Category Archives: Coping for disabled and underemployed people

Ed Roberts, first severely disabled student admitted to UC Berkeley

This is the time of the year to celebrate Ed Roberts’s birthday. Ed was admitted to UC Berkeley after one of the faculty members said, “We tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” Schoolwork wasn’t a struggle, but keeping up … Continue reading

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10 good examples of the ways bad logic leads to bad conclusions

Here’s another poor example of bad propaganda about cannabis. This author has an addicitive personality and she got addicted to marijuana. She could just as well become addicted to any other substance she took, including sugar and chocolate. Therefore everyone with … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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Ala “Dogville:” Recognize the signs of the imposition of involuntary servitude

“Dogville,” a play by Lars Von Trier, filmed for PBS, tells the story of a young woman in desperate circumstances who is taken in by local villagers, and then reduced to the status of a slave. The great actress Nicole … Continue reading

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