Source: Pope Saint John Paul II
Social housing providers are warning that up to 440,000 homes are potentially at risk due to George Osborne’s plans to slash benefits intended to pay the rent of those living in supported housing.
In the Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced that Housing Benefit for tenants living in socially managed housing would be capped at the same level as payments for those renting privately. This cap is to include those living in some form of supported accommodation where high rents are charged to cover the additional costs of providing care or supervision. With weekly Housing Benefit awards capped at less then £50 a week for single people under 35 in some parts of the UK, this will mean the potential closure of every women’s refuge and homelessness hostel along with supported housing schemes for pensioners and those with acute physical or mental health conditions. The combined financial loss to social housing…
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Well folks, you know that the vocabulary of workplace bullying and incivility has gone mainstream when certain commonly associated phrases are the subject of Wikipedia articles. In this case, the other night I took note of the fact that one of my favorites, “kiss up, kick down,” has crossed into Wiki-land:
Kiss up kick down (or kiss up, kick down) is a neologism used to describe the situation where middle level employees in an organization are polite and flattering to superiors but abusive to subordinates. It is believed to have originated in the US, with the first documented use having occurred in 1993.
Kiss up, kick down is discussed specifically in the context of workplace bullying:
The workplace bully is often expert at knowing how to work the system. They can spout all the current management buzzwords about supportive management but basically use it as a cover…
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By Robert A. Vella
In his final State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama reiterated the pleas for bipartisanship he has made frequently since taking office. He understands all too well that the cultural and political polarization which have seized the American nation more tightly than at any time since the Civil War are inherently dangerous. But, his calls have repeatedly fallen on deaf ears. Why? Have Americans become significantly more unreasonable in recent decades. Yes, that’s probably true; however, Americans’ unreasonableness is only a symptom and not the cause of a far larger problem.
The times we’re living in are dominated by existential threats and uncertainties unprecedented in human history. The world has gotten too big, too complex for our obsolete economic and political systems to manage. The specters of climate change, regional conflict, institutional corruption, and social stratification loom large over the dwindling prospects for…
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|The Dark Triad|
Daily massacres are taking place in Eastern Turkey (North Kurdistan) as the Turkish police and half a million strong army indulge in what some may say are pogroms against the Kurdish population, who are demanding autonomous self-rule. Now it has emerged that the JITEM, a secret paramilitary organisation – in truth, a death squad – that is attached to the Turkish gendamerie, may be behind the recent executions of Kurds, including twelve youths in the city of Van and three women in Silopi. (The last section of this article includes details of JITEM ops, including killings.)
BREAKING: 23 Soldiers Refusing To Take Part In Kurdish Massacre Resign From Turkish Army – more…
Led by an openly racist and neo-fascist megalomaniac, Erdogan, the Turkish State broke negotiations with the Kurds, renounced the cease-fire with the PKK and began ever growing police and military campaigns, as part of…
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Source:Earth we are one
Date: 8 December 2015
Did you know that the people of the United States, who are known for living in the land of the free, are actually quickly losing all of their freedoms as the government and large corporations ensure that the land becomes the home of the enslaved. Contained within this article is yet another earth given a right that the government is attempting to strip away from its citizens. Just to make a few dollars.
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