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21
Jun
17

It’s hot

In 1976, and for some years afterwards, manual workers on Construction sites, would be in various states of undress. Bricklayers in swimming trunks, would be as brown as a Moroccan in three days, on his back at least. All those indoors doing manual tasks  like plaster boarding, Plastering, Artexing and Carpentry, would also be in various states of undress.

On one site I’d made my way past the overweight bricklayer in his trunks, glistening in his tanning oil and in to the shade of a nearby house. In the lounge a radio, too loud for clarity, was drowned out by the singing dryliner, in his cut down jeans shorts. His wallet pocket hanging down below the jagged edge, his skin as white as a sheet, from dust and a lack of sun.

Upstairs, Radio three, two female Artexers, one in a floral dress, hanging loose in the parts that weren’t stuck to her massive frame by sweat, Artex dust clinging to the hairs sprouting from her chin. The other all slim to the point of being thin, was in a bikini. Much like the Dryliner, both where as white as a sheet, highlighted by the redness of ones bikini. Her sweat had soaked her arse crack. Now there will be a piece by Mozart said the radio, I scurried off downstairs. “What did you make of the Lesbians”? shouts the Dryliner. I’d not given that a thought.

Move on to today.

Anyone mixing powders like Artexers, Plasterers and Bricklayers will have to have one member clean shaven, checked on, every day, no excuse. A mask has to fit well enough to survive a smell box test. Health wise this is a winner. Silica sand is bad for us.

Shorts and Bikini’s are not allowed outside or inside. Outside is partly due to damage from the sun, you must protect yourself, it’s dangerous. Hardhats, Gloves, Steel toecap boots and a Hi-Vis vest, to be worn at all times, all these items are a sackable offence if removed, even if your working on a bathroom ceiling on a two bed. This is pathetic tick box H&S, gone mad.

31
Jan
17

Un Agenda 21+2030 are coming your way

Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, all energy, and all human beings in the world.     

In 1992 George Bush and another 178 world leaders including John Major signed up for the Un Agenda 21.

The plan is make everything sustainable. In the USA they have a plan to build miles of high speed rail lines, the UK has its HS2 line. The plan is too return a lot of the countryside back to a wild space. If you live in an urban sprawl then under this plan you won’t, you will live in high rise blocks alongside the rail lines. The plan is already in every school and library, it’s a global plan implemented at a grass root level. Our kids are being indoctrinated, you want to be green?, oh yes, then stress it to your mum and dad. Living as we do is unsustainable. In the plan farming and insecticides, fertilisers, rivers and dams have to go, meat eating has to stop. Car driving, religion, living in a house, will all be a thing of the past. The idea of a government as we know it will be taken over by the UN and the army of do-gooder’s under their control. We will be expected to monitor our friends and family and grass them up if they step out of the control levels, such as growing your own food. This is not allowed, your fertilisers with run into the water source, the water source belongs to the world, you aren’t allowed to mess with it.

The word Smart is everywhere, smart meters will allow those in charge to turn off your power if they think your using to much. How can you be using too much? your box is the same size as everyone else’s box. Initially I’m expecting price banding, the minute you get home the price will rise, and it will rise so much you will be afraid to use it. Luckily by 2030 all buildings won’t need any energy for heating. All those who live in the far north, sorry that’s wild land and its unsustainable for you to live there. Vehicles use roads and bridges, these can’t be sustained. Firstly you will be charged by the mile, the cost will rise enough to put you of driving, add in the bridge has gone and the road has been ground into gravel and you will be glad of your hi-rise box next to the rail line. Oil? pollute the water, create dust, no, no, no, this can’t continue for the good of the global community. You will not be allowed to own land or a means of production like a shop or a factory. All these will be centralised and close to the railway line or by the cycle route

The middle classes are doomed along with the educated. The middle classes use more resources than poor people, this is unsustainable and you will all have to be made poor. Schools will/ are dumbing down the masses to aid this. The aim is a global cashless money system. Your taxes will be deducted before you buy your food. If you buy something they don’t like, you will be arrested, nothing can be allowed to mess with the plan. There will be a global religion, currently you can teach Islam but not Christianity, but I’m not expecting Islam to be the last one, I’m expecting the Catholics or the Jews.

Animals unless they are wild are unsustainable, goodbye cows, own a horse, no that’s unsustainable.

Information, in the USA Agenda 21 is already at work in the planning departments, your house could get burnt by a forest fire, that can’t be sustained, planning permission to rebuild will be refused, hence the armed police at the planning meeting, they know you won’t like it. Tv and the press will be heavily controlled,

Population reduction by war, disease, sterilisation and an option to kill in the first four years of life if there is something wrong with the child. We can’t afford to be looking after disabled people. Prince Phillip from the UK said he he could be re-incarnated he would like to come back as a virus and wipe out the population. The USA holds the patent on the Ebola virus and it’s variants, it was manufactured as a class A bio-weapon, one drop in the air can kill 500,000.

 

25
Jan
17

Life revisited

JAILED: Sadistic mum who starved and abused three girls – forcing one to drink out of a toilet bowl

By Grimsby Telegraph  |  Posted: January 19, 2017

By Mark Naylor

  image: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276369/Article/images/30069188/15807977-large.jpg

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Locked up: Caroline Sharp. Picture: Facebook.

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THIS cruel and sadistic mother "abused, humiliated, belittled and neglected" three girls by starving them of food and affection and treating them as "slaves".

It was "truly the childhood of nightmares" for the girls and one of them was not allowed to have a bath for six weeks, a court heard.

She had to drink water from out of the toilet bowl and another was so hungry that she was forced to steal food in the middle of the night.

Caroline Sharp, 65, admitted three offences of child cruelty between June 1975 and June 1991.

Gordon Stables, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Sharp was the mother of one of the girls and the stepmother of the other two, whose mother died in 1973.

Sharp originally lived in Louth but later moved to Cleethorpes and Barnetby. She has most recently of Glebe Road, Brigg,

The offences came to light in March 2015 when one of the stepdaughters approached the police.

She said that she became a "slave" and was not fed properly.

"She was so hungry she would pinch food from the cupboards but, when this was discovered, she would be hit by Sharp," said Mr Stables.

"She was constantly hungry."

The two stepdaughters were afraid to ask for food.

"They would go to school hungry," said Mr Stables.

When they returned from school, they would be made to eat cold congealed porridge from breakfast.

"They would often not be fed between Friday teatime and pack-up on Monday at school," added Mr Stables.

More on this case: ‘Unburdened’ victims describe being ‘on a high’ after jailing of bullying and sadistic mum

One of the stepdaughters remembered an incident in Barnetby when she had to drink water from out of the toilet bowl because she was not allowed drinks.

She would be made to go without washing or a bath for days at a time and, on one occasion, it was six weeks before she was allowed to have a bath.

"She wasn’t allowed to use washing facilities or a toothbrush," said Mr Stables.

When she started her periods, she was not allowed to use any sanitary protection and had to use newspaper or toilet paper.

"She felt she looked like a tramp," added Mr Stables.

She had holes in her shoes and had to wear wellington boots in the summer.

She described her childhood as a "nightmare".

The other stepdaughter had "no memory of nice times when she was growing up" and remembered being "smacked and starved".

She was starved to the point where she would steal food in the middle of the night.

The stepdaughter was so hungry that she would eat the cold porridge they were served.

She described herself and the other stepdaughter as being "tramps" and "a mess".

She had nits all the time and was mentally abused by Sharp. The two girls were made to spend hours working in the garden and also had to do housework.

She described herself as an "emotional wreck".

The daughter remembered having an "abusive childhood" and witnessed her mother treating the other two girls as slaves and "the lowest of the low".

More on this case: Women reveal full and harrowing details of how they were treated as slaves and animals

She herself was treated as a slave and remembered feeling hungry all the time. She was too scared to steal anyone.

She was force-fed egg sandwiches and fatty mince, which made her sick, but Sharp found this funny.

"She was purposely dressed unfashionably, was given the opposite of what everyone else had and was belittled," said Mr Stables.

When Sharp was arrested, she told police: "I know I’m not a nice person.

"If I could turn back the clock, I would love them. I’m very, very sorry. I’m not proud of it."

Robert Underwood, mitigating, said Sharp pleaded guilty, had shown remorse and was frank during police interview.

"The past has caught up with her," said Mr Underwood. "She is full of remorse.

"The legacy of what occurred has had an effect upon these women. She feels humiliated.

"She can’t turn the clock back. She wishes she could."

Sharp had no previous convictions.

Judge Paul Watson QC said that Sharp came into the lives of the two stepdaughters not long after the death of their mother.

"Their nightmare was only to begin," he said.

"This was truly the childhood of nightmares.

"At your hands, they were abused, humiliated, belittled and neglected.

"They were starved of the parental care and affection to which they were entitled."

Sharp starved them "in an even more literal sense" by keeping them from "basic essentials such as hygiene and food".

This went on for years with the stepdaughters and Sharp also "rejected" her own daughter and "degraded her" in the same way.

"These children were, in fact, used by you as slaves with no care or affection to be shown to them throughout their childhood," said Judge Watson.

"The effects upon each of them are lasting and profound.

"Each of them has been left with long-lasting and serious difficulties which they are struggling to deal with.

"Each girl is going to need therapeutic counselling for years to come."

Sharp was jailed for two years.

The three victims were in court to see their tormentor locked up and all three were in tears as Sharp was led away.

No reporting restrictions were imposed.

Read more at http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/jailed-sadistic-mum-who-starved-and-abused-three-girls-forcing-one-to-drink-out-of-a-toilet-bowl/story-30069188-detail/story.html#93YTUQ12iBcTJSoz.99

10
Jan
17

Dupuytren’s contracture

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It occurs more frequently in patients with diabetes mellitus, seizure disorders, epilepsy, and alcoholism, which isn’t me at all. Genetics seems to be the most significant factor, as 4 to 7 in every 10 people with the condition have a family history of it. It’s also more common and often more severe in men over the age of 50 and of Northern European stock, it affects 4-6% of Caucasians worldwide. Dupuytren’s contracture is generally not thought to be related to manual work or using vibrating tools, although some recent studies suggest there may be a link. If so why does it only affect the ring, middle and pinkie fingers, when your index finger has been doing most of the work? I think falling badly on the side of my hand on March 10 2016 was the start of it as I can’t say I noticed it until shortly afterwards. A previous injury to the hand, such as a broken wrist has  been associated with an increased risk of Dupuytren’s contracture, but it’s not clear how this may lead to the condition. The only good news is Rheumatoid arthritis seems to protect against the development of Dupuytren disease.

15
Dec
16

Rivingtons pink wafer biscuits

Rivington Biscuits, famed for its pink wafers, has gone into administration, they are blaming brexit and the fall of the pound. Last financial year the two directors converted assets into cash and declared a £250,000 profit, every single penny of which they then immediately paid to themselves as a dividend, leaving £0 in the accounts for this year.

03
Feb
16

Pin hole camera work

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A small piece of an Irn Bru can, carefully dimple the metal with a small needle, being careful not to go right through. Then rub the end off the nipple with the finest abrasive you have, that’s 240 grit in the above shot. I went for the bottom nipple in the end. Tape this on the inside of a body cap with the centre drilled out. Colour it all in on the inside with a dark pen to cut any reflections, if all you have is red tape..

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I started with a full set of extension tubes on in the dark shot through the window, I gradually reduced that to maybe ten millimetres in total.  The red tape holds my lens cap. The field of view is getting wider as the focus gets sharper and I get nearer to the body. Tan-1( (d/2)/(t/2) ) x 2, is the formula for working out the field of view through a gap in material.  My drinks can is 0.11938 mm thick before sanding, but what width is my hole? I can hardly see it.

With the diameter of the hole I could work out the Fstop, and the optimum distance from the sensor for my hole. In the meantime I shall remove extension rings until there is none left and it’s just the body cap left.   This is my second shot, it was overrun with a red tinge? some of which is still visible. My D600 has in the past let light in through the viewfinder on long exposures, but I don’t think that’s the case here. The 30 second exposure was a challenge during the gusty strong winds from Henry, blowing in from the West, even with my tripod firmly seated.

The best thing about Pinholes for me is the depth of focus, this runs from the front to the back of the shot, finding the optimum sharpness is the challenge and finding out why I have a red tinge.

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28
Aug
15

CSCS

I’ve been a site manager for years, but after being stitched and sacked with three fake Gross Misconducts I thought it was time to get out and do something else. Well that hasn’t happened, it’s been close at times. Only two weeks ago I was sat opposite my future controller from NICEIC, after my final look at the documents I would need for my job. All of a sudden a text message arrived on his phone “oh fuck, the Green Deal has been cancelled” with that he jumped up and left the office, I never saw him again. By all accounts he’s home with depression as it screwed his job as well. The company before that disappeared over a weekend after i’d only completed three audits. So I’ve arrived at the thought that its best to give that avenue a break and wander off into something else.

I’ve been asked if I can keep an eye on a stream of new start EWI installers on a new build residential block of flats in Bristol. Of course I would, i’ll just renew my out of date CSCS, luckily I’ve still got my SMSTS which used to allow me to be a Site Manager within the EWI retrofit market.

No, that’s not how it works today. You have to have the corresponding NVQ to match the level of card. A basic manager is expected to have a NVQ4 at least, it’s better if you have a NVQ7.

I can dumb myself down to Supervisor level which needs an NVQ3 but in reality I don’t even have an NVQ1. When somebody offered to give me an NVQ in Plastering years ago I was already riddled with Tendon troubles and had to decline. I’ve been managing a site when a mobile trainer arrived to give my men an NVQ2 in Insulated Building Treatments, i’m an expert in this field but a van driver who was stood there at the right time has the NVQ but I don’t, even though he has insulated nothing.

With the thought I was going to head towards the new Construction world I had bought myself a DVD from the CITB site Health, Safety and Environment test for Managers and Professionals, I’ve had it since 2014 and its updated 5 times since. This morning after a call to site I got it out, and did a fake test, and passed it.

So off to the web browser, CSCS, pick the card you want, Site manager, you will need a 7th grade diploma or an Nvq equivalent. I messaged my connection in Training after phoning my local test centre who told me I needed a Operators card, I knew this to be false as it was discontinued last year. My connection said I need a red card which lasts for six months, enough time to do an NVQ she reckoned, so I could get a Black or Gold card. Black needs an NVQ3 cost £1500 plus vat, a Gold card needs an NVQ4 at £1750 plus vat. Has the CSCS turned into a money making exercise or what. Amazingly they could be obtained with a loan which you don’t have to pay back until 2019.

In the meantime there are thousands of foreign workers with NVQ’s and CSCS cards who can’t do the job and can’t speak English. In an emergency I wouldn’t fancy their chances even if their Site induction was in their language.




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