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White space is the bane of my existence. When it comes to advertising, less does not mean more.

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And yet if you turn the page of a newspaper to a completely blank page except 3 words, you read those freakin’ words. 

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I once read an article in the Guardian about Syria, and the headline was spread across the top half of two pages with a blurb and a small picture, and A LOT of white space. I was furious, because they’d just put the price up to £1.40 and although I still bought it, I didn’t expect waste. I wrote to the editor and readers’ editor, but got no response.

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sssibilance:

igotpillstheyremultiplying:

subjuggulation:

disgustinghuman:

bunnika:


Kenguru is a tiny electric hatchback for wheelchair users By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com
Ken­gu­ru’s elec­tric car has no seats, and you drive it by putting your hands on motorcycle-style han­dle­bars. It’s built for wheel­chair users, who can roll right through the rear hatch of the car into the dri­ver’s area. The Austin-based…

THIS IS SO COOL.

fucking amazing wow

NO BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT THIS IS? DO YOU REALLY? PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS CAN HAVE SMALL CARS NOW, THEY DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON EXPENSIVE LIFTS TO HELP GET THEM INTO CARS, THEY DON’T HAVE TO MODIFY THEIR CARS FOR THEIR NEEDS BECAUSE THE CAR IS ALREADY DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GREAT AND IT GIVES SO MANY PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!

Have I reblogged this already? Don’t care.

WANT IN PURPLE.

This is a single-occupancy car of the sort that went out of fashion here 30 years ago - they were little blue fibreglass things that ran on two-stroke oil. Why would you want a car that doesn’t let you carry a passenger? Also, what happens in circumstances where you can’t drive (e.g., when you’ve been drinking or under sedation)?

sssibilance:

igotpillstheyremultiplying:

subjuggulation:

disgustinghuman:

bunnika:

Kenguru is a tiny electric hatchback for wheelchair users
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com

Ken­gu­ru’s elec­tric car has no seats, and you drive it by putting your hands on motorcycle-style han­dle­bars. It’s built for wheel­chair users, who can roll right through the rear hatch of the car into the dri­ver’s area. The Austin-based…

THIS IS SO COOL.

fucking amazing wow

NO BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT THIS IS? DO YOU REALLY? PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS CAN HAVE SMALL CARS NOW, THEY DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON EXPENSIVE LIFTS TO HELP GET THEM INTO CARS, THEY DON’T HAVE TO MODIFY THEIR CARS FOR THEIR NEEDS BECAUSE THE CAR IS ALREADY DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GREAT AND IT GIVES SO MANY PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!

Have I reblogged this already? Don’t care.

WANT IN PURPLE.

This is a single-occupancy car of the sort that went out of fashion here 30 years ago - they were little blue fibreglass things that ran on two-stroke oil. Why would you want a car that doesn’t let you carry a passenger? Also, what happens in circumstances where you can’t drive (e.g., when you’ve been drinking or under sedation)?

(Source: joshkerr, via msjoeybug)

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Anonymous asked: Asking Anon coz it's more fun. If you had the ability to take your chronic illness and give it to one (or more) people who would you choose? If you want to give it to more people, you get to infect them with the same level as you have. If you don't want to choose someone, here's a different question...who is your favourite famous person (alive or dead) who has or had the same conditions as you and why?

msjoeybug:

pessimistlass:

There’s no way in hell I’d give this disease to anyone, even Hitler. No one should have to suffer like this. As for famous people with ME/CFS, I don’t know of anyone really famous who has it. The list on wikipedia says Cher and Flea have it, but I don’t know the validity of that (not saying they’re not sick, just saying I haven’t done the research to know if it’s credible). It has been suggested that Florence Nightingale had it, which is why ME/CFS Awareness day is the 12th, it’s her birthday. I guess she would be my favorite, because of the important things she contributed to society.

I’m the same, I don’t ever want anyone else to suffer the way I have and I don’t dislike someone enough to want them to go through what I do…I also love Florence Nightingale, I’ve heard more than one rumour that she was a Fibro/M.E patient but I don’t know how true that is..I didn’t know that about May 12th being her birthday so you learn something new everyday!

The theory that Florence Nightingale had ME is just a posthumous theory. The most likely reason for her illness is in fact most likely to be a milk-borne infection. She was very active during the time she was ill, albeit working from bed, something you don’t associate with bedridden ME sufferers. I think 12th May is the wrong date for ME Awareness Day, because it should be on a date connected with someone who did actually have ME and not just something that looked a bit like it - the date is used for a lot of other chronic illnesses. I’ve suggested 18th March which is the date Emily Collingridge died, but that was rejected and there is a severe ME Awareness event on Sophia Mirza’s anniversary.

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waywardvagabondslilcousin:

a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption

one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan

years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal

he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”

This is nonsense: Amal (Hope) is usually a woman’s name.

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livingwithdisability:

My Personal Plea - Death By Indifference - ‘Justice for LB’

The young man in the video drowned in the bath during an epileptic seizure at 18.

A tragedy that did not happen at home but while he was staying at a £3,500 a week NHS care unit. Connor Sparrowhawk was meant to have one to one help and the unit had knowledge of his epilepsy but they thought it was ok to check on him every 15 mins.

Loved by his family and know as “Laughing Boy” (LB), Connor had learning difficulties, autism and as well as epilepsy. His death was entirely preventable, I just don’t understand how this could have happened in a specialist care and assessment unit. An independent report and the Care Quality Commission have produced damning reports about the unit:

“We conclude that the death of [Connor] was preventable… We found two broad areas where [Connor’s] care and treatment had failed significantly: his epilepsy care and the overall care provided by the unit.

“The failure of staff at the unit to respond to and appropriately profile and risk assess [Connor’s] epilepsy led to a series of poor decisions around his care – in particular the agreement to undertake 15-minute observations of his baths. The level of observations in place at bath time was unsafe and failed to safeguard [Connor].

“… The unit lacked effective clinical leadership and they operated a team-based approach in which no individual/s held the responsibility for ensuring that the care and management of [Connor] was appropriate and coordinated effectively. The impact of this was that standalone key safety decisions such as those pertaining to bath time observations were not validated by other professional colleagues.”

There is a very good analysis of the reports by Rich Watts here

There have been attempts to pass the blame and sideline what has happened by initially stating the death was due to ‘natural causes’, perhaps hinting at SUDEP.

I have followed some of the heartache and anguish that his family have been through since the tragedy happened on his mother’s blog. http://mydaftlife.wordpress.com/

My personal plea

My son has dravet syndrome, a learning disability and severe epilepsy.

As a parent of a disabled child, Connor’s death has saddened me and made me very angry. I am so scared for the future of my own son. I already know that if I am not around, then he is in danger. I know that I cannot leave him alone when he is in hospital as they do not have the staff to monitor his epilepsy. I have to make sure someone I trust, who knows his seizure pattern and medications is with him at all times. We do use respite units but I fear that when my son is 18 it will be much harder for me to have a say in where he goes or how he is cared for.

Caring for an epileptic child is a hard battle and every day you have to be vigilant. It wears you down. But you enjoy the good days and try to have hope for the future.

You just hope that one day when you are not around, there will be people who can look after him and will do their best for him. You hope that the end of your life, won’t mean the end of your child’s life.

Connor’s death shattered my hopes. I can’t bear to think that might be our future.

To know that you have spent years battling for your child and that someone will allow your child to die through indifference, and so soon after leaving home, is heartbreaking, soul destroying. I feel so deeply for LB’s family.

There has to be Justice for LB, for Connor, his family, for all disabled children, young adults and their parents, who are living in the hope of a happy and independent life.



 

Lovely to see this on tumblr at last - please can anyone with an interest in disability (especially autism) reshare it. It’s a hugely important issue for anyone looking after severely disabled relatives and young adults are most at risk.

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