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'Adult Baby' in California Wins Right to Social Security Disability Checks
foxnews.com ^ | 10-20-11

Posted on 10/21/2011 9:38:43 AM PDT by Justaham

A 30-year-old California man who wears diapers and lives as an “adult baby” can keep his $800-a-month Social Security disability checks, the agency ruled.

Stanley Thornton’s infantile lifestyle won him national attention after a National Geographic TV show revealed how he was spoon-fed and clad in baby clothes by his roommate and how he built furniture like oversized high chairs in his Redding, Calif., apartment.

The show prompted Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to demand a probe of Thornton's Supplemental Security Income checks, the New York Post reported.

But in a letter to Thornton, the agency said, “We recently reviewed the evidence in your Social Security disability claim and find that your disability is continuing.”

A spokesman for Coburn told The Washington Times that the senator did not understand how "a grown man who is able to design and build adult-sized baby furniture is eligible for disability benefits."

"The problem is not with Mr. Thornton, per se, but with the politicians and bureaucrats who have coddled him," the spokesman added. "Disability fraud effectively steals from those who are truly disabled, while weakening the economy for everyone."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: adultbaby; disability; fraud; socialsecurity
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1 posted on 10/21/2011 9:38:57 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The dam has officially broke.


2 posted on 10/21/2011 9:42:01 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Tagline typed on a closed keyboard. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: Justaham

Rush just covered it.


3 posted on 10/21/2011 9:42:24 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Justaham

Looks like we’re also providing plenty of foodstamps for Baby Huey and his caretaker.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 9:42:37 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham

No wonder SS is going broke.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 9:43:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Justaham

Someone please remind me why I work 16 hours a day?


6 posted on 10/21/2011 9:43:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Justaham

Your f’d up government at work!


7 posted on 10/21/2011 9:43:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Justaham

So if I sh!t myself a couple times a day, Obama will take care of me?


8 posted on 10/21/2011 9:44:20 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: Justaham

Goodbye all liberals next November!


9 posted on 10/21/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: driftdiver

Self Respect.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 9:45:41 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Justaham

oh my god

the sucker should be locked in a loony bin.


11 posted on 10/21/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: ozark hilljilly

It’s been broke.

I’ve lost track of the number of guys I know of that are recieving disability and either while away their days in the tavern, or better yet, the ones who still work nearly full time, but now doing it under the table for cash.

New swimming pools. Florida vacations for the fam. etc.


12 posted on 10/21/2011 9:47:02 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham

Liberal Mobs can protest infront of CEO houses, what would happen if we protested in front of this loser’s house?

I am sure the news media would call us “mean spirited and evil”.


13 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Justaham

We are so screwed. What a joke we are becoming.

I can’t imagine what the world thinks seeing this photo and knowing that taxpayers work to support this idiocy.

Decadent fools and sheep is probably the first thought...then hysterical laughter. ugh


14 posted on 10/21/2011 9:50:32 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Justaham

Our country’s government is now officially insane, even by the accepted standard definition of “insane”.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 9:54:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: digger48

No, this is different...those folk all got it probably for the ubiquitous “bad back”, old football injuries, or some other hard to pin down ailment, like a severe fear of air and manual labor or bad livers, broken hearts, etc.
This is the first I know of granting an able bodied man disability becuz he’d rather lay around in his footy p.j.’s and poop himself.

It sets a precedent, imo.


16 posted on 10/21/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Tagline typed on a closed keyboard. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: driftdiver

So you can keep that guy supplied with diapers and applesauce??


17 posted on 10/21/2011 9:55:46 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Justaham

What makes him so much different than any typical Democrat?


18 posted on 10/21/2011 9:57:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham
OK, so I can kinda see how this guy is wacko (not that my taxes should be supporting him), but what in the heck is the deal with the “caretaker”? That's not just crazy, that's Pelosi crazy.
19 posted on 10/21/2011 9:58:25 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: dfwgator

^ Winner.


20 posted on 10/21/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Justaham

Just keep taking it...because you will.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 9:59:02 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: dfwgator

“What makes him so much different than any typical Democrat?” ... Um, they won’t let him ‘occupy’ wearing his democrap diapers?


22 posted on 10/21/2011 10:00:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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#occupyadultbaby


23 posted on 10/21/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Justaham

I’ll start the bidding at $800.00 for someone to kick his ass....


24 posted on 10/21/2011 10:06:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ozark hilljilly

I see your point.


25 posted on 10/21/2011 10:06:47 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham

Thornton was receiving about $860 per month in disability payments, according to The Washington Times. He was living with a woman who acted as his caretaker and was also receiving disability checks until she died earlier this year. Thornton claimed that his disability benefits were based not on his lifestyle as an adult baby, but on a range of conditions -- from post-traumatic stress disorder to ADHD to spinal problems to depression. "All my illnesses have had extensive testing," he wrote on his site.

Here

26 posted on 10/21/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

Anyway we can abort him?


27 posted on 10/21/2011 10:09:23 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Justaham

Childhood comforts: Stanley Thornton is bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Dias, a former nurse, both of whom claim disability payments

Here


28 posted on 10/21/2011 10:11:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

29 posted on 10/21/2011 10:12:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

Mr Thornton changes into adult clothes when he goes outside, but as soon as he gets home he goes back into ‘baby mode.’
Some infantilists, known as ‘diaper lovers’, see the condition as a sexual fetish.

But Mr Thornton is keen to stress he and other ‘adult babies’ find comfort, not sexual satisfaction, by being treated as a child. Infantilists have no sexual desire towards children.

He said: ‘Being an adult baby I’ve had a couple of different reactions, some good, some not so good.

‘I’ve had some people that are perfectly fine with it and others that are just angry, maybe think you’re automatically a paedophile because you’re too into it.

‘I like to be treated as a baby, just to get the love and affection, safeness, just to go back to a time when you’re caring for a one or two year old.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383496/Meet-Taboo-Fantasy-Lives-Stanley-Thornton-adult-baby.html#ixzz1bR9jB7HL


30 posted on 10/21/2011 10:12:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

Hopefully, real life will be along shortly and correct the situation.

31 posted on 10/21/2011 10:13:52 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Justaham

In the same post on his website, Thornton defends his reasons for being on disability.

“I am not getting disability because I am a Adult Baby. No one can get on disability because they are a Adult Baby. I am on disability for legit, tested and well documented illnesses [such as] PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), depression, bipolar 2, spinal injury, heart problems…my role playing is a way for me to relax, not a disability that is being claimed for a disability.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/10/20/adult-baby-cleared-of-fraud-still-getting-social-security-checks/


32 posted on 10/21/2011 10:14:14 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

Notice something?

It’s “THE AGENCY” that okays this travesty.

See? No one is responsible...just the way the cowardly government wants it.

Kind of hard for the wounded & abused taxpayer to address “THE AGENCY”.


33 posted on 10/21/2011 10:16:33 AM PDT by spankalib
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To: Justaham

Reminds me of a moron that kept showing up outside the nursing home I worked at. A guy 3-40 years old wearing a diaper and tennis shoes and nothing else. He lived a very comfy lifestyle too boot. He kept wanting to check himself in. He pushed his luck too far one time and multiple agencies including one in another state got involved and exposed his fraud.


34 posted on 10/21/2011 10:19:19 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: kcvl

Just an FYI - this adult baby built his own crib. He even went to Home Depot and bought all the materials needed to build the crib. He even did his own measurements.


35 posted on 10/21/2011 10:21:09 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: GraceG
Liberal Mobs can protest infront of CEO houses, what would happen if we protested in front of this loser’s house?

I am sure the news media would call us “mean spirited and evil”.

Of course... but they would cover it...

You see how that would work? Who cares how they spun the story. The politician who got even a few seconds of facetime as spokesperson for even a handful of protesters (between frowning newsreaders) would see their poll numbers accelerate.

The trick to dealing with media bias is not outrage. Media bias is old news. One deals with it by finding a story the liberal self-styled "neutralist" can't resist covering, The bias is ignored and the viewer's eyes are opened to a greater truth.

This is called feeding off the enemy.

This is called reversing a liberal's natural advantage using a conservative's natural advantage.

This is how Jesse Helms consistently won and won and won again, despite being detested by the Moonbat Press, Bureaucrat and pseudo-intellectual academic axis. He couched a greater truth baited with a liberal flavor. The earned media was breathtaking. The newsreaders still don't get it, and too few Conservative politicians are either aware nor think themselves skillful enough to pull it off.

In truth, however, it's like taking candy away from a baby.

36 posted on 10/21/2011 10:24:00 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: MarineBrat

I see stories like this and I think, maybe bringing back the draft isn’t such a bad idea after all.


37 posted on 10/21/2011 10:26:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

No doubt his mother is nuts also.


38 posted on 10/21/2011 10:30:32 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Justaham

Its just your tax money supporting this clowns sexual fetish says our government and it sees nothing wrong with that...Jeez!...This crap has to end!...You can see why the amount of money you give to the govenment each week out of your check has absolutely no accountability or connection to reality!...This is beyond ridiculous!


39 posted on 10/21/2011 10:31:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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“I see stories like this and I think, maybe bringing back the draft isn’t such a bad idea after all.”

I don't think the military would be too keen on the idea.

40 posted on 10/21/2011 10:49:17 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Justaham
IMHO, Bi-Polar Disorder, ADD, etc. are ALL costing MILLIONS in SSDI payments to people who have milked the system.

No one is perfect, but those that can't handle reality/civility/self-inflicted dysfunction (such as sex deviates) have no business being paid to be dysfunctional at all.....pay for TREATMENT, but not for EXISTENCE?

41 posted on 10/21/2011 10:50:03 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

“a severe fear of air”?!?

ROFLMAO


42 posted on 10/21/2011 10:54:28 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: dfwgator
I see stories like this and I think, maybe bringing back the draft isn’t such a bad idea after all.

I see stories like this and think that a .22 suppressed pistol with serial numbers removed should be found at the scene of the crime. gene-pool cleanup.

43 posted on 10/21/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: fungoking
I don't think the military would be too keen on the idea.

Yeah, I could see he'd be a prime candidate for a Blanket Party.

44 posted on 10/21/2011 11:25:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Perhaps some exposure like this will bring this crap to an end.

It has to end. It’s, as Gang Green would say, “unsustainable”.


45 posted on 10/21/2011 11:27:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Justaham

I want to give this guy a supersized A$$ kicking !


46 posted on 10/21/2011 11:42:41 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: driftdiver
Someone please remind me why I work 16 hours a day?

To pay for shit like this.

47 posted on 10/21/2011 1:18:55 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: dfwgator

He’s a member of the Teat Party.


48 posted on 10/21/2011 1:43:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Good one.


49 posted on 10/21/2011 1:43:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

Today Social Security, tomorrow WIC.


50 posted on 10/21/2011 2:35:43 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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