300 years. "Crikey" you only get one week in the slammer and a ten buck fine for selling The Sydney Harbour Bridge to American tourists.
The former governor of Illinois George Ryan, is currently serving 6 years jail for corruption.
BTW. All of the bargain priced Sydney harbour tunnel shares have been sold ,"Go away".
All women are chatterers. It will come as no surprise to their often less talkative male counterparts, but a typical woman spends about five hours a day chatting and gossiping.
Whether at home or at work they will discuss other peoples problems, other peoples children, who is dating who and other saucy chat which brings a rush to the loins. I shall exclude American Women from my list of warblers for reasons only known by my self and other persons with hearing loss.
Women in Canada New Zealand and Great Britain and are cordially invited to discuss any commonsense matter relating to this blog or themselves or their favourite antagonist.
Other Female subjects that come up most regularly include xxx , shopping and soap dramas.
If you are a relative or a person I am already acquainted with feel free to call anytime.don't be simply a Christmas card friend or relative or one I visit every ten years, my family here in Australia would love to hear from you on a more regular basis... Waiting for your call, Vest.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
We know that in some grocery prices can change by postcode, but now it's been revealed that goods that are up to two years old are hitting the shelves of poorer suburbs.
Depending on where you shop and where you live, how much difference is there in the appearance, age, quality, texture, taste and price of fruit and veggies?
Lawyer and former food Inspector Des Sibraa says working class suburbs end up with inferior, imported produce.
“The poorer suburbs get (inferior produce) because they're cheaper. The imported products are grown overseas under conditions that you don’t know about. The testing at the wharfs is practically non-existent, so they're using all sorts of pesticides and germicides that are not permitted in Australia,” Sibraa said.
The supermarkets boldly spruik everyday freshness and savings wherever you shop. But when we sent our undercover producer to test their promises, in sixteen supermarkets, including Coles, Woolies, IGA and Aldi, what they delivered was too often the opposite.
Tests were conducted on 1,500 pieces of fruit and vegetables, and the results were staggering. The freshness of fruits and veggies varied greatly - apples were up to five months old; grapes - three to four months old; tomatoes – from one week to one month; lettuce from three days to two weeks; and carrots - one week to four months old.
Overall, the worst produce we tested, except for grapes, came from lower income areas of Brisbane and Melbourne, scoring under 50 per cent for quality. The best quality, scoring 80 per cent to 90 per cent was found in the wealthier suburbs, mostly from independent grocers.
We've found old and new produce mixed in together, as well as imported mixed in with local in lower income areas.
“When they get a batch that's going off and on their last legs, they mix it with some that are not quite so bad, so that you often get things like core rot and things like that mixed in,” SIbraa said. “‘Imported’ and ‘local’ doesn’t mean anything, what the regulations require is that you put the country of origin.”
New South Wales Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries CEO Colin Gray stands by the supermarkets’ claims that produce is the same quality, no matter what the postcode.
“Some people happen to have a certain budget and they'll buy to that budget,” he said. “The important thing is that there is good quality fruit and vegetables available to suit every budget.”