Thousands of protesters hit streets across the US and begin to mass outside Clarence Thomas’ home | Daily Mail Online


The prospective law changes, released in a concurring opinion Friday’s decision by the justice, would see limits put on gay marriage, same-sex activity, and citizens’ access to birth control.

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With the overthrow of Roe v Wade the Supreme Court have made America no longer the ‘Land of the Free’, if it ever was.

You may argue that if women don’t wish to have babies, then they should not undertake actions in which they could become pregnant, but do they really have that choice in respect of RAPE and maybe incest. If men could be able to carry an unborn baby and then give birth, then maybe abortions may not be necessary, but in those instances a rapist would need to be caught in time.

As now women are not free to live their lives as they wish to and while the abolition of abortion rights is bad enough that may not be the last actions against freedoms from this Supreme Court. For now they could move onto birth control, same sex marriage, LGBTQ rights and many more, for religion and politics have no place in dealing with legalities, but Human Rights have.

Not only is it withdrawing human rights, but are, in effect, creating situations where the health of women will be of grave risk and could be a cause of their deaths.

To do so the Supreme Court will, in many respects, be equal to the Taliban and other Islamic zealots, for Christian zealots are just as bad as Islamic zealots, if not more so.

The Supreme Court are, in effect, abusing women by withdrawing their rights, for now there is no equality in America.

 

Source: Thousands of protesters hit streets across the US and begin to mass outside Clarence Thomas’ home | Daily Mail Online

Gatwick: Passenger With Restricted Mobility Dies Leaving Flight | Same Difference


A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, inclu…

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The major problem here is that people, especially disabled people are being treated as objects in that ‘one fits all’, people are individuals with feelings, and have individual needs, but are not being treated with respect and dignity.

If there are staff shortages then have more flexibility, perhaps bringing executives down to cover for staff shortages,

‘Gatwick said staff were helping to disembark three passengers with restricted mobility at the time, including the man’s partner.’

“It is normal for one staff member to disembark three passengers who require assistance by taking them one at a time the short distance to the waiting buggy.”

Why is it normal for one staff member to disembark 3 passengers, surely it should be 3 staff for 3 passengers, for with only one staff who decides which passenger gets priority and why should there be a priority process. This is showing great disrespect to persons who are paying for a service and is, in effect discrimination, which should be illegal, but maybe our equality legislation is not what it should be, for people should be front and centre, but as is usual it is a process, a system which is front and centre.

This is far from right and now a death has occurred and if something is not done, then more could occur.

Source: Gatwick: Passenger With Restricted Mobility Dies Leaving Flight | Same Difference

Rules to be relaxed for foreign teachers to work in schools in England | Teacher training | The Guardian


Change will allow teachers around the world with equivalent qualifications and experience to apply for jobs

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So we are changing the rules to allow more teachers to come to the UK so they can teach in UK schools, but it is nothing new that was is and was a shortage of teachers for its been known for years. However, we lets is get to a crisis and still wait, until it gets to a major crisis and then action is taken noy for them to come immediately but next year, so crisis continues to increase.

But teaching is not the only profession in a supply of workers crisis, includes the NHS, agriculture, lorry drivers, hospitality, care workers and many more, but the rules are not changed for every profession.

Money in many of these is an additional problem and has been for years, but successive previous Governments have done nothing except ignore the situation, causing many more problems.

The gap between those who have and those that don’t is forever increasing, but these |Governments are only concerned with those who have and in many instances have very much more than any others, as many in these Governments are in the category of those who have very much more.

For the UK to thrive everyone needs to be recognised and more given to those who have not, even if it means taking off those who have.

Source: Rules to be relaxed for foreign teachers to work in shools in England | Teacher training | The Guardian

Disabled passenger stranded on Manchester Airport plane for hours calls POLICE to be rescued – Manchester Evening News


‘I felt like I was being held hostage so I had no other option but to call the police’

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This is a disgraceful state of affairs and it is not an isolated incident for another disabled passenger was left on a plane at Gatwick.

As is stated the airport authorities would have been well aware that assistance was required as the planes captain would have radioed ahead that assistance was required. Even 10 – 15 minutes would be too long to wait for the required assistance should have been there as the plane landed so that the disabled passenger would be the first off the plane rather than the last.

Yet again disability discrimination which should not be countenanced. Equality should be there aways.

Source: Disabled passenger stranded on Manchester Airport plane for hours calls POLICE to be rescued – Manchester Evening News

Johnny Depp’s firebrand attorney REFUSES to comment when asked IF she is dating the Hollywood actor | Daily Mail Online


The 37-year-old California litigator declined to answer as she giggled, brushed her hair aside and waved to the throngs of fans gathered outside the Fairfax County courthouse on Tuesday.

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While Johnny Depps attorney is entitled to her own fame, I do hope that this does not overshadow and so influence the decision in this highly controversial case. The facts are what should be considered not the fame of his attorney, for if so there could be a great incidence of miscarriage of justice.

But, unfortunately the performance of an attorney can go a so long way in reaching verdicts. Facts should be the determining factor and not performances of side parties and also the influence of a persons standing in monetary and other aspects. For in this case and many others it is about one persons word against another’s without very little seen evidence.

Source: Johnny Depp’s firebrand attorney REFUSES to comment when asked IF she is dating the Hollywood actor | Daily Mail Online

Alberta family struggles to find resources for autistic grandson | CTV News


Rita Fahlman loves being a grandma but says it hasn’t been easy as she fights for help to support her autistic grandson who has complex needs.

Here we have Canada, but it is also just as bad in the UK, perhaps even more so for some.

Is there anywhere in this world where persons with disabilities, expressly learning (Intellectual) disability and autism are looked after sufficiently, I fear not and in some countries not only is there no services, but persons with these disabilities are even seriously discriminated against to the point of even causing deaths.

Why is this for no one asks to be born this way, but they should expect to be able to live life, at least, reasonably without fear. It is the responsibility of everyone to do all they can to ensure discrimination is countered wherever it occurs and every ruling body should legislate to ensure full equality is available for everyone.

Abuse of any nature should never be tolerated and those who do abuse should be always dealt with accordingly. Remember there are many forms of abuse and not having sufficient required and appropriate legislation should be included as a form of abuse. Abuse is done to anyone be they be a child or an adult and anyone can be an abuser, be it a family member, friend, stranger, professional, etc.

By not having sufficient, appropriate  and required legislation is restricting their Human Rights and could be, in effect allowing abuse to occur.

Source: Alberta family struggles to find resources for autistic grandson | CTV News

Poor People Can’t Cook Says Lee Anderson MP – The poor side of life


Lee Anderson Tory MP for Ashfield claimed that households in Britain can make nutritious meals on a budget of about 30p a day. He made these crass remarks during the queens speech debate in parliam…

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So true and well said.

In every generalisation there is a ring of truth, but also untruth, as everyone is different so no one person is the same as another,

Within life there are so many factors which need to be taken into account, but no one, especially in a so called, developed, civilised society should be made to live below the ‘poverty line’ and then be criticised for doing so.

Unfortunately MPs of any party fail to understand, some more than others that peoples lives are different.

Where possible people should be allowed to make choices so the use of ‘mandatory’ should not be something to use and be seen as a good action as it is restricting the freedoms many fought to achieve. We are supposedly not living under a dictatorship, but the likes of Lee Anderson Tory MP appears to believe it is right to do so and sees no wrong in putting people in mandatory situations.

 

Source: Poor People Can’t Cook Says Lee Anderson MP – The poor side of life

Advocates call for increase to disability support payments | The Star


“I am constantly made to feel like a second-class citizen,” said Michael Iacovone, a 32-year-old university student with spina bifida.

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No matter where in the world you are you should be entitled to human Rights, but the degree of entitlement will depend on which country the person resides and in some countries the standing of the person in those countries.

Where a person has disabilities, whether from birth or acquired  there may be some restrictions on Human Rights available when there should not be, but there is also the question of equality, which again will be dependent on the country of residence and maybe the standing of the person within those countries.

But equality could have a cost factor and whether this should be borne by each individual or via benefits provided by the respective countries.

If these costs are not fully made available or even at all, will have a great effect on the ability of the person with disabilities to live their lives, even to a reasonable capacity.

In many respects it was not a choice of the person to have a disability or disabilities and if the costs are not met this will have a great impact on their ability to live their lives with any degree of good or reasonable quality.

Is it right for anyone to be made to feel they are a ‘second class citizen’ or even worse. I feel not as it is not showing the respect that they deserve. and is actively showing disrespect, which is effectively denying them their Human Rights and could be seen as some form of abuse.

 

Source: Advocates call for increase to disability support payments | The Star

Angela Rayner has made her defenders look like fools | The Spectator


Her basic instincts have led her astray

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Well, Angela, you fooled me, for I was supporting you as anyone should do where it is seen that abuse, defamation and more are done to accuse apparent victims.

For here you appear to be playing the predatory male as only they should be. However, in doing so you may have made it more difficult for other victims to come forth and be believed. For, unfortunately if other victims do come forth, will they be believed or will you be quoted or it assumed that these victims are also playing men.

Victims do need to be supported, but they may be again ignored and not believed. It has taken years or even centuries for female victims to come forth into male dominated Society and to complain of the predatory male behaviours and then be believed. Angela your stance in this could well have sent opinions back to those years or even centuries should Isobel Oakeshott article be believed and believed it will be and certainly used by predatory males to put forward their comments of innocence when they may well  not be. It is the equivalent of ‘to cry wolf‘, which men have used in their defence for far too long.

In your quest to show men as being fools and stupid you could have done a great injustice to your peers and could well be that innocent victims will not be believed, thereby strengthening predatory males to be even more predatory and thereby to create many more victims who then could well not be believed.

I do applaud you, while even wishing you did not do so.

Source: Angela Rayner has made her defenders look like fools | The Spectator

Taxi Wheelchair Refusals Leave Users Vulnerable | Same Difference


A wheelchair user has urged officials to take licences off taxi drivers who refuse to transport disabled people. Prof Duncan Cameron, of Sheffield University’s School of Biosciences, said he …

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It is a legal requirement for hackney carriages (normally Black cab taxis) to not refuse to transport a person in a wheelchair and if they do they could be liable to a fine of £1000 under the Equality Act 2010.

However, Local Authorities do have authority to take further actions if they feel the taxi driver is not a ‘fit and proper‘ person. This could mean the losing of their licence.

Local Authorities need to take charge to ensure the Equality Act is abided by and thereby eliminate discrimination.

Source: Taxi Wheelchair Refusals Leave Users Vulnerable | Same Difference