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General discussion / Re: Whoís Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 05:51:36 PM »
The people coming on her shows know what they are going to get.. the producers of those shows have obviously wanted that reaction otherwise they would hire someone else. Its not her that's at fault, its the makers of the shows that hire her.

Personally I couldn't care less if she's 'cancelled' but we could shift through some shite on anyone and ban them too, this 'crusade' is a bit of a McCarthy witch hunt!

I don't care either.

My point is that she found a lot of success through that personality and expressing those views, whether it was genuine or an act. What brought her great fame and fortune back then may have negative repercussions for her now.

If the audience for Countdown doesn't like what she did and thinks someone else should have the job, they're perfectly entitled to voice those opinions and, if they see fit, boycott the show. Its up to the producers to decide whether its worth it to go with Robinson (and it might well be, ratings-wise).

The producers did decide, its them that hire based on how they see the show going, countdown isnít for the cancelled crowd anyhow. If she didnít work tomorrow she wouldnít be missed nor would she need the money Iíd imagine.

You hire someone like her or that other clampit from Who wants to be a millionaire (canít even think his name) then you are hiring because of their personality be it fake or real

General discussion / Re: Whoís Been Cancelled??
« on: Today at 03:51:27 PM »
The people coming on her shows know what they are going to get.. the producers of those shows have obviously wanted that reaction otherwise they would hire someone else. Its not her that's at fault, its the makers of the shows that hire her.

Personally I couldn't care less if she's 'cancelled' but we could shift through some shite on anyone and ban them too, this 'crusade' is a bit of a McCarthy witch hunt!

General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: Today at 09:28:15 AM »
News not great this time, but not exactly bad either.

As I had two failed leak tests (October and December) at two-month intervals after my August surgery, it was decided to give it three months or so this time round to see if time was all that was needed. 

As an added precaution against the possibility of the test equipment causing some damage internally, it was decided to get an MRI instead.

For starters, the MRI showed no sign of any cancer activity, which is a great ďumbrellaĒ to have over the entire report.

What the MRI did show, however, was a space in the rectal wall where fluid is pooling and a small drainage channel to the outside of the wall.  Normal cell fluid excesses are feeding into this space.  Picture a map with a lake having a stream to the ocean, but no visible streams into it as it is fed by surface water and small drainage channels and so on.

Draining the space is not the answer, as it will merely refill again Ė the space must be closed completely.  To do this, a procedure called endosponge vacuum therapy is proposed. 

The attached video explains it very well.  The infection possibilities and the associated results in the early part of the video do not really apply to me as I still have my ileostomy bag and there is zero ďtrafficĒ through that area, so there is no great source of infection present.

The sponge will be replaced frequently and the treatment will continue until the space has closed fully Ė initial estimate is 6 weeks, but that is very much an estimate.

Once the space is closed, Iím sure a wait of some time will be proposed to make sure it doesnít redevelop and further tests will confirm if it is appropriate to proceed with the ileostomy reversal surgery.

I donít have a firm date for the start of this procedure Ė the initial placement will be under general anesthesia and will require an overnight stay in hospital.  As explained in the video, Iíll wear a pump with a collection cartridge in a belted pouch on my waist for the duration.  Obviously, sitting will be awkward and Iím not sure if sleeping on my back is practical Ė Iím sure there will be alarms of some sort in the system to alert me to kinks in the hose and the collection cartridge being full, plus low battery of course.

I've no other issues at this time - the peripheral neuropathy is still with me and slowly improving, but it will take until June or so to be fully gone.  Blood tests are all good.  Weight, diet and exercise all doing well too.

Iíll update again in a few weeks with a progress report.  This is just a small detour on my journey back to full health and the ďumbrellaĒ of being cancer free makes the journey reasonably easy.

Thanks again for all the support.

The 'engineering' medical science behind all this is just brilliant.. All the best going forward BH

General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: Today at 08:49:32 AM »
Klopp will dine out on his success with Liverpool for years, this year will be a blip in terms of his achievements. The lads are still in hangover mode. Could still pull it out of the bag in the Champions League. Fourth is still a possibility as Utd and the Foxes have stalled

General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: March 04, 2021, 11:43:56 PM »
Will the Everton lads have sobered up for tonight? I thought they won the league last week when they bate a patched up Liverpool side. Last week result will count for nothing if don't win tonight.
Time to book the victory parade bus
Itís already booked, to parade our league title. Wonder when the Everton parade is?
I really hope that parade goes ahead, it'll be the funniest thing ever.
Why wouldnít it? How would it be funny. Generally teams who win the league have a parade.

Somebody pull in the fishing rod please! This one is biting like fook

General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: March 04, 2021, 11:34:13 PM »
5th home loss in a row, another record for Klopp

Not a penalty. 22 points behind in 7th some change

General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:05:15 PM »
Chelsea currently knocking yous out of 4th spot. Are you hoping Liverpool win this game or draw?

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:14:22 PM »
McIlroy in good form today

Friday's and Sundays are usually his downfall!

Best Thursday golfer in the world  ;)

Just the four  ;)

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:44:14 AM »
Are they not look looking at it on the 18th?

General discussion / Re: Russophobia
« on: March 03, 2021, 07:29:28 PM »
When you have to watch your back because the cops are looking to rob you at every opportunity it isnít a good sign.  I just felt sorry for the poor Japanese tourists who they were robbing blind.

I went over to Moscow for an Ireland match a few years ago and the local police were robbing Irish fans everywhere. They were asking fans for their passports/I'd and then demanding money from them before they'd hand it back.

It's a crazy country and I won't be going back.

I'm sure the Russians are devastated.

Iím sure they are glad youíre their champion on all things Russian, you created a thread about it and Putin was saying on Twitter the other day that his comrade from the sticks of Tyrone, or worse Strabane, has got his back!

Youíll be awarded the Order of Friendship medal and bestow you with a plot in the Karatayka district, the GAA board 6 have chipped in for your fare, so three cheers to them, whoever they are.

Quick history lesson. Football only. Pre troubles, Hogan Cup winners 69 Runners Up (with different school) in 70.

all Ireland U 21 football champions 69.

Andy McCallin won an All Star in 71. Was on record recently saying he played on good Railway Cup teams back then (when it was a massive competition played in front of a full house at Croke Pk) alongside 5 Antrim starters in the winning Ulster team

Ulster senior football finalists 68 and 70, ask the great Down players of that era did they respect Antrim. They will tell you Antrim were up there with the best.

Did the troubles hit Antrim harder than the rest. I'd argue undisputably yes

Time for reboot.

Forgot about the troubles and them being completely localised to Antrim. What is Antrim's excuse for the last 20 years?

Hurling has taken a bit of a dip but we are back in Div 1..

Football is shite sure, and by most posters on here dead

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:19:04 PM »
Itís very simple, if we see less people going into hospital or ICU then we will be ready to get back to normal, living with Covid, if you have the vaccine itíll will stop you getting ill, reducing pressure on NHS, if Cnuts donít get vaccinated then this cycle will continue.

If we get both jabs and people are still ending up in hospital or ICU then weíve been sold a pup, are there figures for current hospitalised patients that have been given the vaccine 2/3 weeks ago?

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:05:53 PM »
Mike Ryan of the WHO basically saying it's unrealistic to expect Covid to be over by the end of the year.

Which year?

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2021, 05:36:48 PM »
I think there will be big drop off in numbers taking vaccine under 50. Straw poll in office here, 12 people under 50, only 5 taking it. That will probably change when passports are needed etc, the main rational seems to be "if the vulnerable are jabbed why should we worry, its at our own risk, and we all had it anyhow"

Multi jurisdictional, legal minefield. Hugely unlikely to come in, at it's most basic, it could be argued that it coerces people into taking something they don't want to (or, need to, for sake of argument) for their "freedom". Legally its a black hole and you can be completely sure that it will be challenged by various groupings (and backed by just as many too, I suppose).

The pandemic will be long over before that legal war is even started, let alone settled.
Should businesses have the freedom to refuse admission to people who don't get the vaccine?

Why not? I suppose everyone has the "right" to choose who they do business with, everyone has the right to oppose threat to their health (how they perceive it) But how do you police it?

I'm not anti vaccine passport, I'm just thinking out loud I suppose. I see this as very much like the airports - probably something that should be done, but unlikely to gain the necessary demand.

So I don't allow people into my branch unless they sanitize their hands and wear a mask. I'm I being a Nazi?

If it's your business on your premises and you want to bring in these rules, who am I to argue against you?

It's your pitch, we play your rules. If you are happy enough with potential loss of earnings by "offending" people that similarly is on you I suppose.

It hasnít stopped anyone, they come in they are asked all the Covid questions and follow the procedures. Business was through the roof up to Xmas, January was slow (Covid or not itís slow) but Feb and start of March we are flat out.

I just feel that if they are not wanting to wear a mask stay in, our staff doesnít need to be at risk or pass it on to our families

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