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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in Retraining in your 30s   
    My mate retrained as a sparky in his early 30s after his teens and 20s full of weed and being on the dole as a single father. Now he's self employed doing all types of jobs and hasn't looked back. For a while, like a year or so though he was working for a local contractor and on near minimum wage despite being fully qualified from the college.
    He rewired my workshop as one of his assessment jobs. He's got all the testing certs now too. Very doable because there's probably a college nearby to cover the classroom learning...  not as much of an upheaval as finding a uni for a degree course. Do it mate! Having done a fair bit of plumbing myself i reckon an electricians job is probably easier physically than plumbing but probably more technical and definitely more risk. We used to run a sound system doing rave music nights in local clubs and he was horrendously unfit when it came to carrying bass bins up the stairs but manages his sparky job fine so I'd agree it's not that physically demanding.
    I know my mate has had a couple of mains shocks in work- mainly due to weird / dodgy existing wiring arrangements that he was fault finding. He also fell out of someones loft space due to a dodgy loft ladder but i guess that's a risk with any trade lol.
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    charlysays reacted to jd in Retraining in your 30s   
    If you do everything properly (testing) as an electrician you should never get electrocuted it shouldn’t be a occupational hazard at all
    (just for the record I’ve been electrocuted quite a few times and it’s always been my fault cutting corners/laziness or being hungover)
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    charlysays reacted to Tonysco in Impressive physique (WiP) but...   
    Taking something doesn't automatically make you look "juicy"
    Plenty of lean athletes use gear.
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    charlysays reacted to MickeyE in White lives matter   
                         Making Britain great again! 
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    charlysays reacted to MickeyE in White lives matter   
    Good on Lewis! You can tell just by the type of people he's upsetting that he must be doing something right.
    Bring on the knighthood! 
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    charlysays reacted to MickeyE in White lives matter   

     
    Making Britain great again! 
    (never mind the phaggots) 
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    charlysays reacted to Sasnak in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Good post. I was driving at the fact that his is still in the normal range.
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    charlysays got a reaction from Foxnews in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Not quite true re SHBG. SHBG serves an important role in the body and it's level is considered by many to be a health marker. Low SHBG is strongly correlated with metabolic issues including insulin resistance whilst elevated levels may be a sign of liver disease or a thyroid problem. It also prolongs testosterone in the body - guys with low shbg often don't feel very good and if on trt usually need microdosing protocols.
    The best level of shbg is one which isn't low (under 20-25nmol/l) but equally not elevated whilst allowing adequate free testosterone. Mid range is good for shbg, low range or high range not so good.
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    charlysays got a reaction from Foxnews in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Not quite true re SHBG. SHBG serves an important role in the body and it's level is considered by many to be a health marker. Low SHBG is strongly correlated with metabolic issues including insulin resistance whilst elevated levels may be a sign of liver disease or a thyroid problem. It also prolongs testosterone in the body - guys with low shbg often don't feel very good and if on trt usually need microdosing protocols.
    The best level of shbg is one which isn't low (under 20-25nmol/l) but equally not elevated whilst allowing adequate free testosterone. Mid range is good for shbg, low range or high range not so good.
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    charlysays got a reaction from Foxnews in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Boron supplements (10mg daily) show promise in raising free T levels. 
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    charlysays reacted to Sustanation in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Hi buddy
     
    Not bad numbers to be fair, no ethical TRT Dr should treat those numbers, however I think you need to get your testosterone over the 20mark and estrogen a tad lowerAdd in 10,000iu a day of vitamin d3 for 3 months then drop to 5000iu a day forever. 
     
    Also try 500mg a day of calcium-d-glucarate to get your estrogen around the 110 mark. 
    Re test bloods in 12 weeks
     
    Question. 
     
    Did you get your SHBG tested? 
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    charlysays reacted to MrLulz in Medichecks TRT blood test results are in! Advice please   
    Personally I'd expect to feel a bit crap with those levels. 
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    charlysays reacted to monkeybiker in Lol, why do fat ugly 'soyboys' always look like this?   
    I can't stand that guys voice and he talks a lot of bollocks as well
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    charlysays reacted to IronJohnDoe in LEGIT natties only   
    Good physique if natty mate, and I have a avi of me I think that’s enough, no excuses 13% bf end of a bulk, I know, I know, I must look like I don’t even lift based on UK-M
    “3% bf for 260+lbs ready for comps” standards
     
    EDIT: Scratch that I just read you ain’t natty, anyways still good physique
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    charlysays got a reaction from superpube in White lives matter   
    So your advice is simply stop breeding? The cycle of poverty is extremely complex, I suggest you have a read about it rather than laying all the blame for communities being poor on each individual. But if we're to entertain this idea; 50% of pregnancies are unplanned- this is a common enough statistic across the world because humans often lack judgement and are designed to breed. 12% of black Americans have no health insurance and as such contraception is expensive and abortions even more expensive. Condoms are 75% effective in the hands of the average person so you really need two forms of contraception to be safe from pregnancy.  There's your sustained disadvantaged community. Telling people in disadvantaged communities not to breed is not a solution. They could be taught that as part of a wider education, but it is not the magic bullet.
    Do you think George Floyd as a 20 year old talented basketball player on a state level thought "I really want to do an armed robbery before I'm 35".
    I bring up slavery because that is what displaced Africans to America and other countries. Ofcourse tribal leaders sold africans to white slave traders (Pre GCSE History)- it's a simple equation of having someone in charge who doesn't have a moral compass and having a buyer, it's bound to happen. Without slave buyers there wouldn't have been slavery and we were the slave buyers. If we applied your reasoning to war, the deaths would all be the fault of the gun makers rather than the people who bought them and then pulled the triggers.
    "History is irrelevant if you want to move forward". I can't begin to describe how dangerous this idea is. For example; Hitler got the German people to accept Nazism by demonizing minorities amongst other tactics, aided by wider economic problems.  The price for freedom is eternal vigilance and you can't be vigilant if you think that because something happened 75 or 150 years ago (the blink of an eye in the history of humanity) that it doesn't have any bearing on improving everyone's lives in the future.
    Noone is being enslaved now or in living memory but you'd be naive to think that the attitudes resulting from the slave trade didn't result in the formations of the KKK and other white supremacist groups which commited horrible murders purely due to racial hatred well within living memory.
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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in White lives matter   
    As unclezillion said the reason this is not comparable is that the Reading terrorists weren't Police officers who had sworn to serve and protect. This is from the same bag of memes as all the ones using lee rigby, which his family have asked to be taken down as detracting from BLM isn't what he stood for.
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    charlysays got a reaction from unclezillion in White lives matter   
    Here's where we get to the bigger issue surrounding BLM. Black communities are disadvantaged and poor compared to white communities and that breeds criminals. They are a product of their environment and the environment needs to change. Same goes in Australia with their black indigenous people, infact it's worse there in terms of extreme poverty but perhaps not crime.
    Some might say it's not our problem however you have to remember, who brought black slaves to America (or who invaded Australia).... That inhumane period in history initiated the disadvantage that we still see today.
    Some might say, floyd was "just another criminal black American, you reap what you sow". (though we've established already that he wasn't as bad and mean as people, almost exclusively right wingers for some reason, like to make out) ... What about his daughter? Her story hasn't been written yet but if it wasn't for all the crowd funding she too would live a poor and disadvantaged life because of the social economic issues in her wider community. 
    Even as recently as the 1940s - 1960s black people were being mutilated and murdered at the hands of white cops for no other reason than racial hatred- look up the murder of james chaney and the blinding of isaac woodard (who was a veteran who fought for his country). You won't find cases like these with white christian american victims and i suspect that the views which lead to these heinous crimes within living memory haven't been stamped out. 
    The analysis i read on police brutality by race in the US concluded there wasn't enough good quality data to draw a definitive conclusion but that use of lethal force between black and white people was equal, however black were more likely to experience use of unnecessary non lethal force.
     
     
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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in White lives matter   
    As unclezillion said the reason this is not comparable is that the Reading terrorists weren't Police officers who had sworn to serve and protect. This is from the same bag of memes as all the ones using lee rigby, which his family have asked to be taken down as detracting from BLM isn't what he stood for.
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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in White lives matter   
    As unclezillion said the reason this is not comparable is that the Reading terrorists weren't Police officers who had sworn to serve and protect. This is from the same bag of memes as all the ones using lee rigby, which his family have asked to be taken down as detracting from BLM isn't what he stood for.
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    charlysays reacted to unclezillion in White lives matter   
    they were not murdered by the state!
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    charlysays reacted to Sasnak in White lives matter   
    In Leicester where I live they target the bame community to join the police force and it is a good idea in my view to balance the number of officers to reflect the demographics of the city. It’s done through advertising on bill boards, etc.
    Remember quotas in South African sport. It just didn’t work, especially in Cricket. As soon as they got rid of it better black players’ emerged and broke into the national team.
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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in White lives matter   
    You just outlined the reason for BLM in your post. 6 white people killed, 3 black people killed but black people only make up 13% of the US population. As such black people are vastly more likely to die at the hands of police. If my maths are correct 1 or less black person would have been killed in 2019 in the US if things were equal.
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    charlysays got a reaction from MickeyE in White lives matter   
    You just outlined the reason for BLM in your post. 6 white people killed, 3 black people killed but black people only make up 13% of the US population. As such black people are vastly more likely to die at the hands of police. If my maths are correct 1 or less black person would have been killed in 2019 in the US if things were equal.
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    charlysays reacted to unclezillion in White lives matter   
     
     
    aha here we go again right wing assholes blaming the far left for anything they don't like!
     
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    charlysays reacted to MickeyE in White lives matter   
    TBH if they got rid of guns out of society in the US, they would cut violent crime in half over night, across the board.
    The ghettos are awash with guns over there. 
    Cutting guns in circulation to European levels would be the best thing that could ever happen to black communities in the US.
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