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  •  My husband and I often chuckle about a couple (6+ / 0-)

    who park in the handicapped space at the local outdoor
    skating rink. They could skate rings around most of the
    people there (including us!).

    But now you have me thinking. It could be good therapy for
    either one to skate.

    Anyway, it never occurred to us to report them.

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" — Isaac Asimov

    by wintergreen8694 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 06:20:28 AM PDT

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    •  ha, in nyc the standard for (4+ / 0-)
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      Alexandra Lynch, Wee Mama, goobop, DvCM

      a permit is an inability to use public transportation, well i use a park and ride where people park in handicapped spaces to park near the subway entrance, an elevated subway entrance, pisses me off everyday, i can't figure out how a person can be ok to walk up three flights of stairs and then take a 3o min. subway ride but not be able to walk the extra 500 or so feet to the station.

      Solvent Green is Grandma

      by mad cow on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 07:17:31 AM PDT

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      •  I guarantee you (6+ / 0-)

        that if my husband or I did those three flights of stairs, any decrease in further walking we had to do would be like a blessing from God.

        He has COPD, and would have to get his breath back on each landing.

        I have fibromyalgia, and three flights of stairs would drain me badly.

        We both look perfectly normal.

        When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

        by Alexandra Lynch on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 07:28:40 AM PDT

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    •  Probably would be good therapy - low impact, (3+ / 0-)
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      Ice Blue, Cali Scribe, DvCM

      improves mobility and strength. The ice dancers I knew had lovely bodies (not always svelte) and several had taken it up when they developed health issues and faced their need for exercise.

      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Wee Mama on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 07:40:31 AM PDT

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