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Bush Administration Turns "Blind Eye" At Needs Of The Blind
Government appeals currency redesign 1 hour, 22 minutes ago

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WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Tuesday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that could require a redesign of the nation's currency to help the blind.

Justice Department lawyers filed the appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on behalf of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

The appeal seeks to overturn a ruling last month by U.S. District Judge James Robertson, who ordered Treasury to come up with ways for the blind to recognize the different denominations of paper currency.

Robertson had ruled in a lawsuit brought by the American Council of the Blind. The council proposed several options for changes, including printing different size bills or changing the texture by adding embossed dots or foil.

Jeffrey Lovitky, an attorney for the council, said he planned to petition the appeals court to reject the appeal until Robertson makes a decision on what remedies the government should pursue. A hearing to hear the government's recommendations is scheduled for next month.

Christopher Gray, president of the council, said that while his group has been lobbying for changes to help the blind since 1995, the government has yet to conduct any feasibility studies of what those changes might cost. He said that during that time, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has made several design changes to thwart counterfeiters.

"We would be happy to wait until the next change in the bills and build accessibility in at that time," Gray said. "Surely, if you did it that way, the costs can't be anything like what is being claimed by Treasury."

In his ruling, Robertson said that of 180 countries issuing paper currency, only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and color in all their denominations.

He said the current practice violates the Rehabilitation Act, a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in government programs.

In the government's appeal, Justice Department lawyers argued that visually impaired people are not denied "meaningful access" to money by the way the nation's currency is designed.

They noted the existence of portable reading devices that the blind can use to determine the denomination of paper money. The government said the blind can also use credit cards instead of currency.

The government also argued that Robertson was wrong in ruling that making changes to help the blind would not be unduly burdensome.

Tara Cortes, president of Lighthouse International, another advocacy group for the blind, said the government's decision to fight making changes in the currency was "misguided and harmful to millions."

She said there are 1.3 million people in the United States who are legally blind and there will be millions more in coming years as the baby boom generation ages and more people fall victim to macular degeneration and other diseases that can affect vision such as diabetes.

"While the government may argue that changing the dollar bill will cost billions, it will pale in comparison to the costs of the vision loss epidemic," Cortes said.

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Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo contributed to this report.
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Must be a troll following me. Within seconds of me posting this, someone gave a bad rating on this thread. Must be a Bush lover.
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Blind people are important too!
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I guess you can't "Comprehend" that, can you?
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You need to tie your shoes before you trip up again. Just an observation.
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WTF is going on here?
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Keep giving the mods their "air starts" moonface, they obviously like this bullshit, inane drivel that you are *famous* for.....
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Don't know what this persons problem is. Just likes following me around and giving me grief
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HARDLY "following you around" you delusional whackjob, I pointed out the obvious INACCURACY of your assertion in your cute little thread title...NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS
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State your opinion and move along. This is getting ridiculous. I couldn't care less.
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With "Personal" attacks........,yeah right.
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Somebody obviously "cares" since my previous posts were ALL deleted????
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:DLAMLT: They were reported.
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So, If I report the armchair Einstein, his responses will be deleted too?????

Doesn't it matter if there's NO basis for the "whiny, he's picking on me" assertions of the OP????
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This is a good news thread. Calm down peoples.
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I believe that they were read, and, deleted for due cause. Pointing out "Errors" is one thing, "Debating" is another, being just an "ASS" and calling me names is certainly just as bad as spamming and trolling. You deserved what you recieved. Welcome to the improved GLP. Don't like it? Oh well, you'll get over it. I know I did, just now.
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What I previously pointed out was this passage :

"Christopher Gray, president of the council, said that while his group has been lobbying for changes to help the blind since 1995, the government has yet to conduct any feasibility studies of what those changes might cost. He said that during that time, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has made several design changes to thwart counterfeiters."

This has been going on for 11 years, and can hardly be pinned solely on the current administration, as it predates them.....
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I believe that they were read, and, deleted for due cause. Pointing out "Errors" is one thing, "Debating" is another, being just an "ASS" and calling me names is certainly just as bad as spamming and trolling. You deserved what you recieved. Welcome to the improved GLP. Don't like it? Oh well, you'll get over it. I know I did, just now.
 Quoting: Mrdjs7


You are entitled to your insignificant little opinion, whether there's any basis in reality or not. I do find your whining to the mods to be humorous and typical of you....

Can't stand the heat......stay outta the kitchen (or learn to read & comprehend what you c-n-p)!
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Did you even read what I posted? ""WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Tuesday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that could require a redesign of the nation's currency to help the blind.""

Another words: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT WANT THE BLIND (Like you and they both) TO BE ABLE TO READ THE CURRENCY!

Is it really THAT hard to comprehend?


THIS IS THE "HERE AND NOW!, NOT 11 YEARS AGO! BUSH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS THAT HE/THEY DO, NOT SOME OTHER PRESIDENTS!

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Yes, I read the original story before I saw it here and yes I understood that the government asked the court to overturn the appeals court ruling but they were CONTINUING A PRECEDENT from the previous administration and while they arguably may be "guilty" of continuing bad social policy, they hardly put the policy in place to begin with, NOW DID THEY?

a little "truth in advertising" goes a long way......
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What I previously pointed out was this passage :

"Christopher Gray, president of the council, said that while his group has been lobbying for changes to help the blind since 1995, the government has yet to conduct any feasibility studies of what those changes might cost. He said that during that time, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has made several design changes to thwart counterfeiters."

This has been going on for 11 years, and can hardly be pinned solely on the current administration, as it predates them.....
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The Bush Administration has done NOTHING to help AND, NOW is trying to BLOCK the help. Hmmmmm, I wonder WHO got the court to HEAR the case in the first place? Certainly NOT the Bush Administration, THEY are trying to BLOCK this.
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The Bush Administration has done NOTHING to help AND, NOW is trying to BLOCK the help. Hmmmmm, I wonder WHO got the court to HEAR the case in the first place? Certainly NOT the Bush Administration, THEY are trying to BLOCK this.
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And the previous administration did what exactly to "help"???

Maybe you can enlighten us who took the case to court since you seem to think you're "in the know"....
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The Bush Administration has done NOTHING to help AND, NOW is trying to BLOCK the help. Hmmmmm, I wonder WHO got the court to HEAR the case in the first place? Certainly NOT the Bush Administration, THEY are trying to BLOCK this.


And the previous administration did what exactly to "help"???

Maybe you can enlighten us who took the case to court since you seem to think you're "in the know"....
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Well, it CERTAINLY wasn't the BUSH Administration, now WAS it? YOU go find it, I wasn't the one WHINING, just showing the Bush Administrations COLD HEARTED move to BLOCK it. You CAN'T deny THAT now, CAN you?

Yeah, just like I thought.
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I wasn't the one WHINING
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That's a good one, Pinocchio! Did you forget about whining to the mods that I was "spamming" your poor little, insignificant thread????
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apparently a.c.v.d.3.0 cannot fully comprehend anything including by not limited to what the o.p. posted.

bush is in the white house at the moment along with the shills that shill for him and his masters. bush could have let this go through but is trying to block it.

it does not take an einstein to realize that this has nothing to do with clinton or any other previous president but only the one that is currently installed.

it is true that it was not bush that even took this to court to help the blind and anyone short of a.c.v.d.3.0 can see that.

a.c.v.d.3.0 has no brains what so ever.

get a clue dude.
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apparently a.c.v.d.3.0 cannot fully comprehend anything including by not limited to what the o.p. posted.

bush is in the white house at the moment along with the shills that shill for him and his masters. bush could have let this go through but is trying to block it.

it does not take an einstein to realize that this has nothing to do with clinton or any other previous president but only the one that is currently installed.

it is true that it was not bush that even took this to court to help the blind and anyone short of a.c.v.d.3.0 can see that.

a.c.v.d.3.0 has no brains what so ever.

get a clue dude.
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Dumbass 2214-

Can you read?

Do you lack basic comprehension skills?

You are an idiot who probably regularly gets (or got) your ass kicked for being so unfuckingbeliveably stupid, and by the way you are hardly an "einstein".

I previously noted that the current administration was CONTINUING a policy that started in 1995, what part of that isn't true, DUMBASS?

So apparently Clinton and his "shills" and his "master" didn't think it was good policy 11 years ago either....

You are truly depriving a village somewhere of their *leader*....
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The real issue is where does it stop.

If you force the government to make currency that the blind can distinguish, will they FORCE producers of CD's to come up with ways of letting the deaf "hear" music?

Should Chevrolet and Ford be FORCED to make cars with enough radar and sonar equipment that Stevie Wonder can drive it ? Do the blind have a "right" to drive, so they are not "disenfranchised"?

Sometimes a disablity is just that, and you have to deal with it.
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I believe that they were read, and, deleted for due cause. Pointing out "Errors" is one thing, "Debating" is another, being just an "ASS" and calling me names is certainly just as bad as spamming and trolling. You deserved what you recieved. Welcome to the improved GLP. Don't like it? Oh well, you'll get over it. I know I did, just now.
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Fuck you, you cocksucking, censorship, pansy.
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I believe that they were read, and, deleted for due cause. Pointing out "Errors" is one thing, "Debating" is another, being just an "ASS" and calling me names is certainly just as bad as spamming and trolling. You deserved what you recieved. Welcome to the improved GLP. Don't like it? Oh well, you'll get over it. I know I did, just now.



Fuck you, you cocksucking, censorship, pansy.
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Siranju-

He was whining to the mods like the little pussy he is! Fortunately, one of them had the common sense to see that nothing I said about his waste of bandwith post was in ANY way out of line and let it proceed!
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