Tuesday disability/impairment goodlinks

June 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM (Uncategorized)

Via Patricia E. Bauer a sudden cut to transit in Minnesota with little planning.

Ghana fights for accessibility.

A summary of the Long Term Care provision of the HELP bill on health care reform.

In the UK, if you’re eligible for attendant services due to age or disability social and health workers are *actively trying to make sure you know about it* (Nothing like the US where such things are often [in my opinion] never explained clearly enough.)

In Sri Lanka the courts will be reviewing the country’s stance on disability rights.

Robert Stack says people with disabilities living in institutions are “a disenfranchised group.”

A-men brother. I also wonder which twelve states don’t claim any PWD’s in institutions.
(because their math or their model is probably wrong.)

This is encouraging 14.7 million in 08 up from 10.9 million in 2000:

More people with disabilities voted in 2008 election than ever before

COAT bill, sponsored by Markey, will close gaps in accessibility of 21rst century tech.

Inaccessible medical facilities/care—

That always just cracks me up. Only NOT

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My head *hurts*

June 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Wurzelbacher was just WPITW on MSNBC’s Countdown.

Why?

for stating that the founding fathers did not believe in communism or socialism.

Ahhhhrrggh! Where are the painkillers?

While they may not have supported the principles that made up socialism or communism

…they *never had the chance to weigh in!*

America came to be in the 18th Century

Socialism was first fully codified in the 19th Century.

Communists first self identified in the 20th century.

Ignorance is not bliss, GOP’ers! It is dangerous, brainwashing, open to empty propaganda….god God GOD!

I cannot stand those who ignore historical fact.

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Monday disability/impairment goodlinks

June 29, 2009 at 10:51 AM (Uncategorized)

Debate over private schools and special ed here

I’m of two minds.

Correction: From comment below, I’ve revised apparently the parents were told their son would not have access to special ed services in the public school system

Not only will this not help traffic, but call me paranoid, feels like a way to segregate, or round up PWD’s. It’s their Star of David.

A bit SuperCripish, but the standing chair is cool. (I cling fiercely to the retrograde spelling of the term ‘cool.’)

Accessible higher ed, an international note:

An excellent piece on why cross-disability forums and activism work well:

A fundraiser for our own:
Pride in Pride and a retrospective that makes me wonder about the saying “Disabled Trumps Gay,” plus a wonderful comment in response (one spelling error has been corrected.)

There is a lot of hypocrisy when it comes to tolerance, a lot of talk but not much substance. Real tolerance I think is about accepting and respecting each individual for who they are and for their choices but not necessarily sacrificing who you are.

With the administration backing off of Public Option in Healthcare Reform and the Community Choice Act, It is important, particularly to remind nondisabled advocates of not only why we wait, but where

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This isn’t my sig,

June 28, 2009 at 1:34 PM (Uncategorized)

But I call it for sig of the day of someone called Cartoon Peril:

“You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!”

Rings true for PWD’s (and a buncha other ‘Othered’)

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As “The Art of the Possible” gets media help

June 28, 2009 at 9:23 AM (Uncategorized)

People are writing about health care who have no clue.

(h/t  DailyKos)

At the bloody Post.

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