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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Laighin Break » December 20th, 2018, 4:28 pm

There's an interesting episode of the podcast 99% Invisible where they discuss the layout of hospitals.
Some guy, when planning a new hospital, got people to trace the route cancer patients had in the hospital on a typical trip - from waiting room to one treatment room to another etc - and found that they were really poorly designed where they had to go all over the place, up and down corridors and to different floors.

My sister is a doctor in Australia and working in a newly built Children's Hospital. I've seen videos of it and it is amazing.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Oldschool » December 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Laighin Break wrote:There's an interesting episode of the podcast 99% Invisible where they discuss the layout of hospitals.
Some guy, when planning a new hospital, got people to trace the route cancer patients had in the hospital on a typical trip - from waiting room to one treatment room to another etc - and found that they were really poorly designed where they had to go all over the place, up and down corridors and to different floors.

My sister is a doctor in Australia and working in a newly built Children's Hospital. I've seen videos of it and it is amazing.

The problem with the Irish and particularly our politicians and civil servants is that "reinventing the wheel" is mandatory.
It has got another name.
"Wasting the taxpayers money" for which they have absolutely no respect.
If it's in the budget, it must be spent
Use it or lose it is a really sh!tty way to run a country or county council but that's the way it's done.
And it's used to justify unnecessary spending.
If we don't spend it this year, we lose it. FFS
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby blockhead » January 17th, 2019, 8:49 am

Spuds have been on my plate for practically every meal I have ever had (slight exaggeration, would not have spuds for breakfast for eg.).
Don't think I've ever had a meal that didn't involve meat, chicken or fish.
Now apparently, according to a report on the wireless this morning, it's all very bad for me, very very bad indeed. Who knew?
Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
Someone is wrong.
Anyway's it steak and chips tonight!
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » January 17th, 2019, 9:27 am

blockhead wrote:Spuds have been on my plate for practically every meal I have ever had (slight exaggeration, would not have spuds for breakfast for eg.).
Don't think I've ever had a meal that didn't involve meat, chicken or fish.
Now apparently, according to a report on the wireless this morning, it's all very bad for me, very very bad indeed. Who knew?
Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
Someone is wrong.
Anyway's it steak and chips tonight!
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » January 17th, 2019, 9:27 am

Oh and chicken = meat
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby blockhead » January 17th, 2019, 9:40 am

Peg Leg wrote:Oh and chicken = meat


Chicken = finger lickin
forgot to metion that this report also put all dairy products into the same catergory, ie, poison.

We should be eating nuts, only certain veggies, and grains.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Lar » January 17th, 2019, 9:50 am

So it looks like Varadkar is ahead of the curve. He must be smiling into his pulses this morning.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby fourthirtythree » January 17th, 2019, 10:41 am

blockhead wrote:Anthropology says that a switch to a meat based diet, in our ancient ancestors was key to our evolution into modern intelligent humans.
!


[citation needed]

and
blockhead wrote:[
We should be eating nuts, only certain veggies, and grains.


That sounds off to me. For a start where's the fruit? What about pulses? Most people these days suggest cutting down on grains (I don't mean just gluten which is only an issue for coeliacs). The whole paleodiet fad of a few years ago was hilarious. Not so much the concept as the name. What was a paleohuman diet? Whatever they could get in that place at that time of the year. Anything they could possibly eat. How much meat did they eat? As much as possible (though of course red meat may not have been possible but snails and insects and shellfish were huge sources of protein for paleohumans). At what point of the evolution of the digestive tract are you going to stop paleo at? Because most of it developed when we were little tree rats eating fruit, nuts, insects, carrion, whatever...
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