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Name: Johnathan
Gender: Male
Hometown: do I have a home?
Home country: USA
Current location: San Franciso Bay Area
Member since: Sun Aug 15, 2010, 04:05 PM
Number of posts: 802

About Me

As a 16 y.o. runaway from extreme peer bullying and parental neglect; specifically after being \"outed\" in a redneck town, it was one fat, boisterous idiot of a preacher who instrumented the lynch mob who literally \"ran me out of town\". This was precisely the hateful crap he was stirring that caused incidental mob mentality that I know nearly a whole certain town is horrified to look back upon. Fred Phelps himself was invited, and drove all the way there to head up this riot. It was like something out of a horror flick: invited to a \"party in my honor\", that was quickly revealed to be a hatefest, with Fred Phelps himself at the helm. From the moment I walked in the door he lit into an in-my-face spitting litany of my evils with family and community members teasing and touting \"praise cheezus\" all around. I left with a whole crowd chasing me down the street. I only stayed home long enough that evening to pack a backpack and head out, never to return. This was after many other pronounced anti-gay incidents that were escalating in severity. I\'ve spent my whole life attempting to live down that moment. If I could sue every one of the idiots who took part in that dipshit scenario I would not hesitate for one second. Odd conflict with me is, being very, very lucky to have run across a gay pedophile (if you will, he had more genuine humanitarian interest in getting me off the street than playing with my pee-pee) who sheltered, fed and street-schooled me till I was nearly 18. December 2009 I was doored off my bicycle in what was highly suspected as an anti-gay crime. Reason being I kept having drive by \"Faggot\" yelled at my home, then the same spray painted on it, within a couple months of this happening. I cannot identify my attackers. It came unexpectedly, so suddenly, and I was too dazed only to realized I was being repeatedly kicked in the head. It took a sort of hypnosis and drug enhanced therapy to recall what I could at a University PTSD study I participated in: but during that EMDR-like sessions I realized that I had been kicked in the head something on the order of 100 times by my attackers, I could smell strong whiskey and they were laughing and making homophobic comments. I\'m a radiologic technologist with over 20 years experience in CT and Xray. Unfortunately I have limitations to my physical ability to perform my chosen profession, due to pinched nerves in my neck. Insurance companies have rejected me for all plans. I have taken what Xray assignments I can. I\'m fortunate not to have lost most of my cognitive abilities, but I\'m not who I was before this occurence, by any long shot. I can no longer ride a bicycle or a motorcycle due to chronic dizziness. I\'ve had dozens of chronic ear infections since. My right eye still has a partially detached retina. I\'ve been opiate free for 6 months now, but still have some days I have trouble with old fractures. I am documented TBI case now basically multiple post concussive syndrome. I still want to work, and live much like I did before this happened but it is very difficult. I have difficulty sometimes forming sentences verbally in proper syntax, and have to go kind of slowly at this. I refuse to become dependent on SSDI though, because I still don\'t really have a home. I sold the house there in Arizona, still have some ranch property in Radiator Springs! But this fucked up all my plans for building a home there. Its still a campout. I\'ve finally paid off over 10,000 dollars worth of debt this attack caused me. State of Arizona refused me victims of crime compensation. (R) bastards. I\'m living on the edge of homelessness still. Only a few places have been understanding of my limitations, however, which are not severe, but ever present. I\'m hoping to go back to one of the best jobs I\'ve had, but things aren\'t as lucrative for rad techs as they were years ago. Albeit my past is bitter, has made some mediocrity seem sweet ever since.

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Maybe an emergency broadcast system message might get through how about this breaking into FOX news

"This is a test of the emergency broadcast system. Your local broadcaster in cooperation with federal authorities have developed this test to keep you informed in the event that you're being lied to. This is a test. This is only a test."
Posted by nightscanner59 | Sun Aug 19, 2012, 04:52 PM (0 replies)

To the tune of the Beatles

if unfamiliar with tune.

Isn't anybody going to listen to my story
all about the one and fateful day
Well, Dave and I were a pair, was hunky-dory
Until he interviewed at Chick Fil A
ah, Zealot.... Zealot....
When I think of how hard it was at twenty-something
just to get a job and eat today
but the manager wouldn't let us in to fry a chick wing
just because Dave and I were gay
ah, Zealot... Zealot...
It's the kind of place that puts you down cause your not straight you feel a ghoul
When they serve their Chick Fil A it comes with side of bigot it's not cool
ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh
Zealot... Zealot...
They've been told since they were young that gay will lead to hay-ell
they didn't understand it when he said
That he couldn't help just what he was despite their bi-bell
and they'd rather gays just all be dead
Ah, Zealot... Zealot...
Zealot... Zealot...
Posted by nightscanner59 | Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:52 AM (3 replies)

I'm a living example of why we need healthcare reform

As a medical professional, 20 year experienced Xray/CT technologist at the time of my catastrophy, I'd like to share my story.
December 17th, 2009 is a day I wish I could erase. I was riding my bicycle for exercise near my home in Arizona. I was hit by a truck door, obviously, knocked to the ground and knocked barely concious. I became aware that my attackers were kicking me repeatedly in the head and face, did my best to protect my face with my arms to little avail. My backpack, I-pod, bicycle disappeared with my muggers. I stumbled to my house, where I fumbled for my old TracFone and dialed 911. (My new phone was in the backpack)
So, I ended up on the CT scanner that I worked on, scanned by the tech I'd trained to do her job. I had several facial and cranial fractures, partial blowout fracture of the right orbit, three blown disks in my neck.
After taking care of emergency needs at the time, began to follow up... here's where it gets stinky!!
Shortly after having the MRI that diagnosed several surgeries I would need to correct my problems I lost my job to very suspicious circumstances and my work-provided insurance sent a COBRA letter stating continuance of my plan would cost me a little over 3500 a month. Xray jobs in very short demand. I applied for state crime victim assistance--- DENIED. My inability to identify my attackers leaves the state of Arizona no way to recover the funds. I later found out the conglomerate healthcare organization and my previous employer at the time enjoy a very cozy relationship... when letters from both come from the same building adress?...
I've traveled for work since. I applied to every health insurance company I could find online, all turned me down c/o preexisting conditions. I only could qualify for a "catastrophic care" coverage plan I still carry that won't pay for "preexisting conditions".
Nearly three years later I've paid off the debts this cost me. I still walk around and work with a partially numb arm, chronic dizzyness, horrible repeat nightmares I've been through treatment trials for (and did help with that considerably), a partially detached retina, chronic ear infections, cognitive difficulties, sciatica, headaches... I won't even begin to discuss the PTSD.
What kind of "Best healthcare system in the world" can healthcare professionals NOT afford?
Posted by nightscanner59 | Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:45 PM (8 replies)
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