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

Kim Kardashian is ‘disgusted’ by claims ex Kanye West showed nude photos of her to employees | Daily Mail Online


An insider says reality star Kim Kardashian is ‘disgusted’ by claims that her ex-husband Kanye West showed off nude photos of her to his former employees.

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While I am no supporter of Kim Kardashian, no one should be subjected to this form of abuse, for abuse it is and just goes to prove that everyone needs to be extremely careful what you allow anyone to see of you, for, in effect, no one can really be trusted. When love is no more and even when it is trust is something that can never be guaranteed.

Source: Kim Kardashian is ‘disgusted’ by claims ex Kanye West showed nude photos of her to employees | Daily Mail Online

Charlene White and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’s other Black female contestants never stood a chance | The Independent


This series of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ has seen its only two Black female contestants booted from the show first – keeping alive an odd tradition that’s affected everyone from Alison Hammond to Adele Roberts. Nicole Vassell asks how long the show can choose to ignore it

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I must say I am no fan of ‘I’m a Celebrity and this, apparent racist connection only makes me more so and it’s applied connotations to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ again not a favourate programme of mine, as I an no fan of any reality programme, so the apparent coming back of ‘Big Brother’ is filling me with dread.

But, apparent racism in the reality voting is even more of a dread.

The UK is and always will be a multicultural country and in my opinion far better for it. But, racism in any form needs countered for it is an unhealthy experience, especially for persons who are non-white.

Without a strong multiculturalism the UK will fail to exist and many professions are totally reliant on non-white inclusion. The NHS for one the care profession for another and many more.

But there are many professions where racism appears to be rife and not only racism, but, also accounts of gender discrimination. One only has to look at the Police and especially the MET Police and now apparently the Fire Brigade, or is it only the London Fire Brigade, we will have to wait and see.

We import a lot from America, but their concentration on racism is one that we should not.

Unfortunately, racism will never go away, as there will always be, I hope a very small number of racists and not only in the white communities for all communities have some degree of racism in them, but the attitudes of the white population go a long way to breed racism in other cultures.

We all should be viewed and treated as equals, with race, gender, disability, sexuality and others not being countered in the way we react to each other for there are good and not so good in all areas of life and we should all embrace each other.

It makes life for everyone so much easier, especially in these dark days of ecconomic disparity for we all need each other.

Lets make the UK a great place to be for everyone and use that as an example to other countries where their way of life may not be as good.

Source: Charlene White and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’s other Black female contestants never stood a chance | The Independent

Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent


Exclusive: Fifa has assured national federations that fans displaying the rainbow colours associated with support for the LGBTQ+ community will no longer be stopped by security staff at World Cup venues

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FIFA have shown that they have no respect for football as football should be non-political but in awarding the World to Qatar they made it so.

The right to view and attend the World Cup is everyone’s right and to give the World Cup to a country where it was obvious the this freedom would not be there was completely wrong.

Source: Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent

Sky News: Ukraine war: Eleven volunteer soldiers killed in Russian military firing range shooting, Kremlin ministry of defence says


https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-eleven-volunteer-soldiers-killed-in-russian-military-firing-range-shooting-kremlin-ministry-of-defence-says-12721651

Putin is continuing to lose on all fronts, when will the Russian population come to realise that the only enemy of Russia is their own President Vladimir Putin. He is the only cause for the Russian troops being killed and the increasing criticism of Russian activities in Ukraine.

The once believed respect for Russia is continuing to be eroded and Putin is totally to blame for this. His unnecessary and totally unfounded invasion of Ukraine should never have taken place. But Putin’s total control of the Russian media means that the Russian population are being forced fed totally unproven and extremely incorrect information regarding Ukraine and its actions towards Russian supporting residents in Ukraine.

But by Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine it is so much more likely that Ukraine will become a member of NATO as will other countries bordering Russia who are currently not NATO members.

As to Putin’s threats to ‘nuke’ Ukrainian troops attacking illegal Russian troops in Ukraine should this occur it will also mean that nearby areas of Russia will also be affected by nuclear contamination thereby inflicting more Russian deaths, that will be Putin’s eventual epitaph, as the only Russian President to inflict nuclear contamination and deaths onto Russians.

The Russian population needs to urgently be enlightened that they are in very grave danger from Putin. For the sake of sanity Russia and it’s population need to be safeguarded for their own protection. Their enemy is not Ukraine and the West, but their very own President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin supporters.

There are terrorists in Russia, but they are President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin associates.

The Human Rights of Russians are not being respected by their own President Vladimir Putin.

My Life


My life as now considerably changed. My wife died just 2 years and one week ago on 26 September 2020 and now has our beloved daughter on 4 October 2022. It is believed that she had a Grand Mal seizure from which she never recovered, although her carers, Paramedics and A&E did all they could. She stopped breathing from 3pm on Tuesday and did not recommence. CPR compressions were commence immediately as was requesting emergency assistance, which arrived within 15 mins by 2 ambulances with 4 paramedics in attendance. Perhaps not within the official target times, but in these days of much crisis, very much quicker than I had expected. However, a Post mortem will be required, thereby delaying further arrangements until done and hopefully an Inquest will not be required. We do complain about our NHS, but we would be so much worse without it and they do so well with the limited resources that have had over many years. Yes, many improvements have been sustained, but much more could be achieved with sufficient funding. Health are still having to find areas to cut back on, supposed making savings in areas. but, in reality there are no savings to be made and cuts in many essential services are being done to achieve these so called savings. Adding to this is the very severe crisis in socal care, both in local authorities and all areas of the social care sector, here, again cuts are having to be made, when in reality the opposite needs to occur. Currently, only critical care is main being considered, when to be really effective all need to be, moderate and below, for by not doing so needs do become critical in a very short time. If, needs have been dealt with well before, then the move to critical could well have been diminished or not even occur. By not funding this places excessive burdens on health and much so on NHS resources, thus adding the health care crisis. This is in addition to the very severe staffing shortage in both health and social care. Not only sufficient numbers joining the respective areas, but many leaving due to very low morale and better prospects out of these areas. Are you aware that home care staff with perhaps minimal training perhaps days, but in some instances only hours, while medial health staff undergo months and even years of training and still not allowed to do some tasks which home care staff have to do as there is no others to do so and the Government and many of the general public have the audacity to says that social care cares are unskilled for to do as it needs and should be they have to be extremely skilled, while only receiving a pittance in return. Many in poor working conditions, no or very insufficient travel allowance for mileage or even travel time, no real sick pay and some not even some holiday pay. Bank holidays having no meaning as there is virtually no enhance [ay for working Bank Holidays for they are counted as just another working day. Outside of the care profession this would not be countenanced. Added to this is the UK Immigration policy in which the needs of care staff are not a consideration, but needs to be as the profession needs non-UK care workers to supplement the lack of uptake from UK residents. This is down to the abysmal pay scales, working conditions and much more, so it is not non-UK workers bringing down levels, but it is manufactured lack of concern and at times deliberate not wishing to by this current Government and all previous Governments, in fact, in reality back to 1948 or maybe well before. I mention 1948 as this was when the NHS was originally created and at that time a formal creation of social care should also have arisen, in that the NHS and social care should have been recognised together. Why in social care are some health conditions classed as health and others social care, so that health conditions re still free at point of delivery, while those that are social care are not and have to be paid for, in some respects by each individual in receipt of social care, although at a reduced rate while in life. But in death repayment of the costs is required up to a set cap. No matter what is put out by the Government, it is still required for any property to be sold on death to ensure repayments are made up to the cap. but not so in health. This is pure and simple discrimination for persons on Social care, which should be illegal. It is said the UK can’t afford it, but it does if pet projects are required. Not saying we shouldn’t as we should, but with the Ukraine/Russian war, no one says we can’t afford to fund this weaponry for Ukraine as it is said Ukraine needs it, which it certainly does, but so do persons in UK social care. So, the death of my daughter is a two-fold benefit to the Government, as it has created a reduction in the welfare bill as her ESA and PIP will now stop and her extensive and costly care package is no longer. Perhaps this Government should congratulate her for her death causing all these reductions in costs.

Family Of Man Who Waves At M6 Traffic Keen To Meet Toy Giver


It is good to see that there are still great people out there. For listening to the news, it is mostly depressing, so when good is there it is so uplifting in many ways.

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A family said they would love to thank a lorry driver in person after he left a gift for a disabled man who likes to wave at traffic.

The toy postal lorry was left by a Royal Mail worker for Alex Chesters who he regularly saw waving at him from a bridge over the M6 near Stafford.

Mr Chesters’ father, Darren, said they have thanked the driver online but they would like to meet him.

“I don’t think he realises what a difference he’s made to Alex’s life,” he said.

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The Family Of Six In A One-Bedroom Flat Due To Inaccessible Social Housing


The housing market in the UK is far from good and even more so in respect of Social housing for many reasons

1. social housing stock has, over many hyears been reduced through the ‘right to buy’ scheme where social housing tennents were given the right to buy on a much lower price than the current market value dependent on how long the family have resided in the property, but Local Authorities, (LAs) were not allowed to use the resulting income from the sale of the property to buld replacement stocks

2. UK social housing stock is generally old, so not as acceptable to conditions of today, especially with regards to accessiblity and other aspects in regards to disabilities, but also many others such as use of energy and suitability of current climates

3. lack of available funding at LAs due to, at least 10 years of austerity cuts to Government grants to LAs, plus increased costs related to COVID, in a very changing market. This is not only reflecting on social housing, but many other LA resourses such as, education, social care and many others

4. too long timescales toprovide required adjustments and alterations and adaptations

5. state of repair of much social housing as repairs have not been done, effectively, sufficiently and within required timescales, leading t many social housing properties to be in a poor state causing many areas relating to causes of very poor health of tennents residing in them

When a family needs improved and more suitable accomodation is it required immediately and not in a year or years time as to do so puts more stress, and inconvenience on alrady very stressful and inconvenienced families so adding much more to problems within their lives.

This was not satisfactory years ago and even more so now, but this Government and may previous Governments have and are being shown to behave like the ‘3 wise monkeys‘, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’.

This is a major crisis, in addition to all the other major crisises within the UK and should never have been allowed to occur, but mismanagement or, in reality, no management by UK Governments for more years than there should have been, out of sight, out of mind, except for those of the population who are directly concerned, but Governments who are not and never will be concerned.

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A family of six have been living in a one-bedroom flat because the social housing they were assigned was inaccessible to their disabled child.

Seven-year-old Joel Verala uses a wheelchair and is fed by a tube due to quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

The house has three bedrooms but the family have been told the adaptations he needs could take a year.

Croydon Council said it had always informed the family the work would take “some months to complete”.

Joel’s mum, Souskay Verala, describes her son as a “happy boy” on the BBC Access All podcast.

“He likes stories read to him, he loves his siblings playing around him, as well as walks outside,” she says.

The family – Souskay, her husband and three children – were excited to be offered the three-bedroom council property in March having lived in a small flat for the previous six years.

But, though the…

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Teachers Should Put Their Political Flags Away At School


Why should teachers be permitted to display overtly political messages in what should be an apolitical learning environment?

 

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Well, the simple answer is taht a teachers politics should have no bearing in the teaching of pupils, for there is a great power inbalance in the teacher to pupil relationship.

In general, pupils are not that experienced in many ways and so are very open to influence and teachers are there to teach and not express their views and opinions on vulnerable pupils. A balanced view needs to be given in all situations, so that pupils are allowed to gain their own views and opinions without any due influence, for pupils are gaining information from many sources and some that are very difficult to control, such as social media and some other news medias. But, teachers are just one part, even though in pupils pre 18 years are there for a large part of their pupils lives only exceeded by the time spent with parents and maybe siblings and other close pupil to pupil relationships.

Teachers are there to provide facts and theories, but not personal opinions, as because of the power inbalance of teachers to pupils undue influence can easily be given, innocently, lets alone deliberately.

Source: Teachers Should Put Their Political Flags Away At School

DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life


Under the cover of Queen Elizabeths death the DWP (Department of work and Pensions) have been busy inflicting cruelty upon claimants. They never miss a chance to show their hatred of social securit…

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The DWP should be there to assist claimants, but, in fact, there whole agenda is to do the opposite, more than likely under the orders of this Government. This requires action in every way on every occasion to force the DWP to comply, as they will only do so after a formal legal decision from the Courts and even then they will fight all the way and when eventually ordered to do so, will do it as slowly as possible.

It appears to be run by robots who have been programmed to work in the most unempathetic and demoralising way possible.

This is showing they have no respect for human rights, safeguarding, just to punish claimants for being there.

 

Source: DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life