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  • Mom loses $800K disability case after photos emerge of her winning tree-throwing competition

    02/27/2024 3:25:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2024 | Emma Colton
    A woman in Ireland lost a more than $800,000 in an injury lawsuit stemming from a car crash after photos showed her launching a Christmas tree during a post-holiday competition – and winning the event. Kamila Grabska, 36, sued an insurance agency in the country, RSA Insurance, after a 2017 car crash she claimed caused her debilitating neck and back pain that prevented her from holding down a job for five years, the Irish Independent reported. Grabska is a mom of two from the town of Ennis in County Clare, Irish media reports. The car accident was the result of...
  • Text of XXV Amendment

    02/08/2024 5:08:53 PM PST · by sopo · 25 replies
    U. S. Archives ^ | July 6.1965 | U.S. Congress
    AMENDMENT XXV Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967. Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment. Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate...
  • Did you know that you can receive disability payments for Long Covid?

    01/13/2024 11:36:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:45 PM · Jan 13, 2024 ·
    She is getting $3500 forever for getting vaxxed induced long covid. . BTW she looks heathy to me.
  • 2024 Veterans disability compensation rates

    12/28/2023 8:26:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Veterans Administration ^ | December 28, 2023 | Staff
    Review 2024 Veterans disability compensation rates. Use our compensation benefits rate tables to find your monthly payment amount. We base your monthly payment amount on your disability rating and details about your dependent family members. How to use the tables to find your monthly payment Find your basic rate Go to the compensation rates for your disability rating. On the Basic monthly rates table, find the amount for your disability rating and dependent status. This is your basic monthly rate. Example (Veteran with no children): If you’re a Veteran with a 30% disability rating, and you have a dependent spouse...
  • Texas Judge Rules Baby Can be Killed in Abortion Just Because the Baby is Disabled

    12/07/2023 8:20:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | December 7, 2023 | Steven Ertelt
    A Texas judge has ruled a baby can be killed in an abortion just because the baby is disabled. Katie Cox is suing Texas , saying she is seeking an emergency exception in the state’s law protecting babies from abortions for a pregnancy that is destined to end in the death of the baby. The lawsuit claims the baby has Trisomy 18, which is not proven because prenatal tests often fail. “It is not a matter of if I will have to say goodbye, but when,” she said in the lawsuit. “I do not want to continue the pain and...
  • Math disabilities hold many students back. Schools often don't screen for them

    10/17/2023 6:48:00 AM PDT · by devane617 · 116 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10/17/2023
    Laura Jackson became seriously concerned about her daughter and math when the girl was in third grade. While many of her classmates flew through multiplication tests, Jackson's daughter relied on her fingers to count, had difficulty reading clocks and burst into tears when asked at home to practice math flashcards. At school, the 9-year-old had been receiving help from a math specialist for two years, with little improvement. "We hit a point where she was asking me, 'Mom, am I stupid?'" Jackson recalled. One day, when having lunch with a friend, Jackson heard about a disorder known as dyscalculia. She...
  • Five thousand pilots lied on medical records to hide conditions that would prevent them sitting in the cockpit

    08/27/2023 12:17:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/27/2023 | Harriet Alexander
    Almost 5,000 pilots have been investigated for failing to disclose receiving disability benefits, which could bar them from the cockpit. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to The Washington Post on Sunday that 4,800 pilots had been investigated. Of those, 600 are licensed to fly passenger planes. The rest fly cargo or corporate clients. Half the cases have been closed, said FAA spokesman Matthew Lehner. Experts said the inquiry has exposed long-standing vulnerabilities in the FAA's medical system for screening pilots, and that the sheer number of unreported health problems presents a risk to aviation safety. Pilots must pass regular...
  • Disability Claims Are Increasing at a Record Pace Under Biden. Why?

    07/24/2023 10:30:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    fee.org ^ | 07/24/2023 | Jon Miltimore
    Despite the many economic challenges people are facing today, including stubbornly high inflation and 401ks that are still reeling from the worst stock market drop since 2008 , many contend that we’re witnessing the triumph of “Bidenomics.” The White House has been touting statistics showing 13.2 million jobs have been created during the Biden administration and that the unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in June. Not bad, right? At least some seem to think so. “America under President Biden has better employment numbers … than the America of 1984 when President Reagan ran morning in America ads touting the economy,”...
  • FAA Press Office responds: There will be no investigations into pilot death/disability caused by the COVID vaccines

    01/30/2023 6:45:45 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Steve Kirsch ^ | Jan 27, 2023 | Steve Kirsch
    The top management of the FAA needs to be gutted. This is unacceptable that they look the other way when pilots and flight attendants are killed or injured by the COVID vaccines. ... Executive summary The FAA is not investigating any pilot injury, disability, or deaths if it is associated with the COVID vaccines. They know about the incidents, but there is no investigation. When contacted, they have no comment as to why there are not investigating these incidents. The official story is “we haven’t seen a problem” but they haven’t seen a problem because they refuse to look. The...
  • How Can We Identify Kids At Risk? Drug abuse and mental illness in the household are better predictors of child abuse than poverty.

    01/03/2023 7:10:02 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 2, 2023 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    How do we determine which kids are most at risk of severe abuse or neglect, and what can we do to protect them? Answering these questions should be the primary concern of child protective services. In recent years, more advocates have become interested—reasonably enough—in the question of how to stop abuse and neglect before they happen. In academia and government, it’s about getting “upstream” of the problem. Several years ago, in Texas, researchers started identifying communities by zip code with high rates of child maltreatment. They included in this measure kids exposed to maltreatment—often siblings who had been in families...
  • English Woman loses appeal to stop killing of babies with Down syndrome, cleft-lip or club foot

    11/26/2022 10:55:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/26/2022 | Anugrah Kumar
    A woman with Down syndrome has lost her appeal to stop killing babies diagnosed with this condition, cleft lip or club foot in-utero under the disability clause in abortion laws, which she said were discriminatory and stigmatized people with disabilities. After three senior judges at the Court of Appeal decided the Abortion Act is not discriminatory to people with Down syndrome, the 27-year-old petitioner, Heidi Crowter, said she was “angry that the judges say my feelings do not matter,” the BBC reported Friday. In England, Wales and Scotland, abortion is legal up to birth if the baby has been diagnosed...
  • Workers’ Compensation: A Pathway to Immediate Relief for COVID Vaccine Injury Victims?

    11/16/2022 3:20:09 PM PST · by Qiviut · 7 replies
    the Defender Children's Health Defense News & Views ^ | 11/16/22 | Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.
    In interviews with The Defender, three lawyers discussed workers’ compensation strategies that may help private-sector employees who sustained COVID-19 vaccine injuries obtain financial relief.Could employees injured by a COVID-19 vaccine that was mandated by their employer get relief under the U.S. workers’ compensation program?Some lawyers think so — including three who spoke with The Defender about specific workers’ compensation strategies that may help private-sector employees who sustained COVID-19 vaccine injuries obtain financial relief.The attorneys also suggested that the more people file claims for their COVID-19 vaccine injuries, the more employers — and their insurers — may feel pressure to reconsider...
  • What leads people to choose abortion due to disability?

    11/09/2022 9:10:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | November 7, 2022 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    A recent op-ed in Newsweek explored a mother’s emotional roller coaster after a friend told her that had she been in her position, she would have aborted her child. Liz Brown discussed the aftermath of hearing that some people think it’s better for her son — who is severely autistic and nonverbal — to have been killed rather than born. Brown was having coffee with a friend when they began to discuss IVF and pregnancy. “[S]he said she couldn’t bear the thought of raising a disabled child and that she would have an abortion if she found out her fetus...
  • 42% of Gen Z diagnosed with a mental health condition, survey reveals

    11/08/2022 7:18:23 AM PST · by rod5591 · 30 replies
    StudyFinds Research ^ | 11/07/2022 | Benjamin Fearnow
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Forty-two percent of America’s young-but-cynical Generation Z are dealing with a mental health condition, a new survey finds. A range of these issues were largely identified during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis by Harmony Healthcare IT suggests tens of millions of Gen Z young adults started dealing with a mental health problem in the months immediately following the start of the global pandemic in March 2020. The Indiana-based data management company’s survey highlights a staggering percentage of young adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the...
  • Norwegian Man Now Identifies as a Disabled Woman

    11/03/2022 7:26:06 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 27 replies
    Reduxx ^ | 11/1/2022 | Genevieve Gluck
    A man in Norway is sparking outrage on social media after he was sympathetically interviewed about his decision to begin identifying as a disabled woman. On October 28, Good Morning Norway (God Morgen Norge, GMN) aired an interview with Jørund Viktoria Alme, 53, an able-bodied male who now identifies as a disabled woman. In the interview, Alme stated that he had always wished he had been born a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down. Alme, a senior credit analyst for Handelsbanken in Oslo, has received positive coverage in Norwegian media since he first announced his trans-disability publicly on...
  • John Fetterman: Disabled Americans have the right to be represented

    10/26/2022 10:50:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 26, 2022 | Liz Plank
    Disabled Americans have the right to be represented, and most importantly, to work — and that includes working for the U.S. government.
  • Gingrich insults NBC News reporter after Jan. 6 question: ‘I think you have a learning disability’

    09/23/2022 6:02:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/23/2022 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insulted a Capitol Hill reporter after the journalist asked him to comment on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. “What do you think about the January 6 committee,” Scott Wong, a reporter for NBC News who previously worked at The Hill, asked Gingrich during a press scrum at the Capitol on Thursday.
  • 15-year-old boy's arm severed by R train while trying to subway surf in Queens

    09/04/2022 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | August 29, 2022 | Christina Fan
    NEW YORK -- A 15-year-old boy lost his arm when he and friends were reportedly trying to subway surf on Monday in Queens. MTA officials have been warning younger passengers against the risky trend of subway surfing, which is gaining popularity on social media, CBS2's Christina Fan reported. The blood-stained platform at the Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights station was a gruesome reminder of the dangerous consequences. "They just don't understand the meaning of life. That's what the problem is with a lot of these young people who are doing this kind of moronic, ridiculous thing," said Everett Jennings, of Rego Park....
  • Florida woman hid 93-year-old mom’s body in freezer to collect disability, police say

    07/09/2022 8:30:00 AM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    Fox 44 News (Tampa) ^ | 07/09/2022 | Nathaniel Rodriguez
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after police said she hid her mother’s body in a freezer to continue collecting the woman’s disability benefits. On April 28, 2022, police in the city of Sebastian found the body of Marie Hoskins inside a chest freezer while conducting a welfare check at her home. Police said the victim’s daughter, 64-year-old Michele Hoskins, told officers she found her mother’s body in her bedroom. Further investigation found that Marie Hoskins, 93, had been dead for around two weeks from natural causes before her daughter bought the freezer to hide her...
  • Supply chain disruptions up 88% in 2021, driven by factory fires

    07/04/2022 7:10:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Loadstar ^ | 14/02/2022 | Editorial
    Factory Fires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Sales, Factory Disruptions, Leadership Transitions, and Supply Shortages ranked as the top 6 supply chain disruptions in 2021, according to data released from Resilinc, the world’s leading supply chain risk monitoring and mapping solution. The exclusive data, compiled from Resilinc’s EventWatch monitoring database reveals that supply chain disruptions were up 88% year-over-year, with 90% of disruptive events being human-caused. 2021 saw the most factory fires ever recorded in a single year. Resilinc sent out 1,946 Factory Fire alerts, an increase of 129% year-over-year. The uptick is due mostly to gaps in regulatory and process...