UK economy £100bn smaller because of austerity – thinktank | Business | The Guardian
UK economy £100bn smaller because of austerity – thinktank
Cumulative effect since 2010 has left each person £1,495 a year worse off, analysis shows
UK  Austerity 
17 hours ago
Plastics reach remote pristine environments, scientists say | Science | The Guardian
Birds’ eggs in High Arctic contain chemical additives used in plastics
4 days ago
(509) Fox News keeps forcing Trump into shutdowns - YouTube
history that GOP Republicans forcing gov shutdowns, history tells, they shoot themselves in the foot.
right wing pundits have no incentive to compromise
pundits have only incentive to stay on air
Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  2020  govshutdown  shutdown  compromise  gov  TheWall  FoxNews  Pundits 
5 days ago
(509) Neuroscientist: Why Trumpists Will Never Abandon Trump - YouTube
Neuroscientist: Why Trumpists Will Never Abandon Trump
- cult of personality
- cognitive dissonance
- fear, "Denial of Death" Book / Martha Nussbaum book on fear
awareness of own mortality. Ease fear of death by world view through ideologies (that outlive the individual)
- thus strengthens your world view, ideology
- immigration attacks existence and place in history ("we will not erase us")
- Trump exaggerating threats, heightens fear, and existencial threat (and felt place in history) thus strengthens grip onto ideology and world view 'I will not erased.'
- Donald Trumps communication is more engaging.
- Conservatives are more hyper-vigilant (tuned in to threats)
Cult  of  Personality  cognitive  dissonance  Psychology  Brexit  Corbyn  Jeremy  AfD  PEGIDA  Sociology  fear  book  mortality  communication  evolution 
5 days ago
Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard | Society | The Guardian
‘Chronic underfunding’ forces cuts to services including social care, roads and libraries [...] One in 20 councils said they were concerned that funding cuts were now so deep that they would struggle to deliver the legal minimum level of services. Almost one in 10 anticipate legal challenges from the public against proposed cuts in service provision. The survey found 80% of councils have no confidence that the current model of local government finance is sustainable. More than half have drawn down reserves to stay afloat. More than three-quarters have borrowed cash to invest in commercial property in the hope the returns will cover budget gaps.
UK  Austerity  Council  counciltax 
8 days ago
Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby | Alex Kotch | Opinion | The Guardian
Following the Ilhan Omar controversy, it’s incredibly important to be able to decipher between real antisemitism and basic political facts [...] Omar’s controversial tweets noted two important realities. First, money is a huge problem, and motivator, in Washington. Second, Aipac is a powerful group that uses its money to influence the policy decisions of members of Congress. As both Mehdi Hasan and Ryan Grim detail in the Intercept, Aipac officials have bragged about their power over Washington lawmakers.
Israel  lobby  Politics  antisemitism  Antisemitismus  Labour  vested  interest  UK  USA  history  Palestine  special  interests 
8 days ago
Wie (fast) jeder zum Genie werden kann | SPIEGEL Plus
Der amerikanische Physiknobelpreisträger Carl Wieman feiert große Erfolge mit einer Ausbildungsmethode, die auf "aktives Lernen" setzt. Wie funktioniert's?
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNzv8PUwzM - Interactive learning in practice - The Carl Wieman science education initiative
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioLgQ2KxsQ - Teaching Excellence Summit 2018: improving how universities teach – a scientific approach
- pre-class reading, problem solving, followed by discussion
>> Students are thinking, direct exchange with expert
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrAokmBWzng - Teaching Students to Think Like Physicists. Carl Wieman. Nobel Prize in Physics 2001 UCM
- Learner must practice making decisions (not just knowledge acquisition). Application of knowledge
childhood  parenting  parenthood  learning  teaching  methods  Knowledge  e-learning  MOOC  practice 
8 days ago
Zahnimplantate: Kleine Schraube, großes Problem - SPIEGEL ONLINE
medical supplies industry
&! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/13/government-accepts-debilitating-effects-of-medical-implants - Government accepts 'debilitating' effects of medical implants Recognition that commercial interests had trumped patient safety follows Guardian exposé
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mPRnsofG3k - The Operation that Ruined My Life - BBC Panorama
medical  implants  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  oversight  transparency  registry  teeth  risk  Zahnimplantate  profit-maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical 
8 days ago
Italien in der Rezession: Fatale Spirale - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Wirtschaft schrumpft, die Schulden steigen, von den Ratingagenturen droht die Abstufung auf Junk-Niveau: Italien rutscht immer tiefer in die Krise - und könnte einen Domino-Effekt in der EU auslösen.
Italy  credit  rating 
10 days ago
Macron's Great Debate: a turning point or 'puffed-up nonsense'? | World news | The Guardian
One pensioner shouted: “And they could use paper plates, not the new presidential dinner plates they just spent €50,000 on!” A retired teacher said the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, went home at night and did her own shopping, yet France had a 365-room presidential palace that cost more than €100m a year to run. “That’s because in France we still have still a type of king,” sighed a trade unionist.
11 days ago
FGM victims treated in Scottish city hospitals - BBC News
Medics in Scotland's biggest cities have treated victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) on more than 230 occasions in the past two years.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said it had identified women with FGM on at least 138 occasions in 2017 and 2018.

In NHS Lothian, which covers Edinburgh, 93 occasions were noted.

The figures were revealed by Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who said the "barbaric" practice must be wiped out entirely.

Responses to freedom of information requests from the party that were sent to Scotland's 12 other health boards showed they had recorded very low or no cases of FGM.
11 days ago
(185) Deutschland, Deine Döner - Was essen wir da eigentlich? | betrifft - YouTube
Phosphate im Essen = langzeit nierenschaden
Fake Doener
&! Die Fleischlüge: Warum Panscher nicht aufzuhalten sind - Frontal 21 | ZDF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=K9-IV_Oi6bM
&! horse meat scandal
&! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47071234 - Beef scare: Polish bad meat spreads to 11 EU states
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQx1QJbmpQ - Die Tricks der Fleischindustrie
Gammelfleisch  Fleisch  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  public  health  profit-maximisation  phosphate  Food  risk  prevention  Zusatzstoffe  panschen  Lebensmittel  transparency  quality  scandal  meat  horsemeat 
11 days ago
Schools staff crisis looms as austerity hits teachers’ pay | Education | The Guardian
Classroom pay has fallen by more than £4,000 a year since 2010 in real terms, according to a government assessment. Damian Hinds, the education secretary, warned that only a 2% increase can be expected for the next academic year.
UK  Austerity  education  policy  Ofsted 
12 days ago
Ministers accused of pressure over teacher recruits - BBC News
But providers say they have come under repeated pressure to take the kinds of candidates that they had been rejecting.

They have been summoned to a string of meetings by Schools Minister Nick Gibb and his Department for Education (DfE) officials, over the past six months, where they were quizzed over which candidates were rejected and why.
UK  education  policy  Austerity  staff  recruitment  crisis  CON-servative  Conservative  Theresa  May  quality  Ofsted 
14 days ago
Trump backs World Bank critic Malpass for top job - BBC News
US President Donald Trump has named senior Treasury Department official David Malpass to lead the World Bank.
WorldBank  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump 
14 days ago
Hawaii may increase legal smoking age to 100 - BBC News
Dr Creagan, who was an emergency room physician before he was elected as state representative in 2014, calls the cigarette "the deadliest artefact in human history" in the bill.

In January 2017, Hawaii became the first US state to raise its smoking age to 21. In other US states the legal age is usually 18 or 19.
tobacco  public  health  prevention  Cancer 
14 days ago
Troubled government contractor Interserve agrees rescue deal | Business | The Guardian
Company, which has 45,000 employees in UK, hopes to avoid Carillion-style collapse
Shares in Interserve closed down 1.8% at just under 13p. The company was worth as much as £1bn in 2014, but is now worth a little over £20m.
outsourcing  Carillion  Interserve  bailout  Austerity  UK  Council  Privatisation  NHS 
15 days ago
Dementia risk factors not known by half of population - BBC News
The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk or protective factors for dementia.

The six risk factors are heavy drinking, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes.
Alzheimer  dementia 
15 days ago
(7) RUNDRÜCKEN wegtrainieren - 3 ÜBUNGEN für Zuhause (NEU 2018) - YouTube
& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhUHw9z8m0o
& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekYumLD8R4 - RUNDRÜCKEN WEGTRAINIEREN endlich Körperhaltung verbessern mit diesen 2 Übungen
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfSCZbb9MOY - Fix "Hunchback" Posture in 10 Minutes/Day (Daily Exercise Routine)
18 days ago
(4) Nordkorea: Die Kim-Dynastie | Doku | ARTE - YouTube
"today there is no military option against North Korea"
1990's there was one.
"niemand wird Nord Korea durch sanktionen abwenden koennen."
China involviert da sanktionen untergraben werden
China hat interesse an Nord Korea stretegish. gg USA
so unterstuetzt China Nord Korea
und USA unterstuetzt Sued Korea
Nordkorea  North  Korea  Nuklearmacht  regimechange  history  China  gwbush  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  USA  sovereignty  nuclear  war  weapons  sanctions 
19 days ago
(4) 'Why I'm no longer vegan' INSANITY - Dr. Davis - YouTube
Ethic vegans are junk food vegans. any junk food diet is long-term bad even if it is vegan (eg only juices).
Not health vegans. Dr Michael Greger and Co.
Vegan  Ethics  whole-food  plant-based  fibre  soy  beans  grains  legumes  B12  prevention  public  health  Iron  folate  Iodine  omega-3  VitaminD 
19 days ago
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