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Cafe / Re: Shingles Jab
« Last post by Monic1511 on October 09, 2018, 10:00:12 PM »
I know what you mean - if you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines its scary, to be honest most of the time I don't read it unless I start to feel unwell,
Non-disability News and Current Affairs / Re: Kavanaugh - Right Wing America
« Last post by Offworld on October 09, 2018, 08:28:09 PM »
Yet where are the hysterical political correcters and "mee too"  types (as sponsored by the likes of Soros NGOs) who condemn Kavanaugh -- about whom their basic conclusions could well be right, but about whom they in an "I think, therefore it must be" way offer no solid evidence beyond their own highly intolerant prejudices, semantics and  fantasies --  when it comes to concern for almost entire populations of for instance Syria (including females) subjected to vicious attack, murder and enslavement by US/UK associated jihadists, and Yemen (including females) being starved or blitzed to bits by the western political establishment's armed and munitioned Saudi / UAR chums?
Not to mention the UK/FR/US and jihadist destruction of LIbya.....
A somewhat hypocritically selective sense of (allegedly) "moral" indignation, is it not?
Cafe / Shingles Jab
« Last post by lankou on October 09, 2018, 05:57:58 PM »
I had a Shingles Jab on Monday and I am sorry I read the leaflet that comes with the jab after I had had the jab.

If I were of a nervous disposition I would have both the ambulance service and the undertaker on standby.
Disability Talk / Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Last post by JLR2 on October 07, 2018, 05:34:37 PM »
I would love to see one, just one, journalist with the merest hint of a backbone to ask McVey (or any other government minister from the DWP)  if the government is determined to emulate the US's disability denial system?  If the government's response was to simply say, 'Of course not'  my next question would be to ask, 'Then why is it the government's whole disability assessment program virtually mirrors the US's system?
Disability Talk / Re: First I've heard of this- Are PIP assessments going to be videoed ?
« Last post by JLR2 on October 07, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »
''Why have those who rule -- who didn't even want sound recording before  -- now become so amenable to the idea of filming?
Ulterior motives?''

In a nutshell, yes they do have ulterior motives and none of which lie in the interests of disabled benefit claimants.
Disability Talk / Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Last post by Fiz on October 07, 2018, 04:15:07 PM »
While I'm sorry he's going through this, the higher profile being noticed and reported by media will hopefully help the ignorant realise the stupidity of the assessments and results that are inconsistent with conditions that just don't make sense medically. Shame it seems it's only the Guardian writing about it as their readers are more aware of the than most other news sources. 

I still have my severely depressed friend waiting for a tribunal date for her son's PIP appeal having supported her brain damaged husband for the 15 months it took to get to Tribunal with his appeal and won that from nothing for either to enhanced for both. It's like she's had no respite from one long arduous PIP battle before stepping into the next and she's not coping with it. She's needing someone with her to keep her safe and this situation should never happen.

In the article he implies he's fortunate in that he can afford the loss of PIP while he appeals but he's also fortunate that his mental health is good enough to cope with the appeal process.
Cafe / Re: General chat about anything you want :-)
« Last post by Fiz on October 07, 2018, 03:38:53 PM »
That sounds lovely Frances, great gifts!

I've been away for a couple of days so a belated happy birthday to you.   >cake<
I can see the DWP, under McVey, using their idea of video recording as another tool to make face to face assessments as intimidating as possible for claimants.

Fwiw, I have just applied for MR re a PIP assessment. The so-called Assessor seemed utterly obsessed in her "report" that I was clean, tidily dressed, well-spoken and behaved, and showing no outward signs of terror (by then, simply too far gone for that).
Which would in turn appear to have -- for me, adversely -- influenced the Decision Maker who read that report
Assessor's lengthy output containing misrepresentations, omissions and semi-truths may have been a cut-and-paste compendium of stock phrases anyway...
Arguable that sound recording might have helped, though only if a DM had listened to it.
Video wouldn't.
All it would be likely to contain is increasingly angry yes / no answers, at best ...
Would having opted out of image (though not sound) be held against a claimant?
Why have those who rule -- who didn't even want sound recording before  -- now become so amenable to the idea of filming?
Ulterior motives?

I susepect they have become scared because to the number of deaths related to wrong assessments and other DWP activities
(They have been trying to keep their own investigations into it secret but have failed.)
Thanks to the mass-media's collusion or lack of interest, most of the public don't even know.
Disability Talk / Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Last post by oldtone27 on October 06, 2018, 09:28:45 AM »
There was an interview with him on the Radio4 Today programme. You may be able to find that on i-player.
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