He was a ‘predator’: BBC reveals more evidence that Trump is a giant, gross perv


“Donald Trump is a disgusting, concupiscent diaper full of ogre shit with a diseased lab monkey brain who preys on vulnerable underage girls” will likely not be the lead headline from the pr*sident’s upcoming visit to the UK, but it probably should be. Especially in light of the following (can we say “shocking” anymore in reference to ShOTUS?) report from the BBC.

Via Vice News:

A few days before President Trump heads to the U.K. to meet the queen and the prime minister, a BBC investigative program has revealed fresh allegations of sexually inappropriate actions by Trump during the 1980s and 1990s, comparing him to a “predator” at parties with girls as young as 14.

The report featured Monday on the BBC Panorama investigative documentary series, entitled “Trump: Is the president a sex pest?” included testimony from two women who said they encountered Trump at parties during his time as a real estate magnate and operator of beauty pageants.

Okay, are your air-sickness bags handy? And when I say “handy,” I mean duct-taped and/or stapled to your face, not lying loose on the couch or anything. ‘Cause it gets worse. A lot worse:

 

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Is the NHS still fit for purpose? : BBC


I have just watched The Big Questions – The NHS is it still fit for purpose, in which I was in the audience. This was a debate which was presented by Nicky Campbell from the Manor CE Academy, York.

Many aspects of the NHS were debated, such as, funding from Central Government, should it still be free at point of delivery, privatisation, structure, treatments which should still be provided, end of life care, assisted suicide, etc.

I did respond to the comments made about assisting to end life as this is not straightforward. There are those, due to their conditions who do choose to end their life and there are those that do not. Suicide is not illegal but assisting those to die is (Assisted suicide is prohibited by section 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 and voluntary euthanasia is considered murder under UK law.). Many wish a change in the Law to allow, for those that wish it, to end their life with help from another person, which would mean that when this occurs the person helping would not be subject to arrest for providing this help, assuming all the checks and balances created by the Law were adhered to. There are many, especially some with long term disabilities and other life-long health condition who do not wish for this change in the law as they fear their life my be taken when it is against their choice and this choice also needs respecting.

This was just one aspect of the debate there was charging for treatments and visits to the GPs (General Practice Doctors), again an aspect that I disagree with, as we should continue with the original concept of being free from the point of delivery. For just a small charge would be a charge too many and what about the cost of the administration, as was mentioned in the debate. But another reason for this not to occur is, when would this small charge be increased by successive Governments and what about those who could not even afford a small charge.

Here are some of my other views

  • the lack of funding  on Social Care and its impact then on the NHS, which, while not being deprived of funding on the scale of Social Care, the two services run in tandem with each other. Problems with one are bound to affect the other, especially on bed blocking through insufficient access to social care being either home care or residential. The beds are blocked or patients are discharged before a sufficient care package is  effectively put in place and many more. This not only means the patient is not sufficiently supported to carry on with their life, but could mean a re-admission due to the lack of required care. This could cause a safeguarding alert, which could have been easily avoided, with sufficient funding for both the NHS and social care.
  • social care is suffering due to lack of suitable trained staff as is the NHS. None of these services can effectively operate on a ‘shoe-string budget.
  • do the Government have an agenda on the NHS, which their lack of funding of social care is adding to the problem, which could be political to show the status quo is not working and that privatisation could be the answer, hence the requirement for services being required to tender, with the service being allocated to the cheapest bidder, without any sufficient checks being made as to whether the tender is covering all aspects to the specification of the required service. So the privatised services become non-effective and non-efficient, leading to the call for more tendering and creating more privatisation.
  • there is no transparency or accountability, only profit taking from the private sector and it is the population as a whole who suffer both short and long term. Those within the decision process do not care as they have sufficient resources to bypass the NHS and use private health facilities. This creates a growth in private health who then further deplete the staffing resources of the NHS,  Then the cycle goes around again and again and so on.
  • funding is not the only problem, which is a major factor, but the root cause is not being addressed. To me the route cause is too many changes being brought in year on year without thought of the resultant outcomes to improve the facilities
  • also with no accountability and transparency of both the NHS and social care, they can effectively do as they please. The powers that be are always wishing to cover their own backs and therefore whistleblowing is not encouraged and is effectively not at the starting gate. By looking at mistakes and problems, including complaints these should be used as a learning tool to improve for the future.
  • the pay gaps of the frontline to the CEOs and other senior management are too vast and when there is a problem in one authority, the senior staff, if there is any investigation are allowed to resign and then gain similar employment in adjoining  authorities, maybe doing similar roles. Where problems occur there needs to be accountability to stop bad practice being ignored and transferred from one authority to another and then another and so on.

I have a, somewhat, controversial consideration, as we now have a Secretary of Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, whether you agree with his suitability or not, is it not time to have one organisation covering both Health and Social Care. Currently, around the UK, do Health and Social Care really work together and if they do is this sufficient. With one organisation would it not be easier to work as one team for the betterment for all concerned, including the population of the UK. Yes I am well aware that the many areas within the NHS do, now, not work together, but is that down to the various structures, individual management and many other areas. I can well believe that when the frontline personal are involved there is much more team working, if they are allowed to by their respective managements.

In doing this there will be cost savings, especially within senior management as there would be one management structure, instead of the two or possibly more currently in place.

However, funding would still be a major obstacle and each area of the UK would need to expressly calculate their funding requirements and the Government would have to listen

Also I have come across an article from digital health which I have made into a blog post  NHS digital programme to benefit from £760m government funding : digital health, perhaps this is part of the answer to improve what is there.
There is also another article I have come across from Denmark see my blog post Healthcare DENMARK – New inspiring White Paper: Denmark – A Telehealth Nation, could this be a solution
 The NHS is a wonderful concept and should be held as a great asset to the UK, if only the problems could be sorted by persons who care for what they are doing, which in the main is the frontline, whereas the management are only looking after number 1, themselves.

To view the debate Is the NHS still fit for purpose?

Sanctioned for not being able to sign on on bank holiday Monday. Tears, frustration and rain.


The poor side of life

Today’s demo started rather hurriedly and to be honest I didn’t know if I was coming or going. This feeling was amplified because it was cold, rainy and my daughter was a bit fed up. understandable of course. But she soon settled down into our usual routine and all was well.

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We are seeing a lot of new faces due to Stalybridge Jobcentre shutting. They don’t know us and what we are doing, and we don’t know them or their situations either. So we have to start from scratch, which at times isn’t easy.  But it’s a whole lot harder for them.

I started a conversation with a man who had been previously attending Stalybridge Jobcentre for his appointments. The first thing that he said to me was that he couldn’t believe how rude the front desk staff are at  Ashton Jobcentre, and how rude some of the advisors are also…

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Jimmy Dore: Taliban Have Surrendered Several Times, Each Time Refused by America


The West, mainly America and then the UK with other European nations and then, most probably, Australia have been invading Afghanistan for many years and also the Middle East.

But why,in many instances it was and is being put forward to rid the country of forces that bring terrorism into play and wish to bring peace to the country.

But, is it as Trump is stated to say ‘to exploit its valuable mineral resources’ something the West has done for centuries in many other countries.

The West should not interfere with any country, where that country will not be invading or attacking the West and then great caution needs to be taken, as is the case with North Korea.

The riches of the world are not there for the taking by the West, but should be used by each respective country as they see fit.

In fact it could be argued that each country in the West, which has plundered riches from another country should now pay back to those countries for what they have lost, but then that could bankrupt much of the Western World.

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Here’s another very important clip from the Jimmy Dore Show. It’s one that should be viewed by everyone interested in what the various wars we’re fighting around the world are really about. Dore and his co-host, Ron Placone, discuss a review of Anand Gopal’s book No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes by Ryan Grimm in The Intercept. And its more of what the mainstream media aren’t telling us about these wars.

Dore starts the show by making the point that mainstream media never reveals the truth about the reasons behind America’s various wars in the Middle East and the Maghreb. They don’t mention the petrodollar, Libya, or the reason why Iran’s now a theocratic state under the ayatollahs. It’s because America – and Britain – over threw its democratically elected prime minister, Mossadeq.

And this is just as devastating. Gopal’s…

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EU Broadcasting Corporation: BBC impartiality fears over secret MILLIONS from Brussels : Express.


So the BBC is in the pocket of the EU, what a surprise and I wonder how many other pockets there are.

While, as an independent company, they are free to apply for additional work and funds from other sources, it does create a possible conflict of Interest.

I would say if they have nothing to hide, why they did not report this as a news worthy item when the project money was first awarded to them.

They are always eager to do this in respect of other organisations, so the apparent secrecy could be a worrying aspect.

BBC ‘impartiality’ questioned – yet again


BBC impartiality or not, yes or no.

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 Media Lens reminds us that two BBC insiders – former senior BBC figures – would dispute the frequently brandished depiction of BBC ‘impartiality’.

Greg Dyke, a former BBC director general, believes that: ‘The BBC is part of a “conspiracy” preventing the “radical changes” needed to UK democracy.’ He says that a parliamentary commission should look into the ‘whole political system’, adding that ‘I fear it will never happen because I fear the political class will stop it.’

And Sir Michael Lyons, former chairman of the BBC Trust , said earlier this year that there had been ‘some quite extraordinary attacks’ on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the BBC.

The first paragraphs of their latest analysis, ‘BBC Propaganda Watch: Tell-Tale Signs That Slip Through The Cracks’ are summarised here.

In a recent BBC News interview following the death of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro. Dr Denise Baden, Associate Professor…

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Will eradicating Down’s Syndrome have an effect on society? | Care Industry News


Following the announcement that a new screening test is said to detect Down’s Syndrome in pregnancies with 99 percent accuracy, Sally examines this emotionally charged subject and asks what effect the test could have on our society.

 

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