Everentt

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    Everentt got a reaction from the gardener in NHS - envy of the world   
    Medicine is like banking; if the public knew how it operates, their blood would boil. The facts are deliberately covered up or even not gathered in the first place. Just like in banking where many employees themselves did not understand the system of money, just their little job, I'm convinced many medics similarly don't see the big picture.
    In the future, people will look back at medicine today, as we do upon leeches and bloodletting. Until we obtain a new level of scientific rigour and a predictive capability, patients are just victims being tortured. Cancer therapy adds two months to a patients life on average, but the treatment involves being cut up, poisoned, and humiliated.
    Pharmaceutical companies have released expensive drugs which have no increased effectiveness over cheap medication. In some cases, the drug they compared it to was a placebo, rather than another active drug. In many cases, they switch the assessment criteria based on what looks good in the data; if they have enough criteria, they will always find something that looks good. Studies which show the drug as being ineffective are not released. Another scam is to have such stringent entry criteria to a study that it isn't representative of real people,  NICE then predicts cost savings based on this efficacy rate in the general population and permits the drug. We are all paying for expensive treatment that does nothing. The doctors are living in big houses and go around thinking they are gods, but in fact, are more like devils with their pitchforks. Maybe this is why the legalisation of euthanasia is resisted by doctors: we can't have people opting out and having a good death with dignity. Where is the money in that?
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    Everentt got a reaction from the gardener in NHS - envy of the world   
    Over treatment is a huge problem, and you are even more likely to get it via a private route. The thing is, people pay because they want something done, and a private consultant who says that the best thing to do would be to do nothing will not get much business. A lot of medicine achieves nothing. A lot of intervention achieves worse than nothing. Arthroscopy of joints is one. People who have fake surgery report the similar improvement on average as those who really had their knees punctured with tools, and mucked about, with all the ensuant risks of infection, blood clot, bleeding, and possible even more damage to nerves and knee. 
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    Everentt got a reaction from the gardener in NHS - envy of the world   
    They are, literally, since they are self-employed. Some GPs who own a practice employ younger GPs in salaried positions (sometimes for not a lot, like £70k/yr). I don't know whether they profit from this subcontracting by billing the NHS at their own rate?
    Top tip: always get a young GP or one who has been doing the job for less than ten years; they are far more likely to listen to you, and less likely to harm you.
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    Everentt got a reaction from Mentalhammer666 in new films   
    I enjoyed the Ghost in the Shell that came out this year. I've just watched Grimsby from 2016 and I must have been in a receptive mood because I surprised myself by almost choking from laughter; I've not enjoyed previous Sacha Baron Cohen films.
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    Everentt got a reaction from SillyBilly in ToSsers   
    Isn't it curious how well natured people are to each other on DOSBODS, despite the Anglo-Saxon language, and ribald and near-the-knuckle subjects?
    Perhaps we need to increase our diversity.
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    Everentt got a reaction from Great Guy in ToSsers   
    Isn't it curious how well natured people are to each other on DOSBODS, despite the Anglo-Saxon language, and ribald and near-the-knuckle subjects?
    Perhaps we need to increase our diversity.
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    Everentt got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Video editing and coding, synths and an alt-right youtuber   
    I've just now taken a look at this. Millenial Woes mentions Theodore Dalrymple as an inspiration to him, and who rescued him from his funk. I've probably read some of Dalrymple's articles unwittingly in the Spectator, but I'd like to read more. He sounds like a well-bred mix of doctor, ethnographer,  art critic, and outward-looking conservative with principles. 
    One of his books mentions that the attraction of Islam to secularised young men is that it restores their power over women. 
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    Everentt got a reaction from Austin Allegro in RNLI dodgy politics   
    Is there any more news on this? Did head office eventually find a Pirelli calendar in a drawer after much hunting? Sounds like it.
    Only if the the client is dead.  If you were still alive, you'd hope it would primarily be a place where you could be stripped, treated vigourously with first aid, and rapidly manhandled into an ambulance. When the tough, brave crews are replaced with  delicate flowers  who don't take risks by going out in bad weather, everything will be much better.
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    Everentt got a reaction from ThoughtCriminal in ToSsers   
    Isn't it curious how well natured people are to each other on DOSBODS, despite the Anglo-Saxon language, and ribald and near-the-knuckle subjects?
    Perhaps we need to increase our diversity.
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    Everentt got a reaction from billfunk in Taxes to rise to pay for the NHS   
    Citizens' income/UBI gets a lot of ridicule, but we almost have it de facto within national and local government. The difference is that rather than being free to do what you want, you have to go through the pretence of going to work.
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    Everentt got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Smart (arse) Motorways   
    In January, I filtered off the M25 to get on the M4 and encountered really low variable limit of "40", then "20" at the next gantry. Before I could get on the M4 proper, the signs became red Xs across all lanes leading east and west. At the same time, the radio was playing government adverts for smart motorways stating that if you see a red X you cannot pass it, else you will receive a fine, and probably imprisonment for hate crime against red people. I had no means of proceeding, but I could see quite clearly that the slip road was clear, and traffic was still traffic flowing on the M4. It's like in Robocop, they have automated offence detection, but it lacks discernment.
    Other things I notice often are cycling of speed limits in rapid succession, and a succession of gantries that have speed-limit; blank; speed-limit. I'm led to believe that if no speed limit is displayed, then the national speed limit applies.Other times, a national speed limit sign is used to indicate the end of the variable speed limit. It's like the government is determined to recoup the cost of installation via speeding fines.
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    Everentt reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Taxes to rise to pay for the NHS   
    If it's of any comfort, the cost of healthcare is rising sharply all the time in CH, which is one of the best organised countries in the world. It's WAY higher than in the UK. A typical adult pays around 450-500chf a month for health insurance. A bit more in Geneva, where there are a lot of illegal immigrants....(what a coincidence)
    They've had various popular votes to change things, but the people are too timid to vote for them. (they're cautious, as I've mentioned before, and the health insurance companies are a powerful lobby who spend a lot on advertising and disinformation when anything threatens them)
    Healthcare seems to be one of the subjects that makes normally rational people stupid.
     
     
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    Everentt reacted to BLOOLOO in trans madness   
    nobody KNOWS what gender they are.  the whole concept of beleiving you are something you are not is truly a mental illness.
    The only thing anybody KNOWS is what they like.   you are what you like. 
    People who used to fantasise over things they didnt have were called enviers...hence we had penis envy in women and breast envy in men, amongst many other envies.
    No wonder trans commit suicide at a horrifying rate,  they want what they dont have and dont actually get it.  mental illness.
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    Everentt reacted to Bedrag Justesen in North Korea fires another missile   
    ...at an unannounced location.
    Another quirk is MSM were so insistent the credit for peace belongs to SK and China.
    Yet instantly peace looks threatened the blame lies firmly with Trump.
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    Everentt got a reaction from LC1 in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Fair point, although about 50% of Congressional Republicans accept neither the AGW nor evolution hypotheses. Career ending ridicule must be a daily hazard they are happy to accept.
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    Everentt got a reaction from LC1 in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Apparently, this was his prescient Thursday posting on the recent school shooting:
    https://8ch.net/qresearch/res/1444539.html#1444808

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    Everentt got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Jordan Peterson   
    Did you manage to follow that? Researchers are saying things like there is more genetic variation within populations than across what we think of as 'races', and that there is almost no genetic variation across humans, and multiple genotypes lead to the same phenotype, and racial distinctiveness is cultural, and racial classification a recent thing. 
    Doesn't the same logic mean, apart from that we can't breed with them, there is no difference between humans and chimpanzees, which are 99% the same as us? And it seems to fly in the face of the obvious that if Helga and Olaf make a baby, it is unlikely to have hooded eyes, malaria resistance, or take the world record for the 100m sprint. There must be more to this. Perhaps most academics are under the cosh of funding only for left thinking, or maybe no-one really understands genetics yet?
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    Everentt got a reaction from Snow bird in Jordan Peterson   
    Did you manage to follow that? Researchers are saying things like there is more genetic variation within populations than across what we think of as 'races', and that there is almost no genetic variation across humans, and multiple genotypes lead to the same phenotype, and racial distinctiveness is cultural, and racial classification a recent thing. 
    Doesn't the same logic mean, apart from that we can't breed with them, there is no difference between humans and chimpanzees, which are 99% the same as us? And it seems to fly in the face of the obvious that if Helga and Olaf make a baby, it is unlikely to have hooded eyes, malaria resistance, or take the world record for the 100m sprint. There must be more to this. Perhaps most academics are under the cosh of funding only for left thinking, or maybe no-one really understands genetics yet?
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    Everentt got a reaction from Great Guy in Jordan Peterson   
    Did you manage to follow that? Researchers are saying things like there is more genetic variation within populations than across what we think of as 'races', and that there is almost no genetic variation across humans, and multiple genotypes lead to the same phenotype, and racial distinctiveness is cultural, and racial classification a recent thing. 
    Doesn't the same logic mean, apart from that we can't breed with them, there is no difference between humans and chimpanzees, which are 99% the same as us? And it seems to fly in the face of the obvious that if Helga and Olaf make a baby, it is unlikely to have hooded eyes, malaria resistance, or take the world record for the 100m sprint. There must be more to this. Perhaps most academics are under the cosh of funding only for left thinking, or maybe no-one really understands genetics yet?
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    Everentt reacted to The Masked Tulip in Jordan Peterson   
    When people like him say such things I always tell them about the appalling conditions that the Welsh lived in during the late 18th. to early 20th Century mining out the coal, irone ore, copper, etc, in virtual slavery so that, as you say, a small number could get rich. I usually throw in Paul Robeson's comments of the Welsh being white slaves - that tends to make them shut up.
    But then I am on a roll.
    I go on about the the people working in the Northern mills or the Scots who were basically pushed off most of the Scottish land - both people's effectively working and living in virtual slavery. They lived on barely subsistence level wages often being paid in tokens that they had buy food in factory shops and pay rent to the factory / mill owners. They suffered appalling injuries in the mines, mill machinery and were often beaten - caned, strapped, whipped - as punishment for minor misdemeanours.
    Why don't we talk about this?
    Then you had the first non-American slaves in North America - they were white British who either were so poor that they sold themselves into servitude or, more often, they either had debts - again, sold into servitude - or were sentenced in a court to life in the colonies as a slave.
    All conveniently forgotten because the victims were white.
    Then - I am on a roll here - what about all the white Europeans who were taken into slavery in Africa and the Middle East by the Barbary pirates / Moors. White people taken into slavery by not-white people.
    Or the truly frightening numbers taken by islam? Just one short sentence but a living hell for at least one million people. White people enslaved by brown and black people.
    Then you have the Roman Empire - how many millions of white Europeans were enslaved? Do we go on about our ancestors torn from the British Isles and sold into slavery in Rome?
    The Greeks had plenty of time being refined and thinking about things because many of the city states had big slave populations.
    I am going to shut up now otherwise I will be talking about Moses, Joseph and Technicolour dream coats.
    Rant over. I get like this once I have a shave.
     
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    Everentt got a reaction from Hopeful in Rescued injured Sparrow Hawk - But everywhere is closed!   
    I encountered one that couldn't fly. Another person present phoned a bird of prey centre that happened to be about two miles away. They said to throw it behind a hedge so it wouldn't be run over, and leave it. I think they just aren't rare these days.
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    Everentt got a reaction from LC1 in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    So, if it's not like Tor, doesn't this indicate that Q is making it up? If Q had genuine access to intelligence,  a crime would have been committed, and pursuit, an arrest, or imprisonment would have occurred. The PTB would ignore it if it were fantasy, since fantasy is not (yet) a crime. Look at how Snowden, Assange, and Manning have been treated when they revealed genuine state secrets; David Icke is still free (for now) after he revealed that Obama is a half-lizard.
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    Everentt reacted to twocents in RNLI dodgy politics   
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    It sounds like too much cart before the horse.  Too much about "charity" and not enough about saving lives at sea.
    The whiff of KERCHING! is strong there.
     
     
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    Everentt got a reaction from mattydread in Smart (arse) Motorways   
    In January, I filtered off the M25 to get on the M4 and encountered really low variable limit of "40", then "20" at the next gantry. Before I could get on the M4 proper, the signs became red Xs across all lanes leading east and west. At the same time, the radio was playing government adverts for smart motorways stating that if you see a red X you cannot pass it, else you will receive a fine, and probably imprisonment for hate crime against red people. I had no means of proceeding, but I could see quite clearly that the slip road was clear, and traffic was still traffic flowing on the M4. It's like in Robocop, they have automated offence detection, but it lacks discernment.
    Other things I notice often are cycling of speed limits in rapid succession, and a succession of gantries that have speed-limit; blank; speed-limit. I'm led to believe that if no speed limit is displayed, then the national speed limit applies.Other times, a national speed limit sign is used to indicate the end of the variable speed limit. It's like the government is determined to recoup the cost of installation via speeding fines.