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There's a rather young guy who lives down the street from me. He has cerebral palsy and has been unable to walk since I have known him, which is about 8 years. He has to use a walker and a ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 253 comments on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 03:56 AM PDT with 524 Recommends
Imagine living hand to mouth already, barely squeaking by. Come Feb 1 the State has warned you may not see another check for months. No Rent money, no money for food for medicine and even worse for ...
by SmileySam
Comment Count 742 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 10:18 PM PST with 524 Recommends
Yesterday I was made to feel worthless, less-than, something to be mocked and spoken down to. It went on until I cried and apologized over and over (at which point I was told that maybe I should go ...
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 174 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:29 PM PDT with 271 Recommends
I usually write diaries because I am moved to. Today I write because I must, and am reluctant, and so I don't know how it will flow. Forgive me in advance. Those of you who know me or follow me ...
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM PST with 123 Recommends
In the weeks since its flawed series on America’s disability benefit programs aired, NPR has been silent in the face of a huge flood of criticism and complaint, dismay and outrage, from diverse ...
by jenniferkates
Comment Count 79 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 06:24 AM PDT with 115 Recommends
How did NPR end up repackaging extreme right-wing talking points into a week-long series claiming to tell the “hidden” truth about disability’s explosive growth in our recession economy? ...
by jenniferkates
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT with 99 Recommends
It's been said by some people (e.g., former Senator ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 145 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM PDT with 94 Recommends
Lies, damn, lies, and statistics --- the mainstream media and most bloggers refuse to (or are unable to) to get the numbers correct on Social Security disability. It's no wonder they are all saying ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 01:49 PM PDT with 93 Recommends
by kos
Comment Count 116 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM PST with 86 Recommends
You may have read that the GOP's scapegoat du jour is the disabled. Though the Social Security Administration's own studies show the disability fraud rate is under 1%, Rand Paul is going around ...
by HeyMikey
Comment Count 102 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 04:25 AM PST with 82 Recommends
In mid-February, FloridaSNMOM posted an appeal on behalf of our longtime sister Kossack, snoopydawg. That diary did have some success, raising $500 for which snoopydawg is extremely grateful. Her ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 04:24 PM PST with 59 Recommends
Last night I was laying in bed, cuddled in a favorite quilt, just starting to get sleepy while watching firelight on the ceiling (better than a nightlight!), when a memory popped out of nowhere and ...
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
A picture is worth a thousand words. At a glance, women in red states are faring poorly: Here's a Table that tells the same story at a glance. The red states have some explaining to do.
by War on Error
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
by Louisiana 1976
Comment Count 145 comments on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 05:00 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Economists have long known that disability filings go up during recessions, however, they aren’t sure why (but Fox News thinks they have the answer). One theory is that displaced workers are ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 06:09 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
HeyMikey posted this extreemly helpful comment on the different programs run by SSA. This requires a fairly geeky level of understanding of how the retirement and disability programs work. But as ...
by NancyWH
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Thank you so much, everybody. I received a beautiful quilt at a time when it was truly needed. My divorce was coming up, I'd reached two months at this DV shelter, and life was feeling pretty dark.
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 06:45 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Last week I moved into a domestic violence shelter. Púka is with me, thankfully, and we have the handicap room to ourselves.
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM PST with 31 Recommends
This diary has been a challenge for me, I guess I am TOO familiar with the subject matter. (we won't talk about the episodes of panic or hyperventilation either from remembering doing this work *...
by DarkHawk98
Comment Count 111 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:30 PM PST with 29 Recommends
The fuzzy destroyer Very late last month, Kitsap River heard about what a certain cat did to my air mattress, and renewed her objections ...
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 01:20 PM PDT with 28 Recommends