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Post by solidarity » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:14 pm

OK, as there's lite else to talk about, lets talk broken limbs. My only broken limb was a leg, when I was 7, traffic accident, ran into a bicycle that a girl was wheeling along the pavement. My time in plaster coincided with the test programmes being broadcast before the start of BBC2. Internal workings of a 4 stroke engine and the building of the Aswan dam are the two that I remember.

Must be better broken limb stories out there.

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Post by Bobbievee » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:24 pm

And back to the theme of this thread.
Jonathan Bardon, Dublin born protestant historian, former teacher at orangefield boys, lecturer at Qub, broadcaster and objective historian of Ulster and Belfast.
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:03 pm

rumncoke wrote:
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You can't diagnose what you don't see and the case would rest on where you said the pain was -- if misinformed the the person doing the X-ray .

Ie the defence would be we X rayed where the patient complained of pain .

but the Judge would still more than likely side with the patient -- but limit the damages accordingly.
Yer talking rubbish (again) Rumn :roll:

It would be medical negligence nowadays not to x-ray far enough up the leg to show something like that. Doc should be aware from the type of injury (how caused) that damage might be higher up than where the main pain was. "The person doing the X-ray" ie the radiographer, would take the plates as directed by the doctor, not as directed by the patient.

Not looking is not a defence for not seeing, as several cases have since set the medico-legal precedent.

I hasten to add that I have no issues over my treatment, but simply stated what could now happen if the correct x-rays are not taken.
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Post by big mervyn » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:51 pm

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Post by justinr73 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:52 pm

I’ve seen the cricketer a few times.

I think the incident I’m recalling was at the Oval in 2009 when Broad was in the middle of that spell.

Some knob just in front of me spotted Merv and his tour group a few rows behind and started giving it large.

Merv got up and spoke straight into the guy’s ear for about thirty seconds. Needless to say, Lionel didn’t say another word all day.

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Post by rumncoke » Fri May 29, 2020 1:34 am

read in the paper an obit for a man I went to school with he was a year older than me starting secondary school in 1954

he became a professor and his brother taught me A level maths ( which much to his surprise i actually passed ( only God knows how )

But Jimmy the guy who started the same year as my self was one of those natural "A' pupils went through school under the radar so to speak -- he was there but if you were asked what you remembered about him at school would leave you extremely short of something to say -- and yet his Obit was nearly 1/2 a page .
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Post by Jetstream » Fri May 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Brendan Bowyer has passed away. The King of the Hucklebuck has lost his Hucklebuck shoes.

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Post by Bobbievee » Sat May 30, 2020 4:23 pm

"Wriggle like a snake, waddle like a duck"

Aah, lyrics to stir the soul.
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Post by solidarity » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:10 pm

Willie Thorne loses his last wager. Always really sad to see a fine sportsman ruined by gambling. Of course any life ruined like this is a tragedy. I'm afraid my blood runs cold when I see the tv full of gambling ads and sports teams sponsored by bookies.

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Post by big mervyn » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:26 pm

solidarity wrote:
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Willie Thorne loses his last wager. Always really sad to see a fine sportsman ruined by gambling. Of course any life ruined like this is a tragedy. I'm afraid my blood runs cold when I see the tv full of gambling ads and sports teams sponsored by bookies.
Likewise.

Dennis Taylor told a story of how Willie and him met John Parrott in a Chinese restaurant the day before Parrott was due to play Ken Doherty. Parrott confessed his cue had gone missing in transit and armed with this inside information Willie proceeded to wager £40k on Doherty to win. Playing with a borrowed cue and with Willie commentating on TV, Parrott lost the first 2 frames and then won 5 on the bounce for a 5-2 victory!

He died in a hospital within walking distance of my Spanish hovel. Sad. Seemed to be a right sort.

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Post by big mervyn » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:20 am

Tribute planned for Dame Vera but because of Covid ...Don't know where, Don't know when
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Post by rumncoke » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:33 pm

Big Jackie -- the man who put pride into Irish Football even if had to track their Irishness back generations.
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Post by big mervyn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:03 pm

rumncoke wrote:
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Big Jackie -- the man who put pride into Irish Football even if had to track their Irishness back generations.
At least, with the notable exception of Tony 0'Cascarino, most of them could. There's a good few in the Ireland rugby squad who can't.

Wonder if Bobby is going to the funeral?
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Post by Shan » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:31 am

Big Jack won't be forgotten too easily in Ireland. RIP big man.
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Post by big mervyn » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:39 am

Shan wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:31 am
Big Jack won't be forgotten too easily in Ireland. RIP big man.
He was more than a soccer player. He was a committed socialist and one of the founders and a spokesman for the Anti Nazi League. He was also a big supporter of the striking miners, organizing food parcels for families and even giving his car to flying pickets.
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