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  • #91962
    Re: DLA to PIP Changeover Delayed….

    @amgmod wrote:


    Careful there :nono: you almost made the “ordinary scrougng crip” soud like a mental health issue :roll:

    Sorry, was the irony / Daily-Heil-speak / IDS-propaganda emoticon not working? :roll:

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    #91959
    Re: DLA to PIP Changeover Delayed….

    @taungfox wrote:

    …The general re-assessment will start in October 2015.

    Which is, of course, as has been observed before, just after the next general election.

    So avoids the possibility of voters responding to all the negative headlines about the poor crips losing their support (I mean the heroic, deserving, media-friendly, paralympian-type crips, not the ordinary scrounging crips who’ve wrecked our economy).

    And it will be far enough away from the next election that voters will have forgotten about it by the time they get the chance to vote again.

    It’s so nakedly political that it almost takes the breath away. But the government continues to get away with it.

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    #91957
    Re: DLA to PIP Changeover Delayed….

    @taungfox wrote:


    Just on the off chance we have any valued friends in say East Anglia, do not worry about this. They are talking
    about the first stage of this process, where only people whose fixed term award ends or those who report
    a change in circumstances. The general re-assessment will start in October 2015.

    Not concerned for myself, because unless someone invents a miracle cure, then in DWP terms my condition isn’t going to change.

    But it is concerning for others I know living locally who aren’t yet at that stage. It’s going to be a big discouragement for them to report a change in circumstances if their condition does get worse. We are being experimented on.

    The whole thing is, undoubtedly, in a complete (and completely predictable and indeed predicted) mess. But the Tories and their Lib Dem buddies are too far down the road to roll the process back, as they would if they had any moral compass.

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    #91817
    Re: when the “help” gets sick

    @catatude wrote:

    …any ideas on how to get saucer of catfood on the cat mat without getting it all over the floor…

    I tend to put the cat’s bowl on the floor first, then lower her food into it. It works reasonably well.

    Though mine too tends to prefer to eat my food off my plate. Fish or chicken is her favourite. She prowls around the table while I’m eating, just in case…

    Good luck, catatude. Hope things sort themselves out soon.

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    #91810
    Re: Government sticks with 20m

    Excellent critique by the awesome Sue Marsh:

    http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/government-cheat-again.html?spref=tw

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    #91807
    Re: Government sticks with 20m

    It’s a repeated pattern of the way this government works:

    Announce extreme policy: —> Public reaction leads to difficult headlines and bad publicity for government.
    Announce “consultation”: —> Bad headlines die down.
    A few weeks / months later, sneak out results of “consultation”, and quietly let it be known that you’re sticking with the original policy anyway: —> Not many people notice this time, so get away with it.

    Thanks, Tories and your spineless LibDem chums.

    @miracle77 wrote:


    Im beginning to think I will vote yes to independence despite not liking Mr Salmond!

    If you Scots do vote for independence, I’m going to be very tempted to move up there, if you’ll have me.

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    #91803
    Re: Government sticks with 20m

    From the DWP “consultation” report:

    “Respondents were concerned that the current 20 metres distance used
    in the criteria would have negative consequences for individuals. Many
    respondents were concerned about the impact on people moving from
    the higher rate of DLA to the standard rate of PIP who would lose
    access to a Motability scheme car. They felt this could increase isolation
    and reduce independence, have significant financial impact, and cause
    deterioration in their physical and mental health.”

    Government: “Yeah? Well, we don’t care about you crips. We’re doing it anyway.”

    Thanks, Cameron and Clegg and your friends. We will remember.

    http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=29478

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    #87952
    Re: The sporting life

    @amgmod wrote:

    Just thought – this is the tourny that is being held in that country that is as hot as Hdes most of the time .. the news was waffling on about moving the dates to the winter ….. why can’t they play at a cooler time of day or when it is dark and floodlight or is that being too girlie logical??

    That’s the tournament due to take place in Qatar in 2022, I believe (for financial / political reasons). When it will be too hot whatever time of day they play, if it’s at the usual time of year.

    Next year’s World Cup will be in Brazil, where it’ll be gorgeous. Though I haven’t yet worked out what time of day it’ll be over here. At least the next Rugby (that’s Union, Cassini ;) ) World Cup will be in England.

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    #91738
    Re: The Thousand Sneeze Day…….

    @taungfox wrote:

    Right on cue, I have woken up today a lovely sunny mild day to three and a half
    hours of outrageous sneezing…

    I hit a patch when on bright sunny days, especially in the autumn / winter, and especially first thing in the morning, I’d just sneeze and sneeze. In the end we worked out it was just a strange kind of allergy, which could be controlled by use of a simple nasal inhaler or hayfever-type tablets.

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    #91442
    Re: Happy Birthday Criptic!!

    Haven’t been around here much recently, but very belated birthday happies from me too. 8-)

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    #91713
    Re: Pneumo Too !……

    @miracle77 wrote:

    … got the pneumonia jab about 4 years ago as if in at risk group you should get it. I think it lasts a lot longer and is not an annual thing….

    I had the pneumonia jab a couple of years ago, along with my flu jab. I’m pretty sure the GP said the pneumo jab is a once-only thing, should protect you for life.

    Last time I had the flu was about 15 years ago, and it had a devastating effect on my disability, leading to a certain loss of mobility that I’ve never recovered. So I don’t take the risk of not having the jab now. I was always fairly haphazard about having it before.

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    #91453
    Re: Poor Mrs O……

    @taungfox wrote:

    ….Clearly a case of severe allergy to something malign. These
    poor people suffer for years before finally finding the major irritant was in
    their own house all the time.

    Poor woman may just be afraid to go out in case she bumps into those irritating neighbours again. That would also be understandable.

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    #91387
    Re: Changes

    I know they’re difficult times, and everyone has to handle them in their own way. I’ve struggled with changes very badly at times.

    But the one piece of advice I would give is to plan ahead as much as you can. Try to stay at least one step ahead of the changes you’re likely to face. You tend to make far better decisions when you’re not dealing with a crisis caused by suddenly being unable to do something that affects your day-to-day life. Much as it’s sometimes hard to look into a future that may be difficult to face, then planning for it will help ease the transitions you may need to make. Good luck!

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    #91297
    Re: HUB PUB -20th Sept

    @amgmod wrote:

    @taungfox wrote:

    Well Dr Peter popped in with a cure.

    What more could we ask for ?

    I made his Gin a triple of the under the counter gooooood stuff ;)

    Glugs it down. Cheers! See you soon, folks!

    [waves cheerily on way out]

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    #91288
    Re: HUB PUB -20th Sept

    @amgmod wrote:

    Usually myworms do not last this long and have moved onto something else.

    Can’t stop, just flying through the pub at the end of the working day, downing a very quick and very stiff gin, before going to get the Friday curry.

    But I have what I reckon is an infallible earworm cure, though some who’ve tried it reckon it makes the problem worse. So you click on the link at your own peril:
    [youtube:3mtghzmp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcJ-wNmazHQ[/youtube:3mtghzmp]

    Have a fun weekend, folks!

    :music: I edited to add the YouTube BB code ~ AmgMod

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    #91271
    Re: Welcome New Members…..

    If only I had a house with thirteen kitchens…

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    #91252
    Re: Poll – Are you coming to our National Conference?

    Sorry but no. No way of getting to Nottingham (unless I could get myself kidnapped by Merry Men).

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    #91149
    Re: Les

    Good to see you back aboard, Woogy.

    Sorry to hear about your housing troubles, and about your mate Les. Sometimes (well, often, actually) life just doesn’t seem fair.

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    #91145
    Re: Toilet Risers / Getting off the Loo

    @catatude wrote:

    I am waiting on getting a Closomat riser shower chair…

    That’s brilliant. I can recommend the Clos-o-mat riser very highly. It kept my level of independence up for some years.

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    #87067
    Re: Review: Biobidet 1000

    @chagrin wrote:

    What make and model was the toilet riser you mentioned? Is it a raised seat or does it mechanically elevate you?

    The one that we have is a Palma Vita Compatible lifter, which is designed to fit over the Clos-o-mat toilet. It elevates the user mechanically, to standing height if needed.

    Details here: http://www.clos-o-mat.com/index.php/products/toilet-lifters/palma-vita-compatible.html

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