i'm melting! melllltinnnnnngggggg....
you can't make this stuff up:
An EU directive that could force bosses to make daily risk assessments about the strength of the sun is being debated this week in the European Parliament. If it is passed, all employers with staff working outdoors would need to look every day at the levels of radiation to which their employees could be exposed and devise an action plan to minimise health risks.

The thing that strikes me about this is, generally, who spends almost all of their workday in the sun? Aside from pool/amusement park workers, the only folks I can think of are construction workers, roofers, landscapers, etc.
And I'm thinking that if some pencil-necked EU weenie is going to chase down the 250lb ex-linebacker ex-con that mows the grass in front of my apartment complex with a bottle of SPF 60, he's not going to get a very welcome reception. They can write the laws, whatever folks are running the place are going to say "Okay, from now on, you have to re-apply the stuff in this pink bottle every half hour, and make sure you get plenty of shade out there on your steel girder 30 stories up." But somehow I think there's an execution flaw at the bottom, in that in my experience most construction workers don't much care for being treated like a delicate schoolgirl.
But, this is Europe we're talking about; maybe French construction workers are delicate wilting flowers.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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