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Disability Discrimination Information and Cases


Discrimination against the disabled or ableism is discrimination action against people based on the physical ability of their body especially against people with disabilities (Definitions of Disability) in favor of people who are not disabled. An ableist society is said to be one that treats non-disabled individuals as the standard of “normal living”, which results in public and private places and services, education, and social work that are built to serve ‘standard’ people, thereby inherently excluding those with various disabilities.

Definition of Inclusion

Inclusion, comparatively, means that all products, services, and societal opportunities and resources are fully accessible, welcoming, functional and usable for as many different types of abilities as reasonably possible. An ableist society tends towards isolation, pity, paternalism and low self-esteem among people with disabilities, whereas an inclusive society tends toward sociability and interdependency between the able-bodied and disabled.

Disability Discrimination Laws

In many countries it is now against the law to discriminate against disabled people in various areas of their lives.

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a number of countries have passed laws aimed at reducing discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws have begun to appear as the notion of civil rights has become more influential globally, and follow other forms of anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation aimed at preventing racial discrimination and sexism which began to emerge in the second half of the 20th century.

The presumption that everyone is non-disabled is said to encourage environments that are inaccessible to disabled people. It is a system by which mainstream society denigrates, devalues, and thus oppresses those with disabilities, while privileging those without disabilities, according to those who describe ableist circumstances.

For example, it is against the law to discriminate against disabled people at work, and when providing goods, facilities and services. There is also protection against discrimination for disabled people who are renting or buying property, and in education.

The law also protects people from discrimination based on their relationship with a person with a disability (even if they do not themselves have a disability). For example, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because her husband has a disability.

Disability Discrimination at Work:

It is against the law for an employer:

  • to harass you if you are disabled, for example, by making jokes about your disability
  • not to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace to enable you to work or to continue to work.
  • to treat you less favourably because of your disability – including recruitment and selection, terms and conditions, dismissal and redundancy.
  • to discriminate directly against you if you are disabled or because you are associated with someone who is disabled, for example, your partner or child.
  • to victimise you if you take legal action because of discrimination against you, or if you help someone else to take legal action because of discrimination.

Employers can treat disabled people less favourably only if they have a sufficiently justifiable reason for doing so, and only if the problem cannot be overcome by making ‘reasonable adjustments’. For example, an employer would be justified in rejecting someone with severe back pain for a job as a carpet fitter, as they cannot carry out the essential requirements of the job.

Examples of the types of adjustments that an employer might make include:

  • making physical adjustments to the premises
  • transferring you to a different post or work place
  • supplying special equipment to help you do your job
  • altering your hours of work or giving you extra time off.

List of Disability Discrimination Acts

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Housing Update 5/20/14

Yesterday I informed  you that I had not located a place to call my own. Furthermore I gave you a phone number of the church where you could assist if you so desired. That was over 24 hours ago. This entry will bring you up to speed as to what has transpired.

  1.  a house has opened up in the Flint Michigan area that belonged to someone at the church of church I attend. Listed price is around 24K, which is below what I have been approved for.
  2.  While coloring of a house is little concern it happens to be the very color I said I wanted  way back in October of 2013. Thus, I am getting what I prayed for.

Now I bet you are wondering if you can still assist right? And the answer is a big indeed and here is how.

  1. If you want to help with a financial gift please continue to follow the directions of yesterdays entry. Simply contact Faith City Church in Fenton Michigan by calling 1-810 570-2200 and ask how you can help with David Lieblers house.
  2. The second way you can help is by helping to fulfill a special Wish List that was created in Amazon which can be located @ http://amzn.com/w/9H6VZ2GSGZ4Y  

Since this is my first house and a “man cave” everything except the kitchen sink will be needed. As you look through the Wish List you may be able to see themes taking place. Cases in point;  Bathroom: Pirate/Tall Ship theme   Living Room: Cars/Transportation  Master Bedroom: Space/NASA/Hubble  Second Bedroom: converted to den/TV room

Please note the following: a move in date has not been set as of yesterday. However, it could transpire by the end of June.

Therefor, moving into an empty house is truly not preferred.

Mind you of this one very thing: It is God who pulled this together and I can account this to  another “infallible proof” of just how much HE cares for one of His people. But make no mistake about it this very God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob uses people on this planet to manifest Himself. So the  final question comes down to this:

Will you be used of God to assist someone in the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ?

 

 

 

Housing Update

For some readers this is a much needed entry.

Late last year yours truly wound up losing a place to live through various lies.
Since then I have been living on God’s good grace staying a month or two at a Christians home. All the while waiting to buy my very first house I can afford in the Holly Michigan area. The biggest issue is money since I am on disability and NOT eligible for low income housing.
So as June 2014 approaches I continue to live on God’s good grace.

Just a note here to my dear readers and friends.
If you are so inclined to assist and would like more information please contact Faith City church in Fenton Michigan at 1-810-750-2200 And ask how you can help David Liebler  and his housing issue.

Thank you for spending a little time today with…..Littlethunder.

Where are you?

The following is true. Names have not been changed to protect any person alive or dead.

I was not born with the name I have now. In reality I was born on July 27 1953 in Norman Oklahoma as David Rushlow. I don’t remember anything about my real mother except that she must have cared about life to make sure I was born. I heard tell had I had grandparents in the Rose City Michigan area but I would not know is only hearsay.

The people who adopted me said hey “loved me” but when their little boy turned out to be the “black sheep” in the family they kicked me out of the house at the age of twelve. Never to live under their roof again. When I tried to reconcile with them in 2005 they again kicked me, and my Christian friend I was with, out the door.

Of all the things I have on my “Bucket List” there is only one thing I would want the most…..

To meet and spend time with my biological family once and for all.
Where are you mom, dad?

 
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The Real Wolverine: Speak Life

Sometime ago I shared with you about the plight of one certain animal name The Wolverine. I thought I would share with you some video of the real Wolverine. By doing so it will shed light on … reality.

Mind you that Michigan is called the Wolverine State. While at one time the Wolverine roamed freely there is now no record a single creature roaming free in the state. In fact, and as far as this writer knows, the only Wolverines one can see are held captive in the Detroit Zoo in Oakland County Michigan.

It is my hope that people not just in Michigan will start to care about this little creature but people from all walks of life. This creature, this Wolverine like so many creatures of the wilds needs our help. Not just in talk but in deed. This creature, called a Wolverine, needs to be re-introduced into the wilds of the state of Michigan soon. Now, today, ask yourself, ask others how you can help.

In Christian circles we say “Speak Life” but it seems only pertaining  to our self. Why not speak life to the creatures that also inhabits this planet? Lets make a change . Lets make a change starting today.

            1. Wolverine Display
            2. Tours
            3. Wikpedia
            4. Music Video: Speak Life

The following video is about 45 minutes long. If it appears I hope it sheds light on a creature God create for a certain reason and that’s to live. Do we not have the obligation to help it?

Remember

I can not frankly recall how far back they must go but I do remember that somewhere I made mention of some new additions to the website. And just in case you missed those entries allow yours truly to remind you to visit the following

Some pages have been redesigned and are worth taking a second or third look act. Furthermore it may be a good idea to bookmark the page or pages you like as I will be editing them in the future.  Please remember that the page Free Graphics is a trial page. and its up to you to see to its future.