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    Able-Bodied Senior , Watches TV All Day, Receives Free Government Meals

    " WASHINGTON An able-bodied senior citizen who refuses to do anything but watch television receives three free government meals every day, according to reports.

    The senior, who has three piping-hot meals wheeled up to him each day, reportedly has no intention of working and prefers to fill his hours watching cable news.

    Even more outrageous, the recipient of the meals spends most weekends in Florida, where the flow of free government food continues without interruption.

    Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of the Center for Benefit Reduction, a think tank that focuses on reducing federal benefits, called the individual’s consumption of free government meals “the worst abuse of the system I’ve ever seen.”

    “I might be accused of being heartless for saying this, but this person should be thrown out on the street,” he said.

    But, according to a source familiar with the senior, those calling for him to work for his meals are, at best, ill-informed. “You can’t expect someone to do a job when he’s completely unqualified,” the source said. "

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/able-bodied-senior-who-watches-tv-all-day-receives-free-government-meals
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    and your point is ?

    Kick Able Bodied People off Welfare ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    and your point is ?

    Kick Able Bodied People off Welfare ?
    I think it was the boy's attempt at humor.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    How is it that you don't see how crazy you sound when you do this?

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    I think this is an autobiographical post/plea for help.

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    I think it was just really a crappy and unimaginative attempt at satire...that failed.

    But consider the source, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    I think it was the boy's attempt at humor.....
    Except for the part where NHB did not write that piece.

    Why do you people persist in attacking the messenger?

    You do understand that, right? That NHB did not write that story; that it came from Andy Borowitz at New Yorker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Why do you people persist in attacking the messenger?

    Because that's all the boy deserves? Except for that?...
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Except for the part where NHB did not write that piece.

    Why do you people persist in attacking the messenger?

    You do understand that, right? That NHB did not write that story; that it came from Andy Borowitz at New Yorker?
    I do think him posting it here was an attempt at humor - amusing himself at the expense of those who would be upset by this and post so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Except for the part where NHB did not write that piece.

    Why do you people persist in attacking the messenger?

    You do understand that, right? That NHB did not write that story; that it came from Andy Borowitz at New Yorker?
    Because the bot cuts and pastes it's stupid $####......I think this one was because the bot handler might of thought it was funny..."fail"
    The others to be provacative..."fail"
    He is not a messenger, just a medium for the bot handlers to post crap on your Forum for fun and profit....

    No human could be that possessed.....without needing therapy...
    Last edited by Bird Dog; 03-20-2017 at 11:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    How is it that you don't see how crazy you sound when you do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    Because the bot cuts and pastes it's stupid $####......I think this one was because the bot handler might of thought it was funny..."fail"
    The others to be provacative..."fail"
    He is not a messenger, just a medium for the bot handlers to post crap on your Forum for fun and profit....

    No human could be that possessed.....without needing therapy...
    Except for the part where that piece is from New Yorker. They do not pay people to repost their articles - if you want to use their content, you must pay them. I have told you this repeatedly and still you persist in your delusion. You don't even have to believe me - you can look on their website for yourself and find their reprint permission guidelines.

    See your sig line.
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