NATO meets to talk Ukraine at scene of one of its most controversial decisions | Euronews


In 2008, NATO promised that Ukraine and Georgia could join the western military alliance. Russia invaded the latter four months later.

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We all know that Russia can’t be trusted and even more the Russian President Vladimir Putin. For it is his sole wish to not only recreate the Soviet Union, but the Russian Empire.

So, while Putin is around no country in the previous Eastern Europe is safe from Russian invasion, so everyting needs to be done to safeguard the independence of all countries.

Many of these countries are now members of NATO and many others wish to join, but NATO is there as a defensive organisation not as an aggressive one, so all Putin needs  to do is leave every independent country alone and not invade anyone on the pretext that he is safeguarding Russia from NATO invasion, which will not ever occur unless Putin instructs his forces to invade first.

This he did with Crechnia, Georgia, Crimea and now East Ukraine, now none of these areas were in NATO although some wished to be, so Putin got in first or so he thought, but his last invasion could well be his undoing for Ukraine was not going to let Putin’s invasion of East Ukraine without challenging, with the help of Western arms aid, but not Western forces. This aid needs to be continued and much increased to safeguard further invasions by Putin. For if Putin suceeds in the invasion and defeats Ukraine, it will not be long before he embarks on further conquests. So, it is more than essential that the aid is continued and be greatly increased, as Putin only understands power, previously his own assumed power, but now the power of the West in supporting Ukraine with weapons.

He knows he and Russia is no match for the combined West and he will go to any lengths to undermine the West. The West have no wish to harm Russia, but while Russia is controlled by Putin they have no choice and that is why sanctions have been imposed, but they will never invade Russia, unless Putin is foolish and he starts to invade a country in the NATO alliance.

Yes, he could instigate a Nuclear Strike, but, if he does this would immediately trigger a Western Nuclear Strike against Russia, from which Russia would never recover from, so Putin would then be responsible for the annihilation of Russia, which he has no wish to be.

So, the West needs to continue supporting Ukraine with arms to push Russian troops out of all Ukraine and that will be Putin’s humiliation and his eventual downfall. But when this occurs Russia will still have to be watched for whom will be the new President of Russia, lets hope not another aggressor like Putin.

But it is not just the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for there are many war crimes being found in the formerly Russian occupied parts of East Ukraine, which have been done to Ukrainian residents by Russian forces.

So, it is not just the defeat of Russian forces in Ukraine, but the prosecution of those Russian forces responsible for commiting the war crimes which has to be dealt with, with the final responsibilty down to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: NATO meets to talk Ukraine at scene of one of its most controversial decisions | Euronews

Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Vulnerable people have encountered ‘shocking discrimination’ during pandemic, says Mencap charity

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This is greatly worrying, especially as the NHS has been told not to ‘blasnket’ using ‘do not resusitate; without the knowdge of the person or their family. This is very blatent discrimination against persons with disabilities, which to all purpose is illegal, but has anyone been arrested, let alone sentenced. This is extremely wrong and is in no way respecting choice.

Where is the equality, as no one should be more equal tham others. A life is a life an d disabilities should not be a poart of the process, for surely, this is a human right as well as being illegal.

 

Source: Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Odds stacked against it: how social care struggles to compete with supermarkets on pay | The King’s Fund


Pay is a key reason for the social care workforce crisis, says Simon Bottery. Nearly 400,000 careworkers would be financially better off working in supermarkets.

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This articles states the state of how it is for care workers, especially on pay compared to supermarkets a hospital support workers. Pay for care workers is one of the major reasons why there is a distinct shortage of care workers in the UK. This leads to lack of capacity in social care, so many persons in need of social care are unable to receive it, thereby causing many health inequalities, thus causing more impact on the NHS, with conscequences of increasing the crisis in the NHS. This is due to more persons needing access to the NHS due to insufficiencies of social care and so hospital admission are increasing. However, the lack of social care is also affecting discharges, as where a patient will need home care of temporary care home access, there is an insufficiency, hence the discharge is delayed, thereby causing ‘bed blocking’. This then means A&E can’t move patients to wards due to beds unavailable, which in turn means ambulances can’t move patients in ambulances into A&E due to no A&E being full. This then means there is a shortages of ambulances to take new patients to hospitals causing ambulance staff and patients at home great concern that the required help is being considerably delayed, causing not only the distress to patients, but further increasing deteriorations to their health and in a number of instances their deaths.

In all of this the blame is put on hospitals, A&E and ambulances, when the real blame on on non-listening and inactive Governments, being the current and all past Governments.

Put the accountability where it should be on the Government and the respective Government Ministers.

Duty of care is exceedingly important and hospitals, A&E and ambulances are doing all they can and maybe more, but this Government and all previous Governments have not taken on board their own Duty of Care, thus creating many safeguarding concerns which have to be dealt wit, even though there is the insufficiency of funding,, but safeguarding is a main priority and is first for funding. So, the lack of funding resources is being further depleated due to Government inaction and apparent non-concern.

Austerity cuts from 2010 are a major reason why Local authirities are not able to fund social care as it needs to be, which this and previous Government made the austerity cuts and will not reverse them, which is needed immediately and much more.

The deaths related to COVID were monitored, where is the monitoring of deaths from lack of social care, whic h will be far greater than from COVID.

This is abuse of Government power and a dereliction of human rights.

Source: Odds stacked against it: how social care struggles to compete with supermarkets on pay | The King’s Fund

Burglary, robbery and theft victims failed by police – watchdog – BBC News


Unfortunately this lack of police action is nothing news, as many years ago I caught on my CCTV camera a person breaking into my vehicle at the front of my property, even showing his full approach and he was clearly seen as the camera caught him full face.

One Police officer did attend, but no forensics and I did download the footage onto a disc which I gave to the office, but I heard no more.

This was well before the Tory Government cuts to police budgets so this is implying that these incidents are viewed as minor by our police and not worthy of their time and it appears even less so now. So it is a Police force for the few not everyone. No wonder, some people pay for their own security forces, but we are not all in that position financially and with the increases in costs and the stake of the UKs finances many more will not be able to, so it is even more essential that the Police is there for everyone.

 

Source: Burglary, robbery and theft victims failed by police – watchdog – BBC News

Trump now claims FBI agents seized three of his PASSPORTS during the Mar-a-Lago raid  | Daily Mail Online


Donald Trump on Monday claimed his passports were ‘stolen’ in the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago last week, which would mean he could not leave the country.

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Trump is doing what he always does which is inflaming a situation for his own political motives. On one hand he says he wishes to help the DOJ, while in reality he is doing the complete opposite.

If he has done no wrong then why not be compliant and not do all he can to inflame his own base into a resurrection, just as he did on the assault on the Capitol on 6 Jan.

 

Source: Trump now claims FBI agents seized three of his PASSPORTS during the Mar-a-Lago raid  | Daily Mail Online

Trump says ‘temperature has to be brought down’ after Mar-a-Lago search | The Hill


Former President Trump said on Monday that his aides reached out to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to offer “whatever we can do to help,” saying the “temperature has to be brought down”…

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Not often, I agree with Trump but on this occasion I do, but it is what needs and has to be done on what we differ.

Yes, his ‘ aides reached out to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to offer “whatever we can do to help’, but his aides are looking in the wrong direction and wrong people, for Trump’s aides should be looking at Trump to reach out to help the Department of Justice (DOJ) and he, himself, Trump do all he can to help. In doing so he needs to stop ‘pleading the 5th‘ and provide all the DOJ wish him to do, even though it is something he has never done.

He needs to see himself for what he is a ‘failure’, and control his undesirable attributes of misogynistic, racist and many more.

His main successes in business is being made bankrupt 4-6 times, which should mean he is a business failure, but he appears to believe being made bankrupt a business success.

His major, forthcoming success could well be, being to be the only president to be convicted to be a criminal and serve at least one prison sentence.

Source: Trump says ‘temperature has to be brought down’ after Mar-a-Lago search | The Hill

Council adopted ‘restrictive and wrong interpretation’ of Care Act in cutting brothers’ care, finds court – Community Care


A council wrongly stopped funding family holidays for two disabled brothers by adopting a “restrictive and wrong” intepretation of the Care Act 2014. That was the verdict of the Court of Appeal in a judgment last week, in which it rejected an appeal brought by Suffolk County Council against a High Court ruling last year that […]

 

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Local Authorities (LAs) are so poorly funded after 10 years of austerity cuts and then substantial COVID costs that many do all they can to cut costs to spread the meagre funding for social care as far as they can.

This requires that many needs are left unfunded and in doing so risk legal action, but it is far from easy to undertake legal actions against LAs, due to the Government changing Legal Aid eligibility, so many persons with unmet needs fail because of LAs underfunding and them trying to spread costs further and then the person with unmet needs not being able to bring legal remedies due to the limited eligibility criteria.

This and previous Governments doing all it can to ensure vulnerable people will have many unmet needs outstanding.

But do they care, well not for the vulnerable people.

 

Source: Council adopted ‘restrictive and wrong interpretation’ of Care Act in cutting brothers’ care, finds court – Community Care

Johnny Depp’s ex Ellen Barkin claims there was a ‘world of violence’ around the actor | Daily Mail Online


Ellen Barkin said that there was a ‘world of violence’ around Johnny Depp in a deposition that wasn’t aired at his $100m libel trial with Amber Heard.

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This shows there could have been more of a ‘ring of truth’ in Heard’s testimony, But, Depp is a good Actor, so they say, well he was at the trial.

Source: Johnny Depp’s ex Ellen Barkin claims there was a ‘world of violence’ around the actor | Daily Mail Online

US faces new era of political violence as threats against lawmakers rise | House of Representatives | The Guardian


Members of the House will now get up to $10,000 to upgrade their home security as experts warn such threats endanger the health of US democracy

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It should be, without saying that violence of any nature should never be condoned and especially violence to anyone doing their job of work.

However, these days violence appears to be coming a ‘norm’, when it should never be. This appears to be occurring in all countries, be it left or right wing factions and everyone should be working against this trend continuing, especially those in some area of leadership and power of influence.

But, it appears America, to some extent, is an instigator of violence, with some persons in legislator areas, both past and present, actively encouraging violence to persons who don’t represent the same views of them without any apparent fear of arrest and prosecution. This only creates the impression to those whose reactions to be violent are their prime actions to do so. This has to be wrong completely and if allowed to continue will certainly lead to escalation of violent actions leading to eventual disintegration of Law and Order.

Yes, there is freedom of speech, but not to the extent of creating violence to others.

America holds the belief that it is the ‘land of the free’, but it should be free within restrictions so that the human rights of all concerned are respected and not just for the most powerful.

Democracy and Liberty for everyone not just a stated few.

Source: US faces new era of political violence as threats against lawmakers rise | House of Representatives | The Guardian

Sally Ann Hart says disabled people should be paid less as ‘they don’t understand money’ | Metro News


A horrified audience loudly shouted ‘shameful’ as Sally-Ann Hart spoke about people with learning disabilities.

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This is blatant discrimination and Sally-Ann Hart should be taken to task about it and it should not be ignored. Yes, plenty is being said, but are any actions being taken against Sally-Ann under the Equality Act 2010 and, if, not why not.

Blanket judgements are wrong in all respects, as why does not understanding money have anything to do with how much a person is paid for a task done. Surely the payment should relate to the task and not the person. Also, there are many people who don’t understand money and they will not have learning disabilities or autism so, should they also be paid less, well according to Sally Ann, maybe so, but she would never say that.

Picking on persons with LD and autism is so, wrong and could be that this is an indication of her views on disability, for which she should be prosecuted for, in making that statement.

 

 

Source: Sally Ann Hart says disabled people should be paid less as ‘they don’t understand money’ | Metro News