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Charlie Rose Brain Series: Alzheimers / Dementia | charlierose.com
"It's an epidemic come later life [60 year old and forward; aggressive rise. 50% of 90 year old's affected]."&! charlierose.com/watch/60085855 - Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease // &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=alzheimer &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=dementia &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=Parkinson << (1) excess animal protein. [dose dependent (neuro)toxin/glycotoxin - nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-glycotoxin-intake-to-prevent-alzheimers/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-a-sugary-grave/ ] Evidence is clear that reduction [to zero] of any animal product in diet reduces risk to die with and of dementia/alzheimers. But current research is focused on putting the horse back in the barn ('manage it'), when it's already escaped and lost all its four legs. That is how crazy this is what current medical profession is doing. And policy makers, influences by food industry lobby listed on Wall Street. Defending their interest in selling processed, fast and junk food.
Alzheimer  dementia  cognition  cognitive  funtion  neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  western  world  sick  population  sedentary  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Psychiatry  Standard  American  Diet  pattern  western  public  health  public  health  policy  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  omnivore  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  complexity  incomplete  information  quality  of  life  epigenetics  endotoxin  toxic  toxin 
june 2015
David Crosby: Joni Mitchell unable to speak after aneurysm - BBC News
Personal, Individual, high profile story. But reflective case study of the status quo of a sick population and the consequences (for health care costs and unmeasurable individual costs ie quality of life). Dying sick and crippled :/ harsh hard truth that rally hurts. Disabled till rest of your life. End of life care.
public  health  public  health  policy  sick  population  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  chronic  diseases  Disabled  disability  stroke  heart  attack  aneurysm  blood  clot  Cardiovascular  disease  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  heart  disease  vascular  disease  coronary  artery  disease  liver  disease  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  obesity  epidemic  obesity  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  quality  of  life  nanny  state  tobacco  cancer 
june 2015
ECB 'to end Greek bank lifeline' - BBC News
bloom.bg/1yMeCBS reut.rs/1Kin1FN bit.ly/1QWRUoF - Emergency Liquidity Facility (ELA) // ECB is expected to end emergency lending to Greece's banks on Sunday [...] have to "announce a bank holiday on Monday, pending introduction of capital controls". [B]ailout for heavily indebted Greece expires on Tuesday & talks have broken down. [...] "Grexit" from the euro is not inevitable, as the eurozone did resolve Cyprus's banking crisis in 2013 & the country stayed in the euro. [...] [Biggest part is EFSF debt. EU gov money (FR&GER biggest contributors) // Jens Weidmann - on.wsj.com/1KmPprP would have cut it earlier. Current tally €89 billion. // &! econ.st/1Kiugz1 - ECB could bully/force Greece/Syriza to accept any deal given or it will cut of ELA. It did so with Cyprus & Ireland. FT called it 'the quiet enforcer.' // In the End, IMF & EFSF paid off (mostly EU) bank loans for Greece. Not to fill Greece's budget deficit. = Backdoor National Bank Bailout!!! &! bbc.in/1ICV0EA
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june 2015
Freital: Vom SPD-Modell zur Protest-Hochburg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Symptom ] Freital steht heute für braune Hetze gegen Flüchtlinge. Dabei entstand der sächsische Ort einst als linkes Gemeinschaftsmodell in der kapitalistischen Weimarer Republik. Ein Lehrstück über die Tragödien der großen Ideologien. [...] Freital war zu einer nahezu entstrukturierten, enthistorisierten Stadt geworden. Im politisch-kulturellen Vakuum öffnete sich sodann der Raum für Kleinstadtpopulisten, die in Freital nach 1990 periodisch auftraten, kühne Versprechungen machten, dann überwiegend nach allerlei Pannen und Pleiten wieder im Nichts verschwanden, um von neuen Figuren dieser Couleur ersetzt zu werden. Und nun also geht es gegen Flüchtlinge in dieser Stadt, die doch in ihren Ursprüngen ein ganz entgegengesetztes Projekt verfolgt hatte. Was für eine Tragödie. // Book Lars Geiges, Stine Marg, Franz Walter: Pegida. Die schmutzige Seite der Zivilgesellschaft?
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june 2015
The US Confronts Its Racist Past - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Confronting the Past: America Finally Turns Its Attention to Rampant Racism / Why is America only now having an honest debate about racism? The dead from Charleston are also the dead of a nation that has long refused to work through its past mistakes.
post-racial  America 
june 2015
Griechenland: Euro-Gruppe trifft sich ohne Varoufakis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ putting national and own political interest (and perceived career) first second and third and then comes Europe. short-term interests. long-term catastrophe by making capital (borrowing) more expensive long-term because of perceived risk that it is not a Union, by markets. Period. ] Die Euro-Gruppe stoppt das Hilfsprogramm für Athen, die Finanzminister beraten ohne ihren griechischen Kollegen. Über Lösungen wird nicht mehr gesprochen. Es geht nur noch um Schuldzuweisungen. [...] Jetzt läuft das zweite Hilfsprogramm wie vorgesehen am kommenden Dienstag aus. Am selben Tag muss die griechische Regierung rund 1,55 Milliarden Euro an den Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) überweisen (siehe Grafik unten), hat aber bereits mitgeteilt, dass sie das nicht zahlen kann. Geht das Geld nicht beim IWF ein, könnte Direktorin Christine Lagarde umgehend den Zahlungsausfall feststellen. Möglicherweise müsste Griechenland dann in sehr kurzer Zeit den Staatsbankrott verkünden. // &! bit.ly/1TVea1c
Grexit  sovereign  debt  crisis  IMF  Troika  Leadership  democracy  Career  Politicians  Syriza  No  Representation  zombie  banks  austerity  Great  Depression  PIGS  ChristineLagarde  economic  history  Angela  Merkel  Wolfgang  Schäuble  Schuldenbremse  Fiscal  Pact  ECB  European  Union  haircut  banking  trust  trustagent  business  confidence  consumer  confidence  political  economy  national  interest  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  policy  folly  policy  error  Eurobond  currency  political  folly  political  error  EuropeanSystemicRiskBoard  banking  crisis  bank  run  bankrun  Greece  2015 
june 2015
Tennis's reluctant transgender pioneer - BBC News
Renee Richards made history when she walked out on to the centre court of the Forest Hills stadium to play in the 1977 US Open. She was the first transgender woman to play in a professional tennis tournament.
Transgender 
june 2015
Tunisia, Kuwait and France: Are attacks connected? - BBC News
France suspect apparently had been investigated/tracked [...] but that those investigations had then been stopped will raise fresh worries over the challenge of picking up on real threats from among the thousands of people that the security services say they need to monitor. // &! Tunisia attack: Britain must prepare for high death toll, PM warns - bbc.in/1JpoKdP A Tunisian student linked to Islamic State (IS) carried out the gun attack in Sousse which killed 38. // &! bbc.in/1LuK1Ch Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood "the most significant terrorist attack on the British people" since the London 7/7 bombings in 2005. // &! And what an opportunistic time to remind us all that radicalisation starts at our schools; bbc.in/1LLpsj1 Gov/Cameron warns MPs risked undermining efforts to tackle extremism by downplaying the seriousness of the "Trojan Horse" events in Birmingham. // &! bit.ly/1KkU1yH - Public urged to attend Armed Forces Day events after 'Isis plot foiled' on UK ground.
ISIS  War  on  Terror  Islamic  State  radicalism  extremism 
june 2015
Greece debt crisis: Tsipras announces bailout referendum - BBC News
[ >> great move! Not a Career Politicians move by a mile. ] Greece will hold a referendum on 5 July on a controversial bailout deal with foreign creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced. [...] In the speech, Mr Tsipras said: "These proposals, which clearly violate the European rules and the basic rights to work, equality and dignity show that the purpose of some of the partners and institutions was not a viable agreement for all parties, but possibly the humiliation of an entire people." "The people must decide free of any blackmail," he added. &! bit.ly/1dmElfQ - “After five months of hard negotiations our partners, unfortunately, ended up making a proposal that was an ultimatum towards Greek democracy and the Greek people,” [...] “an ultimatum at odds with the founding principles and values of Europe, the values of our common European construction.” &! And in response, Eurogroup calls off the deal first. LOL!; bbc.in/1HmCwM2 &! bbc.in/1HnUSON will ECB keep tap ON!?
Grexit  Syriza  democracy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  European  Union  Angela  Merkel  Troika  IMF  ECB  zombie  banks  banking  ChristineLagarde  Wolfgang  Schäuble  economic  history  Great  Depression  sovereign  debt  crisis  PIGS  austerity 
june 2015
Leaked note suggests Cameron's 'firm aim' to stay in EU - BBC News
The Guardian said his intentions were revealed in an account of a meeting with another EU leader it had obtained. It said the note suggested Mr Cameron believed "people will ultimately vote for the status quo if the alternatives can be made to appear risky". But the PM said he "ruled nothing" out if he didn't get the deal he wanted. And Downing Street said there would be no "running commentary" on the negotiations. - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/26/david-cameron-eu-campaign-risky-impact-uk-exit "“He said that he needed to win the middle ground and, if he is to achieve this, then moderate people needed to feel that the things that bother them about the EU have been dealt with.”"
Brexit  David  Cameron  Conservative  Party  UKIP  opportunist  Opportunism  political  economy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  UK  Westminster  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Tories  trust  trustagent 
june 2015
Alberto Salazar's response: What questions remain? - BBC News
Salazar has demanded the BBC retracts its allegations. The BBC says it stands by the journalism in the programme. Within two hours of his open letter going online, it was reported that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) had been investigating allegations that Salazar had skirted anti-doping rules. The reports suggested USADA had taken statements from more than 12 witnesses. The BBC now understands that at least six former Oregon Project members have been contacted by USADA in the past month, and that an inquiry into Salazar is being led by chief USADA investigator Bill Bock. USADA does not confirm investigations. [...] The BBC understands USADA is also investigating allegations that Salazar skirted anti-doping.
USADA  Alberto  Salazar  doping  Galen  Rupp  elite  sports  elite  athlete  WADA  Oregon  Project 
june 2015
If People Understood This One Thing, We Would Have Revolution Overnight - YouTube
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all even more urgent in 2014 than in the 1960s. [...] In his new book, The Economics of Revolution, DeGraw writes: “Having that much wealth consolidated within a mere 1% of the population, while a record number of people toil in poverty and debt, is a crime against humanity. For example, it would only cost 0.5% of the 1%’s wealth to eliminate poverty nationwide. Also consider that at least 40% of the 1%’s accounted for wealth is sitting idle. That’s an astonishing $13 trillion in wealth hoarded away, unused.” In this clip from the full 30-minute interview, DeGraw points out that the Federal Reserve is already printing money and giving it away to the financial elite.
Universal  Basic  Income  book  MLK  QE  bailout  TARP  USA  tax  code  tax  free  economic  history  Middle  Class  fairness  Super  Rich  1%  recovery  labour  market  labour  economics  happiness  index  incentive  work  life  balance  productivity  output  gap  participation  rate  GFC  POMO  wealth  distribution  poverty  policy  folly  policy  error  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  post-racial  America  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  mobility  Future  of  neoliberal  neoliberalism  No  Representation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  trickle-down  economics  crony  capitalism  toobigtofail  TBTF  too  big  to  jail  Justice  System  prison–industrial  complex  Bail  American  Dream  meritocracy  meritocratic  UK  equity  bubble  Wall  Street  consumer  confidence  business  confidence  corporate  state  shared  economic  interest  stakeholder  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply 
june 2015
BBC forgotten list 'sets precedent' - BBC News
The BBC has "set a precedent" for other media organisations by publishing a list of links removed from Google searches, the corporation's policy boss has said. [...] The BBC published a full list of stories that had been removed so far. It would continue to do so, said David Jordan, head of editorial policy. "It's impossible to have a meaningful debate if you've not got an idea about what's being de-listed," he said. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/1d765aa8-600b-4f32-b110-d02fbf7fd379
right  to  be  forgotten 
june 2015
Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriage in a historic 5-4 ruling. The justices ruled that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years by opposite-sex couples. // http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gay-marriage-and-other-major-rulings-at-the-supreme-court/2015/06/25/ef75a120-1b6d-11e5-bd7f-4611a60dd8e5_story.html &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33290341 "Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." // &! bbc.in/1IBTAue - How legal tide turned on same-sex marriage in the US [...] In 1996, the US Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages. // &! Gay marriage: It's a 'judicial Putsch' warns dissenting Scalia - bbc.in/1KkR01i [...] He called the decision a "judicial Putsch" and "a threat to democracy",
gay  marriage  homosexuality  Homo-Ehe  gay  rights  gaymarriage  gayrights  social  discrimination  discrimination  human  rights  USA  presidency  barackobama  Religion  LGBTQIASP  minority  dehumanisation  hate  speech  hate  crime  subhuman  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  democracy  science  history  culture  society 
june 2015
Georg Diez über die Berichterstattung zu Griechenland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jeder Artikel, der von der "Rettung" Griechenlands spricht, richtet moralisch. An solcher Berichterstattung zeigt sich, wie manipulativ ein Journalismus agiert, der vor allem von deutschen Interessen handelt. Propaganda, sagt Edward Bernays, der den Begriff geprägt hat, ist die Reduktion der komplexen Wirklichkeit auf einige wenige, leicht zu verstehende Erklärungen, und es ist dabei letztlich egal, ob diese Erklärungen auch stimmen. [...] Denn in seinem Sinn ist zum Beispiel jeder Artikel, der die Euro-Krise darauf reduziert, dass Merkel oder Schäuble oder Brüssel oder sonst irgendjemand Griechenland "rettet", nichts anderes als Propaganda. "Merkel rettet die Banken" Seit Jahren ist "Rettung" das Wort, das viele Journalisten benutzen, um die Geschichte dieser Krise zu erzählen: Mit einem Wort wird etabliert, wer etwas tut & wer nichts tut, wer aktiv ist & wer passiv, wer am Abgrund steht & wer mit der helfenden Hand herbeieilt. [language shapes thoughts, reactionary] & bit.ly/1Htt0IU
Grexit  Brexit  PIGS  sovereign  debt  crisis  zombie  banks  GFC  recovery  bailout  Lügenpresse  national  interest  manufactured  consent  language  communication  Career  Politicians  propaganda  No  Representation  trust  trustagent  Greece  European  Union  Noam  Chomsky  Chris  Hedges  media  conglomerate  spin  doctor  PR  public  relations  crony  capitalism  capitalism  haircut  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Wall  Street  vested  interest  interest  groups  democracy  corruption  bribery  transparency  oversight  manipulation 
june 2015
Wenn Kinder sterben - Menschen hautnah - Teil 1 - YouTube
Aus dem Leben gerissen -Wenn die Zeit des Abschieds fehlt- youtu.be/VFLQRVu_cTc &! Abschied für immer - Wenn die Eltern sterben (Doku) - youtu.be/ICccpNcx5IQ &! Wenn Kinder vor den Eltern sterben (Gott und die Welt) - youtu.be/gIpDi0Ebqxg &! gesund.: Mit Trauer leben - youtu.be/n-3ZJQJijdw
Trauer  parenthood  parents  grief  mental  health  loss  Psychiatry  psychology  trauma 
june 2015
Schmaler als der Türgriff - Mädels im Abnehmwahn - Magersucht Doku 2015 *HD* [1/2] - YouTube
37 Grad Kein Gramm zu viel Doku über Magersucht - youtu.be/qR7UX9KmyVc // &! Spiegel.TV - MAGERSUCHT RUINIERT LEBEN - youtu.be/DwCQXOagysI &! Seeparkklinik Bad Bodenteich (1/2) - youtu.be/9fOxbtras3Q &! Wenn der Hunger zur Sucht wird: Das Leiden der Magersüchtigen - youtu.be/Yivq4ASprMw
anorexia  nervosa  Magersucht 
june 2015
The right to die | The Economist
The economist explains the moral and legal arguments about the euthanasia debate. The Economist supports the right to die and gives really good reasons as to why. // http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/euthanasia/ &! http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/terry-pratchett-assisted-suicide-tribunal
right  to  die  Suicide  euthanasia  assisted 
june 2015
Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60575121 - We conclude with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and writer and programmer Paul Ford. // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracies_against_the_laity // '~ Coding experience can be vapour if you are away from the window not practicing fo ~+12 months.'
Programming  programmers  Year  of  Code  engineer  engineering  STEM  Software  Development  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  complexity 
june 2015
Charlie Rose | charlierose.com - Jim O’Neill talks about post-antibiotic era
talks about heading review of post-antibiotics era :: 10m ppl dying per year. global economic cost (loss) $100trn globally - by 2050. medically back to the middle ages! // abuse of antibiotics in industrial farming and agriculture - live stock. - for profit only. no economic interest. no stakeholder in the long-term future. // it is the simple big issues where you have to but your head down //
Jim  O’Neill  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations  economic  cost  Wall  Street  stakeholder  shared  economic  interest  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  commoditization  commodity  business  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  policy  folly  policy  error  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  UK  medical  profession  medical  advances  medical  research  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma 
june 2015
Flüchtlinge in der EU: Matteo Renzi kritisiert EU-Kollegen scharf - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die EU-Staaten haben sich auf die freiwillige Umverteilung von 40.000 Flüchtlingen geeinigt. Italien scheiterte mit seiner Forderung nach einer verpflichtenden Quote. Premier Renzi platzte während der Debatte der Kragen. // http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/fluechtlinge-gescheiterte-fluechtlingsquote-kommentar-a-1040711.html - Große Geste ohne Folgen: Nach der Schiffskatastrophe im April, bei der 800 Flüchtlinge starben, versprach Europa eine bessere Migrationspolitik. Jetzt konnten sich die EU-Staaten noch nicht einmal auf eine gerechte Verteilung der Flüchtlinge einigen - der Eigennutz hat gesiegt. // &! bbc.in/1Ly7hAy
Europe  European  Union  Leadership  refugee 
june 2015
Arbeitsmarkt: Prekäre Beschäftigung belastet Privatleben - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Leiharbeiter, Minijobber und Teilzeitbeschäftigte müssen nicht nur mit geringem Einkommen vorlieb nehmen. Die Berufssituation wirkt sich einer Studie zufolge auch negativ auf ihr Privatleben aus. Besonders bei Frauen. [...] Dabei betrachten die Forscher atypische Beschäftigung nicht pauschal als Teufelswerk, betonen aber den zwiespältigen Charakter: Während Arbeitnehmer befristete Stellen und Leiharbeit ganz überwiegend unfreiwillig und mangels alternativer Angebote übernähmen, sehe das bei Teilzeit- oder Minijobs auf den ersten Blick teilweise anders aus. Insbesondere Frauen entschieden sich häufig bewusst für einen solchen Job, um mehr Zeit für die Familie zu haben. Doch selbst wenn es sich "oberflächlich betrachtet" um eine freiwillige Wahl handele, steckten dahinter oftmals "strukturelle Zwänge", wie etwa fehlende Möglichkeiten der Kinderbetreuung oder die geringe Bereitschaft der Arbeitgeber, den Bedürfnissen von Familien Rechnung zu tragen.
precarious  work  Precariat  underemployed  Zeitarbeit  Leiharbeit  Minijob  minimum  wage  living  wage  gender  inequality  Gesellschaft  Sozialer  Abstieg  squeezed  middle  class  uncertainty  Existenzangst  hartz-iv  liberal  economic  reform  labour  market  labour  economics  Universal  Basic  Income  happiness  index  social  safety  net  welfare  state  tax  credit  tax  code  tax  free  Public  Services  Services  Schuldenbremse  austerity  Fiscal  Pact  chronic  stress  poverty  child  poverty  food  poverty  poverty  in  old  age  social  mobility  mobility  vocational  education  Gini  coefficient  Germany  mental  health  mental  illness  Oxidative  stress  health  health  policy  child  care  atypical  employment  structural  unemployment  long-term  unemployment  unemployment  microeconomic  policy  burnout  sociology  class  warfare  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft 
june 2015
USA: Charleston-Morde und Rassismus - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
America has to go back and open old wounds! // http://www.npr.org/2013/12/06/249199217/forgiveness-and-reconciliation-mandelas-legacy - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. He had dedicated his life to ending the racially oppressive apartheid system and creating a democratic and inclusive South Africa.
post-racial  America  USA  apartheid  slavery  history  presidency  barackobama  Nelson  Mandela  racism  Gini  coefficient  American  Dream  inequality  prejudice  stereotype  Police  Brutality  Police  State  civil  rights  civil  liberty  Justice  System  prison–industrial  complex  Bail  System  poverty  political  economy  Leadership  vision  mission 
june 2015
Charlie Rose | charlierose.com - Brain Series: PTSD
Charlie Rose Brain Series 2 Episode 12: Post-Traumatic Stress // end :: overlap (co-morbidity) >> anxiety, panic, bpd, substance abuse, depression, ...
PTSD  mental  health  mental  illness  trauma  Psychiatry  anxiety  Panic  attacks  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  neurology  CBT  DBT  psychology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain 
june 2015
How easy is it for the limbless to get a bionic arm or leg? - BBC News
>> NHS needs to create a national HQ with engineers printing 3D prosthetic, if possible, for individual cases. 1 on 1. in corporation with existing prosthetic providers (knowledge/experience exchange) a co-op.
NHS  3D  printing 
june 2015
Charlie Rose | The Brain Series: Gender Identity
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60578677 - Eric Kandel are joined by Ben Barres, chair of neurobiology at Stanford University, Norman Spack of Boston Children’s Hospital, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, Melissa Hines of University of Cambridge, and Janet Hyde of University of Wisconsin. // END of round-table: Remove being Transgender from DSM as psychiatric illness. Its a physical problem. WHO asked this for their IDC-11 proposals/suggestion, to remove Transgender/Transsexual(ism) as psychiatric illness ( http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/ ). As being gay was removed as psychiatric illness. And thus also remove part of the Stigma. // &! Search "Brain Series" ie Depression - http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60078944 OR PTSD http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60160027
allabouttrans.org  Transgender  gender  identity  social  construct  sociology  psychology  Psychiatry  DSM-5  IDC-10  IDC-11  stigma 
june 2015
Totale Kontrolle (ARTE Doku) - YouTube
"angriff auf das privatleben." // false feeling of safety. true criminals (not opportunists) are not fended off with personal surveillance installations. // Security is very wish wash and can not be easily defined. // False Flag organised crime, war on terror, ... to take step by step away some kind of remaining privacy and freedom. // NSA & Co sell their programs as reasonable and efficient (able to prevent X). No transparency. No accountability. // automatic verdaechdig // Chris Hedges & Noam Chomsky - Corporate State //
surveillance  state  Orwellian  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  human  rights  society  Stasi  2.0  Career  Politicians  Big  Data  democracy  abuse  of  power  False  Flag  vested  interest  interest  groups  Meta  Data  metadata  self-censorship  military–industrial  complex  NSA  Five  Eyes  freedom  bulk  collection  UK  USA  Europe  Germany  corporate  state  War  on  Terror  civil  liberty  Gesellschaft  National  Security  interest  Cryptopocalypse  cyber  encryption  Patriot  Act  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  GCHQ  BND  organised  crime  cyber  espionage  FISA  Court  Secret  Courts  Pentagon  Police  World  Police  Imperialism  Empire  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  Totalitarianism 
june 2015
Aus dem Leben eines Hochbegabten – Maximilians Welt - YouTube
>> Begabtenförderung gibts es viele fuer Sport, Tanz, Musik ... aber nicht in STEM
education  policy  Begabtenförderung  STEM 
june 2015
"Lügenpresse": Gesprächsversuch mit Kritikern | Panorama | NDR - YouTube
24/7 news cycle & Editors have to make a decision/choice what to include in limited space (radio& tv = time, and print = space) // + Joachim Radke: "Undifferenziert und voreingenommen" | Panorama | NDR - youtu.be/WI5IbiNKOrs // &! http://www.fr-online.de/meinung/medien-aus-medienverdrossenheit-wird-hass,1472602,29906138.html - Aus Medienverdrossenheit wird Hass // &! derstandard.at/2000012603072/Ziemlich-katastrophale-Medienverdrossenheit &! zeit.de/2014/44/medien-qualitaet-journalismus-vertrauen &! heise.de/tp/artikel/43/43762/1.html &! bit.ly/1J8252V &! manufactured consent - Noam Chomsky & Chris Hedges // see also Auslaenderfeindlichkeit youtu.be/4UYYLlmTv5I ... 'Alles Fremde = Unbekannte. Das Fremde hat meine Existenz gestohlen. Das Fremde ist nicht willkommen, wo kommen wir denn da noch hin!?' // + tax evasion&avoidance, tax code, gini coefficient, social mobility, Lohnzurueckhaltung, inequality, complexity, unintended consequences. add it all up and you have AfD, UKIP, PEGIDA
Sozialer  Abstieg  Lügenpresse  PEGIDA  uncertainty  symptom  unintended  consequences  Medienkritik  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  filter  bubble  Troll  trolls  haters  hater  Medienverdrossenheit  Ukraine  Ukrain  Crimea  Crisis  Russia  NATO  USA  propaganda  media  conglomerate  Career  Politicians  conspiracy  No  Representation  UK  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  PR  public  relations  spin  doctor  democracy  Establishment  Privileged  Super  Rich  1%  Gini  coefficient  Existenzangst  anxiety  status  anxiety  24/7  globalisation  globalization  western  world  borderless  flat  world  poverty  precarious  work  Precariat  Leiharbeit  Zeitarbeit  Contractor  hartz-iv  austerity  fairness  bailout  too  big  to  jail  toobigtofail  TBTF  Justice  System  inequality  crony  capitalism  Wall  Street  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  Toff  Schuldenbremse  Fiscal  Pact  PIGS  sovereign  debt  Europe  trust  trustagent  distrust  antitrust  oligarchy  Imperialism  exploitation  Empire  plutocracy  manufactured  consent  Noam  Chomsky  Ausländerfeindlichkeit 
june 2015
NOVA | The Great Math Mystery - PBS - YouTube
Is mathematics our physical world because it can only be describes in mathematics? Physics and its fundamental constants [#] (ie speed of light, sound, gravity, ...). Is mathematics the essence of the universe? // Lesson for Engineering & Programming min 48:30 :: "Engineers live in the domain of the approximate. We are fundamentally interested in the practical. So, frequently we make approximations. We cut corners. We omit terms and equations to get things that are simple enough to suit our purposes and meet our needs. [...] For us engineers we don't get paid to do things right. We get paid to do things just right enough." *Adam Steltzner, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Science  mathematics  Fibonacci  Pi  STEM  Universe  Albert  Einstein  Pythagoras  Nature  Golden  Ratio  Programming  scaling  scale  engineer  engineering  programmers  NASA 
june 2015
Millionenschäden in Eigenheimen durch steigendes Grundwasser - Das Erste - YouTube
>> human effect // going forward and in the future, architects and planners need to start building not at earth level or below earth level, but ABOVE earth level - then there is no need to fight with expensive builds or equipment, rising groundwater levels in urban areas (especially in areas where there are floods and 'groundwater floods'). These are costs, economic costs of climate change/global warming and direct human impact of dense urbanisation on ecology/environment/nature.
Grundhochwasser  Hochwasser  urban  planning  urbanisation  architecture  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  change  global  warming  groundwater  infrastructure  investment  unintended  consequences  economic  cost 
june 2015
Die Story: Das Geschäft mit dem Kinderwunsch | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
1. Philosophy; you don't have freedom, you have freedom to choose between some options. // 2. medical evidence inconclusive and profiders are for-profit corporations and do in most cases not inform completely and transparently. // 3. Higher risk with being pregnant in later life +35 "high risk pregnancy" especially in our current "sick population" situation - "high risk pregnancy" cases will rise.
Social  Freezing  IVF  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  Capitalism  Gesellschaft  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  exploitation  Leistungsdruck  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  role  medical  profession  high  risk  pregnancy  sick  population  public  health  public  health  policy  health  crisis 
june 2015
Wie hängen Armut und Krebs zusammen? Kirsten Bikowski im Interview | Report Mainz | Das Erste - YouTube
Krebskranke fallen häufig durchs soziale Raster (XL-Version) | Report Mainz | Das Erste - youtu.be/qqei-1VusHE &! Krebs & Armut - REPORT MAINZ fragt Dr. Ulf Seifart | Report Mainz | Das Erste - youtu.be/X1PEhQUQprE
cancer  poverty  working  poor  precarious  work  Precariat  squeezed  middle  class  public  health  public  health  policy  health  crisis  Sozialer  Abstieg  Existenzangst  social  safety  net  welfare  state  Services  Services  chronic  diseases  Gesellschaft 
june 2015
The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting | TechCrunch
Engineers in most firms today are also supposed to know at least something about product design, marketing, and customer support for those top-paying enterprise clients. Purely technical roles still exist of course, but they tend to congregate away from consumer and enterprise software into areas such as embedded systems. Interdisciplinary skills may be the hallmark of the modern engineer, but it is precisely that broad and ambiguous skillset that complicates hiring. [...] [HR/Recruiters] have an impossible job looking for these unicorn employees. When we combine the increasing ambiguity of our jobs with the increasing distance of HR recruiters from the actual work taking place, you get everything that is wrong with modern recruiting. [...] [ Founder team should ] take an active role in ensuring that the right employees are being hired. [ And not outsourcing at first chance. ]
HR  human  resources  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  skill-biased  technological  change  softskills  career  advice  career  ladder  career  CV  Portfolio  key  words  Job  Search  security  market  labour  economics  labour  market  jobsearch  on  training  jobhunt  Future  of  Work  Mobile  Creatives  Mobile  Creative  recruitment  pattern  matching  Supply  and  Demand  Demand  and  Supply  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  management  application 
june 2015
Child poverty measurement set to change - BBC News
"We are all in this together." // "In short - can a [Tory gov] that says it is governing for "One Nation" unpick the rules around measuring & cutting the # of poor children in Britain without being accused of cynicism? // &! bit.ly/1GySqhN "The plan sounds reasonable, but the purpose is to whip up confusion at a time when the poor are about to get poorer. [...] “blue-collar Conservatism”, appealing to working-class Tories who are not much interested in such abstractions as relative poverty, but can certainly be rallied against those who are felt to be living at the expense of hard-pressed taxpayers." [pitting them against each other]. &! bit.ly/1TNlpbz &! bit.ly/1x0Ghmu existential threat &! bit.ly/1BMOJtg &! bit.ly/1K9G3OE bit.ly/1QQvINd &! Scrapping £320m independent living fund - bit.ly/1SJO4wT &! bit.ly/1TFWHdg 'trickle-down doesnt work, says IMF [...] 1% & well off only buy 1 pair of jeans. power 2 implement reform? [= rebellion, not able with status quo ppl << Chris Hedges]'
KPI  measurement  child  poverty  social  mobility  education  policy  Public  Services  Services  austerity  income  mobility  UK  Gini  coefficient  IMF  OECD  David  Cameron  economic  history  Conservative  Party  George  Osborne  Iain  Duncan  Smith  DWP  Future  of  Work  No  Representation  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  fairness  gesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  Sozialer  Abstieg  food  poverty  poverty  precarious  Precariat  underemployed  working  poor  minimum  wage  child  tax  credit  working  tax  credit  inequality  downward  mobility  tax  free  income  opportunist  Opportunism  class  warfare  class-warfare  squeezed  middle  class  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  noise  pollution  political  economy  Career  Politicians  Tories  uncertainty  competitiveness  competitive  globalisation  globalization  civil  society  sociology  social  tension  social  cohesion  PR  relations  communication  Spin  Doctor  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  skill-biased  technological  change  vocational  education  psychology  chronic  stress  premature  ageing  health  crisis  mental  health  mental  illness  health  health  policy  democracy  minority  disability  Disabled  trickle-down  economics  bailout  recovery  toobigtofail  TBTF  too  big  to  jail  wage  growth  liberal  economic  reform  tax  tax  tax  consumeris 
june 2015
NSA und GCHQ spähen Anti-Viren-Hersteller wie Kaspersky aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Washington, even Obama doesn't know about the true extent. NSA, Five Eyes, for profit military and intelligence complex is an entity that is OVER Washington. Because telling Washington would be a National Security risk. ] Frisch veröffentlichte Snowden-Unterlagen zeigen, wie der amerikanische und der britische Geheimdienst gezielt Anti-Viren-Software austricksen und deren Hersteller ausforschen. In den Dokumenten taucht auch ein deutscher Anbieter auf. [...] Der britische Geheimdienst GCHQ und die amerikanische NSA haben gezielt Anti-Viren-Hersteller ausspioniert. Ziel war es offenbar, Wege zu finden, die Virenschutzprogramme auszutricksen: Die Schadsoftware der Geheimdienste sollte von den Programmen unentdeckt bleiben.
NSA  GCHQ  Five  Eyes  surveillance  state  Cryptopocalypse  encryption  backdoors  backdoor  TrueCrypt  Edward  Snowden  Reverse  Engineering  FISA  Court  Secret  Courts  UK  USA  presidency  barackobama  Stasi  2.0  Imperialism  False  Flag  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  cyber  war  IT  Security  cyber  crime  cyber  cyber  attack  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  Antivirus  Orwellian  Empire  vested  interest  interest  groups  national  interest  military–industrial  complex  Intelligence  Agency  Foreign  Intelligence  Cold  relations  policy  affairs  Wikileaks  cablegate  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Totalitarian  Despotism  oligarchy  oversight  transparency  democracy  Washington  Security 
june 2015
NSA-Spionage in Frankreich: Regierung und Wirtschaft erschüttert - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jetzt erlebt auch Frankreich, was es heißt, vom Freund ausspioniert zu werden: Der US-Geheimdienst NSA hat den Élysée abgehört. Das Selbstverständnis der Grande Nation als Partner der USA ist erschüttert, die Reaktionen sind furios. // &! "Keine Substanz": Die von WikiLeaks enthüllten NSA-Papiere zeigen, dass sich Frankreichs Präsident 2012 intern heftig über Kanzlerin Merkel beschwerte. [...] Die Kanzlerin kommt dabei nicht sonderlich gut weg. Thema des Gesprächs, so schildern es die US-Geheimdienstler in einer Depesche, sei die Eurokrise gewesen. Hollande, so heißt es im NSA-Papier, habe sich intern darüber beschwert, das Treffen habe "keine Substanz" gehabt: "Es war reine Show." - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/nsa-spionage-gegen-frankreich-hollande-laesterte-ueber-merkel-a-1040392.html &! Abgehörte französische Präsidenten: USA dementieren Spionagevorwürfe nicht - bit.ly/1FARWGS
NSA  surveillance  state  Orwellian  USA  presidency  barackobama  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  Europe  Foreign  Intelligence  Five  Eyes  UK  GCHQ  Intelligence  Agency  Imperialism  Empire  World  Police  Edward  Snowden  War  on  Terror  False  Flag  affairs  policy  BND  geopolitics  ISIS  al-Qaida  Stasi  2.0 
june 2015
US targets 'insider trading' hackers - BBC News
He said that the SEC had asked for information on the tactics of the hackers - who often target employees with phishing emails that take them to fake websites that steal passwords and other information. The SEC has not confirmed who is involved in its investigation.
phishing  phishing  scam  cyber  war  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  SEC  IT  Security 
june 2015
Instagram will Nachrichtenmedium werden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Instagram will Smartphonefotos zur Nachrichtenquelle machen. Neue Funktionen sollen es Nutzern ermöglichen, gezielt nach Bildern aktueller Ereignisse zu suchen. Die Idee ähnelt einem Projekt von Twitter.
Instagram  content  discovery  discovery  curation  content  curation  Search  Image  Search  context  Big  Data  metadata  noise  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  The  Wars  Newsfeed  user  engagement  Snapchat  Facebook  user  generated  content 
june 2015
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA II (HBO) - YouTube
&! Follow-up; John Oliver - FIFA III and United Passions - youtu.be/rkdvawW6Vzw // > youtu.be/ji6pj2PX-Io
FIFA  Sepp  Blatter 
june 2015
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Chickens (HBO) - YouTube
160 million chicken a week. its a commodity business. lowest price. commanded by rootless global conglomerate corporations that evade and avoid taxes and demand subsidies - no stakeholders in local economy, environment, ecology, country. no shared economic interest. listed on Wall Street; objective of profit maximization and creation of shareholder value. With a policy that pits farmers against each other. // And money buys you (Wall Street) career politicians, not representing your constituency (voters, people of America) instead you (Career Politician) bank that cheque from your regular corporate lobby representative.
omnivore  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  food  industry  industrial  agriculture  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  USA  climate  change  global  warming  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  commodity  business  commodities  commoditization  Chain  Fast  food  waste  food  poverty  food  prices  food  borne  illness  processed  food  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era  USDA  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Wall  Street  conglomerate  shared  economic  interest  stakeholder  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  subsidies  subsidizing  oligopoly  oligopol  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  chronic  diseases  animal  protein  cancer  dementia  Alzheimer  contractor  outsourcing  crony  capitalism  corporatism  accountability  transparency 
june 2015
Bacteria Implicated in Development of Colon Cancer
meat, dairy, processed food, junk and fast food [low fiber, high animal protein and fructose] give better climate for bad bacteria in microbiome. after all 90% of us is bacteria and rest is just cells - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/gut-flora-obesity/ &! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=colon+cancer // &! epigenetics, nutrition (real whole plant based only foods) and health // http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/nutrition/ http://advances.nutrition.org/content/1/1/8.full
microbiome  omnivore  cancer  obesity  epidemic  obesity  chronic  diseases  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  epigenetics  Vegan 
june 2015
Erin Sutherland admits killing baby daughter Chloe in Edinburgh - BBC News
"I do not think that I misrepresent Dr Crichton when I say that he believes that a different system, and I emphasise system rather than the actions of any individual, might well have seen a different outcome." [...] " This heart-wrenching case highlights the urgent need to address the considerable gaps in support for families struggling with perinatal mental health issues. "Support must be available when and for as long as families need it. "And the widespread issues we identified in our recent report on perinatal mental health provision in Scotland, including education and training of professionals and access to specialist services, must be prioritised. "We must do all we can to prevent a similar tragedy happening in future. "
NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  postnatal  depression 
june 2015
Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube
military industrial complex does what it wants and asks and gets what it wants. // Truth is hidden. Decent is criminalised. // things are only to get worse. // protect corporate state and spy on other corporate states and corporate entities. // for-profit military industrial complex // 9/11 opportunist, false flag, to profit from program X to protect our nation // no warrent needed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) // the corporate state has no incentive to give up Stasi 2.0 // >> = Totalitarian state // we have totalitarian structures! period. // reform can not come from those who are in the center of power and a implicit of the status quo ... meaning only a revolution through rebellion is the option. defying the law and opting for civil disobedience. moral and physical courage needed.
surveillance  state  NSA  GCHQ  Stasi  2.0  Orwellian  Five  Eyes  Cold  War  civil  liberty  Constitution  FISA  Court  FISAAA  Patriot  Act  military–industrial  complex  Whistleblower  democracy  oversight  transparency  accountability  Intelligence  Agency  abuse  of  power  Separation  of  powers  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Congress  Washington  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  National  Security  False  Flag  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  USA  UK  Warrent  metadata  KGB  WMD  Iraq  War  War  on  Drugs  War  on  Terror  organised  crime  Politics  of  Fear  history  Empire  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  Palestine  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Foreign  Intelligence  World  Police  World  G8  Europe  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  Cryptopocalypse  encryption  Edward  Snowden  Wikileaks  Julian  Assange  Torture  Pressefreiheit  Lügenpresse  media  conglomerate  presidency  barackobama  Angela  Merkel  opportunist  Opportunism  Wall  Street  trust  trustagent  Secret  Courts  Chelsea  Manning  corruption  self-censorship 
june 2015
David Cameron speech: I'll end welfare merry-go-round - BBC News
Cameron thinks corporations will pay living wage instead of minimum wage & hire full-time only. &! "We are all in this together." &! punishment over incentives (personal), guidance&practical help; JSA claimants are put on private agency lists who get a referral bonus if they put them in work. Scheme, since introduction it seems, was neither a success nor failure. Numbers are kept under wraps. // "It comes amid a debate over plans for £12bn in welfare cuts, the details of which have not been revealed. [...] According to the Treasury, about 4.5 million families received child and working tax credits in 2013-4, nearly 70% of which were in some form of employment. [ flexible labour market conditions (liberal economic reforms) introduced massive rise in precarious employment ] // bbc.in/1Lrsjkj - "You identify a million people who you'd like to take £1,000 away from and I'll do it." [Speech was 4 grounding a message/theme for the cuts ahead] &! bbc.in/1J2i42h bbc.in/1K9KquD bbc.in/1N5iAxq
Career  Politicians  David  Cameron  living  wage  austerity  tax  credit  working  poor  precarious  work  Precariat  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  Sozialer  Abstieg  status  anxiety  squeezed  middle  class  poverty  in  old  age  child  poverty  food  poverty  poverty  Social  Services  Public  Services  Conservative  Party  Iain  Duncan  Smith  George  Osborne  opportunist  Opportunism  IMF  OECD  Gini  coefficient  fairness  budget  deficit  mobility  income  mobility  education  policy  DWP  policy  folly  policy  error  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  underemployed  self-employment  employability  long-term  unemployment  labour  market  labour  economics  Zero  Hour  Contract  contractor  1099  Economy  Zeitarbeit  Leiharbeit  outsourcing  low  income  tax  free  income  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  vocational  education  MOOC  e-learning  online  learning  competitiveness  competitive  Future  of  Disabled  disability  child  tax  credit  working  tax  credit  microeconomic  policy 
june 2015
‘Mental health services are woefully underfunded’ | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
"Mental health at NHS is poor relations of poor relations" to quote Conservative MP // The biggest challenge facing the NHS is ... unrealistic expectations. With an ageing population, increasingly complex healthcare needs and more sophisticated medical interventions now available to us, we need to re-set our expectations of the NHS, which also means re-evaluating the demands we make on NHS staff. We need to be clear about what staff can safely deliver despite cuts in funding and dwindling staff resources. [...] What is the worst part of your job? Any tragedy that occurs as a result of some vulnerable member of our community not having had access to the help and support he or she needed.
NHS  mental  health  mental  illness 
june 2015
Doctors 'having to apologise 20 times a day' for politicians’ broken promises | Society | The Guardian
In a searing attack on the government’s NHS plans, Dr Mark Porter warned that politicians were “living a lie” because of the gulf between their ambition to turn it into a seven-day service and the reality of too few doctors, hospitals and GP surgeries under pressure and budget cuts. Porter, the chair of council of the British Medical Association, used his keynote address to the doctors’ union’s annual conference in Liverpool to highlight what one hospital medic had recently told its online discussion forum: “The most stressful thing is having to say ‘sorry’ 20 times a day for something that isn’t my fault. ‘“Your appointment has been delayed? Sorry. Your operation has been cancelled? Sorry. Every day, I see my patients’ frustration with the health service and I am having to apologise’,” [...] there are two health services. The one that politicians say they’ll provide, and the one they actually do.” &! Rationing Care - bit.ly/1GlS4Mj
NHS  austerity  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  sick  population  UK  Conservative  Party  David  Cameron  election  campaign  promises  general  election  2015  opportunist  Opportunism  Career  Politicians  political  economy  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  George  Osborne  Services  social  safety  net  welfare  state  Services  demographic  bubble  chronic  diseases  cancer  burnout  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  policy  error  policy  folly  Jeremy  Hunt  GP 
june 2015
Number of vulnerable children in UK rises for fifth successive year | Society | The Guardian
Number of vulnerable children in UK rises for fifth successive year Experts see increase in children taken into care or placed on child protection plans as inevitable consequence of longterm austerity and welfare cuts
austerity  welfare  state  Public  Services  Social  Services  inequality  Gini  coefficient  mobility  fairness  UK 
june 2015
Hate crime is everyday reality for rural LGBT people, study says | Society | The Guardian
LGBT people in Britain’s rural towns and villages are being bullied relentlessly because of their sexuality, leaving some too scared to leave the house, according to an expert in hate crime. Stevie-Jade Hardy, a lecturer at the University of Leicester’s Centre for Hate Studies and the author of a report on hate crime, said harassment and verbal abuse was an everyday reality for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. She said LGBT people were being left “lonely and isolated with nowhere to turn”, but many did not report hate crimes because they feared that the police would not take them seriously or that they would be “outed” to their families. [...] it tended to be those more everyday experiences that are incredibly difficult to deal with – that drip-drip effect.”
LGBT  LGBTQIASP  Europe  USA  UK  hate  speech  hate  crime  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  social  discrimination  discrimination 
june 2015
Cancer crisis: Cases to reach 'record high in 2015'
There will be a record 2.5 million people living with a cancer diagnosis in the UK in 2015, an analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support predicts. The charity says the surge will create a crisis of "unmanageable proportions", despite improvements in survival and diagnosis being partly behind the rise. It says political parties need to take urgent action. Department of Health officials say survival rates are now at their highest ever in England. [ // mopping up the floor while the faucet is ON and the sink is overflowing. See http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer // Processed Food Industry has no shared economic interest nor health interest of its customers. Its a drug dealer. Is a drug dealer taking great care and educating his potential customers about the risks of his products?! No! Also those conglomerates do not pay their fair share of taxes, don't like oversight and regulation. Just like the drug dealer. ] [ Prevention and nanny state and taxation has 2 be 1000% & subsidize veg! ]
UK  NHS  cancer  sick  population  obesity  epidemic  obesity  western  lifestyle  pattern  diet  Standard  American  western  diet  sedentary  lifestyle  omnivore  chronic  diseases  public  health  public  health  policy  health  crisis  processed  food  Chain  Fast  junk  food  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  shared  economic  interest  stakeholder  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  democracy  policy  folly  policy  error  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  USA  Europe  western  world  shareholder  value  Sugar  Tax  education  policy  nanny  state  prevention  subsidies  subsidizing 
june 2015
Are we seeing the end of the era for the 'super-jumbo'? - BBC News
[companies w national interests ie employment and something a politician can put himself in-front for a photo op ] Last year not a single airline placed an order for the world's two biggest commercial jets, the Boeing 747-8 and the double-decker Airbus A380. // &! Planes That Changed the World 3of3 Airbus A380 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup org - youtu.be/AZsiAISEq7s - Docu by SBS (Australia). // Airbus is European consortium (National Interests (Europe) vs USA (Boing)) & once was maintaining the Concorde (Docu Condorde's history - youtu.be/MVcig2pi9qs). And also see Jumbo - The Plane that Changed the World (2014) by BBC - youtu.be/3i0BVOK-Qnc << Two Documentaries & the SBS one tell an interesting story abt commercial aviation history. Especially how lucky Boing was with hindsight being 22. You could certainly say that Boing was VERY LUCKY with the 747 (a internal 2nd class project), being an affordable&efficient long-haul air plane that the middle class can afford.
Airbus  Boing  USA  Europe  subsidies  subsidizing  consumer  product  middle  class  critical  mass  mass  market  business  model  corporate  strategy  business  strategy  differentiate  differentiation 
june 2015
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