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In this short video from RT America, they interview Max Blumenthal on the withdrawal this week from the United Nations’ cultural organisation, UNESCO, by America and Israel. The two countries have claimed that the organisation is profoundly anti-Semitic. He says that the Israelis would far rather have been in the organisation, haranguing it from inside. Blumenthal states that Israel was more or less forced to leave the organisation against its own wishes by Trump’s decision to quit. He makes the point that Washington would never have left it, if they thought it was biased against France or Spain. He also says that America owes UNESCO $500 million, which it now no longer has to pay back. The bigger question, he also suggests, is why Israel was ever allowed into the UN in the first place, considering its Talibanesque destruction of Palestinian archaeology and historic monuments. He also states that the…

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The system should be there to help, but in most instances it only hinders.

When things go wrong they blame the system and on the few occasions things go right the system is not mentioned as the success was not system based, but more likely it would be down to some good human intervention outside the ‘box’.

Unfortunately the processes do not get better as within in time, around age 14 years, transition will commence and that is another whole new venture which creates even more stress and tensions.

Then eventually you access adult social care, but again there is a system which in many aspects is not ‘fit for purpose’.

Unfortunately this is social care, education and health within the UK, hopefully it will improve, but I have been engaging with it for at least the last 40 years and I am still waiting. But then public bodies ate extremely slow to act.

I would suggest you try to find a good support group for at least you will then be with others who are experiencing the same.

I find you need to fight for everything and then occasionally you may see some light.

Teddie may well not be aware that he is different, but then we all are, it is just that some persons could be more different then others. But you need to come through for Teddie.

There are labels and I would suggest use them for your own and Teddies advantage, but be careful who you trust.

You will encounter many disappointments with the authorities, but you are not alone in this as this happens to all of us.

Life with a Bear

image1As the whole house was fast asleep last night (dogs included) I was wide awake annoyed about this letter we received!

Just short of a year ago Teddie was referred to CADU (child assessment & development unit) 11 months later we are still no further forward with no appointment in sight as the commissioning of the child Assessment & Development unit has temporarily been put on hold. 

How the hell can that be possible, how can children be made to wait that long only to be told the service has been put on hold because they want to make cuts, for a child to wait that long surely that shows a need for the unit??

I understand there is a process children have to go through in order to receive a diagnosis but why can’t the child’s paediatrician just be able to give a diagnosis, after all the referral has to come from them…

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The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after she claimed that the UK had “volunteered” to take part in a public UN examination which concluded that her government’s disability policies had caused a “human catastrophe”. Penny Mordaunt was responding to Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Marsha de Cordova, who told the Commons this week that the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities had “condemned” the government’s progress on disability employment. De Cordova had asked Mordaunt if the government would respond to those concerns. The committee’s “concluding observations” report, in August, examined how the UK had implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Among more than 80 recommendations for improvements – a record number for any country being examined by the committee – it was heavily critical of the UK government’s failure to take action to close the disability pay gap and the disability employment

Source: Mordaunt misleads MPs… again | DisabledGo News and Blog


How much do you love your city? And what could be done to improve it as a place in which you work, rest and play?

Source: What do you really think about Sheffield? Fill in our survey – The Star


The equality watchdog has asked the government for significant new powers, including the ability to inspect buildings that are flouting access laws. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it needed stronger powers to hold “powerful and well-resourced” governments and large organisations to account. But it also said that it should be made independent of government, and accountable instead to parliament. The calls came in a blog by the commission’s chair, David Isaac, which was written to mark 10 years since the watchdog was founded. Following his comments, the government told Disability News Service that it had already begun working with EHRC to plan a “tailored review” of the commission, which will look at whether its powers “remain appropriate” and will also consider the issue of its independence. The review is expected to begin in April next year and finish the following month, although it might not be published until 2019. Isaac said in his blog that the commission had

Source: EHRC celebrates 10th birthday with call for new powers | DisabledGo News and Blog


The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes

Source: ‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance | Society | The Guardian


A rally was planned, the FBI was alerted, police showed up. Here’s how Islamophobia in Texas was stoked from an office in Russia.

Source: Stoking Islamophobia and Secession in Texas — from an office in Russia – CNNPolitics


Insecurities across a wide spectrum, including food supply and infrastructure, are going to be severe obstacles

Source: Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why – Salon.com


Is this really how we should expect a, to an all intended purpose, civilised democratic country to act to an, on the whole, a peaceful gathering of persons. The governing and legal authorisations did not wish for this referendum to take place, but the elected assembly of Catalonia did.

Who is right and who’s wrong, or are all both right and wrong? Would it have been detrimental to allow this referendum to take place, for with Scotland the UK did allow, a few years ago, for one to take place.

Catalonia, has for some many years been wishing for its independence from Spain and does have some independence as it does have its elected assembly.

Unity creates strength and a break up could have disastrous consequences for all of Spain, even Catalonia, but should not the will of the people not be sought. Now, what will be the resulting outcome of what appears to be a high handed approach from the Spanish authorities. Could this not have the reverse effect and strengthen the independence cause.

Then there is the Basque question, will there be a strong resurrection re their own conflicts about Basque independence, which, in the past has been very violent and terrorist acts have been committed. This could then extend into France who also have their own Basque question of independence.

This is all occurring while the UK Brexit is proceeding, the resurgence of the far right in Germany and who knows where else in Europe.

Could this be the end of European unity, while the disunity within Europe had some bad consequences in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Could be troubling times within Europe and then there is the Trump effect in America, which in itself could cause major conflicts especially with North Korea.

We say that for the past some 70 years there has been a fair amount of peace, but has there, There was the breakup of Yugoslavia, which created so many conflicts, the Americans and their allies in Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinians, the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, also Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine, the UK with Ireland and Northern Ireland and more. Well, if that is peace, then what is War.

We may soon find out with Trump and North Korea, or will it be a conflict yet to occur.

Let’s hope and pray that for once again we all, or most of us, come through the storm.

Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – Oct.01: Spanish police fire rubber bullets near Catalan voting site: Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum on Sunday and fired rubber bullets at protesters outside a Barcelona polling station #AceNewsDesk reports

Published on October 01, 2017 at 01:09AM: Several people were injured. The officers fired the rubber bullets while trying to clear protesters who were trying to prevent National Police cars from leaving after police confiscated ballot boxes from the voting centre………..The Spanish government has ordered police to stop the voting process, saying it’s illegal………..Catalan officials said 38 people were treated for mostly minor injuries #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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Puerto Rico is dying.Let those words sink in.Three and a half million people are without power, water, fuel, food, and support. This isn’t some uninhabited atoll. This is where I grew up. This is where my family lives. This is my home.And my home is dying. More

Source: Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico

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