Do you or your parents park in disabled/handicapped spaces?

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ROSHAMBO
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April 13th, 2006 at 12:09am
My dad never parks there. He's the best driver in the world. He doesn't honk and he's NEVER caused an accident or anything of the like. And he learnt to drive on a mountainside.
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April 13th, 2006 at 05:10pm
Well Mom parks in handicapped spots...but then again, she's handicapped. So..you know.

It does piss me off when I see someone park in a reserved spot, get out of their car and RUN to their final destination. If you're fit, guess what? You get to walk. If you can haul your ass out of the car and stride about confidently, you have no business in a handicapped zone. That's for folks with multiple sclerosis and only one leg. Best reason to buy a gun in America? To shoot jackasses.
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April 13th, 2006 at 05:59pm
Parking spaces, yeah, I think that if someone who is not disable parks in a designated parking spot for disabled or handicapped people, they shouldn't be allowed to. They have their own spaces. Why park there? True if it's full they have nowhere else but surely there's an alternative.
But lifts/elevators, no. I don't think that's the same. Yes, a disabled/handicapped person would want to use the stairs and a person who is not disabled/handicapped could use the stairs, but it's not a huge crime. They're for people who aren't disabled/handicapped too.
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April 13th, 2006 at 06:24pm
Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.
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April 13th, 2006 at 06:39pm
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Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.


say that to some one who cant walk to see they'r Dr!! If you needed to see a dr and you couldnt because some inconsiderate wanker has parked in a disabled space you would be pissed of.
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April 13th, 2006 at 06:43pm
Magne:
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Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.


say that to some one who cant walk to see they'r Dr!! If you needed to see a dr and you couldnt because some inconsiderate wanker has parked in a disabled space you would be pissed of.
ok, if they cant walk, then they have a wheelchair right? Either way, they have to travel some distance, one is just a bit longer (maybe alot). So you think they would rather be able to park close to the Dr. then get more health benifits. Im not saying its morally right to park there (or legal) I just think they need to pick their battles because in the world today, disabled people have bigger concers, with all the health care cuts by the governments, there is much more important things to get involved in.
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April 13th, 2006 at 07:08pm
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Magne:
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Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.


say that to some one who cant walk to see they'r Dr!! If you needed to see a dr and you couldnt because some inconsiderate wanker has parked in a disabled space you would be pissed of.
ok, if they cant walk, then they have a wheelchair right? Either way, they have to travel some distance, one is just a bit longer (maybe alot). So you think they would rather be able to park close to the Dr. then get more health benifits. Im not saying its morally right to park there (or legal) I just think they need to pick their battles because in the world today, disabled people have bigger concers, with all the health care cuts by the governments, there is much more important things to get involved in.


not evryone who is disabled cant walk? What about the thousands of kids with ADHD who if they walk try and throw themselves under a bus for kicks?
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April 13th, 2006 at 07:12pm
Magne:
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Magne:
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Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.


say that to some one who cant walk to see they'r Dr!! If you needed to see a dr and you couldnt because some inconsiderate wanker has parked in a disabled space you would be pissed of.
ok, if they cant walk, then they have a wheelchair right? Either way, they have to travel some distance, one is just a bit longer (maybe alot). So you think they would rather be able to park close to the Dr. then get more health benifits. Im not saying its morally right to park there (or legal) I just think they need to pick their battles because in the world today, disabled people have bigger concers, with all the health care cuts by the governments, there is much more important things to get involved in.


not evryone who is disabled cant walk? What about the thousands of kids with ADHD who if they walk try and throw themselves under a bus for kicks?

Mange:
say that to some one who cant walk

I assumed that was the group you and I were discussing. So your telling me by parking closer to the building they have a lesser chance of throwing themselves under a bus? It isnt possible they could turn around and do it anyways. Whoever is with them needs to restrain them reguardless of where they are parked.
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April 13th, 2006 at 07:14pm
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Magne:
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Magne:
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Call me inconsiderate, but its a parking spot, disabled people have many more important aspects where they are treated unfairly and unequal. PArking spaces? Probably on the bottom of the list of things they should worry about. Medical Benifits, health insurance, respect from society and not being seen as inferior seem alot more important to me than where their car belongs.


say that to some one who cant walk to see they'r Dr!! If you needed to see a dr and you couldnt because some inconsiderate wanker has parked in a disabled space you would be pissed of.
ok, if they cant walk, then they have a wheelchair right? Either way, they have to travel some distance, one is just a bit longer (maybe alot). So you think they would rather be able to park close to the Dr. then get more health benifits. Im not saying its morally right to park there (or legal) I just think they need to pick their battles because in the world today, disabled people have bigger concers, with all the health care cuts by the governments, there is much more important things to get involved in.


not evryone who is disabled cant walk? What about the thousands of kids with ADHD who if they walk try and throw themselves under a bus for kicks?

Mange:
say that to some one who cant walk

I assumed that was the group you and I were discussing. So your telling me by parking closer to the building they have a lesser chance of throwing themselves under a bus? It isnt possible they could turn around and do it anyways. Whoever is with them needs to restrain them reguardless of where they are parked.


i take it that you dont have much dealing with kids with severe ADHD/ADD?

and i meant to say "say that to someone who cant walk very far"
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April 13th, 2006 at 07:17pm
I have seen kids with ADHD, but never when they are having a fit from it, whenever I see them they are typically calm, so I cant say I know what its like, but I can imagine it has to be horrible. I can still say I think there is more important Issues.
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April 13th, 2006 at 07:21pm
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I have seen kids with ADHD, but never when they are having a fit from it, whenever I see them they are typically calm, so I cant say I know what its like, but I can imagine it has to be horrible. I can still say I think there is more important Issues.


well yeah of course there are. But we should have the right to keep the less able bodied people safe, and if that means specific parking spaces then so be it.

We can also have this arguement about mother and baby spaces should they have them aswell? they're mums can push them around in they're prams all day. I know they cant walk, but why should they have allocated parking spaces.
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April 14th, 2006 at 03:19am
My dad is 50% handicapped.
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April 14th, 2006 at 04:42am
Actually now I think about it my Grandma parks (she can't drive, but when she's with people) in those spaces.

Yeah.

But I consider what she's doing isn't that morally wrong considering she's 83 and has bad hips...Then Again i'm biased.
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April 14th, 2006 at 04:46am
Bloodraine:
Actually now I think about it my Grandma parks (she can't drive, but when she's with people) in those spaces.

Yeah.

But I consider what she's doing isn't that morally wrong considering she's 83 and has bad hips...Then Again i'm biased.


then tell her to apply for a blue badge. And i'm not being nasty i jusy think she could be entitled to one if she cant walk very far. She doesnt have to claim the DLA component to get a badge.
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April 14th, 2006 at 04:51am
Magne:
then tell her to apply for a blue badge. And i'm not being nasty i jusy think she could be entitled to one if she cant walk very far. She doesnt have to claim the DLA component to get a badge.

She's too proud for that kind of stuff. I mean she can only just about have the indignity of parking next to the shop. Laughing

I will ask her about it, but no doubt she'll just give me some smartass response.
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April 14th, 2006 at 05:01am
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Magne:
then tell her to apply for a blue badge. And i'm not being nasty i jusy think she could be entitled to one if she cant walk very far. She doesnt have to claim the DLA component to get a badge.

She's too proud for that kind of stuff. I mean she can only just about have the indignity of parking next to the shop. Laughing

I will ask her about it, but no doubt she'll just give me some smartass response.


sounds like my late mum in law. Laughing
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April 14th, 2006 at 07:16am
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My dad is 50% handicapped.

Eh how can you be 50% handicapped? I mean I'm paralyzed from the waist down, that's about half my body, does that make me 50% disabled?
What would have to be to be 100% disabled/handicapped? Dead?
I'm confused about this percentage thing, these are people we are talking about not maths
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April 14th, 2006 at 07:24am
Incubus:
Porn-O:
My dad is 50% handicapped.

Eh how can you be 50% handicapped? I mean I'm paralyzed from the waist down, that's about half my body, does that make me 50% disabled?
What would have to be to be 100% disabled/handicapped? Dead?
I'm confused about this percentage thing, these are people we are talking about not maths

-hides-

I don't know... He has documentation that says 50%

One of his legs is seriously injured from war.
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April 14th, 2006 at 10:40am
Incubus:
Porn-O:
My dad is 50% handicapped.

Eh how can you be 50% handicapped? I mean I'm paralyzed from the waist down, that's about half my body, does that make me 50% disabled?
What would have to be to be 100% disabled/handicapped? Dead?
I'm confused about this percentage thing, these are people we are talking about not maths

I don't know but I get told a percentage of how good my eyes are if I get an eye test...

There are physiotherapy tests to say what percentage of movement you can get in parts of your body. I believe I know someone who had one done on her hips to see if she needed them operating on. Perhaps Porn-O's father only has 50% leg function?.
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April 14th, 2006 at 02:24pm
Bloodraine:
Incubus:
Porn-O:
My dad is 50% handicapped.

Eh how can you be 50% handicapped? I mean I'm paralyzed from the waist down, that's about half my body, does that make me 50% disabled?
What would have to be to be 100% disabled/handicapped? Dead?
I'm confused about this percentage thing, these are people we are talking about not maths

I don't know but I get told a percentage of how good my eyes are if I get an eye test...

There are physiotherapy tests to say what percentage of movement you can get in parts of your body. I believe I know someone who had one done on her hips to see if she needed them operating on. Perhaps Porn-O's father only has 50% leg function?.

Possibly.

You're such a kow-it-all. Cool
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