Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian


Services were already creaking pre-coronavirus, and vulnerable children will be even more at risk when the lockdown is lifted

Source: Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian

Young disabled people share their hopes for equality


This is great and shows that having a disability does not mean you can’t engage in any aspect of Society. It may not be easy to engage, but Society has to make the reasonable adjustments to ensure there is equality in access.

It may be that Society, while it should, is not sure what reasonable adjustments are required and that again does not mean it can not be done. For if Society does not know then Society needs to ask those that do to achieve equality.

In effect good communication and working together needs to be part of the process, so everyone is engaged with each other.

If this was achieved would not, only, the UK be a better place, but this could be extended to the World at large.

Scope's Blog

Regardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that every member of society has an equal chance to participate in our democracy and to have their say.

Carly Jones MBE hosted an EqualiTeas event at Scope, inviting young disabled people to meet, talk about equality and democracy, eat cake and decorate biscuits! An event championed by UK Parliament, aiming to bring UK communities together to explore what equality means to people.

Carly is an autism advocate who has been tirelessly campaigning for equality for years after her own battle to get a diagnosis.

Here’s Carly’s story.

I asked Scope if they could support a celebration of the “equality of voting rights”, EqualiTeas event at their new Here East offices at Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. Here I am talking to the Scope team about the event.

Scope team filming Carly who is sat on a sofa. Carly being filmed.

My hope in…

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Why Japan has NO Mass Shootings


Mass Shootings, gun control, gun violence are some pointers that come to mind whenever we hear of shootings, especially those connected with civilians. Gun crime can occur in any country irrespective of the level of gun legislation these countries have.

But, at these times do we ever think of the general Society in these countries and how this can have a bearing on the extent of gun crimes these countries have.

The American Society has, certainly within the West been open to extensive gun use and you could say this was virtually from the beginning of America. While for Japan this would appear to be no so.

Could this have some bearing on the level of Gun Crimes within these two countries.

There is also the availability of guns, if it is relatively easy to obtain a gun, as opposed to not being so, could this also have a bearing.

So the level of gun crime may not be always down to the legislation of any country, but could be dependent on many other factors.

Japan appears to have little or no mass shootings while in America there appears to be a high level of mass shootings.

Alexis Chateau

One of the things I find amusing about American Conservatives is how quickly immigration laws must be reformed when immigrants commit crimes; but how quiet they are on gun laws when well-rooted American citizens shoot up schools, churches, and country music festivals.

The end result is that the United States has more mass shootings, and gun violence in general, than virtually anywhere else in the world.

Japan has none. Here’s why.

If the video doesn’t load automatically, you can watch ithere.

One of the cases often made against gun control in America is that Chicago has some of the strictest laws, but high rates of gun violence. This reminds me of the chicken and the egg situation.

Which one came first? The terrible gun violence? Or the laws to curb the issue? But does it even matter? Is the intelligent response to a failing system, no system at…

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Trump Administration Demands Information On Over A Million Visitors To Anti-Trump Website


Surely, unless this website is committing some form of criminal acts, the information regarding who is visiting should not be disclosed, especially to any source under the influence of Trump. It it is disclosed then these visitors will be targeted. This would be a destroyer of freedoms.

JONATHAN TURLEY

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I told a lie to claim benefits. Now I am an MP and I want to tell you why : Guardian.


Good on you Metiria Turei and no people should not falsely claim benefit but many do to survive and all cases some be looked at on their merit.

Fraud for greed should be pounced on, but fraud to live should be different. These people need help and the Society in which they live is not producing that help. It may be that they need help to run their life better so that fraud is not the manner to exist.

Punish the true fraudsters not those just wishing to live.

Society does look down on fraudsters and in many cases rightly so., but many in that Society are also fraudsters. How many try to avoid paying tax or should I say minimize our tax payments, for there are some legal ways to do so, such as ISAs.

But some of the biggest fraudsters are those who appear to have plenty to live on. Some have been MPs in the UK by fiddling expenses, some are Corporations who use many ways to minimize their tax liability many of them being legal, but for a few some that are not.

But why does it appear the person in the street is more likely to be charged than the Corporations, is it because they are easier targets, while Corporations can afford to bring in legal experts to argue when they are suspected of fraud.

Surely all should be equal in the eyes of the law and all should be prosecuted if fraud is suspected and the punishment fit the crime taking into account the circumstances.

The reality of needing to claim benefits also needs to looked at, as for some the need to claim benefits is a necessity not a luxury, as even with benefits they will never be anyway near a luxury status.

All in Government and also the press need to reflect on this and then and only then will the stigma of claiming benefits be lifted and also will the public view of persons on benefits.

The majority on benefits do need these benefits and the fraudsters and certainly so called scroungers are the very few, especially the latter. But are real people who need benefits newsworthy, unless there is a dramatic story more than likely leading to loss of life. The occasional benefit scrounger story is so more apparently newsworthy, so what does this say about ourselves and our so called Society.

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A homeless person in the centre of Auckland.
A homeless person in the centre of Auckland. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Last weekend I revealed a lie, a lie that I decided to talk about because of the situation we as a society find ourselves in.

I am the co-leader of the Green party of Aotearoa New Zealand – the third biggest political party in our small democracy. We are two months from our general election, and we’re in a tight tussle to change the government.

Over the weekend, at our party’s AGM, we launched an incomes policy which would create the most significant changes to New Zealand’s welfare system in a generation. It’s a comprehensive piece of work that…

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Society Vs Girls


A very powerful post. Why should gender relate to your destiny for are we not all equal. However, various Societies and cultures would appear to feel that some are more equal than others.

Should this be so, then should not females be more equal than males, for if it was not for females then the human race would not exist.

But some males feel they are the dominates in the species, but that could be due to only to evolution where the males were deemed to be the hunter gatherer, but in fact it is by working together male and female as a team that the human races has continued to exist.

However, this assumed ‘norm’ of males with females should not be deemed the only basis of relationship.

For each human is an individual where each one is different and this can and does extend to relationships, as some wish to be males to males and females to females.

We should, therefore respect each other and allow each to form their own relationships, where each within the relationship should feel they are equals.

Surely this would ensure more equality and understanding and would be better for living co-existence throughout the whole world.

Free to express

Scene 1 : please Dr. Can you diagnose and tell us the gender of the my to be born kid.”

If it’s a girl I want it to get aborted.

The unborn cried, thinking “is this womb also not safe for me? “


Scene 2:(a loud sound of crying came out of ward)

“Dr. Who has arrived? ” asked the lady. ” congratulations!! An angel has arrived, you have became a grandma, ” replied the doctor.

” oh god! It was better she could have died when she gave birth. “

And there were two individuals crying at the same time one for her life and other for why is she alive.

Scene 3: “

it’s not necessary for you to study, you don’t have to end up doing job, it’s sufficient you have studied for writing letters, go and prepare tea for your brother…

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New Government Must Make Society Fairer for Disabled People | DisabledGo News and Blog


National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the General Election result, highlighting that whatever the makeup of the new government, policy makers must grasp the chance to reduce barriers to opportunity for disabled people, if it wishes to allow all people to realise their aspirations. Richard Kramer, Deputy CEO of National Disability Charity, Sense, said: “Although we have a hung parliament, there is a real opportunity for the new Government to make our society fairer, which is why it is vital that policy makers listen to the voices of disabled people and work towards levelling the playing field once and for all. “Disabled campaigners raised a number of key issues throughout the general election campaign, including the current social care crisis and recent disability welfare changes, which the Government must urgently address if it truly wishes to support the aspirations of disabled people throughout our country. “Disabled people deserve to live full and independent lives,

Source: New Government Must Make Society Fairer for Disabled People | DisabledGo News and Blog

“We are reinvigorating the disability movement” – Scope For Change launches | Scope’s Blog


Scope For Change is a unique scheme from Scope to train a new generation of young disabled campaigners. In April 2016, the first recruits attended a training bootcamp to learn the latest campaign s…

Source: “We are reinvigorating the disability movement” – Scope For Change launches | Scope’s Blog

Bacha Bazi: Where Boys Are Made To Dress Like Little Girls, Then Raped By Pedophiles


Children need to be protected and their rights upheld.

Madamsabi's Blog

Afghanistan is where this evil practice of Bacha bazi is a way of life. Afghanistan has long been considered one of the most religious countries in the world: a place where men and women follow Islamic doctrine carefully

But behind the devout exterior, the country is hiding a dark secret – one which the government has tried to sweep under the rug.

Bacha bazi, which translate as ‘boy play’, is on the surface a harmless form of entertainment – young boys dancing for the entertainment of their elders.

In reality, it is often little more than sex slavery, where boys as young as 10 are passed around a group of middle aged men for their own sexual gratification.

Boys like Shukur, who was just 12 when he was stolen away from his family and made to be a ‘bacha bereesh’. It took him five years to escape, and he now…

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Cuts and more cuts to Social Care


Deeper cuts to Social Care Budgets

Many, if not all councils are making cuts which will affect frontline services and some of these will reduce the amount of care being given or made available to some of the most vulnerable adults in the UK.

Many of these adults are reliant solely on their council funded care packages, as their disability benefits are used to fund other essential daily living costs, such as food, heating and other costs.

Some may have family carers, but these carers are already providing care to the limit of their resources. There is no slack for them to do more. many of the carers, themselves are aged and after many years of caring, their health as or is beginning to deteriorate.

The effects of any of these cuts will enhance the health deteriorisation of both family carers and those being cared for. This will, create many safeguarding issues and will further stretch the resources of both the NHS and Social Services.

Thereby creating a much greater funding crisis.

While I do not begrudge the ‘ring fenced’ money for Overseas Aid, thereby safeguarding the vulnerable overseas, but why can not the same be given to the vulnerable of the UK.