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Mary Hammonds
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The eighth annual Blogging Against Disablism day will be on Wednesday, 1st May.
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To make up for the slightly depressing last share... this one is guaranteed to end with a smile.
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Today is the seventh annual Blogging Against Disablism Day. Why not participate?
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If you're unemployed, be worried. If you are working, be outraged that this is what your taxes are paying for.
Worker gets: JSA + expenses for a full time night shift job at Tesco.
Tesco get: an employee they don't have to pay, and some bonus cash for taking the worker on.
Taxpayer is still paying ALL of the JSA, plus the expenses, plus the bonus to Tesco, a large profit-making organisation.
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Well we do, the problem is once you vote a party into power they become the government.
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I don't often share to public on my G+ but this is important, and I'd urge you to share it too. If you read it you will see that this Welfare Reform stuff is NOT simply the backlash of "benefit-dependent scroungers" who purely and simply fear that they will have less money to live on (although of course that is a factor). What we are fighting for is to get the parliamentary system to simply pause for a short while, to take on board (as opposed to "listen to and then ignore") the very real reservations of disabled people and the charities and organisations who represent us.
Fighting for a pause so that we can be heard. It's hardly the moon on a stick.
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So, I wandered off Google Plus when Monster World shut down (yeah, I was investing too much time in that). I think that was about a year ago. Then in the last week I've suddenly had about a dozen email alerts about people adding me. Did G+ suddenly become cool or something?
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lol, I'm Kyna on Rav and my ravtar is generally my wedding photo or a close up of my dogs face.  I'd be hard to recognize.  
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I made a short science fiction video. It's a bit unsettling.
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Adam Savage at The Reason Rally

Really good speech. I have had a few problems getting the youtube vid to play, but it is definitely worth hearing this!
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The impact on the disabled people who tried to get us heard.
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Knitter. Blogger. Wife. Disabled. Virtual Assistant.
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I am a geek, a knitter, and an entrepreneur. I live with my husband and our robot vacuum cleaner in suburbia and sometimes worry about how middle-class I am becoming. I am disabled and consider myself to be a minor disability activist (the paradox is that in struggling to work around the barriers I face every day, I leave myself with few resources to campaign against the fact that these barriers exist in the first place). I often think too much about things that don't require that much thought.
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Lowestoft, Suffolk
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