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And they finally outed that scammer OmahaSteve (part 2)


for disability fraud with his false dementia claims, because he is still able to do things like make forum posts. Whoever created that site might have a legitimate disability claim, I would vouch for them, provided the authorities take away their internet privileges.


It seems I have dementia and still have a better mind than this POS!

I retired. My pension amount took a hit because I was 57. I needed to get to 60 Had planned on 62.

The disability requests are further up the page: http://hr.cityofomaha.org/images/stories/public_documents/retirement/Civilian/2014/12-2014%20Minutes.pdf

OS




http://www.theaftd.org/life-with-ftd/managing_symptoms/driving-privileges

DRIVING PRIVILEGES

Getting your loved one to give up the car keys can be one of the most difficult things a caregiver must do. For many people, driving has been a powerful symbol of independence from the time they were teenagers and got their first license. It can be very distressing when limiting that independence becomes necessary.

Receiving a diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration need not mean an immediate end to driving. In time however, everyone with FTD or any other degenerative neurological disorder, will become unable to drive. The characteristic behavioral changes associated with FTD can increase risk, and highlight the importance of caregivers getting involved early. People have reduced judgment and are typically unaware of the changes they are experiencing.

A study conducted in 2007 by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) evaluated the driving competency of FTD patients and healthy controls in a driving simulation task. The FTD patients received more speeding tickets, ran more stop signs, were involved in more accidents, and had a significantly higher average speed than the controls (de Simonea, L. Kaplana, N. Patronasb, E.M. Wassermanna, J. Grafmana 2007).

Caregivers share in the responsibility for the safety of the person diagnosed and that of others who may be at risk if the person continues to drive when no longer safe. Caregivers need to excercise their own judgment, as well as heed the advice of their physician, when it comes to “taking away the keys.”

And they finally outed that scammer OmahaSteve (update)


for disability fraud with his false dementia claims, because he is still able to do things like make forum posts. Whoever created that site might have a legitimate disability claim, I would vouch for them, provided the authorities take away their internet privileges.

It seems I have dementia and still have a better mind than this POS!

OS

Update...I'm sure this is one of those from the other site. The story changed and wasn't consistent with the Act Blue books. When I had the info they stopped replying: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1311567

I retired: http://hr.cityofomaha.org/images/stories/public_documents/retirement/Civilian/2014/12-2014%20Minutes.pdf

The disability requests are further up the page.




http://www.theaftd.org/life-with-ftd/managing_symptoms/driving-privileges

DRIVING PRIVILEGES

Getting your loved one to give up the car keys can be one of the most difficult things a caregiver must do. For many people, driving has been a powerful symbol of independence from the time they were teenagers and got their first license. It can be very distressing when limiting that independence becomes necessary.

Receiving a diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration need not mean an immediate end to driving. In time however, everyone with FTD or any other degenerative neurological disorder, will become unable to drive. The characteristic behavioral changes associated with FTD can increase risk, and highlight the importance of caregivers getting involved early. People have reduced judgment and are typically unaware of the changes they are experiencing.

A study conducted in 2007 by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) evaluated the driving competency of FTD patients and healthy controls in a driving simulation task. The FTD patients received more speeding tickets, ran more stop signs, were involved in more accidents, and had a significantly higher average speed than the controls (de Simonea, L. Kaplana, N. Patronasb, E.M. Wassermanna, J. Grafmana 2007).

Caregivers share in the responsibility for the safety of the person diagnosed and that of others who may be at risk if the person continues to drive when no longer safe. Caregivers need to excercise their own judgment, as well as heed the advice of their physician, when it comes to “taking away the keys.”


Cardinals aren't supposed to be able to do this, Marta got the photo and crows about it


Close up at the bottom with black oil seed in his mouth.

OS

http://blog.duncraft.com/2010/01/21/how-to-attract-cardinals-to-your-yard/

Other facts you should know about cardinals

Cardinals are big birds that can’t cling to mesh feeders, and sometimes avoid feeders with small perches. They won’t use a feeder that sways in the wind or one that they have to balance on. Because they usually prefer eating from the ground, a ground platform feeder, such as the Ground Feeder with a Roof is perfect for them. The roof is nice because it keeps rain and snow off the food.

Today's snow storm bird and critter pix


The Christmas Eve storm pix are here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027472788


This storm wasn't as bad as the one on Christmas Eve. So we could put food on the ground as well as in the feeders. The third photo down is a Red-bellied Woodpecker with bread in HER beak: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/id

In the second photo down you can clearly see the heater that keeps the bird bath heated so it doesn't freeze.

OS




Because of the heavy snow I'm cleaning the bird feeders every 15 mins a couple photos (update x 2)


Newest photos on the top. The top photo was an oops. It is 2/3 of our Loch Ness yard decoration and the decorative mushroom feeder if you look close along the top of the fence. That is the view we have of the forest from our family room: http://www.fontenelleforest.org/

The second third and fourth photos are taken from our dinning room.

The snow is stopped and we are heading out. It will be several hours before I can reply to any questions.

OS








About an hour ago. I'll have some more later.

Merry Christmas DU from Christmas past


This is from 1990, long before I had dementia.

I have another TV interview taken at the Crossroads Mall in the same time frame. if I can find it in time I'll post it too.

People would call the malls I worked at to make sure they came during my shift. When I stopped the 3 malls all got numerous complaints.

You will see I have worked with special children & abused animals for decades.

To the friends I have lost on the DU, I hope some of you understand dementia has a lot to do with it.

To better times with warmest regards,

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Steve & Marta.


Old woman & squirrel photo :-) (update full story in replies!)


Thanks to my friends for the full story below.

OS

https://www.facebook.com/bonnieblossman/photos/a.607773652624249.1073741825.155191754549110/769547496446863/?type=3


The phone rang early this morning...somebody special needed me!


I have O positive virus negative blood. They never tell you who needs it. I just know because I'm virus negative it is reserved for somebody special. See below.

OS

http://thebloodconnection.org/products-services/donor-services/baby-donors/




Baby Donors

What is a Baby Donor?
You may have heard someone say “I’m a baby donor” or “I donate for the babies.” What does that mean? It means they are CMV negative – the person has not been exposed to the cytomegalovirus, or CMV. This is important because in low birth weight infants, the consequences of such infection may be severe or even fatal.

What is CMV?
CMV (Cytomegalovirus) CMV is a complex flu-like virus that most adults are exposed to at sometime in their lives. It is a double stranded DNA virus belonging to the herpes virus family.

Who gets CMV?
Almost everyone is susceptible to the virus, although males ages 18-26 seem to be the least likely to get it. As with other viruses, once you’ve had them, your body retains the antibodies.

Why is CMV Negative Blood Preferred for Pediatric Transfusions?
CMV can persist in infected donor white cells and is often transmitted by a blood transfusion, but rarely causes disease. However, in the case of low birth weight infants the consequences of such infection may be severe or even fatal. Because the immune systems in these infants are not fully developed, every precaution must be taken to avoid infection. Scientific studies have shown blood lacking this virus (CMV negative blood) is safer for pediatric patients. Therefore, hospitals prefer to use CMV negative pediatric units to ensure the safety of blood transfusions to newborns.

How is Donor Blood Tested for CMV?
The Blood Connection donor blood testing services checks for the presence of CMV antibodies. If no antibodies are present, the donor is deemed CMV negative, and can be a “baby donor.” Donors who have tested negative in the past are re-tested prior to the release of their blood because there is a chance the donor may have been exposed to CMV infection since the last donation.

Man Intent on Fixing Toilet Uncovers Centuries-Old Subterranean World Beneath his Basement





http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/man-intent-fixing-toilet-uncovers-centuries-old-subterranean-world-020299?utm_source=Ancient-Origins+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1df0939355-Top_Trending_Stories_Sep_No3_REAL_23_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dcd13de15-1df0939355-87943617

15 APRIL, 2015 - 21:54 LIZLEAFLOOR

An Italian man’s dream to open a modest restaurant became an archaeological obsession when he broke ground in order to repair a faulty toilet. The underground world filled with centuries of history he found beneath his building would dominate his life for more than a decade.

In 2000, Luciano Faggiano faced plumbing and sewage issues on the property he had purchased in order to start a trattoria, a casual eating establishment, in Lecce, Italy. Figuring it would be a quick fix, he opted to find and repair the trouble himself, with the help of his two older sons. Digging beneath the building, the family soon discovered a subterranean world, “tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar. His trattoria instead became a museum, where relics still turn up today,” writes an article in The New York Times.



The ruins and chambers discovered due to the excavations of Luciano Faggiano. Image credit: Map data 2012 Google ©2015 Google

Lecce, and Italy in general, is rich with history. Described as a layered cake of ancient civilizations and empires stacked one atop the other, the history of the area can be found just under its cobblestone and modern paved surfaces. Relics and artifacts are revealed frequently, whether from a farmer’s fields or under a city parking lot. Such discoveries are exciting additions to the shared collection of Italy’s past, but the historical finds also slow or cancel modern construction plans like subway systems or building improvements, causing headaches for city planners and builders.

FULL story at link. Video is not in english but is great to watch.

I made the single mom with the special needs son cry at the store today (added mini SB ring photo)

We haven't been to the store in a week and needed some things. I went after breakfast.

Nebraska has no pro football team. The closest team is KC. I'm a life long Packer fan. The year I got my own TV for Christmas I watched the "Ice Bowl" in my room on a small B&W set. (I wanted a mini-bike) http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-americas-game/09000d5d821e1541/America-s-Game-The-Ice-Bowl

Today I was wearing a Packer sweatshirt. Several people in the store had Packer shirts on. I talked with all of them including a checker.

I was out the door when I saw a young lad in a Packers jersey coming towards me. I immediately pointed at him and yelled "I love that shirt" His face broke into a huge smile. We high fived. We started talking football.

His mom said because of his medical problems he can't play the game, but he "so loves" the game.

Many years ago I bought a box of Packer wrist bands for some fund raiser. Whenever I see kids in Packer gear I offer them the one I'm wearing as a gift. (I remember some kid that was going into the Obama rally before the 08 caucus going nuts over one of those too.)

I showed my miniature Super Bowl ring on my keyring. I started to make the offer and his mother stopped me. I noticed she was crying. She told her son to go inside and get a basket. I gave him a hug goodbye.

She told me that to most people that don't know him her son in invisible. People will go out of their way to avoid him. Others stare. And it is hard on her being a single mom.

She thanked me and gave me a hug. She wasn't the only one crying by then.

OS

Edit to add the ring photo
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