Seems reasonable to me. Although "faking it" may be a bit strong
considering how dedicated government is to giving it away.
As an example, my older brother (now 88) picked up some shrapnel from a
Japanese grenade in the Philippines It wasn't a major deal, he walked
to the aid station and most of it was picked out; however, it got him a
small - 10%? - disability. Well, 3-4 years ago he got a letter out of
the blue informing him that it was being increased to 100%.
And a large percentage of the population IS receiving some sort of
unearned government money. By "unearned" I mean something for which the
recipient was not taxed.
There is also all that income that is off the books.
And, of course, that old favorite: the inflated insurance claim. Which
pales into insignificance in the face of the inflated medical bill (to
the insurance company or medicare). I remember when you could get a doc
for a house call for about eight bucks; I had a stress test a few years
ago, took about three hours (mostly waiting), administered by a tech,
saw the doc for 10 minutes for results. The bill to the insurance
company was a smidge under $10,000, no idea how much they actually paid.
We are all familiar with the proliferation of the "I'm going to get it
while the getting is good" politicians (see "Detroit" for a shining
example). Not to mention those (all) from local to federal that receive
ridiculously high wages and benefits.
Basically, we - the entire world? - have turned into a nation of grifters.
My mom qualified for Handicap Plates
She had a total of 4 hip replacement surgeries throughout her life.
Once I drove the van to go pick her up, and used the handicapped slot so she
would have to walk far.
Some idiot started ranting at me about my not being handicapped
Meanwhile she walked to the van on her own using 2 canes at the time.
She asked the idiot if there was a problem.
The idiot went "oh" and slunk away.
Do you hardware store nerds realize you're still posting to
Given the babble about gasoline in the kitchen, shit-encrusted ovens, and
disability fraud, some killfile entries are a bit overdue.
Hey Numb Buns, if you had a real newsreader, you could easily kill any
thread that you don't like. I use Thunderbird and if I see a cross post
I don't like, I simply press the "K" key and it kills the thread and I
no longer see it. You could try that instead of bitching unless you're
one of the weird ones who enjoys bitching. ^_^
Much agreement and I will kill the thread after this. I hate
crossposts too. This got started because some dummkopf thought if the
subject is applicable to both groups, both will appreciate a broader
approach to it. NO, we don't! The OP who (obviously) participates in
both groups thought it was a good idea, but it only annoys everyone
News Flash to the idiot OP: Next time you have the urge to crosspost a
thread - make identical, but separate posts to both groups and YOU do
the work of reading both threads. Don't piss off posters in two
different news groups like you did with this thread.
Of course, there's always the possibility that whoever did it is a
resident trouble maker of one of the groups (probably using two
different nyms) - so it's par for the course.
Hey, anyone who names themselves dufus and can't even spell it has no
business criticizing anyone for anything.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dufus?ru&src=ref&ch=dic And yes, I
can easily KF an entire thread, you don't know what you're talking about.
That's nothing to brag about.
So you entirely miss the totally obvious point that I don't want to see ANY
more comments in ANY thread from the primary blithering idiots involved in
that discussion. Clearly you missed the discussion, dropped in at the end,
and decided to share your sage advice with those who know more than you.
Sorry it didn't work out.
Now run along kid, and go tell your mother she wants you.
"Dufas" is a proper surname Numb Buns. Display your ignorance for all to
see, it's entertaining. I suppose the play on words is lost on you as it
usually is on those who claim ownership of Usenet enough to bitch about
things or fail to view any post without the proper seasoning, if
you must limit your salt intake, there are salt substitutes. ^_^
Ahhhh.....now it all makes sense...
Besides, IMHO, 99% of people on disability are faking it,
(just like all those fakes with handicap parking stickers
as they pull the golf bags out of the trunk).
Of course, I don't know personally of a single person on
disability, so I get my statistics from the Long Island
Railroad and the Justice Department:
You just make things up and cannot correctly interpret data.
You logic co-processor is broken missing or wired wrong.
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