Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Links of the day 01/31/2012

  • "My mother often talked about rationing when she was a child and during the war, the problem is where not in a WAR, we are a vastly rich nation, no child or adult should go hungry in this country in this day and age, how do our bloody politicians sleep at night, how do they look at themselves in the mirror?"

    tags: uk politics benefits cosmos

  • "Attention is drawn to a letter recently sent to two high-profile members of The House of Lords by Douglas Fraser, a former professional violinist but now severely affected by ME/CFS ( ).

    In it, Fraser sets out his concerns about a paper circulated by Lord (David) Freud, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Welfare Reform) to certain members of the House of Lords (this being “Models of Sickness and Disability” by Waddell G and Aylward M, whose track record on the alleged deviance of sick people -- those with ME/CFS being specifically targeted -- is documented in “Magical Medicine: how to make a disease disappear” by Professor Malcolm Hooper available at ).

    tags: uk benefits cosmos me_cfs

  • "The government is planning to inflict devastating cuts to support for sick and disabled people. Despite the plans being voted down in the Lords, they are still trying to push through some of the most unfair cuts – including support being ended after only a year for some people recovering from very serious illnesses like cancer.

    tags: uk benefits disability cosmos

  • "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is not a somatisation disorder. That ME/CFS is not a somatisation disorder is not simply a matter of belief or opinion but is a matter of substantive fact."

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

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