Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish | Business | The Guardian

Stephen Smith worked at an AT&T call center in Meriden, Connecticut, for over 20 years before the giant telecoms company announced it was closing the city’s three call centers in February 2019.

“At 46 years old, I’m looking for a new job,” Smith said. “They basically told us we either need to move south or lose our job. It was out of the blue. We had no idea.”

Smith and about 90 of his colleagues were offered severance packages or the option to relocate to Georgia or Tennessee. But for most workers who have spouses with their own careers, elderly parents nearby in need of care, or children still in school, relocating on a whim isn’t an option.

These sudden mass layoffs have become increasingly common for workers at AT&T and many other big firms. But it was not meant to be that way.


Source: Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish | Business | The Guardian


NHS workers’ cars stripped of parts as they treat patients in hospitals – Mirror Online

Vandals are damaging NHS staff’s cars and stripping them of parts while they treat patients in hospitals.

Four sites have been targeted in south Wales in the past year, including Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Talbot Green, near Llantrisant.

A car bonnet and a grill was stolen from a white Citreon DS3 there on Thursday between 8.30am and 4.00pm, Wales Online says.

In a separate incident, a bonnet was also stolen off a white Ford Fiesta.

Ellie Kinson works at the hospital and was a passenger with her colleague in the Citroen.

She finished work and arrived at the car to see the window smashed so the bonnet could not be opened.

“My colleague parked her car in the car park around 8:30 roughly, and we finished work at approximately 4pm,” the 25-year-old woman said.


Source: NHS workers’ cars stripped of parts as they treat patients in hospitals – Mirror Online

Single mum denied DWP disability benefits despite having cancer

A stock Statement from a DWP spokesman “We’re committed to ensuring that disabled people get the support they’re entitled to, and PIP is available for those who need help with the costs of additional support for their daily living and mobility needs.

“Universal Credit is available for those who need help with day-to-day living costs, and Ms Lyth is receiving her full entitlement.
“PIP decisions are made following careful consideration of the evidence provided by the individual as well as their GP or medical specialist, and anyone who is unhappy with their decision can appeal.”

However, what does it really mean, not much in effect. It is something to say, but is it meant?
More thought and effort should be given to all applications and ‘lessons learnt’ from the many mistakes that are made. Another stock saying and again is it meant, for the lessons never seem to be learnt.

For it is not appeals that should be pushed, but correct Assessments and decisions made, with appeals being there as a backstock.

Where is the caring, common sense and many other aspects in the process.

For myself it appears that the assessors first action is to refuse a benefit claim and in many instances not correctly doing assessments, for in some there are blantant lies emanating from Assessors for which there are being paid to do.

If an assessment is proved to be wrong is the assessor penalised, I doubt it, but the claimant was.

Govt Newspeak

Single mum-of-two denied DWP disability benefits despite having cervical cancer
Laura Lyth, 30, from Stoke on Trent, was told she does not qualify for a benefit only a month after she completed chemotherapy treatment.

A mum-of-two was turned down for long-term illness benefits – despite having treatment for cervical cancer. Laura Lyth, 30, was assessed for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) less than a month after her final chemotherapy treatment.

But the single mum has received a letter to say she does not qualify for the benefit, reports Stoke on Trent Live . Laura had been forced to leave her teacher training course following the diagnosis and can no longer afford to pay for her son to attend full-time nursery on Universal Credit .

Laura, from Basford, Staffordshire, said: “I applied for support in January after someone from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice advised me to apply because I was struggling to even…

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Trump: Corbyn and Khan are ‘negative forces, not positive forces’ | Euronews

  • Corbyn and Khan are “negative forces,” said Trump.
  • The Labour leader asked to meet Trump but the US president said he turned him down.
  • Trump said the NHS would be on the table during talks.
  • Intelligence sharing with the UK will continue despite Huawei, he said.
  • He added reports of protests against him were “fake news,” saying that he didn’t see any demonstrations.
  • The president said he thought Brexit “will happen and it probably should happen”.

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are holding a press conference outside Downing Street following talks on a post-Brexit deal between the two nations.

When asked his thoughts on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Trump said he did not think he was a “very good mayor” and labelled him a “negative force, not a positive force”.

On the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, who was set to attend protests in the British capital against the president’s visit, Trump said he didn’t know the Labour chief, but that he too was somewhat of a negative force.

He added that Corbyn wanted to meet him, but “I decided not to do that”.

The Labour party put out a statement following the comments with a spokesman saying: “Jeremy Corbyn proposed a meeting with Donald Trump during the president’s visit.

“Jeremy is ready to engage with the president on a range of issues, including the climate emergency, threats to peace and the refugee crisis.”

On the UK’s treasured National Health Service, Trump said that it could be opened up to US competition as part of trade negotiations after Brexit, as “when you’re dealing with trade everything is on the table”.

“I think we are going to have a great and very comprehensive trade deal,” he added.

May paid tribute during her speech to “a precious and profound friendship” between the US and UK, while Trump dubbed it “the greatest alliance the world has ever known”.

The British PM also addressed the issue of China, saying “we cannot ignore actions that threaten our shared interests and values”.

Trump praised the UK leader calling her “a tremendous professional who dearly loves her country,” saying it had been an honour to work with her.

You can watch the full news conference back in the above video player.

‘A substantial and fair deal’

At a business meeting on Tuesday before the conference, Trump said the US is ready to do a “very substantial and fair deal” with Britain after Brexit.

“I think we’ll have a very very substantial trade deal, it’ll be a very fair deal, and I think it’s something we both want to do,” Trump told May at the start of the meeting. “We’re going to get it done.”

May later said she was confident both parties were “committed to an ambitious trade deal” after “positive talks”.

Trump thanked the British prime minister and said he didn’t know her timing [of her departure] but that she should “stick around” to get the deal done.

“I don’t know exactly what your timing is, but stick around. Let’s do this deal,” said Trump.


Source: Trump: Corbyn and Khan are ‘negative forces, not positive forces’ | Euronews

HAHA! Trump Lies About Calling Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ While His Own Campaign Posts The Proof! : PolitiZoom

Abraham Lincoln said, “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” That certainly applies to Trump. He either doesn’t remember calling Meghan Markle nasty or he’s lying about it and expects us to believe his reality du jour. Unfortunately, this story is hitting the press this week, as Trump gathers his spawn and their spouses for an official state visit to the UK. Great preamble to what is already set up to be a ludicrous, if not outright disastrous, episode in diplomatic relations between the UK and the United States.


Source: HAHA! Trump Lies About Calling Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ While His Own Campaign Posts The Proof! : PolitiZoom

Rasmus Paludan: Meet the far-right leader who wants to deport all Muslims from Denmark | Euronews

Convicted of racism, accused of Nazi ties, known for burnings of the Quran… and about to become a Danish MP?

Danish lawyer Rasmus Paludan was little known a few months ago but his far-right party has gained traction ahead of a general election on June 5.

His political movement — Stram Kurs (Hard Line) — calls itself the party for “ethnic Danes”, wants to ban Islam and deport all Muslims from Denmark.

His party is forecast to win 2.3%, according to a recent poll published by Voxmeter, which would be enough to enter parliament.

Hard Line’s rise comes as support for the country’s biggest nationalist movement, Danish People’s Party, has fallen.

“Hard Line’s only agenda is to be extremely tough on refugees, immigrants and Muslims in particular, and that attracts a small group of voters who think anti-immigration policies can always get harder and more radical,” said elections specialist and professor of political science at Copenhagen University, Kasper Møller Hansen.

Since founding his party in July 2017, Paludan has earned a following on YouTube and Snapchat but in recent months he emerged from virtual stardom among teenagers to securing election candidacy by gathering the required 20,000 digital signatures of endorsement from voters.

In April, a Danish court found Paludan guilty of racism after he argued that people from Africa are less intelligent.

Paludan said in a December 2018 video: “The enemy is Islam and Muslims. The best thing would be if there were not a single Muslim left on this earth. Then we would have reached our final goal.”

The foundation of Hard Line is “ethnonationalism” and Paludan says you need at least two grandparents of Danish origins to prove you are Danish.

Martin Krasnik, editor-in-chief of the Danish newspaper “Weekendavisen”, called Paludan a Nazi in a recent editorial. He said that Paludan is “clearly familiar with the Nuremberg laws” from Nazi-era Germany.

Paludan denies having any associations with Nazism.


Source: Rasmus Paludan: Meet the far-right leader who wants to deport all Muslims from Denmark | Euronews

Dad with 6 months to live ‘devastated’ after DWP ask him to reapply for benefits

When will the DWP or more especially the Government realise the suffering they are causing by the stringent rules they have created within the benefit system.

To do nothing of note, which they are effectively doing is not caring, but uncaring.

Uncaring is the impression they are giving and the longer they stay in thier current mode the more uncaring they appear to be, which may be the reality.

Govt Newspeak

Ron Stevenson [below], 69, who is almost completely paralysed, was warned his benefit payments could stop on July 29 if he did not reply to a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions.

A terminally ill man with just six months to live was ‘devastated’ to be told he’d need to reapply for his benefits. Ron Stevenson, 69, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 10 years ago and relies on moderate weekly care payments to supplement his care.

But last month, Ron received a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) calling for him to reapply for his benefits because he is up for reassessment. He says the letter told him if he did not reply his payments would stop on July 29.

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Politics – Trump Staff Demanded Removal Of Warship Bearing John McCain’s Name Before Japan Visit |JONATHAN TURLEY

The White House reportedly told the Defense Department that it needed to send away the the USS John McCain so that it was not around when President Donald Trump visited Japan. Named after Trump’s Republican critic, the ship had to be “out of sight” by the time Trump arrived for a visit to the Yokosuka base. Trump has denied knowing about the order, but did not say that he would find out who issued the order and fire them. The idea of White House staff dictating the movement of warships is extremely serious and the Navy should have refused. These warships have missions and are not props. Moreover, the people serving on these ships are not some collective pariah due to petty politics.

The McCain is an Arliegh Burke-class destroyer and part of the Destroyer Squadron 15 of the Seventh Fleet anchored at Yokosuka Naval Base.

I have actually long opposed the naming of ships (or other public properties) for politicians. I would love to see a ban on such practices. It is a way for agencies to curry favor and budget increases by appealing to the inexhaustible ego of politicians.


Source:  Politics –Trump Staff Demanded Removal Of Warship Bearing John McCain’s Name Before Japan Visist | JONATHAN TURLEY

Remembering the US soldiers who refused orders to murder Native Americans at Sand Creek : The Conversation

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 18 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

The annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run opens at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre near Eads, Colorado, with a sunrise ceremony honoring some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people who lost their lives in the infamous massacre. This brutal assault was carried out by Colonel John Chivington on Nov. 29, 1864.

While the Sand Creek massacre has been the subject of numerous books, much less attention has been given to two heroes of this horrific event: U.S. soldiers Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer.


Source: Remembering the US soldiers who refused orders to murder Native Americans at Sand Creek : The Conversation

Some aspects of being in the EU for the uninitiated

This is the true face of the EU and if we stay within the EU, as the majority of our Parliament seem to wish for, the UK will cease to exist as a country.

Effectively overthrowing the Constitution of the UK, which is in some ways treason.

So remainers are not supporters of the UK, but are truely supporters of a Federal state of Europe, where we will not be in charge of our own destinies.

Our Parliament will be downgraded to something similar to a local authority and maybe less.

If you are a true beliver of the continuing independence of the UK, then leave is the only option, be it a deal which benefits the UK or more likely No Deal.

Yes, No Deal will be dificult, but we will come through, for remain is not an option unless who wish for total rule from Brussels.


Video Link

Kc Kendall
Just general information for people wanting to know the plan for Europe. If you haven’t already, please look into the Kalergi Plan, then Google the fact that they still give out the Kalergi Awards and Merkel won one for opening the boarders to Europe. Next, look how the Lisbon Treaty is going to change in 2022, it’s 2020 in 6 months, if they can delay Brexit for 2yrs (or accept May’s deal!) then we will become an official State of the EU. Lastly, and only for the brave, please watch ”Europa The last Battle” – this will open your eyes to the Kalergi Plan unfolding, rapidly, right in front of your eyes all across Europe RIGHT NOW. It shows why its so important to GET OUT ASAP!!

(do you see how they have been slowly but surely screwing us behind our backs since…

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