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Public Address 22/09/04 - The Pain

PUBLIC ADDRESS 22/09/04 - The Pain

The Pain | Sep 22, 2004 11:45
Russell Brown's Hard News

Nick Smith has an interesting story in this week's Listener on forensic psychiatrist Yolande Lucire. It's just a shame that she's completely full of sh*t. Lucire holds that what we know as repetitive strain injury is really a form of workplace hysteria, urged on by self-interested persons in the "occupational...,

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What About the Workers? | Sep 21, 2004 17:19
David Slack on his own account

I'm pretty scruffy at running a diary. It really is pathetic. I spend most of my day in front of a PC that could easily do the job. If were to I walk half a dozen paces away from the PC, I could enter the necessary information in a diary..,

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