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  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 128 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Social Security Paid 1,546 Dead People $31 Million—Deceased Collected Benefits Up to 20 Years

    07/03/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 1, 2013 - 1:54 PM | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has paid at least 1,546 dead people $31 million, with some of the deceased receiving benefits for 20 years. According to a June 21 audit by the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, 2,475 beneficiaries had a recorded date of death in Social Security’s own database. The IG determined that “at least” 1,546 of these individuals were in fact dead and still receiving benefits, totaling $30,956,695 through May 2012. Among those 1,546 deceased, some were receiving benefits for up to 20 years. …
  • US mailed stimulus money to the deceased and prisoners

    10/08/2010 8:06:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Treasury mistakenly sent more than 20 million dollars in stimulus payments to dead people and prisoners as part of an effort to jolt the US economy out of recession, an investigation has found. The 2009 American Recovery and Investment Act authorized one-time 250 dollar payments to about 52 million people, totalling 13 billion dollars. But an inspector general's investigation found that more than 71,000 of the checks -- worth 18 million dollars -- went out to people who had died. ... "Inaccurate payments are unacceptable," said Mark Lassiter, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration,...
  • Errant 'deceased' letter prompts Duluth soldier's mom to sue (MN)

    12/01/2009 4:54:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 700+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/01/09 | Paul Walsh
    A critic of the U.S. military policy is suing the federal government because a letter that she wrote to her serviceman son stationed in Iraq was returned with "DECEASED" errantly stamped on it in red letters. The lawsuit filed last month in Minneapolis federal court by Joan Najbar, of Duluth, claims that "as a result of receiving the letter indicating that her son was dead, Ms. Najbar suffered emotional distress with physical manifestations." Najbar, whose son Sam Eininger was serving with the National Guard when the letter was returned in 2006, is seeking relief from damages including emotional distress, loss...
  • More than 3 Million Registered Voters are Dead, 12 Million More Ineligible, Analysis Finds

    11/02/2009 3:41:46 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 1,416+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 02, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    Regardless of how lively an election season might be, a new study shows that more 3.3 million voters on current registration rolls across the country are dead. Another 12.9 million remain on voter registration lists in an area where they no longer live. The analysis was conducted by the Aristotle International Inc., a technology company specializing in political campaigns, developing software and databases for politicians. In total that means about 8.9 percent of all registered voters fall under the category of “deadwood” voters on the rolls, the term for voters who should no longer be eligible to vote in a...
  • US Army asks deceased to re-enlist

    01/05/2007 9:43:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 553+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 January 2007
    The US Army has said that it will apologise to the families of deceased and wounded officers that it mistakenly encouraged to re-enlist via letters sent out in late December. About 75 families of deceased officers and 200 families of wounded officers received such letters sent to more than 5100 officers between Dec. 26 and 28, the Army said. "Unfortunately, the database used to address those letters contained names of officers who were killed in action or wounded," the Army said. "Army personnel officials are contacting those officers' families now to personally apologise for erroneously sending the letters." The names...
  • Gerald Ford

    12/27/2006 10:06:09 AM PST · by Cinnamon · 13 replies · 446+ views
    Buzzle.com ^ | 12/27/2006 | Guardian Newspapers 2006
    Former US president who entered the White House after the Watergate scandal without receiving a single electoral vote. Gerald Ford, who has died aged 93, will be remembered for exposing an extraordinary constitutional weakness unforeseen by the founding fathers of the United States. Having been a notoriously mediocre congressman, he went on to fill the country's two principal executive posts without the benefit of a single electoral vote. When voters were eventually given a chance to legitimise his presidency in 1976, he became the first White House incumbent in 44 years to be thrown out of office. Opinion polls showed...
  • Spies reject ‘Bin Laden is dead’ claim

    09/24/2006 2:22:34 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 647+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | September 24, 2006 | ohn Follain and Christina Lamb
    PRESIDENT Jacques Chirac ordered an investigation last night into the leaking of a French intelligence report that suggested Osama Bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda leader, may have died from typhoid in Pakistan last month.The eight-line document, which was published yesterday in a French provincial newspaper, L’Est Républicain, was greeted with scepticism by security and government officials from the United States to Pakistan itself. Yet the DGSE, the French secret service, had judged the report significant enough to send it on September 21 to the offices of Chirac and the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin. The report claimed that “a usually trustworthy...
  • The Leadership Legacy of John Whyte (Major USArmy)

    01/04/2006 4:36:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    The US Army Professional Writing Collection ^ | December 2005 | unattributed
    John Whyte commanded three companies, including a rifle company in Iraq. John was killed in an accident after returning from combat, when a car struck him while he was standing on the side of a Kansas City highway. There is a proverb that reads, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Those who knew John might change it to read, "As iron sharpens iron, so John Whyte sharpens those around him." He was on a self-imposed mission to be the most effective leader that he could be, and even better, he was on a self-imposed mission to help...
  • Agents Find Mexican Man Dead in Palominas

    09/30/2005 7:13:58 PM PDT · by AZHSer · 19 replies · 568+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 9/30/05 | Gentry Braswell
    SIERRA VISTA - A Mexican man died in Cochise County on Wednesday after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Thursday. Marco Hugo Hernandez-Tellez, 26, of Michoacan, Mexico, was found dead after a group asked for help. The Cochise County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from a man at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, said Carol Capas, a department spokeswoman. "Stating that he needed help, and he was with a group of seven people," she said. "One of the members of the group was apparently down." The caller told dispatch that his group was near some railroad tracks and a...
  • POPE JOHN PAUL, II HAS DIED OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM VATICAN IMMINENT (Breaking Nws) 9:37 PM Rome 4/2

    04/02/2005 11:57:08 AM PST · by CitizenM · 1,066 replies · 35,351+ views
    FOX news | April 2, 2005
    <p>"The Pilgrim Pope" - Since Thursday, March 31 and the announcement of the Pope?s critical condition, high fever, and urinary tract infection, and subsequent septic shock there has been a constant vigil of the faithful while media coverage has been continually providing updates along with stories, and historical information on this holiest of holy men.</p>
  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/21/2005 10:28:06 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 59 replies · 2,081+ views
    Tampa Tribune/Tampa Bay Online ^ | 02/18/05 | SUSAN HEMMINGWAY JOHNSON
    His case had been reviewed, the letter said. ``In addition, we have reviewed your personal Web site.'' The American Society of Transplant Surgeons and LifeLink are ``strongly opposed to the solicitation of organs or organ donors by recipients or their agents through Web sites,'' the letter continued. ``After careful deliberation, we will not consider any living donor for you.'' Crionas was stunned by the decision. ``I was dumbfounded ... I'm, like, are you serious?'' The LifeLink letter said he could be put back on the national list to wait for a ``deceased'' kidney of someone who had made provisions to...
  • CA: Questions persist on pensions to deceased - (San Diego) Report fails to clear up confusion

    02/14/2005 10:34:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 278+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/14/05 | Jonathan Heller
    San Diego's pension system has issued a report on how it handles payments once a retiree dies, but some City Council members say it raises more questions than it answers. The report states that since 1996 the pension system inadvertently has paid 36 individuals after they died. Those 36 are among 114 cases in which payments to deceased retirees might have occurred and are under review. The report does not mention the 114 number. "I view that as a material fact that should have been included in the report," Councilman Brian Maienschein said. Maienschein is a member of the council's...
  • Petition - Washington State Election Reform

    02/14/2005 7:14:49 AM PST · by HannaUSA · 5 replies · 337+ views
    02/14/05 | HannaUSA
    For Washington State Voters: There is an online Election Reform Petition that will be delivered to the Legislature and the Election Reform Task Force after sometime has been given to gather signatures. You may read and sign-off on the Petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/wareform/petition.html You may post your comments about the Petition and Election Reform at: http://electionreforms.blogspot.com/ This proposals suggest are not intended to be a cure-all, however this will let the officials know that we are serious about meaningful election reform, that protects the integrity of our elections.
  • U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins

    11/03/2003 2:37:22 PM PST · by Brian S · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-03-03
    Mon November 3, 2003 02:39 PM ET By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military said Monday it was sticking to a policy forbidding television camera crews and photographers from filming coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq at a U.S. air base in southwestern Germany. Officials at Ramstein, a major U.S. air base which serves as a transfer point, had allowed media access in the past to honor guard ceremonies and transfers of American-flag covered coffins onto U.S.-bound military transport planes. But rules banning coverage were strictly enforced just before the Iraq war began. While U.S. officials say the...
  • The Dead-o-crats... (Note the last line in the obituary)

    10/29/2003 12:52:02 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 16 replies · 140+ views
    Legacy.Com ^ | 10/02/2003 | Gertrude M. Jones (dec.)
    Gertrude M. Jones    Word has been received that Gertrude M. Jones, 81, passed away on August 25, 2003, under the loving care of the nursing aides of Heritage Manor of Mandeville, Louisiana. She was a native of Lebanon, KY. She was a retired Vice President of Georgia International Life Insurance Company of Atlanta, GA. Her husband, Warren K. Jones predeceased her. Two daughters survive her: Dawn Hunt and her live-in boyfriend, Roland, of Mandeville, LA; and Melba Kovalak and her husband, Drew Kovalak, of Woodbury, MN. Three sisters, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also survive her. Funeral...
  • Dear Mrs. Deceased...

    07/17/2002 4:57:11 PM PDT · by Ed_NYC · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jul 17, 8:33 AM ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British bank said on Tuesday it had apologized to a man after sending a letter to his dead wife that began "Dear Mrs. Deceased." A spokesman for Egg, a bank which operates on the Internet, said one of its employees had mistakenly entered "Deceased" on a form letter in place of the woman's name. "What happened was, due to a clerical error -- that's just a manual input error -- the wrong details were entered on a piece of correspondence," said spokesman Mark Maguire. "We were sending a piece of correspondence to her husband about wrapping...