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  • Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man"

    02/10/2019 9:19:10 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 30 replies ^ | February 2019‎ | Distributed Wikipedia Mirror
    JJoseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly named John Merrick, was an English man with very severe deformities who was first exhibited at a freak show as the "Elephant Man", and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Frederick Treves, so becoming well known in London society.... [Some persons remarked on Merrick's strong Christian faith (Treves is also said to have been a Christian), and his strong character and courage in the face of afflictions earned him admiration.] Between 1979 and 1982, Merrick's life story became the basis of several works...
  • Ohio school resource officer removed after giving principal parking ticket

    01/11/2019 7:16:19 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 57 replies Ohio ^ | 1/10/19 | Alan Rodges
    A school resource officer in Warren, Ohio, was removed from school premises after issuing a parking ticket for the school principal after she repeatedly parked in a handicap zone, according to multiple media reports. WARREN, Ohio - According to Michael Currington, a representative for the city of Warren's police union, Google Earth shows clearly the reason for what started with a warning and ended with controversy."The resource officer had given a number of verbal warnings over a period of time to the principal of the facility to not park in a handicap designated area," said city law director Greg Hicks.But...
  • Woman Wanted by Charleston Police for Stealing Money from Adults with Special Needs

    05/21/2018 7:12:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | May 21, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The Charleston Police Department is searching for Tammy Rena Jordan, 52, on warrants for stealing money from adults with special needs. Police say on May 18th, 2018, Jordan asked the victim for money to buy a soda at the Charleston Town Center Mall. The victim is severely handicapped and confined to a wheelchair. Police say the victim cannot access his wallet without assistance so he allowed Jordan to retrieve the money herself. Jordan then took a substantial amount of money from the victim’s wallet and fled toward the Transit Mall. ***PICTURE ON LINK****
  • Woman in wheelchair drowns in Sacramento River (ADA Advocate)

    07/06/2016 12:40:58 PM PDT · by rey · 60 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 6 Jul 2016
    SACRAMENTO — A disability rights advocate drowned in a bizarre accident when she fell into the Sacramento River in her wheelchair after watching Fourth of July fireworks. Laurie Hoirup's husband, Jacob Hoirup, tells the Sacramento Bee ( the accident happened after she and several other people were getting off a pontoon at the Sacramento Marina Monday night after watching fireworks on the boat. He says the 60-year-old woman was on a ramp between the boat and dock when the boat shifted and caused the ramp to fall into the water, bringing her, her husband and some others down with it....
  • Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture

    11/16/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-15-14 | Jimmy Stamp
    n a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed “silver” architecture. The idea came to her after taking her father to a top-notch, “green” medical center that was surprisingly unaccommodating for older patients. Sure, sustainability is important, but a building needs to do more than perform efficiently and attract millennials. Aronson notes: Such approaches once may have made sense from a business perspective, but current demographic realities are creating financial and practical reasons to build...
  • This should be the new symbol for anyone who continues (shockingly) to support President Obama...

    12/26/2013 1:30:05 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    What would we call them?Handicapped? Disabled? Both words apply perfectly here.How about Liberty Challenged?Whatever it is, this would be their symbol...
  • The Right to Self Defense Also Extends to the Elderly and the Handicapped

    10/14/2012 8:08:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 12 October, 2012 | NA
    Yesterday I posted the picture of this devise over at Gunway… it is designed to help individuals who have hand problems to more easily manipulate the slide of a semi auto pistol. The comments section created a bit of a backlash that didnt sit very well with me personally. I will say upfront that perhaps I took things out of context or perhaps the people commenting simply didnt get their point across effectively enough… that can certainly happen on the interwebs. However, what was said really touched a nerve with me… mainly because the comments completely wrote off anyone who...
  • Agency forces amputee to prove leg still gone

    09/10/2011 4:54:45 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies ^ | 09/10/2011 | Rebecca Martin
    Even though ten years have passed since Fredrik Jansson from Skellefteĺ in northern Sweden had his leg amputated, he must still prove his leg hasn't grown back in order to keep his disabled parking permit. “It is ridiculous to say the least. It defies all common sense,” Jansson told The Local. Eleven years ago, Jansson was forced to have his leg amputated after a long battle with cancer. Despite the fact that it is unlikely his condition will get better, he regularly has to prove to local authorities that he has enough trouble walking to need a disabled parking permit....
  • Hybrids trump handicapped at liquor store

    08/06/2011 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 45 replies
    Union Leader ^ | August 6, 2011 | Kimberly Houghton
    NASHUA — Three reserved parking spaces for hybrid and low-emission cars at the new $3.3 million state liquor store are located closer to the store’s main entrance than the handicapped parking spots, causing at least one lawmaker to call the design a slap in the face to the disabled.
  • Affirmative Action Election Handicap for Obama

    06/23/2011 7:20:14 PM PDT · by kimoajax · 11 replies
    Personal | June 23rd 2011 | kimoajax
    Given Obama is our first Black President, which says so much about the fairness of the American people, I would like to start a petition drive that would spot President Obama a number of points in the upcoming 2012 election. In other words, as with many other positions and conditions in our society, President Obama deserves a handicap to make things "fair." My only question is: "How much of a handicap does everyone think is fair? 5 points, 2 much?
  • Armless pianist who plays with feet wins Chinese TV talent contest

    10/12/2010 5:03:15 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 4 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 10/12/2010 | Margaret Neighbour
    A MUSICIAN who lost both arms in a childhood accident and plays the piano with his toes has won China's Got Talent, performing his version of James Blunt's wistful love song You're Beautiful to a packed audience at the Shanghai Stadium. All three judges on the show on Sunday praised Liu Wei, 23, for his determination, urging him to keep pursuing his dreams, and the Beijing native said he would try, quipping: "At least I have a pair of perfect legs." For winning the Chinese version of the show, he will be invited to play as a guest performer with...
  • Undocumented Imam's Refusal to Perform Interracial Gay Handicapped Wedding

    08/06/2010 3:37:29 PM PDT · by radioone · 26 replies
    Iowahawk ^ | 8-6-10 | iowahawk
    NEW YORK - Charges of racism, sexism, and religious discrimination filled the air this afternoon outside the just-completed Cordoba House, the gleaming new $100 million 15 story mosque and Islamic cultural center near the ruins of New York's World Trade Center, following a tense 5-hour standoff prompted by the mosque's refusal to host a wedding between a lesbian African-American woman and her blind white transgendered partner.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Big fines ahead for disabled parking abuse

    01/04/2010 12:27:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 745+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/4/10 | Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Scamming free parking at a meter or scoring a prime blue-zone space by displaying a fake, stolen or borrowed disabled parking tag could soon cost a lot more.A state law that took effect Friday allows cities to charge anywhere from $250 to $1,000 for violating disabled parking laws. And San Francisco, where finding a parking space can induce extreme behavior, is wasting no time. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency will consider raising its fines for fraudulent use of disabled plates, placards and tags to $825, from $100. Fines for lesser offenses, such as parking in a disabled space without...
  • Injured Soldier Gets New Home

    12/19/2009 6:56:29 PM PST · by Westlander · 3 replies · 413+ views Staff - A Macomb Township soldier injured in Iraq got a new, custom built home for Christmas. A group called Homes for our Troops helped build the home for 23-year old US Army Specialist Alex Knapp.
  • Wondering No More [McCain can't use a computer because of his POW beatings]

    09/12/2008 4:08:56 PM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 314 replies · 1,614+ views
    The Corner [NRO] ^ | 9/12/08 | Jonah Goldberg
    Wondering No More [Jonah Goldberg] Yep. The day after 9/11, as part of its "get tough" makeover, the Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer, without caring why he doesn't use a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad: "Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail." Well, I guess it depends on what you...
  • Handicap Center Opens in Numaniyah

    08/12/2008 4:42:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 108+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Daniel T. West, USA
    A girl looks out from the Numaniyah, Iraq, Handicap Association's new facility, soon after it opened, Aug. 8. Photo by Sgt. Daniel West. FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA — The Numaniyah Handicapped Association celebrated the opening of a new facility, Aug. 8. The facility, which was built with coalition funds, will be used by the association for administrative purposes, and will also have rooms dedicated to therapy.Soldiers of El Salvador’s Battalion Cuscatlán supervised construction of the 200 square meter building, which cost about $200,000.“It’s good that it will be open to help people with special needs,” said Ahmed, a local citizen...
  • The heavy hand of the do-gooder

    07/11/2008 3:06:01 PM PDT · by steve8714 · 29 replies · 1,499+ views
    myself | 7/11/2008 | steve8714
    I own a startup staffing service here in the St. Louis metro area. Wednesday a kid came in to apply for assignment with us, and he brings a woman with him. It turns out she is his "work coach". What this means is that every time he goes looking for a job, she's with him, injecting herself into the proceedings, talking about him like he isn't there, using terms like "high-functioning" as if the guy were retarded. The poor bastard would do much better on his own. Has anybody else encountered anything like this?
  • Amputee sprinter ruled ineligible for Olympics

    01/14/2008 2:13:03 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 46 replies · 86+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/08
    Amputee sprinter ruled ineligible for Olympics Associated Press Updated: January 14, 2008, 4:37 PM EST MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) - All his life, Oscar Pistorius has had to battle adversity. Competing in the Beijing Olympics is a challenge the double-amputee runner may not be able to overcome. The IAAF ruled Monday that the South African is ineligible to compete in Beijing — or any other sanctioned able-bodied competitions — because his "Cheetah" racing blades are considered "technical aids" which give him a clear competitive advantage. Pistorius finished second in the 400 meters at the South African National Championships last year...
  • Web site fights parking violators {Fake Handicap}

    09/08/2007 4:03:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 3,709+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/8/7 | Katherine Tam
    For years, Lafayette resident Maureen Birdsall would take her brother, who has cerebral palsy, to appointments and then drive in circles hunting for an empty handicapped parking space. It irked her to see able-bodied people pulling into those spots or using a handicapped placard that she suspected was not theirs. Birdsall now is doing battle with handicapped parking violators. She launched the free Web site to give people a place to report the license plates, handicapped placard numbers and locations of cars suspected of abusing the law. "Something has to be done," Birdsall said. "It's gone unchecked for so...
  • Hearing today on whether to suspend cabbies who refuse fares (MPLS airport)

    02/27/2007 4:45:34 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 690+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 2-27-07 | ap
    The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) holds a public hearing today on whether to penalize cabbies who refuse to transport fares on religious grounds. Some Muslim cabbies at the Twin Cities Airport are refusing to carry travelers who have alcohol with them or who have service dogs.