Listed below are comments made by Steve Toone between Friday, 15th January 2010 and Tuesday, 26th April 2011
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I know what you mean DB. Buffets give people a chance to show how considerate they are towards Raspberry Ripples like me (wheelchair user). I normally end up having to bark commands at people ( A la Andy, "Want this one, don't like etc, etc, ad finitum) you get the concept I'm sure! As for Bank holidays they cause undue distress and confusion which breaches our Human rights. Time to get moopy Clegg & Dozey Cameroon looking at a ban on the above!
God Ol' Rav fronts up another 'Boys in Blue' documentary. Worth a watch to see how community policing can work!
These fella's are good 4 a larf!
Yeah come on peeps need to expand this BcH series a bit more. It feels a bit under nourished. Give it the BBC 3 treatment & it could make a good 'un greater!
Just went online to check the online feed. Is showing that the programme has been taken off as being expired. I'm impressed it would seem Online Editing staff have made an error in the dateline code. Oops!!!!
whilst the show displayed DVD cases these are probably the backup discs. Footage for that many cameras would fill even a large Hard drive in a day or two at the max. As for the camera shots, I agree likely to be done for expedience sake. Good show.
Pmsl. There's no way that lot in the Ivory palace of Westminster are going to admit to being "Disbled People Lovers" think how much more they would be hated!
It is ridiculous to expect the British Public, tight fisted or not, to pay an additional amount over and above the cost of the meal. It is perfectly reasonable to factor in the cost of waiting staff in the costing's for everything on the menu. The reason service charges are acceptable in the USA is that all prices are shown before the cost of the various state and federal taxes. Therefore Americans are used to having hidden costs! British customers are protected by legislation stating that all prices must tell us what is included. Therefore when prices say service not included you know to tip. I refuse to pay Services Charges, especially if they are added stealthily! In fact I have been into Fast food restaurant's in Leicester Square who attempt to add Service Charges. They normally get short shrift!
I think DDA sucks, it was so watered down by all the Quango's/Lobbyist's that it means very little. I am fed up of being told that we don't have to comply with DDA till at least 2339! It's disgusting, I want to travel independently in a modern metropolis without having to apologise to everyone while I perform a ballet in my wheelchair. It's no good saying it will be done. I want it yesterday, I need it yesterday!
Damn right about those *expletive deleted* buses and trains. I travel by powered wheelchair. Legs don't want to hold me up any longer! Have you tried getting an NHS powerchair into the tiny spaces that are supposed to be in line with National Wheelchair Size Guidelines. The spaces may be all right, but the contortions you have to get into to actually get there now that's just not right! I end up holding buses up and passengers look cross oh dear Sorry (Not)! As for assisted travel on trains when did that happen, even if you book three years in advance they still cock it up!
Yeah, I have several of these type of appointments every year. I have to get an ambo to get me to the consultant which takes two ambo staff. I then sit around for an hour or so!!! Then said Consultant comes in reads the last page of notes and says no changes then? I think it is just a way of them trying to ensure we're not all scrounging benefit frauds! But then isn't that what the Several Governments have accused of being? It must be true then if a politician said it! The consult never takes more than 5 mins and I end up having to waste half a day what with waiting for the poor overstretched Patient transport service to get me back home! Still must not grumble, it gets me out of the house and I don't have to pay!
I would love for my MP to be more Disabled aware (David Blunkett) Sorry however, he never seems to want to move aside when he is in the way of my Power Chair, despite being asked to move by his aide!!! Tongue in Cheek comments beside, I wrote to him, coz I was having problems getting the council to find appropriate housing for me and my family, His Secretary acknowledge receipt and since then got nothing!!! Luckily I have managed to sort it myself .
If I had a penny for every time I had to release the go stick on my power chair because some numpty AB decided to stop dead directly in front of me, I could increase every one InCap and DLA Christmas Bonus by 500%. It is so infuriatingly simple to look and manouver, most AB's are drivers they do this in the car, and yet I have to fork out £50 a year to cover myself incase I run one of the numpties over because they stopped suddenly!! I definitely hate Pedestrian's my wife is starting to hate them too as are my two young Son's. Gonna have to reign in the Pavement rage! LOL
I am perhaps not the best person to write on this issue as I am so much better off this year thanks to finnally being given the honour of being included in the Higher rate DLA club, something for which my Dr's and I feel I should have had for about 5 years now. So yes the £10 bonus does appear paltry, but when i consider it bought my wife's christmas present, and got me to Church last year I think it best to say that the sentiment however, small is in the eye of the receiver!
I suffered from hearing loss at birth, although it wasn't formally confirmed until I was 9 or 10, as they believed at the time hearing aids wouldn't work I was left to get on with it. I have to say the family got used to me dropping the odd pants wettingly funny comment which I'd misheard. I managed through trying to lip read and guesstimation. Then in 2003/4 I had an absolute nightmare period of 18 months getting one ear infection after another, this left me finding hearing harder than before so I requested my GP refer me to my local hearing service who suggested I try wearing a single aid. This was fine although I had trouble hearing from behind was easily startled and the mould was uncomfortable. Big deal I thought get on with it. However, I was still dropping more clangers than I care to imagine. I started working in a call centre, great place to work when your hard of hearing I know! But my initial Access to work interview advised that I could get a part financed digital aid as it would help me process the things going on around me without distracting me from taking the calls. The private aid was digital it matched my hair colour not that I minded it could have been bright green for all I cared. But I then discovered that the hearing in my other ear was going too. Shocked annoyed and distressed I started wearing to aids from the NHS as I could not afford to fund another private aid. Luckily they are digital and work well when I wear them. I say this as I became depressed after being forced into a wheelchair due to a back injury. I was having so many other issues I just couldn't deal with the input as I was getting sensory over load! After getting the depression under control I am just dipping my toes back into to wearing them, however, they are not perfect and in some situations just not safe to wear! I find myself having to remind myself to wear them Maybe I need a check up and adjust I don't know but its going to take a long time before I can trust them again.
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