As well as my title piece I have some photos, links and infographics to share, including a section following up my much shared “Inhumane Despicable Sociopath” post..
BRITAIN’S BEST EVER
At the World Athletics Championships which concluded yesterday Britain won a total of four gold medals, their best ever. Mo Farah with both the 5,000 and 10,000m, Greg Rutherford (Long Jump) and Jessica Ennis-Hill (Heptathlon) all ascended the top step of the podium in Beijing, all having experienced Olympic misery there seven years previously. There were also a stack of best ever performances from less experienced British athletes, encapsulated by BBC TV in this infographic…
Shelayna Oskanp-Clarke had never previous broken two minutes for the 800m, and until Proctor did so no British female long jumper had ever gone beyond 7.00m. The performances of Asher-Smith and Hitchon were also British records. Dina Asher-Smith having already become the first British woman go sub 11 seconds for the 100m and being part of the 4*100m relay team now has three British records against her name.
INHUMANE DESPICABLE SOCIOPATH: A FOLLOW UP
Partly because of a twitter storm conceived by a well known twitter user named Gail which tied in perfectly with it my blog post about the revelations of DWP deaths, forced out after a long and hard fought campaign, was very widely shared. I have a number of superb related links to share in this section:
- thegreatcritique has this gem: “How Dare ISIL Kill British Citizens – That’s Our Job“
- johnnyvoid offers this on the DWP and faked stories.
- politicalsift have this piece challenging people to remain unbothered by the tens of thousands of deaths for which this Tory government is responsible.
- A view from someone with inside knowledge of Westminster – Michael Meacher argues that parliament should have the power to force IDS out.
- Disabled People Against Cuts have produced “The IDS Files: IDS Versus Reality“.
- From disabledgo comes this reminder of a petition that seeks to force ministers to assess the impact of cuts.
- Vox Political has this about a United Nations probe into whether IDS’s reforms involve gross violations of human rights (the answer is yes btw).
- The Mirror has the full piece on the story referred to above.
- Glynis Millward has this cracker entitled “And Still No Word From the Bald One”
Now, a few infographics about this story, starting with this great tweet:
This, formatted like a DWP case study, differs from them in being a true story:
Finally to the end this section, a screendump from a text book of the future that somehow appeared on my screen…
A PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERLUDE
I am dividing this in to two main subsections, starting with…
Within this section I am starting with a case which is reaching a conclusion soon…
JUSTICE FOR KAYLEB
I have blogged about this outrageous case of an autistic grade 6 boy facing a lifeltime with a felony conviction, but since the case is now going through the courts I include these two links:
Also, for twitter users (I have already done so btw), here is a temporary profile pic you may wish to use in solidarity with Kayleb:
OTHER AUTISM RELATED LINKS
- First up, The Art of Autism have this piece about an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times that asks searching questions about Autism Speaks. In particular, attention is called to the number of autistic people involved in running Autism Speaks: ZERO.
- thecrickettimes are not an autism related publication, but this edition includes a piece by an autistic person – look under “Leisure”.
- Likewise, tweetedtimes are not actually autism related, but have recently included an article by an autistic individual.
THE REMAINING LINKS
I start with a couple of petitions:
- This from 38Degrees seeking to launch a class action lawsuit against the government.
- This petition, aimed directly at the government, seeking to protect wildlife.
I have three more links to purely text based material:
- From patienttalk comes this about helping a disabled child to have a better experience at school.
- This from Shelter about the fact that golf courses take up as much of England as does housing.
- This post from anotherangryvoice deals with the much peddled myth that national economies are like families.