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  1. #9491
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    They've also overturned firearms regs. Now anybody in New York can carry a concealed weapon.

    What next, taking the vote from women and repealing emancipation?
    banning contraception i'd imagine will be high up. maybe fitting women with zips

    what a ghastly country it is..
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  2. #9492
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    Spotted this on ebay. How not to take a photo



    Yes, he's attempting to sell a pair of handlebars.
    Conspiracy theories are only perpetuated because people go looking for them!

  3. #9493
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No - thanks to the excessive middle management employed, the NHS has become overly bureaucratic.
    This is nonsense and unsupported by the evidence. If you compare the NHS to any other health care system in the world its administrative costs (i.e. costs of management) are meagre. This is true of single payer tax funded systems and even more so for private for profit systems.

    Healthcare costs have been rising globally in real terms for decades. There are many reasons for this but the reality is that health is a hugely complex industry, consuming a huge share of scarce national resources and employing vast armies of unskilled, semi-skilled, and highly skilled employees. This requires effective management and highly trained managers. This is not costless, but the NHS spends a smaller percentage of its resources on management than most systems.

    If you don't believe me then hear what Robert Reich (the former US Labor Secretary) has to say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9lubYzjmI

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post
    My wife works with a woman who's leg swelled up and became very painful - the woman hasn't been feeling "right" for some time. dizzy/ "out of sorts".

    The woman contacted her GP. who arranged an emergency appointment, was concerned that it could be a blood clot and potentially life threatening.

    Hospital appointment confirmed that cholesterol levels were extremely high. MRI scan didn't show any clot in her leg but hospital suggested that she sees her GP again in order to book a scan (at the same hospital) for her foot.

    Am I missing something here ?
    On first appearances this does seem daft. However, the model of care we have in the UK NHS places the GP as the first point of contact with the health care system and the gatekeeper to referral and specialist services. In this case it seems that the GP called for an emergency assessment at A&E which established that her condition was not life threatening but that there were underlying health issues needing further investigation. My guess is that the staff and A&E correctly advised the patient to get her GP to arrange for a follow up consultation with the relevant specialists rather than just booking another scan. A&E are there for emergencies and not for routine patient care.

  5. #9495
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Spotted this on ebay. How not to take a photo



    Yes, he's attempting to sell a pair of handlebars.
    not the easiest thing to look at is it? maybe in real life it looked better...
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #9496
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    Seems I'm not a natural tourist. I just watched a feature about Venice on BBC news and the crowds of foreigners were terrible. Apparently 'everybody' has to see the Rialto Bridge, not with those crowds I wouldn't. Seems they are introducing a visitor's fee now, just for being there, damn cheek. Tourist attractions are exactly what I avoid. Think I'll stick with a pint in a quiet country pub as my kind way of seeing the world .
    Conspiracy theories are only perpetuated because people go looking for them!

  7. #9497
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    Never been to Venice, don't know what the attraction is. Canals and old buildings, we've got that here.

    Anyway, I've been to the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, it's basically the same thing but with slot machines and valet parking.
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  8. #9498
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Seems I'm not a natural tourist. I just watched a feature about Venice on BBC news and the crowds of foreigners were terrible. Apparently 'everybody' has to see the Rialto Bridge, not with those crowds I wouldn't. Seems they are introducing a visitor's fee now, just for being there, damn cheek. Tourist attractions are exactly what I avoid. Think I'll stick with a pint in a quiet country pub as my kind way of seeing the world .
    This is the problem with world famous tourist sites. There is a solution: go in the off season. I went to Florence in Tuscany in very late Autumn. The weather was fine, but more importantly, there were relatively few tourists and no queues for the major sites. Took a trip up to Venice on the train on the same trip. Same story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Seems I'm not a natural tourist. I just watched a feature about Venice on BBC news and the crowds of foreigners were terrible. Apparently 'everybody' has to see the Rialto Bridge, not with those crowds I wouldn't. Seems they are introducing a visitor's fee now, just for being there, damn cheek. Tourist attractions are exactly what I avoid. Think I'll stick with a pint in a quiet country pub as my kind way of seeing the world .
    never been one for tourism etc. herds of cameras snapping away...yuk
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #9500
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    Really bad news, Forces TV channel is closing down on 30th June.
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