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For a while now I’ve been an #ambulatory #wheelchair user.
It means that I fall under the umbrella of having a #disability and that I sometimes need to use a wheelchair but I’m also capable of walking sometimes.
Since I got #Covid and developed #LongCovid it’s a useful aid. Image
I mainly use a chair if I need to be out of the house for a longer period of time, or if want to join in with others. I haven’t needed it that often because I don’t usually put myself in situations where it’s necessary.
I met @GDteamspencewere in the #CoronationConcet queue. Image
Terry lost his sight in 2019 & #volunteers with his guide dog Spencer to help others understand sight loss. He inspired me to post more about my own sudden change in health.
I’m sharing this to raise general awareness & because unbelievably, there are a lot of people who like to
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A 2021 #IOS update from #Apple let users opt out of tracking with one click. More than 96% clicked, costing #Facebook $10b in *one year*. The kicker? Even if you opted out, *Apple* *spied* on you, just like Facebook had, to fuel its own targeted ads:… 1/ Blind justice, holding aloft a set of unbalanced scales; in
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The fact that Apple - a company that has blanketed the world with anti-surveillance billboards - engaged in deceptive, pervasive surveillance reveals the bankruptcy of "letting the market decide" what privacy protections you should have. 3/
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For they have #sown the #wind, and they shall #reap the #whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7…

#otd #otd1945

#RAF air raid on #Essen (1943):

#HolyTrinity, ohno!


... a small coincidence:

Between #IGFarben HQ, #FrankfurtMain
and #IGFarben giant factory in #Ludwigshafen near Heidelberg, there is also a Town #Birkenau #otd #otd1945 ... recall #Nagasaki

@laibach #Haigerloch
#fyi @Klang_Ruinen @anna_neumaier ... and now its time for weekend beer or whatever you'd prefer.

btw: at unicenter they they sell very tasty bread, signed with seal #Zarathrustra imported from #Persia aka / after June 2nd 1967* renamed to #Iran

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Keine Sterne in Athen und keine #Leopard2 in #Ukraine


"Deutsche Waffen und Deutsches Geld morden in aller Welt"

haben Chefs von Deutschland entschieden

"die andere Wange oder Ohr auch noch hinhalten"
in "Jesus von Nazareth", "Ben Hur" und "Live of Brian M. #Python"
also im Kino fand ich "The Last Temptation of Christ" schon deutlicher angenehmer zu gucken als dieser blurünstige Prachtschinken von Mel Gibson "The Passion of Christ"
aber was ich schon?

Wenn ich wüsste,
dass ich nichts weiss,
dann wüsste ich weit mehr,
als all das, wass ich weiß.

Bo, n Date mit Simone de Beauvoir im Jahr 1968 im Straßen-Cafe auf MontMartre würd jetzt echt gut tun.
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Quick reminder: Not all #wheelchair users have paralysis.


**Warning: The slo-mo may make the lights appear to flicker.**

Every. Time.

Do yourself a favor and Google #AmbulatoryWheelchairUsers. It takes as long as it does to write this #ableist garbage to a wheelchair user. Message to Tara says: Move ...
They say that like they think I think it's a bad thing.

Trans cripples rock, but only they get to call themselves 'cripples', if they want to. Otherwise, get that word out of your mouth. It's a message to Tara that...
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Single aisle #airplanes ✈️don’t have accessible toilets. It’s inhumane for disabled ppl to have to hold their bladder and bowels for any amount of time. On my flight home from Lihue, HI, total time to hold would be 8 hrs (7hr flight + 1hr board/offload). U try it. Good luck…
Thankful for my sis @meet_virginiaaa who was there to pick me up, transfer, and pull up my pants. We made it thru that tiny 24” door but scraping up my legs. Every person I watched on the flight turned sideways to barely make it thru the door. This isn’t just a PwD prob…
@meet_virginiaaa isn’t always with me and usually I travel solo. I’m not prod to say I made it 7hrs from SFO to LIH. I have to fast starting the night before and take anti diarrhea pills to stop everything. It stresses me out. I typically don’t eat or drink on the plane…
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I've debated tweeting about this, but, it's been a few days and this is still on my mind, so.

Let's chat SFF writer's workshops, wheelchairs and belonging, shall we?

This might get long.
Last week I heard about an upcoming writer's retreat in Iceland in November hosted by Frameworks Workshop. Limited to 15 writers.

Covid aside, I knew I probably couldn't afford it, but, intrigued, I clicked on the link anyway.
Gorgeous facility. Two award winning instructors, including a multiple Hugo winner. Wine tastings. Writing time. A possible road trip. Yay!

I kept scrolling.
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On Friday June 4, 2021 I attended a meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. The purpose of the meeting was to talk all things #Palestine
#SheikJarrah #Silwan #Jerusalem #Gaza #EqualityforAll #OneLove
Full thread in 1 convenient viewing location here:…
I attended as an individual. I am not affiliated with any PAC or organization. I obviously do not speak for or represent the #Palestinian people. There’s like 7 million of us at least, and like 2 million of #Palestinians stuffed in #Gaza alone.
To the #Palestinian Americans who boycotted this meeting after the #Biden Administration handed Israel $735 million dollars in weaponry following the merciless attacks on Palestinians locked in Gaza.
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Thread #wheelchair access in Pakistan:

I became paralysed from the neck down following a car accident in 2002 on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway. My sister, who was in the car with me, lost her life on that fateful day. Image
The subsequent professional nursing care that I received was severely inadequate. Sandbags and neck collars to stabilise the neck were unavailable at hospitals.

Lack of proper paramedic care left me with little chance of any substantial recovery. Image
Unable to talk after a badly done operation, my main way of communication was by blinking. To get the attention of sleeping nurses, I would often bite on my ventilator tube to stop the oxygen supply and set off the alarm.
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There’s been a surge in walking and cycling in the #pandemic. Government has promised extra billions. It’s what @TheGreenParty has campaigned for, for many years. So how is it looking in #Sheffield?

To set the scene … since the 1960s, Sheffield had been developed to encourage the private car. Politicians competed for the motorist’s vote.…
The £2 billion, 25-year #PFI contract with #Amey failed to enhance safe pedestrian crossings or walking routes, safe cycling facilities, safe dropped kerbs for wheelchair users, safe routes to school.

It was a contract to keep roads just as they had been 25 years previously.
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Hullo, what have we here @MoHFW_INDIA ?!

Your recently released Clinical Establishments guidelines 2019 indicate that 'mentally disabled' will need a guardian for informed consent!

First off why are you equating disabled people with minors?…

#Capacity Appendix 9 EXTRACT <br />
The informed consent shall at the least contain the following information in an understandable language and format (desirably which a lay person can easily understand) <br />
Page 133 of Clinical Establishments Amendments 2019 :" src="/images/1px.png" data-src="">
@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 Next - bad enough we've had to suffer conflation of 'unsound mind' with mental illness, now we have a sweeping 'mental disability' which means ... what exactly?
@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 If you cannot assume capacity for all, suspect capacity for all. Stop singling out disabled people for guardian consent.
Embrace diversity in communication and supported decision making.
No mention of advance directives?
#Competence #RPWD #MHCA #CRPD #PatientAdvocate #GAL #DNR
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#THREAD: We've been hearing from fed prisoners & families about halfway houses being closed & people losing valuable re-entry time/services
2) So last week we asked all our federal #incarnated members what they were hearing and experiencing firsthand. #HWH
3) We were overwhelmed w/ responses & utterly appalled. We want to share some here. #HWH
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