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(BBC)   Dear sir or madam: Are you dead yet? Please respond using the enclosed self-addressed envelope   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 41
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2013-08-26 02:15:06 PM  
Bring out your dead
 
2013-08-26 02:16:21 PM  
If you reply you don't exist what happens?
 
2013-08-26 02:16:35 PM  

Oldiron_79: Bring out your dead


*Shakes tiny fist*

/ he says that he's not dead!
 
2013-08-26 02:17:48 PM  
ts4.mm.bing.net
'I'm not dead yet!'
 
2013-08-26 02:19:27 PM  
You're not fooling anyone, you know.
 
2013-08-26 02:19:34 PM  
Upon further review, we have rejected your application for continued existence, and henceforth declare you Living Impaired. Appeals may be made to the Department of The Undead.
 
2013-08-26 02:19:36 PM  

iheartscotch: Oldiron_79: Bring out your dead

*Shakes tiny fist*

/ he says that he's not dead!


You'll be stone dead in a moment.
 
2013-08-26 02:23:50 PM  
I'm feeling much better now.
 
2013-08-26 02:24:27 PM  
Seems like a perfectly sensible policy to me. It's taxpayer money, I'd be more annoyed if they weren't checking people were still alive. The only ones who sound stupid in this article are the ones claiming it was insensitive.
 
2013-08-26 02:27:41 PM  
Gotta love a bureaucracy!

CSB:  I got my letter to register for Selective Service while floating somewhere in the Caribbean, serving in Navy!  Clearly, the databases for the military and Selective Service were - and likely are not - cross-referenced.
 
2013-08-26 02:27:52 PM  
I don't want to go on the cart!
 
2013-08-26 02:28:13 PM  
"I went down to the office and was prepared to have a ding dong and the chap said 'you haven't signed it'. I told him 'I'm standing here and at my age it won't last long'."

FTFH
 
2013-08-26 02:30:53 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-26 02:31:38 PM  
August 2014 Follow up: Dear sir or madam, are you still dead? Are you sure?
 
2013-08-26 02:31:42 PM  
Error: Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue.
 
2013-08-26 02:31:56 PM  
Is He dead or not. CNN Says yes. St. Pete Times Looking for chads -OR- "hello, I am write single to salute and wait for answer again"
 
2013-08-26 02:35:47 PM  
The department said it wanted to make sure money was not paid into the accounts of people who had died.

Because no one would ever lie when it comes to getting free money.
 
2013-08-26 02:36:13 PM  
Negative. I am a meat popsicle.
 
2013-08-26 02:39:18 PM  

talkertopc: August 2014 Follow up: Dear sir or madam, are you still dead? Are you sure?


Inform me if his condition changes.
 
2013-08-26 02:39:22 PM  
Jersey? Sure?

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-08-26 02:44:16 PM  
 
2013-08-26 02:51:20 PM  
You call this living?
 
2013-08-26 02:54:28 PM  

Walker: If you reply you don't exist what happens?


this sentence is false.
 
2013-08-26 02:56:02 PM  
For some reason I read it as:

A letter sent to about 4,000 retired people in Jersey asking if they are still sexist
 
2013-08-26 02:58:25 PM  
Maybe they should have asked  Schrödinger's cat for a reply.
 
2013-08-26 02:59:36 PM  

sdd2000


Maybe they should have asked Schrödinger's cat for a reply.


Or maybe not.
 
2013-08-26 02:59:43 PM  
So the real question is: is the Jersey referenced in the story comparable in any way to NEW Jersey. Discuss.
 
2013-08-26 03:14:00 PM  

Kali76: So the real question is: is the Jersey referenced in the story comparable in any way to NEW Jersey. Discuss.


Yes, the part of their names with "Jersey" in them are spelled roughly the same.
 
2013-08-26 03:29:14 PM  
Puts me in mind of Japan, where after the earthquake they discovered so many of the elderly on record had been dead 10-20 years while pensions were direct deposited it turned out the average lifespan of the Japanese was a lie.
 
2013-08-26 03:38:54 PM  
Came for Monty python.
/leaving for The Ministry of silly walks.
 
2013-08-26 03:40:58 PM  
www.bubblews.com

This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!
 
2013-08-26 03:45:25 PM  

Kali76: So the real question is: is the Jersey referenced in the story comparable in any way to NEW Jersey. Discuss.


No. Although some of the wives of the very, very, very rich men who make it their tax haven home are fairly orange.
 
2013-08-26 03:46:25 PM  
I feel happy!

/see you thursday
 
2013-08-26 04:00:30 PM  

indy_kid: Gotta love a bureaucracy!

CSB:  I got my letter to register for Selective Service while floating somewhere in the Caribbean, serving in Navy!  Clearly, the databases for the military and Selective Service were - and likely are not - cross-referenced.


No surprise here. I remember getting my Selective Service notice and my federal aid package for college very near each other- considering registering for SS is a requirement to get federal aid...

/Turned the aid down
//Worked my ass off and got my BS debt-free
///MS and MD, on the other hand...
 
2013-08-26 04:27:28 PM  
I am dead inside, does that count?
 
2013-08-26 04:58:38 PM  
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-26 06:47:42 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Seems like a perfectly sensible policy to me. It's taxpayer money, I'd be more annoyed if they weren't checking people were still alive. The only ones who sound stupid in this article are the ones claiming it was insensitive.


It's possible they worded it badly.

offmymeds: Because no one would ever lie when it comes to getting free money.


Yeah, Japan is finding that some of it's very elderly people are apparently long gone.

wildcardjack: Puts me in mind of Japan, where after the earthquake they discovered so many of the elderly on record had been dead 10-20 years while pensions were direct deposited it turned out the average lifespan of the Japanese was a lie.


I didn't realize it was that bad.
 
2013-08-26 06:54:00 PM  

wildcardjack: Puts me in mind of Japan, where after the earthquake they discovered so many of the elderly on record had been dead 10-20 years while pensions were direct deposited it turned out the average lifespan of the Japanese was a lie.


That was unrelated to the earthquake.
 
2013-08-26 07:52:29 PM  
As a pension professional and former government employee I'm getting a kick...

The letter really isn't very well written.  I've issued many of these over the years, usually for accounts where there hasn't been any maintenance for years or we have had a third party notice of death.  You just ask they acknowledge receipt by signing the bottom of the letter and returning it.  You then compare the returned signature with that on file.  Match?  Keep on paying.  Not a match? Suspend the payment until you find out what actually happened.   Keeps from paying a dead person for years because the crooked children and grandchildren don't want the gravy train to stop/
 
2013-08-26 11:03:47 PM  
What about the Undead?
 
2013-08-27 04:32:37 PM  

wildcardjack: Puts me in mind of Japan, where after the earthquake they discovered so many of the elderly on record had been dead 10-20 years while pensions were direct deposited it turned out the average lifespan of the Japanese was a lie.




So, fish is bad?

/thinks its the rice
 
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