Friday, January 5, 2018

THE NHS


To anyone visiting. ( I dont know if anyone does, this is a comment I left on the telegraph link below)   Its a response to someone so just read it as it is or go and have a look at the comment

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/03/real-reason-nhs-knees-has-little-do-ae/#comments



 I have seen people leave these shores, and the reason that there has been a 90% reduction in  overseas applicants to the NHS is longstanding,
 10 years or so ago, the NHS refused to extend the working capabilities of the doctors who came from abroad, because they were allowed four years at one point, but they could extend it if they needed to for training and getting the exams that they needed.  The government told them in no uncertain terms that  they would not let them extend it further and that four years was all they got.  That by way of explanation is not enough time to do both parts of a royal college exam.  So all the indian doctors who were lined up to come here, went to Ireland instead because it doesn't mind if doctors come and stay...  That was one of the first nails in the employment stakes.  

 The next nail was increasing the number of medical school places almost doubling them, and causing real problems on a course when you cant sit in the lecture theatre because there are too many people inside or you have to find a place on the stairs.   Also the number had historically been kept low so that everyone could get a job,

The working time directive was starting to impact on surgical and other disciplines training, because the more operations you do the more practice and safety you get.  


Nail 4, from 2010 no doctor has received a decent pay rise and most have experienced a cut of upto £1000 over that time.   It is inconceivable that anyone would come from abroad and accept that kind of treatment unless they were desperate.  They have their self respect.  As a result the NZ and Aussie doctors decided to go back home or to Australia, where the jobs are plenty and you get paid better, and theres no working time directive either,  My colleague regularly works 70 + hours a week at the age of 47  


Nail 5 Australia is a net importer of doctors from the UK and NZ.   do you know why the New zealanders all rush off to Australia?  They need to pay back their university loans, and the UK lot are fed up with the NHS and want sunshine and sand etc,  

Nail 6

They changed the pension rights and the scheme and so a vast cohort of people who had built up a decent pension and who knew they would be shortchanged if they didnt retire there and then, made a big difference.   All your experienced doctors over the age of 50 made decisions to leave the NHS due to the pensions debacle culminating in a vast drove leaving  by the end of 2012.  


Nail 7 The NHS inherently bullies staff. especially junior medical staff.   And especially indians because they are used to the old lot who did everything because they were still in awe  post colonial era, but we are in a different era now,  where before letters were the way to tell people back home, now its five minutes on your phone on whatsapp.   News spreads of the conditions the pay and the pension and every thing else,  and of course only people who actually want to come here, despite that will apply...    


Nail 8

I met a locum consultant when I was being investigated for something and he was from the EU and he asked me what I was upto workwise as it said doctor.  I said I retired,  I didnt tell him why, but he said good on you  I wish I could.   They work you like crap here in the NHS.   


Nail 9

Pay   in real terms is down.   Who'd want to work in a service that screws them?  Your best and brightest are  beating a path abroad the moment theyve done the requisite time to get fully registered and ready to fly.   They dont want to stay.   Because they can see what will happen if they stay, to their health.   Why on earth would you seek torture in a grey raining mess like the UK NHS when you can have that torture in either tropical or desert like conditions in Australia... and be paid more for it.


nail 10, they have made the locum agencies reduce the amount of money given to the doctors that fill in for job shortages, they have "mandated from on high" that locums will not get the kind of money they are worth.   if you pay peanuts you get monkeys.  And these are just some of the reasons that the NHS is haemorrhaging staff, and this is no dripping tap, this is a flowing tap.


  10 years ago is also when the Labour government were in charge and therefore to blame,  I lay the blame at Labour's door and its PFI stuff and at the conservatives door, and at the governments doors and the whole way that they have changed the NHS from bad to worse in the last 22 years.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Westworld Tv Series


Now many people have watched Westworld lately

I understand the 2016 Tv version of Westworld. Its taken me a while but I think Ive got a very good idea of it. Basically the park is set up by Arnold Weber and Mr Ford ( played by Sir A Hopkins) and they let the androids play for three years and in that time Arnold tries to make Dolores Sentient and able to lie and find consciousness) He feels that she has reached consciousness, he puts all of his efforts in because his son has died ( probably from cancer) and so he treats Dolores as a new child for him. The other androids in the park are also doing well but havent yet achieved consciousness but their programming is such that they will eventually. Arnold goes to Ford to say that they cannot open the park because the androids are conscious sentient beings that will feel and hurt and eventually fight back. He makes it such that Dolores ( who he also programs as Wyatt the fearless killer) Reference the song Devil in the Blue dress ( song) just google it here on youtube) What Dolores wear when you first see her? A Blue dress.....)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXy7qYAKrfc

*( courtesy of one of Evan Rachel Wood's dubsmashes ) also searchable here on Youtube. So Dolores kills every other android in the park in the town with the church and eventually kills Teddy aswell. You see this massacre in flashback a few times. and then finally using the voice command " these violent delights have violent ends" Arnold engineers his death by Dolores because thats the command that sends her to be homicidal towards the humans. So that all happens around 2015-2018 The three years in development The town is then buried under god knows how many tons of rock and sand etc leaving only the steeple above ground. which is where Dolores comes and says Ive been here before but it didnt look like this. William and Logan come to the park as members of Delos because the park is haemorrhaging money and Logan wants to buy part of it to keep it going He's been before ( we don't know when.) So this is 2022 and they come in on the train and if you notice the Logo at the top of the escalators then you'll see that its completely different from the one you see at the regular time which is set in 2052 when Sidse Babett is playing Theresa. So in 2022 they do their stuff and then Dolores goes off schedule with them and does the whole wild west thing on the train and William goes from a sweet innocent person to a killer He understands what the game is Its to kill without feeling remorse but he wonders why the androids cant fight back and also Dolores tells him of the Maze ( the maze that Arnold used as an analogy to getting fully sentient and conscious Once you figure out the maze you are conscious etc. Fast forward 30 years later and you see William ( ie the Man in Black slaughtering left right and centre but in the intervening period he has bought the park ( or a majority in it ) and kept it going and there fore he as a guest gets anything he wants. He is also trying to figure out the " Maze" because he has been coming to the park probably every year for the last 30 years and he wonders what it is. He yearns for a more realistic version of the park where the robots can fight back . Lets explain about the androids robots whatever you like to call them. Their programming has had " reveries" Now reveries are memories which make different improvisations Ie its learning from your memories and mistakes to be come conscious and its been activated in several hosts ( you see Thandie Newton and Bernard and she says weve been down this road before. Whilst all this is going on Delos the board management are trying to make the park more easy for people. Its too much to get all this accurate detail because they feel that they want to change things But they cant get any of the programming outside of the park because its stuck in the hosts so they interfere so that they can get stuff out but this causes problems etc because Ford is the one that writes the code and he keeps a tight lid on the programming So there are three separate timelines in the show and its all dovetailed together to look and fool the viewer, 

Ford also rebuilds Arnold Weber as Bernard Lowe ( which is an anagram of arn ol d we ber ber nar d lo we )and programs him as a host but as his spy at the management area because he is head of operations. Its quite fabulous which is why he couldnt see himself in the photo that Ford showed him because it might cause him harm and therefore to make him malfunction. You see they are not supposed to harm living things which is why when Dolores swats the fly it shows that she is not as sweet as she is supposed to be and she also remembers to dig up the gun.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Why younger people can’t afford a house: money became too cheap

Dominic Frisby of the Guardian wrote this post 



The link was posted on Facebook on an MP's page

The following comment was posted first.

It's about time they had a shake up of journalists at the Guardian. This is one of the most ridiculous articles on house prices I've ever seen. Mr Frisby is completely obsessed by the "filthy rich" and "hard done-by poor" and his thinking has suffered as a result. The actual reason that the price of housing goes up is the same as anything else that people buy, it's nearly all down to supply and demand. If houses stop selling, then prices will drop. If they start selling well, the price will rise. How on earth can prices be soaring, if no one is buying them? If that were the case we would be seeing "For Sale" signs all over the place, but we are seeing just as many "Sold" signs up as well. So who are the people that are buying houses right now? I have bought and sold houses for many years and I know the market quite well. In fact I've just moved house recently and sold a smaller house that I'd spent money on to improve, to move into a larger one that needed some work. I had so many people wanting to buy my previous house that I got more than I asked for it. I didn't demand the money, I was "offered" it for a quick sale. But there were no shortage of people wanting to buy it off me, so the price could not have been too high. If the government want to make it easier for people to buy houses, they need to get the banks to loosen up their purse strings to allow young people much better access to mortgages, then they need to abolish Stamp Duty altogether as it's an exorbitant, unfair and unnecessary Tax that really does hammer the young people that are trying to get onto the housing ladder. So for goodness sake stop going on about house prices being too high. Whatever they are selling for is the correct price for the day!!


This was my response.  I spent ages writing it so I thought I would preserve it for history   plus I wanted to give the first commenter a piece of reality.  Her/His name is not mentioned here so if he/she does object then I'll remove his/her comment

Have to say that is one of the best articles I've ever read. Despite the comment below saying that Frisby is obsessed by the filthy rich ( which of course they are Rich as Croesus) if he read Who Owns Britain by Kevin Cahill , then he'd realise that 70% of Britain is under private hands and they get paid handsomely by the Common Agricultural Policy payments that form part of our rebate. The poor are suffering because of poor interest rates, what savings they did have are now withering, in fact the best way of making sure you have a decent pot of money is to put it into property because at least that way house price inflation ( or the only interest that is worth getting) will put the value of your money at par whilst real inflation is in the 10-15% mark. when they say inflation is at 2 % I laugh at the telly because I know that with the 375bn of QE our prices have almost doubled since 2008. What £1 would buy you in 2008 now you need to spend £2. If you refer to £1 of property in 2008 now you would probably need £3 ( due to negative inflation in house prices which didn't really last that long) . Its horrendous, I'm not poor but Im hardly able to keep up with the inflation that is really out there, so if I am finding it difficult, people with half my salary/income must be having kittens daily about how to spend the money.

if you want to know who are the people who are buying right now? The ones who have been in their house long enough and who are now trying to downsize unsuccessfully Or those who have been in a property in London and are now moving out. Those who have played the property market and are now in a position to move are buying, Those with larger incomes are buying, but the poor are increasing. Anyone over 45 who bought early enough in their life will have enough to move house. It is quite clear that Frisby has actually hit the nail on the head and has upset the applecart judging by the 1116 comments and the cognitive dissonance of the first commenter. There are a host of for sale signs around, primarily because theyve been on the market for ages, sometimes up to a year because no one can afford to buy them, unless its someone moving sideways having sold a similar property. If your house is perfect, turnkey like the first commenter's then yes it will sell because they want to either rent it or live in it, No one has the time or the energy to do a fixer upper with the busy lives that people lead these days. Some do ( dont get me wrong but in the most part if you are a stressed out worker the last thing you want to be doing on your weekend off is renovating your expensive mortgaged house. Mortgages when offered are now the cheapest theyve ever been. I used to have to pay 350 a month on a £30000 mortgage. Nowadays that will service a debt of £78000, There are empty houses out there, and there is plenty of land, yet the houses that are built these days are smaller and smaller. and yet getting pricier and pricier. Some houses I walk into I wonder why they were built at all you can barely swing a cat in them.

London house prices are crazy, And as for the rents.... in fifteen years the house prices have risen to almost three or four times 2001 values. Thats inflation. And its outstripping wages. Real inflation if you add in house prices has made what would cost £ 35000 in 1997 now would cost £350000. I feel sorry for the first commenter because he's not prepared to see the reality of the situation. Your house is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. Yours was probably in a very good location, handy for whatever, and with its walk in turn key condition attractive to everyone who had made the money or had a mortgage offer on the table. Your buyer was probably a cash buyer who had sold a different property.

But youve forgotten one thing. Wages haven't risen with the same rate that housing has. They have risen with " the other rate of inflation" meaning that people can still eat, but they cannot buy the same kind of house that their parents did at the same age with the same inflation adjusted wage.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Corby By Election

I have thrown in my hat for this and will be standing for the Young People's party (UK) in Corby on November 15th 2012.

Most of my election blogging will be done here


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

There were a reported 250,000 people revelling and watching the fireworks in London last night.

But if you asked those people if they would come out another time to demonstrate, to protest against the removal of all the liberties and the excessive laws that have been emplaced upon us in the last 15 years you might actually be looking at a damp squib, probably less than 2000 of those people would actually turn up.

Yes I'm being purposely provocative, it seems to be the only spur to apathy.

If you got one million people in the area where they were last night there would be changes and the politicians would know about it. Apathy rules ok. No one is bothered, they are more interested in getting the latest bargains, they are all so institutionalized that even if the doors were wide open and beckoning a free life they would stay where they were.

In 2012 lets wake up a few people from their apathy and their institutionalized hypnotic slumbers, wake up people your power has been taken from you. Rise up and fulfill your responsibilities.

Peacefully and quietly, educate yourselves and hang the politicians with their own rope. ( figuratively speaking of course)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bush and Blair found Guilty of War Crimes in Kuala Lumpur

Bush Blair found guilty of 911 false flag war crim Video

Bush & Blair for the first time will be considered war crimes charges against two former heads of state. Translated from the original at http://ilupidieinstein.blogspot.com/2011/11/bush-e-blair-processati-per-crimini-di.html

From 19 to 22 November 2011, the trial of George W. Bush (former U.S. President) and Anthony L. Blair (Former British Prime Minister) will be held in Kuala Lumpur. This is the first time that allegations of war crimes against the two former heads of state will be considered in compliance with proper legal procedure.

The charges were brought against the accused by the Commission for War Crimes in Kuala Lumpur (KLWCC), following the procedures prescribed by law. The Commission, after receiving complaints from victims of the war in Iraq in 2009, has conducted a careful and thorough investigation for almost two years, and in 2011, has been formally accused of war crimes against Bush, Blair and their associates .

The invasion of Iraq in 2003 and its occupation have killed 1.4 million Iraqis. Countless others have endured unspeakable torture and hardship. The cries of these victims have so far been ignored by the international community. The fundamental human right to be heard was denied.

As a result, in 2008 was accounted for KLWCC to fill this void and to act as an initiative of the people, to provide a way for these victims to present their complaints and to have their day in a court of popular justice.

The first accusation against George W. Bush and Anthony L. Blair Crimes against Peace:

The defendants have committed crimes against peace, in the sense that those accused have planned, prepared and invaded the sovereign state of Iraq March 19, 2003 in violation of the UN Charter and international law.

The second accusation is the crime of torture and war crimes against eight U.S. citizens who are in particular George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo, in which:

Accused persons have committed the crime of torture and war crimes in that: the defendants have voluntarily participated in the formulation of executive orders and directives to exclude the applicability of all laws and international conventions, particularly the Convention against Torture 1984, the Geneva Convention III, 1949, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Charter, in relation to the war launched by the United States and others in Afghanistan (in 2001) and Iraq (March 2003), also and / or on the base and in the pursuit of the same, the accused persons have been authorized or are conniving, ordering acts of torture and cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment against the victims, in violation of international law, treaties and conventions between which the Convention against Torture and the 1984 Geneva Conventions, including the Geneva Convention III of 1949.

The process will take place before the Court for war crimes in Kuala Lumpur, which consists of eminent personalities in the possession of legal qualifications.

The judges of the Court, are headed by retired judge of the Federal Court Malaysia Dato 'Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, also include other names including Mr. Alfred Lambremont Webre, a Yale graduate, who has written several books on politics, Dato' Zakaria Yatim, retired judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Tunku Sofiah Jewa, lawyer and author of numerous publications on international law, Professor Salleh Buang, former Director of the Federal Attorney General Chambers and renowned author, Prof. Niloufer Bhagwat, an expert in Constitutional Law , Administrative Law and International Law, and Prof. Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi Emeritus Datuk, a prominent academic and professor of law.

The Court will judge and evaluate the evidence presented, as in any court. The judges of the court must be convinced that the allegations are proven beyond a reasonable doubt and provide a reasoned opinion.

In the event that the court condemn any of the defendants, the only sanction is that the name of the guilty will be entered in the Register of War Criminals of the Commission and advertised all over the world. The court is a court of conscience and initiative of the people.

The charge for the trial will be presented by Prof. Gurdial S Nijar, a law professor and leading author of numerous legal publications and Prof. Francis Boyle, an eminent American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law, and assisted by a team of lawyers.

The process will take place in an open court 19 to 22 November 2011 at the Foundation's headquarters in Al-Bukhari Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I knew it There are cures for Cancer.

SUPPRESSING CANCER CURES AS A MEANS OF POPULATION CONTROL

Cancer. He said. "We can cure almost every cancer right now. Information is on file in the Rockefeller Institute, if it's ever decided that it should be released. But consider - if people stop dying of cancer, how rapidly we would become overpopulated. You may as well die of cancer as of something else." Efforts at cancer treatment would be geared more toward comfort than toward cure. There was some statement that ultimately the cancer cures which were being hidden in the Rockefeller Institute would come to light because independent researchers might bring them out, despite these efforts to suppress them. But at least for the time being, letting people die of cancer was a good thing to do because it would slow down the problem of overpopulation.
For anyone reading this please note all cancer research charities are scams and funded by pharma companies to promote their toxic products.

The date that passage was actually said was in 1969.

Before I was born.

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