Mike Robinson, Debi Evans and Ben Rubin with today's UK Column News.
Funding For Ukraine: Budapest Blocks Bung—€50bn EU ‘Aid Package’
00:20 Reuters: Hungary vetoes EU aid for Ukraine, bloc delays decision on funds for Budapest
Alex Soros (on X): EU leaders approve Ukraine accession talks, bypassing Orbán
The Irish Times: Hungarian PM Orbán blocks €50bn EU aid package for Ukraine
ZeroHedge: Vista Outdoors Warns "Global Shortage Of Gunpowder" Will Set Ammo Prices On Fire
Kyiv Post: Donald Tusk: A Guide to Poland’s New PM Who Wants West’s ‘Full Mobilization' for Ukraine
Fox News (YouTube): Zelenskyy: We Only Have One Enemy and It’s Putin
Demna, Questionable Georgian Creative Director Of Balenciaga, Is Shoring Up Ukraine
09:04 C-SPAN (2022): Senator Rubio Questions Undersecretary Nuland Over Biolabs in Ukraine
Al Jazeera (2022): Profile: Who are Ukraine's far-right Azov regiment?
Washington Examiner (2022): Zelensky calls for ‘preventative action’ from NATO to keep Russia from using nukes
Daily Express (2022): NATO row breaks out as Zelensky savaged for 'destructive lies' over Poland missile
U24: Demna is Selected as Ambassador for UNITED24
UNITED24 (on X):
Independent (2022): Balenciaga condemns child abuse in new statement addressing controversial ads
Has Altruism Been Hijacked For Social Credit?
14:40 CBC (2020): A Covid–19 smackdown: why rule breakers need to be punished
The reason: being selfish can be socially contagious.
King's College London (2021): Pandemic ‘triggered increase in altruism and reciprocity' across Europe
Effective Altruism: What is effective altruism?
Effective altruism is a research field and practical community that aims to find the best ways to help others, and put them into practice.
World Economic Forum: What is effective altruism? A philosopher explains
Great Minds Official (YouTube): Effective Altruism: The Secret to Living a Good Life?
The Org: Chief Executive Officer at Guide Dogs—Tom Wright
UK Fundraising: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference
Giving What We Can: Our pledge
At Giving What We Can, we show you how to find those charities, so you can help solve some of the world's most pressing problems.
80,000 Hours: Is effective altruism growing? An update on the stock of funding vs people
Center For Global Development: The UK as an Effective Altruist
National Institutes of Health: PubMed: Altruism towards the end of life
Oxford Academic: Altruism and Physician Assisted Death (1993)
The Guardian (2020): 'We did what we set out to achieve': the staff who moved into care homes
Health Economics Review: The effect of altruism on Covid–19 vaccination rates
National Institutes of Health (NIH): PubMed: Help Is in Your Blood-Incentive to "Double Altruism" Resolves the Plasma Donation Paradox
Effective Altruism Forum (2014): Kidney donation is a reasonable choice for effective altruists and more should consider it
Nature Journal: These volunteers want to be infected with disease to aid research—will their altruism help?
New Scientist: DNA vaccines coding for live viruses could soon be tested in people
Global News: The virtuous few: How effective altruists are doing good better
The Guardian: The curious case of Captain Tom: how did the feelgood story of lockdown turn sour?
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UK Column interview: Raw Truth: Unadulterated milk and food security, with Jon Cook
Goodreads: A Doctor's Despair: An anthology including poems by Dr Clare Craig, Matt Le Tissier and Doc Malik
UK Column content: Debi Evans Blog: 12 December 2023
Davos, WEF, Chatham House, The NHS And Penny Mordaunt
26:33 Chatham House: COP28: What was achieved, and what needs to happen now
Charlie Nunn (LinkedIn):
Despite these clear benefits, and the importance of decarbonising UK homes in order to achieve Net Zero by 2050, our recent housing stocktake reveals we need to increase the pace and scale of progress.
Goals House: Davos—Goals House
Goals House: Advisory Board
Freud Communications: NHS 75 by Freuds Group
Penny Mordaunt (2018 on Twitter):
Are Critical Mineral Wars Coming?
33:43 UK Parliament: A rock and a hard place: building critical mineral resilience
We urge the Government to define the UK's role in the critical minerals value chain and to set out a coherent 'Team UK' proposition to explain the UK's offer to global partners.
The Telegraph: China has 'weaponised' its dominance in critical minerals, say MPs
Ultrasound Needle-Free Vaccines And Care Pods In The Streets?
37:40 Go Forward: Forward Raises $100M and Announces Forward CarePod™
The World’s First AI Doctor’s Office
Forward (YouTube): Announcing the Forward CarePod™, the World's First AI Doctor's Office
New Scientist: Ultrasound can push vaccines into the body without needles
Inside Pharma (Substack): MHRA resumes inspections of SARS–CoV–2 injection manufacturers—3 years too late!!!
MHRAgovuk (YouTube): MHRA Board Meeting November 2023
Daily Mail: So much for the world-beating NHS! UK doesn't even rank in the top 20 for patient safety—and the US scores even lower
The Guardian: Disabled people must work from home to do ‘their duty’, says UK minister
James Kariuki On Global Multilateralism
42:40 GOV.UK: The UK believes the Council must be reformed
AI To Fact-Check And Cherry-Pick
44:25 Sky News: Israel-Hamas war: Israeli ambassador dismisses notion of two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians
Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely (on X):
Hanukkah was celebrated for the first time in Westminster Hall’s nearly 1,000 year history today, marking a historic moment for UK Parliament
Today’s Hanukkah lighting reminds us, now more than ever, we’re following the Maccabees by defeating darkness through bringing light.
I thank the UK Parliament for standing with us during one of the darkest periods in our recent history.
Hollywood Reporter: This Startup Wants to Create an AI-Generated CNN
Bloody Sunday: Soldier F Will Face Murder Trial
49:07 BBC: Bloody Sunday: Soldier F will face murder trial
The Times: Dennis Hutchings obituary
Police Service of Northern Ireland: Legacy Investigation Branch | PSNI
The Guardian (2015): Blair: without IRA letters, peace process would have collapsed
UK Column video: David Ellis Report: Lawfare
What Is Charles Standing On In ‘Winged Hero’ Statue?
51:51 The Guardian: Charles, winged and saving the world
The Independent (2012): The Prince of Wales: And so the wait goes on
Is Prince Charles God? Is he the Devil? For a mild-mannered, well-bred sexagenarian he inspires extreme reactions.
BBC (2002): Prince Charles 'the winged hero'
Prince Charles was "deeply touched" by the statue
You’ll Own Nothing: Latest
54:13 Wikipedia: You'll own nothing and be happy
PC World (2009): Amazon Settles Kindle "1984" Lawsuit
Hackaday: Polish Train Manufacturer Threatens Hackers Who Unbricked Their Trains
The Register: Polish train maker denies claims it geofenced trains
And Finally—Dr Who Crunchy Christmas Special: The Goblin Song
1:00:06 BBC: Doctor Who releases Christmas single, The Goblin Song
(Spoiler… It’s about eating babies)
Wikipedia: George W. Bush shoeing incident
Radio Times: The Goblin Song lyrics: The Doctor Who Christmas single in full
Daily Star: Scotland unveils genius nicknames for road gritters and people are cracking up