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(Slate)   Old people are playing bingo on the taxpayer dime, and some people have a problem with this. Is Bingozi a scandal yet?   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2013-04-24 09:13:47 AM
www.qmix.com

got nutin...
 
2013-04-24 09:14:24 AM
i219.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-24 09:14:27 AM
Why aren't we harvesting seniors for the useful minerals they contain?
 
2013-04-24 09:18:33 AM
Don't old people do everything on the government dime?
 
2013-04-24 09:18:49 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Why aren't we harvesting seniors for the useful minerals they contain?


Because they dont contain much.  I read once that the cost of materials that make up the human body in raw form end up costing somewhere around $5.  You'd spend more than that doing the harvesting.

/See?  Who says businesses aren't moral
 
2013-04-24 09:20:23 AM
Now, apparently healthy seniors are spending time at these day centers, playing bingo and eating Chinese food, using money that's earmarked for helping the disabled.

At their age, that's like swallowing stun grenades.
 
2013-04-24 09:20:46 AM
Services coordinator money and 504 money are two different things, and the  MOR Compliance Specialists that go over a HUD site's paperwork every year are fairly gestapo like. It would do the author of this iece of trash to do some research or at least, be forced to live in a PRAC 202 home for a year before opening her whore mouth on the internet again.
 
2013-04-24 09:24:36 AM
Alonjar

Harry Freakstorm: Why aren't we harvesting seniors for the useful minerals they contain?

Because they dont contain much. I read once that the cost of materials that make up the human body in raw form end up costing somewhere around $5. You'd spend more than that doing the harvesting.

/See? Who says businesses aren't moral


Sure, if you do it one old person at a time. The secret is volume. Get a bunch of them together and the costs drop and the profits start rolling in. Plus, I can get a government subsidy for every senior that I turn in to Classic Soylent Green. Move them off the social security rolls and on to the hamburger rolls.
Notice that the bingo buses leave full but never return? Volume!
 
2013-04-24 09:27:00 AM
90% of bingo players are getting their Social Security so obvious article is truly obvious.

Personally I'd like to see the letters switched around.
Because I think it'd be really farking funny to see the old ladies jump up and yell BOING!

/ works the local VFW bingo games
// old people are old
/// I'm on my way
//// Get off my lawn
 
2013-04-24 09:28:43 AM
I clicked the link thinking it was going to be some "exposé" about how seniors blow all their Social Security within the first weekend of the month on Bingo. Then I ended up reading about a program that makes sure that Great Aunt Vera doesn't rot away in bed because she has no one to hang out with or anywhere to hang out.
 
2013-04-24 09:32:30 AM
Glad I didn't read the original article being referenced. Seems like it would make a person feel stabby.

"Not a wheelchair or walker was in sight at these so-called social adult day care centers," writes Bernstein


Ah, yes. I forgot. A person must be visibly disabled so we can be sure they are truly deserving of this service. Just as the poors must be visibly destitute with torn clothing and soot on their faces before we can be sure they are truly poor and thus deserving of any assistance. Remember, they're not really handicapped unless they look like Timmy from South Park, and they're not really low income unless they look like they wandered out of a Charles Dickens novel.
 
2013-04-24 09:34:39 AM
I thought the "outrage" was about some shady organizations that are paying seniors to attend their programs so they (the organizations) can get government money.  I'm just going by what I heard on the radio on the way home from work last week, so this may not be 100% accurate.
 
2013-04-24 09:39:16 AM
Also IIRC some of the corruption scandals in the NY state legislature involved state legislators voting to give state money to healthcare facilities that they or their families owned, but I don't recall whether that had anything to do with adult day care centers.
 
2013-04-24 09:41:49 AM

Cotton Rinkenbolts: Glad I didn't read the original article being referenced. Seems like it would make a person feel stabby.

"Not a wheelchair or walker was in sight at these so-called social adult day care centers," writes Bernstein


Ah, yes. I forgot. A person must be visibly disabled so we can be sure they are truly deserving of this service. Just as the poors must be visibly destitute with torn clothing and soot on their faces before we can be sure they are truly poor and thus deserving of any assistance. Remember, they're not really handicapped unless they look like Timmy from South Park, and they're not really low income unless they look like they wandered out of a Charles Dickens novel.


There is a legitimate question, though, if money that should be going to provide care and service for handicapped people is being diverted to people who are not handicapped, while a private, for-profit entity is getting rich and severely handicapped people who should be getting this service are unable to.
 
2013-04-24 09:42:17 AM
Bingo is the most boring thing in the entire farking world. I've had people offer to take me on their dime and I still refuse cause holy shiat it's like torture sitting in a smokey room with 200 people with questionable hygiene for four hours.
 
2013-04-24 09:44:28 AM
At least it keeps them off the road.

www.capecodtoday.com

Still, perfectly healthy immigrant seniors mooching?  Lame, guys.  Not cool.
 
2013-04-24 09:48:36 AM
Oh for farks sake, just how much of a penny pinching tightwad do you have be to deny bingo to pensioners!
 
2013-04-24 10:03:00 AM

teardrop: Oh for farks sake, just how much of a penny pinching tightwad do you have be to deny bingo to pensioners!


See, you're thinking of British old people, who sit in their gardens all cute and wrinkly like Shar Peis, only with more hair in their ears. American old people aren't like that at all. They'll beat you with a shovel.
 
2013-04-24 10:16:00 AM

rumpelstiltskin: They'll beat you with a shovel.


You ain't kidding.
Call the wrong number (temporary dyslexia) or put the ball in the wrong hole (damn these bifocals).
Talk about an angry mob about to grab the pitchforks and torches.
 
2013-04-24 10:39:29 AM
"Scores of elderly Russian  ILLEGAL immigrants played bingo under the chandeliers of a former funeral parlor in Brooklyn on a recent Monday, with a free dinner and door-to-door transportation from anywhere in the city. "

//Fixed it
 
2013-04-24 10:46:48 AM

rumpelstiltskin: teardrop: Oh for farks sake, just how much of a penny pinching tightwad do you have be to deny bingo to pensioners!

See, you're thinking of British old people, who sit in their gardens all cute and wrinkly like Shar Peis, only with more hair in their ears. American old people aren't like that at all. They'll beat you with a shovel.


And then vote you out in a primary in favor of some snakehandler who promises not to compromise on anything.
 
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