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Re: Is it libertarian to take Social Security disability?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 08:52:41 pm »

I will end this post on a different note:  The company that hired me for telephone interviewing decided to tighten the screws on productivity, and I couldn't meet the attendance commitment due to their draconian policy of 10 days of sick leave per 12 months (about half what it usually is in Canada or the U.K., the latter of which they have offices in!)  At the same time, I achieved some of my goals of weight loss (~20 pounds during the winter, thanks to Topamax, in a season where most people gain 10-15 pounds) and saving about $900 toward college.  I also got two references and completed ten months' employment at a better job than most I've worked since graduating in 2004, when the economy started to suck under Bush Jr., or since 2008, when the Great Recession REALLY hurt everyone and it took years and years to come back even partially.

But I have discovered the legal recourse I have against certain people who messed with me suddenly in October 1997, and I am going to take legal action against them eventually.  They will find out that payback will happen to them, and I am going to stand up to ageism and religious or political bigotry against me.  Perhaps it will be the October Revolution of 2017?  Or sooner than that, if I can find the right legal representation and win my case against them.  The weak sense of independence I had in the '90s, the stronger confidence I had that was cut short in 2004 by events of that year, and the lack of Internet advice about the law were contributing factors to why I didn't pursue action earlier.  But now that there is less psychological intimidation against me, and the last person who I know from that fateful year of 1997 is reduced to a paper-pusher I see every three months (who appears less arrogant and more easygoing!), I am going to flip the script and collect the restitution-based justice libertarians believe in.  I will not allow anyone to stop me.  And I mean ANYONE.

And that was a UCCO2004 response! 8)
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Re: Is it libertarian to take Social Security disability?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 04:42:59 pm »

Why are you seeking legal redress against people who may have harmed you in a subtle way years ago? Why not just take some personal responsibility and basically get your shit together? No one's stopping you from getting a job and saving money for your future. Don't be obsessed with justice. Be obsessed with what you can do, now, to make your life better.
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Re: Is it libertarian to take Social Security disability?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2015, 02:15:03 pm »

JPS, dude, thank you for a personal response, considering you are the Ivy-League-educated guy behind the Free State Project! 

I have a scheme not unlike the guys in Office Space conspiring against Lumbergh.  The reason why I am so aggravated right now is that I am out of shape, have very little money, two associate technical degrees from my parents' college got me almost nowhere in ten years, and I am still seeing their psychiatrists eighteen years later, even though my suicidal mother doesn't anymore.  Plus the psychiatrists have done illegal things like misdiagnosis, discrimination, patient profiling, failure to obtain medication consent forms, all tolerated by my parents, who think they need these people to babysit me.

I don't care if you think it's "libertarian" to desire revenge against idiots like J.R., P.S., S.B., and various other people in my family who have messed with me unprovoked.  Actually, it's totally libertarian for me to demand non-aggression (i.e. other people NOT messing with me unprovoked) and to put an end to illegal psychiatric mispractice, some of which would be supported by libertarian theory.  Coercive psychiatry has been banned in Ohio since 2011, a practice I highly doubt you agree with as an avowed libertarian activist.

Settlement money could also be the difference between owing $58,200 of student loans over the next twenty years, and eliminating them by 2020.  The difference between being poor and living with my parents at 40, or relocating and getting the hell away from them by 42.  A life with no student debt, a condominium with no mortgage payment, and my body in shape would make me unstoppable.  In the early 2020s, I could be trophy husband material!  I would be confident and handsome enough to proposition a pornstar, and maybe even have the cash flow too. >:D

Don't you think that MONEY and SEX are libertarian values?
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Re: Is it libertarian to take Social Security disability?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2016, 12:05:12 pm »

For JPS and all of the other New Hampshirites who are still following this thread, I will update you as follows:

I was denied SSDI (for physical inability to work, which is not my case) and awarded SSI (for bipolar disorder) temporarily; their rules specify that they re-certify or re-determine everyone once each three years.  So I have extra money through 2019, and the government now allows "recreation" expenses such as movies, restaurants, etc. if you itemize it on their form.  I could even get bariatric surgery if not covered by my managed care plan, or save toward the bachelor's degree.  It's going to be about $400-$500 a month extra, or the federal amount of $733 less the living expenses charged at my current address.  I also don't count my car as a living expense, per the individual who talked to us at the Social Security office.  You can even have a part-time job and make about $1500 monthly, and they count only half of it.

And I still could resemble Ashton 2.0, if I just lost the weight soon enough.
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Re: Is it libertarian to take Social Security disability?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2017, 09:50:33 am »

I am still using SSI money toward the restoration of my life.  I am almost certainly going to be chosen for a union apprenticeship in Telecom Installing through the IBEW (electricians' union) and NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) ... In the meantime, I no longer go to the vile T.H. organization and have also been forgiven all $58,000 of my student loan debt.  I was finally able to use my SSI back benefits to afford a new iMac 2016 model computer that I am typing this on.  It even comes with better iTunes and the ability to use RPG Maker MV!  [To get some minor, supplemental income in the free market from designing RPGs that will work on Mac, PC, iOS, Android, HTML5 browsers, and/or Linux?!]

Apologies for what is known as "Thread Necro" on this thread, but I wanted to keep you fine New Hampshirites posted on my developments for 2016-2017.   :) 8) ::)
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