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Obesity bigger cost for Britain than war and terror | Society | The Guardian
Britain spending £47bn a year dealing with the healthcare and social costs of an increasingly overweight population, study finds. Obesity is a greater burden on the UK’s economy than armed violence, war and terrorism, costing the country nearly £47bn a year, a report has found. The study, commissioned by consultancy firm McKinsey and Company, reveals obesity has the second-largest economic impact on the UK behind smoking, generating an annual loss equivalent to 3% of GDP. [...] It has called for a co-ordinated response from governments, retailers, restaurants and food and drink manufacturers to address what it calls the “global obesity crisis”. A series of 44 interventions could bring 20% of overweight or obese people in UK back to normal weight within five to 10 years, the report says. This would save around £16bn a year in the UK, including an annual saving of about £766m in the NHS, according to the study. [...] “Today 25% of the nation is obese and 37% is overweight.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Secondary school places for all 'undeliverable', councils warn - BBC News
[ planning taken out of hands of councils ] [ first the teachers strike (2014), then the doctors strike (2015/2016) - bit.ly/1T3QTfc ] The legal duty of councils in England to ensure that every child has a school place could soon become undeliverable, local authorities have warned. With a population bulge about to hit secondary schools, councils want powers to open new maintained schools and to compel academies to expand. Thousands of children are due to hear on Tuesday which secondary school they will attend from September. However the government says the warning amounts to "scaremongering". The population bulge which has put primary schools under pressure will start hitting secondary schools this year, according to official figures. Last year councils had to provide 2,740,000 secondary school places, but this will rise to 3,287,000 by 2024, the figures predict.
UK  education  policy  austerity  Council  Public  Services  Social  Services  staff  shortage  staff  morale  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  classroom  size  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  post  code  lottery  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  child  poverty  poverty  trap  attainment  gap  Tories  nasty  party  dogma  ideology  Conservative  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  budget2010  budget2015  Westminster  Whitehall  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  George  Osborne  Nicky  Morgan  Michael  Gove  David  Cameron 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Why Hillary Clinton’s ‘super-predator’ concession is such a big moment for political protest - The Washington Post
Clinton’s 1996 speech included some language about these so-called super-predators implying that they were a generation of guilt- and compassion-free sociopaths who, in the interest of society, simply had to be contained. [...] Clinton seemed audibly and visibly irritated, saying she would answer if allowed to speak and then, even more notably, “that no one had ever asked her that before.” Then, Clinton essentially moved on with her regularly scheduled fundraising program. There was no accounting, partial or full, for her 1996 position nor how she arrived at her 2016 stance on criminal justice reform. Moving on. [...] Clinton decided to offer an apology for using that “super-predator” and “brought to heel” language. In the 1990s both were part of a relatively popular but now largely discredited theory about rising youth crime. [ tough on crime was] effective tactic with white voters, because in the [US] there are a whole host of persistent stereotypes abt race & criminality.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Sir Tom Hunter: Education reform needs 'open mind' - BBC News
attainment gap - The attainment gap is where children from poorer neighbourhoods do worse at school than those from better off areas. He found that good leadership and innovation were two key areas to tackling this problem. // money for more assistant teachers, better teachers, and school lunches? and counselling for children and parents?
education  policy  income  mobility  social  mobility  post  code  lottery  Gini  coefficient  austerity  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  UK  PISA  child  poverty  poverty  trap  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pleasure Trap - PART ONE - Alan Goldhamer DC - YouTube
what if feeding behaviour would not be rewarded. ... do you stop feeding yourself? // artificially stimulate = addiction. keep drinking/eating to avoid feeling bad. // Cocaine. Rats take cocaine till they are dead. Addiction to dopamine rush. 10x dopamine rush smoking cocaine than having an orgasm. // Salt Sugar Fat - Book. Bliss point. << food conglomerate. taste = how much dopamine is released in brain, rewarding it feels. = Dietary Excess. // &! Part 2 - white sugar. processed. no fiber. does not exist in nature. same effects on liver as alcohol! // NO OIL! oil does not exist in nature. // Salt // << SOS Salt Oil (Free Fat) Sugar. // 25 of calories come from added sugars, in the avg Teenage Diet Study. //&! Breaking The Food Seduction - by Dr. Neal Barnard - youtu.be/TDgA3T_JF2A //&! Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive (Barnard) - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! Dr. Doug Lisle "Pleasure Trap" 2013 - youtu.be/Dtf9-4KNKkE
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Europa: Den Parteien laufen die Mitglieder weg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ symptoms ] SPD und CDU haben seit 1990 fast die Hälfte ihrer Mitglieder verloren. Die Erosion der Parteien ist kein deutsches Phänomen, sie findet in ganz Europa statt. Unsere Demokratie ändert sich dadurch grundlegend. [...] Parteimitglieder sind nur noch Randgruppen [...] Personen statt Programme [...] Die Mehrheit der Bürger misstraut den Parteien
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Ostbeauftragte kritisiert Versäumnisse in Kampf gegen Rechts - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Ostbeauftragte der Bundesregierung wirft ostdeutschen Politikern und Behörden vor, den Rechtsextremismus verharmlost zu haben. Hart kritisiert die SPD-Politikerin die sächsische Polizei nach Clausnitz und Bautzen. //&! Der pöbelnde Pulk von Clausnitz, die Flammen in Bautzen - der Hass gegen Flüchtlinge wird kaum irgendwo so offen sichtbar wie in Sachsen. Warum? - bit.ly/1oDZSr4 - Es gibt in Sachsen seit Jahren Landstriche, in denen Neonazis praktisch die Kontrolle übernommen haben. Die NPD zog wiederholt in den Dresdner Landtag ein. Die neonazistische Terrorgruppe NSU konnte sich fast 14 Jahre lang in Sachsen verstecken. Am 13. Februar, dem Jahrestag der Bombardierung Dresdens im Zweiten Weltkrieg, versammelten sich an der Elbe regelmäßig mehrere Tausend Neonazis zur europaweit größten Kundgebung ihrer Szene. [...] Sachsen glaubte, Rassismus totschweigen zu können [...] Es dauerte zum Teil Jahre, bis Täter vor Gericht gestellt werden.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Medien in der Vertrauenskrise: Was zu tun ist - mit Anja Reschke | ZAPP | NDR - YouTube
[ symptom ... of our time. = by-product (Luegenpresse)! ] // [ einflussnahme ] [ befangenheit ] // TV = brot, wasser & spiele. // vollmuendiger buerger wird beformundet. kann man ihn nicht zumassen.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pegida On Rise As Germany Divided Over Refugees - YouTube
[ symptom ] [ niemand had was ueber 'alle muessen anpacken' gesagt ] [ Holocaust for 3rd gen germans is not shame, its rather a "wird sind besser in allem" "wir koennen das wo andere vor uns ethish moralish humanitaer politisch civil und auch als vollmundiger buerger versagt haben." ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Panorama - Clausnitz, Sachsen: Wer hat hier berechtigte Sorgen?
[ symptom ] on.fb.me/1SKRtOH &! on.fb.me/1L3MJkw &! Die Clausnitzer fragen sich, was in ihrem Ort passiert ist. Nur wenige verurteilen den Brüllangriff auf Flüchtlinge, die meisten reden das Geschehene klein - auch Heimleiter Thomas Hetze, der AfD-Mitglied ist. - bit.ly/1Qt2vb2 //&! Die AfD verharmloste auf Twitter die Vorfälle und schrieb, die "Lügenpresse" hetze gegen "harmlose Bürgerproteste in Clausnitz". & Grüne machen Seehofer mitverantwortlich für Mob von Clausnitz - bit.ly/1VuF0fS //&! Wo bleibt die Menschlichkeit? - bit.ly/1L2WUpr //&! http://bit.ly/1UeKL34 - Ein gravierendes Fehlverhalten von Seiten der Polizei will der Polizeipräsident nicht erkennen. //&! Flüchtlingsfeinde in Clausnitz: Das Volk? Ihr nicht. - bit.ly/1KvKy9u //&! Sachsen hat ein Problem - on.fb.me/1oVoZ8m - und eine Polizei, die am Ende verängstigte Flüchtlinge zu Tätern erklärt, [ SEE COMMENTS! NO REP & oligarchy/plutocracy type comments ] // Meinungsfreiheit - vs - Volksverhetzung - on.fb.me/1QacmR8
refugee  crisis  populism  Saxony  Neo-Nazi  Neonazi  Nazi  Hooligan  hartz-iv  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  Agenda  2010  mob  Gini  coefficient  neoliberalism  neoliberal  trickle-down  economics  plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  inequality  GFC  austerity  Schuldenbremse  hate  speech  hate  crime  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  Xenophobia  homophobic  Homophobia  NPD  AfD  Volksverhetzung  Germany  Fremdenfeindlichkeit  Rechtsextremismus  Rechtsruck  far-right 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Full-time work is no bar to poverty in UK, report says | Society | The Guardian
Despite at least one adult working full time, millions of households cannot make ends meet, Joseph Rowntree Foundation reports [...] Millions of households struggle to make ends meet even though they include at least one adult in full-time work, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Living standards have declined since 2008 despite the economy’s return to growth, the anti-poverty charity said, warning that families with children are at particular risk of a life in poverty. [...] The MIS is determined by asking members of the public to define what is needed to “live to an adequate level”. The threshold is £16,850 for a single person, £25,600 for a lone parent with one child and £36,060 for a single breadwinner with two children. [...] Approximately 11.6 million people in the UK live below the MIS, [...] An improving economy alone is not guaranteed to reverse this rise.” [...] [ no economic security in this recovery! ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Can Liverpool's new hospital make the whole city healthier – and wealthier? | Cities | The Guardian
Jackson also says the trust is working hard to reduce the length of time patients – especially older people – will stay in the hospital. In part by helping people to stay at home for longer and return home more quickly. “Gerontologists will tell you that a 60-year-old who spends 14 nights in hospital will age 10 years,” Jackson says. Speeding up the time it takes to generate results such as ultrasounds will also reduce the time all patients have to spend in the hospital. [...] Despite the city’s fortunes improving in recent years, Liverpool is still one of the most deprived areas of the country [...] while the average household income is £22,787 – £14,000 lower than the national average (pdf) – and four in 10 children live in low income households – more than double the national average.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Police drop Kids Company abuse investigation | UK news | The Guardian
[ were they led to believe? who put in the claims? was it from the top? to make the problem go away finally, forever? - bit.ly/1TZqe2k ] Scotland Yard says no evidence was found to justify referring allegations of physical and sexual abuse to prosecutors //&! - Kids Company founder says 'malicious' child abuse claims led to closure Camila Batmanghelidjh says exemplary charity was overwhelmed with demand and tells Guardian of her anger at betrayal of children, staff and donors - bit.ly/1P0td50 //&! Kids Company debacle raises questions about social work reforms. David Cameron and Michael Gove were strong supporters of the failed charity. Can their new direction on child protection really be trusted? - http://bit.ly/1VclPr5 //&! Social workers aren't failing the system – the system is failing them The government’s focus on overhauling social workers’ education will not address the problems of recruitment and retention - bit.ly/1Qbcf7t & bit.ly/1WdmPKZ &! bit.ly/1SNuoLD
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
South Somerset deploys ‘health coaches’ to take pressure off NHS - FT.com
Chronic conditions make a big share of cost // Underpinning the approach is a careful “segmenting” of patients to discover which are making maximum demands on the system. [...] In South Somerset, it was discovered that just 4 per cent of local people were between them consuming up to 50 per cent of the health and social care budget. High quality global journalism requires investment. Early results among a sample group of 100 patients are striking. Emergency admissions have fallen by 42 per cent, accident and emergency department visits by 4 per cent and outpatient appointments by 15 per cent, year on year, since the establishment of a “hub”, bringing together doctors, nurses and care workers to span the historically iron divide between GP surgery, community and hospital services. [...] “health coaches”. Cheaper than clinicians, and bringing a different skill set, they are seen as key to ensuring patients take responsibility for their own health [...] [mismatch of resources & demand]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
GPs battle fatalism in neighbourhood with Britain's worst life expectancy | Society | The Guardian
Doctors at new health centre in part of Glasgow known for the wrong reasons say ultimatums to give up smoking, drinking or fatty food just don’t work [...] And while they may live longer than before they do so in poor health, with complex, chronic illnesses. Clinicians call it premature multi-morbidity: patients who may be life-long smokers living with obesity, lung disease or ailing hearts. “Our patients have multiple chronic diseases about 15 to 20 years earlier than in affluent areas. They are living longer in poorer health,” Crawford says. [...] There is a strong sense that smoking is a rare pleasure in a difficult world; beating addiction is harder with great routine stress in daily life. [ self-medication and coping mechanisms ] [...] But they come to you because I don’t make judgments, and they don’t lie to me about how much they’re drinking,” [...] “I suppose you’re trying each time to enable them to finally make that change [...] [ keeping them alive ]
sick  population  health  crisis  deprivation  Perspective  Perspektivlosigkeit  poverty  poverty  in  old  age  food  poverty  Alcohol  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  self-medication  food  abuse  coping  mechanism  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  premature  ageing 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
The upsetting reality of modern day poverty
My food budget? About £45 a week. [...] You see, to Jamie Oliver, a £20 shoulder of lamb is "cheap", because it can do two meals and it’s not the leg, so costs less per kilo. Two meals, Jamie? For 20 bloody quid, I want at least four meals. It’s a sad day when I get angry at Jamie Oliver for being a pretentious, arrogant prick. [...] I can’t afford to smoke. I don’t know many people who can. I have bars of soap next to my sinks and I am able to use them to good effect. I am not dirty. I am relatively poor. There is a difference. [...] The reality is eating plain boiled rice and pretending to like it, so the kids don’t know there’s no other food except for what is on their plates. [...] The reality of poverty is the shame of always having to say, “Sorry, I can’t afford it.” [...] I’ll make you a coffee, but only if you don’t have sugar – that’s a luxury we only buy in if we’re going to make a cake.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Services for LGBT young people will just disappear | Kirstie Brewer | Society | The Guardian
Cuts to council youth budgets are putting vital specialist provision for vulnerable youngsters in jeopardy [...] “Youth provision has always been the Cinderella service and LGBT youth provision is its poor relation,” [...] Overall, youth services directly provided by councils in England have been cut by 36% since 2011 – from £877m to £561m total expenditure, according to figures provided by Kate Green, shadow minister for women and equalities. “Councils are facing impossible decisions about youth services as the government slashes their revenue support grants by over 50%, regardless of the cost to individuals and communities,” //&! Out in the cold: LGBT housing services devastated by austerity cuts. Homelessness among gay, lesbian and transgender people is rising but the few organisations that offer help are struggling to survive - bit.ly/1R6FIyh
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong - YouTube
substance abuse as form of self-medication and coping mechanism - due to their environment they live in. It's the cage you live in. Unhealthy bonds - vs - Healthy bonds. Crisis of disconnection. Social vs Individual recovery!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Paxman: 'If you didn't vote, you're a moron' - YouTube
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe 2015 - youtu.be/06520wqQV84 - //&! Jeremy Paxman & John Bishop on the state of our politicians! - youtu.be/ql-UKAXjCVE - only an idiot (Cameron) would want to celebrate people send to certain death, comparing it with the golden jubilee. //&! Jeremy Paxman: why the SNP are like Obi Wan Kenobi - youtu.be/Fdj7e7DSjaE
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Weekly alcohol limit cut to 14 units in UK for men | Society | The Guardian
New guidance puts male limit in line with women as chief medical officers warn that any amout of alcohol consumption increases cancer risk [...] However, it cautioned that “there is little evidence regarding the impact of any guidelines in changing health behaviours”. //&! Here are the pub owners that make money of chronic and diet-related diseases; bit.ly/1RsVTcy - &! In the biggest shakeup to safe drinking recommendations for 30 years, chief medical officer Sally Davies said science showed there was no safe level of drinking and recommended keeping consumption to 14 units a week – the equivalent of seven glasses of wine or six pints. //&! the cultural observations; brits have a problem - bit.ly/1ObJNjS - a nation of self-medicators, affordable, quick fix coping mechanism. //&! What would Britain be without drink? - bit.ly/1naEsAw
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Thomas Piketty on Capitalism, Corbyn and why Zuckerberg is getting it wrong - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
home ownership in UK is biggest item of UK's household wealth. 2/3rd of housing is owned. other 3rd is rented. that is why the property bubble/prices have to be kept afloat. otherwise balance sheet recession > deleveraging > debt servitude > lower consumption rate > cratering UK economy as ~70% of UK economy is based on consumption. // blaming others (ISIS) for radicalization. but who put them in this place to be radicalized, in the first place? inequality, youth unemployment. // COP21, western world do not face their historical obligation! // world wealth and income database - www.wid.world
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Like a beautiful painting': image of New Year's mayhem in Manchester goes viral | UK news | The Guardian
[ symptom ] Quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Goodman he said the appeal of the image might lie in its unusual subject matter. “There are plenty of photographs published that show people having a great time. It’s much safer and easier photographing happy, willing people posing than photographing angry, drunk people candid. “That’s not a criticism of the former, but it’s one reason why the latter might stand out.” He said he was “flattered” that his photograph had been compared to Renaissance art, but said he was merely “in the right place at the right time”. Or as American photographic pioneer Ansell Adams put it: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
New year, old grievances: why Britain’s bugbears in 2016 look very familiar | Martin Boon | Opinion | The Guardian
A new survey of what’s on our minds reveals a nation still obsessed with the same things as in the 1960s - inequality and immigration [...] Seven out of 10 suggest that inequality and immigration create the biggest societal divides of today [ but tories take on what is easiest, immigration. but not inequality ] So nothing’s changed, and it’s likely not much will – at least, not if you’re a member of our world-weary public, exasperated with the collective failure of political solutions to modern-day grievances.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Young people 'priced out of sport' after leaving school - BBC News
Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a study. [...] Low incomes and debt problems mean even small additional costs are unaffordable, it adds. School sport is often free or very low cost, but this provision ends when young people leave school, says the report. In addition, teenagers are often wary of taking up informal, low-cost sporting activities, fearing anti-social behaviour and poor supervision of open spaces. "It was eye-opening to learn just how much joining in matters to young people, how much informal games, outdoor activity and sport can inspire and motivate them, yet how many children and young people are held back from actively getting involved," said author, Prof Anne Power.
poverty  Sozialpolitik  Integrationspolitik  Perspektivlosigkeit  Perspective  deprivation  working  poor  tax  credit  austerity  UK  Gini  coefficient  inequality  income  inequality  discretionary  spending  disposable  income 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Yemen conflict: Governor of Aden killed in Islamic State attack - BBC News
Islamic State militants say they are responsible for a blast that killed the governor of Yemen's port city of Aden. Jaafar Mohammed Saad and several aides died when their convoy was hit. IS says it detonated a car laden with explosives as he drove by. The group has established a presence in Yemen since its civil war broke out. It is opposed to the government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. Earlier this year, Aden was recaptured by government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Becoming radicalised – and keeping a secret - BBC News
Some of these individuals identified with an organisation such as IS or al-Qaeda while others followed their own extremist beliefs and underwent a more personal form of radicalisation. [...] Still in many cases individuals are drawn to IS or other extremist groups because they're unhappy in their own lives and are looking for a cause that's bigger than themselves. "The radicalisation process has been triggered by a personal crisis - the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job," says Indiana State University's Mark Hamm, the author of The Spectacular Few, a book about extremism. "Typically there's somebody in cyberspace who shows them a way - walks them from the brink of a cliff." // brutality of society at large. enabled by forces and pillars capitalism. ie your worth as a person is defined by your net work and credit score. what education you have (thus family). //&! bit.ly/1N9qQfa
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
California attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS' - BBC News
The New York Times reported that there was no evidence that IS had directed the couple in the attack. "At this point we believe they were more self-radicalised and inspired by the group than actually told to do the shooting," the newspaper quoted an official as saying. //&! bbc.in/1jDEQVV
Caliphate  radicalization  radicalisation  ISIS  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  Islamophobia  Xenophobia  racism  War  on  Terror  Religion  extremism  islamic  radicalism  radicalism  State  Law  Muslim  USA  gun  violence  NRA 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
MONITOR vom 03.12.2015 - Monitor - ARD | Das Erste
[ Der Heuhaufen wird immer groesser. Aber wir brauchen die informationen ueber die Nadeln und die Operativen Kapazitaeten. ] Die Terroristen von Paris: Alles unter den Augen der Behörden? Der Drahtzieher der Paris-Attentate konnte sich monatelang vor den Anschlägen erstaunlich frei innerhalb Europas bewegen, seine radikalen Ansichten waren den Behörden zum großen Teil bekannt. Trotzdem griff niemand ein. Drei Wochen nach den Anschlägen verdichtet sich der Eindruck eines Versagens der Sicherheitsbehörden, an dem auch verschärfte Überwachungsgesetze nichts geändert hätten. //&! Bonn-Tannenbusch – das deutsche Molenbeek? - bit.ly/1lf3bmJ - [ Easy radicalisation is Symptom ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Europa: Arme und weniger gebildete Menschen sterben häufiger an Alkohol - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In den meisten europäischen Ländern leben gebildete und wohlhabende Menschen länger als Menschen mit niedrigem sozioökonomischem Status. Ein Grund für diesen Unterschied scheint im Alkoholkonsum zu liegen. [...] Sozial besser gestellte Menschen trinken demnach zwar häufiger und zum Teil auch mehr als Menschen mit geringerem Bildungsgrad. Laut den Forschern sind problematische Trinkgewohnheiten - etwa das Komasaufen - in unteren sozialen Gruppen jedoch weiter verbreitet. Verhalten wie dieses steigert die alkoholbedingten Gesundheitsprobleme. [...] Ungleichheit zwischen den sozialen Gruppen verstärkt.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental health early deaths 'worrying in one in four areas' - BBC News
Overall, the premature death rate among those with mental health problems was 2.4 times higher than that of the general population. [...] The review - by the Open Public Services Network, part of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce - said the physical health needs of people with mental health problems were not being addressed. The findings mirror a recent report by the Nuffield Trust think tank and come as NHS England is preparing to unveil its new strategy for mental health services. [...] [...??? >> ] "It is about making sure they get basic checks for things such as diabetes and high cholesterol." [...] poor physical health was likely to be responsible for about two-thirds of it. //&! bbc.in/1RaiB55 &! bbc.in/1QLByxt &! bbc.in/1NaA8wL - Researchers said NHS bosses had starting 2 rely on unproven, cheaper services in a bid 2 balance the books. &! bbc.in/1f6je2P
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Terror in Paris: IS bekennt sich zu Anschlägen -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
no central brain / commando / organisation! these are cells of terror through radicalisation, homegrown on frensh soil, frances suburbs the banlieue, that identify with ISIS cause through Religious background. ISIS exploits situation. Opportunism. A Symptom. // // Verrohung der Gesellschaft. Jeder fuer sich selbst. //&! Anschläge in Paris: Die wichtigsten Artikel im Überblick - bit.ly/1YbYszW //&! Terror Cells associate itself with ISIS Cause. No Central Brain or Connections Intelligence Agencies can hack/surveil; "not isolated, lone wolf, spur-of-the-moment attacks. Although not necessarily difficult to execute, these attacks still took planning, preparation, training, sourcing of weapons and explosives, reconnaissance of the target and the careful recruitment of so-called "martyrs" - fanatical young men prepared to carry them out in the full knowledge they will probably die doing so. [ & ] "self-starters"" - bbc.in/1MwsMOp
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Popular Food Blogger Commits Suicide - YouTube
Comparison is the thief of life. especially to something edited like Facebook and Social Media in general. And photoshop and good flattering angles. // dwelling on negatives you can't change, bad. think about the things you can control. // liking yourself. // everyone is in your show as well, you are not the only freak you think you are. // self-esteem through being a force for good. purpose. autonomy. mastery. SELF-WORTH. You deserve to be happy. // living through the screen only. in safety. //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Legal highs: Psychoactive drugs policy 'rushed', say MPs - BBC News
[ why not put a regulatory framework up. and make money through taxation! stupid. where is the neoliberal tough when its needed!? double standard. ] "Britain uses more psychoactive substances than any other country in Europe and is at risk of being overwhelmed by the sheer scale of this problem.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Tax credits: SNP and Conservative MPs clash over government cuts - YouTube
Natalie McGarry, the SNP's shadow disabilities spokesperson, and Conservative MP Chris Philp, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, debate the government's tax credit cuts.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Mindfulness has huge health potential – but McMindfulness is no panacea | Jon Kabat-Zinn | Comment is free | The Guardian
[ you own only your thoughts, emotions and health (fitness) ] [ you have to function ] Mindfulness is often misunderstood – so let us be clear about what we are encouraging. In essence, mindfulness – being about attention, awareness, relationality, and caring – is a universal human capacity akin to our capacity for language acquisition. It is a way of being in wise and purposeful relationship with one’s experience, both inwardly and outwardly, with oneself and with others. Thus there is an intrinsic social dimension to its cultivation as well. It usually involves cultivating familiarity and intimacy with aspects of everyday experience that we often take for granted.
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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
Laurie Anderson: 'Capitalism is a disaster for human relations' | Film | The Guardian
The experimental artist and director talks about her new film, The Heart of a Dog, the trouble with social media – and coming to terms with death [...] But if your brand is just you, is that uncomfortable? Extremely. It’s even worse to market your style. It’s truly sad. And everyone on Facebook has the same sort of marketing ploy selling their image. What does that do to people? It’s extremely brutalising that you’re going to be for sale. It’s one of the worst things you can possibly imagine. Go to any party and you see that: I just don’t think you’re worth talking to. Someone else has a bigger plus sign over their heads. Capitalism is an absolute disaster for human relations. // social isolation, deprivation, Perspektivlosigkeit, Free Will, Dopamine, mobile homescreen, social alienation,
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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
BBC One - Panorama, Tough Justice in Britain - Texas Style
As the UK's imprisonment rate remains the highest in western Europe, Panorama joins Michael Gove - the man in charge of British prisons - on a fact-finding mission in Texas. 'Hang 'em high' Texas is not the first place you might look for lessons in criminal justice - they execute more people and lock up more offenders than anywhere else in America. But now this conservative state is the unlikely centre of a rehabilitation-led revolution in prison reform that's sweeping through the US. Crime is down, prisoner numbers have fallen and, on top of this, they have cut costs. Are there valuable lessons to be learned here, and are UK politicians really ready to dole out some Texan justice?
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
'Political courage' on drink pricing policy praised - BBC News
Although MSPs passed a law in 2012 imposing a minimum unit price to try to cut the harm it can cause, its implementation has been held up by a legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association. [...] "Importantly, we can pay tribute to the Scottish government for the political courage it has shown to implement appropriate policy in the face of stiff opposition by the drinks industry." [...] Research shows that exposure to alcohol marketing increases the likelihood that young people will start to drink, and to drink more if they are already drinking. Alcohol is the world's fifth leading risk factor for disease, injury and disability. In eastern Europe, most of Latin America and southern sub-Saharan Africa it is the leading cause.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Dear Fat Girl... With Flabby Arms & Dimpled Thighs - YouTube
"i was always a thicker kid" - child abuse // &! youtu.be/0d-pxETaEDY //&! youtu.be/dR7LEQYP4rA //&! youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng //&! Nicole Arbour: What Nobody Will Talk About.... - youtu.be/97Mlu5aoSrI - CDC study found correlation between childhood neglect/abuse/sexual abuse and obesity? //&! Fuck Fat People - https://youtu.be/AoF3KUOtQSI - body acceptance vs fat acceptance vs apathy (sich selbst aufgegeben, Perspektivlosigkeit, dieting harm, bc you listened to the experts, diet books, and tabloids about that new wonder drug) ... obesity/overweight (TOFI, visceral fat, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetic, chronic low-grade inflammation risk factors, pre-cursor to cancer, diabetes) isn't just looks its a visual medical condition created by diet and lifestyle in majority of cases.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Fat People Are Unhealthy - YouTube
"obesity is a disease!" //&! Why I'm Against "Fat Acceptance" - youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng ... "Who do I want to be? [...] Since I've been this since childhood, I have not known & do not know any different. [...] shame does not help anybody." //&! Fooled [Mark Twain quote]. Hoodwinked. Exploited. PPL who are not aware of the SYSTEM WHICH IS RIGGED AGAINST THEM, are rightfully angry (anger directed partly towards themselves, blindly, and the status quo ... 'dare you to shame me, look around you ... I am not the only one!') for being fat shamed, to a certain extent. U can put the material in front of them, but they dont change if they dont snap 180 degrees intellectually: Enlightenment. Curtains revealed & they grasp the extent of the RIGGED SYSTEM. Thus able 2change small step by step. Process. Individual journey. Fuelled by intrinsic motivation (ie not boogie's case). //&! Political Correctness, Offensive (hate speech), free speech - youtu.be/A2QB00ZXbpA disclosure: guy is from infowars
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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

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