‘Rebuilding is part of our resistance’: how Ukraine is bringing Bucha back to life | Ukraine | The Guardian

The town infamous for a massacre at hands of Russia has become a symbol of Ukraine’s reconstruction effort, but experts say the influx of money from the west will bring challenges in such a corrupt country


What is really required is Russia out of all areas of Ukraine, so all of Ukraine can be brought back to life.

Russia or really Putin needs to be dealt with, but his stangle hold on Russia is so strong, currently, lets do hope for not much longer.

He abuses his assumed power like no other.

He has and is committing War Crimes like no others and while he is around no one is safe either in Russia or out of Russia.


Source: ‘Rebuilding is part of our resistance’: how Ukraine is bringing Bucha back to life | Ukraine | The Guardian

‘Absurdity to a new level’ as Russia takes charge of UN security council | United Nations | The Guardian

Monthly rotation of presidency of 15-member council has been unaffected by Ukraine war


This is indeed absurdity and means for the now there is no effective UN Security Council, for instead there will be a UN Non-Security Council.

But then, while Russia is still on the UN Security Council it is not all it should be, but to be led by Russia is totally absurd.


Source: ‘Absurdity to a new level’ as Russia takes charge of UN security council | United Nations | The Guardian

Covid booster vaccine to be offered to millions in England next week | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Care home residents will be first to receive spring top-up jab as infections in England hit 2023 high


This is so welcomed news to many and enforces that COVID-19 has not gone away. For it is believed that COVID-19 is no longer with us by many, for it so still here and will be for a long time to come.

If you are in the groups who are entitled to receive the vaccine, then please do so to ensure you are as protected as much as you can be.


Source: Covid booster vaccine to be offered to millions in England next week | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Donald Trump: polling suggests criminal charges won’t dampen his support

The US constitution would not restrict Donald Trump from running for president, even if he is in the middle of a court case, or was convicted.


Unfortunately all of this is so true and really does show that the US voting system is not what it should be.

Trump has a long history of subverting the US legal system by whatever means at his disposal. He also appears to have the ability to advise his supporters exactly what they wish to hear, even if some of the information he gives them can easily be disproved and at times he says opposing views to different audiences depending on what he feels this wish to hear. But, each audience only hears what they wish to and not what they don’t.

Non-Trump supporters wish this will be the end of Trump, but I feel it will not be, we can only hope that many of his current supporters do, eventually see Trump for what he really is.


Source: Donald Trump: polling suggests criminal charges won’t dampen his support

NDIS mark-ups for people with a disability as bad as wedding price gouging, insiders say – ABC News

Comment from the article ‘Ms Atmore said there were time consuming, costly and “quite stringent” processes that providers within her organisation went through before they could offer services to NDIS participants.”

Usually involving some kind of registration and appropriate standards before they even consider providing work,” she said.
She also said allied health professionals often had to tailor their services to the needs of NDIS participants, which can also take up more time and resources.’

My comment is, surely any organisation should expect costs for registration and have apprpriate standards for to not do so could well mean there is no governance of the organisation and the services they provide. So my concern is what about the organisations not registered are they just doing what they wish to with no consideration of their customers.

With ‘tailoring services to the needs of patients’, surely this should be done in all cases as if not services could be given that are not appropriate.

Unfortunately I feel the instances of unsatisfactory organisations and inappropriate services is much more prolific than it should be in many countries, even in the US with their for profit health care system.

Every organisation should be providing good, if not excellent service and all services provided should be exactly what is required for each individual patient be it provided through a universal free at the point of delivery service or through profit making insurance provision. None should be over priced for anyone, especially for persons with disabilities., but, unfortunately that is not so for many business do increase their prices when they know they will be accepted this is especially so for areas through insurance and when dealing with large national medical organisations.

Many large national organisations may have a stringent process to initially include suppliers onto their list of recommended suppliers, but is this list frequently inspected, if ever to see if ‘value for money’ is still being provided and services just as good and maybe better could be obtained for other and maybe new suppliers.

I don’t know, but I do wish the national medical organisations do so, for all concerned.


Source: NDIS mark-ups for people with a disability as bad as wedding price gouging, insiders say – ABC News

Now we know: in Trump’s fantasy comeback, he’ll be wearing handcuffs | Marina Hyde | The Guardian

In the topsy-turvy world he has created, criminal charges against the former president may be just the boost he needs, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde


We all know what Trump should be wearing and where he should be now living and it is not Mar-a-Lago in Florida or Trump Buildings in New York, but a very secure small unit where he, hopefully could be kept under control wearing similar outfits to others in the secure units.

Whether he will be on this charge or any of the others pending we will have to wait and see.

He will never understand, due to his very limited intellect, but at least America will be saved, until the next inappropriate Presidential Candidate and maybe President surfaces.

Source: Now we know: in Trump’s fantasy comeback, he’ll be wearing handcuffs | Marina Hyde | The Guardian

Afghan war pilot hero: Moment my wife said ‘Flee for your life!’ and I began dangerous escape from Kabul to UK | The Independent

Exclusive: Pilot who fought with coalition forces, fled the Taliban and arrived here by small boat tells his amazing story – as clamour to stop his deportation grows


This is all so wrong and the UK needs to do so much more.

Anyone who put their lives and those of their families at risk should have no problems accessing the UK, so in these instances more safe routes have to be established.

As to the persons accessing in small boats why penalise them, when it should be the criminals who are using these people to make money. Journalists appear to be able to access these criminals so why not the legal authorities, could it be viewed that it is somewhat easier to go after the people coming in small boats than the criminals using these people.

It could be that Rishi is just doing a PR exercise to give some indication that the Government is doing something when in reality they know full well it will not be successful.

Let’s face it who really trust politicians, any politicians.


Source: Afghan war pilot hero: Moment my wife said ‘Flee for your life!’ and I began dangerous escape from Kabul to UK | The Independent

Endometriosis: black women continue to receive poorer care for the condition

Black women are half as likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women.


This is so wrong, especially that studies have concluded that most, if not all Humans originated in now known Africa.

Then there was the formation of medical science, and the mistaken view that the more white a person is means they are more superior, which in many instances led to the slavery from Africa to the Americas in the 16th century. However, there were many instances of slavery from well before then.

Slavery led to the view that some people were more superior to others or that slaves were a commodity without Human Rights.

Could this be a legacy to how black women are viewed in some areas of the medical profession and perhaps other areas. Certainly in some areas of America black persons are not viewed as being equal to white persons, even to this day and many would bring back slavery if they could. But with the abolition of some of the Rights of Women in some states of America and the reversal of Roe v Wade, anything could be possible.

Rights of women, especially Black women need to be greatly improved, so the medical profession take this seriously, but this needs to be seriously taken in very many areas,

Women are just as equal as men and anywhere that this is not so needs to be changed urgently.


Source: Endometriosis: black women continue to receive poorer care for the condition

Trump’s verbal assaults pose risks to prosecutors and could fuel violence | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump has resorted to ‘incendiary rhetoric’ to deter investigations and to rile up his base, experts say, and shows no sign of letting up


Trump is fighting for his political life and it can be assumed he is far from sure he will obtain it through the US democratic voting process, so he is appealing to his supporters to rise and obtain it through mob violence.

If there is any justice left in America then Trump should not succeed in any approach he uses, but have we have seen in some instances America is predictable, hence the ‘gun lobby and others it is not.

Unfortunately some of the Trump supporters have nothing left to believe in, except the retoric of Trump.

If Trump does eventually succeed receiving the Repblican canditure for the Presidency and then become the President for another, then ‘God’ help us all, not just America but the whole World.

We all saw how he left America after his previous term as President and while there as been some recovery, the damage he caused will take some time to reverse. With another term any damage caused may not be possible to reverse for there maybe no World left.

These are very dangerous times for us all and certainly in America all Human Rights will be removed.


Source: Trump’s verbal assaults pose risks to prosecutors and could fuel violence | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Opinion | The AR-15 and other assault rifles should be banned – The Washington Post

A Post investigation underscores the dangers of this weapon of war.


This is all so true and strengthens the belief that many Americas are still in the mindset of the Wild West. Europeans invaded what is now known as America starting from the 15th century but this was more so during the 18th. I say invaded as they were not invited by the indigenous people who populated the area of America from around 15,000 BC.

In the 15th to 18th century it was done more by ignorance than arrogance, but today it is more arrogance than ignorance with the view of ‘gun culture’.

This gun culture was borne out of the invasion and more so with the onwards invasions into the more west of America. There they saw vast open lands which they assumed was for their taking, no thought was given to the indigenous people, except that these people were trying to stop their assumed right to invade and settle in these areas, but these lands had been populated by the indigenous people for 1000s of years.

The gun culture was cultivated and included in the American Constitution of 1789, but times have changed, but not the mindset of many Americans for they still believe in the right to bear arms, in the 2nd Amendment of which there appears to be a number of version, but this is the version ratified by Delaware and used by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller:

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

It was Influence of the English Bill of Rights of 1689, but since then the UK has become more enlightened on guns, which America has not.

Guns of today have progress so much since 1789 but not the mindset of some Americans, so they view they still have a right to say own a AR-15 as they did the much more simpler guns of 1789 but the AR-15 is so much more powerful and thereby so much more destructive. To some extent it could be seen that a AR-15 be used in some sporting context, but surely not for use by any individual for any means they wish to and certainly not to massacre innocent civilians of which there has been 130 incidents so far this year.

Surely some alterations to the gun culture are required, perhaps not to ban guns completely for non-military and non-sporting use, but surely the types relating to AR-15 should be considered. Not to do so will only mean the extent of mass shootings will considerably increase so much more than the 647 in 2022 and many more innocent civilians children and adults will be injured and more so killed.

The arrogance certainly needs to be curtailed for ignorance is no excuse. Yes, there is the right to own guns, but surely this should be superceded by the right to life which has been denied to many innocents killed in America.


Source: Opinion | The AR-15 and other assault rifles should be banned – The Washington Post