Contemporary Western society has a problem with connection. Silicon Valley has emerged with a few digital solutions: @talkspace and @betterhelp are paid apps that facilitate instant message exchanges with licensed professionals. Click the link to read why Ralph Pritchard asks: Are these apps sustainable for this basic human need to be fulfilled by such inconsistent, data-driven services?
What the hell is this? It’s like a #brobdingnagian at a #lilliputian toilet. You try to wash your hands in this ridiculous ceramic piece of cropological equipment and walk away without getting splashed on your nether regions. You can’t. At least I couldn’t. Bloody embarrassing. This #austerity shite has gone too far? Or is this some kind of #minimalist design rubbish that I am unaware of? #london#washbasin
It is ok to ask for help ❤ . I need to have an operation that the NHS sadly cannot fund due to budget cuts. I don't have the funds available and need it pretty urgently. I've been stressing about it for months 😧 . But then I had a breakthrough season with my therapist and realised it takes more courage and strength to ask for help when you need it than to pretend you are a-ok when you aren't. Always learning over here 😥 . So thanks to encouragement from my beloved clients and friends my gofundme page is now live! I need to raise £500 by the end of this month so i can get booked in for early next year 🗓 . Please spread the word if you can and if you feel led to donate every penny really will help me 💌 . If you are unable to financially support, your good vibes, prayers, meditations and love are needed and welcome and will definitely support me too 🤗 . Thank you for you love and support. I appreciate you ❤ . Click the link in my profile bio @naomi_jane7 for more info/ to make a donation of any amount: www.gofundme.com/surgery-for-nj . Thank you so much and please take great care of you 💖💖💖
We're attending The Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence debate in parliament today with @YouthViolenceUK Looking forward to hearing about ways to tackle youth violence, and knife crime in particular. #knifefree#knifecrime#youthviolence
I wrote this back in July, austerity bites hard. In France the people have had enough, peaceful protests turned violent by the actions of the State. Some police showed solidarity with the peaceful protesters, the filthy granny fiddling manlet Manu arrogantly rolled out tanks against people who are struggling to survive while HE jets around the world. Vive la mort!!!! #austerity#france#peoplepower
For decades our divisions have been focused on race, gender, religion or immigration status purposefully to distract us during a robbery. Global austerity is rarely discussed in mainstream media. At least not truthfully. The lack of and coverage from even liberal perceived media outlets of French protesters who are confronting the wealthy is an example of that. Sadly, we focus on the negative rhetoric from the minority of demonstrators who ignorantly scapegoat migrants for their economic hardships, and we're missing an opportunity to inspire the majority of Americans who finance the rich while living paycheck to paycheck. - Too many Americans falsely believe we can't afford to provide free healthcare, free education, and living wages to the people. They believe we can't afford to tackle climate change or offer humane solutions to migrants while we waste billions on tax cuts for the rich and the defense budget. The same president who said another country would pay for a border wall is willing to shut your government down if you don't pay for it. The same conservatives who preach fiscal responsibility added a trillion to the deficit right in your face to enrich their masters, knowing you'd do nothing about it. People often joke the French lose all their wars but at least their government recognizes them as a threat. #thisisastickup
“Don’t fuck with the French” is one of the takeaways from the past few weeks of protests and uprisings in France following president Emmanuel Macron’s various austerity measures and tax hikes on the working class. One of many signs from protestors said “Macron, stop taking us for stupid people.” The French are far from stupid when it comes to recognizing injustice and actually doing something about it; it’s part and parcel with their national identity. The French Revolution of the late 1700’s literally changed Europe forever, starting a series of chain reactions which weakened the power of monarchies all over the continent. Read the entire article by @apolloniuslux. Link in bio.
Tomorrow is an important day. @derek.j.mackay will publish the draft #budget for next year - doing the #dayjob of ✅protecting public services ✅growing the #economy ✅mitigating #austerity ✅ preparing for the uncertainty of #brexit Showing up the absolute chaos, incompetence and confusion of the @ukgov right now. Ps: pic is us awarding @scotgov apprentice her qualification- ensuring we’ve got the skills we need for the future.
Can I just say? Ok I don't care I'm going to say it anyway. All you super healthy,obsessed with health vegans, stop patronising skint people! 'It's cheaper to eat healthy' As if it's that black and white. Also, short term it's not. If you have a decent budget, kids that are good eaters and the oomph to do it, then meal planning etc can work. It's a fact though if you have a couple of quid, a tin of beans and a cheap loaf is easier and cheaper. It's easy from a high place to critisise those going through what you never have experienced. Even if you think you have been skint you have never lived the exact same life as another. Pipe down. You enjoy your little bean stew but let others do what they can! All they can. I remember when tesco 11p noodles kept me alive. Alive. Alive is the most important word in this. Poverty is very very real and if you have nothing helpful to say keep your fucking mouth shut. 'I'd never feed my kids tinned food' Never say never! Sometimes it's that or nothing. Skint people aren't automatically lazy stupid people. Don't be patronising to anyone else. Be kind or keep quiet. 🤗
Accessibility campaigners have called for @cardiff_council to guarantee that public toilets will stay open in Thompson‘s Park. . The lease on the former Rangers Hut is currently being renewed, but there’s been no confirmation of whether the toilets in the building will stay open to the public. . Wales Online have reported that a business has already bid to turn the hut into a cafe. . One Cardiff resident, Mr Simon Hillard (pictured) - who has prostate cancer - says the Council "has a duty to make sure there are public toilets around". “It’s a human right to be able to use a toilet when you need it". . I spoke to Canton Labour Councillor Ramesh Patel, who said the toilets would stay open “in an ideal world” but blamed the measures on “severe” cuts made by the UK Government. . Cllr Patel suggested one option is to lock the public toilets in Thompson’s Park, which could then be accessed by a key from the future leaseholder of the building. . But Mr Hillard, whose condition means he often urgently needs to go to the toilet, says that going into cafés and shops to ask for keys can be “off putting”. . The toilets remain open for now, but the future of the Rangers Hut will be decided once the new contract is signed. . Read more on #cjsnews [jomec.co.uk/cjsnews/] . . . . #austerity#cardiff#news#canton
How many kittens does it take for independents to win the next local election in May 19? TRICK QUESTION all they do is distract you in meetings! This is CT, the newest addition to the Bath & North East Somerset Independent Group. I'll be standing as a candidate with them in May because i want to apply all the stuff I've learnt from activism, to politics. I'm tired of the stale, petty politics that we see at national level and in the Guildhall. Let's look at the evidence, develop policy whilst being transparent and accountable, and listen to the community to find out what they want. This is what BIG is all about. Find out more at bigindependents.org 🎉 But you'll have to stay here for more kitten pics 😁🐈 #protestival#bigindependents#politics#bath#bathindies#kitten#listening#abcd#austerity#shambles
▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ تاپاس يا رياضت، روندي كه ناخالصي روان را مي زدايد. و در واقع نوعي بازگشت به خود است. علاوه بر تاپاس بدن و ذهن، بايد تاپاس گفتار هم مور توجه قرار داد. در رياضت زبان، بايد سعي كنيم به زيبايي و درستي صحبت كنيم. در گفتار خود صادق باشيم. زماني كه خشمگين هستيم، ممكن است كلمات منفي را به زبان بياوريم كه روح ديگران را زخمي كند و يا به خاطر طعنه و كنايه زدن به ديگران آنها را آزرده خاطر سازيم. پس در تاپاس كلام تلاش كنيم تا به جاي دروغگويي، غيبت، تهمت، بدگويي و زخم زبان زدن به ديگران، از همديگر تمجيد كنيم، سخنان ارزشمند و شيرين بر زبان جاري كنيم. از قدرت كلام براي رنجاندن و تخريب همديگر استفاده نكنيم. بدين گونه در تمرينات رياضت زبان، سعي ميكنيم قبل از صحبت كردن فكر كنيم تا كلمات با بارِ منفي و مخرب به زبان نياوريم و باعث رنجش ديگران نشويم. مثبت بيانديشم و مثبت صحبت كنيم.☑️ ♣️ "قدر دل و پايه جان يافتن، جز به رياضت نتوان يافتن"♣️ ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Tapas or Austerity is the capability to observe hard and difficult penances. Tapas is a way to burn impurities, physically, mentally and emotionally, and paving the way to our true greatness. And the key ingredient of tapas is endurance. . . . #tapas#austerity#becarefulofwhatyousay#kalam