View Poll Results: What does disability mean and who should get it?

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  • It means unmanagable pain and those people should get it

    9 25.00%
  • It means one might get a chance to retire early and play

    2 5.56%
  • It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it

    2 5.56%
  • who cares, it is unmanagable

    0 0%
  • who cares, it is insignificant expenditure for the US

    1 2.78%
  • It should be completely overhauled, re-written, and inspected for cheaters

    26 72.22%
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I have already said it doesn't seem to pass the sniff test.

    But if you want me to acknowledge there are things about the situation that I know that I really don't....I ain't gonna do it. Isn't "doesn't seem to pass the sniff test" enough?
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Someone should be put on disability if they have a condition that makes it impossible (or at least especially difficult) to work. If someone is injured in a way that they are still able to work, but no longer in their current job field, they should be retrained to work in a field that they are able to work in. For example if I lost the use of my legs, I couldn't do my job any more, since it requires me to drive a lot, but I could still do some jobs.
    Actually my dad drove truck for many years with a peg leg, until the federal government went to the CDL and didn't allow waivers for artificial limbs. Due to his age at the time, the VA changed his disability rating to 100% based upon employability because he was too old to be retrained for a new career.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    I've been fighting the Social Security system for five years now, largely because my disability is psychiatric and I look healthy. Hell, most of the time-- as long as nobody is bothering me-- I am pretty healthy. I've got a part-time job; I work twenty hours a week disassembling electronics for recycling. It pays minimum wage, and I am happy to have it; I was taught to work for a living and earn my keep, and it pisses me off that I'm stuck on welfare because my government-mandated insurance won't pay me the money it owes me.

    Thing is, I can work four hours a day for five days a week. Most of the time. I can even pull an eight hour shift a couple of times per week. But working four hours a day, five days a week, I miss an average of three days a month-- days that I can't work because I have to tranquilize myself near-comatose to keep from hurting myself or others. Only reason I can keep this job-- which I love, because it's a job I can keep-- is because I'm part-time and thus the attendance policy doesn't apply to me; because I'm part-time, I can pick up extra shifts to make up for time I miss, and I don't get paid time off so I won't get fired for using it all in the first half of the year. I can't support myself by working, but this job allows me to do something productive, to contribute to society and to better myself.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I saw him get into his truck and drive off.

    This just isn't one incident, seen it dozens of times and so have tens of thousands of others. It goes on all over America. Why do you think people are pissed off ?

    What will piss you off, if you break your leg and have a cast on your leg you can't park in the handicap space. Since a broken leg is a temporary disability you can't get one of those blue ADA cards.

    What year is the Navy suppose to have those ADA aircraft parking spaces on carrier flight decks ? You think I'm BSing you, don't you ?
    How do you know the placard actually belonged to him? I see many people who appear to casual observer to abuse the placards and plates that actually belong to other people.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Uncompetitive does not make you disabled, jesus christ!
    Being unable to work continuously at a full time job due to physical and/or mental limitations. Is that better terminology? It's not difficult to grasp.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    if they are truly disabled how can they maintain anything, why not maintain a job?
    "Disabled" does not mean bed ridden quadriplegic.

    I mow my lawn, because, well, sometimes it needs mowed and there is no one else to do it. It's not like disability pay allows you to hire a lawn service.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I saw him get into his truck and drive off.

    This just isn't one incident, seen it dozens of times and so have tens of thousands of others. It goes on all over America. Why do you think people are pissed off ?

    What will piss you off, if you break your leg and have a cast on your leg you can't park in the handicap space. Since a broken leg is a temporary disability you can't get one of those blue ADA cards.

    What year is the Navy suppose to have those ADA aircraft parking spaces on carrier flight decks ? You think I'm BSing you, don't you ?
    Same person? I doubt it. And since you didn't see him park, you have no idea if there wasn't someone with him that was handicap that he left there to do shopping. Or maybe he has some disability that you don't know about, such as a clotting disorder. You are simply assuming that he is taking advantage because, from what I have seen of your posts, you are a negative, glass-is-always-half-empty sort of person. You just don't know.

    Oh, and you should know that the military hospitals, at least Tripler, gives out "stork" placards to mothers-to-be during their third trimester. The NEX/Commissaries on Oahu have signs that are just past the handicap parking for them. Temporary too, but still something that helps.

    Since I am for civil service of some sort, including military service, being required for certain "benefits"/"rights" of citizenship, sort of like Starship Troopers, then that would include finding a way for any person, handicapped or not, to serve in some capacity. Probably not onboard warships, but definitely doing something.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Actually my dad drove truck for many years with a peg leg, until the federal government went to the CDL and didn't allow waivers for artificial limbs. Due to his age at the time, the VA changed his disability rating to 100% based upon employability because he was too old to be retrained for a new career.
    That sounds like an interesting story that needs to be told.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Okay but if she's running errands while he's not with her, hence his mobility isn't an issue, she should, imo, park normally.
    Actually, some places, if you get caught using someone else's placard/plate when you are not disabled, you can be ticketed. Cops are just too busy with other crap to worry about it though.
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