Reposted from a story on July 10, 2012 By: Robert Sobel!
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
Mia’s thoughts- thinking of voting republican? well read below, god forbid any woman you care about is ever raped but If she is republicans say let her have the baby, let her get aids because were not paying for the emergency care !
Republican governors across the country haven’t been shy about taking an ax to their state budgets. With an obsession with austerity, Republicans put cutting spending above anything else even if it harms people in their own state.
One of the leading Republican lawmakers is governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley. According to the Charleston City Paper, Gov. Haley vetoed over $450,000 for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program which would have gone to rape and sexual assault victims. Gov. Haley spoke to the paper and claims that the cuts in the budget are nothing more than a distraction from the real issues dealing with the health of people in the state of South Carolina.
“Each of these lines attempts to serve a portion of our population for which we extend our sympathy and encouragement, but nevertheless, it is only a small portion of South Carolina’s chronically ill or abused. Overall, these special add-on lines distract from the agency’s broader mission of protecting South Carolina’s public health.”
Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, has spoken numerous times about the dangerous of cutting spending at a time when millions of Americans are using social programs as their life line.
“Reverse this misguided budget cutting we’ve done these last few years,” Krugman says, “Get the spending back up there. Get the economy back on track, then we can talk about deficits after that.”
While Republicans continue to push for more tax cuts for the wealthy, they are very quick to cut programs for those who are in need. Whether it’s funding for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or domestic abuse programs, Republicans don’t see a profit in keeping them around. So while Republican lawmakers get what they want, the weight on the shoulders of struggling Americans continues to hold them down.
reposted from a story by July 10, 2012 By George Donnelly
This young man claims the TSA ridiculed him for being deaf.
A deaf young man is reporting that TSA agents in Louisville ridiculed him and his friends for being deaf. You won’t be surprised that it’s the kind of fascist goon behavior we’ve come to expect from the TSA.
Is it the official policy of the TSA to berate people, steal their stuff, troll on blogs critical of the TSA, break seniors’ colostomy bags, dump human ashes and engage in all kinds of other unspeakable behavior?
No. But it is their unwritten policy to tolerate this kind of behavior. No, I don’t have a leaked memo. I can see it for myself as incident of abuse after incident of abuse come to light while nothing changes. In fact, it’s getting worse.
Can you imagine this pattern of abuse at McDonalds, Wal-Mart or United Airlines? No way. They can’t get away with it, not even United. So why does the TSA get a pass? It’s because they are a government agency. Plain and simple.
John, Janet and Barack: you’ve created your goon squad. They are carrying out their jobs with exemplary performance. Now what
Para-Olympian, Olympian to me there is no difference, to represent your country just to be asked is the greatest honor a person can ever experience for many it is the one of culmination to a lifelong program of training and dedication and it all led to the Olympics.
So whether you’re an amputee or Michael Phelps, you are a national hero and you deserve the respect of a nation. So my readers let’s stop using that inflection ,you know the one”OH you were just a Para Olympian” salute the hard work and years of service to their nations their communities and their sports and download the program. Let’s hold viewing parties you can contact the teams and send support emails and let them know we see no difference all we see is an honorable champion doing what we cannot and ascending the mountain that is the culmination of a lifetimes work. Let’s as a nation join together and cheer them on as hard as you do any other Olympian, because when you look behind the uniform I can tell you from being honored to call at least 6 Olympians both able bodied and Para, personal friends that they apart from rigorous training normally serve their communities tirelessly. They serve by coaching children and speaking before parliaments and congress to get funding for sports for underserviced communities, and starting foundations for aboriginal and inner city children These Champions don’t stop serving when the Olympics are closed, so let’s not stop our service to them either Three cheers for our champions in London however they got there.
Sex crim wins custody of daughter
Mia’s thoughts- Don’t get me wrong folks I hate the foter system it is almost as if not more broken than the homes it’s victims come from. But WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING? they, the childrens services made the excuse WELL HE’S BETTER THAN THE MUM so was son of sam and geoffrey dharma but I wouldn’t give them kids either get your damn act together childrens services you don’t get a free pass just because the mum was worse you work for the child .
Reposted from a story by: Padraic Murphy From: Herald Sun July 05, 2010 6:49AM
A HEROIN-addicted sex offender with a sword collection has won custody of his young daughter because the girl’s mother is considered an even more unsuitable parent.
Granting custody of the girl, aged about 5, to the father, the court branded the mother dishonest and criticised her continuing drug use.
The court heard the mother, who has shoplifting and prostitution-related convictions and a history of drug use, left the labour ward to buy heroin soon after giving birth.
The father, who also has a string of convictions, was put on the sex offenders’ list after being convicted of wilful and obscene exposure.
The girl, who has behavioural problems and a speech impediment, has suffered serious injuries. Her plight was reported to the Department of Human Services last year after she was treated for a serious burn to her buttocks. Each parent blamed the other for it.
The girl also had injuries from a dog bite and once suffered an injury from being hit with a shoe.
The couple separated soon after the birth, and the father is reported to have been violent to the mother.
But, despite concerns he’d taken drugs as recently as last December, and kept a knife and sword collection, the court last month ruled the girl should live with him.
“The father provides calmer parenting with more clearly set boundaries than the mother does,” the magistrate said. “A history of inadequate supervision combined with heroin and marijuana use create a serious concern that (the girl) may be neglected by her mother.”
The girl will spend two out of three weekends with her mother.
The court gave the father custody because the mother continued to use drugs and “had been dishonest with the court”.
Her drug-screening tests repeatedly indicated the presence of benzodiazepines and opiates. She was even suspected of once taking drugs while in the court precinct arguing for custody.
Her home was once described as filthy and strewn with vomit and faecal material, though the court accepted its cleanliness was usually “probably in an acceptable range”.
The father is on a disability pension and hasn’t worked in almost 10 years because of depression. “There was no evidence (he) is making any notable contribution to society,” the court said.
It said he “was using drugs or doing something else he did not want to admit” as recently as last September, and had lied about his whereabouts when meant to be caring for his daughter.
But he was making progress with his addictions. It ordered him to dispose of his weapons. The Australian Childhood Foundation’s Joe Tucci said the decision “defies logic”.
“Children shouldn’t ever be placed in a situation where the rights of the parents … override their right to protection,” he said.
“The decision should be about whether a child is safe or not, not which parent is the better to look after them.
“The community expects children to be looked after by their parents, and if the parents fail this then the courts need to look after them,” he said.
Child protection campaigner Hetty Johnston said the ruling was “outrageously dangerous”.
“There’s no way staying with either parent should have even been an option. This isn’t in the best interests of the child.”
A Department of Human Services spokesman said it was no longer involved in the case
10 July 2012
ORIGINALLY FOUND HERE: http://www.publicservice.co.uk/feature_story.asp?id=20295
The first full-time wheelchair user to be elected to parliament, Dame Anne Begg, welcomes the new ‘Access to Elected Office’ strategy introduced by the Home Office
The government has announced a £2.6m fund designed to help disabled people overcome barriers to becoming councillors, Police and Crime Commissioners or MPs. The money will help meet the extra costs that disabled candidates incur such as transport or sign-language interpreters.
As well as the extra cash, the government announced a new online training and development package designed for disabled people who are interested in a political career.
The fund and online training are part of an ‘Access to Elected Office’ strategy which also includes paid internships for disabled candidates on the Speaker’s parliamentary placement scheme.
The strategy was developed following a consultation in May last year, which sought views on a range of measures designed to help disabled people overcome the barriers to getting elected. In developing the package, the government is said to have worked closely with political parties, disability organisations and wider equality groups.
Dame Anne Begg is a Labour Party politician for Aberdeen South who was born with the rare genetic condition Gauchers Disease which has resulted in her bones breaking regularly. She has been in parliament since 1997 and has always believed that disabled people should not be excluded from society.
The first full-time wheelchair user to be elected to parliament, had this advice for other disabled people thinking of standing in elections: “Just go for it! Be active in your local community or political party. Do not doubt your abilities and worry about people’s perceptions. If you can show that you have the right qualities to be a good MP, people will support and encourage you.”
Tory MP Charles Walker – who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder – was elected to the House of Commons in May 2005 and campaigns on mental health issues.
He said: “Political parties need to ensure that they open to all people with talent, insight and understanding. Disability should not be a barrier to entering parliament because what counts is the quality of the person and their ability to make a thoughtful contribution to public life and the good governance of our country.”
And Baroness Brinton, a Liberal Democrat peer who has rheumatoid arthritis, advised prospective MPs: “Find an adviser who really understands both your disability and the electoral process. You are likely to have to overcome subtle as well as obvious challenges: identify them up front, and tackle them.”
But she added: “I hid my disability as much as possible, because I felt it would be used against me by difficult opponents in a hotly contested seat. This meant that I did too much. If I was doing it again, I would find someone to be my disability mentor, and help me respond to the specific challenges I face.”
Maria Miller, the minister for disabled people said: “Sadly some people still hold outdated views that disability – whether it’s physical or mental – isn’t compatible with elected office. If this misguided idea is left unchallenged, it means a huge amount of talent remains untapped and a huge amount of potential goes unfulfilled.
“That is why Access to Elected Office is so important. Disabled people have a wealth of first-hand experience of what works and what doesn’t work in the delivery of services. They have experience of what support disabled people really need and experience of how best to give disabled people a voice.
“And it is just this kind of first-hand experience which is invaluable in elected office, whether it’s at a local level in local authorities, on policing boards, or at a national level in parliament.”
Announcing the extra funding, the equalities minister Lynne Featherstone said: “The 10m disabled people in the UK are under-represented in public life and today we are making an important step towards levelling the playing field.”
She added: “This is about breaking down the physical, financial and cultural barriers that prevent many talented people from playing their part in political life. Encouraging disabled people to make their voices heard will not only help individuals fulfil their potential but will enrich and improve our politics at local and national level.”
Featherstone said that she hoped the extra cash would enable more disabled candidates to come forward for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in November.
Alice Maynard, chair of the disability charity Scope commented: “Disabled people face huge extra costs in everyday life as a result of their impairment and these extra costs can be amplified for those who want to run for elected office meaning they are woefully under-represented.
“We are therefore delighted that the Government has launched the Access to Elected Office fund which we believe marks an important step forward in increasing disabled people’s visibility and participation in society. The key challenge facing all candidate offices across local authorities and political parties is how we can use this fund to attract more disabled candidates and diversify the often ‘closed’ world of local and national politics.”