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post #8401 of 11290

So your cousin has physical issues or do you mean psychiatric? But the welfare in your case isn't being very helpful and giving him a hard time? I'm not surprised. Generally welfare gives those who are truly in need a hard time. Of course if you're from Micronesia welcome aboard! Get all the housing and financial you need. Don't forget the lifetime supply of mumus and slippers. :P


Edited by lee730 - 9/16/13 at 2:29am
post #8402 of 11290
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He got ran over by a huge machine at work and has a rather permanent injury. And now he's weaned from getting back his higher-earning job, or anything similar, since he really doesn't have the aptitude to go into much else. The previous line of work had been a long one. Pretty much living on E.I right now.

 

Technically it was negilence on the company's part, but we've had to go through huge hoops to make them acknowledge squat. I don't even think they've been doing anything for him as of now. The government has done squat. There's some headway and he's slowly found a possible path (no thanks to anyone other than himself), but the overall experience has been real bitter for all of us.

post #8403 of 11290

Sorry to hear that :(. Sounds like that company has a big lawsuit on their hands. Especially if his injuries are due to their negligence and he is basically handicapped for life. That is not right and they should be held responsible. Thus for me saying when those who truly need help tend to always get the short end of the stick...

post #8404 of 11290
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Might have been a bit of an exaggeration - a minor permanent injury. Basically a big ol' limp, to put it bluntly, although it is more complicated than that. A real loss of strength in one leg.

 

Unfortunately due to WorkSafe and their abysmally slow system and interactions (we had a rep who was actually fairly nice, helped us through it a lot, got us good physio, but the main entity I cannot harp more about) we got nowhere near as far as we should have with anything. The interactions to the company were through WorkSafe, so that really took out any room for legal issues, since it's the government. Not a lot of opportunities for appeals. When it's set in stone it's set in stone.

post #8405 of 11290

That's the sad part. The Government in general always sides with the employer. I've noticed this and it's a huge problem. Basically its all about the $. They could give a rats ass about you the employee. You basically have no rights.


Edited by lee730 - 9/16/13 at 3:01am
post #8406 of 11290
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The steak.

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Honestly, that does suck. A family member has been on physio last year, and while he's pretty much fine now, he's still lounging around which has cost us no end in grief. Not that it's beneficial like in your cousin's circumstance. I have half a mind against E.I. in general, but the system here is doing the reverse and is wringing him by the neck. I could go on and on...

 

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I hear you. I don't have anything against helping those who need to get back on their feet or who were dealt a rotten hand. If we just expected everybody to work out their own issues on their own, regardless of their situation, we'd have a lot of people who were willing to claw their way out who just get rolled over and forgotten about. There are plenty of people that need all the help they can get and should get it. There are even people who don't get enough help. What annoys me the most about the system where I live is that it doesn't seem to care about the distinctions. The idea that it could help the people who genuinely need it much better if it wasn't shelling out to all the people who could do for themselves never seems to cross anybody's mind. In fact, every time somebody talks about reform, it's the people who haven't been adequately helped whom they parade out to say you see, we need more money, a bigger program, these people still need help. Um...yeah, they do. So why aren't you? You'd have more than enough if you managed the system properly, and we'll just be right back here once you try to play for more next time. You're not helping these people. You're using their plight to expand the scope of your program.

 

As far as the getting people to acknowledge their part in your family member's issue at the company, at least where I live, there would be about 5,209,380 personal injury lawyers who would have stormed down your doors by now offering their service. It's a very lucrative business in the US. Businesses can still run, and they'll usually try (in order to avoid further federal ramifications if the accident occurred because of OSHA violations or the like), but they won't get very far. Sam Bernstein will get them.

post #8407 of 11290

http://www.coconut-audioshop.com/Pr

oductDetails.asp?ProductCode=JUNGLEDAC

 

I want one so bad omg.

post #8408 of 11290

You want a This page cannot be found? Here:

 

http://s2lkfsaakjlbhhsionklws.com/

post #8409 of 11290

I wonder why that happens at times? Makes me wonder if people have a virus on their PC? Maybe changed their proxy settings?

post #8410 of 11290

I think it's an issue linking directly to a page that was rendered server-side rather than client-side. But I might be talking out of my @$$, since my knowledge of web design is sketchy past HTML/CSS and bits of various common scripting languages.

 

EDIT: The site itself can be extracted from the link. It honestly reads like another Machina Dynamica, except to my dismay I believe they are serious. There seems to be a $100,000 DAC available. I think everything in the room I'm sitting in right now is worth about $5,000 all told, so I could just add an additional 19 rooms like this to my house, then sell everything in all 20 in order to afford that.

 

EDIT 2: Okay, no, these guys really are taking the piss, or else they have no sense of humor (or shame) in Sweden and they're actually serious.


Edited by Argyris - 9/16/13 at 3:21am
post #8411 of 11290
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post
 

http://www.coconut-audioshop.com/Pr

oductDetails.asp?ProductCode=JUNGLEDAC

 

I want one so bad omg.

Thereby completely destroying whatever sembalance of seriousness we had on here. Possibly the most serious anyone has ever gotten here.

 

It's good to have the horse glue back.

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

That's the sad part. The Government in general always sides with the employer. I've noticed this and it's a huge problem. Basically its all about the $. They could give a rats ass about you the employee. You basically have no rights.

Oh, boy, don't even get me started on the unions over here. Apparently we have too many rights. Canadians. What will you do.

 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

The steak.

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Honestly, that does suck. A family member has been on physio last year, and while he's pretty much fine now, he's still lounging around which has cost us no end in grief. Not that it's beneficial like in your cousin's circumstance. I have half a mind against E.I. in general, but the system here is doing the reverse and is wringing him by the neck. I could go on and on...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I hear you. I don't have anything against helping those who need to get back on their feet or who were dealt a rotten hand. If we just expected everybody to work out their own issues on their own, regardless of their situation, we'd have a lot of people who were willing to claw their way out who just get rolled over and forgotten about. There are plenty of people that need all the help they can get and should get it. There are even people who don't get enough help. What annoys me the most about the system where I live is that it doesn't seem to care about the distinctions. The idea that it could help the people who genuinely need it much better if it wasn't shelling out to all the people who could do for themselves never seems to cross anybody's mind. In fact, every time somebody talks about reform, it's the people who haven't been adequately helped whom they parade out to say you see, we need more money, a bigger program, these people still need help. Um...yeah, they do. So why aren't you? You'd have more than enough if you managed the system properly, and we'll just be right back here once you try to play for more next time. You're not helping these people. You're using their plight to expand the scope of your program.

 

As far as the getting people to acknowledge their part in your family member's issue at the company, at least where I live, there would be about 5,209,380 personal injury lawyers who would have stormed down your doors by now offering their service. It's a very lucrative business in the US. Businesses can still run, and they'll usually try (in order to avoid further federal ramifications if the accident occurred because of OSHA violations or the like), but they won't get very far. Sam Bernstein will get them.

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The folly of humanity has always been its laziness. Ultimately that's how many things happen to spring up. Total inertia. A lack of willingless to change. And ultimately that has caused much change whether the lazy like it or not. The laziness of the lazy, the laziness of those who take advantage of the lazy. It's all one big snorefest. As if the primordial soup had been tainted with Ambien.

 

Fortunately we haven't had to do deal much with that. Unfortuantely in the Lower Mainland we get a lot of Seattle/Washington broadcasts so the legal advertisments I'm all too familar with. 

post #8412 of 11290
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I think it's an issue linking directly to a page that was rendered server-side rather than client-side. But I might be talking out of my @$$, since my knowledge of web design is sketchy past HTML/CSS and bits of various common scripting languages.

Reading too much into it methinks - he just accidentally entered the latter part of the link in the bottom line, so it doesn't read as one link. Probably just pressed enter one too many times.

post #8413 of 11290
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Oh, boy, don't even get me started on the unions over here. Apparently we have too many rights. Canadians. What will you do.

 

Generally it's the complete opposite in the US. Well if you are in a Union its much different then. At that point you could get away with murder and still keep your job (I'm dead serious about what I said because we had such an incident happen at the facility I worked at, the patient was revived though but he did die in the take down.....). Pretty much here it is about the money first and foremost. The living is considered as an afterthought. Greed has always been a cancer to this country and it hasn't gotten any better. Just worse with time.

post #8414 of 11290
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 (I'm dead serious about what I said because we had such an incident happen at the facility I worked at, the patient was revived though but he did die in the take down.....)

Mother[redacted]ing horse glue. There are so many words I can use for this situation. But a gif - worth 1000 x whateverframesithas.

 

 

I have to sleep but you can be sure that there's a rant for this tomorrow.

post #8415 of 11290
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Reading too much into it methinks - he just accidentally entered the latter part of the link in the bottom line, so it doesn't read as one link. Probably just pressed enter one too many times.

 

I thought of that. I highlighted the entire thing and put it into the address bar and it still didn't work.

 

Check out the site itself. Try not to laugh (or cry) too much:

 

http://www.coconut-audioshop.com/

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