Dull, dim and dodgy at the Castle this morn, just a quickie to test out the elbow (story of my life).
I only had the right elbow done by my general medic because he decided to use a “new” procedure called Periosteal pecking which involves sticking a needle many, many times into the offending bony bendy bit-and it hurt more than quite a lot.
Then he continued to inject the white stuff and I went home to curl up in the four poster zonked out on industrial strength pain killers, which his Maj liked quite a lot because he could stretch out on the duvet and sleep.
The elbow still hurts and has swollen up and turned a nice shade of pink but apparently after three days (tomorrow) it will magically revert to its pre tennis elbow state.....
And I am looking forward to having the left one done (if I can get an appointment)...
Apparently the new snooping powers to be introduced by the Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition
Which are only supposed to be used for serious crime and terrorism will be quite useful for Plod to access the phone records of drivers who pose a risk.
According to a certain Mr Creedon the head of Derbyshire Police and spokesman on the issue for the Association of Chief Police Officers, indicated it would also be used in cases such as speeding motorists who text or talk on their phones.
Asked whether that would be proportionate, he said: “If I am driving on the motorway and I see someone on a phone and texting at 80mph that, for me, would pass the test immediately.”
The scheme will cost the taxpayer up to £2.5 billion over the next decade – or £250 million a year.
And costs could increase further if technology advances, the Home Office accepted.
That’s money well spent then.....
Officials in southern Montana say a Canadian truck driver found that out the hard way when he tried to stop a fuel tank leak with duct tape before going to sleep at a truck stop near Livingston.
The Livingston Enterprise reports a truck stop employee called Park County fire-fighters at about 3 a.m. Thursday to report the leak. Fire Chief Dann Babcox estimates about 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the tractor-trailer onto the ground.
At today’s prices in the U.S. that is about £240 which would probably have paid for a proper repair.
Allegedly A small handful of bones found in an ancient church in Bulgaria may belong to John the Baptist, the biblical figure said to have baptized Jesus.
The sarcophagus holding the bones was found near a second box bearing the name of St. John and his feast date (also called a holy day) of June 24. Now, new radiocarbon dating of the collagen in one of the bones pegs its age to the early first century, consistent with the New Testament and Jewish histories of John the Baptist's life.
Thomas Higham of the University of Oxford told Live Science "They suggest that the human bone is all from the same person, it's from a male, and it has a very high likelihood of an origin in the Near East," or Middle East where John the Baptist would have lived.
The human bones in the box included a knucklebone, a tooth, part of a cranium, a rib and an ulna, or arm bone.
Err part of the skull?
And finally on this test post:
Fewer than half of young British adults know that butter comes from the milk of a dairy cow and a third do not know eggs come from hens, more than a third of 16 to 23-year-olds (36 per cent) did not know bacon came from pigs and 40 per cent failed to link milk with an image of a cow, with 7 per cent linking it instead to wheat, the poll of 2,000 people “found”.
Allegedly four in ten young adults (43 per cent) considered themselves knowledgeable about foods, the results revealed a “shocking” lack of knowledge about how basic foods were produced and the animals providing the raw materials.
Why am I not surprised...I blame the parents...
That’s it: I’m orf to un-knot space
And today’s thought:
“Proper” use for duct tape-bet that hurt when it came orf...