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Accessibility Or Luxury? It’s a Matter of Perspective. | mssinenomineblog

What if your luxury is my accessibility? What if the things you deem extras are essentials to me?
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Personal Responsibility

Post Turtles/Politicians

 This explains why we get such horrible results from people we elect’

While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. 

Eventually, the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. 

The old farmer said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.” 

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was. 

The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle,” 

The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain, “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with.” 

Best explanation of a politician I’ve ever heard. 

 

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Disability

Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the Optional Protocol to the CRPD

On August 9, 2017 at 6:15:59 AM PDT NC-ACCESSIBLE-CANADA-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca said:
Subject: Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the Optional Protocol to the CRPD

The purpose of this e-mail is to inform you that the Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now available online through the Consulting with Canadians website. To access the report, please click here.

The report is also available in other formats, including large print, braille, audio cassette, audio CD, e-text diskette, e-text CD and DAISY. To access other formats of the report, you may submit a form online, available here, or call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). If you use a teletypewriter (TTY), call 1-800-926-910.

You may also request other formats by replying to this e-mail.
NC-ACCESSIBLE-CANADA-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Thank you

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