On 01/05/2014 08:02 AM, Daring Dufas: Hypocrite TeaBillie on welfare wrote:
The 70% initial rejection number is (approx) correct...
That said, the approval numbers for people trying for a second time have
I know the lawyers want to get their hands in this but would advise
/not/ getting one the first time around.
Back 30 or 40 years ago it very well might have been easy to get
disability...but having recently gone through the process I assure you
that it was a very rigorous process. They needed /substantial/
documentation going back /many/ years.
I was turned down the first time but was unable to attend any hearings
because I was so sick. My lawyer had pictures of the damage to my legs
from venous stasis and explained to the hearing judge that I could
barely walk at the time and was in a great deal of pain, my claim was
Guilty as charged!
In its report "Too Fat to Fight," a nonpartisan coalition of 300 retired
senior military leaders warns Congress that at least 27 percent of
Americans ages 17 to 24 are too heavy to meet basic enlistment standards.
The group, Mission Readiness, estimates 75 percent of Americans that age
are unqualified for service considering the combination of obesity, lack
of a high school degree and criminal history.
And obesity, they state, is one of the biggest of the problems.
Each of the estimated 212,800 Hoosier young people deemed too heavy
for service would have to lose an average of 32 pounds just to be
considered, according to the report.
Some years ago, I did visit a recruiter. One of the
first things the guy did was have me on a scale. He
said I had to lose some number of pound before he
could enlist me, and then by the end of basic
training I'd have to be down to yet another weight
guideline. And, yes, 32 does sound about right.
At my advanced age, there are some clerking and supply
jobs I can do, but I'm not suited to front line work.
Sarge: Do you hear me, recruit!
Young: What's that, Sgt. Carter? I need to change my
hearing aid battery.
Sarge: Load up your ruck, fill your canteens, and
fall in. We're going five miles up the trail to
Young: Well, don't know about that. It's mighty hot
out, and I'm down to my last heart pill. And this
plastic, hollow rifle sure gets heavy.
Sarge: What is that you are doing with your boot,
Young: Those hard soles are rough on my feet, so
I'm doubling up on foam cushion inner soles. And
then I've got to get to pharmacy to resupply my
heart meds, my diuretic, and my pain pills. Oh, I'll
be in the latrine for a while, and don't leave without
me. I'll be in for a long time.
Sarge: You sure your middle name ain't Gomer?
Yep. I worked with a guy who was only 25 years old and 300 pounds.
He was a big guy but still 75 pounds over-weight and already having
heart problems. Very sad. Plus , he is a smoker. He is not going to
have a good life.
Umm, no. 68 years old and no issues.
Also, no plans to retire.
Thanks for your concern, but I'm in really good shape.
Good health is boring. I wouldn't expect to see posts about
Bad health can be the luck of the draw
or due to neglect. Either way, you have to be pretty
mean to think it's deserving of ridicule.
Bad health is mostly caused by poor nutrition.
If they want excellent health, they can go here: http://www.drfuhrman.com/
I don't understand why but most people would rather eat junk food and take expensive pills until they stroke out.
Sure a quack selling snake oil is always a good idea.
Lot's of reasons for bad health.
How about running too much?
A number of people here claimed their knees went for just that reason.
Just got back from the pool. A half hour of swimming is going to
do me some good, but stuff happens. I could be sick tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm not going to go around feeling superior and
make unsupported claims about "most people". I'm just lucky,
Yah, he's selling a few books to teach people how to restore their health. Cheaper than a typical office visit.
Contrast that with other doctors that are selling expensive health-damaging prescription drugs, most that don't actually cure anyone.
Personally, I'll take the veggies. They work and they don't have nasty side-effects.
Here are a couple freebies:
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