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Big Bertha Thing total postings 479.

 
Total postings  5/2/00  5536 4403 2803 2821 1122 4205 973 915 1044 2657 360 245
sci.astro                 47  425  190   47   37   18  59 155  219    . 171  87
sci.math                  12    7    1    .    1    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
sci.physics             1252    6   44    .    1    .  48   .   84    5   3   .
sci.chem                1699    .    .    .    .    .   1   .    6    .   .   .
sci.optics                74    1  126    .    .    .   .   .  361    .   4   .
sci.archaeology            .    7    .    .    7    .   .   1    .    .  69   .
sci.astro.amateur          1 1189  852    .    1    .   1   .    .    .   .   .
sci.space.policy           2   11    1    .    2    .   . 438    .    .   .   .
sci.space.tech             .    .    .    .   63    .   . 144    .    .   .   .
sci.physics.particle      13    .    .    .    .    .   1   .  100    .   .   .
sci.physics.electromag    24    .   12    .    .    .   .   .  113  342   2   .
sci.physics.relativity    13    .    .    .    2    . 776   .  135    .   .   .
sci.geo.satellite-nav      .    .    .    .    .   18   .   .    .    .   .   .
alt.sci.physics           43    .    2    .    .    .   .   .    1    5   4   .
alt.sci.seti               .    .    .    .    .   12   2   .    .    .   .   5
sci.astro.seti             .    .    .    .    .    7  16   .    .    .   .  36
alt.astronomy              1   33  175    .    .    .   6   .    .    .   .   .
alt.sci.planetary          2    9    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   1   .
swnet.sci.astro            .  222    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
sci.anthropology.paleo     .    .    .    .  377    .   .   .    .    .   1   .
se.vetenskap.astronomi     .   89    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
 

Total postings 5/2/00 13955 4667 2432 1804 740 610 637 523 386 254 145 206 sci.astro 1459 86 58 85 81 42 50 1 7 1 27 . sci.math 368 . . 4 . 2 3 . . . . 110 sci.physics 954 13 12 620 3 1 . 37 3 29 1 7 sci.chem 3 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . sci.optics 2 . 30 . 2 . . 38 . 67 . . sci.archaeology . . 3 . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.amateur 39 . 1 . 19 . . . . . 11 . sci.space.policy 88 22 656 . 60 10 . . . . . . sci.space.tech 13 . 80 . . 18 . . . 7 1 . sci.physics.particle 9 . . . . . . . 11 . . . sci.physics.electromag 2 . 1 2 1 . . 79 . 10 . 6 sci.physics.relativity 220 . . 29 1 . . 2 7 . . . sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics 39 . . 5 . . . 1 68 . . . alt.sci.seti 24 . . . . . . . 105 . 22 . sci.astro.seti 48 . . . . . 6 . 24 . . . alt.astronomy 40 . . . 5 . . . 2 . . . alt.sci.planetary 46 1 4 . . 6 . . . . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . . . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 6445 2965 1768 1694 2096 3441 1821 1047 809 766 717 481 sci.astro 54 599 520 12 . 12 5 8 8 . 1 1 sci.math . . . 1052 2 21 1 702 6 74 623 . sci.physics . 6 . 13 384 910 . 12 178 3 7 12 sci.chem . 3 . 8 . 3 . 4 79 . . . sci.optics . 1 . . . 3 . . 2 . . . sci.archaeology . . . . . . . 2 . . . . sci.astro.amateur . 388 2 5 . . . . . . . . sci.space.policy . . 4 . . 3 . . . . . . sci.space.tech . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.particle . . . . 2 76 . 1 14 . . . sci.physics.electromag . . . . 1 7 . . 12 . 1 . sci.physics.relativity . 1 . . 259 8 . 1 21 . 1 . sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . . 3 . . . . alt.sci.physics . 5 1 5 472 50 . 3 34 . . 100 alt.sci.seti 25 . . . . . 225 . . . . . sci.astro.seti 23 . . 1 . . 100 . . . . . alt.astronomy . . 8 5 2 1 . . . . . . alt.sci.planetary . . 167 . . . . . 1 . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . . . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 22254 10438 9722 3405 2661 1736 1195 384 346 211 397 224 sci.astro 241 1 320 104 219 366 . . 2 . 30 58 sci.math 121 30 207 12 2 . 1028 1 176 110 3 . sci.physics 7739 104 6280 734 23 22 14 244 36 5 51 9 sci.chem 61 1 51 . . . . . . . 4 1 sci.optics 23 . 16 2 1 8 . . . . . 3 sci.archaeology . . 8 . 1 . 1 . . . . . sci.astro.amateur . 4 33 . 5 693 . . . . 3 . sci.space.policy 43 29 78 4 1 8 . . . . 17 1 sci.space.tech 4 . 11 1 . . . . . . 6 . sci.physics.particle 993 . 40 3 1 2 . . 18 . . . sci.physics.electromag 40 . 40 49 . 3 . . . . . . sci.physics.relativity 6386 3 132 813 15 1 . 3 . 2 1 1 sci.geo.satellite-nav 1 . . . . . . . . . 19 . alt.sci.physics 159 . 126 128 . . 6 1 . 1 77 . alt.sci.seti . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . sci.astro.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.astronomy . 1 36 21 7 7 . . . . 39 . alt.sci.planetary 2 . 21 . 3 6 . . . . 3 . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . . . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 10340 7025 5938 5769 3100 2190 1836 428 941 355 265 231 sci.astro 4 10 9 . 23 . 3 . 56 3 . 3 sci.math 8 14 67 1 28 . 6 228 11 3 17 . sci.physics 675 779 396 247 930 823 117 155 116 286 180 13 sci.chem . 3 1 . 3 . . . . . . . sci.optics . 3 . . 2 . . . . . . . sci.archaeology . 2 1 . . . 2 . . . . . sci.astro.amateur . . . 4 4 . . . . . . 23 sci.space.policy . . . . 1 . 48 . . . . . sci.space.tech 15 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.particle 6 9 1 1 8 . . . 1 . . . sci.physics.electromag 3 1 2 1 372 . . . 3 8 . . sci.physics.relativity 1797 39 733 2 39 2 1 . 417 3 66 1 sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics 3 25 18 . 27 . . . . 14 . 3 alt.sci.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.planetary . . . . 2 . . . . . . 3 swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . . . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 1714 1513 3768 4351 9841 9529 3139 143 142 125 113 159 sci.astro 6 160 136 . . . 778 . . . 2 . sci.math 391 . . . 4 11 . . . 1 . . sci.physics 434 132 71 1 117 . . 114 23 64 34 16 sci.chem 11 . . . . . . . 1 . . . sci.optics 2 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.archaeology . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.amateur . . 10 . . . 1419 . . . . . sci.space.policy . 2 . . . . . . . . . . sci.space.tech . 25 . . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.particle 1 . 23 . . . . . . . 1 . sci.physics.electromag 3 . 24 . . . . . 11 . 5 . sci.physics.relativity 15 141 295 . . . . 1 . . 36 2 sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . 4072 . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics 24 12 44 . 1 . . 14 1 12 10 137 alt.sci.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.astronomy 1 6 274 . . . . . 1 . . . alt.sci.planetary . 4 . . . . . . . . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . 4 . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 15222 5010 4861 6848 4769 3943 3981 820 862 556 466 422 sci.astro 178 14 134 . 6 14 57 2 23 2 . . sci.math 30 . . . . 1 . . . . . . sci.physics 2239 . 12 . . 5 6 . . . . 3 sci.chem 25 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.optics 5 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.archaeology 2 . . . . . 1 . . . . . sci.astro.amateur . 2 5 . 1 3 80 . 4 . . . sci.space.policy 18 2457 322 17 2621 936 1278 760 493 427 111 74 sci.space.tech . 45 725 . 95 118 130 3 65 1 . 6 sci.physics.particle 8 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.electromag 15 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.relativity 57 . . . . . . . . . . 1 sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . 58 . . . . . alt.sci.physics 143 . 2 . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.astronomy 26 . 2 . . . 2 . . . . . alt.sci.planetary 1 4 147 . 12 3 4 . 21 . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . . . . . . . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 3687 3493 1668 1213 1760 1543 1501 450 269 183 162 87 sci.astro 26 . 3 6 160 54 30 2 . 4 . 6 sci.math . . . . . . . . . . 2 . sci.physics 11 2 . . 31 2 39 6 . . 3 . sci.chem . 573 . . . 1 117 . . . . . sci.optics . . . . . 633 . . . . . . sci.archaeology 20 . . . . 2 . . . . . . sci.astro.amateur 8 . 7 1 3 2 271 . 6 . . . sci.space.policy 471 . 1274 940 164 . 13 192 89 94 . 58 sci.space.tech 88 . 4 42 . . . 26 8 11 . . sci.physics.particle . . . . 3 3 2 . . . . . sci.physics.electromag . . . . . 2 . . . . . . sci.physics.relativity . . 1 . 1 3 1 . . . 32 . sci.geo.satellite-nav 1 . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics . . . . 2 1 . . . . 51 . alt.sci.seti 2 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.astro.seti . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.planetary 4 . 1 1 41 1 2 . . . . 17 swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo 22 . . 5 . 3 . . . . . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 17587 7903 6693 6512 7757 5696 4448 758 797 585 684 331 sci.astro . . 13 . . 143 15 9 14 . 5 1 sci.math 3 18 5 531 . 125 2 9 . . 1 . sci.physics . 1 399 16 119 1366 269 261 2 . 19 19 sci.chem . . . . . . . 4 . . . . sci.optics . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.archaeology . 3 . 1396 . . . . . 5 . . sci.astro.amateur . . . . . 4 . . 2 . . . sci.space.policy . . 2 . . . . . . . . . sci.space.tech . 47 3 . . . . . . . . . sci.physics.particle . . 4 . 23 63 5 . . . . . sci.physics.electromag . . 8 4 . 12 9 2 . . 12 . sci.physics.relativity . 4 4408 . 7442 2604 3904 102 . . 603 297 sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics . . 10 . . 31 23 1 . . . . alt.sci.seti 173 . . . . . . . 417 . . . sci.astro.seti 8 . 1 . . . . . 134 . . . alt.astronomy . . . . . 2 . . 1 . . . alt.sci.planetary . . . . . 3 . . . . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.anthropology.paleo . 325 . 16 . . . . 27 211 . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total postings 5/2/00 11120 4168 2993 2584 1870 2863 1176 160 585 146 106 116 sci.astro 18 . . 14 1 10 . . . . . 2 sci.math 8 2 . 1 4 . . . . . . . sci.physics 154 20 . 544 21 . . 19 . . 66 . sci.chem 2 . . . . . . . . . . . sci.optics . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.archaeology 1 . 1 . . . . . 5 1 . . sci.astro.amateur . . . . . . . . . . . 40 sci.space.policy . . . . . . . . . . . . sci.space.tech . . . 3 . . . . . . . . sci.physics.particle . . . 9 . . . . . . 26 . sci.physics.electromag . . . 47 1 . . 1 . . . . sci.physics.relativity . 186 . 960 632 . . 132 . . 4 . sci.geo.satellite-nav . . . . . . . . . . . . alt.sci.physics . 4 . 11 . . . . . . . . alt.sci.seti . . . . 5 1038 . . . . . . sci.astro.seti . . . . . 50 . . . . . . alt.astronomy . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . alt.sci.planetary . . . . . . . . . . . . swnet.sci.astro . . . . . . . . . . . 2 sci.anthropology.paleo . . 2553 . . . 686 . 211 128 . . se.vetenskap.astronomi . . . . . . . . . . . 2

publication see sci.astro 13th January 2000 postings see sci.astro 17th January 2000
publisher see sci.astro 20th January 2000 (DSS letter)
runner see sci.astro 24th January 2000
designer see sci.astro 27th January 2000
today see sci.astro 3rd February 2000

Big Bertha Thing mayor

4th October 2000
ex-GLC LPFA/DETR pension rights abuse case
Mr.Ken Livingstone
Mayor of Greater London
Dear Sir,
Local Government Pension Scheme Appeal
In their letter of 12th May 2000, the DETR upheld my appeal. I would be gratefull for the opportunity to summarize subsequent events.

I had applied for early retirement on medical grounds, to the LPFA. My last appeal was to the DETR. They upheld my appeal and instructed LPFA to grant me an independant medical review. The grounds were that the LPFA Medical Advisor was under qualified and not independant enough. Their decision was final and they would not discuss the matter further. Any further appeal would be to the Ombudsman.

The LPfA Director claims that the LPFA Medical Advisor is qualified and shows a letter discussing the qualification. He claims that due to this, the instruction is void and he proposes to take no further action.

DETR was the statutory supervisory body for the LPFA.
LPFA is the statutory successor authority to the GLC.
The Ombudsman has no authority to enforce his judgement on the LPFA.

Under the GLC, the final appeal was to a committee of members of the council. Upon abolition by statutory transfer, the final appeal was to be to the Secretary of State for DETR; Mr.John Prescott MP.
Since July 2000 the LPFA is directly accountable to Mr.Ken Lingstone. Would you please sort out this problem for me. I enclose below some of my correspondence with the DETR and DHSS, as background.
Thanking you in anticipation of your kind attention to this matter. Thank you,
Tony Lance

Big Bertha Thing minister

8th February 2000
For the Attention of Mr. John Prescott,
Government Minister,
Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions,
Local Government Pensions Division,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions,
Dear Mr. Prescott,
Local Government Pension Scheme (LPGS)
I claim my right of appeal to you, as Secretary of State. This was notified to me by the Director of Operations of the LPFA, in his letter of 5th January 2000, which is enclosed. The appeal is against the decision not to allow me an early retirement on medical grounds.

Both the officers, who have dealt with my appeal, have made comments which are prejudicial. My doctor has said that in his view, I will never work again. Their view was that the medical grounds are insufficient and that my background notes to the case are immaterial, sight unseen.

Given that I have the right to attach these notes to the medical report of my doctor, to maintain that they are immaterial sight unseen, negates my right. Since my right is statutary, granted by the mother of parliaments, it should stand and the notes be deemed material evidence.

Please find enclosed copies of my letters to the LPFA dated 25th October 1999 and 2nd December 1999. These together with my letter of 29th April 1999 to DHSS provide a summary of the case, which will let you decide whether to proceed further.

The two prejudical comments are given below.

Extract from letter dated 8th November 1999.
From LPFA doctor to LPFA officer. Quote
I regret that the enclosures with your letter were not complete, I only received the first page of Mr Lance's letter of appeal, but none the less, having reviewed the medical evidence which I have received in this case, I do not wish to amend or add to my medical report dated 14th October 1999.
Unquote

Extract from letter dated 13th December 1999.
From director to LPFA doctor. Quote
In your letter of 8th November you refer to a "missing page" from Mr Lance's letter as copied to you. This is now attached and I shall be obliged if you are able to confirm that this would have had no material bearing on your opinion. Unquote

On the bi-focals, mentioned in my letter of 25th Octeber 1999 to LPFA. It took me two years to find out, that they are not bi-focals. I said I had trouble with the eye test and nobody believed me. I can get a refund from the optician.

This brings me to another grounds for appeal. It is a catch 22 situation, where they think that I am too sick to know, that I am sick enough to claim early retirement. They are trying to do a "Monty Python Dead Parrot Sketch" job on me, like the optician did.

You will probably remember how this goes.
Close enough quotation.
I want a refund, for this parrot you sold me?
What's wrong with it?
It's dead.
When did it die?
It was dead, when you sold it to me.
Was it on it's perch, when we sold it to you?
Yes.
Then it must have been alive. How did it stay on it's perch?
It was glued on.
Then how do you know it's dead?
It fell off. It's not even a parrot.
Of course it's a parrot, it's green isn't it?
It's painted green.
End of quotation.

On you being a minister of the crown. Your bill to turn a statute into guidelines is a bit of a "dead parrot" job. Guidelines are based on good faith and statutes are based on bad faith. The statute states that local government authorities shall not "intentionally promote homosexuality" nor "the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship." Anybody sitting down to teach schoolchildren respect for unspeakable acts, as a form of family life, cannot be said to be acting in good faith. It is to be put to a free vote of like minded politicians; opticians to a man.

Thanking you in anticipation of your kind attention to this matter and looking forward to the favour of your reply.
Thank you,
Tony Lance
ex-branch president
Boilermakers Trade Union(GMB)

Big Bertha Thing application

25th October 1999
LPFA
Dear Sir,
Re: LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME.
Further to your letter of 18th October 1999, rejecting my application for early retirement on medical grounds. I am writing to appeal against your decision, on the following grounds;-
1. Question of Procedure.
2. Question of Fact.

Twice during the 21 day period to inspect the medical report, I called at the surgery after 4.30 pm, to be told it was out of office hours, so not available. The third time, I called at 10.30 am on 18th October 1999, to be told that the 21 days had expired and the report had already been sent. It was dated 29th September 1999, which by my reckoning was the 20th day since it became available. This being said, there was no opportunity to attach my notes. Hence the procedure had not been complied with.

The report itself, was the first time I had heard of the diagnosis of sciatica, the three months duration or the infrequent attendance at surgery. In view of this, I would ask you to bear with me, while I go through the facts of the case.

On 3rd April 1996, I was told by my doctor, that the strong pain in both legs was caused by a pinched nerve in my back, which caused my legs to be inflamed.

I was prescribed 14 No. Voltarol Retard 100 mg tablets, for inflamation. 8 days later the pain stopped, so I still have 6 tablets left.

Since then and continuously for over three years, I have had three well defined symptons as follows;-
  1. I cannot do mental or physical work, for longer than 30 minutes per day.
  2. I cannot stand still for longer than 10 minutes, without getting dizzyness and palpatations.
  3. I cannot sit still for an eye test for longer than 7 minutes, without distress and my eyes going out of focus.
The latest symptom and one which causes me most concern, is that I cannot read a brand new science fiction book by a favourite author. I recently returned 12 such books to the library unread. They had been accumulated over a period of months.

Background circumstances;-
  1. 14th October 1990 redundant from job as senior computer programmer.
  2. 1991 to 1994 successfully completed first four years towards University degree in Mathematics degree course and awarded Dip.Math.
  3. 1995 withdrew from 12 hours per week course, due to family problems.
  4. 1996 unable to complete even one homework of 6 hours per week course, did not take exam and failed course.
  5. 1996 fence repairs of 7 hours, actually took 3 weeks at 30 minutes per day.
  6. I have spent 6 years on the dole and 3 years on the sick.
  7. MED4 long term sickess note for DSS, simply said general debility.
  8. DSS medical exams conducted three times, all with mention of symptoms and tablets. Passed all work fitness test, as unfit for work each time.
  9. 4th DSS medical exam deemed unnecessary by DSS, as I was unfit for work.
  10. Since I was not receiving treatment, frequent attendance at surgery was never mentioned by my doctor.
  11. Since 1955 I have been under ENT, with yearly appointments for ear infections due to mastiod cavity following operation.
  12. I have stopped wearing my hearing aid, due to increased frequency of infections.
  13. I have been unable to wear my bi-focals from new, since 2 out of 4 lenses are out of focus and neither form a useable pair of lenses.
  14. I also use a walking stick, inside and outside the home.
I regard both the tablets and the bi-focals as factual evidence, that would stand up in a court of law or medical enquiry.

Trusting that this appeal will be in order and looking forward to the favour of your reply.
Thank you,
Tony Lance

Big Bertha Thing appeal

2nd December 1999
Director of Operations,
LPFA
Dear Sir,
Local Government Pension Scheme (LPGS)
Further to your letter of 25th November 1999 and our telephone conversation yesterday, regarding my second appeal.

In your letter you mention that my reservations were conveyed to your doctor. This was in fact, not the case. In his letter of 8th November 1999, to your colleague, what he said is given in the extract below.

"I regret that the enclosures with your letter were not complete, I only received the first page of Mr. Lance's letter of appeal, but none the less, having reviewed the medical evidence which I have received in this case, I do not wish to amend or add to my medical report dated 14th October 1999."

I would thank you for your assurance that my letter of appeal dated 25th October 1999 and my letter to DSS of 29th April 1999 would be taken into account, in your current independant review of my second appeal, following the rejection of my application.

I would confirm that there is no further medical evidence to come. There are, however, two incidents, which may have some bearing. One DSS doctor asked me why I have had no tests done. I replied that my doctor already knew what it was. It was a pinched nerve in my back causing my legs to be inflamed. Another DSS doctor went so far as to lie me down and examine my legs, to see if they were inflamed. I was not told the result, but passed my all work fitness test, as unfit for work.

I trust that this will be in order and look forward to the favour of your reply.
Thank you,
Tony Lance

Big Bertha Thing poem

 
Some Days, Then Some
by Tony Lance


I've had better days, he thought and said. When I could get my sorry butt out of bed. When I wasn't mistook for as good as dead. When they didn't fill my boots with all that lead.

There are days sometimes, of sunshine on my head. Windswept shores viewed from along a beachy-head. Carefree larks, in a clearly blue sky, over-head. Then of course, I became a headmaster, the old man said.