Benefit Sanctions Are State Terrorism And Must Be Stopped Without Exceptions

We have to stop this madness!!

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terrorism-definitionAbsolute poverty, as in having no money at all, is all-encompassing, meaning it is almost impossible to think about anything else and it impacts on every area of life.  Relationships with family and friends fracture, self-esteem is demolished, emotions range from stark terror to utter despair.  Poverty removes the freedom to act rationally and assess situations in the long term and so creates its own vicious trap.  The entire pay day loan industry is based on the fact that people with nothing will agree to any terms to get cash in their pocket and food in their bellies.

Having no money can lead people to borrow from friends and family with no idea how they will pay it back or commit – and get caught for – crimes they would never normally consider.  Such is the psychological anguish of long term poverty that some people will spend money on drugs…

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My spirituality – Seems I am meant to be Asatru!

Hello everyone.

I started out on this journey as an astaru mainly and I have had revelations recently that I am to return to the path.  I wear my rune under my pentacle.

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My mother deity Skadi.

Was the initial goddess who came to me when I started on this path.  I am returning to this and I and wondering if she is my Goddess again on this spirit path.

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My Father deity Odin

I have always been drawn to Odin as I am interested in my beloved runes and I keep seeing black birds which may be Odin’s 2 birds Huginn and Muninn.  I still am devoted to Odin but it was on the back burner.  Some people reading this may recall me talking about a black cat with green eyes suddenly appearing in my house, I thought I heard my guide say – “Here’s Loki to see you.” He is a shapeshifter and I have seen him before, noticeable by his red eyes!

It won’t effect my ability to do readings, but you may see an increase in me doing my beloved runes, but there is a deck I like  “The Power of Runes” published by US Games inc. which I am trying to get my mitts on and I have recently won a bid on the Northern Shadows Tarot which has Norse stuff in it!

Thank you universe, just to get my beloved twin flame sorted out!  Nice to be back where I belong.

Blessings to all

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Jobseekers and the self-employment trap

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Yesterday’s outburst against Esther McVey and her innovative way of interpreting the benefit claimant statistics proved very popular as readers clamoured to suggest alternative reasons why people who deserve benefits are no longer getting them.

One of these deserves an article of its own, because it really is ‘The One That Got Away’ – and doesn’t deserve to. As the commenter who raised it pointed out, it could be a huge scandal.

We refer, of course, to the fact that people on Jobseekers’ Allowance are being, let’s call it, ‘persuaded’ to go self-employed and start new businesses.

How are these businesses funded? Do these people get a share of a different DWP budget? Do they get loans? Do they get tax relief to support them while they are setting up these firms?

Meanwhile, some believe the DWP officers who force jobseekers to go self-employed get a commission for doing so…

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The Benefit Cap Would Not Be Popular If People Knew The Truth About The So-Called Safety Net

This is what is happening now in my country!

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IDS-homeless-children“Another characteristic of support for the Benefit Cap was that many who knew little or nothing about the policy before completing the survey still expressed an opinion (largely in support of it).”

The Benefit Cap: Public Perceptions and Pre-implementation by Ipsos Mori (PDF).

A lack of understanding of the harsh realities of the so-called safety net of social security is not confined to those who are privileged enough to never have had to make use of it.  Even those who have depended on social security of some form in the past are often not aware of just how much things have changed for the worse.

This is why the myth persists of people lazing around on the dole picking up vast cheques every fortnight.  In reality benefits have shrunk far faster than even the lowest wages over the years and now barely pay for a subsistence lifestyle.  Far from sitting…

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Tax Dodging Soars Under Tories To Seven Times Entire Bill For Unemployment Benefit

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tax-gapDespite Tory claims that they would cut down on tax evasion and avoidance, the amount of tax dodged each year soared by £3 billion to £35 billion in the first two years of this Government.

The tax gap means the difference between the amount of tax HMRC believe is legally due, and the amount lost to fraud, evasion, error, avoidance or simply going unpaid.  The Tax Office last week published the latest estimates for the year 2011/12, although they themselves admit their figures are far from perfect.  Some research has indicated the true figure is around three and a half times higher than Treasury estimates at around £120 billion a year.

These figures do not include the many and varied ways global corporations choose to avoid tax, such as the widely publicised failure of Google, Amazon and Starbucks to pay for the services their businesses depend on.

Even taking the…

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NIF Nuclear Fusion Milestone First of Its Kind, Energy Released Exceeds Energy Absorbed By Fuel

The US military will likely already know about this!

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10/07/2013

BBC:

Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.

Harnessing fusion – the process that powers the Sun – could provide an unlimited and cheap source of energy.

But to be viable, fusion power plants would have to produce more energy than they consume, which has proven elusive.

Now, a breakthrough by scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) could boost hopes of scaling up fusion.

NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the world’s most powerful laser to heat and compress a small pellet of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.

The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel – the first time this…

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