‘Look after yourself’ Tories’ social care U-turn would force elderly to SELL their homes : Express.

Some elderly may be able to fund their own care, that is until their finances have dwindled to NIL and they will be doing so now. However, what about the elderly that have been in low paid jobs and have not been able to create a financial surplus during their working life, at times only being able to scrape by.

In all this what about the people with disabilities and find it impossible to obtain work, for in the main the work or understandable and knowledgeable employers are few and far between.

This all assumes that the persons with disabilities have the capacity not only to do work, but also to understand the concept of work. There are many with learning disabilities, who are alive today mainly because of the advances in medical science for in years gone by they would most likely not have advanced into adulthood. So, they will never have the opportunity to save and amass any monies to provide for their care throughout their entire life. So if these threats come about how will they survive.

I Want to Show What Depression Looks Like So No One Else Suffers in Silence – by Faris Khalifa

It is great when you find a way of releaving some of the suffering, but one of the main problems is finding that release.

I wish you well for the future.

Kindness Blog

I’m often asked about how I feel since I came out about my mental illness to the world and the answer is always the same: I’ve never felt better.

I was instantly reminded of my favorite quote from Tyrion Lannister of “Game of Thrones,” when he said:

“Never forget what you are; the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”

I saw the world from a totally different angle and that’s all it took, a change of perspective. I found that all of that energy used to hide, to wear that mask, was draining me, but now I hide no more. As cliche as it sounds, I guess this is what it feels like when people say they got a second lease on life.

Through your weaknesses, you find strength and through accepting who you are, you’ll find…

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Obama in Selma: The march isn’t over

This is true, for when you consider what has been gained, there will always be more and bear in mind, that what has been gained can be lost, so always be ready to stand for what is right. This is not only true of America, but also the World.

Original post from The Hill

‘…………By Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis

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SELMA, Ala. — President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bloody march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital of Montgomery on Saturday by saying that the march reflected a broader quest to remake America that carries through to today.
“We just need to open our eyes, and ears, and our hearts, to know that this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us,” Obama said while standing in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where 600 marchers clashed with state troopers in 1965 in an incident that helped spur the Voting Rights Act.
“We know the march is not yet over, we know the race is not yet won. We know that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged, all of us, by the content of our character requires admitting as much,” Obama said.
Still, Obama maintained that America has made progress in terms of race.
“If you think nothing’s changed in the past 50 years, ask somebody who lived through the Selma or Chicago or Los Angeles of the 1950s,” Obama said.
Throughout his more-than-30-minute speech, Obama emphasized that the Selma march was not limited in time and involved more than just a fight for voting rights, suggesting it spanned to present day and beyond to illustrate the push for gay rights, guaranteed education and improved economic opportunities for poorer Americans.
“The march on Selma was part of a broader campaign that spanned generations, the leaders that day part of a long line of heroes,” Obama said.
In one of the speech’s most energetic moments, Obama called on the dozens of members of Congress in attendance to return to Washington and rally support among their colleagues to “restore” the Voting Rights Act this year.
“It is important for all of us to know that the story of Selma is the story of America,” said Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), the first black woman elected to Congress from the state.
“Selma is now. Every generation faces its own social and political struggles,” Sewell said. “There is unfinished business of the voting rights movement.”
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was injured in the march in 1965, reflected on being able to introduce a black president, saying he would not have been able to consider the idea when standing on the same bridge half a century ago.
“On that day, 600 people marched into history,” Lewis said.
“It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills. A contest to determine the true meaning of America,” Obama said of the day.
“They marched as Americans who had endured hundreds of years of brutal violence,” he added later.
Obama reflected on America’s dynamism, saying, “it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals.”
Obama suggested that the doors of social change and opportunity flung open for Americans of different races, genders and sexual orientations, as well as for the disabled.
“Their endeavors gave the entire South the chance to rise again, not by reasserting the past, but by transcending the past,” Obama said.
“The single most powerful word in our democracy is ‘we.’ We the people, we shall overcome. Yes we can – that word is owned by no one. It belongs to everyone,” Obama said, harkening back to his 2008 presidential slogan.
In one tense moment, a group of young protesters attempted to disrupt the speech, beating drums and chanting, “We want change.” The protest drew howls from the Obama faithful watching nearby. A dozen Alabama state troopers moved in, and a woman in the crowd shouted, “Here comes your change.” Obama never stopped speaking.
“Alabama is a different state than it was in 1965, and so is our nation,” Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley (R) said in remarks before Obama spoke, suggesting the state and nation had come a long way.
“We need more men and women who are not afraid to stand up and work for what they believe in,” Bentley said.
There were light-hearted moments in the day, too.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), in the middle of an interview with The Hill, was interrupted by Clarence Jones, a lawyer who served as a speechwriter, political advisor and close friend to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jones said he’d promised his wife that if he met Castro, he’d give him a kiss for her. Which he then did in the middle of the street, to the delight of dozens of snapping cameras.
Obama used his speech to underscore Selma’s 50th anniversary as a time to reflect on history.
“We respect the past but we don’t pine for the past. We don’t fear the future. We grab for it,” Obama said.
“If Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done,” Obama said.
“Our country will never, ever be the same because of what happened on this bridge,” Lewis said. “We’re black, we’re white, we are Hispanic, Asian-American, Native American. But we’re one people.”………….’

Finale: Why We Love

A Holistic Journey

bouquetWhy do we marry? I mean, why do we want to? I think eyeing that green, green grass of marital bliss, as singles we think more of the physical and emotional intimacy and the charming notion of making house. Those who live by convictions of faith or tradition that prescribe sex only within marriage may in particular feel this way, but people the world over copulate outside marriage. So it’s a broader question I’m asking. We are in love with the idea of being in love and want to sustain that feeling, enjoy our beloved as long as possible. We give ourselves away on this point: we root for the lovers on screen and in those pages as they push against every obstacle set before them – culture, race, class, war – and strain to touch fingertips. Elizabeth Gilbert says: It’s all about a desire to feel chosen. [My friend]…

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