Archive for August, 2010

Listen carefully…

A woman goes into Discount Fishing Supplies to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday.

She doesn’t know which one to get, so she just picks one and goes over to the counter.

The salesman is standing there, wearing dark shades.

She says, “Excuse me. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?”

He says, “Madam, I’m completely blind; but if you’ll drop it on the counter,

I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound it makes.”

She doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway.

He says, “That’s a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-lb.Test line. It’s a good all around combination, and it’s actually on sale this week for $44.00.”

She says, “That’s amazing that you can tell all that, just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I’ll take it!”

As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor.

“Oh, that sounds like a Visa card,” he says.

As the lady bends down to pick up the card, she accidentally farts.

At first she’s really embarrassed, but then realizes there is no way the blind salesman would tell exactly who had farted.

The man rings up the sale and says, “That’ll be $58.50 please.”

The woman is totally confused by this and asks, “Didn’t you tell me it was on sale for $44.00.  How did you get $58.50?”

“The Duck Call is $11.00 and the Cat Fish Bait is $3.50.”

Oh, that's so (not) funny!

“La Plata Basin: Sustainability in the face of development”, Conference in Asunción

The conference is to be held from the 14th to 16th of September in Asunción Paraguay, with attendence from more than 40 delegates representing NGOs from five countries, international conservation groups, in addition to experts and government authorities. The intention is to develop a shared vision paper and a portfolio of proposed projects for the Basin.  Topics will include, new development in the region and their impacts, and North-South inter-relations, such as the role of NGOs in the near future. Te Platine basin is one of the 5 largest on the planet, while at the same time being one of the most highly populated.

The Río de la Plata Basin (Spanish: Cuenca del Plata), sometimes called the Platine basin or Platine region, is the name given to the 4,144,000 square kilometer (1,600,000 sq mi) hydrographical area that covers parts of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.


El encuentro tendrá lugar del 14 al 16 de setiembre próximo, con más de 40 delegados de ONGs de los cinco países y de representantes de organizaciones internacionales de la conservación, así como de expertos y autoridades de gobierno. Se espera elaborar un documento de visión compartida y un portafolio de propuestas de proyectos sobre las principales cuestiones de la Cuenca. Las nuevas tendencias de desarrollo en la región y sus impactos, y las interrelaciones Norte-Sur, así como el rol que tendrán las ONGs en el futuro cercano, están también entre las temáticas a abordar. La Cuenca del Plata es una de las cinco mayores del planeta; es también una de las más pobladas. Incluye a Buenos Aires, Asunción, Montevideo, Brasilia y San Pablo.

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