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  1. (extracted comment from The Slog) How the UK built a track and trace through the back door of ‘personal government portals’ At present, in parts of the Middle East, people receive a time slot through their phone that lets them know they are allowed to go food shopping. Think this would never happen in the UK? At the outset of this manufactured crisis, the UK government has, by stealth, been signing millions of people up to ‘Personal government portals’. Once a person has done this, they are – by way of terms and conditions – electronically traceable forever. First, this was done by stealth to the self-employed. If someone wanted to claim ‘self-employed income support’, they could not do so on paper or through an accountant. They had to sign up to a UK government portal to get their free money. Thus, at a stroke, about 5-6 million people signed up to one of these things. If you want your free money, that was the only way to get it. But once signed in, you cannot sign out. What about everyone else? Why, now the UK government is offer 500 of ‘voucher’ for every adult and ‘250’ voucher for every child to spend. So how do they get the voucher? You guessed it! The UK government has, through its Nudge Unit, signed up millions of people to these personal portals, a stealth surveillance tool. So if you think the UK would never look like parts of the Middle East, where you receive a message from the gubmint saying when you can and cannot leave your home, they now have the architecture to do exactly that. This is all part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (digital slavery).
  2. In The Guardian 27th June 2020 Britain's desperate lack of public toilets says so much about our country The state of a nation’s public services, from its health system all the way to its toilets, tells you a lot about its priorities. As with so many aspects of our society, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed to many what was already obvious to plenty: that after 40 years of neoliberalism and a decade of Tory austerity, Britain is a place in which private interest trumps public comfort. The BBC found that while in 2010, major councils ran 5,159 public toilets, in 2018 they ran only 4,486. Over the last two decades, the number of public facilities in the UK has dropped by 39%, while the population has increased by more than eight million. Since 2010, 60p in every pound local government receives from central government has been cut – and because local authorities are not legally required to provide public toilets, they fall victim to these cuts. What we have in the demise of public toilets in Britain is a story with which we are becoming more and more familiar – a story about a place that sold off public space to private interests. In much of the rest of the world, the idea that you would have to buy something or even simply feel ashamed to ask to use the toilets in a cafe or some similar establishment is anathema. In the UK, a nation of shopkeepers, the birthplace of modern capitalism, we are used to seeing signs that say: “Toilets for paying customers only.” Workers in cafes, pubs and restaurants are often told not to let anyone use the toilets for free – though the idea that this is a luxury one must pay for seems now to have trickled down to all of us. Full article here. Anyone else pi$$ed off about this?
  3. Bang on Bobby and eloquently put. How far can you push these people?
  4. Interesting statistics about the Herefordshire Labour Market should show where the money will or could come from in the future.
  5. Interesting video exploring the relationship of BLM, George Soros and Warren Buffet funding for ulterior motives.
  6. Its started: Qatar has continued to make a Covid-19 tracing app mandatory even as the kingdom has relaxed its lockdown, and despite security loopholes that exposed the personal information of more than a million users. Being caught outside without a phone carrying the app is punishable by a fine of up to £43,000 or up to three years in jail. In Hangzhou, a Chinese city of 10 million people, authorities announced last month that they would seek to expand their coronavirus app to gather more comprehensive health and personal data. Under the proposal, an individual’s status would be colour-coded and scored out of 100 based on medical records as well as other lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or hours slept.
  7. Hereford Times 38 ads blocked on website when I last looked. Only 1 blocked on HV. Good work Colin.
  8. The stupid fellow urinating next to a memorial for hero PC Palmer's during protests highlights the need for public conveniences to open as soon as possible. In Hereford the closure of public toilets was a stupid move and many people especially those incontinent are greatly inconvenienced. In view that the Covid outbreak is a health risk for all then facilities are necessary to relive oneself especially as shops and businesses expect the public to go into the centre of Hereford. You can't wander around the town looking for somewhere to go and I am sure a lot of people will stay at home rather than risk wetting themselves. When I go to town I rely on shops, bars and stores to do my business, but most of these will still be closed for several more weeks.
  9. I came across The Economist here for the period January 1849 to June 1849 and was fascinated by the amount and cross section of news this periodical covered in its day. And this was before any modern methods of communication came about. Home news, European news, Market news covering the Empire. Makes the HT look like a parish magazine.
  10. All going on-line. The two stores are owned by the same company - Monsoon Accessorize. It was announced on Wednesday morning that the firm had gone into administration, and shortly after that Monsoon's founder, Peter Simon, had bought the business. Peter Simon, Monsoon Accessorize's buyer, said: More locals losing their jobs.
  11. Following on from previous closed topic, parking charges in the news again. You can see why the councils are keen to implement the charges as soon as possible. Overall in 2013/14 councils in England made £667 million from their day to day, on and off street parking operations. After capital charges the net surplus was £549 million. By law any surplus must be used for transport projects. How about free car parking? If people do not drive into Hereford to shop, the traders say it will force many to close and then the council lose the business rates as well - double whammy!
  12. I am relieved to hear this, but where are they? Hadn't realised there were so few. 03/06/2020 - To re-open all public toilets in Herefordshire in two phases where it is safe to do so under Government guidelines ref: 6914 Recommendations Approved Since the national lockdown restrictions have eased in recent weeks, there has been a significant increase of footfall to the county especially to the rural parks and countryside. The lack of facilities is now causing a public health hazard due to the continued closure. Government guidance of 2 metre social distancing, appropriate signage and appropriate hand washing facilities needs to be addressed before the toilets can be re-opened. The council needs to ensure that both users and cleaners can operate safely. Government guidance can be found at the following links: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safer-public-places-urban-centres-and-green-spaces-covid-19/4-management-of-urban-centres https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/construction-and-other-outdoor-work Appropriate additional measures may include: Adding a touch point clean to routine cleaning. Signage – for queuing and social distancing outside. Handwashing – in addition to signage and ensuring that toilets do not run out of supplies, to put external hand sanitizers on the outside of toilets. Proposal is to open as soon as possible all toilets identified in Phase 1 of appendix 1 where there is direct access off the street. This will include the disabled toilet at the British camp where the radar lock will be replaced with a normal lock to enable visitors to use it. All toilets identified under Phase 2 of appendix 1 will be re-opened as soon as practicable possible after the 15th June 2020. These are cubicle toilets and it is far more difficult to achieve the 2 metre social distancing which makes them safe for users and cleaners. The use of the toilets will be monitored on a weekly basis. Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place Decision published: 04/06/2020 Effective from: 03/06/2020 Lead officer: Helen Beale PUBLIC TOILET REOPENING PHASE 1 I0PY Hereford Gaol Street Car Park Public Convenience EJPP Hereford Union Walk Public Convenience HJPY Leominster Broad Street Public Convenience LJPA Leominster Westbury Street Public Convenience KJP7 Colwall Jubilee Drive British Camp Public Convenience ACCESSIBLE TOILETS ONLY FJPS Kington Mill Street Public Convenience ACCESSIBLE TOILETS ONLY WAPM Ledbury Church Lane Public Convenience ACCESSIBLE TOILETS ONLY PHASE 2 KJP7 Colwall Jubilee Drive British Camp Public Convenience REMAINDER FJPS Kington Mill Street Public Convenience REMAINDER WAPM Ledbury Church Lane Public Convenience REMAINDER 0CP3 Colwall Jubilee Drive Wyche Cutting Public Convenience 0QGL Hereford Castle Green Public Convenience Castle Street 6APH Ross-on-Wye The Croft Public Convenience
  13. Chicken wire mesh tacked to the platform should provide a non-slip surface.
  14. I've given up with the HT website unless you subscribe. I bought an HT yesterday, but not weekly. The media because they depend on printed advertising are realising that the golden goose has been killed and are now relying on digitally extracting your data to sell to third parties. This is the future. I posted this comment on HT a few days ago to illustrate this point and I know it is long- it was swiftly removed. But this style of accessing the internet is becoming the norm - pay, accept our terms and conditions or push off. I don't want all these sites poking their noses into my affairs. It was no surprise that the first story I read in the HT was Google being able to track our local movements after extracting information off smartphones. The parlava one goes through to get on a website today is just a joke and this is what the HT want you to agree to by clicking accept and giving all these businesses a piece of your individuality. 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