”Implied consent” for organ donation is a problematic and in my opinion a very dangerous suggestion, especially when it comes from NHS privatiser-in-chief Jeremy Hunt.
In a privatised and market-driven health service, human organs become a valuable ”commodity”, with harvesting and sale to the highest bidder a far from impossible scenario in the not so distant future.
It is a well-documented fact that Israel already routinely strips vital body-parts (especially corneas, apparently) from the corpses of young Palestinians killed by its security forces before returning their bodies to their families. These organs are then sold on the thriving international market for such ”goods” .
Asset-stripping and exploitation is thus continued even after death.
In any case, I hereby refuse Mr Rockefeller or any other satanic fucker the use of my ticker for their 6th heart transplant…..
I’m not a gynaecologist, but I know a Hunt when I see one
Priti Patel is an utter disgrace. She met 12 times with Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu, (not once with Palestinians), without telling Boris or Treeza, and freelanced UK-taxpayer funding to IDF’s illegal occupation of Golan.
Next Tory leader ? Certainly shows promise ! ( 33-1 )
Two of Ms Patel’s secret meetings were with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information.. He has no developmental brief. His ministerial brief is to suppress activism for Palestinian human rights in Israel and abroad. The purpose of Patel’s meetings with him and the full agenda need to be disclosed.
Politicians (of all parties) are woefully ignorant about where money comes from, according to this new poll commissioned by Positive Money.
There really is, in fact, a ‘’magic money tree”,’ but it is in the hands of privately-owned commercial banks like Barclays. NatWest and HSBC, who create new money out of nothing whenever they make loans.
Tragically, this (un-earned) privilege is used in ways which don’t benefit – and actually harm – most of society. Over 80 percent of new bank lending is directed towards property and financial markets, pushing up the value of assets like houses, shares, and corporate bonds. . This is making housing unaffordable, increasing inequality, and resulting in more and more people being crippled by debt.
In order to address the problems of rising inequality, the housing crisis and record levels of personal debt, MPs surely need to grasp the basics of how the economy works…..don’t they ?
How the actual magic money tree works
Guardian article by Zoe Williams.
How is money created ? Some is created by the state, but usually in a financial emergency. For instance, the crash gave rise to quantitative easing – money pumped directly into the economy by the government. The vast majority of money (97%) comes into being when a commercial bank makes a loan. Meanwhile, 27% of bank lending goes to other financial corporations; 50% to mortgages (mainly on existing residential property); 8% to high-cost credit (including overdrafts and credit cards); and just 15% to non-financial corporates, that is, the productive economy.
What’s wrong with that ? On the corporate financial side, bank-lending inflates asset prices, which concentrates wealth in the hands of the wealthy. On the mortgage side, house prices rise to meet the amount the lender is prepared to lend, rather than being moored to wages. The lender benefits enormously from larger mortgages and longer periods of indebtedness; the homeowner benefits slightly from a bigger asset, but obviously spends longer in debt servitude; the renter loses out completely.
Is there a magic money tree ? All money comes from a magic tree, in the sense that money is spirited from thin air. There is no gold standard. Banks do not work to a money-multiplier model, where they extend loans as a multiple of the deposits they already hold. Money is created on faith alone, whether that is faith in ever-increasing housing prices or any other given investment. This does not mean that creation is risk-free: any government could create too much and spawn hyper-inflation. Any commercial bank could create too much and generate over-indebtedness in the private economy, which is what has happened. But it does mean that money has no innate value, it is simply a marker of trust between a lender and a borrower. So it is the ultimate democratic resource. The argument marshalled against social investment such as education, welfare and public services, that it is unaffordable because there is no magic money tree, is nonsensical. It all comes from the tree; the real question is, who is in charge of the tree ?
What could we do instead ? We could do QE for the people, overt monetary financing in which a government creates money for social benefit, such as green infrastructure or education. Or helicopter money, a central bank distributing it to everyone, either in a one-off citizen’s dividend or a regular citizen’s basic income. The nature of centrally created money should itself be opened up for debate, whose starting point is: if we agree that commercially created money is skewing the economy, can we then agree that it should be created by a public authority, even if we don’t yet know what that authority would look like.
A FEW QUOTES ON BANKING : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/a-few-qoutes-on-banking/
”Don’t accuse people of anti-semitism when they criticize Israel,” urged Jewish activist Leah Levane at the Labour Party conference yesterday.
The taboo against anti-semitism is being fraudulently and shamelessly exploited by four distinct, but overlapping, groups, all of whom will lose out if Jeremy Corbyn’s progressive ambitions for the Labour Party are successful.
1) The Conservative Party, who are attacking Labour at what is seen as its weakest point, while directing attention away from the Tories’ internal tensions and unpopular policies;
2) The BBC and mainstream media, now largely controlled by Zionists;
3) Pro-Israel activists, who wish to unseat Corbyn, the most prominent critic of Israel, and to discredit Palestine Solidarity activism;
4) The Blairite Labour Right, which hopes to weaken a popular grass-roots movement which has, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, wrested control of the Party from them.
But, as the above clip from this week’s Labour Conference shows, anti-Zionist Jews in the Labour Party just ain’t buying any of their nonsense. Go girl ! 😂
Israel constantly uses the ‘anti-semitism’ slur to block any meaningful discussion about Palestine. The reason anti-semitism is used is that the Israelis know perfectly well that they have NO valid argument with which to otherwise defend their colonial apartheid state – unless you count the racist ranting of their ”God” 3000 years ago, that is .
Miko Peled tells a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference that Israel will do everything it can to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM :
JEWS AGAINST ZIONISM : RESPECT !
So the global financial elite parade their latest toy, the Royal Navy’s ‘newest and biggest’ ship HMS Queen Elizabeth which berthed in Portsmouth this morning.
‘Spectacular’, ‘mighty’, ‘astonishing’ – drool the lackeys in the BBC and the ”newspapers”, but this charmless heap of floating steel In no way represents the British public. The flag of piracy would be more appropriate.
Aircraft carriers are tools of offensive war and HMS Queen Elizabeth will be of no use whatsoever in dealing with the security threats that we really do face.
And at a time when public services are being decimated by cuts, one might have expected greater scrutiny over the construction of this £3 billion-pound killing machine – which is not even fit for purpose. It’s a bomb magnet, vulnerable to attack by unsophisticated missile systems available to all ”our” enemies, including Yemen. On the eve of the unveiling, an amateur drone enthusiast managed to fly a £300 drone onto the carrier’s deck. It is astonishing, laughable indeed, that such an expensive ship does not have defences against such transgressions. If it is as ‘state-of-the-art’ as we are led to believe, how could it be breached so easily by a member of the public ? It is in fact a white elephant that will be militarily redundant even before it is fully equipped (for another £3 billion, incidentally).
Admiral Sir Philip ‘Jingo’ Jones, the head of the Royal Navy, said at today’s ceremony : “In the years and decades to come, she and her sister ship will demonstrate the kind of nation we are – not a diminished nation, withdrawing from the world, but a confident, outward-looking and ambitious nation, with a Royal Navy to match.”
Legalised fraud, bail-outs, and plutocracy.
Poverty, apathy, and celebrity chefs :
FOUR HORSEMEN is an outstanding documentary film analysing our critically sick Age of Decadence.
As everybody knows – or should know – the divide between the super-rich and the rest has widened each year since the last financial crisis.
But this disconnection is about much more than just money.
The rich are in the process of purposefully detaching themselves – even fencing themselves off – from the everyday struggles facing millions of their fellow citizens. Instead of recognizing the urgency of the current situation. and possibly saving themselves by contributing to solutions that benefit society as a whole, their focus has instead shifted towards a hedonistic indulgence in the present, and the relentless expansion of their own luxury and extravagance.
This futile, hubristic, self-centered and amoral ethos has emerged with tragic regularity throughout history – and most typically, always when decadent empires begin to crumble.