Two Topics For Two Days

While responding to a followers blog post on the process how manga is translated into English, two topics popped into my head, (shout out goes to Anime Girls NYC). 🙂 If it wasn’t for her topic, these would have been forgotten and left by the road. Before starting, let me state that the first topic is personal and a bit of a warning for people, but leads into tomorrow’s topic.

 

By now about everyone who follows me here and Facebook knows I have Cerebral Palsy, I’ve had it since birth, leaving me one handed and chair bound, but the brain works great. 🙂 For all of my life there were things to overcome, some anger etc., but anything I wanted to do, my parents found a way to get me to said goal. Earning my black belt, competing in weapons demonstrations, horseback riding, traveling around the country as part of a sports team, I did it!

 

I’ve always adapted to do things one handed, thanks to my parents. Even later, their guidance helps me do things I wanna do. A few years ago, someone claiming to be a doctor saw one of my videos demoing how I played the PS3 one handed messaged me and wanted to ask questions. First time I answered him as well as possible, but in time, his questions got odd, meaning he’d repeat them, until I asked what this was about.

 

This answer made the rest of my red flags fly. He claimed to be working for a hospital in Canada, researching a treatment for C.P. to help people with it walk and have more control. Now though I haven’t read up on things lately, if there WAS a treatment, I would’ve heard about it. The conversion lasted over a few months of emails, even someone claiming to be his brother that had Cerebral Palsy emailed me several times.

 

Got to a point where I told him to send me the info to look over for myself, but after that, that was it, he never replied. His “brother” never emailed, so it is a very good guess that doc was scamming me.

 

What are your thoughts? I’d love to here your take about this.

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While heading to bed last night, this topic

Aside

While heading to bed last night, this topic came to mind, & yes it has something to do with the “system”. Before starting, let me say two things. One: I DO NOT believe in all these secret society crap theories my family tries to feed me! And two: I understand with my disability, there’s not much work out there for me, but let me get to the point.

 

A few years ago, something woke me up, motivating me to want to look for work. It doesn’t need to be said that I’m on Government Assistance, but given how little  the state “helps”, it’s no help. At the time, I told ny caseworker what I wanted to do and this is what she told me: “Well, you know, if you did that, the state would shut your assistance off. Besides, what can you do?”

 

My response to her was: “First off, the state aid you people DO give me doesn’t pay for a pot to piss in, so it’s like I’m paying for stuff myself. Second: True, it might be harder to find a job, but any extra income helps!” More often then not, I think the state tries to keep me down so I need them.

 

Thoughts?