Oh, It's That Ginger Kid

Life n' Stuff

behind-the-blow:

oh-its-that-ginger-kid:

I know Noel, I was there :)

Oh my fucking god! I can’t believe it all happened and I wasn’t there!

It was sooo much fun! I kind of hoped M&T would be there and I would just bump into them and we would have a really intelligent conversation and become BFFs, but I guess they were probably celebrating July 4th at home.

(Source: onelifeoneloveoneclub)

I kinda like the fact that the anniversary of the NHS is the day after Independence Day.

It’s almost symbolic.

todayinhistory:

July 5th 1948: NHS launched

On this day in 1948, the National Health Service came into effect in the United Kingdom. Ideas for a nationalised health system had been around for decades before 1948, but it was not until then that they became a reality for British citizens. The Labour government of Clement Attlee, elected in 1945, were committed to the principles of the welfare state. They were greatly influenced by the 1942 Beveridge Report, which recommended social reform to tackle the five ‘Giant Evils’ of squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease. Thinkers around Britain thus came to see healthcare as a fundamental universal right, not a privilege held by a few. Working with these ideas, the government passed the National Health Service Act in 1946, which came into effect on July 5th 1948 and created the NHS in England and Wales (Scotland’s was created separately). The creation of the NHS led to universal health care in the United Kingdom, paid for through central taxation, ending the requirement that patients pay directly for their own healthcare. It radically restructured the British health care system, with the NHS taking control of the almost half a million hospital beds in England and Wales and placing almost all hospitals and staff under its jurisdiction. Despite ongoing debates over the efficiency, cost and structure of the NHS, it remains a central feature of the British welfare state. As seen with its celebration during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, the NHS is a point of national pride for Britain. Indeed, according to a recent study, thanks to the NHS Britain has the best healthcare system out of eleven of the world’s wealthiest nations, with the United States in last place.

66 years ago today

(via janeavrils)

Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune, the cost of which should be shared by the community.

—Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS.
Happy Birthday, NHS (5/7/48)

(Source: simpsdj, via sugahwaatah)

averagefairy:

i literally cannot take people over 30 anymore thinking technology is “sucking the magic out of life” listen grandma i can look up how to say anything in any language in under a second i can see my best friend face to face in real time even though she lives across an ocean i could spend the rest of my life watching different videos of cats and probably never see the same one twice if thats not magical to you WHAT IS  

(via lancrebitch)