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(The New Yorker)   By the word of a complete stranger to someone who isn't even a judge, all your rights as a person can be stripped away and there's nothing you can do about it   ( newyorker.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 05:50:34 PM  
Holy crap that is one scary ass read.
 
2017-10-05 06:07:17 PM  
One relation who is getting up there chose a non-family member to be his power of attorney. Why? In his words, his kids would clean him out without hesitation.
 
2017-10-05 06:15:59 PM  
That sounds like quite a racket.  I bet she cleans up.  I bet there's not much left for the nursing homes to pick over when she's done.

/talk about a racket
 
2017-10-05 06:31:50 PM  
JFC, that is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read. I seriously feel like I need a clonazepam. These people deserve to be executed in public.
 
2017-10-05 06:34:43 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC, that is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read. I seriously feel like I need a clonazepam. These people deserve to be executed in public.


My stepmother gets hooked into endless scams targeting the elderly.  The problem is that she's so cheap, no one ever gets any money out of her.  And there's no way to get at the money she does have.

It's very satisfying.
 
2017-10-05 06:44:30 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC, that is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read. I seriously feel like I need a clonazepam. These people deserve to be executed in public.

My stepmother gets hooked into endless scams targeting the elderly.  The problem is that she's so cheap, no one ever gets any money out of her.  And there's no way to get at the money she does have.

It's very satisfying.


That's one of the things that pisses me off. You hear about scams targeting the elderly, but what they're doing is targeting the greedy. 70-year-olds, in a general sense, have been around long enough to know bullsh*t when they hear it. I think young people fall for scams more than older people.

There's a proverb in Spanish: Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

The devil is smart because he's old, not because he's the devil.
 
2017-10-05 07:13:23 PM  
I get that some family members suck and should not be allowed anywhere near the finances of others.  There are also people who need assistance and don't get it.

But this is beyond any belief and the judge needs to be slapped down too because there is no way he didn't know what was going on.
 
2017-10-05 07:14:44 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The devil is smart because he's old, not because he's the devil.


My favorite was "j random dude" calling, pretending to be her grandson in need of money.  She only has one son, and he has no children.  And yet she kept him calling for DAYS.  She just likes gassing.  It's someone she can gas to for free.
 
2017-10-05 07:15:41 PM  

BizarreMan: But this is beyond any belief and the judge needs to be slapped down too because there is no way he didn't know what was going on.


And how exactly does a random stranger walk into a doctors office and get an opinion from an NP?  That sounds criminal to me.
 
2017-10-05 07:23:42 PM  
How has no one stabbed these pieces of shiat to death?
 
2017-10-05 08:17:16 PM  
The guy that started it is getting on a bit now. It would be a shame if this happened to him.....
 
2017-10-05 08:29:37 PM  
Uh oh, did someone create a joinder with their legal name in Admiralty court?
 
2017-10-05 09:09:02 PM  
And then at night, the scientologists come....
 
2017-10-05 09:09:34 PM  
For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel-he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler

farking hell, New Yorker. Tolstoy has nothing on your shiat.
 
2017-10-05 09:10:03 PM  
You are wrong, Subby. I can say "I break with thee. I break with thee. I break with thee." and throw dog poop on your shoes.
 
2017-10-05 09:12:52 PM  

gaslight: One relation who is getting up there chose a non-family member to be his power of attorney. Why? In his words, his kids would clean him out without hesitation.


Are the kids scumbags or was he just an asshole to them all their lives? Or a little of column A and B?
 
2017-10-05 09:18:41 PM  
Ideally, before you flatten a farmers market.
 
2017-10-05 09:25:29 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Marcus Aurelius: ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC, that is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read. I seriously feel like I need a clonazepam. These people deserve to be executed in public.

My stepmother gets hooked into endless scams targeting the elderly.  The problem is that she's so cheap, no one ever gets any money out of her.  And there's no way to get at the money she does have.

It's very satisfying.

That's one of the things that pisses me off. You hear about scams targeting the elderly, but what they're doing is targeting the greedy. 70-year-olds, in a general sense, have been around long enough to know bullsh*t when they hear it. I think young people fall for scams more than older people.

There's a proverb in Spanish: Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

The devil is smart because he's old, not because he's the devil.


Old people have dementia, Parkinson's, etc, these medical conditions or the treatment of the medical condition can lower a person's inhibitions, increasing their susceptibility to scams.
 
2017-10-05 09:28:33 PM  
 
2017-10-05 09:31:33 PM  
The people who did this, including the magistrate who just rubber-stamped appointing these crooks as guardians, need to be taken out into the street, stripped-naked and horse whipped!  What a bunch of farking ghouls!
 
2017-10-05 09:33:23 PM  
On second thought. I think Ill continue to frink myself into oblivion.
 
2017-10-05 09:33:30 PM  
Parks, who had a brisk, girlish way of speaking
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That is so wrong I can't even wrap my head around it.
 
2017-10-05 09:34:10 PM  
My neighbor's nephew just tried that kind of thing, but we caught on and foxed him... she,s 95 and still pretty sharp, and disowned the jerk.. cops are after him for elder abuse.. steps have been taken to prevent that happening again.
 
2017-10-05 09:35:34 PM  
My mother was terrified of my other 3 brothers robbering her blind.  This was in 2001 when she was still fine.  She fell and smashed her head in 2003 and started losing it over the next few years.  By the time of 2010 Dementia had pretty much won the battle.  It turns out that my one brother's sister had taken the POA away from me and didn't even know it for a few years as nothing seemed out or sorts.

When I realized what had heppend and tried to set it right my three brothers also had my mother sign on the dotted line for the POA.  Only problem was she didn't even know who she was.

They also refused to have any therapy done for my mother as that was too much trouble.  Didn't know about that until after she died a few months ago.
There will be a special place in hell for my three brothers, scumbags all.  An even nicer place for one of their wives.  I have no brothers now as far as I'm concerned and just hope I hear over the next few years that they all died of ass cancer.  My sister-in-law is an ass cancer so I hope what ever ends up happening to her is long and painful.

Even with legal documents put in place to protect somone it means nothing at a certain point.  The people that should have been there to help people with things like that don't do a thing.  It doesn't help that the very agency that was supposed to help my mother was good buddy's with my ass cancer of a sister-in-law.

In case you didn't noticed I'm a lttle pissed about this whole situation.
 
2017-10-05 09:35:48 PM  
This is how people snap and gun down people
 
2017-10-05 09:37:00 PM  
I couldn't finish reading that.   WTF has happened to society?
 
2017-10-05 09:42:18 PM  
Jesus. That's all I have to say. Jesus.
 
2017-10-05 09:42:25 PM  
There's a special place in hell for that biach..


/I'm an atheist.
 
2017-10-05 09:42:52 PM  
I do believe you could get your ass kicked for trying something like that.
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/this guy Schafer sounds like he needs a Guardian appointed to him =P
//preferably after an ass kicking so severe he can't remember which day of the week it is
 
2017-10-05 09:44:58 PM  
Too many words. Does it work against Trumps?
 
2017-10-05 09:45:53 PM  
Excuse me. I need to go and break something after reading that.
 
2017-10-05 09:49:49 PM  

Raspil: more on April Parks, who sounds like she kidnaps elderly for ransom: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/questions-​surround-professional-guardian-who-left-nevada/


Oh great, she moved to PA and is only a little more then an hour away from me.
 
2017-10-05 09:56:16 PM  

BiffSpiffy: My mother was terrified of my other 3 brothers robbering her blind.  This was in 2001 when she was still fine.  She fell and smashed her head in 2003 and started losing it over the next few years.  By the time of 2010 Dementia had pretty much won the battle.  It turns out that my one brother's sister had taken the POA away from me and didn't even know it for a few years as nothing seemed out or sorts.


How'd they do that? Your mom must have revoked the POA. Only the signatories of the POA can break it. I had POAs when I was in the Marines on deployment, only myself or my father (who I gave the POA to) could break it. Most recently I got a POA as my step son wanted to go to the public school where I live and not where his mom lives. As I am not married to his mom any longer, and not the biological father, I had to get a POA that covered his education (and basic medical care as was required by the school district). Only people who can break it are me, his mother, and the school district, the 3 signatories.
 
2017-10-05 09:56:22 PM  

ifky: Raspil: more on April Parks, who sounds like she kidnaps elderly for ransom: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/questions-​surround-professional-guardian-who-left-nevada/

Oh great, she moved to PA and is only a little more then an hour away from me.


Well I hope you enjoy your retirement.

/locked in some box hours away from anyone you know.
 
2017-10-05 09:56:25 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: That sounds like quite a racket.  I bet she cleans up.  I bet there's not much left for the nursing homes to pick over when she's done.

/talk about a racket


Clean up a jail cell is more like it--she got busted.  The law finally nailed her.

Marcus Aurelius: BizarreMan: But this is beyond any belief and the judge needs to be slapped down too because there is no way he didn't know what was going on.

And how exactly does a random stranger walk into a doctors office and get an opinion from an NP?  That sounds criminal to me.


Yeah, I think there should be some more people in jail beside her.
 
2017-10-05 09:56:52 PM  
My mother passed away almost exactly 2 years ago from complications related to leukemia. My dad is 83 now and my brother (oldest sibling) has power of attorney just I'm case. But my dad is pretty sharp still, works two days a week and is in pretty good shape for his age. But it's good to know a family member will be responsible in case the worst happens.

I'm lucky, I have a decent family. But people can really be assholes.
 
2017-10-05 09:58:59 PM  
Holy crap am I glad I read that.

What a scary farking read.

Also, I'm glad my mother in law did not move to Arizona or Nevada with her husband as they were planning, because damn, that is no way to spend your last years on earth.
 
2017-10-05 10:01:22 PM  

Raspil: more on April Parks, who sounds like she kidnaps elderly for ransom: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/questions-​surround-professional-guardian-who-left-nevada/


By all accounts the Review-Journal was a great paper before Sheldon Adelson bought it.

Now it kisses Sheldon's ass, cheerleads Trump and spreads disinformation on behalf of them both, jumping on unfounded rumours that Steve Paddock was an ISIS agent before the bodies of the dead were cold.

Would the Review-Journal have broken this story today? Maybe if April Parks had kidnapped one high-roller too many.
 
2017-10-05 10:01:41 PM  
Yep. Happened to us.
Thanks, Seattle guardianship racket. And it is indeed a racket.

We are now $800,000 poorer because of it. This guardian/trustee shait bag group is a well organized gang of, what's little more than legalized thievery, and they make a fortune doing this. They cover their asses on a regular basis in court. Guess who picks up the legal tab? Yep, we do.

It'd sicken anyone to hear the details. That story there? I've got far worse to tell.

F*ckers.
F*ck you with a thousand furious suns, and then some.
 
2017-10-05 10:02:34 PM  
ecmoRandomNumbers: . . .

That's one of the things that pisses me off. You hear about scams targeting the elderly, but what they're doing is targeting the greedy. 70-year-olds, in a general sense, have been around long enough to know bullsh*t when they hear it. I think young people fall for scams more than older people.

There's a proverb in Spanish: Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

The devil is smart because he's old, not because he's the devil.


That may be the case sometimes but not always.

My old man was slowly deteriorating in his mind as a result of a stroke for the last 4-5 years of his life.  I don't think he was aware of it other than the effects it occasionally had on his speech.  My siblings who lived closer noticed that he had slowly entered the Fox/Fundy echo-chamber and was starting to sound like them.  (He had previously been what I would call an honestly compassionate Christian and politically moderate.)

When he died, my sister helped my mom with the estate and noticed that he had been steadily increasing his contributions to groups like Focus for the Family and other religious/right-wing causes.   While I am sure that he intended to leave enough for Mom to survive comfortably (and did so), I wonder what would have happened if, rather than dying suddenly, he had further deteriorated for another 4-5 years.

My point is that ripping off the elderly is often a confidence game and that can involve appealing to things as opposite from greed as misguided altruism.  Or it can be something in between such as simply giving old people the illusion of friendly companionship as you sell them some grossly overpriced trinket that they may never even take out of the box after it is mailed to them.

/I wonder how much of this is parallel to --or even part of -- the problem with American politics.
 
2017-10-05 10:04:02 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC, that is one of the most infuriating things I've ever read. I seriously feel like I need a clonazepam. These people deserve to be executed in public.


I'm OK with this.jpeg

/ fear will keep most of the greedheads in line...
 
2017-10-05 10:04:14 PM  
So hypothetical question - is getting declared incompetent by a family court, and getting assigned a guardian, also count as being incompetent to stand trial in criminal court?  If so, some of the fit, ex-military elderly folks really should need to start getting "confused" when strange non-family intruders start showing up on their properties, and get sudden Korean War flashbacks.  Wink wink nudge nudge.
 
2017-10-05 10:04:15 PM  

BiffSpiffy: In case you didn't noticed I'm a lttle pissed about this whole situation.


The whole situation sounds sketchy. How did you not know your mother wasn't getting the therapy you think she needed because of the neglect of your brothers until after she does? I'm mean, I'm really sorry for your lost. Sincerely. I lost my mother almost exactly 2 years ago. (2-Oct). But that part of your post confused me.
 
2017-10-05 10:07:25 PM  
My god what a sad read.
 
2017-10-05 10:08:13 PM  

leeto2: There's a special place in hell for that biach..


/I'm an atheist.


No, there's not; there is no hell.

/also an athiest
//well, maybe Everett, WA....
 
2017-10-05 10:08:15 PM  
farking a, someone needs to put that Parks woman and her collaborators up against a wall and shoot them for the good of all humanity.
 
2017-10-05 10:08:34 PM  
Holy shait!

A stranger shows up with a court order and tells the "wards", "I'm taking over your life, now get in the van. Kiss your home and possessions goodbye. Want to fight? OK. I'll just bill the time to your estate."

Farking sick. Hopefully the feds read this article and start a RICO investigation. Not even the Mafia is this ruthless.
 
2017-10-05 10:12:59 PM  

ifky: Raspil: more on April Parks, who sounds like she kidnaps elderly for ransom: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/questions-​surround-professional-guardian-who-left-nevada/

Oh great, she moved to PA and is only a little more then an hour away from me.


That article is from last year.  In March she was arrested in PA for extradition back to Nevada: http://www.ktnv.com/news/contact-13/four-indicted-in-unpreced​ented-gua​rdianship-abuse-case?page=2
 
2017-10-05 10:13:02 PM  

ifky: Raspil: more on April Parks, who sounds like she kidnaps elderly for ransom: https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/questions-​surround-professional-guardian-who-left-nevada/

Oh great, she moved to PA and is only a little more then an hour away from me.


She declared bankruptcy to get out of lawsuits from "wards" and their relatives trying to recover their money.

Thinking she would never be held to account, she obviously spent her "wards'" money as soon as she got it.

The saddest thing in the article? The 27 urns of "wards" found in a storage unit. Parks, and others like her, didn't bother leaving their "wards" even enough money even for a proper burial.

She had connections at St. Peter's various waiting rooms. I wonder how many staffers were prevailed upon to "accidentally" pass out lethal doses of medication once a "ward's" money was just about exhausted and have the bodies quickly cremated by the lowest bidder before anybody suspected foul play.
 
2017-10-05 10:14:44 PM  

Glendale: farking a, someone needs to put that Parks woman and her collaborators up against a wall and shoot them for the good of all humanity.


I get the sentiment. She's scum. But death? C'mon, temper your reactions. Be a reasonable person who considers their responses carefully. It's the same kind of reactionary rhetoric that conservatives use to justify excessive violence by police.

Fix the problem, don't advocate for executing the person exploiting it.
 
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