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(WLBZ.com)   Man robs bank of $1 so he'd get free health care and to kill time until he can buy a condo on the beach. At least he's not on welfare   (wlbz2.com) divider line 254
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2011-06-20 03:33:38 PM  
www.jdray.net
 
2011-06-20 03:38:14 PM  
He should be punished with probation, not jail time.
 
2011-06-20 03:38:20 PM  
Brilliant...until the ass rape starts.
 
2011-06-20 03:39:10 PM  
How farked up is this country where a person WILLINGLY goes to jail for health care?

FTA:" He has a growth of some sort on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem with his left foot. He is 59-years old and with no job and a depleted bank account. He thought jail was the best place he could go for medical care and a roof over his head."
 
2011-06-20 03:39:19 PM  

rytheran: Brilliant...until the ass rape starts.


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2011-06-20 03:39:57 PM  
Most Ohioans don't drive fast enough to keep up with a dog.
 
2011-06-20 03:40:02 PM  
Verone may have a little problem with his plan. Because he only demanded one dollar and didn't have a weapon police charged him not with bank robbery, but larceny, so he might not get as much time in the slammer as he was hoping for.

Bring a fake gun next time, old man.
 
2011-06-20 03:40:21 PM  
My brother got out of jail about 4 months ago after doing 2 years for drug charges. He's thinking of violating his probation on purpose and going back in. Better than starving, he says.

/meth mouth and a felony record makes for rough job prospects
 
2011-06-20 03:40:43 PM  
How did America become such a retarded country?
 
2011-06-20 03:41:18 PM  

rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.


I don't get it.
 
2011-06-20 03:41:57 PM  
See this is why socialized medicine doesn't work
 
2011-06-20 03:42:04 PM  

raerae1980: How farked up is this country where a person WILLINGLY goes to jail for health care?


"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why are they poor, they call me a Communist." - Helder Camara

A longish way of saying THIS.
 
2011-06-20 03:42:05 PM  
Both the medical and prison systems are farked up beyond repair.
 
2011-06-20 03:42:34 PM  
"I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic, what I came up with,"

I think I got it now!
 
2011-06-20 03:43:25 PM  

papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.


He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.
 
2011-06-20 03:44:07 PM  

I_Fly_Planes: See this is why socialized medicine doesn't work


it's too bad they haven't invented a sarcasm font yet.
 
2011-06-20 03:44:39 PM  

Aidan: raerae1980: How farked up is this country where a person WILLINGLY goes to jail for health care?

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why are they poor, they call me a Communist." - Helder Camara

A longish way of saying THIS.


You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bon-fire under her deck!? I have no time for such nonsense.
 
2011-06-20 03:44:51 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.


No he did the crime so he could get medical care, just let him die, like we would with any non criminal.
 
2011-06-20 03:45:07 PM  
This story makes me sad. If I was an American I'd feel guilty.
 
2011-06-20 03:46:38 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.


oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.
 
2011-06-20 03:47:18 PM  
he will just keep robbing banks if u put him on probation. Smart fella really, although if he were smarter he could have moved to Canada 6th months.... but he would still have to provide food and shelter for himself in Canada, and working with his condition and record is prob tough.....so really his idea is pretty smart, if you dont mind some jail time.
 
2011-06-20 03:48:23 PM  

Wolfy: This story makes me sad. If I was an American I'd feel guilty.


Why should Americans feel guilty?

It is not like we are taking tax dollars from hard working corporations or anything.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2011-06-20 03:48:43 PM  

rebelyell2006: I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.


No. He should spend the night in the box. Last bell is at eight.
 
2011-06-20 03:49:04 PM  
He's not the first to do this...and he won't be the last.
 
2011-06-20 03:50:03 PM  

papabusche: I_Fly_Planes: See this is why socialized medicine doesn't work

it's too bad they haven't invented a sarcasm font yet.


Most fonts are too nice looking to get the point across
 
2011-06-20 03:50:17 PM  
The worst part about the healthcare in America, is that even if you have it, the insurance companies are just out to screw you anyway. I happen to need dental work. After insurance, I was told that it would still cost nearly $13,000 for everything I needed done. I still don't understand why dental insurance is different than health insurance. When your teeth start rotting out of your head, you are welcoming a million other types of bacteria and infections that can be catastrophic to your health.

Before anyone gets on their high-horse and says something stupid like "Maybe you should brush your teeth and floss," I just want to say that I was told when I was 18 that the enamel on my teeth never developed properly. Basically meaning that no matter what I do, they are going to get messed up.
 
2011-06-20 03:50:18 PM  
elchip'

One of the best posters I've seen in a long time.
 
2011-06-20 03:53:11 PM  

papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.


So since he is poor then he shouldn't be punished for breaking the law?
 
2011-06-20 03:53:15 PM  

papabusche: I_Fly_Planes: See this is why socialized medicine doesn't work

it's too bad they haven't invented a sarcasm font yet.


I think backwards-tilting-italics would be good for that
 
2011-06-20 03:54:43 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.

So since he is poor then he shouldn't be punished for breaking the law?


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PJ-
2011-06-20 03:55:23 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.


Great idea, push him to look at doing something more serious to go to jail.
 
2011-06-20 03:55:42 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.

So since he is poor then he shouldn't be punished for breaking the law?


I am going to hold back on the name calling here, and point out it was you that said he shouldn't receive proper punishment.
 
2011-06-20 03:56:17 PM  
Why couldn't he have done a more productive crime like assaulting Westboro Baptist Church members during a soldier's funeral?
 
2011-06-20 03:56:29 PM  

Wolfy: This story makes me sad. If I was an American I'd feel guilty.


You'd be outraged your tax dollars are paying to help people too lazy to help themselves.

Prison healthcare is great because both the medical community and the prison comunity get rich off of the government!
 
2011-06-20 03:56:49 PM  
Hero tag on retirement in Myrtle Beach?
 
2011-06-20 03:56:52 PM  

bighasbeen: papabusche: I_Fly_Planes: See this is why socialized medicine doesn't work

it's too bad they haven't invented a sarcasm font yet.

Most fonts are too nice looking to get the point across


Sheesh. Everybody knows comic sans is the idiot's font.
 
2011-06-20 03:57:02 PM  

papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.

So since he is poor then he shouldn't be punished for breaking the law?

I am going to hold back on the name calling here, and point out it was you that said he shouldn't receive proper punishment.


I said the opposite. Sending him to jail would be rewarding his bad behavior. Sending him home with an ankle bracelet would be a punishment.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2011-06-20 03:57:15 PM  

papabusche: I am going to hold back on the name calling here, and point out it was you that said he shouldn't receive proper punishment.


You got a grudge against another man, you fight him Saturday afternoon. Any man playing grab-ass or fighting in the thread spends a night in the box.
 
2011-06-20 03:58:23 PM  
Reminds me of the story of a woman without health insurance and no way to pay for it that had severe pain in her shoulder. She went to the ER several times, was told she needed orthopedic surgery of some sort to stop the pain, but that wasn't an emergency. So, no charity care for her. Just a few pain pills and be on your way. The pain got to be so great, she borrowed a gun and shot herself in the shoulder. Now, she got the surgery.

More people are in this boat and more are climbing in every day. Too many out of work and too many working part time/temp jobs without benefits. The few who do get benefits are finding their premiums and deductibles are higher. Of course if you do get sick or injured, you have to worry about being fired (there goes your income and insurance - COBRA is useless when you have no money coming in).

Eventually, all the marbles will be in the hands of mega-corporations and the top 1%. The middle class will devolve into just one lower class. So sad.
 
2011-06-20 03:59:22 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

oh i get it. you're saying fark him. wow, you're a cold hearted doosh.
I think the old man deserves the Hero tag for pointing out the obvious flaws in our system. You think he should die.

So since he is poor then he shouldn't be punished for breaking the law?

I am going to hold back on the name calling here, and point out it was you that said he shouldn't receive proper punishment.

I said the opposite. Sending him to jail would be rewarding his bad behavior. Sending him home with an ankle bracelet would be a punishment.


so you want to punish him for needing medical care, not for robbing a bank. got it.
share this thread with your mom and make her proud.
 
2011-06-20 04:00:17 PM  

rebelyell2006: I said the opposite. Sending him to jail would be rewarding his bad behavior. Sending him home with an ankle bracelet would be a punishment.


"Your Honor, my client clearly mugged that lady at knife point because he is desperate to rob taxpayers of free prison health care. It is in the best interest of the court to deny his request for a lengthy sentence and simply send place him on probation."

/Yeah, that's a good precedent.
 
2011-06-20 04:01:44 PM  

rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.


I don't think OP thought his cunning plan all the way through:

1) give him probation so he's on the street again
2) he goes back with a (probably unloaded) gun and demands $100k.
3) we're back at square-one with even more paperwork & inconvenience for everyone involved

What does that accomplish?
 
2011-06-20 04:01:44 PM  
Aren't there any free clinics in the US? Not snarky, just genuinely unaware. I've been there a few times, but never had to use any health care facilities, and even if I did the travel insurance would cover it, so.... no idea.

Would it really be the case that if someone is ill and can't afford to pay and has no insurance there are no options left for treatment?

Also curious about if you had some sort of serious event going on, like a heart attack, when you get to hospital do they ask to see your insurance details up front, or can that wait until you've been treated?
 
2011-06-20 04:02:12 PM  

tricycleracer: rebelyell2006: I said the opposite. Sending him to jail would be rewarding his bad behavior. Sending him home with an ankle bracelet would be a punishment.

"Your Honor, my client clearly mugged that lady at knife point because he is desperate to rob taxpayers of free prison health care. It is in the best interest of the court to deny his request for a lengthy sentence and simply send place him on probation."

/Yeah, that's a good precedent.


You're right. It should be probation and a public beating.
 
2011-06-20 04:02:13 PM  

Wolfy: This story makes me sad. If I was an American I'd feel guilty.


Why should Americans feel guilty?

I'm an American who supports universal single-payer health care. I don't feel guilty, because if health care reform went the way I'd prefer, we wouldn't have cases like this.
 
2011-06-20 04:03:33 PM  

kapaso: How did America become such a retarded country?


www.prorev.com
 
2011-06-20 04:04:12 PM  

papabusche: I am going to hold back on the name calling here, and point out it was you that said he shouldn't receive proper punishment.


I'm having a hard time understanding you guys. Is he a criminal or a hero? He is clearly too sophisticated to want to actually hurt somebody else. He didn't hurt anybody. They should have hooked him up with a charity and sent him on his way. He is neither a criminal nor a hero. Just a guy looking out for himself, which I can't fault him for. And he's using a screwed up system to take care of himself for no work, which I also can't fault him for.
 
2011-06-20 04:04:59 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Aren't there any free clinics in the US?


There are a few, but their services are limited.

Plus, they don't cover the cost of prescriptions. And, continued care is pretty much nonexistent.

Health care in the United States is truly, ridiculously horrible.
 
2011-06-20 04:05:44 PM  

jshine: rebelyell2006: papabusche: rebelyell2006: He should be punished with probation, not jail time.

I don't get it.

He did the crime for the purpose of going to jail. I say punish him by keeping him out of jail.

I don't think OP thought his cunning plan all the way through:

1) give him probation so he's on the street again
2) he goes back with a (probably unloaded) gun and demands $100k.
3) we're back at square-one with even more paperwork & inconvenience for everyone involved

What does that accomplish?


Unless the government goes the cruel and unusual route and imprisons him but doesn't give him health care. It's no different than mugging someone in order to get enough money to buy drugs or cars. You don't punish the person by letting them get access to cars or drugs, you keep them away from drugs or cars so they can reform their bad behavior and responsibly use cars or drugs.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2011-06-20 04:06:24 PM  

goober1223: Is he a criminal or a hero?


He's a natural-born world-shaker.
 
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