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  1. Depression

    Hi, Once I was having a stressful time at work; couldn't sleep and had a 2 week headache. I was prescribed amytriptyline. It sort of made me feel like a zombie - even on a low dosage I really felt it. I didn't really like it how it made me feel, it's hard to describe really. I stopped taking it after about a week, even though I was prescribed it for a few weeks. It did help, as i got some sleep and the headache went away, then things at work improved. The doctor told me everyone reacts differently to different medications - especially that type. Good luck for your job - hope it all works out.
  2. Chester Bennington.

    Really sad. I remember reading he suffered some pretty bad sexual abuse as a child. Can't be easy to get over (but may be completely unrelated to his final decision). It's easy to just see a famous person as something bigger than just a normal person. But he still has the same demons to get over - or situations to suffer. Money and fame can't really help - in fact I imagine it could make it worse. RIP
  3. Against the rule of the tournament. Can only make 4 subs in one go.
  4. Sean st ledger

    I'm sure i read somewhere he does some scouting for us and backroom work. He's been injured for ages and is trying to gain fitness I imagine - or just making up the numbers.
  5. Photoshop/ excel

    Depending on what you want to do then you might or might not need Photoshop. It can do a lot more than the free photo-editing apps. You can buy it on a subscription basis which is like £8 a month. i guess you could try that and end it anytime. (I'm not sure if there's a minimum amount of time you have to keep the subscription). Or try to find an old version somewhere, most photographers have the subscription version, so there must be old versions around somewhere on the cheap. The same with Microsoft Office. They're all changing to subscription based services to try and make more money. Youtube is a good place to learn and see what other people recommend and how they use them.
  6. Teaching

    I'd really try and get some experience in a school before you commit to this, or at least have a back up plan. There's a reason why around a quarter of newly qualified teacher's since 2011 have already left. From my experience of working as a TA (was 8 years ago) and seriously considering teaching. It wasn't the behaviour of students that put me off (And I worked in at the time, one of the more violent schools in the country (allegedly) - we made the Daily Mail and had 6 different headteachers in 5 years). It was more the pathetic bureaucracy and the behaviour of Senior Teachers. Schools can be very clicky, petty places where arse-kissing is on a scale I've never seen before. A lot of people go into teaching with very honourable idealistic attitudes, only to find out the reality is very different. It's not what they expected, they cannot help children in the way they want and most of their time is spent dealing with bad behaviour, mountains of paperwork and having to placate other teachers and use their teaching methods. Good luck though, I hope this doesn't put you off. I also have friends who are teachers who enjoy the job, got experience and knew what to expect.
  7. I get your point, but by doing this, Tom Watson has come out and said it's now backed Labour into a corner towards Hard Brexit - the one thing most of his constituents don't want. It's clear Labour is massively split, and are struggling to find a position. Who knows what would have happened in the future? It's more the timing of it - it was never going be successful. If he really wanted to represent his constituents; he should have waited a bit and been a bit more clever about it. Now he's just caused divisiveness and forced the very thing he shouldn't really want as Labour can't play both sides. And the next time there is a general election all remainers are going to have to think twice about voting Labour.
  8. Not really sure what Chuka Umunna thought he was going to achieve. The manifesto said they were leaving the single market. All this has done is cause division in Labour at a time when they were actually gaining momentum. Umunna's such a weasel. You can tell it's all about him. It must be killing him that he pulled out of the Labour leadership race as he knew Labour had no chance in the next General Election. Figured he'd get his shot after - and now it's backfired for him. So he just s**t stirs. The best bit about Corbyn being leader is knowing how much it must be pissing off people like him and Cooper. Thing is: Umunna's on record last September saying we should pull out of the single market if it meant the end to free movement.
  9. Huge fire London building

    I don't understand why she doesn't just come out and say: 'Yes it was probably a mistake. I should have come to see the people. I wrongly thought maybe people would be upset with my presence and it might have been taken the wrong way. I didn't want to cause a scene as the emergency services had enough to deal with. If that was wrong I apologise unreservedly and I care very much about this and the people affected'. Or something like that. It's like she just can't admit to making a mistake even when it would be best for everyone. Irrespective of your views on her, it's a massive flaw in a leader. It is interesting how different news channels present it though. BBC and SKY are hammering her for not going - and pretty much making it a story themselves. Whereas ITV mentioned she wanted to go to the hospital on the first day but they asked her to wait for a day. And when she did arrive in the community today there were people saying she shouldn't have come as it was going to make things worse.
  10. Huge fire London building

    Instead of saying this is the less fire retardant cladding. The company should be saying: this is the extremely flammable version, which in the case of a fire will be more like an accelerant. Whilst there's no excuse for taking the least flammable cladding given the cost wasn't much cheaper. People at this company and the fire safety people who test and sign off on this stuff are just as much to blame if not more so.
  11. Huge fire London building

    I think there's a difference from having a political discussion and silly political point scoring. Both of which you can see in this thread. You can see from some of the news that experts knew this cladding was dangerous and it's been going on buildings for years and years. There have been fires on other buildings. Seems like it was only a matter of time, but the people who mattered were burying their head in the sand or never expected loss of life on this scale. No doubt as it goes on we'll find mass incompetence everywhere. I know from working in local government the amount of incompetence in management is staggering in some places. People are promoted on time served or who they know and not ability. Those people then only promote people like them. Any subordinate who disagrees is forced out or leaves meaning incompetence spreads. All the best staff leave. This builds up until it reaches a catastrophic breaking point. I just hope this is an independent investigation with no political interference at all. As i imagine there will be buildings all over the country that have been refurbished in Labour and Tory constituents and there's blame on both sides. Local government tend to give all this work to the same companies. Just look in Scotland when all the exterior walls started falling down in high wind at the new schools and all new buildings had to be closed down as they were all structurally unsafe. It's riddled with bureaucratic bullshit. For example, I worked in a school that was refurbished years ago and the contract was with a big company; everything that went in the school had to come through deals with this company. The year prior the school had spent thousands on new computers. All of these had to be chucked in a special skip (weren't allowed to be sold or donated) and the school had to buy new computers at twice the value and a worse spec. There were so many other problems because stuff was done on the cheap or not thought through properly. The local governments/organisations involved in this aren't doing interviews. I bet they're all in a room having a mass arse-covering, blame-game meeting. Along with a lot of other people. Because they've just ignored valid concerns. It seems though unofficially, some police think there could be around 150 dead. There needs to be proper accountability no matter how many people it affects - not mass pay-offs when people just say sorry because they were incompetent.
  12. Huge fire London building

    Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy says, "the Grenfell Tower search may take months & says he hopes death toll will not be in "triple figures" When you start seeing them saying things like that, I fear they're starting to realise how many people are missing.
  13. Huge fire London building

    If you're watching Sky News now you can see why politicians have to be careful. Sadiq Khan has people shouting abuse at him. People swearing and arguing with each other whilst he's trying to talk to the camera. There's understandably a lot of anger there and a politician could make it worse. He's got 30 odd policeman surrounding him. He's now got a child shouting at him live on Sky, 'how many kids are dead, what are you going to do about it?'. He's handling it quite well.
  14. General Election, June 8th

    Makes you wonder how she'll cope without them. Apparently even cabinet ministers had to go through one of these two if they just wanted to talk to May. Now she's got to go back to all these ministers she's ignored or briefed against, looking as weak as - and she doesn't have any help anymore from the people she's been so dependant on. With Blair you had Campbell and with May these two. They really need to appoint better people as advisers, or, have better checks and balances in place when these people start getting ideas above their station. There's no-way unelected officials should wield this much power and be paid twice the salary of senior MP's who have been voted to office to make these decisions on our behalf.
  15. General Election, June 8th

    When you read about Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill it does make May look really weak. It's like two incompetent arse-kissers were pretty much running the country with her - and have now been found out. It's worrying that these types of unelected people can get so much power. Her former communication's chief even said May employed them to cover over her weaknesses, but it turned out they were even weaker in the same areas.