The True Horrors Of In-work Benefit Sanctions Have Not Yet Been Understood

How to terrorise the low paid hardworking even more.
Poverty and homelessness await.

the void

sanction-sabsSo called hard-working people will soon be abandoned to unprecedented poverty when payments intended to cover housing costs are sanctioned for the first time under sweeping reforms to in-work benefits.

When Universal Credit is fully introduced (stop laughing) part-time workers on a low income will be expected to constantly look for more, or better paid work as a condition of receiving vital in-work benefits.  Any failure on the part of claimants to prove that they carried out constant job searching in the hours they were not working will mean benefits are sanctioned.

For claimants who are unemployed the sanction system will remain largely unchanged under Universal Credit.  Those without health problems who are sanctioned will lose all of their personal benefits except what is required to pay for housing costs or children.  This will mean a childless claimant will have no money at all once they have paid their rent…

View original post 1,174 more words

Father Crespi Mystery Deepens: Ancient Origins Blocked from Further Investigations


Earlier this month we reported on an investigation into the story of Father Crespi and his missing artifacts. The story of Father Crespi is a mysterious and controversial account of a priest in Ecuador involving claims of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean cave system containing a metallic library, depictions of figures connecting America to Sumeria, symbols depicting an unknown language, and a Vatican conspiracy involving thousands of missing artifacts. Ancient Origins undertook an investigation to find out how much of the story is true. While our initial enquiries produced valuable information, our latest explorations resulted in threats and a warning to stop pursuing further investigations into the missing artifacts.

If you have not yet read the first article, please read it here before proceeding with this update.

To summarize the results of our findings, our investigations determined that:

  • Father Crespi’s collection is not missing but was purchased…

View original post 1,027 more words

The brewing perfect storm, IMF, Osborne’s threat-cocktail and the UK-version of Greek Debt Crisis

Global Political Analysis

George Osborne’s recent warnings of certain threats that the UK is facing in 2016 stirred a noticeable media-attention. Yet, those who would be interested in the whys, are presented with a mere cocktail of contradictions and fear-mongering. Despite the best efforts of a Guardian article we are left without the actual explanation why Osborne’s cocktail of threats and why the crisis in the first place.

The author of above Guardian post only tackles the surface of the reasons, without revealing them in full.

The chancellor claims Britain is “living within its means”, but our borrowing from the rest of the world rose to record levels. We have to borrow because we buy far more from the rest of the world than the rest of the world buys from us. And because we’ve borrowed so much money, and sold off so many assets, the payments due to the rest of…

View original post 3,837 more words

Palestinian doctor posts CCTV footage from a Hebron hospital alleging shooting, killing of patient’s relative by Israeli forces

Carol Anne Grayson (Radical Sister) blog


Hospital staff showing where a pa

Dr Basel Abuwarda a doctor from Gaza, human rights activist and trainer, who founded the Save Gaza Project that aims to help the people of Gaza and Palestine posted a series of disturbing tweets today alleging the killing of Abdullah al-Shalaldeh (age 27) by Israeli soldiers. Al-Shalaldeh’s relative, Azzam al-Shalaldeh a patient was then “kidnapped” according to Abuwarda who posted both images and what appeared to be CCTV footage (embedded on Twitter) to back up his claims. The incident which was confirmed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health occurred within the grounds of the al-Ahli hospital, Hebron in the West Bank and was carried out by an elite undercover Israeli military force. Yahoo News stated,

“Abdullah al-Shalaldeh was killed by five rounds fired early Thursday after 21 members of the elite unit – known as Mustaarabin – barged into the hospital room of his cousin, Azzam…

View original post 680 more words