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Man saws off own foot to continue receiving unemployment benefits
yahoo news ^ | 3-27-2012 | yahoo news

Posted on 03/28/2012 4:57:46 PM PDT by kjam22

It sounds like the plot of a boring "Saw" film, but it's apparently all-too-real. An unemployed Austrian man cut off his own foot with a mitre saw so he could continue receiving jobless benefits. Hans Url, a 56-year-old from Mitterlabill, then took the foot and cooked it in the oven so doctors could not reattach it. "The planning was meticulous," Franz Fasching, a police spokesman, told the Daily Mail. "[Url] waited until his wife and his adult son had left the house and he was alone. He then switched it on and sliced off his left foot above the ankle--throwing it in the fire so it would not be possible to reattach it before he called emergency services." He "then made his way to the garage where he called emergency services and waited for them to arrive." Url was airlifted to a hospital in Graz, where he was put in an artificial coma so doctors could stabilize him. "The foot was too badly burned to reattach," a hospital spokesman said. "All we could do was seal the wound. He had lost a lot of blood--he almost died on the way to hospital."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mansawsofffoot
Okay... words can never do this justice. You should go to the website to see the blood stained power saw... Maybe he sat around while he was drawing unemployment listening to "The Hokie Pokie"??
1 posted on 03/28/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: kjam22

Did he measure it, I mean he cut off a foot.
Did he use a mitre box or do it freehand.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kjam22

What entitlement mentality??


3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:02:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tet68

You gotta see the power saw....


4 posted on 03/28/2012 5:03:41 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: GeronL

And now he gets good parking at the mall....


5 posted on 03/28/2012 5:04:35 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: tet68

Fan of Jabberwocky ?


6 posted on 03/28/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by molson209
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To: tet68

7 posted on 03/28/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: kjam22

I’m sorry I am such a sick person, but I couldn’t help laughing. Especially at the part where they are going to find him suitable work when he gets out of the hospital.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 5:31:53 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: kjam22; Revolting cat!

Didn’t need to do anything that rash to qualify for disability. Just tell them that you are going to vote to re-elect Obama no matter what. Instant mental disorder claim will be approved.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: kjam22; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

That’s nothing, I gave my right arm for the job I’ve got right now. My typing skills ahve suffrd thoug....;’’


10 posted on 03/28/2012 5:34:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: GeronL

Entitlements, welfare, food stamps, endless unemployment compensation... all are opiates for the masses. They get addicted to them. They will do anything to get their fix. They will even give their arm, leg or, in this case, foot.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 5:37:07 PM PDT by FerociousRabbit
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Suitable work?...i have visions of a peg leg and a giant cribbage board
12 posted on 03/28/2012 5:37:28 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: kjam22

Some people are just too stupid to remain alive.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 5:38:35 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: FerociousRabbit

How many Americans would go to this extreme? Not that they have to.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Ms Kjam22 and I were both laughing as I read the article to her. She quit when I showed her the saw though....


15 posted on 03/28/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: GeronL

The ones that would go to this extreme.... would first have to steal the saw from Sears ....


16 posted on 03/28/2012 5:45:54 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: tophat9000

With a peg leg and an eye patch he can be a greeter at Pirate Dan’s theme restaurant, heh


17 posted on 03/28/2012 5:48:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kjam22

lol


18 posted on 03/28/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kjam22

All he had to do was sneak over the border here, and they’d throw money at him.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: kjam22

Wow, the guy who invented internet addresses has sunk that low!


20 posted on 03/28/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: tophat9000
.i have visions of a peg leg and a giant cribbage board

That's good. My dad and I played a lot of cribbage back in the day. I wish he was here, he'd be laughing at that image too.

21 posted on 03/28/2012 5:57:19 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: tet68
Did he measure it, I mean he cut off a foot.

For some reason that reminded me of a joke about the porn actor whose member was 11 inches. He was fortunate it was not an inch longer. Then it would have been a foot and he'd have to find a different line of work.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: kjam22
Measure twice, cut once
23 posted on 03/28/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by tomkat (prolly as ready as i'm gonna be)
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To: tet68

>> Did he measure it, I mean he cut off a foot.

He’s Austrian — he cut off his thirty centimeters.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 6:09:52 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: kjam22

He’s gonna miss that foot in jail... when he’s too slow to get out of the shower fast enough ;)


25 posted on 03/28/2012 6:32:01 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: kjam22

His 99 weeks ran out?

What a gruesome tale. All the more sad and tragic because the abuse was self-inflicted.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by citizen (Well, what happened to my tagline?? I must have overwritten it...time for a new one anyway.)
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To: citizen

I have a compound miter saw like the one in the pic that he used.... I can’t even imagine putting my foot up on the thing and cutting it off on purpose... Holy Cow! Darwin got robbed on this deal...


27 posted on 03/28/2012 6:42:12 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: kjam22

Remind me never to instruct an employee to “take about a foot off” without being completely clear.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He should go before Congress demanding a handout. They love a good sob story.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 7:15:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: kjam22

One foot. Measure twice, cut once.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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