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(My 9 NJ)   Cop acknowledges that video of him firing a sniper rifle makes his disability claim look ridiculous. As if being permanently disabled by a stapler wasn't ridiculous enough   (my9nj.com) divider line 79
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2013-12-12 04:24:38 PM
Well, if there's one thing cops hate more than violating the blue line, it's trying to cheat the system while the rest of them have to work.
 
2013-12-12 04:24:50 PM
Was it a red swingline stapler?
 
2013-12-12 04:25:28 PM
 
2013-12-12 04:25:50 PM
Never underestimate the destructive power of a stapler.

ktismatics.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-12 04:25:55 PM
Staple his nuts to his thigh, then we're good.
 
2013-12-12 04:27:12 PM
Just remember, sniper rifle is "media speak" for a staple gun.
 
2013-12-12 04:27:34 PM

BigMax: Was it a red swingline stapler?


No, that one's mine.
 
2013-12-12 04:28:00 PM
It depends; how good was his marksmanship?
 
2013-12-12 04:28:08 PM
Let Riggs show you how lethal a stapler can be:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afwkBGRKIrw
 
2013-12-12 04:28:15 PM
Damn, I thought the stapler thing was a joke.
Hey asshole, some people have real disabilities.
Fark, I have cancer and I haven't gotten my disability approved yet.
 
2013-12-12 04:28:31 PM
What a shiatty story. No link to the video, no info about the injury, except to say it was a "stapler". Jesus, there's gotta be more info out there. Was it really a "stapler", or was it maybe a 'staple', as in a projectile from a stapling gun? Did he get it from work or not? Keep in mind, long term disability from an employer can cover non-work injuries... Seriously, I'd love to have a little more info here, especially because the injured hand is not the one he's shooting with. Not to side with the cop, but we're not being given jack on this particular story...
 
2013-12-12 04:29:05 PM
I stapled my thumb last week (grabbing it away from a kid who was holding it in a way that was guaranteed to end with her fingers stapled, her fingers stapled to a desk, the stapler broken, or all of the above ... kids! how do any of them survive to be adults? but i digress)

The staple was all the way into my thumb. I didn't register it that way, i didn't feel anything. I just figured the staple either folded over or didn't have a 'leg' on that side. Nope. Pull staple. puuuuuullllll staple. still pulling staple out of thumb... wow, the whole thing went all the way in there, huh?

Oddly, didn't hurt, and no infection either ...
 
2013-12-12 04:29:40 PM
That's a nail gun...if you really wanna see one in action, go view The Evil Dead remake...

Can you not tell the difference between the two? One shoots staples, the other nails.

Same concept, different results.
 
2013-12-12 04:29:49 PM
Permanent disability is a major source of fraud in this country.
 
2013-12-12 04:30:25 PM

Mouren: Damn, I thought the stapler thing was a joke.
Hey asshole, some people have real disabilities.
Fark, I have cancer and I haven't gotten my disability approved yet.


Get better :(
 
2013-12-12 04:30:44 PM
he used to be a patrolman until he took a staple to the hand
 
2013-12-12 04:30:57 PM
A true hero gets a purple heart for taking a shell fragment.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-12 04:32:43 PM
I've seen some pretty hillariously messed up stuff in my short time on earth, as a virtue of my job. And yes, I have a certain affection for our canaries in blue. But cops can be dumb as a box of rocks.

I picked up a guy I still work with, who - no shiat - decided being drunk was a great way to work on his outside shed. Well, in the process of trying to saw a board in half, he decided to run the saw over his thigh and got a six inch gash down it. Being the entrepreneurial spirit he was, and deciding that a real man would't go to the hospital, shotgunned another good deal of whiskey, and used an office stapler to close his wound with eight staples.

Unfortunately, that whiskey wears off, and so does bravado. 100 mikes of Fentanyl later, he finally stopped crying on the way to the hospital that morning.
 
2013-12-12 04:33:27 PM
Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep
 
2013-12-12 04:33:36 PM
Wait, so no one called BS over a full disability claim due to a staple injury to a finger but when the guy goes out and fires a gun, suddenly they are like "whoa, I think this guy is trying to pull one over on us."

This one of the reasons cities are filing for bankruptcy. They are paying millions for "disability" payments for finger injuries.
 
2013-12-12 04:33:48 PM
It's entirely plausible that the rules say that either you work normally or not at all (and get a disability pension).  An injury to the non-dominant hand might make normal police work impossible, but not impair the slow & deliberate firing of a rifle.

Now, if that's the case, then those rules should probably be changed.  The guy could still work a desk job.  ...but that's more a problem with the union or the police force than with him in particular.
 
2013-12-12 04:34:53 PM

StopLurkListen: Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep


Eyeballs. Eyeballs do it for everyone I know.

Ophthalmology are inhuman monsters.
 
2013-12-12 04:37:42 PM
Was it an assault sniper rifle?
 
2013-12-12 04:37:57 PM

jshine: It's entirely plausible that the rules say that either you work normally or not at all (and get a disability pension).  An injury to the non-dominant hand might make normal police work impossible, but not impair the slow & deliberate firing of a rifle.

Now, if that's the case, then those rules should probably be changed.  The guy could still work a desk job.  ...but that's more a problem with the union or the police force than with him in particular.


This is what it sounds like. It may impact his job so he's forced to take disability. The improper wording here is 'disability' because people think you need to be drooling and pissing yourself to qualify.
 
2013-12-12 04:40:09 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: he used to be a patrolman until he took a staple to the hand


You don't know real pain until you've taken a paper cut under a finger nail.  I'm not talking talking a trigger finger, that's double disability pay.
 
2013-12-12 04:40:55 PM
No he wasn't firing a "sniper rifle" .... it's just a rifle with a scope.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-12 04:41:02 PM

Rawhead Rex: That's a nail gun...if you really wanna see one in action, go view The Evil Dead remake...

Can you not tell the difference between the two? One shoots staples, the other nails.

Same concept, different results.


THIS
totalfarmandfence.com
is what I once had an accident with and stapled my thumb to a furring strip in a wall.
There was a knot behind the panel I was holding, the staple went in and bent 180 degrees and came up through my thumb.

Then the fun of puuuuuuuullllling my thumb off the 3 inch staple (which had glue coating on it, oh joy!) started.
No one was around, happily, to hear the string of curses and anatomically impossible acts I screamed.
 
2013-12-12 04:41:11 PM

stonicus: Was it an assault sniper rifle?


Yeah. An Armalite AK-74U chambered in .22 caliber from the Ukraine Republic. It has a 40 round detachable box clip.
 
2013-12-12 04:43:47 PM

hardinparamedic: I've seen some pretty hillariously messed up stuff in my short time on earth, as a virtue of my job. And yes, I have a certain affection for our canaries in blue. But cops can be dumb as a box of rocks.

I picked up a guy I still work with, who - no shiat - decided being drunk was a great way to work on his outside shed. Well, in the process of trying to saw a board in half, he decided to run the saw over his thigh and got a six inch gash down it. Being the entrepreneurial spirit he was, and deciding that a real man would't go to the hospital, shotgunned another good deal of whiskey, and used an office stapler to close his wound with eight staples.

Unfortunately, that whiskey wears off, and so does bravado. 100 mikes of Fentanyl later, he finally stopped crying on the way to the hospital that morning.


Sounds like the decision to work drunk was fine. The subsequent decision to saw his leg seems to be the root of the issue.

/jk only work on your own computers drunk
//managed to encrypt my HD one time and forgot the
///lost a good chunk of 'data'
 
2013-12-12 04:43:59 PM
So how many kills did he get?
 
2013-12-12 04:50:41 PM

Russ1642: jshine: It's entirely plausible that the rules say that either you work normally or not at all (and get a disability pension).  An injury to the non-dominant hand might make normal police work impossible, but not impair the slow & deliberate firing of a rifle.

Now, if that's the case, then those rules should probably be changed.  The guy could still work a desk job.  ...but that's more a problem with the union or the police force than with him in particular.

This is what it sounds like. It may impact his job so he's forced to take disability. The improper wording here is 'disability' because people think you need to be drooling and pissing yourself to qualify.


But just because he can't perform that fnripn, doesn't mean he can't work. So he should have to et another job and get the difference.

I know 'disabled' people that golf, hike, fish, work on computers, etc. Can seem to do everything but work...poor things.
 
2013-12-12 04:52:45 PM

redmid17: Sounds like the decision to work drunk was fine. The subsequent decision to saw his leg seems to be the root of the issue.

/jk only work on your own computers drunk
//managed to encrypt my HD one time and forgot the
///lost a good chunk of 'data'


You mean porn don't you
 
2013-12-12 04:53:13 PM

Keeve: A true hero gets a purple heart for taking a shell fragment.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x218]


Frank, it was an EGG SHELL!
 
2013-12-12 04:55:21 PM
Plus, the benefits are great, you know? If I get shot on the job, I'm like...mmm... rich!

www.hotflick.net
 
2013-12-12 04:59:14 PM

hardinparamedic: StopLurkListen: Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep

Eyeballs. Eyeballs do it for everyone I know.

Ophthalmology are inhuman monsters.


Eyeballs are awesome.  I'm going in for eye surgery soon, and I want the procedure recorded so I can watch it later.
 
2013-12-12 05:00:21 PM

scottydoesntknow: redmid17: Sounds like the decision to work drunk was fine. The subsequent decision to saw his leg seems to be the root of the issue.

/jk only work on your own computers drunk
//managed to encrypt my HD one time and forgot the
///lost a good chunk of 'data'

You mean porn don't you


That's what you inferred. God knows why a man shouldn't put quotation marks around "innocuous" words.

/yes it was porn
 
2013-12-12 05:00:51 PM
Apparently this is some big scam all the police departments do. If some rich guy really wanted to lower the deficit he'd hire private investigators to follow every cop who is on disability with a camera, you be busting these creeps left and right.
 
2013-12-12 05:01:06 PM

Mouren: Damn, I thought the stapler thing was a joke.
Hey asshole, some people have real disabilities.
Fark, I have cancer and I haven't gotten my disability approved yet.


First off, best to you, your family and your health.

Stories like this really piss me off.  I took workers comp for a serious back injury I sustained while working at Trader Joes and the managers, doctors, workers comp admins and others I had to deal with treated me like I was a fraud.  Its farkfaces like this cop that complicate the system for people who actually need it.
 
2013-12-12 05:02:22 PM
And the police department spokespersons paid him a visit afterwards:

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-12-12 05:03:30 PM

Phoenix87ta: hardinparamedic: StopLurkListen: Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep

Eyeballs. Eyeballs do it for everyone I know.

Ophthalmology are inhuman monsters.

Eyeballs are awesome.  I'm going in for eye surgery soon, and I want the procedure recorded so I can watch it later.


"Un Chien Andalou" - 1929 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí.

Famous for a shot of an actor's eyeball getting sliced by a knife (no actor was harmed, camera/editing trickery is involved)

doubleexposurejournal.com
 
2013-12-12 05:04:15 PM

Phoenix87ta: Eyeballs are awesome.  I'm going in for eye surgery soon, and I want the procedure recorded so I can watch it later.


1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-12-12 05:04:27 PM

StopLurkListen: I stapled my thumb last week (grabbing it away from a kid who was holding it in a way that was guaranteed to end with her fingers stapled, her fingers stapled to a desk, the stapler broken, or all of the above ... kids! how do any of them survive to be adults? but i digress)

The staple was all the way into my thumb. I didn't register it that way, i didn't feel anything. I just figured the staple either folded over or didn't have a 'leg' on that side. Nope. Pull staple. puuuuuullllll staple. still pulling staple out of thumb... wow, the whole thing went all the way in there, huh?

Oddly, didn't hurt, and no infection either ...


Back when Black and Decker came out with the redesigned staple gun in the mid-90s, my buddy and I would shoot them across the room sometimes. Unfortunately, the way those guns are designed are kind of backwards from the originals, so much so that they eventually put an arrow on the handle telling you where the staple came out. Unfortunately, mine didn't have it, and the first time my buddy picked it up, he did the same thing, with the same result, the staple went all the way into his thumb, hit the bone, and bent. He had the most farked time trying to dig that thing out of his hand...
 
2013-12-12 05:05:42 PM

WhyKnot: Russ1642: jshine: It's entirely plausible that the rules say that either you work normally or not at all (and get a disability pension).  An injury to the non-dominant hand might make normal police work impossible, but not impair the slow & deliberate firing of a rifle.

Now, if that's the case, then those rules should probably be changed.  The guy could still work a desk job.  ...but that's more a problem with the union or the police force than with him in particular.

This is what it sounds like. It may impact his job so he's forced to take disability. The improper wording here is 'disability' because people think you need to be drooling and pissing yourself to qualify.

But just because he can't perform that fnripn, doesn't mean he can't work. So he should have to et another job and get the difference.

I know 'disabled' people that golf, hike, fish, work on computers, etc. Can seem to do everything but work...poor things.


You do understand there is more then one type of disabilty right?

And that a persons disabilty can be non-physical?

Also that work place disabilty claims also factor in loss of earning power, let's say you work a physically demanding job that pays you 150k a year, then you hurt your back and are no longer able to do that job, sure you can just get abouther job, but your experance and training is very specialized. So you will have to start from square one at 40 makeing 30k a year as a salesmen somewhere. So now you have a person who lost 120k in earning power due to a random fluke are they not entailed to compasation
 
GBB
2013-12-12 05:14:38 PM
I don't know about NJ, but here in Sunny FL, to qualify on firearms, you must be ambidextrous.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-12 05:15:15 PM

Phoenix87ta: hardinparamedic: StopLurkListen: Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep

Eyeballs. Eyeballs do it for everyone I know.

Ophthalmology are inhuman monsters.

Eyeballs are awesome.  I'm going in for eye surgery soon, and I want the procedure recorded so I can watch it later.


You sure 'bout that bro?
 
2013-12-12 05:15:42 PM

stonicus: Was it an assault sniper rifle?


They make sniper rifles that aren't used for assault?
 
2013-12-12 05:16:09 PM

nytmare: Let Riggs show you how lethal a stapler can be:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afwkBGRKIrw


That is not Riggs or a stapler
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-12 05:16:09 PM

gja: Phoenix87ta: hardinparamedic: StopLurkListen: Of course, now I googled images of people who've stapled themselves ... eeeeeeeeyow yuk eww ew ew ew ew ew ew ew

A friend who started down the road to a med degree said hand injuries sent her puke response to 11. Yep

Eyeballs. Eyeballs do it for everyone I know.

Ophthalmology are inhuman monsters.

Eyeballs are awesome.  I'm going in for eye surgery soon, and I want the procedure recorded so I can watch it later.

You sure 'bout that bro?


farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-12 05:19:24 PM
Finally, a camper get's what coming to him.

/fuggin snipers
 
2013-12-12 05:21:18 PM

Mikey1969: What a shiatty story. No link to the video, no info about the injury, except to say it was a "stapler". Jesus, there's gotta be more info out there. Was it really a "stapler", or was it maybe a 'staple', as in a projectile from a stapling gun? Did he get it from work or not? Keep in mind, long term disability from an employer can cover non-work injuries... Seriously, I'd love to have a little more info here, especially because the injured hand is not the one he's shooting with. Not to side with the cop, but we're not being given jack on this particular story...


http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/NJs_2_million_stapler_a cc ident.html
 
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