Gwen Stefani was performing onstage in West Palm Beach, Florida when she did something beautiful…Read More »
When we vote do we really know or understand what we are doing? If the answer is no, where can we receive information from, certainly not from politicans who in the main lie when they open their mouths. What about businesses, or should I say large corporations and multinatonals,who are only concerned about how much they can earn for their directors. What about financiers and bankers, well can we trust them for did they know what they were doing in 2008.
The young Anti-Brexiter protesters, how many of them actually voted.
We complain about the vote not being democractic, but it was between yes or no and every vote counted, unlike in our General Elections.
In a democtracy we should all accept the result or do we wish to be in a dictatorship.
The die is now cast, no matter if the right result was obtained, for in a yes/no contest either way some people will not like the result, so does that mean we should forever be voting on the same subject.
Something struck me as odd about the crowds in London’s Trafalgar Square protesting in the midsummer drizzle against the result of last week’s (23 June 2016) EU referendum. And it wasn’t just that so many young people seemed so fired up about an issue that many of them couldn’t be bothered to vote on a week earlier. What struck me was the love.
Hearts everywhere. Painted on umbrellas, crayoned on cheeks, daubed on cardboard – damp banners bursting with love for the EU. The crowds chanted “EU, we love you” and waved flags with the stars of the EU rearranged into spangled heart shapes. One girl held a placard saying ‘Hug a European’ and did good business. Another had ‘I ♥ EU’ lipsticked on to her bosom.
It wasn’t your everyday show of political support – it was an outpouring of emotion…
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Born with a debilitating spinal disability, 53-year- old Frenchman Marcel Nuss, met his first wife, Gaby, in hospital as he battled for his life at the age of 22. Now divorced, he lives with his partner, Marie, and his two children in the leafy suburbs of Strasbourg.
“I often had comments like ‘Oh, he’s a bit ugly’,” Marie reveals in Disability and Sexuality: Exploring the Intimacy Option, a documentary exploring the interplay between disability and sexual liberation.
Yet ableism would not drive a wedge between the two: “If you’re drawn to someone they must be attractive to you, so they cannot be ugly. I was fascinated by his vitality, his desire to move forward, the look in his eyes, his enthusiasms, and his love for life. It’s beautiful, really.”
Marie and Marcel’s relationship is one example of how love can be marred by stigma and ridicule. Kirsty Liddiard at the…
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One in three young people with a learning disability spent less than an hour outside their home on a typical Saturday
It was in 2014 that Aleena lost her father, Charlie Kondak, to a tragic accident. Kodak,…Read More »
It is your life to live and if you are happy and content, should you care for those who do not agree. Best Wishes for a long and continued loving relationship.
Mothers who would have them?
The first date was magical. We never even considered if there should be a second date or not. I instead just laid in bed and replayed the sweet memories over and over again in my mind, waiting until he texted again, which wasn’t long. My mother agreed to meet him the very next date. He bought her flowers and bought my baby chocolates that my child dug into instantly despite the late hour. My mom acted very casual at first, but the moment he didn’t immediately agree to something she said, her mood became a bit tense. We all felt it. Over the months I realized she decided in her mind at that moment that he was being disrespectful by expressing an alternate opinion to hers and she blamed it on his bad upbringing as an Indian. I will admit, most of my previous boyfriends would have instantly backed off…
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From the heart an aspect of true love.
When I think about the dreams I had when I was growing up, I never considered that my soul mate might be from a country half-way across the world growing up in a strange city knowing little of my culture. I instead latched onto the dream of a blue eyed, brown haired prince that would rescue me one day from my boring life and give me all the things I had dreamed of. This was naïve of course and I learned as life changed that money does not equal happiness, and good looking does not equal a good soul.
When I met my sons father he was perfect. He was the perfect American citizen, perfect devote Catholic. Perfect son. He respected no one however, including myself and cheated with countless girls leading to me being a single mom. I was crushed. How could I have got the perfect man, and yet…
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My Dear Friends,
Madness!…….Terrorists, Suicide Bombers, Religious Belief!…Hatred for anyone not believing in their belief system….Why?
My Prayers go out to all those who lost their lives in the Brussels bombings yesterday, senseless waste of life under the guise of religious belief, the bombers killing innocent travellers…why!…Easy targets..yes!…..Could they fight back….No! and were they given a chance to fight back…No!
Peace and Love……Peace for all beings…Love for all beings, this is the message of all God’s……
Not hatred, Not Persecution, Not Death!
Namaste with Love
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.
She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.
“No”, she replied. “He’s out.”
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!”
The woman went out and invited the men in”
“We do not go into a House together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added…
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This Valentine’s Day will once again see a celebration of love.Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this isjust a dream. Although