Friday, February 13, 2015

A crise grega e a história que contaram aos alemães


"A crise grega e a história que contaram aos alemães"...ou, pelo menos, assim o diz este video!




Entao este video vem dizer que foi anunciado que o parlamento Alemao tinha aprovado um emprestimo de 130 mil milhoes a Grecia mas, segundo eles, a Grecia so tinha emprestado ate a data 15.2 mil milhoes de euros.

Ora, eu que sou um gajo chato, dei-me ao trabalho de pesquisar sobre o assunto e eis que encontrei isto:
- segundo o video, esta reportagem data de 2012-03-02
- ja segundo esta noticia, de 2012-02-27, o parlamento tinha ACABADO de aprovar esse valor (pelo que os comentarios que se comecaram a ouvir nas noticias foram, aparentemente, sobre o que o parlamento disse que IA FAZER, e nao sobre o que JA TINHA FEITO)...

Mas, posto isto de lado, dizem que a Alemanha esta a lucrar com a desgraca da Grecia.

Ora, entao, vamos analisar la isso:
- eles dizem que, por causa da Grecia, o Euro desvalorizou e isso fez com que a Alemanha aumenta-se as suas exportacoes.
-- como demonstrei ha dias, de facto, as exportacoes de VARIOS paises da UE (nao me dei ao trabalho de verificar todos) aumentaram, claramente, as suas exportacoes ao longo dos anos. Nao ha nenhuma discrepancia entre o aumento das exportacoes Alemas e a dos outros paises
-- alem disto, eles tornaram-se mais competitivos no MERCADO GLOBAL, nao na UE! Porque, se o Euro desvalorizou, desvalorizou para todos os Estados membros. Logo, so beneficia quem nao usa a moeda e pode comprar bens e servicos mais baratos a quem usa a moeda mais fraca

Mas isso nao basta para o programa de investigacao jornalistica, CLARAMENTE Comunista, "Monitor", e entao falam, tambem, de como a situacao de uma empresa com fabricas na Alemanha e na Grecia e completamente diferente.

Mas qual e, exactamente, o espanto nisto?! Sao paises diferentes, um muito mais corrupto do que o outro, com montes de moinas e onde nao ha qualquer competividade (ou incentivo a competividade).

Por fim, falam em como a Alemanha esta a ter muito lucro pelos juros do dinheiro que emprestam aos outros (referem entre 45 a 65 mil milhoes de euros, mas nao especificam durante que periodo OU qual o valor total que esta emprestado...) e referem-se a isso como se de algo negativo se tratasse.

Os emprestimos funcionam assim mesmo:
- empresta-se dinheiro com a promessa de receber o dinheiro emprestado de volta E uma percentagem em cima (pelo risco de nao receber o dinheiro de volta E pelo facto de que o dinheiro sai das maos de quem o empresta durante um certo periodo e, por essa razao, nao pode ser investido noutras coisas)
- o juro e acordado entre ambas as partes e e calculado sobre o RISCO que o emprestimo representa!

Contrariamente ao que comunistas gostariam, quanto mais instavel for a situacao de quem pede dinheiro, MAIOR e o risco e, por essa razao, maior e o juro cobrado.

Os juros baixos praticados nos emprestimos a Alemanha mostram apenas e so que eles sao um povo ALTAMENTE organizado, a quem emprestar dinheiro representa um risco ALTAMENTE baixo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

So you say Germany were the only ones to benefit from the European Union?

I just came across this interview, where it was said that "Germany is the Country who has benefited the most from the European Union" and that "from the inception of the Euro, [...its the] only Country that managed to achieve a positive balance and grow enormously".

(watch from 7m49s)
Well, lets put that claim to the test, shall we?

Here are Germany's exports, from 1980 to 2015:

And here are Portugal's...

And Spain's...
Hell, let's throw in Greece's exports in too (though only between 2001 and 2015, seeing I couldn't find any export data before 2001)...

Well, these graphs show us that ALL countries grew their exports over the last 20 years (even Greece did).

So now you know...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fox News...such an evil, sensationalist network

Yeaps...Fox News is CLEARLY a sensationalist piece of crap network :oP
...they should be more like CNN, MSNBC and all those other networks who are objective and, clearly, have no political agenda.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Low Carb High Fat Sweet Pizza Crust

Last weekend I did the awesome low carb high fat pizza I posted about several months ago and my wife had a great idea: "what if we didn't add the powdered garlic to the crust and did a sweet pizza with the same crust?"

So today I decided to try it and here's the result:

The idea is to use these small pieces and add a syrup on top (like chocolate or strawberry), as well as a couple of pieces of fruit (e.g. strawberry, blackberries or raspberries).

The recipe is very similar to the one I use for the crust of the low carb high fat pizza.

Crust Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar is best)
  • 16 oz of cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups of almond meal flour
  • 2 cups of artificial sweetener

Melt the shreeded cheese and the cream cheese in the microwave for 1 minute and then just mix everything together in a blender (or by hand) and put it in the oven at 425F for about 10 minutes (if I use my electric convect oven, I need about 10 minutes, but on the gas oven it took about 15 minutes) - just keep an eye on the oven to make sure you don't over cook it!

And that's about it! Enjoy! :o) 

Monday, September 29, 2014

iotop

Ah, I just learned a new awesome Linux command: iotop :oP
Should I feel ashamed that I only found out about it today?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Low Carb Cheese Danish

My wife just found out this recipe for a low carb cheese danish.
I haven't personally tried it but wanted to record it here so I can refer back to it in the future :oP

"Dough
  1. 1 1/4 cup 2% mozzarella shredded cheese (140 grams)
  2. 6 tbsp Almond Flour (42 grams)
  3. 3 tbsp Coconut Flour (21 grams)
  4. 4 tbsp sugar equivalent (I used 5 tsp Truvia)
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  7. 4 tbsp butter (omit if you are using a higher fat cheese but I implore you to use the 2% or part skim mozzarella cheese!)
  8. 1 egg
Filling
  1. 6 oz cream cheese
  2. 1 tsp lemon juice
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 cup sugar equivalent
  5. 1 egg yolk
Frosting
  1. 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (3 tbsp truvia in a coffee grinder for 30 secs and then measure out 3 tbsp of the powdered.)
  2. 2 tbsp heavy cream
  3. 2 oz cream cheese
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Filling
  1. Soften cream cheese and combine with lemon juice, vanilla, and sweetener and egg yolk using a whisk or electric mixer. Set aside in the fridge until you are ready with the dough.
Dough
  1. Measure out almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder. Combine well with a whisk.
  2. Melt 4 tbsp butter and add vanilla and sweetener. Stir.
  3. Melt 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese in the microwave (30% power for 2 minutes with a 1200 watt microwave).
  4. Combine all the ingredients and add an egg.
  5. Stir until batter is combined and the cheese and dough are completely mixed. Use your hands or a spatula to press and fold the cheese and the batter together. Reheat for 10 seconds in the microwave. Press and fold some more until 99% of the dough is all one color. (Tip-this gets sticky and if you wet your hands a little it helps tremendously. The water from your hands will stop the stickiness on the outside of the dough making it very easy to roll out.)
  6. Reheat dough for 10 seconds and roll out into a square the approximate length of a rolling pin and slice into four quarters with a pizza slicer.
  7. Fold the corners into the center repeating with all four squares.
  8. Pipe filling (or spoon it on top!) into the center of each danish.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Check on this at 10 minutes and make sure to remove it from the oven as soon as it has a deep golden brown color! Just slightly past 13 minutes and 2 of mine did get burnt. Definitely keep an eye on it.)
Frosting
  1. Soften cream cheese in the microwave and add powdered sweetener, heavy cream and vanilla. Mix well with a whisk and pour into a ziploc bag. Cut a tiny hole in the corner and pipe onto each danish.
Notes
  1. Serves 4
  2. per serving 429 Calories; 41g Fat; 9g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5 net carbs each!"
Anybody want to try it and share their experiences? :o)