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The beauty of government-run healthcare: NHS waiting lists hit another record with 4.4 Million people waiting for ROUTINE operations

From Daily Mail: The NHS waiting list has hit another record high with almost 4.4 million people now waiting for routine treatment.

For a third month running the figure has risen to a new high, increasing by a quarter of a million people between February and May alone.

Other statistics also revealed by NHS England today show the number of A&E patients stuck on trolleys waiting for an inpatient bed has increased by 70 per cent in a year.

Health leaders said the next Prime Minister must tackle the problem or risk ‘chaos’ in the health service.

With waiting times at A&E departments worse in May and June this year than in the run-up to Christmas, it has been feared the NHS is now in a ‘year-round-crisis’.

The Royal College of Nursing Director in England, Patricia Marquis, said the total 4.39 million waiting list did not come as a shock. ‘This is no surprise when NHS England themselves attribute the delays highlighted in the monthly waiting time statistics to “continued staffing and bed pressures”,’ she said. ‘A new Prime Minister will have no alternative but to get a grip on this situation.

‘Today’s statistics show that whether it’s a hospital treatment, a cancer diagnosis or care or a simple GP appointment, patients are having to wait longer and longer.

‘With one in ten nursing posts currently vacant in England alone, the situation will not change unless the NHS manages to recruit more staff.’

The waiting times refer to patients who are waiting for routine but important operations such as joint replacements. Those included in the 4.39 million on the waiting list are the ones who have been referred for surgery by a specialist but have not yet had the procedure.

May’s figure was around 90,000 higher than April’s. The rise, from 4.3 million to 4.39 million people. In comparison, a year ago there were 4.09 million people on the list, and two years earlier it was 3.81 million.

More than 1,000 patients have been waiting more than a year for their treatment – however this figure has slowly been decreasing over the past few months.

Read the whole story here.

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Hollyweirdo Gwyneth Paltrow labeled an “extortionist” after her $5,700-per-head UK wellness summit

In my opinion, if you’re going to pay any kind of money to listen to anything Gwyneth Paltrow has to say, well, you get what you deserve.

From Daily Mail: Gwyneth Paltrow is under fire from attendees at her $5,700-a-head ‘In Goop Health’ wellness summit who say the event was nothing more than a two-day advertisement for the lifestyle brand.

The star-studded summit in at Hammersmith’s Re:Centre in London was billed as ‘a mind-body-soul reset’ where guests would hear health wisdom straight from Paltrow, including tips about ‘hydrating mindfully’ in a sound bath, ‘channeling God’ through creativity with your hands and a workout with her trainer Tracy Anderson.

However, some attendees have complained that the useful information and experiences were drowned out by relentless promos that extended beyond the designated Goop store.

The actress herself, known as GP in the Goop community, reportedly made very few appearances at the summit, and when she was there she was hidden behind a wall of security.

Paltrow hosted one seminar in which she offered helpful tips such as ‘creativity with your hands is like channeling God,’ how to ‘hydrate mindfully’ along with a sound bath, and a workout with her trainer Tracy Anderson.

‘Gwyneth acts like she’s a health goddess, but actually she’s a pretentious, greedy extortionist,’ a source told Page Six.

‘She had a ton of security . . . She was unapproachable. She did the minimum — a few fireside chats with Twiggy and Penelope Cruz, then she put on her Birkenstocks and snuck out . . . I was a huge fan of Gwyneth; now I feel like I have lost my faith in God.’

A Summit Pass for the main Saturday event cost £1,000 ($1,259) and a Wellness Weekender Package went for an eye-watering £2,500 to £4,500 ($3,148 to $5,667).

Some attendees who took organizers’ advice and booked their rooms at the luxe Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel through the Goop website for $1,300 for two nights later learned that they could have nabbed a room for as low as $250 if they booked elsewhere. The gluten free breakfast provided in rooms booked through Goop did little to make up for the perceived price discrepancy.

One guest told Page Six that a prominent British guest texted fellow attendees saying: ‘GP is a f***ing extortionist.’

Goop has maintained that the true value of the weekend exceeded $8,000 considering the freebies, including golden facials, ‘far-infrared gemstone therapy’ and health panels with experts unaffiliated with the brand.

British modeling icon Twiggy and actress Penelope Cruz joined the actress for a candid chat about Goop onstage.

Paltrow told spectators that the day was about creating ‘a new version of yourself’ before adding that change was possible in every human being.

A rep said of the event: ‘In addition to walking around the summit, [Paltrow] also hosted an intimate workout class with Tracy, followed by a panel, where she and Tracy answered attendee questions in an honest, casual setting. We have not received negative feedback. [It] was more along the lines of: “Thanks for an amazing weekend!”‘

Previous Goop summits in 2017 and 2018 were held in Los Angeles, and this was the first year it came to the United Kingdom.

Goop was launched in 2008 as a weekly newsletter crafted in Gwyneth’s kitchen, offering fans lifestyle recommendations, health-centric recipes, shopping discoveries, health products and fitness tips.

More than 10 years later, the company has grown into a massive empire worth a staggering $250million.

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Teen Vogue approved: UK teens reveal grim reality of “sex industry” aka prostitution

Sex industry worker Chloe/Maroon Productions photo

And Teen Vogue promotes this crap. How sad.

From The Sun: Chloe started having sex with strangers for cash when she was 17, while many girls are focusing on their A-Levels and nervously going on dates for the first time.

More than 72,000 escorts currently work in cities and towns across the UK – including a rising number of teenagers who are using sex as a way to make money.

It’s a shocking statistic when you consider the dangers inherent in this line of work.

Now aged 19, Chloe’s on a two-day trip to the capital to sleep with “posh” strangers for hundreds of pounds. Disturbingly, that can include an extra £50 if they don’t want to use a condom.

Chloe, from Nottingham, insists she’s proud to be a full-time sex worker – boasting that her clients are “never disappointed”.

Making up to £2,000 a night – a vast sum to most people, let alone teenagers – she splashes out on monthly lip filler injections, glittery nails and glamorous haircuts.

Chloe is unapologetic about her X-rated job and insists she’s just like any other girl. “Everyone has sex. Just because I’m charging people for it is no different,” she says, appearing in Channel 5’s new show, Teens Selling Sex: The Sex Business, tonight.

Depressingly, she reveals that she was thrilled the first time someone paid her for sex. “All this time I’ve just been sleeping with loads of people and not even getting no money out of it,” she says. “So then when I actually finally slept with someone and got money out of it I was actually proud of myself that I got money from it.”

The show is part of The Sex Business series, which at times is unsettling to watch and left viewers horrified earlier this week as they watched men having intercourse with sex dolls.

Chloe, who dreams of having a bum lift, is one of several teenage sex workers and cam girls who share their often heartbreaking stories in the programme.

Chloe’s life as an escort began two years ago, when she was just 17.

Filmed in her hotel room in white fishnet stockings, a black bodysuit and a bright pink bra, she tells producers that she’s brought two different types of condom with her. She then points to an almost-empty packet of pills lying on a side table: “This is my pill that I have to take every day so I don’t get pregnant.”

Also among her possessions are a bottle of Johnson’s oil – “a lot of guys love to put oil on me, love it on my bum” – and a giant sex toy – “Some guys like to use these.”

It’s a shocking sight, but Chloe isn’t ashamed at all.

Chloe, who says she had a “good childhood”, began escorting at 17 after one of her pals told her about a sex workers website where you didn’t have to prove your age.

During her first night working at a hotel, she was thrilled with how much money she made.

And as time went on, Chloe claims her earnings have soared – but at what emotional cost?

Her clients are often men who are married or in long term-relationships – and Chloe says this has left her with trust issues. She hasn’t got a boyfriend and explains: “Some of [my clients] will cheat on their wife, their girlfriend, and I just don’t want to be in that situation.”

Equally, she knows it wouldn’t be fair on any man that she dates. “I’d be cheating on him at the end of the day,” she says.

During her two-day trip to London shown in the show, she has 12 clients.

She posts videos of herself on Snapchat to draw in potential customers, including footage of her twerking, with her oiled-up, tattooed bum cheeks on full display.

Read the whole story here.

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How’s that gun control working for London? Five attacks leave three dead in 24 hours

From BBC: Police have made 14 arrests after five separate attacks in London left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death at about 16:42 BST on Friday in Wandsworth, south London. Police were called minutes later, at 16:54, to Plumstead, south-east London, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead.

A man in his 30s then died after he was stabbed in Tower Hamlets on Saturday afternoon.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and another was stabbed in Brixton.
The condition of one of the men injured in Clapham is not yet known, while the injuries sustained by the others are non life-threatening.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “sickened” following the death of the two teenagers.

US President Donald Trump, who has a long-running political feud with Mr. Khan, took to Twitter to say London “needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!”

In response, a spokesman for Mr. Khan said the mayor was focused on supporting the city’s communities and “over-stretched” emergency services.

The mayor’s thoughts were with the victims’ families and he “is not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet”, he added.

Six males – aged between 16 and 19 – have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the teenager in Wandsworth, who died from stab wounds in Deeside Road.

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan said the killing was “heartbreaking” and “absolutely tragic”.

After the shooting in a car park in Hartville Road in Plumstead, three boys aged 16 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Armed police, local officers, the London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance all attended, but the teenage victim died a short while later.

The deaths take the total number of murders in London in 2019 to 56. This time last year there had been 77 homicides, 48 of which were stabbings.

Read the whole story here.

See also:

Good thing they banned guns: London averaging 40 knife crimes per day

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has a serious crime problem: City sets record for murders as police launch 100th investigation

London stabbings: Six teenagers attacked in 90 minutes during night of violence
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Woman gang raped by Somali refugees blasts plane “mutiny” which stopped one attacker from being deported

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From Daily Mirror: A woman raped by a Somali refugee has told of her anger after a passenger mutiny on a flight prevented the attacker from being deported. Yaqub Ahmed was one of four men who gang raped the woman in North London when she was just 16.

In October last year, well-meaning travellers on a flight from London to Turkey intervened when they discovered Ahmed was being forced to leave the country, having served a jail term for rape.

Faced with a dozen passengers demanding Ahmed was taken off the plane, Home Office officials relented.
But the footage piled on the misery for the 27-year-old victim, who was horrified to see people support the rapist.

One man was heard in a video clip telling Ahmed: “You’re a free man now.”

The woman, who has suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the rape, told the Mail on Sunday that seeing the video made her “angry and upset”.

Hitting out at the “bleeding heart” passengers who intervened, she said: “He was in handcuffs, he was being taken out of the country… who are you people to interfere with justice? Fair enough you didn’t know the situation, but now I hope you feel proud of yourselves because you stopped something that I have waited for so long: something that made me feel that little bit safer.”

The four men were jailed for a combined 35 years following the sex attack in August 2007.Ahmed remains in the UK, the Mail on Sunday reports, with efforts to deport him continuing.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said she was lured to a flat in Crouch End, North London, by a youth who claimed her friend was waiting for her after she lost her on a night out. She said she was held down while the men took turns to rape her during the horrific attack.

Neighbours heard her screams and called police, but all four denied rape, forcing the woman to relive the ordeal at a trial.

Ahmed, then 19, Adnan Mohamud, 19, and Adnan Barud, 21, were all jailed for nine years. Ondogo Ahmed, 19, was given eight years for conspiracy to rape. He died fighting for ISIS in 2013.

Voicing her fury at those who prevented the deportation, the woman said they clearly thought there had been an injustice because Ahmed was in handcuffs. But she continued: “Those people should have realised it takes a lot to get someone deported, maybe we shouldn’t interfere.”

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Survey shows that millennials trust YouTube stars and bloggers more than their parents

From Daily Mail: Youngsters trust the stars of social media more than their parents, according to new research that reveals how digital habits are sidelining family and friends.

Experts found that 18- to 35-year-olds – the millennial generation – are twice as likely to trust internet ‘influencers’ as a close relative or companion.

Dubbing them ‘gullennials’ – for gullible millennials – researchers found 53 per cent believe advice on Facebook, Instagram and from online bloggers is more reliable than from family and friends when booking a holiday.

Critics, however, warn that online advice is not always unbiased or trustworthy. Companies are increasingly sponsoring posts by celebrities who can subtly use their influence among their millions of followers to increase sales.

As a result, social-media influencers can earn vast sums by promoting lifestyle products and holiday destinations to huge fanbases. The digital agency 383 surveyed 2,032 UK adults on the trustworthiness of internet recommendations.

Spokesman Sukhi Dehal said: ‘It’s a huge concern that the younger generation is so trusting of a source that may or may not be telling the whole truth. ‘Yes, be inspired by social media, but it’s important travellers do their homework with a broader spectrum of trusted resources – whether that’s family and friends or reputable travel-relevant sites.’

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Lunatic Brits decide not to have children due to fear of climate change: “There’s no other fix in this world of conservation”

I’m glad this womyn will not breed. We have enough stoopid fear-mongers in the world…

From the YouTube video description:

“A group of 60 women and men have come together to declare they will not have children due to the growing threat of climate change and ecological collapse. Going by the name ‘BirthStrike’, the group feels so affected by the ecological catastrophe, and so disappointed by the reaction of world leaders, that they feel too concerned to pass this burden onto a child.

Our series of interviews starts with Alice Brown, 24, who discusses her decision not to have children due to the threat climate breakdown.

If you have made a similar decision and would like to join BirthStrike or be interviewed, please contact us at: BirthStrike@gmail.com

For media enquiries: BirthStrikeMedia@gmail.com
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#BirthStrike”

The woman in this video, Alice Brown, states, “I’m not on a career path anymore. There’s no career for me. I actually don’t see a future sometimes. I don’t feel there’s any point in doing anything until we’re in a consensus together to make this a healthier and safer world for everything.”

Shame on progressives for terrifying young people into believing they have no future. Shame on public indoctrination bureaucrats for terrifying their students into believing they have no future worth living for.

What happened to “the children are our future?”

The climate change zealots/socialists/communists are hell-bent on destroying our future. Don’t give them an inch…

Give them hope:

h/t Weasel Zippers

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Climate justice now! UK kids go on school strike to demand action on climate change

Take any cause, add the word “justice” after it and – voila – you’re a social justice warrior now!

The kids want a world powered by the wind and the sun, not dirty and dangerous coal and gas. Tell me how that’s going to work for heating your home and transportation, kids.

From NY Post: Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists.

Youngsters marched on Parliament Square in London and gathered in other cities carrying banners marked with “Climate change is worse than homework”, “Act now for our future” and other slogans.

“My teacher told me kids shouldn’t be going out, but we went because it’s important,” 11-year-old Rio told Reuters.

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said that while the government welcomed the students’ engagement, the disruption to schools and lessons would be difficult for teachers.

Her energy minister Claire Perry, however, said she was “incredibly proud” of the young people while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed his support for the “school kids of today whose futures are most on the line.”

Earlier this week, 224 academics from Oxford, Cambridge and other universities declared their support for the students in an open letter published in The Guardian. “(Those taking part in the strike) have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken,” they wrote.

The British protests were part of a global ‘School Strike 4 Climate’ movement, which began in August 2018 when 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg began protesting outside her parliament on school days.

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UK woman arrested for calling “trans woman” a “man” on Twitter

The UK is toast.

FYI: Some NSFW language toward the end of this video.

If you don’t want to watch the video, read the Breitbart story here.

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The Telegraph corrects false statements and offers an apology to our First Lady

#FakeNews apologizing? Has hell frozen over?

Wonder if the US media will follow suit (that is rhetorical, of course).

From The Telegraph: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published.

Mrs. Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs. Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model.

Mrs. Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr. Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr. Trump. We accept that Mrs. Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance.

Mrs. Trump met Mr. Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article.

The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs. Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr. Trump. They did not.

The claim that Mrs. Trump cried on election night is also false.

We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations.

As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.

h/t Twitchy

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