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  • Social Security fraud judge gets 4 years in prison

    08/25/2017 3:39:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Social Security judge who rubber-stamped more than 1,700 bogus disability applications as part of the largest disability fraud ring in American history was sentenced to four years in federal prison Friday. David B. Daugherty left the Kentucky courtroom in handcuffs after Judge Danny C. Reeves rejected the government’s recommendation of a year in home confinement, and instead gave him the maximum time allowed on the charges he pled guilty to. The judge also ordered Daugherty to pay $93 million in restitution to the government, according to witnesses in the courtroom. Daugherty was part of the disability fraud ring orchestrated...
  • Woman On Disability Benefits For Six Years Wins Gold Medal At Karate Competition

    10/25/2017 11:41:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    LAD Bible ^ | 10/25/2017 | Stewart Perrie
    Claire Thomas received a whopping Ł72,000 ($95,173) in disability benefits because she claimed she couldn't get work on account of her asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. The 46-year-old said she had suffered from asthma for six years but it became 'brittle' over a 12-month period, which was so bad that she said she could barely walk outside her house. The woman claimed benefits between 2007 and 2013, but has since been found to be competing in karate competitions and doing quite well for herself. DWP fraud investigator Judith Merryman told Gloucester Crown Court: "She said she had to have...
  • The Push

    10/25/2017 12:03:16 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 7 replies
    My brains | Today | Me, Dammit
    The final push. Claim at the VA was denied, BUT..... I did get what I wanted. They formally noted that my previously undiagnosed illness that I applied for was now known as XXXXXdisease. I have a specialist at the VA that had noted in my record that XXXXXdisease "as likely as not" started while in service. VA returned no evidence, but changed undiagnosed illness to XXXXdisease. Am I reading something into this? It seems like they agree...but need me to add more. So I've got witness statements. Family, friends, and potential love interests. All of which have been pushed away...
  • Candice Was Pressured to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide Because She Has Cerebral Palsy

    10/15/2017 8:32:14 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Lifenews ^ | 10/11/17 | Kevin Dunn
    Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s impossible to ignore the cultural shift in attitude towards euthanasia and assisted suicide. What was once considered murder under the law is now being accepted as medical ‘treatment’ in many countries. However, even the most ardent promoters of these laws are now saying the ‘genie is out of the bottle’ and are severely questioning where these laws have taken society. We’ve all heard the tragic and much publicized stories of people who died by an assisted death. Tragic indeed. However, this film will focus on stories seldom heard in mainstream media: testimonies from...
  • Parents of autistic children speaking out after altercation at Breaux Bridge High

    10/09/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Klfy.com ^ | 9-Oct-2017 | By Caroline Marcello
    Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out Mothers of autistic children are speaking out after we reported on an investigation into an incident involving a student defending her autistic friend at Breaux Bridge High School last week. Reagan Boudreaux was defending her friend Arron when she was allegedly punched in the face by a football player at Breaux Bridge High School. The St. Martin Parish School Board as well as the Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating the case, but have yet to release any official statement.
  • Former SS judge Daugherty going to prison for 4 years

    08/27/2017 8:19:09 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | August 26, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    LEXINGTON, KY — David Black Daugherty, the former Social Security administrative law judge who was based in Huntington, was sentenced Friday to spend four years in federal prison for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Daugherty, 81, approved more than 3,000 Social Security disability cases submitted by a now convicted Kentucky lawyer in exchange for money. He pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of receiving illegal payments. Daugherty’s attorney asked the federal judge at Friday’s sentencing in Lexington, Kentucky, to allow his client to self-report to prison in order to give him time to help his wife adjust...
  • Becoming disabled by choice... 'Transabled' people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies

    07/28/2017 10:12:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 48 replies
    National post (Canada) ^ | Sarah Boesveld | June 4, 2015
    When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher. “My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • A Parable to Ponder - Why Does God Permit Disability?"

    06/17/2016 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Parable to Ponder - Why Does God Permit Disability? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 16, 2016 • Photo Credit: Jaclyn Lipplemann, Catholic StandardAllow me to begin with a simple parable. Every now and then I take a perfectly good paper clip and untwist it, reconfiguring it for some other purpose. Once, I used them to hang Christmas ornaments on my tree. Another time I fashioned a paperclip into a hook to keep my broken file drawer from rolling open. Now if paperclips could see or think, they might be horrified and saddened to see a fellow paperclip so...
  • Wounded warriors coach softball to children with similar challenges

    06/17/2017 2:41:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 17, 2017 2:23 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball. This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the...
  • Now Hear This!

    06/13/2017 5:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    I'm technically disabled -- but not mentally disabled the way some of my foes on CNN seem to believe I am. No, my disability is hearing loss. In one ear I'm nearly deaf. I have to turn the TV up so loud the neighbors say they can hear it from their house next door. My friends complain that watching TV with me is like watching Garrett Morris on "Saturday Night Live" shout into the camera to provide news for the hard of hearing. There are some 30 million Americans like me suffering from severe to moderate hearing loss. Not being...
  • Disability attorney who bilked $600M from gov’t disappears

    06/04/2017 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 3, 2017 | Adam Beam
    An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the FBI said. Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars. But Saturday, the FBI said Conn removed his electronic monitoring device, violating the conditions of his bond and prompting the U.S. District Court to issue a warrant for his arrest. David Habich, general counsel for the FBI’s Louisville office,...
  • Ringleader pleads guilty in huge Social Security fraud scheme; disability beneficiaries in limbo

    04/10/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A ringleader in one of the biggest Social Security disability fraud cases in U.S. history has pleaded guilty to filing more than 1,700 bogus applications, bilking the government out of potentially a half-billion dollars. But the administration is struggling to figure out how to handle the applicants, many of whom say that even though their applications were falsified, their cases are real and they shouldn’t be punished for having been ensnared by the massive fraud. Eric C. Conn, a prominent lawyer in eastern Kentucky, signed a guilty plea late last month acknowledging the scam, in which he recruited and filed...
  • Ryancare Cuts Funding for People with Disabilities

    03/15/2017 1:07:45 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    The Republican leadership’s plan to roll back Medicaid puts families with disabilities in a dire situation. Many American families rely upon Medicaid to pay for the expensive care that comes with disabilities. Families with special needs rely upon Medicaid for specialized care for daily living and to pay caretakers so that parents can work. However, the Ryan plan might jeopardize those who rely upon Medicaid for disabilities. Speaker Ryan’s plan places a per-person cap for all Americans, including people with disabilities, children, and the elderly. Conservatives previously advocated for block granting Medicaid to the states, where states can have more...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. making more money as a felon than he did as a congressman

    03/08/2017 9:07:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/8/17 | Gene Tierney
    Taxpayers just learned that those who have worked in the U.S. Congress are at risk of becoming: a. bipolar; b. depressed and c. anguished. “Three J,” as he is known in Chicago street parlance, AKA former jail inmate and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. claims to be suffering from all three. As a result, Jackson is collecting a whopping $138,400 from U.S. taxpayers each year; $100,000 in workman’s comp and another $38,400 in Social Security Disability, all because he is a victim of these afflictions. It is Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon who revealed that the son of...
  • Filing for VA increase in disability benefits. Any suggestions?

    02/25/2017 10:36:21 PM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 36 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Help? ;)
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • Larry Elder Slays Fools | Meryl Streep

    01/10/2017 3:22:05 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder takes calls from people who believe Trump mocked a reporters disability. In fact, these mannerisms pre-and-post date the event Meryl Streep comments on showing her #Fakenews bully pulpit to spread miss-truths. Even Randy Quaid was moved to pen a forceful open letter to Meryl Streep (http://tinyurl.com/hsty4qu). Piers Morgan likewise lambasted Streep: ➤ "I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’." ~ Piers Morgan (http://tinyurl.com/hum5yfd) I previously uploaded some segments of Dennis Prager dealing with the issue as well (https://youtu.be/Hmr3cinSuSI), since then more videos of Trump's mannerisms have come out. ALSO,...
  • The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability

    01/09/2017 7:50:03 PM PST · by jonno · 14 replies
    Catholics 4 Trump ^ | On July 27, 2016 | Catholics 4 Trump
    At the Democratic National Convention speakers are repeating the claim, amplified ad nauseam by the left and establishment GOP opponents over the past year, that Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski. This accusation has served as a very convenient tool to both smear Trump’s character and to avoid having to confront him on substantive political issues. But is it true? Here is the story the media is not telling you.
  • Kellyanne Conway: I Wish Meryl Streep Was As Concerned About Disabled Boy Tortured On Facebook

    01/09/2017 5:30:28 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 95 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    KELLYANNE CONWAY: I'm glad Meryl Streep has such a passion for the disabled because I didn't hear her weigh in or I didn't even hear her use her platform last night, Ainsley, to give the shoutout to the mentally challenged boy who last week was tortured live on Facebook for half an hour, by four young African-American adults who were screaming racial and anti-Trump expletives and forcing him to put his head in toilet water.
  • Chicago cop badly beaten because she hesitated using gun in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter protests

    10/07/2016 8:47:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/7/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago’s top cop said Thursday one of his officers was seriously beaten at an accident scene because the national focus on police shootings has caused officers to second-guess themselves. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the patrol officer told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of a backlash. "She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news," he said. The injured officer, a 17-year Chicago police veteran, got into a struggle with a man who allegedly was high on PCP after she stopped at a crash...