alprova, your 5:11 pm post.
Don't allow jackiebaybee the benefit of renting free space in your head.
fairmon, if powerful nations such as Britain, U.S. stop going into those countries lighting fires the people would have no reason to flee across the border. I'm sure they'd much prefer to remain in their own native homeland.
Nope, april . I never said you personally have any leverage in law enforcement. However, having a spouse (even a retired one), other family member or friend in the field does often come with fringe benefits not afforded the average citizen. But you said, then changed your mind, that you don't have anyone in the field. So why keep harping on it? And what does having been an engineer have to do anything? Depending on the type of engineer, they can come a dime a dozen. I know, because earlier in my career and college days I co-opted as one, and it was basically all on the job training with no special skills required.
not leverage in any particular sense, but the ability to harass, stalk, make a false arrest, beat up bully on the behalf of a friend, spouse, fellow member. I've witnessed it all take place. Got nothing to do with being an engineer. Just the power and opportunity to abuse it. But you said you had no one in the field, now you admit you do?
You come across as a very insecure person. You also appear erratic and insane (though functional). Why continue harping on this: Um a engineer tidbit to justify your actions?
What does being an engineer have to do with it? You're the one who said you didn't have anyone in law enforcement. Convenient response, and also a typical response too.
OK, april. I left out the recently retired part. None the less, it's no lie.
fair on, you're really not making any sense at all in your 9:48 pm post. A great majority of those SS recipients under 75 ARE military veterans. SS adds nothing to the national debt. It's an entirely separate issue from the national debt.
fairmon, please allow me to tell you the story of the son of a neighbor who was set up and fired from his job after he became what's considered a company liability.
Being a dedicated worker who never took a sick day until he had a heart attack, he'd worked several years for a local nationally well known company ( I won't name here). The first time the company welcomed him back with open arms. Even threw him a little welcome back party in the company cafeteria.
Well, one day he passed out on the job, splitting his head open and ending up in ICU for over two weeks. He return to work with the splint still in his head to continue to drain the fluid from his brain. This second time the company wasn't as friendly as the first time. You see, he'd become what's considered a liability to thd company. Management claims he got into an argument with his supervisor, which wasn't not true and fired him. Appearances can be misleading . If you met this individual you would not immediately recognize just how ill he is.
The point I making is, we are not doctors. People can appear physically healthy and steal be suffering a life threatening illness. I've actually read stories of people with a disability being attacked for parking in a handicap parking space because they appeared healthy.
The other point is, most people I've known who eventually and reluctantly sign up for disability did so under pressure from the company they worked, because the company didn't want the liability of that person passing out, causing injury or death to themselves or someone else, leading to the company having to pay possibly millions of dollars.
I've seen this pattern over and over with companies. Dumping employees who've worked for decades---then one major illness or an injury on the job and they want to get rid if you.
Oh! The individual I mentioned above is also a military veteran.
Remember, people on disability have worked for decades and paid into SS. SSI is different. As its reserved primarily for people who become disable before earning all their quarters or for disabled children, such as children with autism and other handucaps. If you know a family with an autistic child or with some other type handicap, they likely receive SSI.
Like you sell wolf tickets, april, because you know you have a spouse in law enforcement for protection? The people who count know who I am. You're not one of them.
The use of a screen name is not an act of cowardice. It's permitted here and on many forums. It also affords a level of protection from being stalked or harassed. Something I've personally witnessed take place on a few forums when the identity of an individual was revealed. The ultimate in cowardice is to use religion as a premise and cover to promote a falsehood.