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  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • (Connecticut) Sex ring pimped out mentally disabled young men: authorities

    04/01/2017 8:02:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 31, 2017 | Laura Italiano
    Alleged ringleader Robert King (left) is accused of sending prostitutes to Bruce Bemer (right) and other clients for two decades. For 20 years, a Connecticut-based prostitution ring trafficked in mentally disabled young men, court papers revealed this week. The ring catered to wealthy male clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts who paid $250 for sex, according to court papers cited in the News-Times. At least 15 young men in their early 20s were exploited in the ring, authorities allege. The young men suffered illnesses that include schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; some were severely disabled and living in group homes, authorities allege....
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies
    aleteia.org ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...
  • California DMV Audit To Identify Illegal Use Of Disabled Parking Placards

    05/25/2016 8:28:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 25, 2016 | Mike Sugerman
    Non-handicap drivers are gobbling up parking spaces all over California. State lawmakers say the rampant abuse of the disability parking placard system starts at the Department of Motor Vehicles. A few hours ago, elected leaders announced a bi-partisan audit of the DMV in hopes of getting to the root of the problem. We uncovered cheating of the system in the Bay Area. D.A. Issues Warning To San Franciscans Who Abuse Disabled Parking Placards There is an incredible amount of fraud and it’s been going on for years. There has to be. Does 1 in 8 California drivers have a disability?...
  • This Looks Like A Handicap Spot, And It Is. But Try To Park In It Without A Sticker And ... GENIUS!

    10/09/2015 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Diply.com ^ | Lisa Kelly
    In a common parking lot, you will come across many types of parking jerks. There's the person who takes up two spaces, the person who parks on a diagonal, and the person who parks so close to your vehicle you have to enter your car through the passenger's side. However, the biggest jerk of all is the person who completely disregards the handicapped parking spot sign and steals the spot from someone who actually needs to use it. Usually no one does anything about it, and it's becoming a huge problem. In Russia, the problem is so bad that...
  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    06/30/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.macon.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | By JOE KOVAC JR.
    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise. The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday. The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50...
  • Toronto hosting orgy for the disabled this summer, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers

    06/17/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-16-15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, June 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canadian taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for a mass orgy for the disabled this August — dubbed a ‘world first’ — where people in wheelchairs can engage in acts of “sex and nudity” so that their “desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored.” An entrance fee of $20 brings the disabled person into an atmosphere where one can “indulge in their fantasies, enjoy intimacy with their partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.” The theatre hosting the event has room for 125 people. The orgy, titled “Deliciously Disabled,” is planned for...
  • College Feminist Group to Hold “Queer Cr*p Porn” Lecture

    03/30/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by rightistight · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist group at the University of Wollongong plans to hold an event on Wednesday about gay pornography. The "cr*p" in their event is never actually specified, meaning that the pornography will either feature fecal matter or disabled people. The event, advertised on Facebook, is titled "FreeSchool #5: The Radical Potential of Queer Cr*p Porn." It will be hosted by FemSoc, which is short for "Feminist Society." This is the picture used to promote the event: The description states, "This weeks free school will be delivered by FemSoc member Liv Todhunter on the radical potential of Queer Cr*p Porn to...
  • Hartford state rep. apologizes for parking in handicapped space

    01/19/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies
    A state representative from Hartford is taking some heat for parking in a handicapped space. An iWitness snapped a photo of the personal car driven by Rep. Brandon McGee with his state-issued license plate parked in the spot at a Dunkin' Donuts on Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol. The picture was taken Friday. McGee said he issued an apology on his Facebook page. "Thank you for holding me accountable. The other day (Friday to be exact) I made my usual run to D&D and was in a hurry... parked in a handicap parking space... Major no-no....
  • Obama Admin. Creates Right for Disabled Students to Play Sports

    01/26/2013 7:59:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-25-2013 | Tony Lee
    School districts that do not provide deaf students "a visual cue" alongside a starter pistol to enable them to compete on the track team or create basketball and tennis leagues for students in wheelchairs will be in violation of federal law and could lose government funding. On Friday, the Obama administration declared disabled students "have the right" to "an equal opportunity to participate in their schools' extracurricular activities." In essence, the Obama administration established the right for disabled students to play wheelchair basketball or wheelchair tennis. The U.S. Department of Education sent a guidance letter to schools, school districts, and...
  • Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair is Now Possible for The Handicapped (Must See Video)

    09/04/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    GATE ^ | 9/4/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The world is getting smaller and smaller every day, and in the last 30 years it has even become smaller for those who are limited to wheelchairs due to crippling injuries or birth defects. In the three videos I offer for your viewing, you can see British artist Sue Austin as she navigates underwater in a swimming pool and around a coral reef in the Ocean using a specially designed wheelchair.Sue Austin, is a British artist who has been disabled since 1996. Sue has created her own style of artistic expression she calls "Freewheeling". Before her new found fame with...
  • Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair is Now Possible for The Handicapped (Must See Video)

    09/01/2012 12:08:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/31/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The world is getting smaller and smaller every day, and in the last 30 years it has even become smaller for those who are limited to wheelchairs due to crippling injuries or birth defects. In the three videos I offer for your viewing, you can see British artist Sue Austin as she navigates underwater in a swimming pool and around a coral reef in the Ocean using a specially designed wheelchair.Sue Austin, is a British artist who has been disabled since 1996. Sue has created her own style of artistic expression she calls "Freewheeling". Before her new found fame with...
  • Handicapped woman's voice thrills, inspires

    07/17/2012 8:05:20 AM PDT · by rawhide · 1 replies
    A young woman, born with a condition leaving her blind and developmentally delayed, is inspiring people with her powerful voice. http://screen.yahoo.com/handicapped-woman-s-voice-thrills-inspires-29993731.html
  • Your Help Needed!

    04/09/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Glockslinger · 20 replies
    MMEDA website | 4/9/2012 | GlockslingerMI
    My fellow Freepers: PLEASE take a moment of your time to give your vote to my friend, Laura, at the link below. http://www.nmeda.com/mobility-awareness-month/heroes/michigan/clinton-twp/492/laura-goodman Enter the promo code 889 or 890 to multiply your vote by 5! Laura is wheelchair-bound and could never afford the reliable transportation she really needs. So she's in the running to WIN one; a fully-equipped handicap-ready van, and all she needs is VOTES! Please drop by now and take a moment. There's no tedious registrations to deal with. If you want to help MORE, you can vote every day while the contest runs! Please consider stopping...
  • Pope to Children: Be Messengers of Peace

    03/25/2012 4:45:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Radio ^ | March 25, 2012
    2012-03-25 Vatican Radio Whenever and wherever Pope Benedict XVI meets children, there is always cause for joy and celebration. Yesterday evening in Mexico was no exception, as our correspondent with the Pope, Philippa Hitchen, reports.How do you capture in a few words the excitement and enthusiasm of several thousand Mexican school kids who’ve been waiting impatiently all day for their first sight of the Pope? How do you describe the electric atmosphere of the crowds crammed into the appropriately named Peace Square, with bands playing their favourite folk songs and the great bells of the 17th century neo-classical Basilica ringing...
  • Disabling Employment

    02/26/2012 5:40:03 AM PST · by harpu · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/24/12 | Editorial
    New Labor Department quota means fewer jobs for the handicapped The Labor Department is about to make it harder for the disabled to find a job. The new policy is a painful reminder why it is important to get away fast when the government says it is trying to help you. ... snip... Judging from the ADA's track record, this proposed regulation isn't going to help those with disabilities. When the ADA was enacted in 1990, some 60 percent of disabled men were employed. Five years later, that rate dropped to 49 percent. Today, almost 80 percent of people with...
  • Giffords has edge in AZ Senate Race

    05/04/2011 10:00:17 AM PDT · by fifedom · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) would start a Senate campaign with a 7 point lead over the likely Republican nominee Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)according to a survey by Public Policy Polling. The Democrat also enjoys a 57-31 lead over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.).
  • Video of Armless Man Shooting Handgun With His Feet

    11/24/2010 7:14:48 PM PST · by Korah · 14 replies
    God is quite amazing in that He gives us abilities beyond our own comprehension. Would anyone ever think to even try to use their feet in such a way if they still had arms and hands. It just goes to show how we limit ourselves from reaching our fullest potential. When I see a man like this, or the blind boy who clicked to see his way around by using echolocation I am truly saddened by the millions of fully capable humans who willingly allow the left to convince them they cannot get by without the governments help.
  • Video of Armless Man Shooting Handgun With His Feet

    11/24/2010 9:05:11 AM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies
    God is quite amazing in that He gives us abilities beyond our own comprehension. Would anyone ever think to even try to use their feet in such a way if they still had arms and hands. It just goes to show how we limit ourselves from reaching our fullest potential. When I see a man like this, or the blind boy who clicked to see his way around by using echolocation, I am truly saddened by the millions of fully capable humans who willingly allow the Socialists to convince them they cannot get by without the governments help. Follow...
  • Voter Fraud Alleged In Crow Wing County (MN)

    11/02/2010 11:24:28 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/2/10 | AP
    Crow Wing County authorities are investigating an allegation of voter fraud in which the ballots of two mentally ill voters were filled out by their minders. The Brainerd Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Monty Jensen of Crow Wing Township filed a formal complaint on Monday about what he saw at the courthouse on Friday. Jensen says he saw what appeared to be staff members of a mental health facility fill out a client's ballot and tell another client who to vote for during absentee balloting.