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Old 04-23-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
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Post disabilied and scooters

Does anyone ride on one of those battery operated scooter things??? Does anyone know if disabililty will help buy one of them since i'm not allowed to drive.??

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Old 04-23-2002, 12:53 PM   #2
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What a cool idea... I'm getting a 1998 Honda 50 CC moped just for fun - I never thought about using it case they take my lisence (If I have grand mal).

About the disability cost thing though - can't help you.

Ha, I like your thinking though.


Old 05-10-2002, 01:08 PM   #3
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In part, you bring up the subject (in my mind) of 'disability'. One has to appreciate the logic behind how Social Security and it's bloated bureaucracy defines this. If an epileptic walks in with the need of assistance on the 'medical' end, they ask "Is your epilepsy under control?" If you are one of the more fortunate ones who have had success with 'drug' treatment (Tegretol, etc.), and you haven't had a seizure while on it, then you are considered 'cured'. To hell with the fact that MAYBE your place of employment might not offer health care. To hell with the fact that you can't quite make financial ends meet. NOW, an ALCOHOLIC, or a COKE ADDICT, Social Services says "gotta treat and help THEM, that's a SOCIAL disease. SOCIETY did this to them. If THEY aren't treated, it becomes EVERYONE's problem."

With that logic, let's just get all epileptics together, quit our meds for a month or so, and, well, maybe walk around and fall unconscious in Malls, restaurants, or downtown traffic? LOL Funny how 'free will' is interpreted here... Pick up a bottle, or sniff glue? Free will didn't do that, society made them. Seizure? Tough luck, we don't handle 'luck'.

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