Not much vertical movement on the lack of cold liquid metal gauge, no sign of solar activity, even less atmospheric movement and after oodles of skywater during the dark thing, not a jot of wet stuff.
Spent a while yestermorn putting coloured stuff on the loo walls and ceiling with my new “super duper” paint pad thingy:
According to the blurb on the box-
“It paints ceilings effortlessly”-only if there is someone on the other end of the handle.
“Uses less paint”-true
Does not splatter-true, it just deposits great globs of coloured stuff on the floor.
Cuts in to “awkward to reach corners”-Nah, not unless said corners are perfectly square (which none of mine are).Another problem was that the pad thingy kept falling out of the holder and like a slice of buttered bread always lands wet side dahn, and putting it back in was more that a bit messy.
Great for doing the walls, as long as you don’t use it on the corners (keep a brush handy for those), and put dahn a dust sheet, and don’t forget to put your wellies on.
Another hint-do not use “non drip” coloured stuff-use the old fashioned runny paint-it works much better.
But what I did found out was that it was perfect for painting doors, if you can keep the pad in the holder you can paint both sides of a door in abaht ten minutes, and it gives a nice smooth finish with no brush marks.
More hints from Angus the decorator over the next few days...
Liam (soon to be the ex shadow Work and Pensions Secretary) Byrne, said cuts to the welfare budget would have to be found because Labour would inherit a "dog's breakfast". Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, would look at every element of spending, he said and suggested that a Miliband government could target universal benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes for pensioners.
Mr Byrne said: "There's been a balance in the welfare state between universal benefits and targeted benefits. And I'm afraid that as part of Ed's [Balls] zero-based review, that balance has got to be looked at (including “universal benefits” for old farts).
But “The Labour leadership” slapped down Liam’s faux pas; a senior source rapidly disowned the comments. He said: "You should be in no doubt as to our commitment to universal benefits. We believe it gives everyone a stake in the welfare state."
The issue of scrapping means-testing universal benefits paid to older people is highly sensitive – not least because of the number of over-65s who vote.
You bet your arse knobhead...
Hospitals are failing to come clean over mistakes that result in serious harm to patients, for fear of being sued.
Some patients or their families are waiting over a year before being given any formal explanation of what led to a “serious incident”, researchers at Imperial College London have found. Some are never told.
They discovered that “fear of litigation” and “worry of being accused of malpractice” are among the most important reasons why NHS trusts are failing to hold open disclosure meetings with patients or their families.
A fifth of trusts only hold such meetings in a minority of cases, according to the research, which was based on an online survey sent to almost 400 patient safety managers. Only 209 responded.
In addition, two-thirds of trusts said they typically held the first of these meetings more than three months after the internal investigation had finished. Trust investigations often take months (or years, or in some cases decades) to complete.
While nine out of 10 trusts had a “board-approved” policy on open disclosure and awareness was high, the researchers concluded that “progress is slow and that some trusts have simply failed to recognise the importance of this issue”.
Although trusts are meant to tell patients or their families what led to a serious incident, there is no legal requirement for them to do so.
Peter Walsh, chief executive of the charity Action Against Medical Accidents said: “This report underlines the desperate need for a statutory requirement for a duty of candour.”
No surprise there then, after spending three and a half years trying to squeeze the truth out of Grimly Dark Hospital regarding “Ms” death, and failing miserably my advice is-forget the “complaints procedure” just sue the buggers, and most importantly-refer the no mates medics to the GMC, because if enough people do that eventually even the Piss Poor medical regulator will have to act despite the old boy’s club and covering each other’s arse.
Polish police have released a photo fit of the prime suspect in a bank robbery - complete with his ski mask disguise.
The image - released after a £10,000 bureau de change hold up in Gronowo - shows only the suspect's brown eyes.
And then detectives accidentally released the name of their sole witness, who had only agreed to speak to them if he could remain anonymous.
"We haven't excelled ourselves this time," admitted police spokesman Tomasz Stawarski.
A western Nebraska man is accused of assaulting his wife with a sandwich.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald says 50-year-old Larry Spurling, of Melbeta, is charged with disturbing the peace. According to the arrest affidavit, Spurling's wife called 911 late Sunday and reported he pushed her down during an argument and rubbed a sandwich in her face.
The newspaper says court documents don't detail the ingredients, but a deputy found several pieces of lunchmeat on the carpet outside a bedroom and some pieces of bread in the bedroom.
Ah the old luncheon meat assault ploy.
Allegedly researchers have discovered a bacterium’s ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is the key to creating 24-karat gold.
“Microbial alchemy is what we’re doing – transforming gold from something that has no value into a solid, precious metal that’s valuable,” said Kazem Kashefi, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics.
He and Adam Brown, associate professor of electronic art and intermedia, found the metal-tolerant bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans can grow on massive concentrations of gold chloride – or liquid gold, a toxic chemical compound found in nature.
In fact, the bacteria are at least 25 times stronger than previously reported among scientists, the researchers determined in their art installation, “The Great Work of the Metal Lover,” which uses a combination of biotechnology, art and alchemy to turn liquid gold into 24-karat gold. The artwork contains a portable laboratory made of 24-karat gold-plated hardware, a glass bioreactor and the bacteria, a combination that produces gold in front of an audience.
Brown and Kashefi fed the bacteria unprecedented amounts of gold chloride, mimicking the process they believe happens in nature. In about a week, the bacteria transformed the toxins and produced a gold nugget.
I did that this morning, or maybe it was the curry I had last night...
The East Providence Animal Control Centre is looking for the owner of a dog that survived being inadvertently transported about 11 miles from the Taunton area in the grille of a Toyota sedan.
According to William Muggle, animal control supervisor in East Providence, the driver of the Toyota was travelling about 50 mph on Route 44 near Segregansett Country Club on Sept. 20 when the dog — a white female, believed to be a poodle-mix — ran into the road.
Muggle said the driver then hit the brakes, and after not seeing the dog anywhere in the roadway, continued along Route 44 into Rhode Island believing he had not struck the dog with his vehicle.
Upon coming to a stoplight in East Providence, the driver was alerted to the dog being wedged in the front of his car by another driver on the road.
That’s it: I’m orf to hand back some Quasar gasses
And today’s thought:
I knew FirstGroup had their figures wrong