Friday, June 29, 2018
It seems as respect and working together are vanishing terms in today's society. Another reason to move to Europe, Pets are welcome at a lot of places. That was the best chilling out at Cafe's with dogs being lazy under the tables. The time we where in Chile, we sat at a picnic table all day and our neighbor's dog would come for morning coffee and beacon and check on us through out the day. Our Country just needs to chill out, maybe that is why more States are legalizing pot.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Trump Budget Calls For Cuts To Disability Programs
President Donald Trump is proposing cuts to countless programs benefiting people with disabilities, advocates say, touching everything from Medicaid to employment and autism treatment.
Trump unveiled his $4.8 trillion budget proposal this week for the 2021 fiscal year that starts in October. The president’s budget is unlikely to be rubber-stamped by Congress, but essentially serves as a wish list outlining his priorities.
Trump is seeking reductions to Medicaid, food assistance, state councils on developmental disabilities, university centers on developmental disabilities and protection and advocacy programs, said David Card at the National Disability Rights Network.
The next move in Trump administration's war on the disabled
Disability is not a static condition, in most cases. Someone may be able to take their child to the park one day, and the next be unable to get out of bed. Conditions are long-lasting, but may also be sporadic in nature, with flares that vary in their length and severity.
A number of government benefits are means tested, meaning the eligibility for that program may be tied to how much money an individual or a family earns. Some programs, like the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, provide benefits that are specifically tied, by definition, to an individual's inability to work due to a disability. SSDI is intended to supplement what would be that individual's income.
Trump administration cuts to Social Security disability benefits among the cruelest
Hardly a day goes by without the Trump administration finding a new way to slash the safety net.
But its latest proposal — which would cut Social Security disability benefits by $2.6 billion over 10 years — is one of the cruelest. It would require millions of beneficiaries to re-prove their disability — and navigate a complex web of red tape and paperwork — every two years. Hundreds of thousands of people could lose benefits even though their condition has not changed.
Proposed Medicaid Restructuring Will Harm Disability Community
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced guidance to states allowing them to pursue drastic changes in how they administer Medicaid to many program recipients, including people with disabilities, family members, direct support professionals, and other allies of people with disabilities. The guidance encourages states to cap their federal funding for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and weaken federal protections for the low-income adults it covers.
I think databases is just another way to label people and gives a false since of knowledge. In fact, a name does not mean they will get the help they need nor you have the right person. For example, i had to pay my Uncle Danny's library fine since we have the same name.
Brett Kavanaugh said it was ok to perform elective surgery on people with disabilities without their consent
Federal Proposal Would Limit Immigrants With Disabilities
I remember, when I was 18 to get any benefits to kick in, I basically had to cut off from any support from family, or friends.
Disability Groups Line Up Against Trump Supreme Court Pick
Trump Team May Change Rules on Jobs for Students With Disabilities
One of the few good things to come from this mess.
Kennedy’s Retirement Will Leave the Rights of People With Disabilities in Danger
Trump administration takes another major swipe at the Affordable Care Act
Statement in Response to Trump Administration Proposal to Combine Education and Labor Department
Plan to merge Education, Labor departments is just more 'hot air' from Trump administration
Thursday, June 7, 2018
If I had the money, I would invest in property to run water and electric hook ups all through out the place. I have been seeing a lot of these types of blogs.
It is a great idea for many reasons, consider the amount of money PWDs throw away on just renting. Also the fact that we live in one place for most of our lives due to affordability. Would buying tiny houses also save tax payers money, if programs were setup to buy, rather then live 40-60 year in subsidized housing?
I am sure people still have to rent the land to park just as a trailer park. The tiny option may be the way for PWDs to be included in the latest housing trend. I think it would cool to start a Gimp commune.
Friday, June 1, 2018
This is the end of the the era, because this means schools will stop teaching photography using film and all of the good stuff that comes with this medium.
Although, I too do more digital stuff now, it will never replace the feel that comes with older mediums. In the digital age of art the possibilities seems unless, but I do feel a disconnect from my work. When I paint, or draw I become part of the piece. The canvas and my body the absorb the some colors, my DNA is left on the canvas. If not from scraping my knuckles, it's my sweat and drooling. Really this is how they will identify a Keplinger, not from a signature, but from DNA.
Maybe to me digital art is as air sex, it's fun and safe, but does it have soulful connections?