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    #46
    I'm sure glad you are here to fix the errors of our ways. We seem to be a group in need of direction.

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      #47
      Snarky eh? I've been trying to say how much positive is on this site and how much I've gained from it. Also how the various groups here can contribute to one another. Maybe it was too difficult for you to read, or too complicated of a concept, so that you just assumed I was here saying how horrible everything is and how I have the answers. Sorry you've taken it so personally (and rather immaturely). I'll let you get back to your black and white world where you have all the answers and no one else could ever contribute to your worldview.

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        #48
        Originally posted by keelee View Post
        ...will be starting my full time job again in November...
        Are you attending a part-time program?

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          #49
          mountain out of a teapot or tempest in a molehill or something

          keelee,

          There is no reference to race or ‘illegals’ in the text of the letter evansmom wrote to Senator De Grange. The comment “Maybe if he was an illegal he could get some help” is made in her post to the CC forum. You may find that offensive, however the fact is the comment does not appear in the letter. So, your statement indicating that evansmom “was hateful and practically racist in a professional letter” has no factual basis.

          I am hopeful, however, that law school will help you learn to interpret what you read more accurately.

          Voicing one’s opinion is a good thing. However, being able to do so in a logical and reasoned manner, without unnecessarily alienating or offending others is a requisite skill, both in the lofty academic heights of law school and in the humble world in which the rest of us proletarians reside.

          You may find that your zeal and idealism will be most helpful and better warranted when you encounter flagrant abuse of HD parking, blocked ramps, buildings rendered inaccessible due to construction, or similar situations that interfere or prevent you from getting to classes, lectures and exams on time.

          I wish you success and happiness in your career and life.

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            #50
            Originally posted by Handsome Wheeler View Post
            I suggest you both go to work! Going to school is not a job. We need more people paying their own way. Get up every morning and be at work at a set time and put in 40-50 hrs per week.Who knows,you may become one of those evil,rich persons Obama wants to pay taxes to support his base. Those that breed like dogs,fail to learn a job skill and depend on we working people for everything. Your 32 yr old student was being judgemental since he was criticizing a tax paying mom for in his opinion playing the gimp card something he has mastered.
            Are we really going to play "lets suggest what someone else should do..." because if so, I've a couple of ripe suggestions for you buddy.

            and wtf are you talking about, breed like dogs? fail to learn a job skill? If you think you're getting the raw end of the stick, figure it out in your own life, don't take it out on the few people trying to enrich their lives (and fucking job perspectives, genius) and gain higher education.
            An administrator made me remove my signature.

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              #51
              For the record HW...

              First of all, I haven't changed my profile in quite sometime. I am no longer a student. I graduated in 2005 but never thought to changed my occupation. And so you know, I paid my own way through school. My student loan payment is due every 15th.

              Working, for myself is difficult at times. Being a quad, I have a hard time finding quality help, esp. for my morning routine. It's hard to work consistently when I can't get out of bed on my own.

              My response to this thread was pretty simple. I don't like when people act like they don't want any sympathy or special treatment due to his/her disability but as soon as something doesn't go his/her way the "Gimp Card" comes out.
              Today is one day closer to The Cure

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                #52
                Originally posted by keelee View Post
                Great, more people thinking education is evil. It's why other countries laugh at us and the US is falling fast in my opinion. Anyway I worked full time through undergrad (either working multiple part time jobs or one full time job) and will be starting my full time job again in November. Just got out of the hospital in June and despite that started law school on an academic scholarship in August. So despite being a para I work and study. You on the other hand have yet to grasp the English language, logic and a vast array of other basic concepts, and I would recommend you go get some kind of education. You know that thing those evil taxes pay for!
                Staying in school forever is not an occupation.If one can't complete undergrad courses in 5 yrs being in class 15 or so hrs per week,how are they going to work 40+ hours per week? People who don't pay taxes on income are the ones wanting more taxes.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by JayHarn3 View Post
                  For the record HW...

                  First of all, I haven't changed my profile in quite sometime. I am no longer a student. I graduated in 2005 but never thought to changed my occupation. And so you know, I paid my own way through school. My student loan payment is due every 15th.

                  Working, for myself is difficult at times. Being a quad, I have a hard time finding quality help, esp. for my morning routine. It's hard to work consistently when I can't get out of bed on my own.

                  My response to this thread was pretty simple. I don't like when people act like they don't want any sympathy or special treatment due to his/her disability but as soon as something doesn't go his/her way the "Gimp Card" comes out.
                  Not sure what type work you do but understand your plight regarding finding help if you are paying out of pocket.Investigate Ticket to Work with your DVR and SSA office.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by keelee View Post
                    Great, more people thinking education is evil. It's why other countries laugh at us and the US is falling fast in my opinion. Anyway I worked full time through undergrad (either working multiple part time jobs or one full time job) and will be starting my full time job again in November. Just got out of the hospital in June and despite that started law school on an academic scholarship in August. So despite being a para I work and study. You on the other hand have yet to grasp the English language, logic and a vast array of other basic concepts, and I would recommend you go get some kind of education. You know that thing those evil taxes pay for!
                    Been SCI almost 43 yrs. Worked full time for 36 yrs since graduating from college. I don't need a PHD.

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Le Type Français View Post
                      Although, this issue is over, I must say that sometimes our need to judge a scenario from afar can cloud our common sense or savoir-faire in a particular person's situation.

                      I don't think Evan's mother did wrong in writing an elected official nor do I think she made an error in saying Evan cannot work. Here's why: Any rational elected official would realize she means that her son as a quadriplegic cannot wait tables or work in retail to pay his way through college. She wasn't implying he is useless and cannot work at all as fighting for him to go to college would make absolutely no sense if he doesn't plan to use the degree professionally.
                      Todd has it right and even if it is a job her son could do,he faces an impaired employer acceptance due to his disability.There are fewer people in chairs working today than before the ADA was passed?I wonder how much hell would be raised if there were fewer women or African Americans gainfully employed today than in 1990.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Handsome Wheeler View Post
                        Been SCI almost 43 yrs. Worked full time for 36 yrs since graduating from college. I don't need a PHD.
                        Although, you and I disagree on a lot, I give my hat off to anyone who did or does that.

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                          #57
                          "There are fewer people in chairs working today than before the ADA was passed"

                          I'd question those stats, and even if true, you need to account for the number of very severely disabled alive today because of advanced medical treatments. And other factors such as aging. And the economy. And the fact that for some, even working full-time w/insurance doesn't provide enough $$$ for their medical care.

                          I worked full-time while I was doing doctoral course work (those were some long days) and I don't feel the need to be so judgemental.

                          If you want to see more disabled people working full time, the laws about income limits to qualify for gov't assistance with home health care, etc need to be changed.

                          The disabled community is the only 'minority' that has so many health-care costs.

                          The poop will really hit the propellor when the costs of chronic obesity finally hit the health care system.

                          I almost forgot my biggest question...where do I get my 'gimp card'? Do I display it next to my HD parking placard?

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by avictoria View Post
                            I'd question those stats, and even if true, you need to account for the number of very severely disabled alive today because of advanced medical treatments.
                            Interesting to note. For example, do they include people in vegetative states who live in homes in those statistics? I'm assuming those types of organizations consider those people alive and disabled.

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Handsome Wheeler View Post
                              No,she is not complaining about people using govt services who happen to be citizens,but like most of us she resents illegals getting our hard earned tax dollars. The elderly and disabled are doing without because of Medicaid payments for illegitimate births and those of illegal aliens. No offense,but until you actually go to work and start paying an income tax,who are you to criticize Evan'sMom?
                              Thank you handsome wheeler

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                                #60
                                Hi Evensmom, I'm glad you succeeded to get the scholarship. My husband was an illegal alien when we met and the 1st 5 yrs of marriage. Growing up in the midwest I didn't understand the ramifications of this.We never received public assistance, we both worked really hard paid taxes and he even bought our first home cash b4 he could legally live in it. Im proud of my hispanic family and my husbands past. Its hard for the avg person to understand the need to leave ones own country to survive (literally). I understand your instint to protect your son. And I hope when my daughters are old enough to hear you opinion they realize you are misinformed. Just think your son may fall in love with a lady in college that used thedream act or whose parents were fruit pickers.

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