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2012-04-29 Europe
The Island of the blind tries to crack down on fraud
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Posted by tipper 2012-04-29 10:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6512 views ]  Top

#1 We've got the same here. Millions of able-bodied parasites are now getting "disability" from Social Security.
Posted by PBMcL 2012-04-29 11:48||   2012-04-29 11:48|| Front Page Top

#2 just FYI there are multiple definitions of blind and it is not just the 'guy with the white cane' that we often think of. in the US there are two different 'legally blind' definitions.

1) vision that will not correct to better than 20/400

2) a narrowing of the field of vision to 10 degrees.

I am legally blind (group 2) but for years had very good visual acuity in the area where i could see. recently i have acquired via aging the need for corrective lenses in order to read books (arm too short disease) and am able to perform most any task that a 'fully sighted' person could.

of course, if there is a wet floor sign out, odds are that i will never know it till i kick the darn thing and until i completely miss noticing an obstacle and walk into it you would never know anything was amiss if you were to spend time around me.
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-29 16:31||   2012-04-29 16:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Point taken, abu. But collecting benefits on the grounds of blindness strikes me as fraud, if they are still able to earn a living.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-04-29 18:41||   2012-04-29 18:41|| Front Page Top

#4 I always rely on a blind taxi driver to get me where I want to go.
Posted by manversgwtw 2012-04-29 18:54||   2012-04-29 18:54|| Front Page Top

#5 Blind hunting sounds like fun too.
Posted by tu3031 2012-04-29 18:56||   2012-04-29 18:56|| Front Page Top

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