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Disability Talk / Re: It do's not affect disabled people
« Last post by Monic1511 on June 13, 2018, 07:57:52 PM »
The only comment that came to mind when reading this is
Normal is over rated, and as I said to my boss one day "if you're the definition of normal I'm glad I'm not normal"  he just laughed at me

 >dove<
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Disability Talk / Re: It do's not affect disabled people
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on June 13, 2018, 06:35:43 PM »
Social stereotypes around sex, love, attraction, romance etc. are a problem all round.  If you're noticeably disabled,  'normal' people may think you wouldn't want sex, you wouldn't be capable of sex, or you shouldn't have sex in case whatever's wrong with you can be passed on to any babies you have.  So why would you need to know about 'down there'?   >doh<

The flip side of it is that it's assumed that normal people will want sex, so society can't accept that some people don't.  Those that don't (aces/asexuals) are still in the psychiatric text books as disordered.

Heaven forfend that anyone might not fit into a nice, tidy little box in this respect.
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 13, 2018, 05:43:07 PM »
Hello Sir Cumfrence

You may have kept your head down + stayed in the shadows but your apprentice SashaQ has surpassed his teacher regards culinary dish's so as you have serrpitsoly got back on the HAPPYNESS after I uncermoanslly dropped you off in Australia last year for mutiny along with that miscreant Stalwart. I now want you to take a long walk of a short plank while captain Bulekingfisher + me hearties have a good laugh
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Disability Talk / It do's not affect disabled people
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 13, 2018, 05:24:31 PM »
Hello all ouch readers
                                   
 This afternoon I got a post in my in-box titled ARE YOUR PEIORDS NORMAL ???? + it was fascinating as it told me thing's I would of learnt at school 50 years ago but this road accident put paid to my sex education + disabled people are not supposed to interested in this subject as they have no hope of practicing this activity according to patronising able bodied chauvinist people who are totally ignorant when it comes to understanding/accepting human emotion's as it interferer's with corporate greed + capitalism
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 13, 2018, 03:09:17 PM »
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

In regard's to having 4000 plus post's I just planted a very fertile seed + people have fed + pruned this shrub/tree/flowering plant called great HOPE
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Welfare Rights / Charities/funds, discount schemes etc. - a reminder
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on June 13, 2018, 12:09:00 PM »
In the UK there are about 170,000 charities.  As will be obvious from that statistic, the majority aren't big-name charities.  If you're struggling, at least consider approaching some.  For all that we should get what we need as a matter of entitlement, if we can't, it's a question of getting what we can where we can.

Also take on board that a charity is a type of trust fund, i.e. A ('donor') gives money to B ('trustee') for the benefit of C ('beneficiary').  What distinguishes a charity from other trusts is simply that if its aims (what the trustee is obliged by the terms of the trust) are on a particular list laid down in law, it can call itself a charity and get certain tax concessions.  There are trusts that aren't charitable but still help people.

With the death of my parents, I'm going to inherit enough not to have to worry, but if that weren't so, I wouldn't feel shame at asking for help (although I'd feel angry at the government for prioritising rich people and corporations).

You can search on various websites.  You can also ask around locally.  Often a charity has a particular focus that may seem narrower or different in nature from the well-known charities, but also the well-known ones may do things you're not aware of.  There are also organisations, mostly commercial, that offer discounts which  may reduce things like your shopping bills. For example, consider charities and schemes relating to:-

- Your conditions/disabilities
- Types of equipment you need
- Where you live (even as small an area as a particular village)
- Your career/trade or that of relatives (not just your main career)
- Former employers (check out the trust funds & charities attached to them)
- Groups & organisations you may have previously belonged to
- Your age group
- Your family role/status (e.g. parent)
- Your religious/spiritual affiliations

Finally and crudely, there are charities that some organisations, including commercial companies, have that are primarily a win-win tax concession and PR thing and that are therefore vaguely worded, which means that if you don't mind being used for PR, e.g. appearing in news stories alongside a beaming senior manager as he hands over a cheque or a wheelchair or whatever, there may be funding or goods or discounts to be had.
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Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on June 13, 2018, 11:48:41 AM »
That's horrible.

It's all those little things that quickly add up when you lose a benefit or go down a rate of benefit, and they quickly add up.
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Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by auntieCtheM on June 12, 2018, 10:20:49 PM »
Another thing that occurs to me.  I have not been paying car tax; I was exempt.  Now that I have lost DLA and did not get PIP I presumably should let the DVLA know as I will have to pay full tax now.  Or do DWP tell DVLA themselves.  Something else to have to get round to doing.
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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by auntieCtheM on June 12, 2018, 10:15:09 PM »
deviation
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on June 12, 2018, 09:18:25 PM »
The curiosity-inspiring 'Impossible Pie' looked like a link, so I clicked on it - and got 'This page cannot be displayed'  >crying<

Now I know why the ruddy pie is impossible  >doh<

*retreats to cabin with a large flagon of coconut milk for consolation*
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