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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #100 on: April 03, 2018, 09:02:13 pm »
Imagine how much more fun it'd be if the same government followed a policy that leads to a large number of foreign-born health service professionals leaving the country, whilst at the same time forging no plans to train or recruit replacements. Of course, no government would be that stupid. I mean, if they were, the opposition would make a meal of it, wouldn't they? Oh wait. Possibly there's a super new technological solution. I dunno, maybe automated butt drones or something. Yeah, something like that.
Jeremy RhymingSlang has been making the correct noises over plans to recruit and train more home grown health professionals. However, as with most of his plans, they have no real connection to what we call reality and as any healthcare trainer or educator will tell you there are nowhere near enough places to train the numbers he is talking about. Added to this is the lead times involved in recruiting and training said health professionals and a big gap is bound to appear. Oh, and most branches of health professional training has seen recruitment numbers fall as young people see the truth of the shit storm they’ll inherent in taking on a career of caring. No doubt the ‘answer, that RhymingSlang will come up with is to privatise the NHS. That at least should see the demand fall to the levels that supply can meet.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #101 on: April 04, 2018, 10:18:58 am »
That's a very spiteful comment, and in bad taste.

Still, I guess anything goes if it supports your political views.

It wasn't a spiteful comment. It was simply stating a fact.
You knew exactly what you were doing.

If you want to further deny this and/or continue this (rather unpleasant) discussion, I suggest taking it to POBI.

You are right in one sense. I did know exactly what I was doing and it is not as you suggest. So please shut up.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #102 on: April 04, 2018, 12:22:59 pm »
If you say that you did not have any spiteful intent when commenting on a Tory Health Secretary, then I shall have to take you at your word Sir.

However, I can see no justification for posting your opinions in this thread, as opposed to POBI where they belong (as you well know, being a prolific poster there.)
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #103 on: May 06, 2018, 11:54:28 am »
Man dies after attempting selfie with BEAR.
Silly selfies kill many in India annually.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/man-bear-selfie-video-mauled-death-selfies-india-odisha-asia-a8335806.html

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #104 on: May 06, 2018, 12:14:57 pm »
I remember an off-duty Mountie shaking his head in disbelief at the parents who insist on photographing their kiddiewinks alongside unpredictable and/or DETHy wild animals for e.g. BEARs, bison, møøse etc.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #105 on: May 06, 2018, 03:24:28 pm »
A møøse once bit my sister . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #106 on: May 06, 2018, 03:39:48 pm »
According to the credits, Ølaf Prøt trained the møøse in one of the Monty Python films, the title of which escapes me at present.

Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #107 on: May 07, 2018, 10:20:30 am »
According to the credits, Ølaf Prøt trained the møøse in one of the Monty Python films, the title of which escapes me at present.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #108 on: October 03, 2018, 01:54:17 pm »

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2018, 04:50:17 pm »
5/10 Must try harder...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #111 on: November 08, 2018, 05:03:25 pm »
Indeed. It might qualify for an Honourable Mention, but falls well short of a bona fide Darwin Award... :demon:

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The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions around 1985. They recognize individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own actions.
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The website also recognizes, with Honorable Mentions, individuals who survive their misadventures with their reproductive capacity intact. One example of this is Lawnchair Larry, who attached helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and floated far above Long Beach, California, in July 1982. He reached an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,900 m) but survived, to be later fined for crossing controlled airspace. Another notable honorable mention was given to the two men who attempted to burgle the home of footballer Duncan Ferguson (who had four convictions for assault and had served six months in Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison) in 2001, with one burglar requiring three days' hospitalization after being confronted by the player.[

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Awards



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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2018, 08:50:02 am »
I remember an off-duty Mountie shaking his head in disbelief at the parents who insist on photographing their kiddiewinks alongside unpredictable and/or DETHy wild animals for e.g. BEARs, bison, møøse etc.

In Yellowstone earlier this year I was chatting with a park ranger who told me about a couple who had been discovered by one of his colleagues photographing two black bears with their four year-old daughter. The parents had smeared honey on the child's face so that the bears would lick it off.  They had evidently given no thought to what might happen once all the honey was gone.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #113 on: November 10, 2018, 02:28:51 pm »
In Yellowstone earlier this year I was chatting with a park ranger who told me about a couple who had been discovered by one of his colleagues photographing two black bears with their four year-old daughter. The parents had smeared honey on the child's face so that the bears would lick it off.  They had evidently given no thought to what might happen once all the honey was gone.

That story's been making the rounds since at least the 1980s, sometimes it's peanut butter, sometimes it's honey.