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Maria Blackmore
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Well, shit

Why is this ok?

I have to roll through this. I have to put my wheels, where my hands go, right through it. What the actual fuck?

It's horse dung, and it's spread all the way across the path in front of me. If this was dog poo it wouldn't be considered acceptable, but it's not, it's horse shit so it is?

How is this right? My theory is it's just because horses are normally owned by rich and privileged people who don't want to clear up after their animals, so have made it so they don't have to!


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Some new photos!

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This is regarding the arrest, in New York, of the Permanent Representative of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This link comes with trigger warnings for discussion of violence, violence and police abuse and brutality.

“Officer Parker said quietly to his fellow officers, but within my earshot:
I couldn’t let him just walk into the building. Look at him: he could be a terrorist.

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The vast majority of GP surgeries in the UK (99.926%) have no means to book appointments apart from by phone. So if you're deaf or hard of hearing you have very little chance of booking an appointment directly.

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(Trigger Warning for Public Humiliation, De-humanisation and Ableism)

"We are absolutely horrified at the events Mr Holt has described. We welcome electric wheelchairs on our services. We are taking this matter very seriously & investigating. A senior manager has contacted Mr Holt to apologise. We can also confirm that one of our employees has been suspended while our investigation is underway.”

This was South West Trains making a response to Mr Holt regarding the story in this link. This is here, in the UK. This is the environment that's been created.

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There are people working there with feelings, or at least who used to work there.

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[Image is of a person wearing a white lab coat with an orange hard hat and a dark brown goatee style beard, they are standing in a green field of grass. In the foreground there is a large blue pipe labelled CERN, in the background are very large high voltage power lines and some of the CERN offices. Balanced on the blue pipe is a head crab from the Half Life series of games. The aforementioned person is wielding a crowbar with their gaze focussed on the head crab.]

I hope they provide the crowbars
And you wondered why they wore hard hats.
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This will be why I don't catch trains.

You had better hope that whatever you're doing has a 100% fixed schedule, because otherwise you're waiting hours for the train you booked assistance on, or missing the train because something ran on longer. You have to book wheelchair assistance at least 24 hours in advance, and it has to be for a fixed time, you can't just turn up and travel.

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So, here's Vi Hart being awesome again.

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