Skip to comments.Glenn Taylor filmed pushing 2,000-pound rock one month after filing lawsuit saying he was disabled
Posted on 10/20/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT by Libloather
A heavyweight rock crusher's disability claim is being slammed by critics as more mental than physical.
Glenn Taylor who infamously filmed his ability to knock over an ancient 2,000-pound sandstone with his bare hands filed a lawsuit claiming "debilitating" physical injury weeks before the stunt's filming, it has been revealed.
Taylor, seen destroying a 200 million-year-old goblin sandstone formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last week, filed a personal injury lawsuit last month claiming to have been disabled after a car crash four years ago.
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If there was a god nearby, that rock would’ve toppled over on him.
LOL! With the courts we have in this country, he’ll probably still win his lawsuit.
He’s probably going to file with Obamacare to try
and get that new Hernia operation.
A puss-gutted, parasitic, POS, human wannabe, pride of Utah’s polyg experiment.
I’m not certain that an epithet like scum-pig existed before today but it just sprang into existence in my mind.
ok he cooked his own goose
my sister 8 yrs younger than me is trying to get SS disability (49). just makes me sick to my stomach.
LOL! With the courts we have in this country, hell probably still win his lawsuit.
I hate it when that happens. There needs to be an app that automatically blocks photos of your feats of strength if you've filed for disability.
Good one! Thanks for the laugh.
If this is in fact a free country that we live in, then we can all push over as many rocks as we want to our hearts’ content.
The liberal GOP and progressive democrats don’t know anything about freedom.
Our whole disability system is a joke.
Look at this example they give for someone they would classify as disabled:
Apply for Benefits
Getting Benefits Now?
Frequently Asked Questions
Information We Need About Your Work and Education
(Step 4 and Step 5)
To decide whether you are disabled, we use a five-step process. (This will open another browser window.) Listed below are frequently asked questions about Step 4 and Step 5 of the process.
We need to find out about your past work to decide if you can still do it. To make this decision, we need to know how you did your job. We also need to know if you learned skills on your job.
We need this information to see if you can do any of your past work. Remember that you are not disabled according to our rules unless your illnesses, injuries or conditions prevent you from doing your past work or adjusting to other work.
Information about your education and training are also very important to us. If you cannot do your past work, we look at your age, education, training, and work experience to see if you can do other kinds of work.
Disclaimer: The following is general information only. The Social Security Act and related regulations, rulings and case law should be used or cited as authority for the Social Security disability programs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Step 4: Can you do the work you did previously?
What work activities can I do if I have a medical condition ?
If you have a medical condition(s) that affects your ability to work on a regular basis, but it is not as severe as any impairment described in the Listing of Impairments, we assess your residual functional capacity (RFC). This means we will look at all of the evidence we have and determine what you can still do, despite any limitations caused by your impairment(s) and related symptoms, such as pain and fatigue.
When we assess your remaining ability to do basic work-related activities, we look at how your medical condition(s) has affected your ability to:
Exert yourself physically for various work-related activities (such as sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling).
Do manipulative and postural activities (such as reaching, handling large objects, using your fingers, feeling, stooping, balancing, climbing stairs or ladders, kneeling, crouching, crawling).
Tolerate certain environmental conditions (such as temperature extremes, wetness, humidity, noise, hazardous working conditions like moving machinery or heights, dust, fumes, odors, gases, poor ventilation, vibrations).
See, hear, and speak.
Maintain concentration and attention at work.
Understand, remember and carry out instructions.
Respond appropriately to supervisors, co-workers, and usual work situations.
Cope with changes in the work setting.
How do you decide whether I can do my past work ?
What information do you need about my past work ?
What happens if you do not get the information you need ?
What happens if you find I am able to do my past work, but I cannot get a job doing that work ?
Step 5: Can you do any other type of work?
What do you consider when you decide if I can adjust to other work ?
How do you consider education ?
How do you consider age ?
How do you consider my work experience ?
How do you evaluate recent education that provides me skills I can use?
“How do you evaluate the effect of my age, education and work experience on my remaining capacity to work ?
In our regulations, we have tables of rules that we use as guides to evaluate how your age, education and work experience affect your remaining capacity for work.
For example, a person with the following vocational profile would be found disabled according to our tables of medical-vocational guidelines:
Capacity for work:
Can lift no more than 20 pounds for up to 1/3 of an 8-hour workday, and
Can lift up to 10 pounds for 2/3 of an 8-hour workday, and
Can stand and/or walk for about 6 or more hours in an 8-hour workday and
Has no other limitations
Education: High school education
Work Experience: No skills that can be transferred to work he is physically able to do.
However, if this individual had skills that could be used for work that is within his capacity and that exists in significant numbers in the national economy, we would find him not disabled.”
I can think of 100 jobs this person could do.
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