If you truly qualify as disabled you can get SS at a much younger age. I have known people with sever psychological issues who have had family members who almost had to duke it out with some idiot bureaucrat at the SS Administration office even with Psychologists diagnosis of a total inability to perform any regular work, get blown off by them. It can happen though. It sounds like this guy must have really had some issues that led him to living on the streets.
This didn’t happen quite so often prior to the 70′s where because of bad court precedence a huge number of patients were”freed”,mentally ill people who were under State care, “freed” from being “imprisoned” in these state facilities where we fed, clothed, and housed them and try to keep them from getting hurt and hurting others.
Sounds like SSDI was applied for from an earlier program or attorney and he went homeless before it was granted so he never knew about it.
SSDI can take years to be approved I've been told.
Perhaps a hacker got his personal info and applied for SSDI but couldn't make the transfer of funds to an off shore bank account.
Either way... I'm happy for him as long as he's the correct person to collect those funds.
But ya gotta love it when money is "pilling up."
A true blonde from the low information crowd. Only thing he could have been receiving was Social Security disability and that you can receive at any age.
I got mine well before 62 and you can have every penny of it if your willing to make me a deal. You take the leukemia that Agent Orange gave me / the money and I take health. Deal?
 March 31, 2015 at 7:34pm
At one time, I worked for a micro-biologist. She explained to me about these “synthetic estrogens”. Drug companies can’t patent (or make money off of) naturally occuring copounds. “Photo-estrogens are found in plants and work much the same way as a human produced estrogens. So, the drug company plays with the chemestry of thse natural estrogens, and alter them to the point that they can be patented. The human body breaks down “NATURAL” estrogens so they actually aren’t excreted in whole by the women who take them. The artifical estrogens are excreted whole-complete working compounds. This is also why these estrogen replacement therapies caused so much breast cancer and are now not being prescribed like they once were.
NOW, the idiot scientists have created artificial (synthetic) testosterone. They didn’t learn their lessons from estrogens…..now, you hear about men getting cancers after taking testosterone.
Remember “it’ not nice to mess with Mother Nature.”At one time, I worked for a micro-biologist. She explained to me about these “synthetic estrogens”. Drug companies can’t patent (or make money of of) naturally occurring compounds. “Photo-estrogens are found in plants and work much the same way as a human produced estrogens. So, the drug company plays with the chemistry of these natural estrogens, and alter them to the point that they can be patented. (continued)
 March 25, 2015 at 9:28pm
our local radioshack closed Saturday. “Not Profitable” was the answer I got from the owner, who also owns another shack in a nearby city.. That, and the fact they can’t get or keep decent help. The idiots they’ve had lately didn’t know squat about their “parts” department. Sure, they knew the cell phones and computers…..
The reason they didn't know anything about the parts department is because there was very little money in terms of their commission. If I knew that I was only going to make a couple of dollars for spending way too much time talking to some nerd about capacitors, fuses, etc, I wouldn't want to know about that stuff either.
 March 21, 2015 at 5:14pm
oops forgot the ‘ in they’re….
 March 21, 2015 at 5:13pm
Truthfully I’m more irritated by the MISUSE of words like “there”, “their” and “theyre”. Not to mention here, hear etc. One that caught me by surprise-berry-instead of bury. You don’t berry a dead person…..
You know, with the state of today's schools, I just can't get too awfully excited over spelling errors anymore. If a person can put together an intelligent sentence and get their thoughts across in an understandable fashion, I'm willing to let the spelling errors slide. Hopefully, they'll notice how others consistently spell or use words and learn from that, but I'm damned if I'll call 'em on it.
It does burn my backside when I come across spelling errors in books; when some obviously-unqualified Proof Reader was paid to fix exactly that sort of error, but not in computer chat.
Besides, I like to screw-up the language intentionally now and then, to get across ideas that a computer screen just can't express very well. I know it bugs hell out of some, but as George Carlin once said, "I don't give a s##t!"
How about to, two & too. I laugh & cringe a little when someone writes, “to funny” instead of “too funny”. That makes it a “toast to funny”. Of maybe it’s always a typo. I always picture the person lifting their glass, Here’s to funny!
 March 18, 2015 at 11:33pm
I used to work in a small bank. Our surveillance system had 31 tapes-one for each day of the month. It was changed out daily. What I’m saying is we had a month of surveillance. Surely the WhiteHouse could do that???
 March 18, 2015 at 4:15am
I work as a hotel de sk clerk. Part of my routine is looking up what these other places are charging for our rooms. All this week, room rates have been EXACTLY what we charge. You won’t save a dime….That being said, I can offer you a discount,which it appears some of these booking places do not. And the hotel is charged fourty percent OR more, for the “privilege” of allowing THEM to book your room. Basically we lose money on these bookings. We hate them, and believe me, desk clerks can and will retaliate by sticking you in a noisy room, or a smoking or pet-friendly room, even if you don’t have a pet.
Your right Midwest...I always book directly with the Motel/Hotel directly. I usually always stay at the same place and they know me, and get treated like an old friend.
 February 24, 2015 at 2:32pm
Whoever came up with CC didn’t think it thru. Standards do NOT mean you have to learn something “their way”. Standards are supposed to be “benchmarks”…. you should know certain Elgnish and math concepts by a certain level of education. A “standard” shouldn’t dictate HOW to accomplish these goals.
If children are not learning the way we’re teaching, we need to teach the way THEY learn.
The throttle got stuck,not really a lot to do with old age or a family's neglect.
maybe he already ran them over?
I tried ..needed a Dr to back me up .. they wouldn't do it.
[-3] February 5, 2015 at 5:48pm
What’s a quire?? A Choir perhaps?????
 February 4, 2015 at 1:24am
When IVF was suggested, I heard the same comments about the procedure-”Playing God” over IVF. Well, it’s pretty common-place now. Where is the wrath of God over IVF now??? This procedure is NOT genetic engineering. Would any of you object if a fertilized [chicken] egg was moved from a defective shell to a healthy shell?? That’s what it sounds like to me.
I have no objections to this type of IVF. If God doesn’t want us to try, it won’t happen.
 January 21, 2015 at 9:05pm
even us climate “deniers” believe climate is changing. I lived thru the 70s when “science” thought we were heading for an ice age. Ya hear the BS long. you quit believing the “experts”.
Disproportionate to other states - meaning that it is more popular in that state than in other states. Hope this helps.
 January 14, 2015 at 3:03am
forget about wasting canned food this way…. send the kids out into the school yard to find some big rocks to throw. makes as much sense as this stupid plan.
 December 19, 2014 at 9:40am
I live in Nebraska. It’s not Nebraska cops causing the problems. it’s the Coloradoans driving INTO Nebraska that’s the problem…. and the Nebraskans going to Colorado and coming back to Nebraska high on the Colorado weed.
yes.. and that is Nebraska's problem- not Colorados.
no different from people in the North Carolina, and further up the 195 corridor, buying fireworks legally in South Carolina, and bringing them back to their states illegally.
millions of dollars worth- every single year.
that's not South Carolina's problem.
SC should sell weed with roman candles, to match our local shine and buckshot. Good times.
foo... i think you can get that combo at "South of the Border".
with or without Nachos.
It's the citizens of Nebraska going to Colorado for dope. It's your problem.
Oh right and I'm sure no one in Nebraska every drives drunk in their home state or in Colorado. Which do you think is the bigger problem, driving under the influence of alcohol or every other drug combined. Hint: not even close.
Pedro kicked me in the shins last time I asked East. Then he said 'not in front of los ninos esse, meet me out back estupido'. More good times. Fireworks are illegal here, unless the chief or sheriff have enough in their system to forget on July 5th or Jan 2nd. Which we usually ensure, in spades.
 December 18, 2014 at 12:18pm
I’m short!! I often ask another store patron for help when I’m wanting a product off a shelf too high for me to reach. Does that make me racist??
The fact that I’ve never asked a black person for for help only proves that there’s never been a black person around when I needed help.
According to Mrs. Obama that certainly does make you a racist.
I work at Walmart and I always get asked if I can reach something for someone. I am tall and I even help others when I shopping myself. I don't consider it racist to assist someone. We should all help each other out, I call that old fashion manners and care for others. I don't look at the color of a person, I just look at the person and try to help if help is needed.
It sure does, how dare you think that anyone should ever lift their hand to assist one another, after all they should expect YOU to do their shopping for them.
I'm a 6'1" white guy with long arms. I frequently help people get items they cannot reach. I had not known of the racism until recently.
I'm also fairly tall.. 6'2" and white... and am frequently asked by women (asian, black, hispanic and white) to help to them reach items. Does that make the various women racist? Maybe sexist? I never thought about it that way, but maybe Michelle is right...
... or maybe she's just a race hustler cut from the same cloth as Sharpton and Jackson.
I'm surprised Michelle didn't tell the woman to let the Federal government help her reach that item at the store. After all, big government solves all problems according to her and her husband.
No, it makes you Altitudist! If you can ask me to get something off the top shelf, then why can't I politely ask if you could grab my keys I just dropped on the floor? Or grab those pasta shells off the bottom shelf for me? Well?! HUH?! Yeah that's what I thought! Friggin' Altitudist! ;)
November 29, 2014 at 7:41pm
As I said about The Davinci code – Enjoy the story – it’s a fricking MOVIE! Not supposed to be anything other than entertainment!!!
 November 28, 2014 at 4:31pm
I’m glad the boys are OK for the most part, but as a mom, it wouldn’t have taken me that long to start looking for the “missing” kids.
 November 3, 2014 at 1:44pm
If someone is showering on a regular basis, how can a spider manage to STAY in the ear?? I wash my hair daily, and get plenty of water and soap in my ears….