Wednesday, October 23, 2013

UK Doctors Given Bonuses For Placing Patients On ‘Death Lists’ - Report

The Third Reich finally makes landfall in England; the UK NHS version of OPERATION T4

RT
10/21/2013

General practitioners in England have been receiving £50 bonuses for placing patients on controversial ‘death lists’ in order to reduce the number of occupied hospital beds. The move is yet another tactic aimed at cutting NHS costs, UK media reported.


Each death which occurs outside an NHS hospital has been calculated to save the health system some £1,000 ($1,600) in England. On average, deaths which occur inside NHS hospitals cost the service around £3,065 (just under $5000), while those elsewhere cost £2,107 (around $3,400).

Doctors have been given bonuses for drawing up ‘end-of-life advanced care plans’ for patients they predict will die within a year.

The payments in question apparently have the intention of keeping NHS costs as low as possible. 
 

Gas chamber in German Hadamar Euthanasia Centre
According to documents seen by the Daily Mail on Sunday, a “key objective” of the project - which underwent a trial period in England’s east - was “to shift the place of death” away from hospitals, thus “reducing ...healthcare costs.”

“I think it’s got everything to do with money, with the cost of a hospital bed being £200 a day,”
Dr Anthony Cole, acting chairman of the Medical Ethics Alliance, told the paper. He stated his belief that its advocates were mired in financial concerns, and suggested that it may result in insufficient medical care in a patient’s final days.

The ‘Yellow Folder’ pilot scheme was trialed in 41 medical practices in Ipswich and East Suffolk, and lasted from July 2011 until last month. The doctors received payment for every care home patient they successfully signed up to an end of life plan. Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which ran the scheme, would not tell the paper how much money it allocated for bonuses. 


Smoke rising from the chimney at Hadamar, one of six facilities which carried out the Nazis' Euthanasia Program. Hadamar, Germany, probably 1941.  [Dioezesanarchiv Limburg (DAL), Papers of Father Hans Becker] — Dioezesanarchiv Limburg

Patients on the program were required to state their preferred location of death, whether they would like to be resuscitated, and their preferred drugs for the final hours of their life. 

An NHS ‘Call to Action’ pack, available on the trust’s website, cited a “growing population with more complex needs” as one of the main issues facing British healthcare. It stated that the “number of people with multiple long term conditions [is] set to grow from 1.9 to 2.9 million from 2008 to 2018.”

 
Operation T4 murdered thousands of mentally disabled children
However, people behind the development of the scheme have cited the primary motivation to be to give patients a more comfortable death. According to surveys cited by the Mail, 66 percent of people would prefer to be at home at the end of their lives, whereas only 43 percent actually do, on account of the majority being admitted to hospital.

On Thursday, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported that senior members of Britain’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, said that the NHS is being faced with bankruptcy, as it will become unable to cope with Britain’s aging population. One member reportedly called the system a “demographic time bomb.”

 
NHS cost-cutting has been making waves in the British press over the past few days. On Saturday, it emerged that some patients are being transported to hospitals in police cars because of a massive shortage of ambulances. 

On Sunday, the head of England's Accident and Emergency departments said that a lack of available consultants during weekends posed a risk to patients.

Critics argue that the scheme could cause patients to be denied important medical treatment. Three months ago, the paper published a report documenting how ambulance crews can choose whether to transport people to hospital if they have stated on their ‘care plan’ that they would like to die at home. 


Cameron and his Parliament cronies will never have to be worried about being on "The List"
 
“Why should a GP be paid for this conversation, as opposed to any other?” said Dr Gillian Craig, a retired geriatrician. “I feel doctors are paid very well and there should be no extra payments. Anything else is open to abuse and misuse.”

 
It's the needle for you grandma and grandpa, kiddies
She added that the program may even block the course of treatment by “closing the door on potentially life-saving hospital treatment...a doctor may not realize that, while the person appears to be dying, they actually have a reversible condition.”

In a new study recently published in Britain’s Lancet, it was found that a separate UK palliative care pathway – Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient – “provides the same quality of care as that usually provided to cancer patients who are dying in hospital.”  The scheme was adopted in the late 1990s and began to garner serious criticism in the UK press as it grew. The study went on to add that “any initiative to replace the pathway in England should be grounded in scientific evidence and tested in controlled trials before it is implemented.”
 
NHS trusts adopting the Liverpool Care Pathway are offered financial incentives for doing so. More than six out of ten of those trusts – just over half the total – have received or are due to receive financial rewards amounting to at least £12 million (just under $19 million), according to The Daily Telegraph.

The scheme involves the withdrawal of tests or treatments deemed unnecessary for the patient. In a 2012 letter to the newspaper, six doctors warned that hospitals may be using the scheme to reduce strain on hospital resources.
 
“Remarks on the Liverpool Care Pathway by Professor Patrick Pullicino…gave rise to controversy. But he is not wrong to say that there is no scientific way of diagnosing imminent death. It is essentially a prediction. Other considerations may come into reaching such a decision, not excluding the availability of hospital resources,” the letter read.  




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Japan Study : “Contamination Levels Are Possibly Higher Than Chernobyl” From Fukushima Disaster

The magnitude of this catastrophe simply cannot be covered up any longer

ENERGY NEWS
10/22/2013

"Human health must be carefully and continuously monitored — Highly contaminated river soil in Tokyo metropolitan area..."
Scientific Reports 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): [...] The serious accidents of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have been contaminating a vast area in eastern Japan, home of 60 million people. Consumption of freshwater fish is an important part of the aquatic pathway for the transfer of radionuclides to the freshwater ecosystem creatures including humans. [...] we have to think that the contamination of freshwater fish is widespread not only in river basins but also all over the ground included all types of water-systems, for example, agricultural and urban water systems. [...] In this paper we show the relation between distance and contamination levels by inverse regression analysis.


The results indicate the effects of quasi radioactive cesium 137 by the Fukushima accident look like less serious than those of the Chernobyl accident. However, contamination levels are possibly higher than the Chernobyl as the cesium is concentrated by the water systems in limitation region. Water paddy field look like shallow pond saved mud included cesium 137. Moreover, the cesium137 will distribute and concentrate by high density irrigation canal and urban water-system. 

For example, the highly contaminated Taisho river bottom soil Cs134: 4,335 Bq/kg, Cs137: 5,456 Bq/kg was found at 1/11/2011 at Kitakashiwa bridge of Kashiwa city in Tokyo metropolitan area, 200 km south-west from the plant. Therefore we must carefully and continuously monitor the contamination to the freshwater ecosystem and human health.

Professor Hiroaki Koide, Kyoto University Reactor Research Institute, Welcome to Fukushima (2013): The Japanese government reported to the IAEA about the situation at the Fukushima plant following the accident on March 11. They estimated the dispersion of radioactive material in the air. I feel that the report seriously underestimated the amount of cesium 137 in the atmosphere. According to my estimate, it is about 400-500 times greater than that of Hiroshima.









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French Anger Over U.S. Spying Simmers As Top Diplomats Meet

Snowden has Obama criminals on the ropes, going for the knockout; U.S. government bites "oldest ally" France in the ass - again

THE HINDU
10/22/2013

French fury about a report that the U.S. spied on millions of phone calls made by French citizens continued to simmer on Tuesday, with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius using a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to issue a fresh admonishment.


American Patriot Edward Snowden
Mr. Fabius and Mr. Kerry had breakfast together in Paris before both left for London, where they attended a meeting of the pro-opposition Friends of Syria group.

In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry said Mr. Fabius had asked Mr. Kerry to explain the “unacceptable spying practices between partners, which must stop.” The meeting came hours after a telephone call between Presidents Francois Hollande and Barack Obama, in which Mr. Hollande also condemned the spying as “unacceptable between friends and allies.

Le Monde reported on Monday that documents leaked earlier this year by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected 70.3 million recordings of French phone data over a 30-day period in December 2012 and January 2013.

France reacted with predictable indignation, summoning the US ambassador.


Drooling swift boat traitor fresh out of lies
The spying, which makes France the third most eavesdropped-on U.S. ally in Europe, after Germany and Britain, targeted people in business, politics and the civil service as well as terrorism suspects, Le Monde said.

The paper followed up on Tuesday with a report about the surveillance of French diplomatic missions in Washington and New York using bugs remotely implanted inside diplomats’ computers, among other devices.

Most of that information had already been revealed by German news magazine Der Spiegel in September.

In his call with Mr. Hollande, Mr. Obama acknowledged that the revelations raised “legitimate questions” for U.S. allies, the White House said.


"Oldest ally" Frogs buggered by Obama
Mr. Kerry sought to downplay the importance of the report, telling reporters in Paris on Monday that “lots of countries are engaged in the activity of trying to protect their citizens and the world.” The affair threatens to strain relations between the U.S. and France, which Mr. Kerry called “one of our oldest allies.” France is still smarting at having gone out on a limb to support the U.S. when it was threatening missile strikes against Syria only to be shunted aside in the final negotiations with Russia on a chemical disarmament plan.

The French Communist Party on Tuesday called on the Socialist government to counter the “American aggression against our country” by withdrawing from NATO and severing military and police cooperation with the U.S.

The tensions dominated headlines. “The Spy Who Loved Us,” read the front-page headline in the free Metro News daily - a play on the title of the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

In an editorial entitled “Fighting Big Brother” Le Monde drew parallels with another film. “The systematic intrusion into private live is the stuff of totalitarian systems, as the (2006) film The Lives of Others, which described the Stasi apparatus in East Germany, reminded us,” the paper said.


The past six months has seen a steady stream of disclosures about U.S. spying programmes, based on secret documents leaked by exiled former NSA contractor Snowden.

The documents show the U.S. delving deep into the communications of foreign governments and citizens, whether friends, rivals or foes of the U.S.



The U.S. response has been to argue that all countries conduct spying operations.

In July, Le Monde reported that France’s external intelligence agency ran its own spying programme targeting domestic phone calls and electronic communications.






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Stoning For Adulterers And Amputation For Thieves; Spend Your Vacation In Sunny Brunei - Return Handless

Sultan of Brunei announces stricter punishments under Shariah Penal Code, steers Brunei back into stone age

THE INDEPENDENT
By John Hall
10/22/2013

The Sultan of Brunei has announced strict new Islamic punishments for criminals – including amputation for theft and stoning for adultery.


The punishments, which are set to come into force over the next six months, form part of the tiny, oil-rich monarchy’s new Shariah Penal Code and will apply to Muslims only.

In a speech unveiling the legalisation, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the new code should be regarded as a form of “special guidance” from God and would be “part of the great history” of Borneo island.

He said: “By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled.“


Psycho Sultan of Brunei
Brunei's Shariah Islamic court had previously handled mainly family-related disputes. The sultan has been hoping to implement the new law for years to bolster the influence of Islam in Brunei, where Muslims comprise about two-thirds of the population of nearly 420,000 people.

The minorities are mainly Buddhist, Christians and people of indigenous faiths.

Brunei’s top Islamic scholar Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz told a legal conference that Shariah law in the country “guarantees justice for everyone and safeguards their well-being.”

He said: “Let us not just look at the hand-cutting or the stoning or the caning per se, but let us also look at the conditions governing them.“


Brunei could be new S&M tourist destination
 Awang went on to say: “It is not indiscriminate cutting or stoning or caning. There are conditions and there are methods that are just and fair.”

Under secular laws, Brunei already prescribes caning as a penalty for crimes including immigration offenses, for which convicts can be legally flogged.


Awang said, however, that there should be no concerns that foreign travellers might end up avoiding Brunei after the law is implemented.

 
"Ohhh, BAYBAY!  HARDER!  FASTER!!!
“Please listen to our answer. Sir, do all potential tourists to Brunei plan to steal? If they do not, then what do they need to fear,” he said. “Believe me when I say that with our Shariah criminal law, everyone, including tourists, will receive proper protection.”

The implementation of Shariah criminal law is not expected to face vocal opposition in Brunei, which has long been known for conservative policies such as banning the public sale of liquor.


From the people that brought the world the crane-gallows:  The Iranian high-tech hand chopper, soon to make it's debut in Brunei

Sultan Hassanal, who has reigned since 1967, is Brunei's head of state with full executive authority. Public criticism of his policies is extremely rare in Brunei.




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Massive Riots, Huge Crime Waves Expected In Many U.S. Cities

Americans don't have the balls to riot - they will just sit quietly, trembling in fear in their cardboard boxes as their White House, Congress murderers finish them off

PRESS TV
10/22/2013

47.6 million Americans are about to have their food stamp benefits cut, and most of them have absolutely no idea that it is about to happen.


Will Americans finally rise up after they start burying their kids?
Needless to say, a lot of them are going to be very angry when they discover that they cannot buy as much food for their families anymore. The reason that this is happening is because a temporary boost to food stamp benefits that was put in during the last recession is expiring. But most of the people that are having their benefits cut will not understand this.

Most of them will just be very upset that the government is “taking money away” from them. And considering the “mini-riots” that we witnessed earlier this month when the system that processes food stamp payments went down for a few hours, it is obvious that a lot of food stamp recipients can very easily be pushed over the edge. So what would happen if we have another “debt ceiling crisis” in Washington D.C. early next year and food stamp benefits are temporarily cut off completely?


Final destination for Americans - a puddle of half-digested barf
Wherever “austerity” has been tried in Europe, it has resulted in protests and riots. Could a similar thing happen in this country?

NBC News is reporting that ALL food stamp recipients are going to have their food stamp benefits reduced in November.

This is certainly not going to put those living in poverty in a good mood…

Millions of American families could face a sparse holiday table when food stamps benefits get reduced in November, and that could be just the start of deeper cuts to the program to feed poor families.


Cheer up Americans - concrete mattresses good for the back
The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients on Nov. 1 because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.

Sadly, the truth is that food stamp benefits don’t even buy a lot of food right now. According to the USDA, the average monthly food stamp benefit is approximately $272 per household.

And now it will be even lower.

The government says that a family of four will be getting 36 dollars less per month starting on November 1st.

That may not sound like a lot to you, but for those living on the edge of poverty it can make a huge difference.


Legacy of the Obama criminal regime
What are impoverished families supposed to do? Eat a diet that consists entirely of Ramen noodles?

Of course the real solution would be to provide good paying jobs for those families, but unfortunately our leaders continue to pursue policies that are systematically killing American jobs so that is not going to happen.

Meanwhile, those living in poverty continue to become angrier and more frustrated.



Seniors now want a piece of this action

We got a glimpse of this earlier this month. The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article posted on offgridsurvival.com…

Over the weekend, the debit system that allows people on government assistance to buy food, temporarily went down. The resulting chaos is a small glimpse at what I believe will happen, should the government plunge this country into some sort of economic collapse.


A couple of Walmarts in Louisiana decided to allow people to shop, even though the system was down and they had no real way of knowing how much credit people had on their cards. The resulting chaos had the store’s shelves in Springhill and Mansfield, LA stripped bare, as food stamp recipients attempted to defraud the grocery stores.

When the system went back online, the grocery store found people who had as little as .49 on their Food Stamp cards attempting to steal over $700 in food. Local police were called in as the crowd started to turn ugly, and overflowing grocery carts were left abandoned in the aisles.


American Seniors now eating out of trash cans to survive
But this is just the beginning. To get an idea of what is eventually coming to America, just check out what is happening in Italy right now…

Demonstrators clashed with Italian police on Saturday as tens of thousands marched through Rome to protest against unemployment, government cuts and big construction projects they say take money away from social services.

Hooded protesters turned over garbage bins in front of the Economy Ministry and set several of them on fire. Using sticks and clubs, they attacked police in riot gear. The police charged and chased demonstrators up side streets.

The hooded demonstrators, who infiltrated a mostly peaceful protest, threw smoke bombs, eggs and bottles at the ministry and broke the window of a nearby bank.


As poverty continues to grow and government handouts continue to get cut back, the desperation of those living in poverty in this country is going to continue to increase.

At this moment, there are 6 million Americans in the 16 to 24-year-old age group that are neither in school or working. In fact, a whole bunch of major U.S. cities currently have more than 100,000 “idle youth” living in them…

Just look at some of the nation’s largest cities. Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Riverside, Calif., all have more than 100,000 idle youth, the Opportunity Nation report found.

It is only a matter of time until we see massive riots and huge crime waves in many of those cities.

The conditions for a “perfect storm” are already here.



Bank, corporate criminals continue to pick the bones of America's poor, Seniors, disabled homeless Veterans


All we need is a spark.

According to a brand new Pew Research survey, only 19 percent of all Americans trust the government. Back in 1958, 73 percent of all Americans trusted the government.

Right now, only 23 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Congress. Back in 1985, 67 percent of all Americans did.

Anger and frustration are growing and our society is breaking down all around us.

Get ready while you still can.

AGB/AGB




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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