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In the last issue , there was an article entitled “Time To Appreciate Our Men!” which would have fit perfectly with our cover picture. It’s an interesting thing that most working men first have to change or be extra careful when they are holding kids so as not to get drool on their one suit J Ah well, our cover model has clearly shown what he values most. BTW as far as I know he is not married , so if any ladies are interested , the WorkZine could set you up!!! Readers complained that the last issue was too short so this issue has more than the usual and even resurrects a few columns. My fave this time round is definitely the Africa day tweets. Enjoy Businge Abid Weere Ps. We are looking for (a) volunteer lawyer(s) to supply short tidbits and legal advice on labour law and employee rights.

Cover Model : Bobby and his niece Kayla

Misconstrued Bank of

was 2,374.99 and today’s (13 May 2011) rate was

Uganda Interventions

average in the market.

(or lack of)

about 10% of the net balance of payments of the country

2,387.34 representing a fall in value of 12.35shillings on

The removal of the $15million shillings which represents

per quarter does not reduce liquidity but rather increases

By Rafayili Kayigwa Last week it was announced how the government had bought $15million from the market in a vain attempt to ease the liquidity issues in the country. But was this really necessary and could the bank have done something else more relevant to the economy

it since the shilling is forced to depreciate against the dollar thereby enticing those holding dollars to purchase shillings and thus invest or consume the excess shillings gained on these transactions which is in a way increasing liquidity and inflation.

and to the situation

The other policy I re-

our country finds

main critical of the

itself in.

central bank is its con-

Liquidity in this case

tinued defiance to al-

the bank is worried

low the old currency

about is the increase

notes to remain in cir-

in cash and cash

culation even where

equivalents in the

we see increased infla-

economy which in-

tion to 14% in April

creases wealth in the

2011. The central bank

hands of persons in

has since June 2010

an economy that in

when the new currency

turn leads to an in-

notes were first issued

crease in demand of

refused to set a date upon which the old notes would be

goods and services and ultimately increase in inflation. Much as the bank can be seen in this regard as trying to help ease the level of inflation in the economy in a rather very subtle manner, which has since increased from 11% to 14% by end of April 2011, we must recognise that they went about it in a rather awkward manner. If the problem is the level of inflation due to increase in liquidity which is cash and cash equivalents in a Ugandan economy where the shilling is the legal tender, then why reduce the foreign currency and not the very legal tender which is the major contributor to the very liquidity and inflation you are trying to curb in the first place. By removing $15million from the economy it undoubtedly reduced the very dollars the economy was craving and thus instead increased the level of devaluation of the shilling against the dollar. To illustrate, at the beginning of the week on 2 May 2011, the dollar rate per the Bank’s very website

phased out of the monetary system. It has rather called for a “natural siphoning” of these notes from circulation via commercial banking i.e. any old notes entering the system are not returned. But I beg to put your notice of the different currency notes you actually receive when you withdraw money from a cash point or from the bank teller. Chances are you still receive those old notes like I do. Then it begs the question of when these old notes will actually be phased out altogether considering it is now 11months since the new notes were released into the economy. The Bank estimates that by February 2011, the money in circulation (i.e. currency outside commercial banks) was about 2.1trillion shillings. This seems rather conservative considering the many instances we have noted about indi-


viduals holding billions of shillings in cash. If the 2.1 trillion shillings however is a

Bank of

shillings in cash then it is safe to assume that this has led to the unprecedented

Uganda Inter-

Consider this, money on its own right is a commodity demanded by citizens in an


shillings each and hide it in their bedrooms then of the 2.1trillion shillings, 100bil-

(or lack of)

tion). This puts a strain on the currency as a commodity. The few people can make


fair estimate and we also estimate that a fair amount of individuals hold billions of

inflation in the country.

economy to settle transactions and if say a conservative 100 people hold a billion

lion (5% of currency circulation) is held in the hands of so few (0.03% of the popula-

unrealistic demand in the economy and this would also strain the price of the goods and services in the economy which is in a way increasing services since so few are demanding at such a high value amount and yet they own a high volume of the cash in circulation. It is then with this rather unconventional analogy of economic terms that I conclude that the interventions (or lack of) of the central bank are being misconstrued by the economic analysts as being for the entire economy and not those few persons holding most of the cash.

LETTER to the Last Born by Eunice Nokrach

Dear Last born, I hope this letter finds you experiencing and enjoying the highest degree of a chill. . . or atleast you are doing something that you are well aware will bring some sort of selfish satisfaction. Moving on, never ever attempt to assume roles that God already allocated to middle borns and first borns because; a) You will embarrass yourself forcing life b) Nobody will take you seriously c) You will wind up very very frustrated! d) You will get heart disease, and if you already have asthma, you might die.

You were born to take the back seat. Early linguists took time away from hunting, debauchery, etc to name something a 'back seat'. So take it with pride. Own that seat. Never attempt to act serious around family lest you are open to wearing a gas mask in ur 30s & onwards. Lastly, Confidence is Key. Refuse all tasks that your big brothers and sisters will probably perform without breaking a sweat. Show no remorse.... They will forgive you anyway.

Thank you. Eunice


"@VickieRemoe: #tobeafrican is to have a

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May

"@VickieRemoe: #tobeafrican is to know that the

25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of

proper way to eat fufu is with your hand, a spoon

African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a

big ole booty" 

will never do" its cures fever. #tobeafrican RT @edymdatsa: Kai RT

founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. How-

@Ama_kay: De guy is drinking his own Pee!

ever, the name and date of Africa Day has been


retained as a celebration of African unity. And this year round Africans all around took to the internet to describe what it means to be African. Below are a few selected tweets that were sent out in honour of Africa Day

RT @Abocco: #tobeafrican on #Africaday ---- when I get older, I will be stronger, they will call me freedom, just like a waving flag.

DUSTAccra #tobeafrican is to know you can dis-

Pan African Ugandan "Don't care where you come

cipline the kid that lives down the road & the

from, as long as you're a black man" Peter Tosh

parents will feel you did a good job #africa

#ToBeAfrican :

awittor RT @xxxliciousxxx: #tobeafrican is having to

@Sherrytums: #tobeafrican is to refuse to give ur

greet the whole clan when they visit,if u dont greet, u

baby a colonial name

noe ur gonna be getting sum gd insults

mumakeith #tobeafrican is to know that English is not your language, so if u make mistakes u shouldnt be hounded.....

sickofacebook nii martey If Harry Potter were #tobeafrican, 1. His wand wd have hairs stickin out of it 2. He'd come on radio and say pastors are his best customers

MutomboDaPoet #tobeafrican is to consult a

nanawireko Nana Wireko kename Nana Kwame OT

witch doctor/jujuman for answers instead of giv-

#tobeafrican is to experience the slowest internet

ing your money to men like Harold Camping

speeds kmt

@GraceMwaura: #tobeafrican when you have limited opportunities but still succeed

@McFrankline: #ToBeAfrican means right after an Aunt has visted and left, your mom has to approach "How much did Auntie give u

"@Em9Jay: #tobeafrican is to sell something that is 30GHC for 80GHC." @larisamlbrown #tobeafrican There is no child labour. It is apprenticeship. *just kidding*

RT@mcgyver27: #tobeafrican is to call every toothpaste 'colgate'

Twitter Facts RosebellK #TobeAfrican U are asked for land title ,yo great great grandfather inorder to enter a country whose citizens enter your country with ease.

@motwi_86:#ToBeAfrican is to rule till u're 100

RosebellK #TobeAfrican is to call any medical male worker doctor and every female medical worker in those dresses nurse

africanwomanmag the female mosquito to be exact!!! RT@DUSTAccra @EdyOps: #tobeAfrican is to know the mosquito is mightier than the pen or the sword. @Batabazi: #tobeAfrican is to be the loudest in the room #AfricaDay

just_era #ToBeAfrican is to have good (read plump) child bearing hips. If you eat one tomatoe for lunch..arghh africanwomanmag #classic RT @mbabazi_an: #tobeafrican is to date boys and never bring them home until its time to talk cows, goats and feasts

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niyimic #tobeafrican is to swear by your mother...

TusiimeSamson RT @mugumya: #TobeAfrican is to pee by the roadside because there are no public toilets. this actually is #soUG joshmali #tobeAfrican is to refer to a head of state as 'Yo Excellency' everytime you are speaking to him coz you even think it's taboo to say 'Mr'

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by Businge Abid Weere

I have been out of town for two weeks at my full time job. A lull in activity allowed me to get to town for a few days of unofficial leave. While i was lazing around , i decided to skip by an office where i do regular kyeyo to say hi. When i got to the door, i noticed a new guard. They always change these guards after a few weeks and you have to sweet talk them all over again. tedious work ahead, i thought. I jumped into the office , said hi to people and then Eunice dropped the brick on my head. "I dreamt about you last nite," she said with a sad look. "I was actually about to call you and ....." She took a pause. "Micheal was murdered!!" "Which Micheal ? " "Our Micheal ,the guard. " I was shocked and i still am in shock. Micheal has been the guard at this office for about 6 months. Nice chap. He once met my mum and he sought of adopted her as his mum too. Everytime i would swing by , we would first have a chat . Catching up. He was about 23 years of age and a lively guy. He would ask me about upcountry , ask when Mum is coming back from her studies. I would ask about his family. See, Micheal got married last December. his new bride gave birth two months ago. I remember sometime at the beginning of year when she was suspecting she was cheating. She arrived unannounced at his one bed roomed rental one Friday and raised hell. Poor guy didn’t know what to do . We sat down and talked the matter through and found a solution for him. His wedding had stressed him. Earning peanuts at work yet having to meet the expectations of his inlaws . I had typed out his budget , and his other stuff at work and sneaked them to him one Saturday when the boss wasn’t around. Guys at office had generously contributed and the man was happy. I remember when the walk to work campaign started . he supported it yet he found it useless to him. He ued to walk every morn-

ing to walk and back in the eve-

ning. He used to wake up at

5 so he could be at his desk by

7am. To him walking to

work was nothing new yet he

hoped it would bring down

his costs. And unfortunately it

was during his walk back

home last wednesday evening

that he was set upon by

thugs and stabbed to death. The

contributions sent his fam-

ily may last them a month or two.

Micheal was the bread win-

ner since his dad passed away

three months ago. His wife.

His kid. His soul. Only God

knows ! RIP Andrew Michael Owiny

NENKI :) by Rita Kenkwanzi

I hate matooke (boiled banana’s). It's no secret. Many of my dreams comprise matooke trying to kill me. . Through choking, heartburn, etc.

My hate-affair with matooke began at a very early age. In primary school, I'd very gladly forego 100% in that SST exam because it was much better to just get 99 than to have to answer that question, "what is the staple food of Uganda?" I hate matooke. In fact, on my birthday, before I'd blow the candles, my one wish was usually that all matooke disappeared.

This loathing followed me well into adulthood. Often, when regular interaction would kick off between a potential suitor and I, I'd ask him if he likes matooke, and if he said yes, I put his number on auto-reject. Yes, friends, it is that bad.

However, this note is not about a yellow hot mass of socks-flavored Ugandan food. It is about an extraordinary experience. It is about finding the one person I would gladly cook matooke for. It is about God sending that person to me.

As is the norm, I asked, "do you eat, live with people who eat, sit near people who eat or possess pets that eat matooke?"

I held my breath. He is my soulmate. I cannot lose him to a bunch of green pointy gundis. I waited for his reply. I was dying inside.

And then he said, "Yes"

and I didn't mind. And it was magical.


When I grow up, I want to make a movie. It will be called Anopheles Insomnia. It will be about mosquitoes. Most people have insomnia because of mosquitoes. They have thoroughly molested my extremities to the extent that I feel totally ravished by a pricky escort the following morning. In fact, the only other animals, apart from cockroaches, that will be found in hell are mosquitoes.

They have a variety of methods of keeping you awake. They hum aloud to break your concentration, while trying to count sheep and fall asleep, and if that does not work, then they prick you with their luscious sharp lips...or tongues …or teeth..whatever!

A typical night time ritual would be…count sheep and then drift off to sleep while the sheep wander off to graze. However, Buzz and co. just won’t let a brother do his thing …they keep humming loudly like a Weasel on Radio. I’m pretty sure they sang “Nyambura” last night. And oh, do they get personal. Lilly comes to whisper sweet nothings in my ear…yet all the time I’m wondering, “why are the others silent?”

Buzz and co have left Lilly to distract me while they poke their sharp prosboscises …I don’t know the exact term …into my arms and legs. At first, I thought I’d got a rash and would scratch the affected areas vigorously. I damn near scratched off my epidermis, and lost weight due to the amount of skin scratched off. Then I found out what was the real issue …and got me a mosquito net.

Now, mosquito nets, to me, look and feel like cages. I wonder why I have to be the one in a cage and yet I’m not biting anybody or sound polluting their bedside. Put the real female anopheles perpetrators in the cage, and let me sleep. Seeing as my breathing was suffering because of the net and the mosquitoes, I decided to just use the mosquito net as sheet and bedcover. No one can say I’m not sleeping in a mosquito net!

I think the Chinese character for mosquito has a man kissing a net. It’s also shaded to represent spray. I think doom has done more for the sleep lives of people than anything else. In other areas of the world, Doom means sadness, while in East Africa, Doom means joy!

Think about it, for a pesticide to bring joy to a peace loving populace, the pest must really be a menace. And these are a real menace. At times I keep awake at night warding off wave after wave of aerial attack from especially the females. That’s because I fear that when I go to hospital, I’ll have to take antimalarials AND sleeping pills …

Speaking of antimalarials, I was driving my cousin home one evening from hospital. It was the third time in the term that she was being treated for malaria. My aunt, at her wit’s end, tried to extol the virtues of mosquito nets to the girl but she vehemently protested her innocence, “But mommy, me a mosquito has never bit me…”

Really, young lady. This malaria you are being treated for is airborne, I take it? Or were those the really sleek, silent, assassin female anopheles that are really fit, and trained to extract blood like a SWAT team extracts hostages? Wait a minute. I want those mosquitoes…at least they will let me sleep!

In fact, if they were ever to show up in my room, I promise I’ll make a movie about them: SWAT-Painless Extraction. The soundtrack would be...that song where this guy sounds like a mosquito… where some girl is talking to him on phone…yeah, I remember now... “Angela”!


ings …Nooo …it is simple, you are just dumb you spent half your night running around a compound

shouting his name while that sharp dude who passed quickly notified the big MAN to help him read through the night and

THE OTHER weekend, someone announced that the World, as we know it will end. It didn’t, otherwise I wouldn’t be

wake up in time. I have heard and I am tired of listening to such pathetic excuses

posting this …anyways, the world was supposed to end. He

of being human …its shallow, weak and that makes you inhu-

then disappeared, actually hid in a motel for two days and

mane. I know we are not all supermen but only those who strive

then on the third, like Jesus (pronounced He-szus) he clari-

for perfection can attain excellence which is the closest thing to

fied to the masses on air (radio) that he was sorry and he

being inHUMAN as it is to being superman.

was apologetic and that his calculations from the bible were wrong.

This is not a diss post, this is an awakening post to all those fcuk faces who for some unknown reason did some stupid shit and

That is just inhumane.

blamed it on being human. That you failed is human to you is

So, he said the actual day would be October 21st, 2011, a

simply saying you are incapable of being human. It is saying

few months from now. This dude looks and is old, what has

that you failed to fulfill your bloody

he got to live for,

purpose when thats what you claim

deny the masses of a

you were born to do. It’s weak. Its

peaceful mindset

Harold The man

before his time comes …

inhumane … In life, lets not go on looking for excuses as to why we continuously fail to achieve that power that was given to

So, I ask myself this

us by the Big MAN. I say Big MAN be-

question, why are

cause to many, he is many things.

human beings

So, end of the world. A series of events

weak ….mentally,

has led me to think that may be Harold

emotionally, physi-

is right, the world might soon give in.

cally, spiritually …why

Japan and Island moved/shifted a

are we pathetic we

whole 2.5 metres …Icelandic volcanoes disrupting air travel for

always look for something or someone to blame and then say, ‘ Its human to be that way …or, we are only human’. Time and again, i keep on saying this,and whenever i meet people with such perspectives …i don’t hesitate but start to disseminate my own views of the way things are supposed to be in a rational and open minded way. Example …

a week, War all over Africa and the Middle East, Recession and economic hard times in Europe and the Americas, South America has not contributed to any of this …its a crazy crazy world out there there cant be any mistakes for being human. Why, coz most of this trouble is being caused by inhumane human beings with a shallow perspective rather than a rational interpretation of what the world should be like. And the Earth is say-

When a boy doesn’t like a girl, the most human thing (from girl perspective) is that the boy is ‘slow’ …seriously. It is simply because the boy doesn’t not find the girl interesting enough to bone her … .am just saying, but this is for the rational thinking dudes, not those bodaboda riders. When a christian fails to do something, they blame it on

ing, fcuk the world, let me show them what am made of. We are slowly depleting the human race and why, because for some unknown known reason we are human. Quit the Human race or else you might find your self being swallowed by the Earth. Peace

the high GOD and go on to say they are only human be-

Still growing up to be women listen to the Verb; I appreciate you and I scribbled a little verse". Ghanaian hiplife fans will remember the classic Mother's song, Maame by Obrafour. He sang "Sɛ mehwɛ nea woayɛ ama me a; Wosɛ ayɛyi; Nana Nyame nhyira wo o; Maame e". "Maame nyɛ obia anka me ne no bɛdi agorɔ; Ɛsɛ sɛ wo ho Bacteria

Mama was sang by BrendaFassie, which remembers her

mentwa wo ntrɔ; Wowerɛafi nea Maame ayɛ ama

mother, sang in the early 90's. She asks her to rest in

woɔ; Ɛnnɛ deɛ wose ɔyɛ obayifoɔ". Maame by

peace and that she will always be in her heart and asks

Bacteria. Mama by Sugar Ranking. The dancehall

God to bless her soul. Given that Brenda passed away in

star sings a song to his mama, saying "And I will

2004, I am sure her son, Bongani, will sing this for her too.

always wanna be a part of you; ama, I will never

Too late for Mama is another one by BrendaFassie. The

take myself away from you; I will always be around

song is very popular and was also sang by Alicia Keys at


the opening kickoff concert at the Mzansi Mundial World Cup held in South Africa in June 2010.

In Muciari, Kenyan songstress Mimmo knows that though they didn't always see some things eye to

Mama by Nigeria's Bantu ft Ayuba. He thanks his Mama - eye, she thanks her mother for all she's taught her "For all the efforts, For all the sweat, For all the comfort"

and adds "Mama, may you be blessed". From Tan-

and how her love is so unconditional. Asa also joins in the

zania, we have Mama Kumbena by Banana Zorro.

fun with So Beautiful from her debut album. She sings

From Namibia, we have Afroshine singing Ti

"Queen of my life you are so beautiful mama; You’re

mama. Uganda's Jamal brought us Mothers are


heroes. Jose Chameleone sang "I am writing this

Mama by Sala from Ghana featuring Fresh Prince. She

letter to tell you I'm getting better; I tried to call

joins with this 4x4 member to sing "Mama Mama Mama

you today, I miss you, I'll try and call you later;

Mama Mama Mama Maa, You are my hero". She also of-

Your sweet love and care can never be compared"

fered through Facebook to choose three lucky mothers

in Sweet Mama.

to sing for.

Mama by Khadja Nin is another favorite in Africa. Mama by Cwasi Oteng from Ghana. He sings "Mama, I

Sang in Kiswahili and Kirundi, the famous singer

just wanna to take this time; I just wanna take this mo-

from Burundi praises mothers. From Sierra Leone,

ment; Say Thank you (2x); Mama, I appreciate all the love,

we have Mama loving, which is by Queen da Boss.

you are to me; I thank you (2x)"

From Sa Leone as well, Lady Felicia sings a Song

There are many Thula mama songs by but the one by

for Mama. Baayo (the orphan) and Mariama (the

Vusi Mahlasela probably takes the cake . Another super

turtle dove) by by BaabaMaal, the famous Sene-

song from South Africa is by Unathi Nkayi called A

galese singer also make our cut. Youssou Ndour

Mother's Love song, singing "A Mother's Love is irre-

sings Woman's Day in Shaking the tree. Also check

placeable". Women is by ProVerb from South Africa. He

out Maman by Penzy, and Habib Koite from Mali.

raps "To all the Women in my life and all the women in the world; Women that are wives and to all the little girls;

simply thoughful that are satisfied with their situations? These guyz risk their lives for 12+ hours a day, without days off for a crippling 85/- to Recently a guard in a security firm was stabbed to death during


after hours. Facts emerging indicate that he was stabbed after a

Meanwhile, the Firm's directors/top officers give this

bar quarrel on his way home. The security firm has been criticized by some of its clients for contributing only an equivalent of about 120USD for burial arrangements. Some of its clients have threatened to terminate their services. The security com-

or more as pocket money for their kids getting going back to school or to spend lavishly at some evening party...

pany has been forced to make a pledge to provide more support for the deceased's family

To be precise, these firms should have Policies/

Should companies be liable for their emloyees after death ? especially if the death occurred after hours and was not in anyway work related . how much should a company give to the

Guidlines for this <These guyz don't have Health Insurance either> U earn 200k and two dentist visits have this finished!!

employees family ? Are the clients justified in threatening to terminate services of this security company ?

Nalukwago Brenda Rafayili Kayigwa That is extortion! The guy died in a pub after probably pissing off some dude so why is the company held to pay? On the other hand if at all the dude was an exemplified worker and he used to put in 120% while at work probably never getting any

They are supposed to be liable,c'mon this is a worker who has been providing services to the company regardless of the rank or grade as long as the person is an employee in the company.Its a sign of appreciation for the deceased and the family as well.

time off or overtime then perhaps the family may ask for more. For the clients saying they will leave if the firm does not pay extra, well let them expect higher charges next month!

Stella Nantongo No they shouldn't but we expect some kind of humane response to such tragedies. Considering how security companies usually pay the

Chêêm Allân That's right, but it depends on how "big" the company is, bigger, higher expectations.

guards i think they be lucky to get that much from them. Alex Ndibwami It is all about one's contract and then

Rinaldi BondservantforChrist At some point, I think its not about what was being done and where - the issue simply that he died & given that base - the company should have a policy for this for all employees to get the same amount for support in instances like this. These guyz (guards) are paid peanuts for their services to the Security Firm while the firms are paid quite a sum for the same services from the clients which is exploitation of the highest order! I don't know how many guards you know of, unless those who guard at wealthy homes or offices that provide food & etc or those family or offices that are

the company's personnel handbook – that spells out one's privileges etc. Kagarura Mark Employers are supposed to compensate for accidents to and from work especially if they lead to inacapacitaion or disability. Stella Nantongo the guy was coming from a bar. That's on his time not company time Chêêm Allân It's ethics Stella, like when u get pregnant n get paid leave but it's not the boss's..


Mulinya Mulinya- you have to put the clients'


reaction into perspective.


firms naturally under

tthey know that security value their staff, pay them peanuts and not

even on time, yet clients are charged highly.

Definitely Adrienne Kahangire

A kindergarten teacher one day is trying to explain to her class the definition of the word "definitely" to them. To make sure the students have a good understanding of the word, she asks them to use it in a sentence. The first student

Stella Nantongo Chêêm Allân yes but it is not guaran-

raised his hand and said "The sky is definitely

teed.was the bar this guy's station??

blue". The teacher said, "Well, that isn't entirely correct, because sometimes it's gray and cloudy".

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The teacher again replies "If grass doesn't get Rhoda Gati The law is never clear.

enough water it turns brown, so that isn't really correct either."

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teacher "Do farts have lumps?" The teacher

good you are. A seemingly straight forward provision

looked at him and said "No...But that isn't really a

can be the subject of protracted litigation. Jr, you

question you want to ask in class discussion." So

should know this...i assume you are a lawyer.

the student replies, "Then I definitely shit my

Benzino Junior so the problem is one of Legal repre-


sentation NOT the law per-se. Rhoda Gati The problem is with Parliamentary Counsel. Benzino Junior for arguments sake: what other interpretation can accrue to the above provisions? Rhoda Gati Pay up and we can talk. Benzino Junior and that there is how one graciously bows out without losing face.

The first part of this finale double bill was actually

Clark took to the skies as Kal-El that was the

fairly good, with the interaction of the characters

best flying sequence you will ever see and it

serving to complement each other in rounding off

will have to remain the true Superman moment

some of their remaining rough edges. Now, al-

throughout the whole 10 seasons.

though Clark and Lois proved that they were each what the other needs in order to be fully matured in

The second biggest failed resolution was Clark's

character and purpose, that relationship has never

identity as Superman. There has been so much

convinced me - not like the real heart-beating ro-

lead-up over the years to formulating his name,

mance of Clark and Lana. Clark only ever looked

from the Red-Blue Blur, then the Blur, then

truly happy with Lana, and what we needed to see

Jimmy's "you're some kind of super...guy", even

was a situation where Clark showed that given the

Booster's advice to come up with someone begin-

choice he would rather be with Lois. In the past he

ning with "super", and then we got no payoff! We

always chose Lana over Lois and this needed to be

never find out how Clark comes to be known as

resolved - it wasn't. And this failure to resolve con-

Superman!! I mean, this is intrinsic to the whole

flicts haunts the whole finale.

purpose of the show!!! I would have cried but all the tears had dried up.

Now; Clark "learningâ&#x20AC;? to fly. Over the years there have been many different ideas as to how this might

The third failed resolution was why Chloe never

happen, either in a dramatic sequence where it's fly

comes to be known in the future for her huge role

or die, or a resolution of his fear of being too power-

in Clark's life. After the Legion revealed this little

ful (admitted in season 4's premiere), or going even

bit of trivia in season 8, we thought she would die

further back to the first few seasons there could

somehow, or that she might just disappear for

have been a resolution of his fear of heights. But

good, or that she would lose her identity as Dr

how did it happen? What exciting drum roll worthy

Fate, making it too painful for Clark to speak of

event led to him finally taking to the skies? What

her. But we never find out why Clark decides to

swirling camera motion measured his deep pur-

keep her out of his "memoirs". And seven years

poseful eyes as he overcame an emotional handicap

later she's still alive and kicking, married to Oliver,

to free himself of those inner shackles? What great

and assumedly still friends to Cousin Lois and best

barrier was overcome that had kept him spellbound

friend Clark. So what happened there then?

since the second ever episode when he found himself floating above his bed? Answer... you know I'm

Fourthly, how does Perry White become editor of

not even sure what it was we got. It was almost as

the Daily Planet? I've been waiting since season 3

bad as Season 8's mysterious escape from Dooms-

to find out. They even tantalizingly brought him

day. For me, the real pay off was in season 4 when

back for an episode in season 9, but again, no

resolution, no pay off. However, if we HAD seen Superman before the The only real pay off in this show was Lex's return, and

crowds, I'm not even sure that Tom Welling could

even then it was diminished by the fact that he had

have pulled it off, because in what little we did see he

no part in events. Just one iconic line, "you always say

just didn't seem like Superman, whereas at the end of

it the same way: astonishment, mixed with a hint of

season 9 he really did. I think the problem lies in the

dread, yet with a hopeful finish," sums up what this

fact that by the end of Season 10 he had become too

show was always about, and that was the relationship

placid - rather than entering through his toughest tri-

between Clark and Lex. Clark's comment that he

als to forge him as gold out of fire, his visions and trips

wished he had been able to save Lex was just so per-

to the future cheated him of it; because he had seen

fectly done, with so much heart, sincerity and virtuous

the end, knew it was all going to work out all right,

nobility, that you knew in that in-

there was nothing really hanging in the

stant that this show ended with

balance. From Brainiac in episode 3

season 7. This finale was a patch-

onwards, it just seemed as though he

work job to heal something that

was having his hand held on the final

died 3 years ago, and it required

part of his journey, so that when he

an artist, not a corporate commer-

finally became Superman it just lacked

cial empire, to have finished it

the sense of victory and accomplish-

properly in its prime.

ment that would have filled that colourful costume with the sense that he

The biggest letdown of all was

had earned it. The Superman costume

that we didn't get to see Clark as

is also too brightly coloured for Small-

Superman in front of a crowd, that

ville's introspective, heart-torn, serious

we didn't get a speech from him

-minded Clark Kent. He needed to

to say who he was, what he stood

have his character developed to fit the

for etc. The finale was supposed to

costume, but in the end Smallville and

be about the unveiling of Super-

Superman just didn't meet up. This was

man, getting to see him basking in the cheers of the

further hindered by the fact that Clark immediately

people which is HIS pay off after 10 years of trials. But

took to flying like a pro, without any of the learning

we saw nothing of it. We needed to see him as Super-

difficulties of his previous power developments. It was

man for at least half an episode, seeing how the city

as though Smallville wasn't quite on course for Super-

accepted him as the Blur in the flesh, answering peo-

man, and so they had to jump the tracks at the last

ples' concerns over his power and his promise to al-

minute, which is shameful considering they had a

ways act in accordance with the law, to see what deci-

whole season upfront to make this work.

sions he had come to about how to behave as a superhero (just like Superman I), decisions we saw him

I always knew this final episode would be boom or

struggling with over the last three seasons. Again, no

bust; season 10 was Smallville limping on one leg to-

pay off. Someone said that there might be a rights

wards either the finish line or defeat, and it needed a

issue with the Superman brand - well thank you cor-

great finale to shine new light upon a series that could

porate America! No wonder Superman doesn't want

be watched over and over again. Instead it's simply

to be recognised as an American citizen anymore. . . .

time to move on with life. Farewell, Smallville.

ful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office. Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60. But if you have something of value to

By Steve Pavlina

provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We

It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such

don’t care about your time — we only care enough

as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to

to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care

go out and get a job. But like many things the masses

how long it took me to write this article? Would you

do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’

pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only

s a good idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelli-


gent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can


do to support yourself. There are far better ways to

tional income for dummies path. So don’t feel bad

make a living than selling yourself into indentured

if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suck-


ered. Non-dummies eventually realize that trading

Here are some reasons you should do everything in

time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that

your power to avoid getting a job:

there must be a better way. And of course there is a







better way. The key is to de-couple your value from

Income for dummies. Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income! This is truly income for dum-

mies. Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Don’t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking it’s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when you’re working? Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps? Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too?

Why not get paid

24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them? Why not your bank account? Who cares how many hours you work? Only a hand-

your time. Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income. Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel — feel free to use existing systems like ad networks and affiliate programs. Once you get going, you won’t have to work so many hours to support yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice to be out having dinner with your spouse, knowing that while you’re eating, you’re earning money? If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead. If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel

free. As long as your system continues deliv-

ing your time for money – or the knowledge of how

ering value to others, you’ll keep getting

to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life

paid whether you’re working or not.

without ever needing a job again? Now I don’t

Your local bookstore is filled with books contain-

know about you, but I’d rather have the latter ex-

ing workable systems others have already designed,

perience. That seems a lot more useful in the real

tested, and debugged. Nobody is born knowing how

world, wouldn’t you say?

to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it. How long it takes you to figure


it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass


anyway. You might as well emerge at some future


point as the owner of income-generating systems as

Getting a job is like enrolling in

opposed to a lifelong wage slave. This isn’t all or

a human domestication pro-

nothing. If your system only generates a few hundred

gram. You learn how to be a

dollars a month, that’s a significant step in the right

good pet.


Look around you.

Really look.

What do you

see? Are these the surroundings of a free human being? Or are you living in a cage for unconscious

Limited experience. You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. Sit around doing nothing for a couple years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, phi-

animals? Have you fallen in love with the color beige? How’s









coming your

good behavior? Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your master’s commands? Is there any spark of free will left inside you? Or has your conditioning made you a pet for life? Humans are not meant to be raised in cages. You poor thing …

losopher, or politician. The problem with getting experience from a job is that

Too many mouths to

you usually just repeat the same limited experience


over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and

Employee income is the most

then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experi-

heavily taxed there is. In the

ences that would be much more valuable. And if your

USA you can expect that about








half your salary will go to taxes. The tax system is

your experience won’t be worth squat. In fact, ask

designed to disguise how much you’re really giv-

yourself what the experience you’re gaining right

ing up because some of those taxes are paid by your

now will be worth in 20-30 years. Will your job even

employer, and some are deducted from your pay-

exist then?

check. But you can bet that from your employer’s

Consider this. Which experience would you rather

perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of

gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job

your pay, as well as any other compensation you

really well — one that you can only monetize by trad-

receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office

space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it. Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. It isn’t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income. After all, who has more control over the tax system? Business owners and investors or employees? You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets. What a generous person you are!

Way too risky. Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves. Morons. Social conditioning is amazing. It’s so good it can even make people believe the exact opposite of the truth. Does putting yourself in a position where someone else can turn off all your income just by saying two words (“You’re fired”) sound like a safe and secure situation to you? Does having only one income stream honestly sound more secure than having 10? The idea that a job is the most secure way to generate income is just silly. You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone. If you’re an employee, then your real job title should beprofessional gambler.

Having an evil bovine master. When you run into an idiot in the entrepreneurial world, you can turn around and head the other way.

When you run into an idiot in the corporate

world, you have to turn around and say, “Sorry, boss.” Did you know that the word boss comes from the Dutch word baas, which historically means master? Another meaning of the word boss is “a cow or bovine.” And in many video games, the boss is the evil dude that you have to kill at the end of a level. So if your boss is really your evil bovine master, then what does that make you? Nothing but a turd in the herd. Who’s your daddy?

Begging for money. When you want to increase your income, do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money? Does it feel good to be thrown some extra Scooby Snacks now and then? Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyone’s permission but your own? If you have a business and one customer says “no” to you, you simply say “next.”

. An

inbred social life.

Many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Such incestuous relations are social dead ends. An exciting day includes deep conversations about the company’ s switch from Sparkletts to Arrowhead, the delay of Microsoft’s latest operating system, and the unexpected delivery of more Bic pens. Consider what it would be like to go outside and talk to strangers. Ooooh … scary! Better stay inside where it’s safe.

Loss of freedom. It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee. The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employee to become more obedient, fearing that s/ he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible. Thus, the employee will likely conclude it’s safest to simply obey the master’s commands without question. Stir in some office politics for good measure, and we’ve got a freshly minted mind slave. As part of their obedience training, employees must be taught how to dress, talk, move, and so on. We can’t very well have employees thinking for themselves, now can we? That would ruin everything. God forbid you should put a plant on your desk when it’s against the company policy. Oh no, it’s the end of the world! Cindy has a plant on her desk! Summon the enforcers! Send Cindy back for another round of sterility training! Free human beings think such rules and regulations are silly of course. The only policy they need is: “Be smart. Be nice. Do what you love. Have fun.”

Becoming a coward. Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault. It’s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards. If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free. You’ve become your master’s property. When you work around cowards all day long, don’t you think it’s going to rub off on you? Of course it will. It’s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear: first courage … then honesty … then honor and integrity… and finally your independent will. You sold your humanity for nothing but an illusion. And now your greatest fear is discovering the truth of what you’ ve become. I don’t care how badly you’ve been beaten down. It is never too late to regain your courage. Never! Still want a job? If you’re currently a well-conditioned, well-behaved employee, your most likely reaction to the above will be defensiveness. It’s all part of the conditioning. But consider that if the above didn’t have a grain of truth to it, you wouldn’t have an emotional reaction at all. This is only a reminder of what you already know. You can deny your cage all you want, but the cage is still there. Perhaps this all happened so gradually that you never noticed it until now … like a lobster enjoying a nice warm bath. Read more from the writer at

After an impressive career, one that included 26 Championship wins, 12 Grand Slams, 23 Triple Crowns and a Rugby World Cup Cup victory, English Rugby has announced that it will retire from the sport after the World Cup finals in New Zealand. At a special Twickenham media conference, called with just five hours' notice for the press, English Rugby shocked the game with an announcement no-one saw coming. Displaying a stiff upper lip, English Rugby just about retained its composure as it revealed to the assembled press that it was 'figuratively and literally' hanging up its boots this autumn. "It's been a splendid innings," said the 140-year-old sporting institution. "But it's time to move on and do something new. I've always wanted to go out on my terms and not be forced to end for other reasons. So with that in mind I wish to announce that after this year's World Cup, English Rugby will cease its involvement with world rugby." The decision has taken the rugby world by surprise and it seems no other goeverning bodies or indi-

viduals were aware of English Rugby's intentions. The abrupt announcement is likely to upset sponsors and broadcasters, who now face the prospect of future World Cups and Six Nations without England. As of press time it is unclear if the 2012 Six Nations will revert to a Five Nations or if another nation will be asked to enter. The BBC, who hold the rights to the Six Nations in the UK, is said to be 'seriously considering' ending its broadcasting deal as with current budget cuts it might not be able to justify the expense of showing a tournament that has suddenly lost the biggest section of its audience. Some of the BBC's main English presenters, such as John Inverdale and the fanatical England fan Ian Robertson, are said to be distraught at the news. English Rugby admitted it had been considering retirement for years now and, in hindsight, should have perhaps stood down after the famous 2003 World Cup victory in Australia. "Looking back, that would have been the perfect time to step away from the game," said the Twickenham native. "But I guess, like an old heavyweight champ, I just wanted a few more encounters and I think my performances in the Six Nations in the following years showed that the spark had gone and the love wasn't there anymore. To be honest, if I had managed to sneak a victory in my surprise World Cup final appearance in 2007 I would have stepped down there and then." English Rugby has had a career to be proud of, and here are some of the highlights: Milestones in English Rugby history: 1871: Plays first international against Scotland. The match was paused every fifteen minutes to allow for tea break, using only the finest china from the Empire. 1892: Kick off in Home Championship encounter with Wales delayed 43 minutes as Sherlock Holmes solves double murder in away team dressing room.

1923: First working class player allowed to play for England. 1947: England team make first pass to working class player. 1980: England claim a famous Grand Slam despite being captained by a television game show personality. 2000: Rise of isotonic sports drinks leads England to abandon traditional recovery drink of aftershave. 2003: England win 2003 World Cup despite 40% of team, according to Australian media, being made up of orcs on steroids. 2007: Mark Cueto has try disallowed in narrow World Cup final loss to South Africa. 2008: Mark Cueto tells world about his 'certain' try in 2007 World Cup final. 2009: Mark Cueto tells world about his 'certain' try in 2007 World Cup final. 2010: Mark Cueto tells world about his 'certain' try in 2007 World Cup final. 2011: England win Six Nations Championship, causing Mark Cueto to reflect on what could have been in 2007 World Cup. English Rugby revealed its win in this year's 2011 Six Nations was inspired by a wish to go out on a high. "The Home Nations Championships, as I still like to call it, is the special event for me," it said. "As great as the World Cup is, me and the Home Championship go back so long (1883) it holds a special place in my heart. I told myself at the start of the year that if I won this year that would be it, I'd say goodbye to this glorious game. It was that decision which spurred me on to glory this year and as enjoyable as it was at times, I also knew my heart was no longer in it. "At the age of 140 years, I'm just a bit tired and this year I really felt it. By the time I reached Dublin I felt burnt out and I think it showed. I considered stepping down then but I know so much work has gone into the World Cup by organisers and my old friend New Zealand Rugby that I didn't want to let them down by pulling out so late. Besides, it will be nice to have one more good old knees up with the old gang down under." The IRB is believed to be preparing a special appeal in an attempt to change English Rugby's mind. However, English Rugby has clearly stated it will not consider any appeals and its mind is made up: "Since I came to my decision I've felt at peace with myself. It really has been a wonderful experience and I've felt equally proud in all my 636 Test appearances, but it's time to do other things. I'll always have my memories." English Rugby denied rumours that the embarrassment of being associated with Chris Ashton's swandives were the main cause of its retirement.

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