Chapter 2: 1960-1963

barclaydave

This part is only covering 4 years since I had started school, wasn’t quite at the point where I knew more than those trying to teach me, although this period was spent in the company of fools at school who knew less than me.

In 1960 we had lost Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) and Richie Valens the year before, Cuba was in the pipeline, the war had been over for 15 years and rebuilding was going ahead throughout the country. In Europe 6 countries had formed an economic alliance to prevent another war. France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg were joining up with Italy and West Germany, when they asked Britain to join the Prime Minister retorted “Why would we join up with 4 countries we had to save from the other two less than a decade ago?”. In among all this mess I was going to school, at…

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Little Things that you think it’s is employee’s right but irks the hell out of managers

MiddleMe

I guess the title says it all. Things that gets on managers’ nerves but as much as we love to tell you off, we understand the little things brings a tiny piece of paradise to you at work. Just please don’t go overboard, eh?

dumplings-632206_960_720Eating at your desk
Employees usually reason it out as productive as they can eat and work at the same time. Cuts down the time, commuting to and fro from the cafeteria. However, a good manager will tell you that he rather you take your lunch elsewhere. For good reasons too!

1. Food attracts the undesirable
Ever wonder where the ants, roaches even rats came from?

2. Unbearable Smell
Some food smell is just disagreeable to others’ noses. And we are just too polite to ask you to eat in the toilet.

3. You make me Hungry
I can smell that delicious whiff of your chicken…

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Flight Nurses

Pacific Paratrooper

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Before World War II, the U.S. military showed little interest in using aircraft and flight nurses to evacuate wounded soldiers to rear areas. The global war, however, forced the U.S. Army Air Forces to revolutionize military medical care through the development of air evacuation (later known as aeromedical evacuation) and flight nurses.

The rapid expansion of USAAF air transportation routes around the world made it possible to fly wounded and sick servicemen quickly to fully-equipped hospitals far from the front lines. This revolution saved the lives of many wounded men, and the introduction of flight nurses helped make it possible.

In early 1942, airlift units in Alaska, Burma and New Guinea successfully evacuated patients using the same transport aircraft that had carried men and supplies to the front. Due to a pressing need, the USAAF created medical air evacuation squadrons and started a rush training program for flight surgeons, enlisted…

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What colour is your thought

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Black, White, Yellow, Green
What colour is your thought?
If it doesn’t matter
Now or later

And It is the quality
Which makes it good
Or prove it better
Than why see only skin deep

judge people,
fudge facts
smudge acts
Don’t discriminate

Do not discriminate
It incriminates,
makes you a criminal
An animal

and I thought
we were that
few thousand years ago
Let go, your ego

Proud about your skin
burn it in a racism bin
hearts you need to win
And they are all red

Connected by the same
helix thread
Beating drums
affection led

Warm heart will
souls gather
A rainbow made
of peacock feather

Empathy, honour,
kindness bought
That is my favourite
colour of thought
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Tech Stuff 9

The Arts Mechanical

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another.  It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity.  It might relate to science large or small.  It might be art for art’s sake.  Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries.  So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old.  So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways.  Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of.  So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

The beauty of methane trapped in ice.

No matches.

US…

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#ADayToUnite – World Cancer Day

Dearest Someone,

Cancer sucks. Cancer really really sucks. I blog about mental illness, and I actively campaign to help break down the stigma of mental illness; and I fully believe that mental illness is as important as physical illness. Because it is. Any illness is terrifying, heartbreaking and devastating. And, no one illness is more ‘important’ than another. However, on a day like today – February 4th 2016 – when there are so many people campaigning to show support for different illnesses, I can’t help but feel a need to articulate how stigma certainly affects peoples’ experience of various illnesses.

Mental Illness vs. Physical Illness

I will continue to actively campaign to break down mental health stigma, because the stigma that surrounds mental illness is completely different to the stigma that surrounds Cancer. For me one of the differences is how each illness affects me. I live with mental illness, and am continuously battling…

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