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"Handicap" Sign Being Changed...Why You Say??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by etrain16, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In yet another brilliant and remarkably wasteful move, there is a movement in this country to update the old handicap sign with a new one. Why?? Because the new one gives a better sense of 'ability' than disability.

    Really? A sign? If you wonder why I get so fed up with government, particularly on the left, this type of wasteful B.S. is a big part of it. How many thousands, even millions of dollars are being used to push this new logo change? In fact, if you read the article, some in the UK are identifying this as nothing more than "American Political Correctness" - their words, not mine.

    Is this really needed? Have handicapped persons been complaining that the old sign makes them feel less able to do things they may or may not be able to do?

    I'm sorry, but when 'feelings' are the core of your motivation, it just never seems to work out well.

    And, I wonder, how many starving families, disabled veterans or homeless people could be helped with all the money being wasted on this? This is involving local, state, federal and international agencies. How many damn people are being paid to deal with this??

    We are doomed if this stuff continues.

    Read for yourself:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/peppier-handicapped-symbol-gets-support-but-problems-remain/

    Old symbol - makes people feel unable to do anything:

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    New symbol - "Hell yeah, I'm a superstar!":

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  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I am adding this to the list of shjt I dont care about.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Haha
    How about that milf in the background of the new handicapable pic :D
     
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  5. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Looks like play on the O'bumer "O" ......................:confused:
     
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  6. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    The good news is I hear that Liberal Antis will now have a place to park...........wait for it........wait for it.....ok now you got it, ya know I worry about you sometimes.
     
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  7. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Its makes sense if you think about it, Liberal Antis are becoming more and more mentally ill I suppose eventually they wont be able to read so these signs will be helpful for the mentally ill to park. Its true the law does not keep the mentally from driving just take a look on the freeway on a Friday afternoon enough said.
     
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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That new sign should be reserved for this guy.

     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    bubblegum, why stop there, make half a male and half a female and put a questionmark on it for those that dont want to be defined.. Because not all handicap people are male ya know.
     
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  10. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
  11. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Wait,... If they have more ability,...
    Then they don't need their own #^&@*%& parking space!
     
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  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My mom calls her's (yea she needs it) a Maimed and Crippled sticker - her phrase not mine but she says it so much that I almost called it that in different company.:eek:
     
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  13. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I hardly noticed from your response :D
    I'm on the floor rolling :s0140::s0140:
     
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  14. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Doctor, then why do you request issue of those placards to people who have had heart attacks or strokes, have COPD, have circulatory issues that makes it difficult to walk, or have other disorders that show no outward sign that they have a disability?

    Oh wait, if you were a real doctor, you wouldn't have made such an asinine statement. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy good health and never experience difficult diseases and disorders. But if something happens, just remember your remarks here.
     
  15. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    Relax, have another coffee. No one said anything about you, but if you think past the emotional part, I'm pretty sure you know who I'm talking about.
     
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  16. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I must be warped. When I first saw this new crippled logo, I immediately thought it could have been the diagram on the instruction sheet on the toilet paper package. 4309ba5d-0a2b-44ea-8854-545b29a88547_zps8czbpllq.jpg

    And for the record...I have one of these crippled stickers for my car. I would be one that somebody might look at as abusing the parking permit. My knees are gone. One is prosthetic. They both hurt like hell. I don't automatically look for a crippled spot, but if I have a choice of walking two hundred yards, or parking close, when my knees are really screaming at me, I'll pick close. And at the same time, I'll also be judging the person parking in the crippled spot across from me, figuring they are abusing the permit.:s0133:

    WAYNO.
     
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  17. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    I see. Lean forward and wipe in a circular motion, for maximum cleanliness.
     
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  18. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What handicapable placard? :D
     
  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Should have this sign under it.
     
  20. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Thing that baffles me - handicap parking spaces for commercial trucks at truck stops. If you need a handicap f'ing space and a placard for your semi - find a new job. How a handicap person can pass a dot physical is beyond me - you can't have unregulated sleep apnea, you can't be on injected insulin, theres max bp rates, and you are supposed to have all your digits etc... so how can you be a gimp or have a disabling affliction and still drive a semi?

    Its bad enough the newer crop of cdl trainees can't back a truck or maneuver tight spaces for beans but jebus - political correctness hath gone too far. Its one thing for a disablec person to be self mobile in a passenger vehicle - but an 80,000 lb semi is s different story. Maybe thats why Freightliners self driving truck ain't such a terrible idea. Might put me out of a job someday but maybe its needed.

    How many millions will be wasted on replacing handicap signs over this bs too?
     
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