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    Libspero got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Doctors are mainly cunts. or not.   
    Yes..  speaking only from my own experience most GPs are crap and most specialists are very good.
    I’m sure there are some genuinely good GPs,  but I presume the problem is that the best medical students aim to become specialists..  the bottom of the pool become GPs.  If we can’t interest or train enough staff we import foreign doctors trained to lower standards. 
    Then you have the fact that they are used as gatekeepers to prevent people getting access to proper medical diagnosis’s from specialists in all but the most critical of cases.  Combine that with the fact they are encouraged to prescribe the cheapest drugs for a given complaint rather than the best.
    So there is no real incentive to help people..  just get them in and out and fob them off in all but the most extreme cases.  Must be a very uninspiring job..  I expect most GPs are disillusioned and demotivated but paid too well to jack it in so they go through the motions each day dreaming of their retirement..
    I may be completely wrong.  I don’t know any GPs personally.   I’d be interested to know what they feel about the system if any post here..
  2. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Doctors are mainly cunts. or not.   
    Yes..  speaking only from my own experience most GPs are crap and most specialists are very good.
    I’m sure there are some genuinely good GPs,  but I presume the problem is that the best medical students aim to become specialists..  the bottom of the pool become GPs.  If we can’t interest or train enough staff we import foreign doctors trained to lower standards. 
    Then you have the fact that they are used as gatekeepers to prevent people getting access to proper medical diagnosis’s from specialists in all but the most critical of cases.  Combine that with the fact they are encouraged to prescribe the cheapest drugs for a given complaint rather than the best.
    So there is no real incentive to help people..  just get them in and out and fob them off in all but the most extreme cases.  Must be a very uninspiring job..  I expect most GPs are disillusioned and demotivated but paid too well to jack it in so they go through the motions each day dreaming of their retirement..
    I may be completely wrong.  I don’t know any GPs personally.   I’d be interested to know what they feel about the system if any post here..
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    Libspero got a reaction from Carl Fimble in What is it?   
    Very good.. and within 10 minutes of posting.

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    Libspero got a reaction from Carl Fimble in What is it?   
    So I was given this by a friend with no explanation..  I have an idea what I think it is,  but it’s curious enough that I thought the forum might be interested.   What do people think it is?



     
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    Libspero reacted to ElKapitan84 in Doctors are mainly cunts. or not.   
    NHS failed me completely.  I had to privately lay down a road map with a nutritionist/allergist who really knew what she was doing, to finally get relief.  And needless to say not only were the GPs giving me advice and medication that did not work, it made things worse.  The 'specialists' insisted I take medication that probably would've left me with a George Best-tier liver.
    To cap it all off, yes, they were cunts.  I couldn't believe how stupid some of them were.  Typical visit: "Hello, I am God.  And why are you bothering me today?".
  6. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Doctors are mainly cunts. or not.   
    Yes..  speaking only from my own experience most GPs are crap and most specialists are very good.
    I’m sure there are some genuinely good GPs,  but I presume the problem is that the best medical students aim to become specialists..  the bottom of the pool become GPs.  If we can’t interest or train enough staff we import foreign doctors trained to lower standards. 
    Then you have the fact that they are used as gatekeepers to prevent people getting access to proper medical diagnosis’s from specialists in all but the most critical of cases.  Combine that with the fact they are encouraged to prescribe the cheapest drugs for a given complaint rather than the best.
    So there is no real incentive to help people..  just get them in and out and fob them off in all but the most extreme cases.  Must be a very uninspiring job..  I expect most GPs are disillusioned and demotivated but paid too well to jack it in so they go through the motions each day dreaming of their retirement..
    I may be completely wrong.  I don’t know any GPs personally.   I’d be interested to know what they feel about the system if any post here..
  7. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Doctors are mainly cunts. or not.   
    Yes..  speaking only from my own experience most GPs are crap and most specialists are very good.
    I’m sure there are some genuinely good GPs,  but I presume the problem is that the best medical students aim to become specialists..  the bottom of the pool become GPs.  If we can’t interest or train enough staff we import foreign doctors trained to lower standards. 
    Then you have the fact that they are used as gatekeepers to prevent people getting access to proper medical diagnosis’s from specialists in all but the most critical of cases.  Combine that with the fact they are encouraged to prescribe the cheapest drugs for a given complaint rather than the best.
    So there is no real incentive to help people..  just get them in and out and fob them off in all but the most extreme cases.  Must be a very uninspiring job..  I expect most GPs are disillusioned and demotivated but paid too well to jack it in so they go through the motions each day dreaming of their retirement..
    I may be completely wrong.  I don’t know any GPs personally.   I’d be interested to know what they feel about the system if any post here..
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    Libspero got a reaction from Southmartin in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    With Farage setting up a new party Labour had a pretty good chance of winning the next election..  now they have handed that baton firmly back to the Tories.
    Does nobody want to be in government post Brexit !?
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    Libspero got a reaction from 201p in Why are the royals suddenly giving the plebs advice?   
    My only issue with celebrities championing good causes is when it seems insincere..
    In our constituency a Tory was parachuted in from 100 miles away and the first thing he did was get photo shoots with the local charities and rugby clubs etc.  Well,  yeah, fine if you are really into that,  except it just seemed like a blatant exercise in "look at me,  I'm one of you and I care so much"..  no,   no you don't.
    Same with the Royal family..  William and Harry I could accept championing mental health charities after the loss of their mother.. but broadly it just comes across as pious and trying to be something they're not.  No body will think less of them if they quietly support charities and good causes rather than vocally.
    Aside from that I think they do a great job and I'm glad they continue to accept the role..  they could have taken the easy option and disappeared into obscurity for a quite life with all their riches.  I appreciate their sense of duty and commitment to the country..   good bunch 
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    Libspero reacted to The Masked Tulip in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    These 7 will be simply ousted by whoever Labour put as official candidates in their seats. Garage's party has the potential to do more damage to the Tories than these lot to Labour.
     
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    Libspero reacted to dgul in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    It is IMO shameful to take advantage of the spectre that is antisemitism for personal political gain.
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    Libspero reacted to 201p in Hot Dogs, Come Get Your Hot Dogs! Hot Dog Man In HOT WATER   
    In the old days you could sell hot dogs.
    A WELL-known Southampton hot dog vendor has been hauled before the courts for a TENTH time.
    ----------------, better known as “Happy Hot Dog Man”, was caught selling his products on Above Bar Street – despite already being told he couldn’t.
    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17439749.southamptons-happy-hotdog-man-in-court-for-the-tenth-time/
    The 56-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching the order, but said: “I broke the order to get some money.
    “I needed to pay off bills that were building up. I fully understood what I was doing.
    “I needed money. I haven’t claimed benefits my whole life and I have no intention of starting now.
    “I want to work with my hands and pay my own way.”
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    Libspero got a reaction from eight in Fucking RSPCA...   
    To play devils advocate then,  if it is an essential function it should be run properly as a government department or a branch of the police.
    That said,  if a private organisation wants to fleece the old and permanently baffled to line their own pockets I guess that’s a fair exercise in free markets capitalism..  but they shouldn’t be given any special powers and should preferably be kept in check if they are making a nuisance of themselves.
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    Libspero reacted to Dipsy in Fucking RSPCA...   
    I hate the RSPCA. I have a clause in my will that leaves funds to ensure any pets I have at my death are taking care off, I have specifically excluded the RSPCA from being involved. My will writer said this was quite a common occurrence.
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    Libspero got a reaction from Roger_Mellie in Oi Wanka! Get in da facking H'army   
    Most Hollywood flicks are aimed at kids/teenagers though..   the reason they no longer appeal is we've simply grown out of them.
     
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    Libspero reacted to Happy Renting in My white family couldn't handle my afro hair – so they cut it short   
    My Aunt used to cut the local African's hair when she was in Rhodesia.
    It was more topiary than coiffuring, as she learnt her talents on my Uncle's privet hedge in Croydon.
    There was many a proud African sporting a barnet in the shape of a chicken, which was one of her speciailties.
    (Her other speciality was cutting hedges in the shape of giant penises, which frightened horses. She spent a while in Holloway for Indecent Topiary, but her time was not wasted there, she build a model of the Titanic using matchsticks and her own earwax.)
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    Libspero reacted to DTMark in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
  18. Cheers
    Libspero got a reaction from UmBongo in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents.

    After dinner, her mother told the girl's father to find out about the young man.

    The father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk.

    "So, what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.

    "I am a biblical scholar," he replied.

    "A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?"

    "I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."

    "And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?" asked the father.

    "I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replied, "God will provide for us."

    "And children?" asked the father. "How will you support children?"

    "Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the fiancé.

    The conversation proceeded like this...and each time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that God
    would provide.

    Later, the mother asked, "How did your talk go, honey?"

    The father answered, "He's a bloody socialist..  He has no job, he has no plans, and he thinks I'm God."
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    Libspero got a reaction from gibbon in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    Don't disagree with them..  what a completely pointless thing to be "teaching" kids.
    I don't want a school to teach my kids whatever the trendy ideological politics of the day are..  I just want them to teach academic subjects, design & practical skills..  and plenty of PE.
    Social skills should be learned from society.
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    Libspero got a reaction from gibbon in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    Don't disagree with them..  what a completely pointless thing to be "teaching" kids.
    I don't want a school to teach my kids whatever the trendy ideological politics of the day are..  I just want them to teach academic subjects, design & practical skills..  and plenty of PE.
    Social skills should be learned from society.
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    Libspero reacted to Chewing Grass in Boohoo bans wool   
    Boohoo are popular because they are cheap but that means they are using UK based workers who can be paid under £3.50 an hour because they have to compete with sweatshops in Bangladesh.
    So their worst exploitation is not that of sheep who are free to roam pastures but of its workers in its supply chain working in dark satanic mills in the arse end of Britain.
    If Boohoo was forced to actually be ethical it would rapidly go bankrupt as its punters only really care about the price.
    So Boohoo and its customers are both hypocrites.
    This is the world we live in soundbites, fake ethics and spiv retailers.
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sweatshop-britain-workers-are-paid-9675396
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    Libspero reacted to dgul in Boohoo bans wool   
    Sheep aren't kicked/punched/etc while being sheared -- they're worth cash and you don't want them injured.
    In addition, sheep need to be sheared -- if you don't then they'll run the risk of heatstroke when summer comes.  Sure, you might not want to eat lamb/mutton, but if there are sheep around because others want to eat the stuff you might as well wear the by-product.
    [Wool isn't worth much.  The reason it exists is because sheep were bred to hold on to their fleece when the warm weather came, rather than have it moult.  Because wool isn't worth much (it can be worth less than the cost of shearing) sheep are now being bred to moult again -- I think this is a bit mad -- the sheep are there anyway, so the deal is that we're happy for the wool to be grown and discarded, rather than grown and used]
    Oh, and it is nice for Boohoo to stop using this natural product with amazing warmth and longevity, and promote all their plastic based fibres that'll be discarded at the end of the season. 
    [And the ones doing the discarding will be all the girls out today clamouring for action against climate change.  Funny thing logic]
  23. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from gibbon in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    Don't disagree with them..  what a completely pointless thing to be "teaching" kids.
    I don't want a school to teach my kids whatever the trendy ideological politics of the day are..  I just want them to teach academic subjects, design & practical skills..  and plenty of PE.
    Social skills should be learned from society.
  24. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from DeepLurker in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    I don’t remember being interested/aware of  sexual relationships, homosexual or otherwise at primary school. 
    I didn’t have a prejudice because it wasn’t something I was aware of.
    I’m not sure I see a reason to change that.. particularly.
  25. Agree
    Libspero got a reaction from gibbon in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    Don't disagree with them..  what a completely pointless thing to be "teaching" kids.
    I don't want a school to teach my kids whatever the trendy ideological politics of the day are..  I just want them to teach academic subjects, design & practical skills..  and plenty of PE.
    Social skills should be learned from society.