Visit the historic Lancashire Textile Project with over 500 photos and 190 taped interviews|2|0
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    19  20  21  [22]  23  24   Next Page  Last Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted -  11/01/2009  :  06:04
New Year, new topic. If you want to see the old one do a forum search for same title but 2008.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk
Replies
Author
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    19  20  21  [22]  23  24   Next Page  Last Page
 
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 28/02/2009 : 05:28
Thanks for the reassurance Frank. It's the reason I hate paying the minimum wage and non-jobs with the same intensity as the mega-bonuses, they are an insult to good workers. They are also a misuse of power. I see that the government has woken up to the obsene salaries paid out of the rates for council officers. Some council CEs are paid more than the PM. Why do we allow it?


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 28/02/2009 : 08:33
The words Moral & Rules coming from a senior member of the Goverment..  Rules I know they understand because they can bend them, Moral they have no idea of the meaning of the word.

Jaqui Smith £118,000 for renting a bedroom at her sisters, now let me see  " Moral  " Nooooooooooooooooo



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 07:38
I see a union leader has defended staying in a five star hotel near the union HQ at horrendous cost on the grounds that anything less would 'reduce his status and authority'. On that basis, I have no status and never did have any authority. Funny, I always thought those things depended on how well you did your job and managed the enterprise, not on the size of your expanse account.

 I see there is an article in the Telegraph on new guidelines and labelling for children's cough remedies. About time too! Parents are to be advised that a simple glycerol, honey and lemon soothing mixture plus perhaps an anti pyretic like paracetomol is sufficient. Evidently many such'remedies' have never been tested on children.

Honey and lemon, gargling with salt water and a vapour rub plus hot bath, care and sleep are all that is needed in most cases. Not mentioned, but equally important is the fact that according to pharmacists in Barlick many parents buy and administer cough remedies because of their soporific effect. They are used as 'pacifiers' much as opiates were used 100 myears ago. Perhaps it's time I brought back Drugged to Death. I haven't seen anyone mention this. I think it's a hidden danger that people don't want to discuss.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 07:43
Here's the final paras of the Drugged to Death article:

'By the end of the 19th century other pain-killers were manufactured, the principal one being Aspirin and pressure grew in the system for better control of the opiate drugs. This resulted in 1920 in the passing of the Dangerous Drugs Act and the practice of drugging children with opiates to pacify them passed into history.

Or did it? In the course of researching this subject I have asked questions and was surprised to learn that certain modern children’s medicines, though never described as ‘pacifiers’, are well known to have this effect. So, contrary to my belief, drugs capable of ‘pacifying’ children can still be bought over the counter in Barlick. There is also the thorny question of the use of prescription drugs such as Ritalin, a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of narcolepsy in adults and attention deficit disorder in children, this contains methylphenidate which produces a calming effect.

So, as is often the case, my probing into history answer one question about the use of pacifiers to manage children but raises another disturbing thought. One thing struck me which connects the case of the poor textile workers we have been looking at with today’s world. Economic pressures have forced many mothers back into the workplace just as they did in the 18th and 19th centuries. Use of the crèche and nursery school is the modern version of the childminder. Have the stresses and pressures of modern life made us take another retrograde step? Are we still drugging our children to pacify them and in some cases, could they be Drugged to Death?

I found another, even more disturbing example of the use of pacifiers. Research published in the British Medical Journal in March 2003 focused on 698 elderly people in Bristol, of whom 172 were nursing home residents. Although the nursing home residents on the whole had fewer medically diagnosed problems, they were being given more drugs than the elderly people living at home. The authors found 28% were on anti-psychotic drugs compared to 11% of those living at home, they were also three times more likely to receive a laxative. The conclusion the researchers reached confirmed suggestions of inappropriate drug use in elderly people, particularly in nursing homes.

Even Reach, in his investigations of 1849 into the worst conditions of British society, raised no question of drugs being used to manage old people. Is what I have reported progress?'


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 09:51
Re. Mandy's outburst against the unions. I smell a rat. This sleazy man doesn't do anything without a carefully calculated agenda. On past form, when he does something like this it's a diversionary tactic. Mark my words, he is trying to create a fog to hide something. I wouldn't trust this man on any subject.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 09:57
 I wouldn't trust this man on any subject 
I think he is sounding more like the Prime Minister everyday, no wonder rank & file MPs detest the man.



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
Tizer
VIP Member


5150 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 10:39
Every time I hear about Lord Mandelspin the name makes me think of Benoit Mandelbrot who developed the maths of complex numbers which led to the study of fractals. Fractals are complicated and a bit like smoke & mirrors, so the link is not so daft as it sounds. By the way, have a look at the beautiful coloured pictures illustrating fractals on the Wikipedia page (ignore the maths and scroll down for the piccies):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set

The pictures might provide inspiration for the OG artists!


Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 15:49
They're up to something.... Very peculiar time to upset everyone. Could it be that the back-benchers are flexing their muscles in other directions and Mandy and Godron are attempting a disciplinary move at the expense of the Post Office? Very little has been said about the distribution of blame.

On Goodwin's pension I see that they say they will take whatever action is needed to claw it back, including if necessary legislation. This raises interesting questions about retrospective legislation and who's pensions it will affect. How secure will a lot of people be feeling, including high civil servants and politicians. This could be interesting.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 16:48
Stanley,
 Classic case of not engaging Brain before engaging Mouth. You can't have selective legislation just because you want to punish someone who hasn't broke the Law. What a bunch of morons we have in Goverment,  it's scary really how poor this lot really are.



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 01/03/2009 : 17:06
This is from The Times today

“The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted," she added. "It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract but it’s not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that’s where the Government steps in.”

Margaret Beckett, the Housing Minister, played down suggestions of a change in the law. She said that Ms Harman’s remarks should not be looked at too closely.

Joined up Goverment or What ?????



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 02/03/2009 : 07:11
It's a smokescreen, the bottom line is that they were out-negotiated by the bankers (Yet again!)  They want to divert attention from questions like where has all the money gone which has been pumped into the system? If we have 80% of shares in RBS why haven't we got voting rights with them? Why is there no sign of reorganisation of the banking system. Why have there been no sanctions against men who traded their banks into insolvency? Under the law they should be considered for barring from directorships in any public company. When is insolvent not insolvent? When it's BIG!

Booze is the new smoking.... Moves North of the border to mount an attck on boozing like the ASH campaign. That'll be interesting.

Godron the Infallible meets Obama. If he thinks he is going to be receiced as a senior statesman he can forget it. I think BO is a bit more savvy than Bush. No 'Yo Brown'.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 02/03/2009 : 07:23
Stop press Godron Brown says sorry for selling off our Gold Reserves at the bottom of the market. Hands Back his pension pot to show just how sorry he is. Tories say you can't just have the Good Years Godron you have to take some blame for the Bad Ones.
Tories announce legislation to claim back Pensions from Tony Blair (War in Iraq) John Prescott ( Failure ) Blunkett (Lying) the list goes on and on.
and then i woke up.



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 02/03/2009 : 08:52




You might wonder why I am posting pictures of bins... Sometime during the night someone has put a lot of effort into moving bins around, including the big ones out of the Co-op car park. They have also taken the lids off the Dalek bins in the town centre, they are now in Back Co-operative Street and even picked up a few supermarket trolleys. As to what's going on, I haven't a clue!


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 02/03/2009 : 16:13
Council know nowt about it. Industrial bins and Dalek Tops have transmigrated back to their proper places....  Very strange.


Stanley Challenger Graham




Barlick View
stanley at barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk Go to Top of Page
frankwilk
Senior Member


3975 Posts
Posted - 02/03/2009 : 16:55
Stanley,
Booze is the new smoking.... Moves North of the border to mount an attck on boozing like the ASH campaign. That'll be interesting

The M6 and M74 will be full of lorries transporting Beer from England up to Scottish Car Parks. They are mad this is just a control freak it has nothing to do with health. I read today it will be cheaper to get a spliff than a beer.!!!!



Frank Wilkinson       Once Navy Always Navy Go to Top of Page
Topic is 84 Pages Long:
Go to Page
  First Page  Previous Page    19  20  21  [22]  23  24   Next Page  Last Page
 


Set us as your default homepage Bookmark us Privacy   Copyright 2004-2011 www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk All Rights Reserved. Design by: Frost SkyPortal.net Go To Top Of Page

Page load time - 1.672