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#12321 codecreeper

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:29 AM

My Father has busy ringing people we know who live in the area's affected by the Fires North of Adelaide ,luckily they are all ok.

 

Just a pity this happened when the harvests where just finishing in most of those regions.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

My Father has busy ringing people we know who live in the area's affected by the Fires North of Adelaide ,luckily they are all ok.

 

Just a pity this happened when the harvests where just finishing in most of those regions.

It's going to be one bad fire season.

 

Members of my family run a pub up there been feeding fire-fighters all night apparently.

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

 

My Father has busy ringing people we know who live in the area's affected by the Fires North of Adelaide ,luckily they are all ok.

 

Just a pity this happened when the harvests where just finishing in most of those regions.

It's going to be one bad fire season.

 

Members of my family run a pub up there been feeding fire-fighters all night apparently.

 

Cheers

 

 

Reading he stories in the paper this morning it must have been very frightening for one lady that was driving into mallala from Freeling and she had her kids in the car. The Fire was literally running along the side of car in the scrub with the wind pushing flames fast. Luckily she made it to a school and sought shelter the greens bowling club on other side of road was burned down.

 

Just hope they don't find any more bodies in burnt down properties. A large Piggery was destroyed with 3000 pigs too ,so i guess Pork will be expensive for a while.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:38 PM

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

Governments trying to tell you something mate.

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

 

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

Governments trying to tell you something mate.

 

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Seems reasonable, D's been doing that to them for years ;)

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:39 PM

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:12 AM

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

When i turned 50 they sent me a letter that i was going to receive under the new health guidelines. I told them i did not want it and refused to participate they started to get hostile until i informed that in the Letter it stated " it was voluntary not compulsory" . So they get a poo sample on a stick ,which they  can retrieve blood type ,DNA and other forms of ID from you.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

 

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

When i turned 50 they sent me a letter that i was going to receive under the new health guidelines. I told them i did not want it and refused to participate they started to get hostile until i informed that in the Letter it stated " it was voluntary not compulsory" . So they get a poo sample on a stick ,which they  can retrieve blood type ,DNA and other forms of ID from you.

 

 

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I'm pretty sure if they were after DNA they could pull it off coins you've handled and any Gov. forms you've ever handed in.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 05:08 PM

 

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

When i turned 50 they sent me a letter that i was going to receive under the new health guidelines. I told them i did not want it and refused to participate they started to get hostile until i informed that in the Letter it stated " it was voluntary not compulsory" . So they get a poo sample on a stick ,which they  can retrieve blood type ,DNA and other forms of ID from you.

 

 

Read in a news article, only 1/3 return them. 2/3 of people bin them.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:09 PM

 

 

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

When i turned 50 they sent me a letter that i was going to receive under the new health guidelines. I told them i did not want it and refused to participate they started to get hostile until i informed that in the Letter it stated " it was voluntary not compulsory" . So they get a poo sample on a stick ,which they  can retrieve blood type ,DNA and other forms of ID from you.

 

 

Read in a news article, only 1/3 return them. 2/3 of people bin them.

 

Yeah I'm reading a very interesting book at the moment that explains a lot of this stuff, as much as I've read, when you go through the actual studies the rates of cancer death from screened V not screened is pretty much the same.  Anyway, lots of figures and number but written in an entertaining way by a doctor.

 

In case anyone is interested/

 

http://www.doctoringdata.co.uk/

 

Can get the kindle version on Amazon.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:59 PM

Yes, an interesting book D.

 

I have been very lucky and avoided since my twenties much medical intervention in my life at all, unfortunately that is not the case for my wife and once you have implants especially ones now in extreme disrepute it is a case of having to trust that there is a good side to the profession to redress the wrong-doing.

 

We are working on that - it might explain why I have been just a leedle short-tempered here of late :)

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 07:08 PM

Barbie wants a cracker, but definitely not an evil kitten :P~ ... ffs

 

although, these are thought provoking comments from the article ...

 

"We might tell our teddy or our doll really personal stuff about our feelings and life and if somebody is hurting us or doing

things that they shouldn't do, that sort of information is also being shared," she said.

"So you basically have a spy in your child's bedroom who is listening to the little girl's innermost thoughts. And I'm not sure

that all parents are really giving a lot of consideration to that."


Edited by eveln, 27 November 2015 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:22 PM

 

For anyone wondering if this is an insightful book, the following summary from the website gives a good indication:

 

 

 

Malcolm Kendrick is the Mark Twain of medical writers, wielding his own pen warmed up in hell - hell, in this case, being a medical system designed to persuade doctors that nearly everyone with a pulse is abnormal and in need of treatment. In fact, I can summarize Kendrick's Doctoring Data by paraphrasing Twain himself: "If your doctor doesn't read the medical literature, he is uninformed. If he does read the medical literature, he is misinformed."
 
Your doctor can afford to be misinformed. You cannot - that is, unless you don't mind being diagnosed with a previously unknown "disease" ... which was discovered just in time to coincide with development of a new wonder drug ... which was approved based on suspicious data ... from a study designed and run by the drug-maker ... which paid key opinion leaders to sit on a government committee that wrote the treatment guidelines ... which instruct your doctor to prescribe the new wonder drug ... which produces nasty side-effects ... which must be treated with more wonder drugs.
 
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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:41 PM

 

 

You know you're getting old when the government sends you a bowel screen kit unasked for. :(

 

When i turned 50 they sent me a letter that i was going to receive under the new health guidelines. I told them i did not want it and refused to participate they started to get hostile until i informed that in the Letter it stated " it was voluntary not compulsory" . So they get a poo sample on a stick ,which they  can retrieve blood type ,DNA and other forms of ID from you.

 

 

Read in a news article, only 1/3 return them. 2/3 of people bin them.

 

Walt and I received a package each. He's older , but for some reason my package of shit stick came first. I was uncomfortable just chucking the

thing out, so it found temporary accomodation in the top of my wardrobe ...

...Walt found it one day and did his utmost to try and persuade me to send my shit off in the mail.

I dunno. I couldn't do it. Got all icky about it. << That and the fact it was summer here.

I threw it out, along with the slightly terse reminder from someone to forward my shit stick to them.

It's a very personal thing to just send off in the mail like that.

 

edit: And then , Walt threw his out the day it arrived ! ... What an arse. :P~


Edited by eveln, 27 November 2015 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:45 PM

I pity the poor postal workers who have to handle that kind of package, icky!

Where I live, stuff goes off just sitting on the kitchen bench.


Edited by Jeruselem, 27 November 2015 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:49 PM

I dunno. I couldn't do it. Got all icky about it. << That and the fact it was summer here.

 

Japanese companies are very paternalistic, and every employee has to get medicals annually.

 

I think its more icky when you have to carry it to the hospital in your bag and had it over to the reception nurse.

 

At the end of the day, I don't mean to be rude, but maybe you should've just done it? ;)

 

Sincerely,

A tax payer that will be paying for more expensive treatment if god-forbid you get something that could've been detected earlier.... but probably would've done the exact same thing as you if he didn't have to go through it in Japan first.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:49 PM

I pity the poor postal workers who have to handle that kind of package, icky!

Where I live, stuff goes off just sitting on the kitchen bench.

Ewwwwww that'd be a job hard to wake up to each day. Knowing when you got to work parcels of shit sticks awaited you .


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:53 PM

Hmm.

 

Not actually sure what point Rob was wanting to make, but as iccky as the bowel thing can be bowel cancer is way, way worse.

 

It's actually one of the very few government initiatives that I've seen that make sense, and no code, I'm pretty certain no one wants your DNA and they have your blood group from birth....

 

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Edit: Ah, Robzy was posting - utterly agree.


 

I pity the poor postal workers who have to handle that kind of package, icky!

Where I live, stuff goes off just sitting on the kitchen bench.

Ewwwwww that'd be a job hard to wake up to each day. Knowing when you got to work parcels of shit sticks awaited you .

 

FFS, seen the return bag?

 

It's plastic, good thick plastic, shit is everywhere, sort of comes along with a populated planet who excrete.

 

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Edited by chrisg, 27 November 2015 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:01 PM

Not actually sure what point Rob was wanting to make, but as iccky as the bowel thing can be bowel cancer is way, way worse.

 

That was exactly my point. Its rare that we agree :P

 

But to be honest, I said it in a nicer (albeit convoluted) way because I acknowledged that I probably would've done the same thing as her.

 

Rob.


Edited by robzy, 27 November 2015 - 09:01 PM.





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