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  1. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Like heck he can`t do any work at all if he can do a triathlon. He can`t lift a ladder? Perhaps, but there are other aspects to the job than that imo.
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    thenedman Male 18-29
    294 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Blame the system not the man, especially as he is so willing to come back to duty. But did Fox6 news really have to give 9:38 to this? was it just a slow news day.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Fireman Fleeces Folks For Fifty thousand.
    Taxpayers get burned!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Sounds like he knows he`s onto a good thing, so is staying with it.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am
    The fact that this guy hit his funny bone, uses that to collect 50,000+ a year and won`t get a job is bad enough. But to run marathons and brag about his ability to do them in spite of a "disability" is beyond the pale. I think of war veterans and 9/11 fireman who were injured in the line of duty, and the hellish PT they had to just to get back to some kind of normalcy in their life. When they do marathons, it`s really inspiring. When this goldbricking pooebird does it, I feel like punching him in his smug, able-bodied face. What a complete waste of money and space. I hope this interview (that I still can`t believe he agreed to do) ends up costing him his "disability" checks. non-nice individual.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Is that video player adapted for smartphones?
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    AgentTalon Male 18-29
    6 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Guy`s a jackass. Just another freeloader
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Omfg, this video made me mad as all hell..
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:01 am
    Agree with shiftyplus1 110%
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    He should work for IAB.
    No danger of hitting a funny bone in that office.
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    banur Male 18-29
    250 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Better than having him fail on duty.
    Oh, and he runs marathons and all that stuff, that`s way more than I do.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:14 am
    This is one of the things Scott Walker is trying to fix.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Worlds Biggest Troll, and yeah... We`re all mad.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:52 am
    I say way to go. congratulations, you get free money for life because your fire dept. was stupid.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:53 am
    He doesn`t have a strong grip, but he can hold onto the spike things to ski snow slopes and the bar for water skiing?

    That`s retarded...
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:53 am
    at least he`s only getting Wisconsin tax dollars and not federal, so it`s all good....unless, of course, you`re living in Wisconsin
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Also, why should he get another job? He told the fire dept he`d do any other job for them and that he`d love to have his old job back, they didn`t take him. I`d do the same thing if I were him. If the fire dept wants to be stupid, let them.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Once again, I`m blaming socialist policies. If the state and economics were separate (firefighting is technically a business), things like this wouldn`t happen.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2062 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:03 am
    complete drating loser. Sorry, I work the same as this guy, did, with pain everyday I go in to work. Bullpoo.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:04 am
    I find this objectionable. They`re vox popping people on the street for their opinion as part of the news story? Bit subjective? And he doesn`t claim he can`t run, or swim or ride a bike. He claims he can`t raise a ladder, or carry someone out of a burning building maybe, without dropping them on their head. Might be important.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

    M Archer - "I`m blaming socialist policies"

    Really? Disability is a `socialist policy`?
    How about this guy is just cheeting with a loophole in disability regulations.
    Disability is an insurance policy. You pay `disability insurance` tax.

    There will all be abusers of any system. When they`re found out, like this guy, deal with him appropriately, not use it as an excuse to attack the entire system.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Ugh, this is exactly why I hate itemizing.

    Fox news will run 10 minutes every other day about some fireman they went out of their way to find who is bending the rules to justify people like Perry/Walker/Etc cutting 80% of the firefighting budget in their states.

    Ignoring of course that Perry then goes on to beg for federal funding to make up the shortfall.

    Anecdotes are cool. They beat out facts any day of the year.

    A $50K in an anecdotes will always beat out $23`000K Perry-backed-cuts in a pie chart showing what is actually going on.

    "Firefighting should be a business".
    Well, I could give you the stats, but if you prefer anecdotes, then here.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:47 am
    This is what you get for voting Democrat.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:54 am
    What a total load of s h i t. Someone should beat the hell out of him and really make him disabled.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 11:08 am
    He can`t lift a ladder so he obviously can`t be a firefighter. He should have been given a desk job.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    @ OldOllie - and this is what you get voting Republican


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    rl1 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    How many people are on welfare and have NEVER worked a day in their life? Thousands in my town, yet no one is outraged by them...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    Ok... this is odd. GOt to be more to this
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I just got done wathing Fox News interview with this guy. He asked for a desk/paper job...Volunteered to work but the Fire Dept. said "disability or get a differant job"

    Given the choice of $50K or quit...I`d take the $50K too.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Don`t give me this bull that "all my experience and education is in firefighting, that`s all I know." At 27 or 28 years old, I think he could have collected disability for some time, while learning some other skill or getting some other job. He`s a douche. There are plenty of people missing limbs and eyeballs and fingers and all sorts of body parts that can still work.

    Love how he bumped it on the kitchen counter at work, too - not like he did it saving someone from a fire or something.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    @Gerry1of1: You answered your own question--government regulations, taxes, and the government giving tax money to disabled people are socialist policies.

    @Baalthazaq: And I`m sure I could find an equally ridiculous anecdote involving a baker who refused to sell his bread to someone without money and a tailor who refused to make an haute couture dress for someone who couldn`t afford it--what`s your point? Are you implying that bakeries and clothing stores should be government funded and run as well?

    Your use of the Appeal to Pity Fallacy isn`t convincing anyone.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    I was about to type the same thing Gerry1of1 just said.
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    reidcook1000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    @Fatninja01: Nope, that`s bureaucracy for you. It`s that easy to cheat the state out of its money.
  34. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    @ M_Archer - No, I didn`t answer my own question. One case of abuse doesn`t not indicate a flaw with an entire system {which you blamed}. Not even if it`s a socialist system.

    P.S. Look up `socialism`. It does not mean every cheritable program is "socialist".
    Words...wow
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This is where my tax money is going
  36. Profile photo of M_Archer
    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    @Gerry1of1: I never said to abolish a system because of one flaw; if anything I said, to the effect, that this was one of the MANY reasons why socialism is bad and why it should be abolished.

    Also, I never said that any charitable program is socialism; that would be ridiculous! How would you think that I thought this?

    Keep in mind that the fire department is not charity; the people of Wisconsin are forced at the point of a gun to pay for them. Charity implies "charitable"--taxes are anything but that.

    Socialism is a system of initiating force, so socialism is bad. Charity is about voluntary action with the consent of all parties involved, so charity is good.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    M_Archer "Socialism is a system of initiating force"
    Ok. Now I know you`re just trolling.
    HaHa.. I fell for it.
    Good one.










    jerk
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    And...Gerry finally resorts to the ad hominem attack.

    This website never gets old.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    @gerry stop arguing with children, he doesn`t know any better.
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    gbrzeatetee Male 30-39
    174 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    @reidcook1000: yup, it`s _that_ easy. You just have to file two accidents, apply for disability, get examined by two different doctors who declare you permanently disabled and voila! free money. Everybody should try it.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    @Revolutioniz: You could`ve fooled me; I could`ve sworn you were the child because of your failure to capitalize the first word in your sentence and your obvious comma splice.

    I bet you`re only one year older than I am. Still, I`m glad that you found a way to feel superior to me and boost your ego.

    @Gerry: And to think I used to think you were funny.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3775 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    did i hear right, 15% disabled in one arm? if he`s able to run marathons he`s able to go to college, get a job, and get off disability.

    just because he`s not entirely able to do a job he loves doesn`t give him the right to get $70,000+ in tax-free cash and benefits.

    i`d call him a lazy freak but there`s nothing lazy about training for a marathon, so i guess he`s just a freeloading freak.

    hope he loses all of his benefits and loses them soon.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2314 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    In such cases it would make more sense to pay for education that would allow him entrance to another field of work. Pay him a stipend contingent on his registering, attending and passing courses that would enable him to do that. It`s a shame (If)he was hurt on the job, but I`m unaware that other professions allow you a free ride. Except of course, politics.
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
    55 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    "What a crock." This guy is lazy, marathons aside. He has no right to accept this money when there are people struggling to find one. We don`t have the money as individual Americans to waste on selfish people like this, but, sadly, it`s already more widespread than one would hope.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    Há, good for him!
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    BluishOrange Female 50-59
    87 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    Every time Archer shows up, he says "ad hominem" or identifies a fallacy. He seems to spend a lot of time studying up on arguing. I guess the Randians like to read another book or two once in a while after all.
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    BluishOrange Female 50-59
    87 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    And by the way, Archer, Friedman`s fallacy is that capitalism has succeeded.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    makes me want to puke... i work a full time job and still make less than 20,000 a year...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    @ OldOllie - and this is what you get voting Republican
    Let`s see, on the one hand, we have a documented case of a public sector union employee ripping off the taxpayers under terms of a contract negotiated with elected Democrat politicians who are getting huge kickbacks from compulsory union dues which are ultimately paid for by taxpayers, and on the other hand, we have a baseless slander with a not-so-clever picture.

    Ollie for the win!
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 12:28 am
    What a con artist. He needs to go to jail for fraud.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 3:25 am
    It seems like everyone involved in this from the Disabled guy to the Fire Chief to the News crew are all douchebags.
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    nospoons Male 18-29
    184 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 3:28 am
    i hope he drating dies. in a fire.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 5:08 am
    He should go back to work.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 8:16 am

    LOL... I love how Ollie goes around saying "I WIN... I WIN" as if it were an assumed fact.

    No, my friend, you didn`t. The loss just went over your head.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 9:22 am
    The loss just went over your head.
    That`s because you throw like Obama.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 9:52 am
    One story of a man who is perhaps,(one story is not the whole story)taking advantage of the system does not indicate a fatal flaw in the system. There are also many stories of the system taking advantage of the man. No system can ever be perfect. We can try and do the best we possibly can with a system, but it will never be perfect.
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    pajogu Male 18-29
    113 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 11:50 am
    i bet he can still jackoff with that damn hand.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

    @ OldOllie - YOU TAKE THAT BACK!

    I may throw like a girl but not so bad as Obama!
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    @BluishOrange: Again, it`s "Objectivist"--not "Randian".

    At this point, I can`t tell if you`re trolling or just stupid.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Surprised he`s let the news do this report, exposing how big of a complete loser he is. And people wonder why we`re in a recession, one reason is ass-bags like this. I`ve always hated firemen.
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    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
    402 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    Ok. Now I`m going to become a fireman and bump my elbow on a counter a couple of times.
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    lol, the more you watch, the more of a tool this guy is.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    @ OldOllie - YOU TAKE THAT BACK!
    Okay, okay! I had thought it was all in good fun, but I can see that I crossed the line with that one. Sorry, bro.
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
    150 posts
    September 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    "This one part of my arm is paralyzed 15 percent"
    "Its hard to tie knots and stuff"
    "permanently disabled"
    "Has a second business"
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
    150 posts
    September 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    ...Really?
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
    105 posts
    September 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Omg... that guy just to needs to get shot. He`s worse than people laying up on welfare and poo...o-o hole focking shnit this is CRAZY.
    He is obviously screwing everyone. I hope any IRS guy watching this video will stalk his ass and attack...o-o

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