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Alan Greenspan on Brexit, U.S. Economy, and Inflation (Full Interview) - YouTube
UK out of Euro Currency but part of free trade single market was best option on table. // lack of leadership for political union and fiscal union aka ever closer union. not just currency and trade union (free trade). // GET AT THE ROOT ISSUE; productivity, ageing population (entitlement crisis), stagnant wages, secular stagnation = desperate population // European banks some still burdened by sov debt crisis/NPL (= zombie banks) & NIRP & QE & lack of uptake in business & consumer loans. // no back-up to the ECB (balance sheet) yet. what happens if the EURO stops being a hard currency? get Greece out, is a liability. // EU can not go on in Status Quo indefinitely. ie funding southern states. States have to get on course of economic harmony! everyone has to give up something! // Precariat/Squeezed Middle Class/Social Mobility = creates desperate people. // Entitlements are a legal issues. Productivity and Growth Rates can't fund entitlements. = There will be a crisis. // Career Politicians won't touch it. // History (look at M2) this environment ends up in inflation. not time or data.
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june 2016 by asterisk2a
George Osborne vs John McDonnell - Treasury Questions - YouTube
"economic security for the country (& working people)" out of the mouth of Mr "Judgement Call" (that is what the tax credit cuts are, according to him, in front of select committee in house of commons hearing on the matter. // As if 12bn have no multiplier. 12bn for the corporate sharing it amongst their shareholders who have already bns, there is no multiplier at all. it just moves the digit after the comma. For the poop it is about paying for heating and new shoes. stupid. could afford welfare bill if corporates were to pay their fair share of taxes and not avoid and evade and no corporate welfare like for the steel industry (picking winners). = Show of Career Politician with some ideoligy and dogma and no principles. HE IS A MERCENARY. NOT A VISIONARY. A Career Politician. Calculated. Opportunistic. No long-term view. // IFS did say, in case of austerity, private sector has to pick up the slack. And it did since 2010. And new figures in household debt/credit card debt shows that.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Isn't Your Body More Important Than Your Home? - YouTube
'general welfare', 'collective good' //&! youtu.be/7oXPWWDgaoo - The Myths & Lies Exposed in the GOP Debate - Carly Fiorina: Crony Capitalism = Big Goverment supporting tbtf/tbtj corporations? << POSITIONING. Blaming it on Big Government, that corporations feel they need to get bigger. LOL &! RT is not only one calling out Carly Fiorina - http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/cnn-confronts-carly-fiorina-her-factless
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand on Porn: How It Relates To Everything - YouTube
instant gratification robs you of happiness, that results from putting in the work, being considered, mindful, thoughtful. effort can be the most rewarding thing in life. the pleasure of work. reward comes from hard work. --- a selfless life can bring much more pleasure than selfish life. we are social creatures. the only thing you've got to keep are your thoughts, emotions and health (well being, fitness)
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
UK's most expensive city facing 'catastrophe' - BBC News
shortage of supply = unaffordable = nobody can afford to live there, work there, study there. or have to commute from out of town for 1 hour or more. // this is not only a problem in Oxford. NHS Grampian has problems of recruiting because unaffordable house prices and rents pushed up by Oil Industry and the lack of new housing. Same for teaching jobs. // all the while building companies make pumper profits and even skirt around the edges to lower the ratio of social and affordable housing they have to provide with each new big project. its in their interest, if prices were to fell, they would make less money. so they build not enough to keep up with demand at all. and not enough so each new builds profit rises because of risen demand and people willing to pay more for the same house or flat from previous year or two or three despite no real improvement in the build technically/energy efficiency wise/or architecture wise - modern, wide open, big windows. //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Government facing defeat in Lords over tax credits | Politics | The Guardian
Tim Farron instructs peers to back fatal motion, greatly increasing chances of government being defeated //&! bit.ly/1NlQDCE - Live Ticker of that Day: Former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says that while state subsidy going to employers to top-up low wages is not desirable, it is the order of the government’s policy that is the problem, ie. cutting tax credits before the wages go up enough. [ << SHOWING HOW LITTLE EVERYDAY MORALITY, ETHICS, HUMILITY, MENSCH, COMPASSION AND SENSIBILITY TORIES HAVE. ] //&! MP Heidi Allen warns tax credit cuts 'betray' Tory values [...] cutting peoples cloth when there is no cloth. - bbc.in/1LlzFDQ [...] want "transitional" arrangements [...] [MP Heidi Allen] said her party must not treat it as "a spreadsheet exercise" since many of those affected would not be able to cope and faced a stark choice between heating their homes and putting food on their tables. //&! bit.ly/1jRP9WJ &! bit.ly/1M6zk5j - Who is MP Heidi Allen?
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Doctors, teachers, the police – public servants are demoralised | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Guardian
To toil in the present-day NHS is thankless. [...] Whatever its merits, a workforce whose morale is already low sees it as yet more evidence that professionals’ views don’t count. Morale takes a further downward lurch. [...] Thus by 2020, the government will have imposed an unprecedented 10-year freeze in real pay across the public sector, shrunk its numbers by more than 1.5 million and offered as little upward career progression to public employees as it possibly can. A new industry of private contractors feeding off contracted-out public work will have been invented, offering even worse pay and conditions than the public sector itself. To raise taxes that might alleviate the crisis is ideologically prohibited. [...] Employees are voting with their feet. Between November 2013 and November 2014, 49,120 teachers quit – the highest rate on record. Nearly four in 10 newly qualified teachers leave after their first year. [...] [ Met warned less police officers on street ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on the criminal courts charge: unjust, ineffective and mean-spirited | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
The consequences have been entirely predictable – and quite possibly intentional. Breadline defendants are choosing to plead guilty and pay the £150 rather than run the risk of an even higher charge by pleading not guilty. Not surprisingly, and rightly, lawyers and reformers are incensed. The Law Society and the Bar Council, plus lobby groups like the Howard League for Penal Reform, say that defendants are pleading guilty even when they are innocent. Dozens of magistrates across England have resigned rather than participate in the system, including one who was initially suspended for offering to pay a destitute defendant’s charge himself. Last month in New Zealand, the current lord chief justice, Lord Thomas, said that the new charges were “imperilling” Magna Carta rights of access to justice.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness | Howard Johns | Comment is free | The Guardian
saving on the wrong end of the stick. // &! One solar executive says the 87% cut in state subsidy is ‘obscene’, and will lead to thousands of job losses - bit.ly/1Xdgl0V - “We are all paying £100 for nuclear decommissioning costs in our bills. Solar: five quid? It is nothing to do with the energy bills of hardworking families it is entirely ideologically driven by George Osborne. It is nothing to do with the cost to the energy consumer.”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Tory MPs in 71 marginal seats at risk from cuts to tax credits | Politics | The Guardian
George Osborne has come under fresh pressure to halt controversial cuts to tax credits as new research shows that 71 Tory MPs in marginal seats could be vulnerable to a backlash from families hit by dramatic falls in their incomes. The impact of the cuts, which will leave 3.2 million families worse off by an average of £1,300 a year from next April, is already causing concern among Conservative MPs and ministers, who believe they will punish precisely the kind of working families David Cameron claims to represent. [...] The House of Commons library has found that some families could lose up to £3,000 a year if the tax credit cuts are not reversed. // &! bit.ly/1RPnKjW - With six million people not earning enough to cover the basic cost of living, tackling in-work poverty is crucial,
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS and care sector: Safety a 'big concern' in England - BBC News
[ NHS set-up to fail by Tories budget cuts over last 5 years ] bbc.in/1VWVnB2 &! bbc.in/1LplwDz - Heath chairman Sarah Wollaston on NHS England funding 15 October 2015 Last updated at 16:21 BST At least £4bn of the extra money promised for the NHS in England is needed this year, says Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston. The chair of the health select committee told Jo Coburn: "If it all comes on stream at the end the NHS is going to be in very serious financial difficulty, so we need to have some of that earmarked to come on stream early." They also spoke about contracts for junior doctors - with the Conservative MP explaining that her GP daughter has gone to work in Australia - and a "culture of transparency" in health services in their Daily Politics interview.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Iain Duncan Smith calls people without a disability "normal"
The art of cruelty: why the Conservative attack on disabled people harms us all. No sick person responds to their diagnosis by thinking, “I can scam taxpayers for £73 a week!” [...] Not only is in-work poverty a larger drain on the benefits system than the unemployed, but most of the things that help disabled people get back to work have been cut. [...] They got away with this by launching an all-out propaganda assault that portrays disabled and workless people as “scroungers”, “sponging” off the state, when presumably they should be grateful not to be left on a hillside to die as would have been done in the good old days. [...] This is Tory Britain. [...] The welfare state is being dismantled and rebuilt as a machine to manage and discipline the workforce into accepting precarious labour, low pay and no social safety net. [...] this way the Tories can persuade the most vulnerable in society to accept their fate and the rest of us to believe that they deserve it. [...] moral hazard
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
MPs approve Osborne's spending rules after heated Commons debate - BBC News
MPs have backed the government's new spending rules by 320 to 258 votes after a heated debate in the Commons. [...] He accused Labour of being "profligate" and wanting "to spend money we don't have and borrow for ever". >> bank bailout profligate?
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS seven-day plans will fail without more resources, warns doctors' chief | Society | The Guardian
Royal College of Physicians president criticises health secretary for questioning medics’ dedication and says NHS needs more than £8bn extra funding &! NHS 'backtracking' on ward nurse numbers introduced after Mid Staffs. Critics fear safety will be sacrificed to cut costs after NHS bosses tell hospitals that 1:8 nurse-to-patient ratio is a guide, not a requirement. - bit.ly/1NbQIJk &! Doctors’ chief warns of an ‘NHS collapse this winter’. Jane Dacre, head of the Royal College of Physicians, warns that hospital services are at breaking point. [...] “The NHS is struggling. The people in it are doing a fantastic job, but I think it’s struggling. You can’t find beds, you can’t always find enough stuff and you can’t always deliver the standard of care that you want.” [...] [domino effect: staff morale, sick leave, under-staffed, slips in care, increase in hospital-acquired infections, needless delayed recovery (worst case, unnecessary death)] standards of care will drop” - bit.ly/1LIP91I
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scale of NHS deficits to be revealed - BBC News
"we are looking at a systematic problem across the health service." locum staff & sending patients 4 ops 2 private places paid by NHS 2 clear rising waiting lists (RISING DEMAND) & meet Targets. Bed blocking bc severe shortage of elderly care done by austerity. Ageing & premature ageing population & rise of chronic diseases (& thus other comorbidity things that are a result of chronic diseases:joint pains back pains heart problems mobility problems swollen legs bc bodies lymph system gives up skin problems infections care etc complex needs arise - bc they treat symptoms. not the problem, the root of all evil). NHS cant treat a sick population with the status quo it has been handed down by Tories policy. Tories like 2 remove benefits from parents of truants, disabled, vulnerable (to make their lives better). BUT Big Sugar & Processed Food? No nanny state there. Socially unacceptable. Unpopular amongst majority. Career Politicians unequal real reformer/visionary. &! bit.ly/1OpQXBS
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
So you hate the Tories – but what comes next? | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian
Tory conference: Cameron's 'assault on poverty' pledge belied by new figures. [...] planned welfare cuts would lead to 200,000 more working households in poverty by 2020. bit.ly/1Nop8vl - The thinktank’s analysis also indicates that the number of all households – both in and out of work – that will be in poverty at the end of the parliament is projected to rise by 700,000 to nearly 4 million. The report will pile further pressure on ministers to rethink how they protect the working poor, following the introduction of controversial plans to cut tax credits in the first budget immediately after the election. //&! bit.ly/1VIjIQ0 - Podcast &! Tories hollowness in their tax credit cut & talking abt social mobility @ their conference (audacity [spin&PR& repeating the message over & over they want to get across] to speak abt poverty @ their conference) - bit.ly/1WQaheJ - masking their rightwing neoliberal policy pitching it as centre - bit.ly/1jeVqfG &! bit.ly/1LsHNPO redefine center
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why the phrase ‘first world problem’ is condescending to everyone | Books | The Guardian
first world problem [...] To pre-emptively concede that my problem is just a first world one is to ostentatiously check my privilege before anyone else tells me to do so. At the same time, I remind myself and everyone in earshot that we are indeed living in the “first world”. So it is also a humblebrag. [...] For a start, it patronises those outside the “first world” by implying that hunger, disease and war are not only prevalent among the global poor but in some way the sole conditions of their lives. It implicitly characterises the less fortunate majority of the world’s population as saintly idiots who would never dream of complaining about anything more trivial. In the guise of right-on sympathy, we condescendingly picture others as living lives of homogeneous horror while rhetorically rendering them invisible as people, denying the individuality of everyone’s various joys and sorrows. [...] As is well known, we all compare ourselves to others close by, and feel bad if we are ...
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
It’s George Osborne who will shape Tory prospects for 2020 | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian
Power is leeching from David Cameron, and the colder, more ruthless chancellor is in the spotlight [...] Osborne’s big problem, of course, is that his fingerprints are all over everything the government has done – or not done – to tackle these problems over the last five years, let alone over the next five. And that’s not the only factor limiting his prospects of promotion He’s almost as exposed as Cameron is to fallout from the EU referendum gamble. (Heads we quit the EU, and government heads will have to roll; tails we stay, triggering Tory civil war).
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scottish government attacks 'national living wage' plans - BBC News
The UK government's National Living Wage plans have been criticised as a "misappropriation of the term" by the Scottish government. Under the plans announced by Chancellor George Osborne in July, the minimum wage for over-25s will rise from £6.50 an hour to £7.20 in April next year. It will rise to at least £9 by 2020. The Scottish government said the proposals were "simply an enhancement of the national minimum wage" rather than a true living wage. [...] "It is simply an enhancement of the national minimum wage which disgracefully discriminates against the under 25s.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why the Work Programme didn’t get Sarah a job | Martin Bright | Society | The Guardian
The government’s flagship welfare-to-work programme institutionalises bullying, interrupted only by undirected job searches // Work programme creates just 48,000 long-term jobs in three years. Flagship jobs scheme the government insisted would help millions back into work is called into question by figures - bit.ly/1ipiBhW
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
My fear is that Addenbrooke's is just the beginning
Whilst our ageing population creates an underlying pressure on hospitals across the country, the failure of Conservative ministers to plan the NHS workforce and properly fund social care is at the heart of the problem.  A key contributor to the ‘inadequate’ rating given to Addenbrookes was understaffing, particularly in the maternity and A&E services. The CQC is clear that the staff working at the hospital did everything they could for the patients in their care. The problem was that there simply weren't enough of them. [...] The Royal College of Nursing estimate that hospitals spent almost £1 billion on agency nurses alone last year – it’s no wonder hospital finances are in such a dire position. [ Osborne cut spending (when came to power in libdem coalition 2010) on training! stupid, he put the NHS/Hospitals in that position! experts say it won't be fixed for years. pipeline issue was created by Tories! ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Homelessness figures: Nearly 100,000 children in England 'homeless' - BBC News
Nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless, new figures show. // &! More & more student start work after graduation in low pay jobs not requiring a diploma, due to current job market/job creation situation in UK! Not hitting 21k repayment threshold - bbc.in/1OU0K3H - OBR show fewer are likely to start paying than was expected when the policy was introduced, [...] freezing the loan repayment threshold - alongside other changes such as replacing maintenance grants for poorer students with loans - will significantly increase the cost of going to university. It says this risks undermining pledges by successive governments to improve social mobility, as well as raising uncertainty in students' minds over the terms of their borrowing. //&! Higher education cuts 'risk NI being left behind' - bbc.in/1gZMrgj //&! Doctors warn Tories not to cut free school meals (child poverty, food poverty) bbc.in/1LewQrn
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Higher education cuts 'risk NI being left behind' - BBC News
Northern Ireland is in danger of being left behind if there are further cuts to the higher education budget, a leading technology expert has warned. Tom Gray of Belfast software firm Kainos said more investment was needed to produce skilled workers.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Cameron beware: when the super-rich are scorned, they take supersize revenge | Peter Bradshaw | Comment is free | The Guardian
But his just reward was not forthcoming, so Ashcroft set about bulldozing the prime minister’s reputation with a hysterically injured and indignant book which says far more about Ashcroft’s hatred and rage than anything else. The book which has been serialised in the Mail, whose game-plan may incidentally be to get every conceivable bit of bad publicity out of the way as early as possible in this parliament, preparing the way for a Conservative surge under a different leader in 2020.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
”Lobbyismen hotar demokratin” - EFN - Ekonomi- och FinansNyheterna
Owen Jones --- shared economic interest. politicians have to be servant to their people. seen as the greatest honor one can receive. and job. legacy. not money/riches (in future). should always aim to put yourself out of business so to speak, for means of progress and healing. // Brexit defense for London // TTIP // open and democratic = less angles for corruption and bribery
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Nicola Sturgeon asks opponents to back second independence referendum - BBC News
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Scotland's Labour and Lib Dem leaders to consider backing a second vote on Scottish independence. The plea came after Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie said their members could campaign for independence. Ms Sturgeon said she welcomed what her opponents had said but she found it a "curious tactic". Both Labour and the Lib Dems said the first minister should concentrate on her party's record in government. SNP leader Ms Sturgeon believes there should be a further referendum on Scottish independence if there is growing support for leaving the UK or there is a "material change" in UK politics. [...] She spoke out after Ms Dugdale said there was "no denying that 30% of Labour voters voted 'Yes' in the referendum" and that she wanted to lead a party "that is comfortable with people who voted 'Yes' and 'No' backing our values of creating a fair and more equal society for everyone".
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
With Hinkley Point, squandermania has reached dangerous new heights | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
[ cutting renewables, sure. how about 24bn for renewables and SmartGrid 10 years. Duh. And no energy price tariff guarantees needed. ] The only two versions of the EDF pressurised water reactor under construction, in Finland and France, are way behind schedule with doubled budgets. For £24bn you can read anything you like. It is the auto-da-fé of Treasury control. The person who should be laughing is Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn. Hinkley Point competes with HS2 and possibly a new Heathrow runway for the title of “world’s stupidest megaproject”. [...] When Centrica, the last British investor, pulled out of Hinkley in 2013, it did so because not a single adviser thought it a sensible bet. [ and who benefits? companies who benefit from status quo! fossil fuel companies ] //&! The Guardian view on Hinkley Point C: overcomplicated, overpriced and overdue Editorial: Nuclear power may be necessary to limit climate change, but this is the wrong nuclear option - bit.ly/1QztaOV &! bbc.in/1R1NSYr
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
NUS begins legal action to prevent government scrapping maintenance grants | Education | The Guardian
Union demands that equality implications of reform are considered before further steps are taken to change law [...] “Previous work of the coalition government to assess equality impacts of government policies has apparently been abandoned and the government has reneged on commitments given to the equality and human rights commission to continuously assess equality impacts in formulating policy. “NUS has called upon the secretary of state to halt plans to abolish maintenance grants and to gather information to enable him to properly consider the complex equality considerations at stake. An open-minded reconsideration of the policy should then take place.” A spokesperson for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said: “We have noted the letter from the NUS and will respond in due course.“ Maintenance loans will replace maintenance grants for new students from 2016-17. The loans will have to be paid back only when earnings rise above £21,000.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
It’s the British establishment that has a problem with democracy | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian
‘Rewarding major donors with seats in parliament and jobs in government is a long-established British tradition.’ [...] But political corruption and the implacable opposition of the spooks and military to progressive change are the traditional forms of anti-democratic politics, in Britain, as elsewhere. For the past generation it has been the corporate embrace, the revolving doors, the privatised contracts, the “free trade” treaties, European Union directives, and the removal of economics from democratic control under the neoliberal rules of the game that have set the boundaries of acceptable politics. [ Jeremy Corbyn is a symptom/backlash to the status quo ] Since the 2008 crash the rejection of that broken economic model and the hollowed-out politics that reflects it has spread across the western world, now including Britain. Which helps explain why Cameron’s Conservatives have turned to the most retrograde measures to bring opposition to heel. //&! bit.ly/1FWK86Y
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
End to private contracts 'helped fuel NHS waiting crisis' - BBC News
[P]eople were now borrowing money in desperation to pay for their elderly parents' hip operations. "The patients we see are now turning to other options to pay for their health care including credit unions, bank loans or family members for money," he said. "Perhaps they aren't buying that new car in order to pay for their mother or father's hip replacement." He told the BBC that private companies provided value for money. "Use of the independent sector, contrary to popular belief, means we are charging exactly the same as the NHS - it is called the NHS tariff," he said. [ Privatisation through the back-door. ] The Health and Social Care Board said that, financially, the situation was so dire that they could not afford to pay either the independent sector or local health service consultants over-time to clear the backlog. [...] lack of funding //&! Care costs cap delayed until 2020 - bbc.in/1MxSQd6 - babyboomer constituency &! bbc.in/1QShbMZ - Care of vulnerable people 'put in danger'
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pigs to peerages: Lord Ashcroft’s act of revenge shows British politics at its venal worst | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
Cameron’s use of the House of Lords to reward aides, cronies and donors might leave even Tony Blair astonished. Why not just sell off titles to fund political parties? [ ie also Michelle Mone, supporter of the No Campaign, got peerage and job at DWP as start-up czar; getting unemployed people to start businesses (self-employment). ] //&! Billionaire Tory donor alleges Cameron conspired to mislead public before 2010 election over knowledge of Ashcroft’s non-dom status - bit.ly/1KrdcET - accepting donations from tax avoiders/evaders is best practise nowadays. //&! So Cameron was young and reckless. Lucky he wasn’t young, reckless and poor - bit.ly/1Oqc8Fg //&! How do you deal with a story like #piggate? A spin doctor’s view - bit.ly/1QvIiNl //&! Live Feed Day 2 - bit.ly/1Ktcyqq - "White House [thinks] it had been “fucked over” on both Libya & Syria." Cameron not getting the votes for full military intervention. [...] Gaddafi’s weapons moved south, arming Boko Haram [in Nigeria].
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Addenbrooke's and Rosie Hospitals placed in special measures - BBC News
Inspectors found concerns about staffing levels, delays in outpatient treatment and governance failings. The trust, which Monitor said was predicting a £64m deficit this year, has apologised to patients. Monitor said the trust had an average overspend of £1.2m a week. // from commentary/analysis "it's hard to escape the feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg." // &! after 'serious staff shortages' [...] High use of agency and bank staff to try to maintain adequate staffing. - bit.ly/1V7sotI //&! its problems are symptoms of savage national spending cuts [...] Why send in a CQC hit squad to beat up NHS managers struggling against impossible odds? - bit.ly/1Fcwdfx //&! bbc.in/1WfnYDD &! bbc.in/1JnORMh //&! bit.ly/1MK3mBJ CQC - the Addenbrooke CQC report. In over 20 years of working in the NHS I have never witnessed such a gross misrepresentation that smells of political manipulation and desperation on the part of the government. [Trusts are set-up to fail w budget they have]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The disabled and jobless need help, not harassment | Barbara Ellen | Comment is free | The Guardian
No one wants to stop disabled people working, to patronise or stereotype them, or condemn them to a life in the shadows. However, helping disabled people back into employment should be just about that – helping them. Instead, we’re left with a flimsy cover for herding and bullying highly vulnerable people out of the benefits system. //&! bit.ly/1MncLfD - Report on death of Michael O’Sullivan blames work capability assessment and warns of risk of more such deaths unless DWP takes action [...] this is believed to be the first time the work capability assessment (WCA) process has been blamed directly for a death. [...] In its 16-page response to the coroner’s report, the DWP admitted it had got it wrong. It said its policy to request further evidence when a claimant mentions suicide on claim forms was “regrettably not followed in this case”. //&! bit.ly/1Mfcmfd //&! bit.ly/1V6O0vz
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Lord Ashcroft 'not settling scores' with David Cameron book - BBC News
"If this was just a revenge job, Lord Ashcroft & I could have published it before the election." bbc.in/1V5Rl94 CoAuthor Isabel Oakeshott //&! bbc.in/1FpIfC4 - Ashcroft quits the House of Lords //&! Ashcroft & Cameron - an inevitable end? Two powerful men need each other, and then one of them becomes more powerful, and doesnt need the other anymore. [...] [book] looks a lot like revenge. [...] The Conservatives needed him, as all political parties need money, & between 2002/11 he gave more than £5m. [ those who want leadership position/power, ie Cameron, are & will be never great leaders when history judges them ] - bbc.in/1MEYLko bit.ly/1LrS8QP bit.ly/1MEppd0 bit.ly/1PktP6A bit.ly/1gH7wvI bit.ly/1NHFptp &! So Cameron was young & reckless. Lucky he wasnt young, reckless & poor - bit.ly/1Oqc8Fg bit.ly/1j3nRwJ bit.ly/1LIGEnD bit.ly/1V6xSoy - Cameron is part of a select group of people to whom different rules apply, and he knows it, [like evryone else in Britain [dubbed Hameron scandal].
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future | TechCrunch
Our increased awareness has meant that more and more news stories have come out about the bad behavior of members of our community. The list is long, from startup CEOs and their fraternity-era emails, to venture capitalists who attempt to turn pitch sessions into romantic evenings. Yet despite such discussions, there remains a virulent group opposed to efforts to make our culture more inclusive, opposition that I honestly have never quite understood. Thankfully, women are starting to get the infrastructure to support their technology careers that they should have had years ago. While shaming is a useful and important tactic, ultimately it is our ability to foster the next generation of female engineers and entrepreneurs that will change our culture for the better.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Do you even...? | never a straight line
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8229239 " Let's communicate that this sort of behavior is unacceptable, and let's do it by calling it out. People won't learn unless we tell them." [...] Also, I take issue with the idea that hitting on someone is the primary reason to "[talk] to females." <<< THIS! +++ http://youtu.be/NswJ4kO9uHc +++ http://youtu.be/8xAbAeZ-Gog << No Representation & False Representation in all Media, Beauty Standard, Sexual objectification, judgement, making women into things. Objects rather than human beings. Thus the Patriarchy (and Religion) are enabled to justify rape through slut shaming or deciding on women's reproductive rights. as it were just a "thing," an immaterial object readily replaceable. It's a process of constant dehumanization over time and violence (against women, race, homo- and transphobia) & discrimination is inevitable because the fringe, readily, buys into it. always. bc its easy bc it was always so. & http://youtu.be/Uy8yLaoWybk
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem | TechCrunch
Between ages 25 and 30, 41% of the young talent with credentials in those subject matters are female … [but] 52% of this talent drops out … The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments … 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. [...] If you create an environment wherein a whole class of entrepreneurs and employees goes unnoticed by deeply flawed industry-wide “pattern recognition” heuristics, and/or one where they have to be perpetually on their guard, and must pretend not to notice all the myriad microaggressions that make them feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and out-of-place then many of those entrepreneurs and employees will decide, rightly, that the tech industry is not worth the hassle and grief. + http://craigconnects.org/2014/08/why-men-must-lean-in-to-support-womens-leadership-2.html
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email | TechCrunch
But the way tech investing works is that people tend to invest in people like themselves. The horrible laws of homophily, the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, mean that they inevitably prefer to invest in people like them, and the cycle continues. Men tend to invest in men. Yet tech is forming the world as we know it today. It pervades every part of our world and will do for rest of human history. And this is a world that women occupy. Women who have their own capacities and ambitions to succeed and to make their impact in their own way. [...] We have to work out what it means for men and women to work equally in this industry — since we have so few examples of women rising to the top. || 2nd girl @luciemontel / @geschehaas facebook.com/geschehaas linkedin.com/pub/gesche-haas/4/773/b59 || http://bit.ly/VHbD0c http://bit.ly/1tnKPPf http://bit.ly/1obLldz http://tnw.co/1AxSAW1 http://dailym.ai/1qqqmFj http://bit.ly/1tjEy80 +YC http://on.recode.net/YFCETT
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - BSkyB makes 20% ethnic minorities pledge
- white male entitled w privileges ... don't see sexism, misogyny, racism or misrepresentation (defamation) of minorities by stereotypes and labels etc.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Fortune confirms that Secret’s anti-bullying system doesn’t work | PandoDaily
K Swisher "A stunt, but a good one" + http://bit.ly/1pKPeu4 - Frank Warren believes that new anonymous secret-sharing apps such as Secret and Whisper are unoriginal and potentially dangerous. [...] today anonymous communication services have become, to the surprise of many, big business. In July, the app Secret, popular within the San Francisco tech community, || Anonymous apps can learn from Chinese censors. No one knows how to scale real time "moderation" better than China. - http://gigaom.com/2014/08/08/meet-the-anonymous-app-police-fighting-bullies-and-porn-on-whisper-yik-yak-and-potentially-secret/ << if a community can't police itself. it isn't a community. it is a random bunch of people (mostly priviledged & entitled white male) with ego's and status anxiety, residing in SV/SF under the eyes of the Patriarchy (VC's/Valley Boy's/ppl calling themselves "Elite") and scoop hungry wannabe tech journalists. || + Pando's Sarah Lacy http://bit.ly/1swmw3D
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley Arrogance Bubble - Business Insider
Yahoo published a Mao-style book of gratitude from its workers honoring CEO Marissa Mayer.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women Won't Name Harassing Venture Capitalists, Even Anonymously
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/08/07/what-its-like-raising-money-as-a-woman-in-tech/ || "It's not my place to dictate a solution, but I think until victims can name names this won't change." It's structural. It's the patriarchy of the Valley VC's slash boys club slash 'Valley Boys' slash brogrammers slash The Fetish ... the power they hold. People think they hold. The power to enable you to make it big (or acqui-hire) or out rightly fail. But that is a dogma. Those who made it big, didn't make it because of the patriarchy ... the future ones definitely won't bow down to the dogma, if they are actually smart and have the guts and the heart and personal values in the right place. // http://read.bi/1hc1DlT 'living inside their own bubble without perspective - feedback loops.' + http://www.wired.com/2014/07/gender-gap/ + http://onforb.es/PzBqFu >> 'bossy' // + http://on.wsj.com/V8uHEQ
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Killing the Messenger at Mozilla, by Tim Chevalier | Model View Culture
The tech industry has a hero problem, and during my time there, Mozilla was no exception. Famously, Eich developed the JavaScript language in ten days, in order to meet a Netscape release deadline. This is a textbook example of how tech valorizes individual "heroes", always male, who can put in intense effort on a problem over a short period of time but not work with others on a solution in the long term. I have no doubt that Eich's work on JavaScript was solid, but I also see no reason to think that he was the only person who could have done the same thing. In fact, there are probably people who could have done better, but were not accorded the privileges in life needed for doing so. As far as I'm aware, Eich himself has maintained a humble attitude about his achievements, but the same can't be said of his fans. [...] Tacit acceptance of silencing and of abuse of power runs throughout our culture, but that doesn't make it okay in the specific instance of tech culture. [... >>]
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead : NPR Ed : NPR
But a study published in June suggests that the things that really make the difference — between prison and college, success and failure, sometimes even life and death — are money and family. // +++ see Alain De Botton - Status Anxiety.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism
AND here the critique http://bit.ly/1tXlqLW & http://bit.ly/1ujpPJ9 // http://bit.ly/V1UxtS // http://bit.ly/1orNN4F // "In failing to provide a semblance of balance to the voices in the piece, this account becomes hopelessly skewed, and becomes little more than a radical feminist propaganda piece. Early on in her essay, Goldberg presents an extremely simplified and stereotyped view of trans women’s identities. She writes: “Trans women say that they are women because they feel female — that, as some put it, they have women’s brains in men’s bodies.” First, considering that the length of the article discusses trans people (and focuses heavily on trans women), to reduce the explanation of their complex experiences to three words — “they feel female” — is offensively reductionist. While such a passing nod to trans experiences might be not be out of place in a more LGBTQ-geared publication, in a more general consumption magazine[.]" + http://bit.ly/VkWUIA + http://huff.to/1Bo9aJr
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Diversity and Startups - Y Combinator Posthaven
"Sexism in tech is real. One of the most insidious things happening in the debate is people claiming versions of “other industries may have problems with sexism, but our industry doesn’t.” Both men and women claim this, even though it keeps getting harder to do in the face of shocks like the Tinder texts. We know there is a problem, especially when it comes to starting companies[.]" - // personal values, habits, (culture) will start to reflect internal/corp values and culturehttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8086549
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Memo to my daughter: “Keep your eye on the ball and hit hard” | PandoDaily
What I love about Abramson’s [...] she’s named it, she’s owned it, but she doesn’t make herself a victim. She knows she lives in a sexist world and that makes her victories– and even her defeats– that much sweeter. This is how we should talk about women in the world. Not stupid debates about having it all. Taking the world as it exists, naming it, shrugging, and continuing to fight. // +++ // http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118735/problem-esquires-praise-42-year-old-women-amy-poehler "entrenched short-sightedness and sexist cruelty of male-controlled media [...] Yay, thanks for some crumbs of enlightened thinking, for some slightly nuanced improvements in the daily, punishing business of publicly evaluating and then reevaluating women’s worth. [...] 'I don’t fucking care if you like it.' [...] Social Media [frictionless, not thinking twice or setting something aside for a day]. [Women's] life['s and worth's] are up for public evaluation. [To this day.]" +++ bit.ly/1nXOGy8
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Kara Swisher: Tech's Most Powerful Snoop -- NYMag
“These people were very accessible,” Swisher recalls of a younger Bezos and his cohort, “and you met them before they were who they are now. When people get rich, people lick them up and down all day, so some of them morph into thinking that being licked up and down all day is their reality and that everything that comes out of their mouths are golden nuggets. Everyone starts to rewrite history, but if you knew them, and have some historical knowledge …” [ the Ass Hole effect - As people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2afgt4/the_ahole_effect_what_wealth_does_to_the_brain/ - http://www.alternet.org/culture/ahole-effect-what-wealth-does-brain ] / + http://valleywag.gawker.com/even-tech-bloggers-hate-themselves-1605371279 / "“She’s one of these CEOs who likes to be lauded,” “Personally, I think she’s remarkable. She’s really accomplished and smart, but she’s not perfect, [as is everyone]"
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Tinder highlights tech world’s frat-pack culture - FT.com
! GREAT ARTICLE by Tett ! tip of the iceberg. "money and hubris is involved." - Sheryl Sandberg's 'book for the white, privileged & entitled ivy league girls' is a drop in the ocean. Instead of having girls getting a beautician degree at college for the service industry; fighting the hard fight/competing head to head for little pie there is *http://youtu.be/p6taTMa4nls || - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/02/tinder-sexual-harassment-silicon-valley-sexism - Tinder's sexual harassment scandal is not a surprise. It's another wake-up call How many Silicon Valley sexism stories must we endure before 'entrepreneurs' get serious about diversity? + http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/28/silicon-valley-startup-failure-culture-success-myth + http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/02/silicon-valley-sexism-tinder-culture-women-ageism + https://news.vice.com/article/tinder-co-founders-lawsuit-reflects-tech-industrys-rampant-sexism
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Industry leaders attack Chicago Tech Week over ludicrously sexist ads | PandoDaily
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations - YouTube
http://youtu.be/-1hPJC_j0Sc (Debate, Reparations Movement) + http://bit.ly/1kYRxbx "" That existential something, of course, is that the United States and its economic infrastructure are the products of so much brutality, stealing, lying and exploitation, of so many hundreds of millions of people not only within “our” borders but — as the center of a vast economic and military empire — that it would not only be impossible to compensate all of its victims without going broke many times over, reparations would force American political leaders to concede that we are indeed an exceptional nation, if only in our violence and perfidy. "" || _ +++ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-to-pay-772-million-euros-in-reparations-to-holocaust-survivors-a-902528.html + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reparations_Agreement_between_Israel_and_West_Germany || Reparations could be Obama's only chance to save his name for history, to be remembered smthg for.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
The week of the brogrammer: Why bro-shaming won’t fix tech’s sexism problem | PandoDaily
http://www.theawl.com/2014/05/the-bros-who-inherited-the-earth ""Let a wave come and wash away these people so that we may try again! Their ideas will survive just fine."" || http://pando.com/2014/02/27/we-call-that-boob-er-the-four-most-awful-things-travis-kalanick-said-in-his-gq-profile/ - “We call that Boob-er:” The four most awful things Travis Kalanick said in his GQ profile || ___ ""This attitude toward women in tech has real consequences. This week, Google released a transparency report stating that only 17 percent of its technology staffers are women. This troubling statistic, and the trio of badly-behaving sexist founders this week, are both symptoms of a larger, more pervasive sense among the people bankrolling these billion dollar companies who think of the mythical founder-genius in very male terms."" ___ || It all starts in childhood an the impregnation with Label's and Boxes ... and maybe even a sprinkle of Religion.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Bristol assistant mayor under fire for describing his £32,000 job as 'low pay' | UK news | theguardian.com
A U.K. assistant mayor gets backlash for calling his $54,000 job "low-paying." Bristol's Gus Hoyt told a friend on Twitter he couldn't take a trip to New York because of his low pay. He justified the comment by admitting he's not poor, but really can't afford New York. theguardian.com 07:41 PM
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Julie Ann Horvath on GitHub Investigation: “How Do You Sleep at Night?” | Re/code
according to her, internal investigation was a sham. + Preston-Warner Threatens Legal Action in Github Scandal Fallout ( http://recode.net/2014/04/21/as-horvath-accusations-continue-preston-werner-threatens-legal-action/ ) + GitHub Clears President Tom Preston-Werner, but He Resigns Anyway After Harassment Controversy http://recode.net/2014/04/21/github-ceo-tom-preston-werner-resigns/ + http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/15/julie-ann-horvath-describes-sexism-and-intimidation-behind-her-github-exit/ "In short, Horvath said that she felt she was being treated differently internally simply due to her gender and not the quality of her work. She calls her colleagues’ response to her own work and the work of other female GitHub employees a “serious problem.” Despite GitHub hiring more female developers, Horvath said she struggled to feel welcome." + http://www.businessinsider.com/julie-ann-horvath-github-harassment-twitter-2014-4 +++ http://youtu.be/BxyJlP4MEa8?t=16m5s
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Druckenmiller: "I See A Storm Coming" | Zero Hedge
Stanley Druckenmiller - skin in the game // "a storm coming, maybe bigger than the storm we had in 2008, 2010." "society's short-term thinking" > current senior stealing from current generation and future seniors
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march 2013 by asterisk2a

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