starving-baby-yemenStarving baby in Yemen

Russia is to blame for “every civilian death” in the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed.

Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times, said the Kremlin was responsible “by proxy” as the “principal backer” of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

By similar assumption, is not the British government responsible “by proxy” for the countless and scarcely reported deaths of those Houthis (Shia Muslim) in Yemen that are being murdered by Saudi (Sunni Muslim) aircraft and cluster bombs bought from a “principal backer”, the Uk? Was not the Uk government also responsible for countless murders in Iraq of innocent men, women, and children, as “principal backer” of the American oil-grabbing regime?

Mr. Trump, where were such words as yours when babies were dying by the tens of thousands in Iraq?, as RAF and American jets enforced an embargo which denied them antibiotics. They, too, died in their weeping mother’s arms. They, too, deserved your words: “No child of God should ever suffer such horror”. Or perhaps Yemeni and Iraqui (Shia Muslim) children are not so deserving; your tears only being reserved for the children of those that America and its lap-dog coalition partners (read puppets) support.

The supremely hypocritical, American-written script read out by the UK Defence Secretary is an example of intellectual diarrhoa that gushes past the brains of those espousing it.

The Uk sells aircraft and cluster bombs to the Saudis on the pretext that “the counter-terrorism links we have with Saudi Arabia, the intelligence we get from Saudi Arabia, has saved potentially hundreds of lives here in the UK.” (Theresa May, Prime Minister’s Questions). In the same debate, the UK P.M. called the Saudis murderous war in Yemen an “intervention”, and it was justified in that it was “a UN-backed intervention.”

How comforting to the grieving parents of the Yemen that their children have been murdered by an “intervention”, and that the UN (read America) sanctioned it.

What, then, of the American (powder-puff) bombing of a Syrian airfield?

It did not have UN approval, so, Mrs. May, was it not justified?

Was it nothing more than Donald Trump seemingly putting distance between himself and the Russians, in response to a Senate enquiry probing the closeness of such links? (They probably have compromising photos of him taken in a Moscow hotel).

The Saudis execute prominent Shias, such as the cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, accusing them of “terrorism”.

The Saudis decapitated, near a public road, a woman convicted of killing her stepdaughter, as she screamed, ‘I did not do it’.

The Saudis are pushing for harsher punishments on homosexuals and could even sentence gays to death.

How can the Uk, with any vestige of conscience, suck up to this most foul of totalitarian regimes?

Simple. Under David Cameron, the Uk sold the Saudis £5.6bn of arms

The government of Theresa May, seeks to increase sales.

There are hypocrites, and there are damned hypocrits, and there is even a class of hypocrit beyond these measures, and in that sublime level of weasel-worded hypocrit lives a class of people that are euphemistically given the title of politicians; a species of immoral detritus.
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“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes” (John Swinton, Chief of Staff, New York Times, at New York Press Club, 1953).

“The media in the United States effectively represents the interests of corporate America, and … the media elite are the watchdogs of what constitutes acceptable ideological messages, the parameters of news and information content, and the general use of media resources” (Peter Phillips, Project Censored, 1998).

“The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government’s voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would “cooperate with the national security interests”. National security in this context means CIA (John Stockwell, former CIA official and author).


Steven MacMillan wrote ( –

“The (BBC’S) coverage of the Crimean vote (has) been widely condemned, as the organisation attempted to brand the referendum as illegal and peddle the lie that the majority of the people did not vote to rejoin Russia, despite the evidence suggesting otherwise. Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, economist and former editor of the Wall Street Journal, Paul Craig Roberts, wrote in his response to these distorted reports by the London broadcaster.”

“The BBC has totally discredited itself as a news organization and revealed itself as an organ of Washington’s Ministry of Propaganda. The BBC has made itself totally unreliable. No informed person will ever again believe a BBC report … The BBC might as well be abolished.”

“The BBC incessantly peddles Anglo-American propaganda under the auspices of objective and impartial reporting, distorting the truth of numerous conflicts and world news stories for the benefit of the Western elite. Independent media is the only antidote to this monolithic propaganda network, and boycotting the broadcaster is the only way to be free from BBC bias.”

It is a game of mathematics. Clever people persuade 51% of the less clever to believe their lies, and to think that they are engaging in a process of democracy.

Boycott the BBC.

Boycott politicians.

Rule for the people by the people.

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The Personal Services/Care Contract is an employment contract entered into between the elder care receiver and typically the adult child care giver. The contract specifies the term of the contract, the services to be provided, the rate of pay, and how the rate of pay is established and paid.

The goal is to transfer funds to a family member so the funds will be available to provide services above and beyond those provided by Medicaid without incurring a Medicaid eligibility transfer penalty. Once the money is transferred to the adult care giver it is free and clear of Medicaid and may be used for any purpose desired by the adult-child employee.

This, of course, brings up the issue of whether this is a good idea to begin with or not. Transferring money to adult children is usually done with the best of intentions … and most adult children I have encountered do have their parent’s best interest at heart. The problem is that this is not always the case and if the child decides to they may use the money on a  cruise instead of taking care of mom or dad. Moreover, things do happen that are out our control … divorce, accidents, etc. where funds could now be exposed to the claims of creditors. Therefore, when establishing these arrangements it may be helpful to place the funds received in a trust or to use an immediate annuity as the payment vehicle.

With respect to income taxes, yes, the recipient is obligated to pay ordinary income tax and FICA. The employer-parent is also responsible for FICA and FUTA. It is difficult to claim independent contractor status when providing services to only one individual.

Put bluntly – take care of mother or we will steal her  house.


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The secret UK plan for benefits – copied from America, like everything else.

Applicants will have to establish a sufficient and recent work history to qualify for benefits.

A credit system will determine benefit eligibility.

One credit for every £1000 of wages or self-employment income received. An annual income of £4000 satisfies the full credit requirements for one year.

Applicants will need between 20 and 40 credits, or between five and 10 full years of work to qualify for benefits. No work history, no benefits.

The number of total required credits scales by age, with workers aged 31 to 42 needing at least 20 credits; those aged 43 to 62 needing one additional credit for every year of age; and those aged 62 and older needing 40 credits.

If  disabled before the age of 31, these individuals need an amount of credits equal to the difference of their age at the onset of disability and 21, times two. For example, if a worker becomes disabled at age 28, he needs 14 credits ([28 – 21] to qualify for disability benefits.

Disability Determination. If an applicant satisfies the work history requirement for disability payments, he then enters the five-step disability-determination process to ascertain if he is eligible to receive benefits. (Sounds like something from Kill Bill!).

To meet the statutory definition of disability, the applicant “must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that is expected to result in death, or that has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. (Not long term = no benefit; send people on “courses” to make sure they can “engage in any substantial gainful activity”, zero-hour toilet cleaning, etc.).

The initial claim is processed by regional Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices that are located in every County. DDS = Disqualify Disabled Service.

There will be five questions to ascertain eligibility:

1. Is the applicant currently participating in substantial gainful activity (SGA)?
The main component of the disability determination is that the impairment must be severe enough to prevent the applicant from “participating in substantial gainful activity”; in plain terms, applicants need to demonstrate that they are unable to support themselves through their own work efforts; i.e. by not making enough selling “The Big Issue”.

2. Is the applicant’s condition “severe”? Applicants must show that their condition interferes significantly with their ability to carry out basic work activities. The Code of Federal Regulations defines basic work activities as “the abilities and aptitudes necessary to do most jobs,” which include “physical functions such as walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, carrying, or handling,” or “capacities for seeing, hearing, and speaking,” in addition to “understanding, carrying out, and remembering simple instructions,” among other things. Got blown up in a “regime change war”, no excuse!

They will use medical evidence provided by the applicant to make this determination. If insufficient evidence is provided, THE MACHINE may arrange a consultative examination with the applicant’s primary source of treatment or an independent party. If DDS finds that the applicant’s condition does not interfere with his ability to carry out basic work activities, his claim is denied. Otherwise, the application is moved to step 3. THE MACHINE will appoint their own doctors, who will have “targets” of disqualifying 8 out of 10 claimants in order to receive their bonus.

3. Is the applicant’s condition found in the list of disabling conditions? THE MACHINE WILL HAVE a list of medical conditions that automatically qualify an individual as disabled. This will cover all of the major organ systems of the body and will includes guidelines for evaluating the severity of the condition. If THE MACHINE finds that the applicant’s condition is on the list or is equally severe to a medical condition on the list, his claim is approved. Otherwise, the application is moved to step 4. Has your heart stopped beating? Can your liver take one more sip of alcohol? Have you recovered from your last brain op?

4. Can the applicant do the work he did before? At this point, THE MACHINE will evaluate the applicant’s ability to do work he had previously done. The applicant will be required to provide all job titles held in the past 15 years and relevant information about these positions, including duties, hours, skill requirements, physical and mental activities, and whether the applicant’s medical condition necessitated changes in his work environment. If THE MACHINE finds that the applicant is capable of doing work as he previously did, or in the manner that it is done in the general economy, the application will be denied. Otherwise, it will move to the final step. No escape for old nurses, then! At least when assisting a 95 year old on to a commode, they will be able to swop stories about their mutual “good old days”, dementia allowing.

5. Can the applicant do any other type of work? Finally, THE MACHINE will evaluate the applicant’s ability to perform other work that exists in the economy. Here, THE MACHINE will consider not only the applicant’s past job experience, but also his education, vocational training, and age. Factors that would severely limit an individual’s ability to find other work include illiteracy, poor English skills, and old age. THE MACHINE WILL USE several tables of rules to make this final determination of disability. If the applicant is found unable to perform other work in the economy, his application will be approved; otherwise, he should not be considered disabled for Social Security purposes. 95 and can polish shoes? Oh, THE MACHINE has just the job for you!

The Appeals Process. THE MACHINE will only approved 20 percent of all initial applications, subject to severe and continuous review. Those who are denied in the initial process or lose eligibility through a review will be able to submit a request for an appeal within 60 days of the decision. Applicants who would otherwise lose their benefits can opt to continue them, but they face the risk of having to pay back those benefits if their appeal is unsuccessful. There will be two potential stages of the appeals process:

1. Reconsideration. Submit new medical evidence – I died last week, but they brought me back for more!
2. Hearing by a judge. This will cost if you do not win!, and you will not!

And the digits in computers that THE MACHINE calls money and rations is just a means to control the masses by showing them what they can do to the sick and vulnerable, like a cat playing with a mouse.



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When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Disharmony and misunderstanding
No sympathy and mistrust abounding
More falsehoods or derisions
Dark living dreams of visions
And hate will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Austerity!
Age of Austerity!
Let the lies, let the lies in, the lies in



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An article by Chriss W. Street (, May 2016), fortells the policy to be adopted toward UK pharmacists: “Pharmacists are members of what is ranked as the 13th-best paid profession, according to a U.S. News survey of 150 professions. They have a salary average of $120,950 and an unemployment rate of 1.6 percent. For decades, pharmacists have been responsible for making sure that prescriptions have filled with the right amounts of medicine, and for making sure that different medicines did not have adverse chemical interactions.

But over the last five years, the advent of big data and artificial intelligence have now matured to the point where doctors now trust robots (with human supervision) to outperform pharmacists”.

Street quotes Dr. Marilyn Stebbins, “UCSF Medical Center has relied on an automated ‘robot pharmacy’ to fill prescriptions, and a fleet of thousands of autonomous bots to deliver them.” … “It’s a perfect job for a robot: a repetitive and mundane task.” She stated, “automation has led to the ability for us to reinvent ourselves as a profession, and we need to take the challenge.”

An article in the Sunday express (1/8/2017, “Secret government plan to replace pharmacists with less-qualified technicians”) is only a halfway house to robot dispensors.

The principle is the same.

Imagine the NHS as a ship, crewed by the suitably qualified. If the present crew is replaced by cheaper ones, then the ship is a more attractive purchase to the corporations who are lining up to snatch in their jaws the bones of the NHS being thrown to them by their political servants – the Conservative and the Blairite (Conservatives pretending to be Labour) wings of neoliberalism.

The corporatisation of health care in America, Canada, and Australia has been a disaster for the non-rich.

The apeing of American policies toward the unemployed in these countries has been a disaster for the sick and vulnerable.

Whether you are a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, etc., working in the NHS or private sector, the plan is to replace you with technicians and robots.

There is no escape. The White Anglo Saxon Protestant countries that you imagine you can escape to are all following the same course – to the rocks.


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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) creates, on an industrial level, malware to infect computer hard disk drives (HDDs) solid-state drives (SSDs) and firmware.

This spyware allows government agencies to infect computers without detection.

Once a drive’s model has been determined its code is used to instal malware. This requires knowledge of the source code of all the major manufacturers firmware, which has either been given to government agencies, or has been decyphered by them. Some codes are shared by multiple manufacturers, according to McAfee.

Disk encryption is bypassed by hiding stolen data in the invisible storage space on the hard drive.

Software updates are no defense, as the malicious code remains untouched, and can restore all malicious components that got wiped from the system.

Countries most attacked by NSA malware are Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria,Yemen, and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, embassies nuclear researchers, media, universities and Islamic activists. (Kaspersky research).

Among the vendors targeted are Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, Maxtor, IBM, and Samsung.

McAfee have analyzed a sample of the malicious module for Windows and said that there is evidence that variants for other platforms have also been created.

Of course, the NSA not guilty of such activity, when former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling was convicted for espionage for revealing the federal government’s role in developing the Stuxnet virus to New York Times journalist James Risen in 2006, he was arrested for a “known unknown”.

“Not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin,” President Obama said on 16 December, 2016.

Hackers associated with Russian intelligence agencies were accused of stealing files from the Democratic National Committee so as to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Mainstream media screamed: “worse than Watergate,” a “frightening” event, pondered if it constitutes an “act of war,” and decried “intervention” in American domestic politics, without mentioning the American governments “regime change” strategies in at least 80 countries since 1953. In 1965, Indonesia’s democratically elected government was overthrown by the CIA and replaced with a military dictatorship which is estimated to have killed as many as one million people.

Only the most worm-infested mind could so hypocritically defend doing itself what it labels reprehensive in others, and only the most slavish of media outlets (including the BBC) could claim its “news” has not been written by the NSA.

The BBC sing from their master’s hymn sheet: “Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence report says. The unclassified report says the Russian leader “ordered” a campaign aimed at influencing the election”.

No disussion.

No analysis, just the pumping out of the same one-side-of-the-coin shit. (Newsnight = one-side-of-the-coin shit).

Not much happens in America without President Obama, and that will be the same for his successor, who is already being castigated for hinting that the American Intelligence Agencies (known and unknown) do not always tell the truth.

Better learn to play their game, Donald.

They already control your hard drive.

You next.

Do not go to Dallas.

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