IMPRUVE May Partner with
Green Think Tank
for Rider-Owned Paratransit in Chicago
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We (people who are disabled) are used as guinea pigs for medical research and pharmaceutical drug testing, so why not create our own research and innovation to demonstrate cost-efficient and do-able projects that will improve our own daily lives, earn our wealth without exploiting anyone, and feel good about helping the environment and making people more aware of our abilities and what we can do despite disabilities. Meanwhile, let's develop the solutions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Who Will Winner Be of
IMPRUVE Raffle Drawing is
Fifty Years of Tracking Down Terrorists in Romania
Seems such a waste of resources tracking down senior citizen terrorists from the past. A friend sent me a post about Romanian seniors who terrorized persons in camps 50 years ago. Is this the new focus of those who say they are following Christ or peace or committed to the will of Allah or pursuing love for their fellow man or rebuilding the world to leave it better for our progeny? Oops, forgot, those doing this could not possibly be Christian or Muslim or even humane. They may think they are doing the right thing. Though revenge seems sweet and erases sorrow, seems to be supported by Biblical scriptures of the Old Testament, it has no merit in the Spirit. It is a human thing, neither condoned nor supported by Truth. It is ours to work out, handle, take responsibility.
Even in divorce court, criminal court, revenge takes its toll eventually on all involved. It is tiring. So are hateful remarks based on thought of getting back at agencies or people who have offended you or do not provide or cut good service.
There is always a way to maintain one's integrity and dignity even to advocate, organize, do actions, even civil disobedience, without resorting to revenge or personal hate.
|Green Think Tank for the Disability Community works for the planet to reduce carbon impact of PWDs and seek greener living and health, green IT solutions and fiber optic networks for broadband expansion and FTTH (fiber to the home), and persons who support and work in green. We are not looking to harm or jail those who deface the environment. That is what others do, but we support sanctions against criminal destruction of the environment and health of others through pesticides, GMOs, and introduction of cloned, irradiated, toxic and HEK-293 injected food and medicine without informed consent and labeling. We work with BNICEH and IMPRUVE, Chicago Digital Access Alliance led by Pierre Clark, 21st Century Classroom of Sy Bounds and the work of Chuck Idol Sr. of American idol and Long Island Solutions and the band in which he performs in his online and in-person concerts to help disability groups and other nonprofits and encourage people to buy American-made products.|
However, we do not prevent persons from purchasing products not made in America, esp. if they are green or fair trade and just not available in America. We also support Partnership for a Connected Illinois, Broadband Illinois, Alderman Joe Moore's 49th Ward Green Corps, Newleaf Natural Grocery, NorthSide Community Federal Credit Union, RAW, Karyn's, Alberto Bocanegro of Green Party of Cook County IL and aldermanic candidate in 15th Ward of Chicago, TASH, Access Living, Flash Taxi, Open Taxi, Just Unity, Alliance for Community Services, ADAPT, Progress Center Independent Living Center, MOPD, and the Congressional Transit Summit Planning Committee, which was established with the help of IL Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky, in their green work or work to assist or support persons who are disabled nationwide or in Chicago or Illinois
Or just refused to ever shop or rent from or buy from them or send their children to their schools or attend their music concerts or buy their CDs and DVDs or gym shoes...?
Revenge and hate are a b--tch, poisons that infect the entire system--physical,mental, emotional- and leave the carrier of such toxic thought thinking they are separate and apart, unequal, excluded from the spiritual or in their extreme, above the spiritual, not subject to any repercussion or consequences, ungrateful and without grace.
Reducing poverty in disability community, solar-powered adaptive equipment and appliances, rebuilding communities of low income as well as the Black community to live, work, and eat green; and do business with green business.
Maat founded this think tank to have a place for those who are disabled to work on green issues and share their expertise with their non-disabled peers.
I give of my talents and skills when I am inspired, as I can, as best I can, as if I am being paid a golden salary. There is no difference in my work whether volunteer or paid in terms of what I produce or contribute.
However, I remember that "a servant is worthy of hire," so there is nothing to prevent me from being paid for my work except me.
Meanwhile despite family, friends, and ungrateful people whom I have helped almost discouraging me from ever volunteering, I am a disability advocate both by default and need to restore the civil rights and human rights of my peers and myself. By default, most persons who are disabled have to advocate for services--they don't happen automatically. Good health or wellness; access to buildings, streets, housing, and happiness; equity in services and/or employment; and independence in transportation are just a few basic goals that most persons who are disabled set, but never achieve without a price--the price is usually the almost perpetual need to teach the general society how to re-think access, equity and human rights. It becomes a full-time job demanding access, trying to convince the business community and landlords what accessibility means, and finding persons with vision, total comprehension, thoughtfulness and sensitivity in addition to their experience or desire to help how to assist us appropriately in our home and outside the home with our needs without being lax or pitying us or imprisoning us.
Disability is a label, not a death sentence. Those who refuse to hire or accommodate qualified persons who are disabled or do not realize their worth and ability to be self-employed, hold elected office, sit on boards and think tanks, teach, participate in game shows, plan a city's or state's infrastructure or advise its government, or run large corporations, do not just discriminate against a population that appears to have the lowest income level and lowest rates of employment and highest rates of poverty, but they show poor character and judgment and a very unloving, un-American, certainly not spiritual, and a most biased attitude.
But fortunately, the world is catching up with the idea of not having to euthanize or dismiss its citizens who are disabled and discovering that we can also contribute to society--just give us access to what we need and we will do the rest. Access is not making it more difficult for us to afford service, food, housing, travel, or live.