How Trump’s proposed benefits changes will create hardship for rural people with disabilities : The Conversation


Changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance program proposed in January by the Trump administration could make it harder for over 8 million Americans with disabilities to maintain federal benefits.

That’s particularly true for those in rural communities, where we have worked and studied for the past 35 years.

Changes to disability benefits

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Source: How Trump’s proposed benefits changes will create hardship for rural people with disabilities : The Conversation

Donald Trump cuts Donald Trump’s taxes


As usual for Trump, a plan he proposes which will be more beneficial to himself and his wealthy and corporate associates than it will for the majority of Americans, even his own supporters.

Trump supporters have elected a person who is more interested in himself than the people who elected him into the Presidency.

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This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Tax Reform Explained

27 September 2017

After failing to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump is turning to tax reform. Ana Kasparian, Bren Mankiewicz, Michael Shure, the hosts of The Young Turks, show you what’s in his plan. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“INDIANAPOLIS — President Trump on Wednesday began a full-throttle push to slash taxes and salvage what is left of his foundering legislative agenda in Congress, proposing a politically challenging array of tax cuts for individuals and businesses that would constitute the most sweeping changes to the federal tax code in decades.

Mr. Trump, smarting from the latest defeat this week of his efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, cast his tax plan as an economic imperative and the fulfillment of a promise to his coalition of working-class supporters to…

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Bangkok blast – another meaningless atrocity of hatred and barbarity.


This is so true, however, I believe the main religion may go on for ever, depending how long ever is, for with the current climate of one upmanship in many areas of the World being, West, East, Middle East, Far East and any others the future as we know it may not last as long as we hope for. In that the relentless quest for power by a good few of the World’s leaders and some aspiring leaders could well mean that the future could be short lived. Then what will their quest for power bring them and their communities, but do they really care as the driven quest for their own power extinguishes all others.

Unfortunately all you state has little chance of happening, now or the long-term future, unless the populace achieve what is currently seeming impossible.

The last point ‘To prevent future atrocities you have to treat the cause of the disease not merely the symptoms!’ is particularly relevant, but all are as well, but if you could achieve all these others, they will not be able to continue until you concentrate on the disease as well as the symptoms.

Take radicalisation, why are the people who are radicalised open to this action, unfortunately there will not be a common theme.

They could not have the will to resist.

They could have problems which are leaving down and open to be corrupted

There will be others, but all need to be identified and then appropriate action to minimise these areas and ideally create situations where they cannot manifest.

Take the UK, people are marginalised either into ethnic communities and do not forget that a white community is just as good or bad as any other community. Just because it may be the majority, in not a reason to discount it. We need to accept that in many ways we are all equal, however, some are more equal than others and there could be a root of the problem. Again the area of power is brought to the fore for power comes in many guises wealth is one, position is another, and in many respects the creation of some communities could be another, perhaps the list could be endless.

Religion and politics are two main causes, but they are not there alone, for if they were not there others would be created.

It could be within the makeup of the Human Race to which we all belong. If we were all created in Gods own image, then there is then no hope, so could the evolution theory have a better way forward, as this would mean that change will come, but not in our lifetime, that is if there is to be another lifetime.

So we have to ask is there really time for change to come forth.

A very complicated subject, but is certainly there for scrutiny and research. But then could the scrutiny and research be slanted with the human frailties.

This could go on and on and then come full circle, Oh, what a complicated Society or Societies we are in.

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Terrorism has become the scourge of our age.

Too many people have hearts full of hatred and arrogant righteousness.

Too many are indoctrinated into stupid beliefs.

Too many are exploited and manipulated into hatred, self-sacrifice and intolerance.

It is too easy to manufacture bombs and get hold of weapons.

Too many people seek power through perverse religion and politics.

There is far too much ignorance and superstition.

The world is far to unequal.

There are too many people, too little work and so little hope.

Too many live in overcrowded poverty and hopelessness.

The terrorists want to divide, spread fear and destabilise so that they can sneak into the vacuum and inflict their religious or political aims.

The men behind it are never killing themselves.

It is all about power, not beliefs or doctrine – power. The people who organise, radicalise and induce the hatred and barbarity want to be…

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Don’t let politicians destroy Press freedom: Act NOW if you want to help defend the right to read a website like MailOnline : Daily Mail.


The freedom of the press is a right to maintain for they should be the eyes and ears of the public. T/oro place any restrictions on this is creating a state where anyone of wealth, influence and/or power could act against matters where there is a public interest. MPs expenses being a point of example.

You “don’t consider” yourself “wealthy” #Corbyn4All? #WeAreHisMedia #CorbynFacts #LabourLeadership


The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

Labour-Leadership-Contest-Comes-To-ScotlandMr Corbyn earns five times the UK average salary

Jeremy Corbyn says he doesn’t consider himself ‘wealthy’, despite earning £137,000 a year.

He earns £74,000 a year as an MP, and is entitled to an uplift of £63,098 as leader of the opposition.

The combined total is five times the average UK salary, which was £27,500 last year.

(Editor’s comment:

Despite the Labour Party membership being around 75% middle class, nearly every Corbyn supporter I come across is working class and just getting by.

Is this because, like Jeremy Corbyn, they measure their income against that of a  Sir Richard Branson or a Sir Philip Green rather than that of someone on the National Living Wage?

Someone on the current National Living Wage rate of £7.20 per hour, working 40 hours per week for 52 weeks would earn a gross salary of £14,976.

As an aside, John McDonnell received…

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Trump claims his golf courses are worth tens of millions. Until the tax bill arrives. – The Washington Post


He boasts of “iconic properties” worth tens of millions, but then presses local tax officials to value them far less.

Source: Trump claims his golf courses are worth tens of millions. Until the tax bill arrives. – The Washington Post

The Three Visitors: Love ,Wealth & Success


Madamsabi's Blog

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.

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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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Privilege and the Anti-Vaccine Movement


The Vaccine Blog

A common argument for keeping (often easy-to-obtain) philosophical exemptions to school entry vaccine requirements is that failing to do so will cause an undue burden on single parents or low-income families. This arguments serves to make refusing vaccines a right and a matter of social justice–when really, nothing could be further from the truth.

Are anti-vaxxers out of touch or are they knowingly trying to play a sleight of hand? Mainstream media has reported on the correlation between wealth and vaccine refusal over and over and over and over and over again. (Apologies for all the overs–it’s been reported a lot!) In an article titled, “Neoliberal Mothering and Vaccine Refusal,” Jennifer Reich explains that children who are intentionally unvaccinated are those who are raised in families with two parents making an income over $75,000 a year.

PediatricianAccess to medical care, and therefore immunization, is an issue related to poverty, as we…

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Greatest Gift Is Love


So inspirational, with love there is wealth and success, but in the world today should peace be given a chance.

Madamsabi's Blog

A good 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 said. “He’s out.” “Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

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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 wanted to know. 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.”…

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