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University or Bust! maybe both.

21/10/10
I received a survey form from the BMA today. They estimate that if University fees are uncapped, most newly qualified doctors would face loans of £100,000 once they qualify. The idea of allowing universities to set their own fees must have come from a Government think-tank full of piscine brains.
Anyway, I did the survey. They gave results so far, which were interesting if predictable.
81% of those who replied felt Medicine should be a ‘special’ case. Well, I suppose they would, wouldn’t they?

More thoughts

At my age, I guess I ought to accept there are limitations to what you can do or learn.
Now take clay pigeon shooting.
I've been a few times with friends and because Cleveland has plenty of clubs and places to shoot I decided I'd take it up as a hobby.
So there I am chatting to a bloke who owns a farm and hosts a shooting club.
'Are you into shooting birds?' he said.
I said, 'Yes and no. I can't see the point in shooting dozens of the wee feathered things, just for sport, but I can see myself shooting a a brace of peasants (I thought it was funny, but he didn't notice) and eating them, but more than that, I think it's pointless'

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Sunday 17.10.10
 
To blog or not to blog, now that's the question.
 
Easy Sunday morning. A good day to make defamatory remarks about politicians, the news, people in general.
 
Not a lot. I  acknowledge however that politics is an interesting word. Poly means many in Greek and tics are blood-sucking parasites. Leaves little to the imagination I guess.
 
Anyone who has read my book will understand there may be allegorical associations between the main character's dillemma and those faced by many of us working in the political football we call 'The NHS'.