Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I do not believe this !

What in Gods name is going on in the world, those idiots in Brussels ala Strasbourg, having failed for the last twenty plus years to agree where they should meet have now come up with an outstanding piece of legislation, which is going to drive the Scottish nation to drink. And what you might ask is it ? - well first of all this is the headline from the BBC :

"Sporran wearers may need licence"

and why will they need a licence I hear you ask - well
"Kilt wearers could face prosecution if they do not have a licence for their sporran under new legislation which has been introduced in Scotland.
The laws are designed to protect endangered species like badgers and otters, whose fur used to be favoured by sporran makers.
The legislation applies to animals killed after 1994.
Applicants must prove that the animal was killed lawfully before they will be able to get a licence. "
"The maximum penalties for breaking the law are a fine of £5,000 and six months in prison.
Hamish Husband, spokesman for the Association of Tartan Army Clubs, said the legislation could affect fans who follow their national football team."
"Are the police going to take DNA samples from the sporran of every kilted supporter who walks into Hampden?" he asked.
"If that's the case we will need to look into obtaining a licence to cover the entire Tartan Army

I swear the world is going mad - A licence for a sporran !!

Now speaking of the world going mad, well at Latvia at least, last weekend saw the annual ritual of Ligo and Jani, the first celebrating the summer solstice and the latter an excuse for people called Jani to get seriously pissed.
In keeping with great British tradition on Bank Holidays, it duly rained at the appropriate moments like when you lit the barbie, or when you went to light the bonfire.
As many of you will know this is biggest holiday in Latvia, and I felt no sympathy for the visiting cretins who discovered that nearly all bars and restaurants closed on Saturday evening - such a shame ( I think not !) - perhaps last weekends cretins will spread the word that Latvia closes at the weekend.
For my part my first taste of alcohol was on Sunday evening, and I was delighted to find the village hall bereft of any cretins, so a delightful weekend was rounded off with a few beers a quiet chat with J...(Australian wood baron)
Normally by this time, a few days after Ligo, the papers are disclosing the number of deaths caused by drunken drivers, well this year it appears that there were zero, but some 253 were arrested for driving whilst intoxicated. So a step forward from previous years !
So as we now count down the days to Winter nights, a thought for all you budding medical persons. A few weeks ago a stumbled and fell onto to my left should, and ever since have experienced the painful side effects. After an MRI scan last week I went to the vet to get the results and here is what he told me the experts opinion was - Does anybody out there actually understand this stuff ?

MRI of the left shoulder: T1 ax., T2FSE cor., PD FSE cor., GE ax., T2fse sag.
Joint cavity equally in width
A little increase in joint cavity fluid in the intertubercular tendon sheath of the biceps brachii tendon (long head)
Irregular contour of the greater tubercle, raise in the signal intensity zone, rip of the bone structure.
Irregularity of the acromioclavicular joint surface, spondylophyte which influence the supraspinatus muscle.
The rest of the rotator muscle (m.subscapularis, m.infraspinatus, m.teres minor) and it’s ligament with no MRI pathology.
Acromioclavicular joint arthritis with supraspinatus muscle impression syndrome .
biceps brachii tendinitis (long head), left shoulder synovitis .
possible bone rip of the greater tubercle with no dislocation.

Good is it not, anyhow the only bit I understood from all of this, I do not need an operation, just Physio, Ultrasonic and magnetic (??) treatment, and with a bit of luck all will be well in about two months - so that all right !

So to all out there have a good week, and to the reader in Andover, Wiltshire , England who is spending an abnormal amount of time reading this drivel, keep on going as you are keeping my viewing figures up !


Blogger glengall1 said...

Unfortunately this story was absolute nonsense. If you would like to go to the site at Scottish Sporran Licences - The Truth it will give you a full explanation of the circumstances behind this legislation and shows up this BBC article as being absolute rubbish and scaremongering tactics to sell their news.

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