Disability Rights

2-4-2017 Tidbits

I wasn’t sure if I could ever find the time to write an article for the blog but since I am writing this, obviously that means I have and the time I got is so little so I hope that I will be able to at least finish this article tonight and have it published before I head out to bed. Right now, it is at 2:05AM at very late night, I know I have not written an article for a few days because I have been very busy lately as I had a lot of things on my plate that I needed to do and still have a lot things on my plate that I need to do. I have tried to complete as much I could to clean off my plate, so that I could at least have a bit of room to breathe and have enough time to write an article for the blog without being stressed but that is not the case tonight as I am being somewhat stressed as I still have a lot of things that I need to do. I was thinking about to not write this article so that I could focus on some of other things that needs my attention but I felt that it wouldn’t be right to keep some of you hanging around a bit longer waiting for the next article by me and so here I am writing this article. I have a few of topics on a list which I write every time I would think of something that I think I should share my opinions or my thoughts about them with you all and as well a hand-pick of few topics from the topics suggestion list that I have gotten from you which I am grateful for because that gives me more options for what topics I should share my opinions or thoughts about with you all instead of having too few topics to share my opinions or thoughts which sometimes they can be bland so it gives me some flexibility in that area.

1-21-2017 Tidbits

I wasn’t sure if I was in mood to blog tonight or not, honestly, I haven’t been in mood for much of anything anyway and I decided that since I have nothing else to do for about an hour and half so I decided that I will use that time to blog about something. I know ever since the new year or this year in 2017 seems that I starts to lagging on blog as I usually write an article for every two days for the entire year of last year 2016 and so far, this year I have moved from one article in every two days to one article every weekend and I would like to apologize for that but I have been busy lately with the things that’s going on around here. Nothing to do with my health though, thankful for that and by being busy I mean advocating for the Affordable Care Act. I am still is and have been a vocal in Affordable Care Act especially for the state of Kentucky because Kentucky is one of few states that rely on it more than anything as most of them are people with disabilities like myself, retired coal miners and veterans or children of a parents that cannot afford the care for their child so they rely on that to get some medical assistance for their child too. Being one of several activists in the SaveACA (Save Affordable Care Act) campaign on social media, email, physical letters and whatever else the technology allows to send out a message to the government about the importance in the Affordable Care Act. Not only that, few of the Affordable Care Act advocates including myself had got some backlash from some of the people who opposes it and wish to repeal it without realizing that it’s not just for the people with disabilities but also for many of other reasons which I have included above. People with disabilities, veterans who were injured in war, retired coal miners after getting injured from coal mines as Kentucky is one of two or three states that is the home of coal, senior citizens, care for the child due to their parents not being able to afford to have any medical assistance for their child and I could go on all night but these are the keys in how it is important to not repeal Affordable Care Act. If absolutely must to repeal Affordable Care Act then if it will include expansion in Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot then for the rest of others is up to the people but all we ask is that the parts of Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot stays or expand.

2017 Politics Tidbits

How are you all?! I hope that you all are doing well, I am doing pretty myself and I have been busy lately! I know that I haven’t written an article for a several days, more than a week if my calculation is correct so I apologize about that because as I said I have been a lot busy lately and in additional with that my timing was out of the control as I struggled with keeping up with the time. Sometimes I wish that whoever invented a clock, which in that case unknown Egyptians when they invented a portable sundial and from there the timekeeping came to existence after the Egyptians figured out how to build a portable sundial using a vertical, gnomon or obelisk namely sundials and inventor(s) of sundials is unknown as the historians couldn’t find any information how it started from there. Only thing that they know is that sundials calculates by the sun when the sun moves across the ground and there are some sundials around here in the United States that you can find. You know these big table looking alike where it will tell you the time by looking at the shadow? That’s what sundials is and I will post a picture of it so to give you a better idea of what sundial is. Nonetheless, the time or clock is my enemy because I am never good at keeping up with the time or clock and I would often find myself off the track especially if I am doing some of the things that is time-consuming like writing an article since it usually takes me almost two hours after doing some research then write an article and double checks to make sure that I don’t miss out any information or anything. Imagine if in our lives there aren’t a way to tell what time it is? Wouldn’t that make any difference? I’d love to hear your thought on that in the comment section below!

Donald Trump Is Unfit for Presidency

Past a couple of days, I have seen a few of people who wrote some articles to share their opinions on why Donald Trump isn’t fit to be the President of the United States and shared some few good reasons why they don’t think that Donald Trump isn’t fit to be the President of the United States. Major of them were from bloggers, a few of them were from news outlet such as Washington Post and few of others. I know I have written an article on why I didn’t think Donald Trump should be the President of the United States but I wrote it during the beginning of the election after both parties given their nominees, when the Republican party decided that Donald Trump is the chosen one to be the Republican president that Republican party wants and Democrat party decided Hillary Clinton to be the chosen one to be the Democrat President for the Democratic party. Of course, I did my part as an American, as it’s my rights to vote whomever I think would be more suit to be the President of the United States so I voted Hillary Clinton and in the end Hillary Clinton have won the votes but unfortunately lost the presidency due to electoral votes to Donald Trump. I haven’t written much of anything about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton since the day after the election so that’s over a month ago, since I have written a blog about these presidential candidates. Now that the election is over, Donald Trump have won the electoral votes and Hillary Clinton have won the popular votes but here in the United States when it comes to picking which presidential candidates to win the presidency for the United States is by whichever have the most votes from electors instead of popular. Yes, I mean the United States choose its president by its government in a way and not its Americans and that’s something that a lot of the people here in the United States feels that it’s unfair which I agree because in my opinion that the United States should choose its presidents by the people and not by the government. What I mean by government? Electors are government and the popular is not but it is the constitution law that the president is to be chosen by its electors instead of the popular.

Dear President-Elect Donald Trump

Dear President-Elect Donald Trump.

I have thought for several hours on whether I should bother to write this or not but I have decided that a few important matters cannot be as easily dismissed so I have decided to write this public letter to you, President-Elect Donald Trump. Before I can begin, I would like to say that you may or may not acknowledge that I am not a fan of you being one of candidates for presidency here the United States and on my conscience I could not simply vote you to become the next President of the United States. I am one of millions who have voted Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, while you understand that I have the right to vote whomever I feel that the person would be better at presidency than any other candidates including yourself but unfortunately Hillary Clinton could not get enough electoral votes. Though the candidate I voted for may have lost the presidency does not means that I would not accept that you have won the presidency, I humbly accept you to be the next President of the United States and I am looking forward to what you can do for the Americans. The reason I rooted and voted for Hillary Clinton is because I am a Democrat but if I was a Republican then you would have been my choice but I share the interests and ideology more with the Democratic party than I am with Republican party though. Nonetheless I would like to congratulate you on your win for presidency here in the United States, I hope that what you said throughout your campaign that you want the government to be for, of and by the people instead of for the, of and by the business or corporations which is what Republicans are known for in my opinion but I hope that you prove me wrong with that as I am giving you a chance.

The Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Seriously most of you guys got it made easy, most of you have privileges whether it be from your generations, your backgrounds and the record that you have done all of your lives. Now as for Deaf or Hard of Hearing people and you both have same privileges that you use at your advantage of getting something such as a job, Deaf or Hard of Hearing will have to double the efforts trying to be hired by somebody or at somewhere while the hearing person doesn’t; It’s almost guaranteed that the hearing person would be hired in a heartbeat while the Deaf or Hard of Hearing people wouldn’t even get a chance for an interview. That’s how the society is, if the hearing person has one associate degree while the Deaf or Hard of Hearing have two PhD, three masters, two bachelor degrees, the company or someone would immediately hire the one with an associate degree over the person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing that has several degrees including PhD, Bachelor and masters they still would prefer to hire that one hearing person who have associate degree while not bothering to give the person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing with very higher education along with rich knowledge or skills in a position that they were looking for. Thanks to the society that has been man-made to put the barriers in the Deaf community from becoming a successful person with a great career and being able to put the foods on the table for his or her family while that person with lower education has no family, possibly on welfare or on some governments payroll and practically is set for life even where getting a job for himself or herself is not necessary as the person who’s Deaf or Hard of Hearing has no money at all while struggling to pay for some foods on the table for his or her family.