New york City tells we the disabled that ramps at every shop and building is just too expensive, really? check this out
As awheelchair user and somene who will be for life trying to shop for just everyday needs let alone presents and gifts is difficult because 2in 4 stores are in accessibe.
The name for my blog disabledaccessdenied.com came from this very experience, New york uses excuses like “the buildings are old it would ruin their look” or “It is expensive enough opening a business and you want them to spend on a ramp?”
Well New York and for that matter my home country of Australia, check out what Canada has come up to solve the problem.
The story below puts to rest any doubters who in the past have said”surely mia people don’t treat the disabled like that?” Well this happenned because he wouldn’t share his six pack!
Ricky Gilmore was ditched by a couple he met hitchhiking when he wouldn’t share his booze. They tossed him out of their truck and left him without his wheelchair on a desolate road.
Reposted from a story By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
Owner ‘heartbroken’ by actions of patrons, wants to ‘make it right’
Reposted from a story By Steve Lyttle The Charlotte Observer Posted: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
The owner of a south Charlotte restaurant says he is “heartbroken” over an incident Sunday in which bantering between football fans got out of control, resulting in a U.S. Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan being forced to leave the eatery with his wife, parents and friends.
Chris Neilsen, owner of the Moosehead Grill on Montford Drive, has been in contact with family members of Marine Garrett Carnes, of Mooresville, following the incident that Neilsen says “was awful.”
“I want to somehow make it right by them,” Neilsen says.
During a verbal altercation that some witnesses said almost came to blows, one patron allegedly told Carnes he was using his wheelchair “as an excuse.”
In an interview with The Observer, however, the fan said Carnes and members of his party were equally abusive. And he denied making a remark about the Marine’s wheelchair.
The incident happened after Carnes, his wife Courtney, their parents, and friends Brett and Nicole Coburn stopped at the restaurant for dinner after attending the Carolina Panthers’ game against Dallas. Several members of the party, including Garrett Carnes, were wearing Dallas Cowboys jerseys.
“Courtney was the first one out of the vehicle, and while she was getting Garrett’s wheelchair, one guy immediately started yelling at her,” said Brett Coburn, who described the man’s comments as “taunts.”
Coburn said that when the group reached the front door, the fan was waiting for them.
“He was standing at the door, and he started harassing us because of the Cowboys jerseys,” Coburn said.
He said the fan told Garrett Carnes, “Don’t use your wheelchair as a crutch.”
The fan, who did not want to give his name, gave a different account.
“Moosehead is a Panthers’ bar,” he said. “When they came, wearing the Cowboys’ jerseys, I started up on them. I asked them if they were Cowboys fans who lived in North Carolina.”
“I’m not going to fight someone in a wheelchair,” the fan said. “I said to him, ‘I’m not fighting you. Get four of your boys, and I’ll fight them.’ “
According to multiple accounts of the incident, Carnes told the patron – and others who were ridiculing the group for being Cowboys’ fans – that he was a veteran and had lost his legs in Afghanistan.
Members of the Carnes-Coburn party tried to “defend ourselves verbally,” Brett Coburn said.
“We were going back and forth,” the fan said. “Yes, it got out of control.”
The fan said one woman in the Carnes-Coburn party swore at him.
He said the fan walked toward Carnes in a threatening way, and some other patrons stepped in to break it up.
Neilsen said his employees are trained to separate possible combatants, in an effort to defuse such situations. On Sunday, staff members asked Garrett Carnes and his party to leave, while they took the fan to another area of the restaurant.
“It spiraled out of control,” Coburn says.
Courtney Carnes called police, but no charges were filed.
Neilsen said he arrived at the restaurant after the group had left and was in the parking lot, talking to police.
“I didn’t want them to leave,” he said of the Carnes-Coburn party, “but I understand why they left. I’m miserable. My heart hurts for them.”
He said the trouble was caused by people who “are not regulars” at the restaurant and added that the fan was not welcome to return.
Carnes, who is still undergoing treatment for his wounds at a Washington-area hospital, is trying to stay out of the dispute, Coburn said. Carnes’ mother, Rhonda, addressed a note to restaurant patrons on Facebook, saying, “Why didn’t any of you stand up for my son and daughter? And to think my son almost died for every single person in that bar, by defending all your freedom.”
The fan told the Observer, “He (Carnes) is a veteran, and I appreciate what he did for this country. But I don’t appreciate how abusive they were.”
Mia’s Thoughts- To the panthers fans how dare you I get loud mouth assholes like you every day who think attacking someone in a wheelchair are easy and the truth is you’re cowards you pick on us because you think were the one target in the room you can beat. I don’t care what this hero was wearing he left his god damn legs in Afghanistan and the only thing that should come out of your mouth was thank you while you were laying on your couch watching ESPN and playing soldier on your x-box this man lost his legs being a real soldier and to the restaurant owners you feeble mumblings are not enough you should invite him back invite the media and publically apologize and tell him on camera losing his legs in service of his country earned him the right wear whatever football jersey he wants.
Brooklyn bridge contractor uses his flashing light and police window pass to illegally block disabled ramp in queens?
As anyone else with wheels under their asses knows rolling our great nations sidewalks is hard enough when their cracked or broken, but what makes it worse is getting to the side street to find no down or up ramp or even worse a car parked across it illegally what do you do?
Well I have been known to read the riot act to the driver in anyone of a dozen languages but of late I have been trying really hard, (honest tsultrim) to keep my Buddhist vow of non violence.
Well this Sunday it was my favorite time of the week, it was poppa time? What time you say? poppa time it is when Ella (she who must be obeyed) and I roll to her father’s place, we sit we talk in Russian and he remembers. Sometimes we cry when he remembers momma his late wife, and he asks if Ella is looking after me properly so I tease and say no she is terrible and we laugh, it is the bright light in my week.
To get to poppas we have to roll ½ a block to parsons boulevard then turn left roll down 6 blocks( that’s 6 side streets to cross ) and turn right 7 blocks (7 more side streets ) to Kissena boulevard and then 1 more block and were there .
That’s 15 street crossings, if the local council remembered and didn’t slack off there should be 15 down ramps and 15 up ramps there never is. The only thing worse than no ramp or a broken ramp is when thoughtless individuals park on the cross walk and slack uncaring ticket writers do nothing and I am left on a 12 inch high curb unable to cross unless I roll over the top of the car.
Well not only did this happen it happened when a member of a Zen Buddhist temple (in name only the place is a sham) pulled up in a government car, placed his “BROOKLYN BRIDGE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS “sign in the window and paced his huge amber flashing light on the dash and parked blocking the cross walk and 8/10ths of the down ramp (see below)
When I spoke to one of the senior members of the temple I got “who are you a cop?” I looked and he was parking in front of a fire hydrant chatting to a friend parking in a bus stop and they were locking up and going inside to worship, FYI the bus stop is the only one where wheelchairs can load on in the vicinity if the bus can’t pull up to the curb the wheelie can’t get on but I digress.
We went to poppas andwere there an hour then we did some and had lunch and rolled back and they were all still illegally parked but the service was over they all were chatting and didn’t move even when asked? ONLY IN AMERICA.
Is it the Americans with disabilities act or the lets act to disable Americans act? Advocacy only works if someone down the chain actually stops and cares.
Parking in the disabled park is thoughtless because blocking the ramp blocks my right to continue on with my day, and parking in the bus stop means someone in a wheelchair loses a job because their boss is sick of them being late when they leave home with plenty of time but you think your right to a park outweighs their right to employment.
When I was born I was diagnosed as having febrile convulsions until two then epilepsy, it was always epilepsy but there is a problem doctors have calling it a seizure disorder until children are at least two. My first medication was Phenobarbital liquid through a teat pipette. Then at 4 I started having the same meds in tablet form, then at 6 they changed it to primodone also called mycellin.
During these early years it seemed as if the doctors were using me and every other epileptic child as crash test dummies for any hew medicine on the market, there were dozens of others but these were the main ones. I spent months in and out of hospitals I became such a regular in one hospital they stopped taking my drawings down and I had the same bed every time.
As I got older they changed the primodone to epilim then epilim to tegretol then back to the epilim, then at 17 they thought I was cured so I was weaned off my meds. At 28 I had a serious car crash with closed head injuries and the “let’s use the eppo as a lab rat” program stared all over again. When they use you as a lab rat you spend a lot of time in a fog, everything sounds like it is coming from the next room and voices sound like their coming through a wall so you get treated like you’re retarded.
Doctors tell you “this is the anti convulsant for you” when you’re young you don’t get a choice but as I got older I learned to ask questions, ” what success rate have you had with it? ” how long has it been on the market” “what are the side effects” does it have contra indications I should know about?”.
The upside of being proactive is you have a healthier life, the down side is neuro’s who work their practice like a pill mill letting drug companies pay for their holidays and their electronic office equipment brand you a trouble maker and not only drop you as a patient but they black ball you with others.
Then you have medico’s who discover you need supplements and tell you a certain brand is the only one they recommend, and you no sooner go on it and get your body used to it then the company discontinues it ?.
I ‘m a chef, if I am famous for specializing in a certain ethic food and I make my living and stake my reputation on it, I source out ingredients that not only do the job but I am also guaranteed an ongoing reliable supply. There is nothing worse than being famous for say black truffles, only to suddenly not have a supply because you didn’t do your homework.
Every time you add a foreign body into your body there are side effects, even if it is a necessary life saving drug t is in some way bad for you. Every drug or supplement even if serving a purpose for your health and safety has a different effect even from others designed to do the same thing or control the same illness. Many controlling medicines work basically the same as drug addiction, they build up levels in your body until they replace the job of a natural organ or gland or bodily function and take over that function because that part of the body has ceased working properly thus causing the ailment.
Every time you stop one or replace it with another you temporarily put the body in freefall, because the drug has been doing the job of your body for so long the natural function either doesn’t kick back In at all or takes a longer time therefore making your symptoms zoom out of control for however long the new drug takes to kick in.
Last week my pharmacy lost a prescription of my anti convulsant and they argued all Thursday and Friday, I ran out Thursday. They decided I had to wait until after the weekend. Well Monday was Columbus day so it was Tuesday before I went back on my meds after 5 and a half days unmedicated. By the time the screw up was sorted out I had been spasming enduring limb and facial tics for 48 hours, and until the tegretol once again establishes controlling levels I will be house bound unable to use my wheelchair shaking and seizing. Over the weekend I had full blown seizures at a rate higher than normal because of the screw up.
Hey doc, and you behind the pharmacy counter, we trust you to keep us living and above ground and to prescribe and keep a controlling supply of the right drug and supplement not the one right now, not the one that gets you and the family a free trip to Maui the one right for me. Every time you say “no worries we’ll fix it Monday” my life stops until you do.
Fix it when it breaks folks not when it’s convenient to you.