This Croatian show is titled Bracne Vode, which means The Waters of Marriage. Two seasons were produced, in 2008 and 2009.
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I figured up one answer in my head pretty quickly, but I knew it couldn't be right, so I thought about it for a while until I came up with the right answer. Not sure where that places me.
Your answer to the following riddle can predict whether you are a believer in religion or a disbeliever:
Q: If a baseball and bat cost $110, and the bat costs $100 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it...
...Until the middle of the twentieth century, most bananas on sale in the developed world belonged to the Gros Michel cultivar. These bananas were sweet and tasty and didn’t spoil too quickly, making them eminently suitable for commercial export. Old-timers contend that in flavour and convenience, the Gros Michel outshone even the current top-banana, the Cavendish. Yet from the early twentieth century, large plantations of ‘Big Mike’ proved increasingly fertile ground for a fungal leaf affliction known as Panama disease. Affected crops would soon deteriorate into rotting piles of unprofitable vegetation. As the century progressed, commercial growers found themselves in a desperate race against time, making doomed attempts to establish new plantations in disease-free areas of rainforest before the fungus arrived...'via Blog this'
Just last week, Newt Gingrich delighted observers on both the right and the left when he slammed Fox News for “bias” and “distortion.” Gingrich claimed that the conservative news channel slanted its coverage to favor the less conservative establishment candidate, Mitt Romney. At first this seemed to be just another example of the former speaker’s ability to unabashedly embrace contradictory ideas. This is, after all, a man who saw nothing inconsistent about inviting reporters to the “private meeting” with Delaware Tea Party leaders where he made his comments...'via Blog this'
Far from saving money, Florida's now-quashed welfare drug tests cost taxpayers, data shows.
Drug testing welfare recipients and refusing assistance to anyone who tests positive is now as familiar an idea as it is controversial. But a new report that highlights theineffectiveness of Florida's short-lived welfare testing program may make other states think twice before adopting similar measures. The findings are taken from Florida from July to October 2011: between when Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation in support of welfare drug testing, and when a federal judge blocked the law on the grounds that it violated Fourth Amendment protections against unwarranted searches. Only 2.6% of the welfare applicants failed their drug tests—or 108 out of 4,086 in total. In addition, reimbursing the costs of the tests to welfare applicants who tested negative outweighed what the government would have disbursed to people who failed, ultimately costing the state $45,780. Georgia became the most recent state to approve welfare drug testing, and a recent USA Today report shows 23 states have considered...
...Essentially, Gregg Williams is not entirely unique. He’s just the one who was arrogant enough to continue when he was told to stop and eventually, he got popped for it. In his apology statement he said, “we knew it was wrong.”If he knew it was wrong, why did he keep telling his players not to apologize for the way he instructed them to play the game?
But on January 13th what caught my eye and ear was how open this dialog was. The idea of purposely maiming men, targeting their heads, when information has been out there for a couple years now about the long-term affects of brain trauma. Sadly, many of the players choose not to educate themselves about the toll the game really takes on them. If you really know what you are doing to yourself, would you keep doing it? There’s a difference between career suicide and the journey of slow suicide, many players embark on when they stay in this game at the highest level for too long....This scandal has been rich in ironies for me. It happened at a time when I've been as obsessed with the Saints as I can remember. I had just finished reading Sean Payton's Home Team autobiography, in which he does reveal a sort of cocky attitude, but he also shows plenty of the heart and affection for the Saints' fans that have endeared us to him.
Kevin Drum has a few smart thoughts on why conservative Christians might feel persecuted in a country that overwhelming identifies as Christian:
A century ago, something like 10% of the country belonged to a conservative Protestant denomination. That’s grown steadily ever since, and today it’s around 30%. So there’s really no mystery to explain here. Conservative Christians have become more outspoken and more politically powerful simply because they’ve grown more numerous. Sometime in the 70s, their numbers finally passed a threshold where they became a serious voting bloc, and they’ve been growing more powerful every year since then.
We’ve been chipping away at traditional religious expression in the public square for decades. At the same time, conservative Christians denominations have grown steadily. Put the two together and you have a substantial segment of the population that feels like it’s under assault.