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I Believe Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

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    I Shouldnt Be Punished Because I Am Disabled..

    I strongly believe that disability should not equal poverty.   I am disabled..I am paraplegic due to a car accident that happened when I was only 21.  I was the passenger in the car, and as in most cases I was the victim of another driver's carelessness...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Wisdom to Remember...

    "It is said that the true test of government is how that government cares for those in the dawn of life: The children. Those in the twilight of life: The elderly, and those in the shadow of life: The sick, the needy, and the handicapped." --- Hubert Horatio Humphrey: U...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Lack of Money and Employment Leads to Poverty of Soul

    I can't give myself and my cat adequate nutrition and pay my bills at the same time. I alternate as to which requirement gets attended to each fortnightly support payment. I am fighting on because I have big dreams. So pardon my skinny stature and lack of interest in your...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I'm grateful that being able to use my Social

    Security Disability benefits allows me to have an apartment and meet the basic needs of my life but I still find myself needing to take advantage of programs designed to help the poor. I get help from church and the community like food banks and home energy assistance. I'm not...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 2

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    Please take a moment to sign this petition,

    I I became severely ill shortly before I was due to graduate from college. I was denied essential medication because the insurance company deemed it to be too expensive, Consequently, I began to have seizures, had a stroke which impaired my vision, and had complete kidney...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    A night at Muhammad's Aisha lifted the Niqab over her head and shoulders. "Ah Aisha sweetling. I wondered which wife I was getting tonight. " His voice lowered playfully, " you...
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    There is still inequality in the world. For example the NFL. If cheerleaders are expected to perform for 3 hours with a fake smile fixed on their faces I think the players should...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Why do people condescend gays? Why is harmony hard too achieve? I am friends with a gay friend and he is the kindest of all the people I met! Gays can be our allies too, our egos...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Love... because hate hurts
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I would love to hear from men that really understand the concept of feminism and are not intimidated by strong women. By strong women I mean women who love themselves in a healthy...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    We are all the same there is no difference just be your self because you are wonderful just the way you are! Peace and blessings
    SexuBio SexuBio 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I've seen so many people go crazy when I say that I don't agree with some aspects of feminism but just because I'm against the radical feminists that seem to control the movement...
    Franchise1107 Franchise1107 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have lived with a disability since birth (1980) in one form or another (Hydrocephalus, Hemiplegia (single side semi paralysis) which falls under the Cerebral Palsy umbrella...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I believe they share a bond and connection that will create chaos if one of them is disobeyed or destroyed. No matter what region you're from, how you dress, your nationality...
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    share 612 tweet 27 email BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost...
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    I believe that it takes a lot of patience to continue to feel ignored, feel less then a equal partner, and not have our sexual desires fulfilled. I believe that marriage is a...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'faith is to believe in Allah...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I believe everyone is beautiful, everyone is unique and has their own quirks, we shouldn't define beauty by the size, height, race, religion or disability.
    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's weird I do believe in him in a way but I also don't.. How could someone right a book (bible) if they weren't even from his time period? From the stories brought along from...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I do not believe in Karma for this simple reason. If Karma were true then it would mean that innocent people who are beaten to death on the street or kids as young as seven being...
    Neil1972 Neil1972 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “The gift to a believer is death,”Bayhaqi transmitted it in Shu’ab al-Iman.Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I si believe everything happens for a reason. I just wish I knew what that reason was... I just recently last week found my father I have not seen in 18 years the last time I saw...
    NellieNike NellieNike 22-25, F 3 Responses 27 mins ago

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    its ok to be proud of your race and ethnicity and not be a racist. its ok to support brown pride black pride or white pride but not power. the term n@@@@ applies to all races and...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T Sep 11

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    I was raised by a single mother. There is nothing wrong with a woman owning property in her own name, equal pay for equal work or making her own health care decisions. Women are...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Even before I became a Christian, it was painfully clear to me that there is a Creator. While belief in creation must be by faith, it is certainly not a foolish and blind faith...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F Sep 5

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    We all live in poverty, let's be real here.
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I worry about the world. I'm upset about the wars and poverty and diseases. I wish I could stop it all from happening. I always think I'm going to die
    taieema taieema 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 9

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    It is another way for the mind professionals to blame the victims of bad luck bad upbringing poverty and general indifference. If PD was a valid way of making distinctions between...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I have a mild learning disability. I was put in a special classes. From Gr. 8 to Gr. 12. I was teased and my English was not good either.After I graduated from high school. I took...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Sep 24

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    And I love people who are as equally passionate about what they love or believe in😊 I love watching them come alive as they discuss it, the energy it draws me in.😊
    FutureVal FutureVal 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    So it's always been my belief that in praise and worship (I'm Christian non denomination) that to praise, lift up your hands, sing and honor God is a good thing. I struggled with...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 14

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    I dislike people that promise me their all. Don't make a promise because this is not a movie.... Surprisingly there are loyal truthful I wear my heart on my sleeve women who just...
    sapphirescorpion sapphirescorpion 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I am an African American girl who , thinks all people are equal no matter what race they are. I only see your heart. I am really attracted to white and Hispanic guys. But some...
    ManiiMorena ManiiMorena 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Men are equally as beautiful as women. You just have to look for the how and why... Our society has made it ok to bash men and encourage reverse sexism. We need to realize: Sex...
    Bixbottomxchub Bixbottomxchub 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low CNSNews.com) - A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in...
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    Maturity is defined by ones actions, attitudes, and decisions. I've known a few people over time who dated much older or much younger people. Sometimes, it seemed odd. Sometimes...
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    I need to say this: I believe in "God" but I don't believe in "God". I believe there is more to life than Ego; so yes I believe in spirit and the power of creation. I don't believe...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I am a stronger believer. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, I believe everyone has a dream whether they like to admit it or not. I believe every has a voice to be...
    lemon101 lemon101 13-15, F Sep 24

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    The extent to which I do and do not believe in God is a 50/50 thing in my eyes, mainly because I believe in reincarnation and other dimensions. To all religious people, I do...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 2

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