Chronically Ill Man Records Audio of Hospital Staff Offering
An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home.
Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death.
Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to move his arms and legs, and prevents him from independently performing daily tasks.
In his lawsuit, Foley claims that a government-selected home care provider had previously left him in ill health with injuries and food poisoning. He claims that he has been denied the right to self-directed care, which allows certain patients to take a central role in planning and receiving personal and medical services from the comfort of their own homes.
None of the claims in Foley’s lawsuit has been tested in court.
He is now sharing audio recordings of separate conversations he had with two health care workers at London Health Sciences Centre, where he has been stuck in a hospital bed for more than two years.
In one audio recording from September 2017, Foley is heard speaking to a man about what he has described as attempts at a “forced discharge,” with threats of a hefty hospital bill.
When Foley asks the man how much he’d have to pay to remain in hospital, the man replies, “I don’t know what the exact number is, but it is north of $1,500 a day.”
Foley expresses shock at the figure and tells the man that he’d just read an article that quoted the Ontario health minister saying it’s “not legal” for hospitals to coerce patients like that.
The man is heard saying that the hospital does not use “this conversation in every situation.”
“It is only in situations where somebody has a plan in the community that is feasible that they’re not going to accept and that’s OK,” the man says.
Foley then says that he hasn’t been informed of a plan for his care and that his rights as a patient are being violated.
“You have already violated my preferences…So what is the plan that you know of?” Foley asks the man.
“Roger, this is not my show,” the man replies. “I told you my piece of this was to talk to you about if you had interest in assisted dying.”
In a separate audio recording from January 2018, another man is heard asking Foley how he’s doing and whether he feels like he wants to harm himself.
Foley tells the man that he’s “always thinking I want to end my life” because of the way he’s being treated at the hospital and because his requests for self-directed care have been denied.
The man is then heard telling Foley that he can “just apply to get an assisted, if you want to end your life, like you know what I mean?”
When Foley says that he is being forced to end his life, the man protests and says that’s not the case.
“Oh, no, no, no,” the man is heard saying. “I’m saying if you feel that way…You know what I mean? Don’t get me wrong. I’m saying I don’t want you to be in here and wanting to take your life.”
In a statement to CTV News, Foley says he decided to release the recordings “to all Canadians as my situation got very bad recently where I almost died.”
He says he’s “not in a position to elaborate on that currently,” but he wants the public to know “the real truth before it is too late for my voice to be heard.”
“It is the real truth of what is going on in Canada regarding so many assisted deaths without appropriate safeguards, in combination with the lack of necessary care that is not being provided to persons who are suffering,” he says in the statement.
“I have not received the care that I need to relieve my suffering and have only been offered assisted dying. I have many severe disabilities and I am fully dependent. With the remaining time I have left, I want to live with dignity and live as independently as possible.”
Lawyers for the hospital were sent the audio excerpts on July 19. Foley and his lawyer have not received a response.
CTV News also asked the hospital for a statement. The hospital has not responded.
Foley’s lawyer, Ken Berger, says his client is in “a very tragic and troubling situation.”
“Here he is, needing society’s help and care and we turn our back on him and we’re in essence … asking him if he is interested in assisted dying rather than working with him to provide the services he needs,” Berger tells CTV News.
‘Sad and shocking’
Tim Stainton, a professor at University of British Columbia’s School of Social Work, says the two audio recordings “present a deeply concerning picture.”
“It would seem to indicate that the hospital has determined, not Mr. Foley, that MAID (medical assistance in dying) would be a reasonable option,” he tells CTV News.
Stainton says the recordings highlight issues that are “of great concern among many in the disability community with regards to MAID,” including the fear that assisted death will become
“a cheaper option to providing quality community supports.”
Berger says Foley’s case is “just a microcosm of the broader issue” of how patients with disabilities and high needs are treated.
“What we are suggesting is that there are too many individuals being assisted to their death and if you are going to put in place assisted dying, you have to ensure that you assist people to live,” he says.
Another ethicist, Tom Koch, says he found the recordings sad and shocking.
“The larger concern is when the issue of the care of the fragile becomes simply a matter of financial expediency,” he says. “When we are given the option for a rapid death rather than a complex life then we are all at risk.”
“I have heard from other friends of mine elsewhere in palliative care that they are all facing this enormous pressure towards the rapid, cost-effective ending rather than the complex and perhaps more expensive but skilled homecare that we all deserve.”
After Foley’s lawsuit was filed, Berger sent a letter to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, demanding that she halt all medically assisted deaths until legislation is changed to ensure that all necessary services to help patients live are provided first.
At that time, a spokesperson for Wilson-Raybould said the federal government’s policy ensures safe and consistent access to medically assisted death for all Canadians, in accordance with all Charter rights.
With a report from CTV’s medical affairs specialist Avis Favaro and producer Elizabeth St. Philip
FireNado Kills 3 People In Carr Fire
The tornado was hovering over the house,’ Amanda Woodley, Bledsoe’s granddaughter, told CNN. ‘It was just a tornado fire over the house. It was the most intense tornado in California history. But unlike most tornadoes, this vortex had a swirl of flames that reached an unprecedented 143 mph as it barreled toward Redding and scraped the bark off trees, uprooted trunks and incinerated homes.
Trees appeared to be levitating, and branches and sheet-metal roofs seemed to orbit the column, Moore said. Uprooted objects launched into the air ignited mid-flight.
Rogue Planet Seen Moving Outside Our Solar System
A mysterious large object is floating around outside our solar system and researchers aren't sure exactly what it is - although it could be a rogue planet.
In the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond our solar system, astronomers have found the strange celestial body has 12.7 times the mass of Jupiter. It doesn't appear to orbit a parent star, however, and is only 20 light-years away from Earth.
"This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star,' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets," study lead astronomer Melodie Kao said.
A brown dwarf is an object too large to be a planet, but isn't big enough to sustain the nuclear fusion of hydrogen in its core that is vital to stars.
The object, which has been named SIMP J01365663+0933473, was first detected in 2016, but was thought to be a brown dwarf. The latest data reveals it's younger than first thought at a relatively youthful 200 million years old, and its mass is smaller, so it could be classified as a planet. Its temperature is also far cooler than the sun, at 825 degrees Celsius. It also has a strong magnetic field, 200 times the strength of Jupiter.
The researchers were able to pick up on the object's magnetic activity using a powerful radio astronomy observatory called the Very Large Array, a National Science Foundation facility in New Mexico.
The methods used suggest the researchers may have "a new way of detecting exoplanets, including the elusive rogue ones not orbiting a parent star," researcher Gregg Hallinan said.
Tonight, the globe witnessed the longest celestial event of the 21st century, a blood moon and lunar eclipse with the totality lasting for 1 hour and 43 minutes. Tonights eclipse was only 4minutes shorter than the longest possible event calculated by astronomers.
The eclipse was viewed in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, but unfortunately most of the UK missed out due to thunderstorms and blanketing clouds.
The unusually long duration of the eclipse was caused by a few different things. The moon was its farthest point from Earth and orbiting slowly, making it appear smaller and take longer to travel through Earth's shadow. In addition, Earth was near its aphelion, the point in its orbit farthest from the sun, making its shadow appear larger.
The eclipse officially began at 1:14 p.m. EDT (1714 GMT), according to NASA, and the moon slowly crept into Earth's shadow and began first to darken, then redden, but the full lunar eclipse viewing began at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT), when totality began and the moon was fully ensconced in Earth's shadow.
The article below focuses on the spiritual significance and energies surrounding tonights fullmoon and lunar eclipse in Aquarius.
Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – Spiritual Sustainability
The New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Cancer on 12th July began a necessary process of integration. Having surrendered our direction and our will to the natural flow, our sense of self-definition is changing as we learn to operate from a space of total surrender — of constantly letting go, shifting and changing to meet the shifting flow.
Now, Todays Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius offers some energetic rest and restoration. Finally moving with greater ease and flow, our energy is stabilizing within the natural flow, and we are now in a place from which we can create sustainable growth, anchor our new values and ideals, and develop lasting dynamics.
Let’s look at the energy patterns that are shaping our evolution during this current lunar cycle.
Change from Within
Venus oppose Neptune sesquiquadrate Mars in Aquarius and trine Pluto in Capricorn
A key evolutionary aspect of today’s Lunar Eclipse relates to the planet Venus, which has been forming a direct opposition to Neptune for a couple of days now. The lesson available to us through Venus and Neptune here is, in order to grow we have to be aware of our strengths and vulnerabilities. This full-phase opposition calls us to develop relatability to others. Within the context of the Full Moon, the energy we are working with is helping us re-develop new ways to interact with life. We are building new relationships to the world around us based on new values and ideals, and working to create lives that are nourishing, fulfilling and free from outdated thinking.
Neptune in Pisces has been supporting our journey along this road since 2011, and will continue until 2026. Neptune helps us dissolve our perceptions of reality and supports us in connecting to deeper, more meaningful experiences that ultimately will lead us to witness deeper layers of our selves.
As Venus forms a sesquiquadrate alignment to the Moon and Mars, we will learn that in order to align with more empowering choices, we need to see what the needs of our society are. This angle between Mars and Venus is a powerful one as it reflects the next phase of evolutionary growth regarding our inner and outer relating patterns. Slow progressive inner adjustments over time aligned with your developing needs will ultimately take you to the place you desire to be with.
Sun in Leo oppose Moon in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus square Jupiter in Scorpio
The ongoing alignment of squares between Jupiter and Uranus to the Lunar Nodes has brought about very profound changes in our personal evolution.
Recently we have had Venus and Mercury both pass over the North Node of the Moon, and subsequently both square Jupiter and Uranus. Now the Sun moves into alignment with the North Node and squares Jupiter and Uranus. Added to the mix is the Moon aligning with the South Node of the Moon and forming a total lunar eclipse. This energy will now close the cycle of tension that has been occurring for us since May 2018.
The story line that we are following with this pattern is in direct relation to a new path of evolutionary growth — one that is rooted in sustainability. We have been slowly progressing along a line in which our values and the time we spend investing in them have been under deep recalibration. As we move along this earthly timeline we are witnessing a dramatic change in the way we see life, how we interact with it, and what it means to us. Individually we are learning to see our desires and dreams in a totally different way. A part of this change involves how we see ourselves individually playing our part in a larger cosmic role. A key to this lunar eclipse is to see yourself as empowered in your own personal creative role.
In working with these energies it is important to note that the ongoing evolutionary cycles take time to form new dimensions of awareness for us to witness and to interact with.
Moving with Ease
Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn and the Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Leo.
Amidst the tension of the current alignments we do have a series of supportive energies that are helping guide us along our paths. The Jupiter trine Neptune energy has been offering us increased sensitivity towards seeing our visions come to light. Due to the nature of this energy it can be very easy to be overwhelmed with wanting to hold all of these visions and manifest them into immediate reality. The key to navigating this transit is to slowly feel into which of your insights has a practical application to your life and which one leaves you feeling the desire to escape your reality.
The ongoing trine with Saturn and Uranus is a very important alignment that we may not yet totally appreciate. For the last 7 years Uranus has been moving through Aries, and this pattern has radically changed many things in our lives. Now its alignment with Saturn offers some rest and restoration, stabilising our energy and bringing it back to a place where we can really cultivate the direction we’ve begun to move in during Uranus in Aries, and more easily move with its natural flow.
The duration of the Sun trine Chiron is relativity short in comparison to the other two planetary alignments mentioned here, however the energy of this alignment will make an impact. What we are leaning with this alignment is to feel again with our hearts. The heart attracts to it unity and connection. By aligning with the frequency of joy and openness we are able to see the value in our attraction towards that which we love. This sustains us. When we merge with our gifts and we speak from authenticity and joy, creativity is a natural outcome. Finding our place in the whole is about letting go of what we are not and being what we simply are.
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 14 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations and the consulting services they offer, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment, and understand ways they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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Experts Warn That Your Phone Really Is Listening To You
(Natural News) Under the guise of convenience, it seems we’ve all been inviting Big Brother into our homes (and our pocket and purses) with open arms. Smartphones and all their associated apps, gadgets and other trinkets of technology proclaim to make life easier: Your phone can now tell you where your car is parked and how far away you are; it will automatically tell you how long your commute to work will be and it can even offer you alternate routes.
These feats are no doubt impressive — but for those who still value their personal privacy (and freedom, honestly), the absence of a true “private” life is unnerving. Your phone (and Google, and Facebook) is always watching: It knows where you’ve been, where you are and where you want to go, it knows who you’re talking to and what restaurant you went to for dinner. The omniscient, omnipresence of the digital world is indeed highly concerning.
You might even liken our new digital overlords to the all-seeing Eye of Sauron in Lord of The Rings. Watching a distressed millennial searching for their misplaced cellphone certainly evokes shades of Gollum.
Your phone is watching you, even if they say its not
Facebook and Google claim that they don’t spy on users without consent. There are countless anecdotes from people who say they have a personal conversation about something — and then later see ads for related products in their Facebook feed.
Peter Henway, a senior security consultant for cybersecurity firm Asterisk, says that phones are constantly lying in wait. If you use virtual assistant apps, the phone is listening for wake words like “Hey Siri” or “OK Google.”
“From time to time, snippets of audio do go back to [apps like Facebook’s] servers but there’s no official understanding what the triggers for that are,” he explained.
“Whether it’s timing or location-based or usage of certain functions, [apps] are certainly pulling those microphone permissions and using those periodically. All the internals of the applications send this data in encrypted form, so it’s very difficult to define the exact trigger,” Henway stated further.
Ultimately, he said, there are thousands of unknown triggers that can prompt devices to start mining your conversations for advertising info. In fact, Henway posited, it would not be surprising if a majority of apps are using trigger words taken from conversations to better target customers.
As sources explain, “their entire business model depends on them obtaining vast amounts of data about people to feed their algorithms. Their behavioral advertising targets consumers directly, using deep profiles of them and algorithms that look at race, religion, age, nationality, and other aspects of a person.” Spying is immensely profitable for the digital companies of the world — but that’s not all they’re up to.
Google, Facebook aren’t just spying on you
Beyond the overreaching surveillance efforts, companies like Facebook and Google are orchestrating another, more covert scheme. It’s easily noticed when an app seems to know a bit too much about you, where you’ve been or who you’ve talked to — but what may not be so readily seen is that these apps also control what you see, and what you know.
Both Google and Facebook are quietly suppressing conservative (or otherwise “dissenting”) thought through a variety of different measures. Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the company’s plan to combat “fake news,” but it quickly became clear that Zuck and his ilk will only be targeting news outlets they don’t agree with. Google is employing similar tactics to keep the masses under their spell.
Read more stories about our orchestrated existence at Orwellian.news.
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Hollywood's Newest Puppet Donald Glover
It's pretty clear that Hollywood's new poster child/puppet pushing their occult agenda is Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
When a celebrity like Danny Glover is suddenly plastered everywhere, shoved down our throats, attending the Met Gala, and hosting SNL, it's a done deal. They're owned.
Now my entire career has been in the entertainment industry. It's the only industry I've worked in and it's all I know, but I'm still not clear if some celebrities are threatened to join. It's obvious, that some are willing participants that want to sit at the cool table, but not all of them want to take part in the agenda. Do you think most are blackmailed, brainwashed or threatened?
We should keep in mind that some are helpless victims forced participants playing a role they never wanted to accept. They are modern slaves used for entertainment. Some are victims and deserve compassion...But F*#CK THE WILLING PARTICIPANTS.