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Extracts from The Guardian today:

The bosses of Britain’s biggest companies will have made more money in 2022 by breakfast time on Friday than the average UK worker will earn in the entire year, according to analysis of the vast gap in pay between FTSE 100 chief executives and everyone else.

The High Pay Centre, a think tank that campaigns for fairer pay for workers, said that by 9am on 7 January, the fourth working day of the year, a FTSE 100 chief executive will have been paid more on an hourly basis than the UK worker’s annual salary, based on median average remuneration figures for both groups.

Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the TUC, said: “The pandemic has shown us all who keeps the country going during a crisis. There are millions of hardworking people in Britain – from carers, to delivery drivers, to shop floor staff – who give more than they get back, but greedy executives are taking home millions while ordinary workers face yet another year of pay squeezes.

“As we emerge from the pandemic we need to redesign the economy to make it fair, and that means big reforms to bring CEO pay back down to earth.”

Pascal Soriot, the chief executive of AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company that makes the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, was the highest paid, receiving £15.5m. The other top earners were Experian’s Brian Cassin, who got £10.3m, CRH’s Albert Manifold, with £10m, and Berkeley’s Rob Perrins, who collected £8m.

Gary Smith, the general secretary of the GMB union, which represents 600,000 workers, said the figures showed that bosses were paid 173 times the amount collected by carers who risked their lives on the frontline of the pandemic.

“Fat cat bosses trousering 173 times more than the carers who look after our loved ones is a disgrace,” he said. “It doesn’t look very levelled up and is everything that’s wrong with our economy. All UK workers must be properly paid and valued if we want to get our post-Covid economy on track.”

The Unite union’s general secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “Is it the nurse in an intensive care unit saving the lives of those struck by Covid, or an elite investment banker making millions, who contributes most to society? Which of them stood up for all of us during the pandemic?”

 

And most of them put their money offshore to save tax. Welcome to the New Normal.

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Does this document still apply or is it just being ignored?

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human RightsAdopted by the UNESCO General Conference, 19 October 2005

Article 1 – Scope
1 This Declaration addresses ethical issues related to medicine, life sciences and associated technologies as applied to human beings, taking into account their social, legal and environmental dimensions. 
2 This Declaration is addressed to States. As appropriate and relevant, it also  provides  guidance  to  decisions  or  practises  of  individuals,  groups, communities, institutions and corporations, public and private.

Article 3 – Human dignity and human rights
1 Human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms are to be fully respected.
2 The interests and welfare of the individual should have priority over the sole interest of science or society.

Article 4 – Benefit and harm
In applying and advancing scientific knowledge, medical practice and associated technologies, direct and indirect benefits to patients, research participants and other affected individuals should be maximized and any possible harm to such individuals should be minimized.

Article 5 – Autonomy and individual responsibility

The autonomy of persons to make decisions, while taking responsibility for those decisions and respecting the autonomy of others, is to be respected. For persons who are not capable of exercising autonomy, special measures are to be taken to protect their rights and interests.

Article 6 – Consent
1 Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.
2 Scientific research should only be carried out with the prior, free, express and informed consent of the person concerned. The information should be adequate, provided in a comprehensible form and should include the modalities for withdrawal of consent. Consent may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without any disadvantage or prejudice. Exceptions to this principle should be made only in accordance with ethical and legal standards adopted by States, consistent with the principles and provisions set out in this Declaration, in particular in Article 27, and international human rights law.
3 In  appropriate  cases  of  research  carried  out  on  a  group  of  persons  or  a community, additional agreement of the legal representatives of the group or community concerned may be sought. In no case should a collective community agreement or the consent of a community leader or other authority substitute for an individual’s informed consent.

Article 9 – Privacy and confidentiality
The  privacy  of  the  persons  concerned  and  the  confidentiality  of  their  personal information should be respected. To the greatest extent possible, such information should not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected or consented to, consistent with international law, in particular international human rights law

Article 16 – Protecting future generations
The  impact of life sciences on future  generations, including on their  genetic constitution, should be given due regard

Article 18 – Decision-making and addressing bioethical issues
1 Professionalism, honesty, integrity and transparency in decision-making should be promoted, in particular declarations of all conflicts of interest and appropriate sharing of knowledge. Every endeavour should be made to use the best available scientific knowledge and methodology in addressing and periodically reviewing bioethical issues.
2 Persons and professionals concerned and society as a whole should be engaged in dialogue on a regular basis.
3 Opportunities for informed pluralistic public debate, seeking the expression of all relevant opinions, should be promoted.

Article 20 – Risk assessment and management 
Appropriate assessment and adequate management of risk related to medicine, life sciences and associated technologies should be promoted.

Article 27 – Limitations on the application of the principles 
If the application of the principles of this Declaration is to be limited, it should be by law, including laws in the interests of public safety, for the investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences, for the protection of public health or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. Any such law needs to be consistent with international human rights law.

Article 28 – Denial of acts contrary to human rights, fundamental freedoms and human dignity

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any claim to engage in any activity or to perform any act contrary to human rights, fundamental freedoms and human dignity

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Covid: Quebec to impose health tax on unvaccinated Canadians

These governments want to scrap the ideal of free healthcare for all. Not only will the unvaccinated be forced to pay, but eventually all will pay. After all if you die being unvaccinated you won't be paying anyone. They will deduct the charge through your smart phone. While you have a smart phone your freedom will be given up.

These are the parasites of society who suck out the wealth from under your feet.

 

The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755--660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list--roughly one every 17 hours, including 210 from China and Hong Kong. Another 250 who’d fallen off in the past came roaring back. A staggering 86% are richer than a year ago.

Altogether these billionaires are worth $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion in 2020. The U.S. still has the most, with 724, followed by China (including Hong Kong and Macao) with 698. 
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Twenty new “pandemic billionaires” have been created in Asia thanks to the international response to Covid-19, while 140 million people across the continent were plunged into poverty as jobs were lost during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

A report by the aid organisation says that by March 2021, profits from the pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and services needed for the Covid response had made 20 people new billionaires as lockdowns and economic stagnation destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of others.

From China, Hong Kong, India and Japan, the new billionaires include Li Jianquan, whose firm, Winner Medical, makes personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, and Dai Lizhong, whose company, Sansure Biotech, makes Covid-19 tests and diagnostic kits.

The total number of billionaires in the Asia-Pacific region grew by almost a third from 803 in March 2020 to 1,087 by November last year, and their collective wealth increased by three-quarters (74%), the report said.

The report said the richest 1% owned more wealth than the poorest 90% in the region.

Mustafa Talpur, campaigns lead at Oxfam Asia, said: “It is outrageous and highly unacceptable that poor people in Asia [were left at] the mercy of the pandemic facing severe health risks, joblessness, hunger and pushed into poverty – erasing the gains made in decades in the fight against poverty.

“While rich and privileged men increase their fortunes and protect their health, Asia’s poorest people, women, low-skilled workers, migrants and other marginalised groups are being hit hardest,” he added.

In 2020, an estimated 81m jobs disappeared and loss of working hours pushed a further 22–25 million people into working poverty, according to the International Labour Organization. Meanwhile, the Asia-Pacific region’s billionaires saw their wealth increase by $1.46tn (£1.06tn), enough to provide a salary of almost $10,000 (£7,300) to all those who lost a job.
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Soon there will be more billionaires than ordinary people living on the planet. Oh, isn't that what the Cabal wants. Silly me I forgot. Must dash I've got a dinner party to attend to at No 10.

 

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This life insurance case in France sets an important precedent for the life insurance companies of the world, and those holding their policies.

Life insurer refuses to cover vaccine death
Although vaccination is recognized as the cause of death by doctors and the insurance company, it has refused to pay out. The reason is because the side effects of the Corona jabs are known and published. They argue that the deceased took part in an experiment at his own risk. Covid-19 in itself is not classed as a “critical illness”.
According to the company, an experimental vaccination resulting in death is like suicide…
The court allegedly justified its ruling as follows: “The side effects of the experimental vaccine are published and the deceased could not claim to have known nothing about it when he voluntarily took the vaccine. There is no law or mandate in France that compelled him to be vaccinated. Hence his death is essentially suicide.” Since suicide is not covered by the policy from the outset, the insurance refuses to budge.
 

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What is the Freedom Convoy?

The freedom convoy is calling for the end of vaccine mandates in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"On January 15th, a small team of Alberta truckers, their family members and friends, came to the decision that the Government of Canada has crossed a line with implementing Covid-19 vaccine passports and vaccine mandates," said a statement Wednesday on the Freedom Convoy 2022 Facebook page.

"As of today, we now have the support of millions of Canadians from across the country."

The list of demands includes the federal and provincial governments terminating the vaccine passports and all other "obligatory vaccine contact tracing programs", and terminate COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The protest was initially sparked by outrage over a vaccine mandate imposed this month on cross-border truckers, but has since garnered support from anti-vaccine mandate group.

https://youtu.be/8csAib4_nPE
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Brings back memories of the original convoy. Be nice if we could get these 22 million views to voice their protests

https://youtu.be/Sd5ZLJWQmss

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The Police for Freedom International Movement was launched in February 2021. It was inspired by the Spanish association “Policías Por La Libertad”, which was formed in 2020 to improve overall societal well being in these difficult times - both for citizens, as well as members of the police, firefighters, security personnel and the military.

The mission of this movement is to re-humanise our societies, bringing back trust and unity between the security forces and the people. The peaceful marches, events, campaigns and content created by Police For Freedom aim to educate people about their human rights, civil liberties, constitutional rights as well as the ethical code of conduct for the police and security forces.

We are colleagues from different occupations who want to continue to carry out our work based on our personal and professional ethics, without being influenced by fears, deceptive narratives, immoral rules or differences of opinion.

Police for Freedom started a year ago and building up. 5 minute video explains their situation.

https://policeforfreedom.org/
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Latest videos of Freedom convoy arriving in Ottawa today. Pretty jammed up. Reminds me of Hereford congestion!

https://youtu.be/iY2nxyWHVE4

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From The Slog:

Well written lyrics can be incisive and critical and CATCHY. Our Overlords know this and by promoting and forcing radio stations etc. to play the agenda songs, then the brains of the population, if surviving the 24 hour pulping, will remain unaware of great and critical songs and lyrics being written about our truly trying times.

https://youtu.be/J7jNpxOCZTM

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Surely the pretension of the West and Russia over Ukraine is just a Mafia turf war and another distraction along with Covid.

Aristotle writes that 'oligarchy is when men of property have the government in their hands... wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy'.

The term "oligarch" derives from the Ancient Greek oligarkhia meaning "the rule of the few".
A form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may or may not be distinguished by one or several characteristics, such as nobility, fame, wealth, education, or corporate, religious, political, or military control. Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist.

The modern United States has also been described as an oligarchy because some literature has shown that economic elites and organized groups representing special interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.

Nothing new. George Bernard Shaw defined in his play Major Barbara, premiered in 1905 and first published in 1907, a new type of Oligarchy namely the intellectual oligarchy that acts against the interests of the common people: 

“I now want to give the common man weapons against the intellectual man. I love the common people. I want to arm them against the lawyer, the doctor, the priest, the literary man, the professor, the artist, and the politician, who, once in authority, is the most dangerous, disastrous, and tyrannical of all the fools, rascals, and impostors. I want a democratic power strong enough to force the intellectual oligarchy to use its genius for the general good or else perish".

Western and Russian oligarchy won't be fighting to protect democracy on the streets on the streets of Ukraine. They are looking after their financial interests. Biden has threatened to cut access to their funds with Forbes listing those they think would be hit in their wallet.

Meanwhile various individuals in the west who have not already come through the hands of the banksters ie Macron with Rothschilds are beginning to find their bolt holes.

Mark Sedwill is joining investment bank Rothschild & Co in his first major private-sector role since stepping down as cabinet secretary. In July 2021, he joined Lloyd's of London as a senior independent director and deputy chair. He also chairs the G7 panel on economic resilience.

As a senior adviser to the global firm, Lord Sedwill will aim to help Rothschild to “achieve their strategic global ambitions as well as helping to connect to and advise clients across the global advisory, wealth and asset management and merchant banking businesses”.

Another Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General, was reported as seeking the governorship of Norges Bank -  Norway's central bank. Stoltenberg has been an advocate for having all the world's children vaccinated against infectious diseases.

Stanley Johnson, Boris's dad has previously worked at the World Bank.

Rule by the Worst… Inevitable

To these people losing money is expensive. Losing people is cheap.

 

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For those who thought Covid had gone away there are a few MPs fighting to get compensation for victims of the vaccines who ended up with severe side effects and disablement. With only a handful of members in the chamber to debate the matter and half of those on their mobile phones and lacking interest it seemed quite futile.

House of Commons
Wednesday 2 March 2022 

Adjournment: Effectiveness of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979

Sir Christopher Chope MP (Christchurch, Conservative)

Start 19:01:23 Finish at 19:30:00

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Easily understood these two videos get back to basics. Comprehending our present times is getting too complicated and after all we only want to get ahead and have a reasonable time on the planet. Dalio's video tells us our national and international problems are a repeat of themselves throughout history and that we haven't learnt anything to change the system. The phrase "I'm Alright Jack" springs to mind, but only for a few of us.

What is Oligarchy? | Robert Reich
Robert Reich explains why American democracy has become a oligarchy.

and

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio
I believe the world is changing in big ways that haven’t happened before in our lifetimes but have many times in history, so I knew I needed to study past changes to understand what is happening now and help me to anticipate what is likely to happen. 

 

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The country is going down the pan. No one in authority appears to be doing anything to help vulnerable people, and trying to get through to those who should be helping us is met in a dead end telephone call - please use our app on your smart phone! All the trouble we are facing is constructed by people in positions above us to bring about changes to ways we are governed and live our lives. The smart phone has always been the tool to manipulate you, extract data about yourself and sold to third parties. In the near future I predict we will not be citizens of a sovereign country, but a statistic within a region of a global government run by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, just like the EU wanted to introduce. Its about time the British public stood on their own two feet and stuffed their overlords.

I recommend you to read The Slog - a regular daily commentary about the state we are in. It will make you think. You've got nothing to lose, but your freedom.

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Prince Charles was said to have been given a total of €3m (£2.6m) during meetings with Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar.

The cash was handed to the heir to the British throne in a suitcase on one occasion, a holdall on another, as well as in Fortnum & Mason carrier bags, the up-market department store which holds a royal warrant to supply the prince’s household with groceries.

The handovers are alleged to have occurred during meetings between the two men, including a private one-to-one meeting at Clarence House in 2015, it was claimed.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/25/prince-charles-is-said-to-have-been-given-3m-in-qatari-cash
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I didn't realise Charles used a food bank. Just about sums the state of everything up. 

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard - It's All Going to Pot

https://youtu.be/A6c6eUeoa9Q

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