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    Why Sweden is going to ... YAAARGH!!!! SIX SIX SIX THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!!

    Alternative title: how Budgie can qualify for welfare. \m/\m/

    Swedish Man Gets Benefits For Heavy Metal Addiction

    ...The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover (Roger Tullgren, age 42) to supplement his income with state benefits...

    "His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work. ..."

    "I have been trying for ten years to get this classified as a handicap," Tullgren told The Local.

    "I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against..."

    His heavy metal lifestyle was classified as a disability, an assessment that entitles him to a wage supplement from the job centre...

    "Some might say that I should grow up and learn to listen to other types of music but I can't. Heavy metal is my lifestyle," he said.
    No mention of the type of metal Roger Tullgren listens to. IMHO, glam metal would qualify for at least being taken away by friendly men in white coats for "observation."

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Alternative title: how Budgie can qualify for welfare. \m/\m/

    Swedish Man Gets Benefits For Heavy Metal Addiction



    No mention of the type of metal Roger Tullgren listens to. IMHO, glam metal would qualify for at least being taken away by friendly men in white coats for "observation."
    UUUUUggggghhhh! The poster child of what is wrong with entitlement systems that have run out of control.

    Although, Glam metal may actually be a certified disorder, all that hairspray, makeup and elevated shoes could be a direct cause for discrimination in the workplace. (Can you see going into Home Depot and seeing a guy like this in the garden center trying to sell you a hydrangea?)
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    Great - now I can't get Cake's "Rock'N'Roll Lifestyle" out of my head...

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    Tattoo removal and dozens of pills.
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    But rock on completely with some brand new components.

    How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?
    How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?
    How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?
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    So being addicted to ABBA music is a disability ?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    So being addicted to ABBA music is a disability ?
    LOL, some may say that. At least you did not say Madonna!
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    So now he gets to blast death metal at work all day? What about all the people he works with? If I were them, I would develop a severe disability that consists of beating aging death metal punks with a blunt instrument.
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    Ha!

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    So being addicted to ABBA music is a disability ?
    Nope, that means your just PLUM sick


    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    Is this why Fred Phelps hates Sweden?
    Trying to get my grubby hands on as much stimulus money as I can.:D

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    Quote Originally posted by gicarto View post
    Is this why Fred Phelps hates Sweden?
    Yes. Especially if its gay heavy metal...

    Man, that guy is seriously nuts (Fred, that is - Mr. Tullgren seems just terribly misguided).
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post

    Man, that guy is seriously nuts (Fred, that is - Mr. Tullgren seems just terribly misguided).
    On this one, I think Sweden is misguided.
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    Here's an equally nutty story from the Netherlands, but at least the court did the right thing in this case:

    "A Dutch woman who claimed she suffered emotional damages due to not winning the lottery missed the jackpot in court too."

    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...tery-Loser.php

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