Mia you’re always complaining just accept what you have and be happy!

My friends know I do advocacy work for the dis and otherwise abled community, they knew it when they friended me, yet lately people have unfriended me because “I’m always fighting a battle” well look up advocacy and it will tell you “one who fights for those who cannot?
Honestly these people are as bad as those who meet a guy with a alcohol problem who screws around and think that magically the moment he says “I do” they can change him.
If you friend someone with wheels under their ass expect a lot of posts about the disabled, if you friend someone gay expect to read posts relevant to gay rights and if they’re both…well you get the idea.
Yes were lucky to be alive, those of us who ended up in a chair from an accident or horrible event for the most part have the worst days of their lives behind them It just takes a while to realize that, sometimes even those who seemingly have it together have bad days Ella calls mine Mia days.
So to the uneducated imagine your busy lifestyle getting up at 5 am getting ready for work getting the kids ready for school then a couple hours on public transport or in traffic then anywhere from 8-12 hours at work then the trip home then house work kids dinner laundry all the stuff other wise known as life. So now either
number 1 -Imagine that but before all that you help you’re wheelchair using partner get up shower get dressed get in their chair take medication and then the rest of your day begins, then when you come home you have the family screaming and you have a person who relies on you for everything in some cases even wiping their ass or changing a colostomy bag or adult diaper and ask yourself could you do it? And before you say ”what about home care?” this is America home of the free.. free to be broke and over charged and under serviced the average version of home care is the wife husband or another family member.
Now number- 2 You wake up get into your chair get yourself ready, get your family ready go to work run a house all from a wheelchair, and on regular basis have your benefits cut because someone thinks paraplegia is a temporary booboo or you lose your job because you only get two sick days a year and you’ve had three surgeries and two sleep studies this year. ?
Could you handle it? hope you never find out that’s where advocacy comes in. Sometimes the only way that person gets home help is if we name and shame the people saying no in the press. Sometimes the only way that airline doesn’t get to throw the service dog off or make the disabled person crawl to their seat is when their picture and name goes viral.
So yes I make no apologies for regularly storming the bastille on my social media pages or in the posts of this blog. While we have a congress of good ol boys whose version of social welfare is going back to the jim crowe days, or believe that “slaves had it good” or that women who are raped should have the baby or that their body has a magical device so they can’t get pregnant when their raped or that the world was made in seven days and is 6,000 years old someone has to stand on the outside of the zoo making sure their mental poison doesn’t make life for the disabled or that matter any of us any harder than it already is.
It’s not just me there are a network of us allover the world ,paul caune in british Colombia never stops the fight, and then there are the real heroes, those parents who just fight like hell for their children or the spouses who give up everything for the one they love.
So before you dump someone next time or tell them they need to chill look around you, you might need a friend who never gives up no matter what and you may have just unfriended that very person. So instead of saying “dial it down” why not stop and sit a while and find out what the ruckus is actually about ,who knows it may effect you and the ones you love.

Russia blames the Ukraine, the Ukraine blames Russia, the media talks about terrorism but what about the people?

This morning Putin is screaming nyet we didn’t do it, the Ukranian primeminister is saying he did seperatists are being blamed the media is more interested in what type of rocket.
Meanwhile 100 souls who dedicated their lives to a cure for aids were on that plane who screams for them? 27 of my fellow aussies died 80 children 3 babies all were gone in a rocket strike but noone is talking about them.
Noone is claiming or denying or screaming how dare you, because it seems they are not media worthy but they were someones babies, someones wives,someones husbands and sons and daughters.
Who comforts the families? who screams how dare you? yesterday there was a 7 hour nonstop coverage ,today Rachel ray is back on, seems burgers trump bodies.

More than 100 AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash

Around 100 AIDS activists are reported to have died

Around 100 people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
The plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was a connecting flight for many people heading to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, which was due to start this weekend.
Organisers confirmed to the Sydney Morning Herald that expected conference attendees were among those thought to have died in the crash, with the newspaper reporting that ‘about 100′ attendees were among the 298 onboard the flight.
International AIDS Society spokesperson Michael Kessler said: “A number of colleagues and friends en route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, were on board the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine.”
“At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy.”
Renowned Dutch HIV researcher Dr Joep Lang, AIDS campaigner Pim de Kuijer, and WHO member Glenn Thomas are among those reported to have been onboard. Tributes to the researchers have been paid across the internet.

Terrence Higgins Trust tweeted: “Stunned by reports that #AIDS2014 delegates inc leading researcher Joep Lange were on #MH17. Terrible news for #HIV community.”

The National AIDS Trust added: “Reports Joep Lange died in Malaysian plane crash today, with other scientists on way to @AIDS_conference. Desperately sad news.”

The plane was carrying 173 Dutch nationals, 27 Australians, 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 12 Indonesians and nine Britons.
Ukraine has set up a no-fly zone following the incident, and international investigators are currently looking into the cause of the crash.

Dying Darwin mum in a wheelchair denied disability pension and told to use superannuation for medical expenses ” Hey mr Abbot this is disgusting”

Candice Clark, 22, was diagnosed with bone cancer four years ago
She has less than a year to live and is now paralysed from the waist down
The mother-of-two has been denied the Disability Support Pension and a Health Care Card to pay for her ongoing medical costs
She was told to use her superannuation but wants to leave it for her daughters

Candice Clark was denied financial assistance from the government despite having terminal cancer
A Darwin mother-of-two who was told by doctors she has less than one year to live, has been refused financial assistance from the government.
Candice Clark was left in a wheelchair in April this year after a tumour on her spine paralysed her from the waist down.
The 22-year-old was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer, four years ago but continued to work as a car detailer in Palmerston until earlier this year.
In October, doctors told the young mother that she had less than a year to live and Ms Clark was forced to leave her job as her health continued to deteriorate.
She then approached the government and attempted to apply for the Disability Support Pension, but was ultimately told she was not eligible.
‘Bloody unbelievable, I have worked most of [daughter] Enjay’s life when I could just stay at home on [Centrelink], have worked the last four years, three years full time while I’ve had cancer when I could have been on disability,’ Ms Clark wrote on her Facebook page.
The mother-of-two (centre) pictured with family members, was paralysed from the waist down in April from a tumour on her spine

‘Now that I’m paralysed waist down and a cripple I’m not eligible for anything because of Steven, are you serious mate? Have to wait for my super.’
‘Should have just lied like everyone else…’

Instead, Ms Clark was told she would have to rely on her Superannuation to pay for her medical costs, including her pain killers and a catheter, as her husband Steven’s income was considered too high to meet the criteria.
She was also denied access to a Health Care Card or a Pension Card.

The 22-year-old was told to use her superannuation for her medical costs, but she argues she would prefer to leave the money for her two young daughters (pictured)

However Ms Clark told NT News that her family’s financial circumstances had changed since the last financial year and she now thinks she is eligible for government support, preferring to leave her superannuation money for her daughters once she’s gone.
‘Enjay heard me talking to Steven crying and came in and said “it’s OK mum, I’ll quit after school care”,’ Ms Clark wrote on Facebook.
‘My pain killers are like $70-$80 a fortnight and all the [things] I need for my catheter is like $70-$80 a fortnight. I get $600 a year to help with the catheter.’
Ms Clark is currently working through her Bucket List which included marrying her partner of seven years and an extended family trip to the Gold Coast.

Minnesota not carrying out disability reforms, court monitor says

The monitor for a 2011 settlement have found that the state’s effort has been beset by bureaucratic inertia and missed deadlines.

Nearly three years after a landmark court settlement required Minnesota to revamp its services for thousands of residents with disabilities, federal authorities have found that the state’s effort has been beset by bureaucratic inertia and missed deadlines.

County social workers across Minnesota have yet to be trained on how to provide individual support for disabled people moving out of institutions and into their own homes or communities, as required by the settlement. Many county workers are not even aware of the settlement and its mandates, a federal official monitoring the settlement has concluded.

In one case cited by the monitor, a 24-year-old man who moved to a group home for people with disabilities found that the staff kept his shoes locked in a closet along with those of other residents, and he had to ask when he wanted to wear them. Many other aspects of the man’s life, including snack times, family visits and even use of plastic utensils, also were restricted by staff, the court monitor found.

For some people with disabilities, the monitor wrote, such services “are more life-wasting than life-fulfilling.”

Disney has empolyed sex offenders for the past decade ! seems the rides aren’t the most dangerous thing at disney

35 Disney Employees Arrested On Child Sex Charges In Less Than 10 Years
Reposted from The Huffington Post | By Andy Campbell
At least 35 Disney employees in and around Florida have been arrested and accused of sex crimes involving children since 2006, CNN reports as part of a six-month investigation. So far, 32 of those cases have resulted in convictions.

“Wherever you find children, you’ll find sexual predators that want to be there,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. The report reveals an urgent problem plaguing our theme parks.

One of the men whose case is still pending is 49-year-old Robert Kingsolver of Orlando. Kingsolver worked as a ride repair manager at Magic Kingdom until he was accused of attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex in Lake County. His arrest was one of 22 in a February sting operation conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Cyber Crime Unit, according to WESH.

“My life is ruined,” Kingsolver told CNN at his home, where he’s on house arrest. “My family’s life is ruined. My kids’ life is ruined. I’ve devastated my parents because of bad judgment.”

Kingsolver, who pleaded not guilty, is just one of dozens of Disney and Universal Studios employees charged in stings recorded in the investigation. Other employees arrested over possession of child pornography or arranging to meet minors for sex include security guards, a costumer, a tour guide, a gift shop employee and maintenance workers.

During that same sting in February, 32-year-old Patrick Holgerson — then a character actor with Disney — was accused of sending nude photos to someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy. When he arrived to meet the boy, he was greeted by police, CNN reports. Holgerson also faces charges for failing to disclose his HIV status to a sexual partner.

Tyler Edge, another Disney employee, allegedly brought a knife and condoms to the sting operation. Joel Torres, 32, who listed his employer as Walt Disney World, allegedly brought condoms to a home where he thought he was meeting a 14-year-old.

Patrick Holgerson, Joel Torres and Robert Kingsolver

Earlier this month, a sting in Central Florida led to 16 arrests, including a Universal Studios employee and two Disney workers, 26-year-old Zachary Spencer and Allen Treaster, 40.

Disney maintains that it has “extensive measures in place” to thwart child predators before they’re employed, including background checks and computer monitoring. The Disney theme park in Florida has about 70,000 employees.

“The numbers reported by CNN represent one one-hundredth of 1 percent of the 300,000 people we have employed during this time period,” spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said. “We continue to work closely with law enforcement and organizations, like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as we constantly strengthen our efforts.”

Still, the charges are widespread and egregious

An ‘ex-gay’ pastor has been arrested over accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy.

As my readers know I am not a member of the christian Faith but I can go toe to wheel with any christian qouting verse and chapter of all versions of the bible.
There is a verse in the bible that goes something like ” beware of those who come in the last days in my name for I know them not”
This pervert screams he is a man of god so loud the children he molests screaming god no can’t be heard.

Duane Youngblood, who is a pastor at the Higher Call World Outreach Church in Pittsburgh, in 2006 wrote a book titled: “Freedom From Homosexuality: No Longer Living The Lie”
However, according to CBS, he has been arrested, after allegedly assaulting a teenage boy dozens of times between 2009 and 2011.
The victim, who is now 21, told police he was assaulted over a period of two and a half years, while Youngblood was supposed to be counselling him in the church.
According to the complaint, during the victim’s first counselling session, when he was 16, Youngblood took him to a back room and asked him to pull his trousers down, before touching him inappropriately.
Across 30 to 40 counselling sessions, the victim claims that abuse took place in around 25 of them.
The complaint says that after one incident, Youngblood told the victim: “We are not going to speak about this.”
The complaint also says that Youngblood showed a pornographic video to the victim on his computer, and asked him if he liked it.
Youngblood was previously sentenced to one year of intermediate punishment and seven years’ probation in 2006, after he was accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy.

Summer camp for disabled children or shopping for pedophiles? Who is caring for your kids this summer?

A recent study by department of healths in more than a dozen states in the lower 48, showed that less than one in 5 summer camps for children with mental and physical disabilities did criminal back ground checks! People with sex offender registration were found to be working in many of the camps others with felony conviction for violence and theft were found as well.

Did you ask your kids summer camp who is caring for him? Did you get a name ? you could have googled them and found in many cases they showed up in articles regarding their arrest. Did you, or do you ask what the qualifications are to work at the camp and if they did background checks?
Dead beat dads evading paying their own child support, were found in several cases to be using living at the camp to be off the grid so they could not be traced.

We all want our children to have a great summer, it’s a couple of months that could be joyous, but forget to do due diligence when you check out the camp and your child may pay for the rest of their lives, take five minutes to ask questions so police and doctors don’t have to do it later.