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From The Guardian: Successful comedians display symptoms of psychosis, study says

http://gu.com/p/3yqtg

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Ben Mitchell: Why I’ve left the Labour Party

Ever since the age of 16, politics has been a constant in my life.  But late last year I realised – party politics just isn’t me.  Maybe that’s something I should have realised earlier.  I’ve been a member of th…

via Ben Mitchell: Why I’ve left the Labour Party.

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DWP’s perfect scheme to do away with WRAG

Workshy Scrounger

Being disabled, I thought that the constant cycle of assessment, benefit reduction, appeal and benefit reinstatement was bad enough. However, DWP came up with another great idea that will help us get back into workplace:

People on sickness benefits will be required to have regular meetings with doctors, occupational health nurses and therapists to help them address their barriers to work – or face losing their benefit.

The pilot scheme, which will run between November 2013 and August 2016, looks like a desperate attempt to cover up the failure of the back to work schemes. The details are vague but it seems that it’s just another way of implementing sanctions. As many people’s conditions are intermittent, I am sure that will lead to many a missed appointment and the follow-up smear campaign in the papers: lazy benefit scroungers do not want to work.

I bet they will use the jumping…

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Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death.

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I’m ranting, but I’m sighing too. Seriously folks, wake up and see the Political Social Engineering. #Benefitsstreet #Channel4

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Community Care Magazine: Shock over council’s proposal to scrap social care team for adults with autism

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2013/12/19/shock-councils-proposal-scrap-social-care-team-adults-autism/#.UsgmMdKrpkl

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BBC News – Vitamin E “beneficial” in dementia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25552768

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BBC News – Schizophrenia – Talking Therapy Offers “Little Benefit”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25574773

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On poverty and food banks, the Coalition reveals its true colours

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