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I don't pay much attention to handicap parking scofflaws.
Tonka, I have a computer guru coming over tomorrow morning to try and fire up my computer.
Went to Fry's today and kinda chewed the guy out when he started laughing about my problem. I had to remind him that I did buy it off them originally. It's only a few years old and has always worked fine for me.
It's just really disappointing that I may have to shell out a few hundred dollars because someone hacked my system.
I'll let you know what happens.

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Sep 14, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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I am also familiar with the diseases on your list. You have been dealt a rotten hand, no doubt about it.How do you cope when you have a flare up someplace like Nepal or Morocco?
I've been really lucky for the most part. I did get really sick in Morocco, and I still maintain that if everyone had just let me ALONE and NOT insisted I go to the ER I wouldn't have gotten as sick as I did, but, whatever yanno? The hospital, and I use that word loosely, in that neighborhood left a lot to be desired. Fortunately the consulate took pity on me and got me seen by the same doctors the (American) embassy workers use so I lived.

Also a lot of it was when I was younger and dealt with/bounced back easier, before the COPD and CHF...

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PEllen wrote:
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I am not defending eDog here.
I think the question is whether the parking placards should be confined to people who have mobility limitations or whether they should also be available to people with exertional limitations.
I'm sure Chicago has abuses. It's Chicago. If there wasn't corruption it just wouldn't be Chicago.:) There are abuses to all systems everywhere in all cities. That's life. I do not think though that the vast majority of people are abusing the system, the rare doctor that will sign it for any reason (and $$$ I imagine) not withstanding.

I get the whole mobility limitations thing, but really, someone in a wheelchair actually could possibly have an easier (nor easy, just easiER) time getting from A to B than I do, especially if it's motorized. There is not a need to stop in order to breathe every few feet, there is not the non-cooperation of their muscles and joints when trying to walk, there is not a loss of balance threatening to topple them on to the asphalt in front of the entire world.

Unless you (the general you) need to stop every 15 feet because it's too far to walk for all of the reasons I listed (medically) independently and in any configuration as well as a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't mention then you (again the general you) have no idea how important it is to be able to park as close as possible.

And no matter what anyone thinks about what Edog was trying to say, the fact that he not only questioned my need, but the manner in which he did it cast doubt on my veracity. It was offensive and insulting. It is a perfect example of the DB woman today who thinks that they know better than ALL of my doctors whether or not I have mobility issues.

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Sep 14, 2013
 
so close yet so far for me on some of the stuff from germany.... haven't been to oktoberfest (too many people for my liking) and we haven't made it to the big castle. while we haven't made it to frankfurt for the christmas market, we have been to nurnburg (sp?) which was the first, adn the one in hte big square in munich, which is very large.

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edogxxx wrote:
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I was not offering opinion on what to "do" about people gaming the system. My point was the system can be abused.
no shit einstein. Everything can be abused. So because its possible to abuse the system, its ok to assume anyone who does not look crippled enough for you is committing fraud and needs to be put on trial by some stranger in a parking lot?
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Sep 14, 2013
 
loose cannon wrote:
I don't pay much attention to handicap parking scofflaws.
Tonka, I have a computer guru coming over tomorrow morning to try and fire up my computer.
Went to Fry's today and kinda chewed the guy out when he started laughing about my problem. I had to remind him that I did buy it off them originally. It's only a few years old and has always worked fine for me.
It's just really disappointing that I may have to shell out a few hundred dollars because someone hacked my system.
I'll let you know what happens.
You- you probably have a placard to park IN the stores!

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PEllen wrote:
I think the question is whether the parking placards should be confined to people who have mobility limitations or whether they should also be available to people with exertional limitations.
Its fine to discuss what you think the law SHOULD be. I have no issue with conversation about how the system could be modified to reduce abuses. But seeing as right now, the law allows for people with exertional limitations to get one, it is out of line to go up to a stranger and pretty much say, "You, sir. You are not displaying what I consider to be the requisite limp to deserve a handicapped placard. You must be faking or using someone else's placard. I demand you prove to ME that you are authorized to use that spot! Disclose to me your medical reason for having that placard"

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Sep 14, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>no shit einstein. Everything can be abused. So because its possible to abuse the system, its ok to assume anyone who does not look crippled enough for you is committing fraud and needs to be put on trial by some stranger in a parking lot?
No.

And never said otherwise.

Again, you're trying to engage me in a argument that only exists in your head.

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Sep 15, 2013
 
loose cannon wrote:
I don't pay much attention to handicap parking scofflaws.
Tonka, I have a computer guru coming over tomorrow morning to try and fire up my computer.
Went to Fry's today and kinda chewed the guy out when he started laughing about my problem. I had to remind him that I did buy it off them originally. It's only a few years old and has always worked fine for me.
It's just really disappointing that I may have to shell out a few hundred dollars because someone hacked my system.
I'll let you know what happens.
Wow, Good luck with the techguy....we really need to get one again...our guy moved to Atlanta, though we should try him....Atlanta's not what many think...lol....i get tons of cookies, and i doubt that topix is blameless.....it just gets slower and slower sometimes....

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Sep 15, 2013
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
so close yet so far for me on some of the stuff from germany.... haven't been to oktoberfest (too many people for my liking) and we haven't made it to the big castle. while we haven't made it to frankfurt for the christmas market, we have been to nurnburg (sp?) which was the first, adn the one in hte big square in munich, which is very large.
Years ago, i was at a traditional Spring Market in Munich, but have always wanted to see the Nurnburg, as that Christmas is supposed to be wonderful...what did you think? How cold was it?...lol...i am wimpy now, about cold....I loved Germany....
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Sep 15, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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True. Edog was being a doosh and it pissedmeoff. There are only *so many* handicapped spots so if people get all butt hurt because one isn't available, they need help. I mean I don't get all pushed out of shape when I go to the grocery store and they are all taken, I just find the next closest spot.
FWIW when there are spots close enough, and it doesn't impose a severe problem for me...that is if it doesn't take 30 minutes to walk 20 feet, I will park in other than disabled because I figure there might be someone who needs it more than I do; wheelchair, van with a lift for a wheelchair, someone with crutches or a cane (I don't need a cane right now, though it is in my car just in case). Actually this is the case probably 9/10 times because I try to patronize places that aren't crazy packed with people. Not for parking reasons more for I don't like people reasons. <shrug>
That's generous of you.
Those old codgers p!ss me off when there is no spot. I only help once a year for an event and they get nasty and will yell at our student volunteers. Uncool. I don't care how old and feeble you think you are, you do not get innappropriate with teen volunteers doing what we ask. The entitlement over that dumb decal is astounding, lol.
If you bring the form to a dr the office usually puts a "sign here" tabby and it gets in the file. I'm convinced most docs just sign without even seeing what it is! They rely on staff frighteningly too much.
My mom has one and I hate it. She has disabilities but honestly--walking is the very thing she needs!!
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Sep 15, 2013
 
Jumping of pellen, every place has abuses, which is why we are going bankrupt in a flash!

Get this crap: my brother was declared disabled (I don't think anyone would argue his was one of only like 3 that are auto-accepted).
My granny got about $7/month in food stamps and asked about bro--lady freaking approved it with NO proof! We used it for water and supplies, naturally, but after he passed, they kept sending them, even though I notified everyone!
We are not thieves. Mom had to drive down and tell them he was gone and stop sending them.

Now spread that disgust to the nation....gross.

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Sep 15, 2013
 
Of course you do!
I have a 2TB that is in the safe, I pull it out, backup what I want and then put it back. Sucks that you cant back up the entire OS.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Not necessarily. Can unplug from one and plug into the other as needed. I have mine plugged into the desktop and shared over the home network and access it wirelessly from the lap top

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Sep 15, 2013
 
cheluzal wrote:
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That's generous of you.
Those old codgers p!ss me off when there is no spot. I only help once a year for an event and they get nasty and will yell at our student volunteers. Uncool. I don't care how old and feeble you think you are, you do not get innappropriate with teen volunteers doing what we ask. The entitlement over that dumb decal is astounding, lol.
If you bring the form to a dr the office usually puts a "sign here" tabby and it gets in the file. I'm convinced most docs just sign without even seeing what it is! They rely on staff frighteningly too much.
My mom has one and I hate it. She has disabilities but honestly--walking is the very thing she needs!!
Honestly a lot of people from that Great Depression/WW2 age cohort piss me off too. I completely understand what you mean by the entitlement attitude; "I am X years old so I can act any way/do anything/say anything I want to." Yeah no, getting old doesn't equal reverting to being 2 years old. If it *does* then I as an adult get to make decisions for you. Make up your mind then; you are either an adult with all that entails including politeness, or you are a 2 year old and you defer to me to make choices for you...

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Sep 15, 2013
 
cheluzal wrote:
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If you bring the form to a dr the office usually puts a "sign here" tabby and it gets in the file. I'm convinced most docs just sign without even seeing what it is! They rely on staff frighteningly too much.
My mom has one and I hate it. She has disabilities but honestly--walking is the very thing she needs!!
I don't know how it works in FL, but here you don't just give it to the staff.

When I lived in Las Vegas almost every old person had one. I referred to it as "old peoples' parking" because like you I was convinced that the doctors there just signed if someone was past a certain age.

Granted pretty much everyone post age 60 has physical issues of some type...just part of the aging process, but not everyone that age is going to have a need for a placard.

Unfortunately I think in some areas with a high concentration of an aging population it almost is automatic for the doctors to just sign it because they can easily justify a medical reason for almost everyone over 60.

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Sep 15, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Of course you do!
I have a 2TB that is in the safe, I pull it out, backup what I want and then put it back. Sucks that you cant back up the entire OS.
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???
You most certainly can. Just need software designed to do it. Acronis true image will clone the entire disk

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Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't know how it works in FL, but here you don't just give it to the staff.
When I lived in Las Vegas almost every old person had one. I referred to it as "old peoples' parking" because like you I was convinced that the doctors there just signed if someone was past a certain age.
Granted pretty much everyone post age 60 has physical issues of some type...just part of the aging process, but not everyone that age is going to have a need for a placard.
Unfortunately I think in some areas with a high concentration of an aging population it almost is automatic for the doctors to just sign it because they can easily justify a medical reason for almost everyone over 60.
Over 60? Come on....I'm way past that and even though you're generalizing you would be more accurate for over 75.
I know I can't get one (never asked) for just having a pinched nerve in my foot that is painful. There is a shot for that. I guess I'm fortunate that I don't need it.
I see so much abuse here at the grocery store it makes me crazy. Young kids getting out of a car with a placard, but I would never accost them re this. The odds are that they don't need it and they're driving grandma's car.

Even my friend whose knees are really bad got one good for only a few months.
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cheluzal wrote:
Jumping of pellen, every place has abuses, which is why we are going bankrupt in a flash!
Get this crap: my brother was declared disabled (I don't think anyone would argue his was one of only like 3 that are auto-accepted).
My granny got about $7/month in food stamps and asked about bro--lady freaking approved it with NO proof! We used it for water and supplies, naturally, but after he passed, they kept sending them, even though I notified everyone!
We are not thieves. Mom had to drive down and tell them he was gone and stop sending them.
Now spread that disgust to the nation....gross.
Even worse, they give far more to able-bodied corporations, billions and billions more! I fail to see how granny getting $7 a month is breaking the country. Maybe your college educated, christian self can explain that in greater detail? For extra credit, enlighten as to why Exxon and other mega-billion dollar corporations DO deserve welfare (OK- "tax breaks"). BTW, every dollar they take from poor and hungry children, where do you think that money will go? It's not earmarked for infrastructure or even the military. What could possibly be more important that assisting poor Americans?

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