Benefit Sanctions Are State Terrorism And Must Be Stopped Without Exceptions

the void

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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#DoNotSign Work Programme documents, a very good example of

[updated 24 Oct 13]

Work Programme Provider Avanta has created a clone of Universal Jobmatch (UJ) called Avanta Jobs (AJ), unlike UJ, AJ does not appear to give the choice of not giving permission for anyone voluntarily using or mandated to use AJ of not allowing Avanta staff full or read only access to an account users activity and personal data. What is also not made clear is that all personal data entered onto AJ belongs to the DWP as the Data Controller.

“Work Programme participants are not mandated to use and can therefore choose not to use this site…. If a participant wishes to stop using the website they can do so….where personal data is loaded onto DWP remains the data controller…[owner]
(Emphasis added)
From: DWP Central FoI Team  – 24 October 2011

Q: If the Avanta Work Programme Customer Agreement form is not signed, does Avanta have any authority to mandate use, registration and uploading personal data to

A: A recent…

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In 2009 the UK government’s chief drug adviser, Professor David Nutt, claimed that the chance of experiencing psychotic illness as a result of consuming cannabis was “relatively small,” perhaps one in five thousand; “overall the mental health risks of alcohol and cannabis are not dissimilar.”(1) He was saying nothing new: in 1969 an earlier official inquiry into the effects and legal-classification of this drug, the Wootton Report, similarly declared cannabis to be “less dangerous than alcohol.”(2) That committee added: “There is no evidence that this activity… is producing in otherwise normal people conditions of dependence or psychosis requiring medical treatment.” Every subsequent governmental inquiry has come to the same conclusion and met the same fate, being “greeted with a chorus of abuse from politicians…”(3) In David Nutt’s case, he was sacked: the Home Secretary told him, “I cannot have public confusion between scientific advice and policy and have therefore lost…

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REEFER MADNESS In 2009 the UK government’s chief drug adviser, Professor David Nutt, claimed that the chance of experiencing psychotic illness as a result of consuming cannabis was “relatively small,” perhaps one in five thousand; “overall the mental health risks of alcohol and cannabis are not dissimilar.”(1) He was saying nothing new: the first of Britain’s official inquiries into the effects and legal-classification of this drug was the Wootton Report which … Read More


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cut,cut, cut

i am so wishing i had the ways and means to be able to go on the save our Disability Living Allowance money, protest,that was in London at the weekend. it was an impossible want for  a wheelchair user who canna even do local bus trips unless accompanied by a pusher. As we were too well mannered and incapable of starting trouble,not a mention in the media. The most peaceful protest they have had and no-one even knew it was going on. if my money gets cut as well as all the price rises.

I will be a prisoner in my own home and will be unable to afford to sit and watch tv in the warmth at  home coz i won’t be able to afford the heating bills and  transport costs to get me out as i canna use buses alone and use the WRVS, it’s subsidised but another bill, how good are they for all the help to get out and about. i haven’t had to worry about bills getting paid. i have just enough for a nice comfortable life but no luxuries.enough to live on comfortably without worry about money at all, but things are getting a worry and being in pain all day every day, it was nice to have the central heating on when needed.  , only (if they cut my DLA) have to go cold, as my food bill is getting bigger for smaller.Harder to manage now, but deadly if they cut my dosh. just hope they leave DLA and Income support alone,but the threats say not.

I wish I knew what the assessors will be looking for, I wish I knew where to get some info as to what they will be looking for, for them  to send a human wreck back onto smaller benefits. I am glad I will have help from Momentum Galashiels. The brain Injury place I go to once a week and have really good fun for a day.  That costs for transport to get the  bill paid off my mobility money,see I use it for what’s it was meant to be used for. I just wish my damaged brain could stop making the worry take over my life. I fair am happy,just this scaremongering. Trouble is it’s believable scaremongering.  I’m fair going over it constantly,in my head. trying to work out what I can cut out in my life. it’s not like we mega rich like the bankers and politicians who have gotten away with fucking up all our lives. they dunna even notice my money and they have got away with robbing us, while at the same time cannabis growers,for personal use and help with pain are the spawn of the devil,

I’m getting help with a much needed spring  so that will fair cheer me up,as I just can’t acess the places that need spring cleaning and home carers can’t climb up two steps on a safe ladder to I’m paying for help with stuff i can do and have to get outside help to do high up places. I’d shut up if there was anything good on the tv.cuppa teatime I must not let all this crap stop me loving life and being happy.

I’m on the verge of depression but have had some relaxation lessons and breathing and enjoying now,this moment where there isn’t anything but me and Dougie P and my cat sitting is nice,where i am.Just guessing about the future is not right. i might be as big as Russel Grant,but the future i cannot know.

How did the Tories get in ,eehm by splitting up a ROYAL Burgh, Selkirkshire up and taking away Jeremy Purvis from us and putting him into a seat that don’t know him. I canna believe we in the Scottish Borders are now Tory Twats. Last time I was this worried about money was the Thatcher years. I loved Jeremy Purvis. the bit i dunna understand is i live in a royal burgh and it meant nothing. split a royal burgh up for vote manipulation. That just means that being a royal Burgh and being able to fly the lion rampant flag all means nothing, just for their own gain split us in two.Galashiels now in Midlothian, Tweeddale and Launderette. Royal Burgh gone. What  the devil’s Beeftub is going on here.  Why the fuck didn’t the Media shout loud and tell us what was happening in a way that we understood the seriousness of what was happening it surely would have would have stirred things up,as they do when it suits them. So that we could have told them to get to fuck and leave Selkirk and Galashiels in the same constituency. We are 6 miles away from Galashiels and Midlothian is miles further.GITs the lot of them. Selkirk and Galashiels should be in the same constituancy


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I’m trying

I got a new lodger a giant white cat with one blue and one gold eye. he weighs a stone which wunna mean nuffin to the youngsters who are speaking a different weights and measures language to mine. he isn’t over weight just huge. he is called Hugo and he is a well’ard cat. he even drew blood of the nice vet. He can be friendly as well. just takes time as i adopted him and he is him,the great unknown. As i am to Hugo. He and Florence only just put up with each others,as is the way with cats.
In my private life things couldn’t be so complicated. I just keep finding people who i think as trustworthy,just more or less every time betray that trust. The worst thing is that i forgive and they do it again. Time to learn the true one’s and the users. It’s turning me into a right loner. I don’t mind being a loner. There is loads to do coz being disabled makes things that are possible,take 7times longer to do than before,so i dunna have time to be bored. I am getting fed up with the pain thing,fed up with the news,fed up with the government getting scared about how hard money is to handle and the fact that it’s getting worse. I’m watching Burnistoun and Limmy’s Show to cheer me’sen up. they are funny. I wish i didn’t feel so empty. All coz of other people. I have to let go of the betrayal coz it’s made me hate me for falling for crap and them for doing it. Bet there will be summin’ on Google to help let go of hatred.
The bit i should be grateful for are the ones in my life who are true. I dunna see my true friends too often as it’s hard getting about. thank goodness for Facebook and the like.Most of my Facebook pals i know in real life and causes. It’s good coz me real life friends and family are there.
Coz Hugo is white i can’t let him get his ears sunburnt as that is a real cancer risk for white cats. It’s a beautiful day and thank goodness him and Florence are fast asleep. coz they are my prisoners when the sun’s oot.
writing this has cheered me up coz it’s made me realise that i do have good friends and this was a hiccup i will have to get over and don’t fall for people using me again. Just wish it was someone who wasn’t on my doorstep. I’ve learned again just like all the other times she has seriously betrayed me loads. i have to stop falling for it and i will get by.
positives in my life, family and friends. cats, where i live, the windy weather,getting by (just),money wise. I am happy at every opportunity. Time for a cuppa. happy May xxx

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laptop support my product result page – Toshiba

laptop support my product result page – Toshiba.

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well i never… since christmas a few nice things have happened. on saturday 15th jan 2011, i went to st. andrews with a friend, compliments of free bus pass for disabled. it was a nice run.  then the bus back to edina took us through methil and kirkcaldy. we popped into anstruther for some world famous fish and chips and mushy peas. yummy. it was a bit chilly eating them on the pier facing the north sea in january. but at the same good to get out after a long snow lying,winter.. i was daft enough to not have my phone set properly, so i didn’t have room for photos coz i was storing them on the phone and not on the memory card. i am a twat.then galashiels at 7pm ish and went to superstore.what bargains at that time of nught,pissed off that i can’t be a regular user of the shop at that time of night on a regular had a brill day,just as blue monday is fast approaching. well it was on sat. it’s here now apparently.catch yous again ..bye for now xxx

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have not a clue

innocently reading emails and end up with this.dunno who will see it or anything. i am listening to spotify all me starred. hawkwind,the stranglers,take that,aha.duran duran .better go as i just dunnonuffin byeee xxx

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i just wish i had an interesting life to blog about in the 1st place.this week I have been snowbound. not like egg bound,,colder. i am so lucky, good friends and neighbours looking after my needs.needs being milk and chocolate.fruit and nut caramel turkish delight and dairy milk.i have been canceled from a couple of xmas dinners,due to the snow. suppose while i am not fading away to nothing, i should be grateful.the time i have suddnley got was put to good use. draping tinsel around my pics and putting a few of last years xmas cards up so i look like i have friends.i love xmas so it has put me in the mood now.better go and do something useful. eastenders is calling bye for now x

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