[News] More Things to Worry About

But This Time It Worked (according to this-here newspaper, anyway): In Witbank, South Africa (pop. 60,000), three women strapped a corpse into a wheelchair, rolled it inside the post office, and begged the clerk to give them the man's pension money (equivalent to US$97). South African Press Association via news24.com

A union filed unfair-labor-practice charges against management, alleging union-avoiding activities such as laying off members by contracting out work. But "management" is the leadership of the huge Service Employees Int'l Union, and the "union" is own its feeling-screwed workers. Washington Post

Home buyers sued Edina Realty (Edina, Minn.) for selling them an amityville-horror house without disclosing the murder (but according to state statute, that's not a "material" fact that needs to be disclosed). Star Tribune

A Blackburn, England, couple and their two lovely daughters subsist on gov't handouts totaling £22k (taxable equivalent: £30k) (US equivalents, $30k, $42k) because they're either too sick or too fat to work, and now they complain that they're starving (combined family weight: 1,134 lbs). Daily Telegraph

Your Daily Loser: Clever enough to figure out how to rig a peeping camera in a restroom stall but not clever enough to rig it without staring into the lens. Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.)
     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Mar 18, 2009

"Starving" Family - I knew that diabetes could be caused by being overweight, but epilepsy and asthma? When you're fat, you get out of breath doing almost anything, but that isn't asthma, that's just exercise. Sheesh!
Posted by larriann on 03/18/09 at 11:59 AM
Unions Yet another one of my favorite subjects!

Horror House What's that Latin thingie I always bring up for stories like this? Oh, yea, caveat emptor.

Horror House v2 So, get a web page, fake some photos, splash some blood around, and sell tickets!

Starving Pay attention America, this is socialism at it's finest.

Loser A true Kodak moment. And the guy was in Starbucks lookin' for that expensive stuff!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/18/09 at 12:25 PM
Haunted House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jThcc5lbfOs
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/18/09 at 01:00 PM
they're starving
What in the hell are bacon butties? Has to be a british thing.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/18/09 at 01:05 PM
I agree Jules. Their caloric intake is 3000 per day. Just cutting that down will help them lose weight. That could probably be done by not eating the bacon butties.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/18/09 at 01:51 PM
oooohhhhhh - those fat people piss me off!! i was once heavier then the daughters but i got my fat ass out of bed every day and went to work. and i got my fat ass a personal trainer and starting exercising. and i, too, currently work (at least for as long as i have this job :down: ) with people who are heavier then these lazy assess. those fat people piss me off!! i've been there so i can say it.
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 03/18/09 at 04:54 PM
corpse- weekend partying on bernie's pension

union- what is the saying about tidying up one's own house first?

house- i would not want to live in a house where murders occured, and now that i know they can keep quiet about such a thing i will google the address of any house i'm thinking of buying. (yeah like that's gonna happen)

fat- being overweight does not preclude one from working.

peeper- no one is dumber than the person who thinks he is too clever to get caught. he was so sure the camera was too well hidden to be found that he didn't worry about filming himself placing it. frickin' genius!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/18/09 at 08:53 PM
I'm so missing the point here - but I could definitely go a bacon sandwich right now. Mmm, bacon 😊
Posted by shadowkat on 03/18/09 at 09:16 PM
Canaduck, who said that the US isn't/hasn't going/gone socialist?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/09 at 02:08 AM
where's my free healthcare then expat? geesh i'm screwed again!(without a kiss of course) 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/09 at 07:51 AM
who is paying the union's union's organizers? that must be volunteering work. they're all leeches and deserve what they get for working for the union in the first place.

and patty, socialized health care is a disaster!!! the brits and canadians do nothing but complain about it. you get what you pay for.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/19/09 at 12:45 PM
and in Hartford County CT, if there has been a murder or even rumours of 'haunting' in a property, the agent by law must disclose such info to prospective buyers.

there's some cute name for it like the 'ghost clause' of something.
Posted by mrjazz on 03/19/09 at 12:47 PM
i wish something would happen with medical costs or insurance though. the cost of simply staying alive is becoming damn near prohibitive. :down: i like the ghost clause thing, i think it should be that way everywhere.

"who is paying the union's union's organizers? that must be volunteering work. they're all leeches and deserve what they get for working for the union in the first place."
spoken like a true member of management!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/09 at 05:19 PM
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