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“Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check”

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This January 30, 2015 AP news article found on the Lancaster Online Website talks about the recipient of the first Social Security check, and offers a stark reminder that without action on the part of the federal government, Social Security Disability will be out of money in 2016.  The rich seem to view the disabled as expendable and as such when costs need cut, the first cuts to occur generally impact the poor, disabled and middle class.  If those on Social Security don’t come together and rally for change, we will remain easy targets for the rich to prey on.

Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Penn professors suggest bringing back the asylum”

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This January 30, 2015 article on The Daily Pennsylvanian website talks about an idea to bring back asylums, but not like what people often think of when they think of a mental health asylum.  They are thinking that bringing them back as places of sanctuary and safety where people with mental illnesses who are in danger, or unable to care for themselves well enough to safely live independently even with support can go to heal and begin their recovery journey.

English: St. Ebba's Hospital redevelopment Ori...

English: St. Ebba’s Hospital redevelopment Originally known as Ewell Epileptic Colony, St. Ebba’s now cares for patients with mental illnesses. With changes to mental health services, most of the buildings are now considered surplus to requirements and are being demolished. The tower and one or two original buildings will be retained. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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