Trump’s budget bites the disabled

The tag-line for this blog is: ‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Trump’s proposed budget dims our country’s long standing core belief for

humanitarianism

compassion

liberty and justice

for All.

Marking the disabled

Photo Credit: Victoria Kaloss

Read here how Trump plans to revamp the budget by placing the disabled in direct harm, truly life and death for one of our most vulnerable populations – mostly death.

Disability doesn’t discriminate even if our government does – just saying.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-disabled-20170522-story.html

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

Let’s go to the video ~

Parking space issues are universal –

http://my.xfinity.com/video/driver-learns-a-lesson-after-taking-up-two-spots-in-parking-lot/840963139992/Comcast/Top_Video_Clips?cid=sf_vidtray_Parking&tab=Must%20Watch

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Feel Good Monday Morning Video; Soldier and partner reunite

US Army soldier reunited with bomb sniffing K9 thanks to

Mission K9 Rescue; US War Dog Association and social media.

Happy retirement and thank you both for your dedication and service, now go have fun!

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Universal Access goes global!

Inclusion and accessibility are paramount in creating a world wherein all voices are heard.

Sounds elementary, trite even.

Not the case – yet.

Events unfolded in India for voting rights and now the Arabs are taking

notice and building a platform for their culture.

This is a part of the dream, a wonderful first slice of cake-

Read the article and enjoy the peace~

http://www.arabnews.com/columns/news/758696

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Hip-Hip-Hooray for the Good Ol’ UK!

This week Britain law makers sped ahead of the US with groundbreaking directives for transportation services. They ruled handicapped citizens priority for the handicapped spaces reserved on buses. Before the new code, ‘first come, first serve’ availability applied.
The change of rank came after a disabled man sued after denied access onto a bus because a woman with a child in a stroller claimed the seat first.
To discover more about this forward UK action click the link to the article below.

http://www.channel4.com/news/no-go-britain

People living with disability, visible or invisible to the average person’s eye, must be given the right of way for dedicated space.

This inclusive action should be the global standard.

The UK upheld the civil rights for their disabled community.

Meanwhile the USA, where their political Senate refused to sign the UN Civil Rights for People Living with Disabilities ACT citing; American holds the ‘gold standard for the disabled,’ fell short in news concerning basic human rights toward the handicapped.

The lack of accessibility and civil rights to justly implement ADA mandates creates separation and isolation for the handicapped person(s).

The disparity in America’s ‘golden standard’ is blatant.
The disconcerting treatment of the disabled summed up in microcosm current event highlights reported below.

An airline, allegedly forced a paraplegic man to crawl off the plane. See link to this story below.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Delta-accused-of-forcing-paralyzed-man-to-crawl-4689616.php?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail

The Goodwill Foundation pays disabled workers substandard wages while the executives earn triple digit incomes. The NBC new clip can be seen and heard below.

http://www.upworthy.com/words-like-good-and-will-dont-belong-together-if-this-is-the-kind-of-thing-they-do-5?g=3

An American veteran with his service dog is denied access into a food establishment. Click below to read more.

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/central-massachusetts/disabled-vet-diner-owner-threw-me-service-dog-out/-/11983998/21655246/-/mex4qk/-/index.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchannel%2B5%2Bboston

The USA lags behind modern times.

With lofty issues at hand, this Blog may seem to address a smaller than life issue affecting our country today.
I’d like to refer to a quote-
“You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.”
~~ Aristotle

This quote stands in alignment with this Blog’s mission; authentic inclusion and equality for the disabled population who constitute 10% of the world population.

We create a better world by living life to the best of your possibility.

See you in October — National Disability Awareness Month

Handicapped Heat Up Headlines

Dead air time, white noise and white space be damned!

The disabled sizzled the week with three newsworthy handicapped headlines aka: unprecedented exposure.

1. Via Facebook, a shared news story headline:

Oh, yes they did…… read all about the dirty mess on a Georgian museum’s reputation by clicking the provided link below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358899/Disabled-girl-denied-access-museum-wheelchair-carpets-dirty.html

2. The Colbert Report, with host Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central station on basic cable, interviewed author, Andrew Solomon for the release of his new book, Far From the Tree

The book highlights parents’ journeys of exceptional children ranging from severe disabilities to prodigies.

While Mr. Solomon used the word ‘exceptional’ to describe the children, Mr. Colbert used the word ‘special.’

**I recommended on The Colbert Report Official Website to use three words; members of humanity.

You can watch the episode by using the link below;
http://www.colbertnation.com/video/disabled

You can read about Andrew Solomon’s, Far From the Tree, by using this link;
http://www.farfromthetree.com/

3. HBO Documentary, Miss You Can Do It, premiered on June, 24th. I recorded the premiere channel listing. July 13th, my sister and I boosted by the progressive determination of the Miss You Can Do It annual beauty pageant for girls and young women with disabilities.

The pageant founder, Abbey Curren, became the first woman with a disability to win Miss Iowa 2008 in the Miss America Beauty Pageant™.

She organizes this event, unsponsored. Abbey Curren endorses positivity over disability for both the girls and their parents.

The Director, Ron Davis, captures the contestants’ inner-beauty, inner-conflict. His film reaches into parents’ joys and sorrows, all hoping for a constructive societal shifts in perspective toward people living with disabilities.

These three ‘Handicapped Headliners’ unveiled my dream, my vision, my mission establishing the disabled onto the world stage as authentically equal members of humankind:

“All Inclusive, All the Time, No Disability Left Behind”

The media left the disabled behind unless a sensational story developed. Sensational stories fade.

Memorable moments shine far and wide.

Prior to the hot headlines my dream scope spanned in milliseconds.

Prior to last week, my DVR saves three personally significant shining millisecond moments.

1. Master Chef Finale; 2012 – Winner Christine Ha crowned first blind Master Chef.

2. Master Chef Episode 9 – Pressure Test 3; Co-competitor Josh Marks cups and guides the hands of blind home cook, Christine Ha during a visual presentation on ‘how to make homemade tortellini.’

**I wrote Fox thanking executive staff for not cutting the episodic millisecond.

3. 2012 London Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony; Promoted a deaf percussionist, a deaf and hard of hearing children’s choir making certain to include the wheelchair-bound singers in the shot and focusing on a wheelchair-bound dancer performing on stage beside fellow dancers. I wept into my sister’s arms after watching that millisecond.

**I wrote to Danny Boyle thanking him for his all-encompassing visionary production.

My gloriously short, sweet dream realized, now expands!

I recharge, ravenous for enriched shining moments.

Do you have any dreams realized? Any awaiting realization?

Feel free to share!

Warmly,
Victoria Kaloss
Living Life to the Best of Your Disability
‘All Inclusive, All the Time
No Disability Left Behind’

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