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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

People Funding their own Powerchairs. Heres one...

 So a MILLION sign a petition to save Clarkesons's job when he full on smacks someone in the face and issues unacceptable insult. 

And this HONEST person Evander (one of middle names used) [ Richard] struggles for months to get past half way on an essential enabler for them? This strikes my Social Justice Nerve, I've spared what I could to help and am now asking others to do the same. READ the story written by themselves. Very Modest. Yet LOOK at the involvement and the drive they have . I ask you to read. And to help If you can. Theres no min or max amount. And everything will help. 

Without the chair they wont complete their studies, or be able to keep up their contribution. Thats not all of it. They WONT have independence. Please read. And help if you can.

  DONATE HERE PLEASE IF YOU CAN > http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-a-lupus-warrior-fund-motorized-wheelchair/250477

The story behind the Fundraiser for @Soul_into_Hades


"I'm 24 years old, and I'm disabled by various conditions, particularly SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and hypermobility. These conditions damage tissues and organs throughout the whole body, meaning I have many secondary diagnoses due to them, including scoliosis, hip impingement, joint subluxations and dislocations, peripheral neuropathy, irritable bowel syndrome, tachycardia and other cardiac issues, and others.

I currently use a manual wheelchair for most of my getting about, but due to my conditions it's extremely difficult and some days impossible for me to get around on my own. I thought the chair would restore my independence, but as it is, I need someone with me to really get the use out of it.

I'm going back to university next year to pursue my Masters in biomedical science, and for this I will need a motorized wheelchair, otherwise I will not be able to get around on my own. My twin, who is my main carer, is also pursuing higher education at the same time and won't be there every day to push my chair.

I'm also starting a new volunteering position doing admin work in a hospital 20 miles away, and with a manual chair, I struggle to get into the department and beyond that can't take a trip into the town alone.

I suffer from depression and self-harm, and being able to get out of the house more and pursue the things I love without having to rely on a carer would change my life. Currently I'm stuck at home most days of the week, sometimes not even getting out to volunteer on days I can't manage. A motorized wheelchair would give me the freedom and independence to get out on my own terms.

Please consider donating if you can, and if you can't, please share this with as many people as you can. I'm aware many people don't have a lot of money right now, so just getting the word around would be most appreciated. Thank you for reading, and if you want more information about my health and my everyday experiences, please visit my blog at lifeofalupie.wordpress.com

Thanks! "

DONATE HERE PLEASE IF YOU CAN > http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-a-lupus-warrior-fund-motorized-wheelchair/250477

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sue Jones (blogger) isnt getting any better...

Sue Jones who many know from her well researched and educated base writes commentary with truth and passion, shes increasingly writing when she can, and often cant stand the pain in fingers. Its a deteriorating condition. I dont know exact on it.
But please. Understand theres many well educated passionate people who still maintain their belief in people before profit even though unwell. And many times the mainstream just goes "theyll be gone soon" (i feel thats what they think, very often)

Heres latest from Sue.


If those who advocate a no vote or a spoiled ballot paper heard the archive interviews with women from the imprisoned suffrage campaign hunger strikers describing how they were pinned down and force-fed, with nasal tubes brutally forced all the way down into their stomachs, perhaps they would feel shame enough to change their mind. Or perhaps they ought to read about the Peterloo Massacre. They suffered so that we may have the right to vote. Use it.
King Henry VI of England established in 1432 that only male owners of property worth at least forty shillings, a significant sum, were entitled to vote in a county. Changes were made to the details of the system, but there was no major reform until the Reform Act 1832. It was not until 1918 that all men over 21, and wealthy women won the right to vote, and it was not until 1928 that all women over 21 won the right to vote. Suffrage in the United Kingdom was slowly changed over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries through the use of the Reform Acts and the Representation of the People Acts, culminating in universal suffrage, excluding children and convicted prisoners.
It wasn't until the Representation of the People Act 1928 that women's voting rights were made equal with men, with voting possible at 21 with no property restrictions. Universal suffrage is the result of the growth of the Labour movement coupled with the growth of unionism. Between 1888 and 1918 trade unions grew at a faster rate than at any other time in their history. Membership figure stood at roughly 750,000 at the beginning of the period, rising to six and a half million in 1918. Inspired by the successes of the women match workers' strike at the Bryant and May factory in 1888 and subsequently by the Gasworkers' and Dockers' strikes of 1889, trade unionism among unskilled, semi-skilled, white collar and professional workers spread rapidly. Led by socialists like John Burns and Tom Mann (with Eleanor Marx as secretary to the strike committee), the dockers' struggle captured the public imagination.
Women’s suffrage was a secondary issue, initially within the Labour Party, partly because the priority was universal suffrage, and suffragettes were campaigning for the ‘equal franchise’ (the vote on the same basis as men) rather than the ‘universal franchise’ . It has to be said that many working class men who were not socialists took a dim view of women organising. Prominent Labour Party members who supported votes for women were George Lansbury, Philip Snowden and Keir Hardie. By 1912, women's suffrage had become official Labour pParty policy, so long as the vote was extended to all men at the same time.
The right to vote was fought for and hard-won. Use it to vote for the party that has always championed citizen's rights, social justice and inclusion. Labour.
This is the most important GE of our lifetime, people are suffering and dying because of tory policies. Nothing matters more than getting the tories out. Now is not the time to be idealising about marxist orthodox purism. That's not "socialism" : it's simply self indulgence.
The only certain way to save our post-war democratic settlement (NHS, welfare state ect.) and people's lives is a Labour vote.

Too many Sites want Latest Flash Player... etc

Okay where do i start with this.

Do you see this far too much? >
(or similar)



Flash. A player that has universal appeal. Unless you dig deeper.

Flash doesnt work on many mobile devices.

On PUTERS: Many people are still running legacy operating systems on older kit because the KIT they have is capable of operating.

Too much obsolescence and preferential access exists.

Now.

Theres ways to view content without flash. But if you dont make that available, by frontispiece of looking at the kit / browser and saying flash you have or dont have isnt good enough - you are selecting a priviledged audience.

Flash isnt the only way to show stuff.


I know that theres an aggressive progression in kit sales/ os/ access/ etc.

Weve arrived at a time where I personally think the old model of only the new stuff is valid should be killed.

For the last few years IVE had to run older kit , as There Are Tough Choices... (its even a certain political party rhetoric, although for other reasons)

Society is enhanced, and people are enabled by access to web and sites.

So why when people struggling with NOT THE LATEST kit - THEY HAVE KIT- cant experience what others with MORE money can, then I personally think thats arrogant for an industry thats fastly becoming an essential in even the poorest peoples lives.

To ignore legacy kit older systems, and even not provide mobile android access which is growing rapidly as an access route, is wrong.

Now who will take this vision up? Im often proven right ahead of stuff when i write and a year or so, or months, whenever, it comes out later as SOMEONE ELSES idea and i'm ignored.

This is a real situation. People need to listen.

If only because it affects this writer, and a lot of people i speak to. 





Sunday, 1 March 2015

Maximus work On this Scheme, in Australia.




Worth watching. Maximus has about 10% of its work in Australia.

Now. Maximus are starting the WCA delivery in UK March 2015