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Man refuses food over welfare cuts
TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Nov 12 11:48 CET | (The Local/jcw)

Posted on 11/19/2012 12:56:36 PM PST by Olog-hai

An unemployed Berlin man who had his state welfare cut to nearly nothing is refusing to eat, in an attempt to make the government consider introducing a basic income. …

He denies bringing the situation upon himself by turning down multiple job offers, saying that as a trained and experienced occupational therapist, it would be unthinkable to work in a badly paid, unskilled job.

He turned down shifts at a call center for €7 ($8.96) an hour, calling it “slave labor”, while a job in the office of a temping agency would make Boes what he called a “slave master”, both of which were, morally, not options for him. Instead, he wants an unconditional basic income paid by the government for everyone.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: lazy; sloth; socialism; welfaredependence

1 posted on 11/19/2012 12:56:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
He denies bringing the situation upon himself by turning down multiple job offers, saying that as a trained and experienced occupational therapist, it would be unthinkable to work in a badly paid, unskilled job.

Oh heck, during one unemployment stint I delivered pizzas for Dominos. If it weren't for the free pizza I received, I probably would have about broken even, given the lousy tippers, cost of gas and lousy compensation (sub-minimum plus 50 cents per trip), and I don't regret it.
2 posted on 11/19/2012 1:00:04 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Olog-hai

I keep looking for the satire tag...


3 posted on 11/19/2012 1:01:58 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Olog-hai

Come to America... you can sit on your butt and collect more money than you ever imagined. And it’s going to get better and better... for a while.

Oh, wait, German? Likely a white person? Forget it, get in line if you want to come here.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 1:02:25 PM PST by brownsfan (It's over.)
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To: Olog-hai
To the critics who have labelled him a parasite, Boes said “I asked them what they think of bankers; whether they too are not parasites?”


5 posted on 11/19/2012 1:02:41 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Olog-hai

If only we could promote this with Hollywood and MTV!

“Dude, I’m not going to accept any more welfare until you bring the system up to my standards! I’ll starve first!”

Welfare would end in about three months.

And I’m pretty certain they lack the necessary critical thinking skills to reason that its a trick.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 1:03:25 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Olog-hai

‘Slave wages’?

So, it’s OK for everyone who IS STILL working to have more taken from THEM to support HIM, when he is able to work?

Talk about ‘slavery’


7 posted on 11/19/2012 1:04:47 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Olog-hai

I would gladly eat in front of this a-hole every day.

I hope he starves to death.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

and where does this “basic income” come from you moron?

If everyone gets money from the government, everyone has to pay for it too.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 1:11:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai
He turned down shifts at a call center for €7 ($8.96) an hour, calling it “slave labor”,

Some of the best jobs I've held were call-center jobs.
10 posted on 11/19/2012 1:13:29 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: All

We sure need some here.
FReepathon Day 50!

11 posted on 11/19/2012 1:13:55 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai

Good!


12 posted on 11/19/2012 1:14:43 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai
Me thinks that since this guy is so opposed to doing something difficult and painful like working that he will find starving difficult and painful as well. So he will likely punk out on the hunger strike. I work in a prison and see hunger strikes threatened literally all the time. Average length of hunger strike: the time between one meal being served and the next one.

CC

13 posted on 11/19/2012 1:15:42 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (who, me??)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll give him $10 an hour if he’ll let me put my boot in his butt once an hour.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 1:17:11 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai

I’m thinking of a line from the movie TOMBSTONE: “Well....bye then!


15 posted on 11/19/2012 1:17:30 PM PST by albionin
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To: Celtic Conservative

Oh, but I thought starvation was supposed to be a humane, peaceful death. Isn’t that what Terri Schaivo would say, if she could?

(Do I really need to tag this?)


16 posted on 11/19/2012 1:19:08 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Dr. Sivana
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17 posted on 11/19/2012 1:22:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai

The Apostle Paul said those who do not work, do not eat. A good, sound policy!


18 posted on 11/19/2012 1:22:30 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Olog-hai

You vill pay fur vat I vant to eat and you vill like it!


19 posted on 11/19/2012 1:24:11 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: Ellendra
(Do I really need to tag this?)

Only if you think the guy mentioned in the article might possibly read your post

=^]

CC

20 posted on 11/19/2012 1:27:47 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (who, me??)
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To: Huskrrrr

He looks like the type who would pay you to do that to him.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 1:31:23 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Olog-hai
He turned down shifts at a call center for €7 ($8.96) an hour, calling it “slave labor”, while a job in the office of a temping agency would make Boes what he called a “slave master”, both of which were, morally, not options for him. Instead, he wants an unconditional basic income paid by the government for everyone. …

So he wants to be the master holding the whip and not the slave being whipped? Well, isn't that special.

In Atlas Shrugged, John Galt's energy producing machine wasn't powered by atmospheric static electricity but rather by Ayn Rand spinning in her grave from stories like this one.

22 posted on 11/19/2012 1:34:16 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: COBOL2Java
To the critics who have labelled him a parasite, Boes said “I asked them what they think of bankers; whether they too are not parasites?”

Yes, they are too. And I don't want either the big bankers or little welfare fuhrers sucking on my blood.

23 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:24 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Olog-hai
if both the gub’mint and the leach hold out long enough, the problems will solve themselves
24 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:45 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Olog-hai

Darwin Award Nominee!


25 posted on 11/19/2012 1:45:54 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: NativeSon

The world has gone mad....not only does everything think they have a right to exist (unless they are fetuses), they think everyone should pay them well for their existance. They look at the term “work” as a four letter word.

I used to laugh at the guy in Times Square who had that sandwich board which read the end is near. The joke is now on me.


26 posted on 11/19/2012 1:49:43 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Olog-hai

As we used to commiserate with one another in prep school: “Life is tough. And then you die.”


27 posted on 11/19/2012 1:57:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

I say let him starve. It’s the best way to deal with parasites.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 2:00:02 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: SMARTY

He’ll never see it that way. Nor will our own welfare class. It comes from Obama’s stash.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 2:15:04 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Olog-hai

The man obviously needs some therapy, the occupational kind.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 2:19:46 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Olog-hai

Berlin? Germany? Kindly tell us. There are many Berlins in the USA.


31 posted on 11/19/2012 2:20:49 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve done everything from working on a chicken farm to driving a taxi when I was between jobs. I never drew a penny in unemployment benefits in 50 years of work.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 2:37:01 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Bigg Red

How many US-side Berlins use the euro as a currency?


33 posted on 11/19/2012 2:41:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Huskrrrr

He’s a German, he might like that.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 2:46:17 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sometimes, we have articles posted from UK publications that are about the US but talk about pounds rather than dollars.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 2:47:23 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Olog-hai
it thinks it's special, maybe it should get sonderbehandlung...
36 posted on 11/19/2012 3:26:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: COBOL2Java

Is this actually a picture of this parasite? So let me get this straight. Boner Boy here is threatening to deprive us of his continuing existence on this planet unless we pay for his sorry ass’s criminal enterprise of depriving the rest of us valuable oxygen. Hmmmmm... What to do...


37 posted on 11/19/2012 4:06:31 PM PST by Desron13
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To: Olog-hai

Starve, leech.


38 posted on 11/19/2012 4:53:04 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Olog-hai
"...as a trained and experienced occupational therapist, it would be unthinkable to work in a badly paid, unskilled job."

Starve a-hole.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


39 posted on 11/19/2012 4:57:50 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Ellendra
I've got job offers from customers while doing call center work.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:55 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ex91B10

Where people hear you on the phone and then offer you a job based on the customer service?


41 posted on 11/19/2012 5:50:48 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2
Pretty much it. Plus a bit of personality .

Hell, I've got jobs while hitch-hiking.

I've had a very weird life.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


42 posted on 11/19/2012 6:02:36 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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