Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bless Me Father, for I have sinned..

I did a very bad thing last night. A very ,very bad thing.
You may or may not know that I collect Funko Pop vinyl figures, I only started last May perhaps? Well, I have managed to collect somewhere in the region of 120 ish? As my dearly beloved husband loves to berate me on the topic “That’s £10 a pop – 120 you’ve wasted! ” err no dear slightly more than that BUT anyways a bunch of new Pops were released and they caught my eye as I have several of the same theme in my collection.

Harry Potter, Once Upon a Time, Civil War and Marvel Pops. Well, it started on the 19th of September when a Newt Scamander was released – its from the new Movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ‘ you know from the Oh it’s Harry Potter related , you should really know if you’ve read HP. It’s a Newt with egg – I have the SDCC which was released a monthish previous, I bought him from Forbidden Planet. Then on the 23rd I bought the Civil War Winter Soldier with a missing arm, a HP Triwizard with egg and a Jareth from Labyrinth all of which are Hot Topic exclusives again from Forbidden Planet. On the 30th I bought Oz from Buffy ( I also nabbed a now vaulted Buffy )on eBay but they don’t count here. On the 4th of October I snagged a sparkly Edward Cullen from Twilight but last night, oh dear last night…

Last night I did a very bad thing. A very,very bad thing thing. An incredibly bad and naughty thing in the mouth of Christmas when there are bills to be paid, gifts to be bought with TV licences and Car Insurances to be renewed..

I did a bad thing.
Husband was watching the Broncos last night ( don’t speak ) I was lying in bed with my iPad allegedly finishing my Sims ( DirtyLittleSecretShame) ..

Except I went on to Forbidden Planet again – I should be blocked from that site but – I was on Forbidden Planet and I bought somethingssss….

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My Bad

Wonders Never Cease..

So the Tories,in all their wisdom have decided that those with Chronic Illnessses will no longer need the constant reassessments that over the past few years we have had to endure.

Wow. In 2010 they introduced the Work Capability Assessment to determine who could possibly work and who couldn’t. It sounded fair enough to me, unfortunately I have M.S and with regards to my illness I have nothing to hide,so it sounded a reasonable enough procedure to go through.

I figured they would do an initial ‘in house’ process to weed out the incurables – people with secondary M.S, Downs and so forth, then pull in the ‘maybes’ folks with Relapse Remitting M.S etc because I know a lot of R.R peeps can and do work because they were diagnosed during their working career and just ‘get on with it’ for as long as possible ( myself included )

But oh no, they couldn’t possibly use common sense here . We all know that anyone claiming Incapacity Benefit was a faker, a scrounger, a lazy fat sponger pulling a fast one, yeah we know the likes *rolls eyes* and besides it would be much more fun to pull in every single one of them psychologically torture them for a bit, leave them on the breadline for a few months then tell them ” The computer says No ‘

And that’s exactly what they did.For nearly six years under the guise of helping the disabled people back into work, supporting us, not writing off any disabled person, giving us a chance on a level playing field because we all know a disabled person biggest hurdle in preventing them from working isn’t the fact that they can’t get transport to and from work, nor is finding an employer who is willing to accommodate your disability needs or the very small point of maybe that disabled person cannot manage physically or have cognitive capabilities to do the job in question but that they think they are disabled therefore they act disabled.

Cutting a long story short here the Tories used the discredited Bio Psycho Social Model meaning we can unthink ourselves from being disabled. They then brought in Unum and Atos into the equation and wrapped into a nice tidy little package using the mantra Work will Set You Free or “Arbeit Macht Frei in other words.

But now they have decided that it isn’t that much fun to do anymore after all.*Blinks*