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The water is coming from underwater or hidden springs. I really can't see any other answer... apart from it coming from a very leaky Southern Water water mains.  But that sounds a bit off the wall.  So I'd say it has to be coming from hidden springs.  But, I could be wrong.  Am I?
Relationships, health and wellbeing / Re: D N R procedure
« Last post by jacquesdor on 20 July, 2018, 10:24:35 AM »
Thank you PK. You have cleared up some of the difficulty. My thought was, supposing I am in a car crash or something, nobody would know who I am much less where my medical notes are. I did consider having ' D N R ' tattooed on my chest, but only for a moment. I think, from your answer, I might approach my GP in the first instance. I have spoken to family members, but it could be that a decision has to be made in the absence of others. I appreciate your research, thank you again.
Relationships, health and wellbeing / Re: D N R procedure
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 19 July, 2018, 04:32:21 PM »
I don't think I can fully answer your question but I can maybe add some extra details...

The answer to your question isn't really covered in so many words in the NHS website. However, the NHS website does have a section covering a DNR situation. Reading through that website, it is clear that the decision to issue a DNR request is yours and yours alone to make. You do not need a GP or a lawyer to ratify it.

Unfortunately, from what I've been able to glean, the NHS website does not actually cover your specific question ie Does one wear a bracelet or something? in so many words.

If you google these words NHS Does an advance decision need to be signed and witnessed? you will find that the decision to issue a DNR notice is yours and yours alone. Also, issuing a DNR notice is legal in the UK (whereas full euthanasia is still not).

Once you have issued a DNR request, then your treatment team should respect your wishes - but how do the treatment team learn of your wishes?

The NHS website states that, "...once you have made a DNR request, your family or carers may have to find it quickly if you require emergency treatment - and they need to tell the healthcare professionals your wishes.

You can (also) keep a copy in your medical records."

So, displaying your decision clearly in your medical notes is recommended and should ensure that your wishes are seen and respected by the hospital team treating you.

I should think that your treatment team will be duty-bound to respect your wishes - so I don't think that the hospital can really object if you wear a bracelet stating your wishes to this effect. Nor can I see why they should object if you want to display a poster clearly stating your wishes on the headboard of your hospital bed.

What is clear is that your DNR notice should be as specific as possible - ie naming the specific treatments you no longer want used in resuscitating you (ie CPR, antibiotics etc).

Purely as a personal comment, I really do think that the NHS website ought to add a section clearly aimed at answering your question because it would remove doubt in an end of life situation.

I believe that people need to know 100% clearly what they can and cannot do and (if the answer is you can actually do what you like) then saying this clearly could be a vitally important reassurance in what can be already an already distressing situation.

Apparently 'the Centre of the Universe' is a simple circle of concrete in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
(Please don't laugh your head off just yet, there are plenty of even weirder things to come.)

One of the really weird things is that if you speak while you're standing in the middle of the circle, you can hear your voice loud and clear echoing back at you... but nobody outside the circle will hear a thing. Not a single peep!

The second really weird thing is that, even if you shout at the top of your voice, it will only be heard outside the concrete circle as an undecipherable string of broken sounds.

But what is really really really weird is this... Nobody even knows why this phenomenon happens!

But back to my question...Why, or how, can anyone speak inside the circle and not be heard outside it? Why does it happen? What's the secret?

PS I have not been to Tulsa myself. I just found this wacky website called Dangerous Minds - it is full of weird facts, supposedly all of them the Centre of The Universe being in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Miscellaneous / State Pensions and NICs
« Last post by tecspec on 19 July, 2018, 11:46:24 AM »
I'm confused.
I had the understanding that to qualify for full state pension you had to have a certain number of years of National Insurance Contributions (NICs). I believed that it was 30 years.
As we are planning on retiring next year, I've just checked my expected Pension. It says that I have 42 years of NICs but as 4 years were not full (2011-2014) my state pension will be lower than expected.

Is the sum they quoted just an estimate? Do they calculate from your pension age backwards or for your whole working life?

Relationships, health and wellbeing / D N R procedure
« Last post by jacquesdor on 17 July, 2018, 09:25:40 PM »
How would one go about being registered as DNR ? Would the Gp be the first to approach, or maybe a lawyer ? How would it be possible to ensure that if the worst happens, wherever it happens, there would be no resuscitation ? Does one wear a bracelet or something ? I would be interested to know for sure.
I know, I know - rain falls, some soaks into the ground, and the run-off forms small streams, and when several streams combine, they make small rivers, then they combine and make big rivers.

But at the moment, the rivers near to us are running fine - a little low, but certainly not dried up.  So given that we've had next to no rainfall in Yorkshire for the last month or so, where is the water coming from?  There is a huge amount still in the rivers for it to be coming from groundwater, and we see very clearly the increase when we have a heavy deluge, but don't seen an enormous drop when there is a bit of a drought.
Consumer affairs / Re: Ransom strip liabilities
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 05 July, 2018, 03:57:04 PM »
Solicitor is waiting for searches to come back - the title plan is a bit peculiar.  I do like the idea of a pavement toll-booth, though...

I know that solicitors are usually a blur of inaction.... but any news on the ransom strip yet?

PS The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advises property owners to locate and price any ransom strip on a property, as the cost to release the "ransom" should be deducted from the overall purchase price of the property.

The agreement to access such ransom strips is lodged with the Land Registry.
We are not - but the maximum length of hair varies from species to species, and indeed, in various parts of the body.  So, for example, your underarm hair should never get to a length where it needs plaiting.  This is called 'terminal length'.

 Gd_pst  But first, I have to say sorry for not answering your question sooner Duff. My feeble excuse is that I skidded over about a week ago but luckily the very sharp and sturdy arm of a hefty wooden bench broke my fall, and a few ribs. But I am OK-ish now, so long as nobody makes me laugh, or I have to cough, sneeze or get up and go to the loo.

But back to your good answer... So, it is all down to genetics, telogenic phases and terminal length, eh?

And I'd always blithely thought that any of us Humans could grow our hair as long as we liked - down to our waists, way past our bums and trailing along the floor and out the room like the long-haired damsel whose picture sadly I can't seem to add to the attachment below - So if you want to see a dozen or so Victorian ladies with five, six or seven or eight feet long hair, just click on this...

It must have taken those Victorian belles hours and hours of brushing every night - and do it all again in the morning!
Art and literature / Re: If Dracula is the Prince of darkness...
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 05 July, 2018, 01:35:43 PM »

Who is the King of Darkness?

Here's one for the theologians amongst us... God created everything.  Yes? No?

And that includes creating Satan, the Prince of Darkness.  Yes? No?

It is therefore logical that God must be the King of Darkness.  Yes? Yes?
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