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    Hes 87 and looking to be a trucker

    Hes 87 and looking to be a trucker so he can afford his sick wifes medical bills

    Robert Blocksom has already sold his home, mobile trailer and some other personal belongings, so now hes looking for an income, the 87-year-old retiree told WEWS.

    But hes not just looking for any job hes looking to be a truck driver, the TV station reported.

    Ive always liked driving, so I figured that Id like to be able to make some money driving, he told WEWS. That would be the best way to do it.

    He is looking for a truck driving job as he is struggling to afford his sick wifes medical bills in Ohio, People reported.
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    But Blocksom is not alone. In the last 12 months, 255,000 Americans who are 85 or older were working, according to the Post.

    Read more here: https://www.kansas.com/news/nation-w...#storylink=cpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    But Blocksom is not alone. In the last 12 months, 255,000 Americans who are 85 or older were working, according to the Post.

    Fortunately the US economy is better than ever so geezers without insurance should have no trouble finding work. maga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    the 87-year-old retiree told WEWS.
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    he’s looking to be a truck driver
    Oh FFS! Obviously this man has fallen and hit his head at the nursing home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Fortunately the US economy is better than ever so geezers without insurance should have no trouble finding work. maga
    Yes, and the "socialist" medical help will help him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    his sick wife’s medical bills
    I'd like to see Trump driving a truck at 87.
    Perhaps the laundry truck within the prison compound.

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    Is it possible to get insurance for a semi at that age?

    Fair play to the guy he's doing his best and I'm sure the publicity will help him

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Is it possible to get insurance for a semi at that age?
    This is the only thing working in his favor:

    Industries, like the trucking industry, who years ago might not have given Blocksom a shot, could now do just that.
    “The shortage of drivers spans the entire country and virtually every trucking company in the United States," Frank Gagyi, President of the Buckeye Interimobile Trucking company in Cleveland said.
    Nowadays...If you're above room tempature you have a shot. But that(inexperienced and really unqualifed new drivers) is leading to more carnage on the highways involving trucks.

    IMHO this guy is too old to get in this game now.

    Blocksom still has to pass his commercial driver's licenses test for him to start working. His classes for that test start next month. He said the ideal shift would be local weekend trips, so he can still care for his wife.
    Good luck with that local thing.

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    ^Whilst in some "undeveloped" countries the people are forced to work up to 65 and get free medicare...

    http://teakdoor.com/world-news/18637...ns-moscow.html (Protesters chant anti-Putin slogans at Moscow rally against retirement age plan)

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    Dear ao (the one who likes the red paint so much),
    How long will it take to the most developed countries (please no names here) to come to such "undeveloped" standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Is it possible to get insurance for a semi at that age?
    His robot is doing the driving. All the other guy does is shake his arse out the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Dear ao (the one who likes the red paint so much),
    How long will it take to the most developed countries (please no names here) to come to such "undeveloped" standard?
    Obama tried to get national health care and it worked. Who is taking it apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Obama tried to get national health care and it worked.
    That's really a success.

    BTW, in Russia they have enjoyed it for some 100 years...
    (once they got rid of the Tsar)
    Last edited by Klondyke; 05-09-2018 at 11:03 PM.

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    What the OP "news" story really is...putting lipstick on a pig.

    Oh look, isn't it great that our society is so fucked up that an 87 year old man needs to go back to work to help pay for his wife's medical bills. What a heartwarming bit of filler that was.

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    Yes!

    That's the spirit, eh?

    Notice how these 'good old boys' are always white, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    ...an 87 year old man needs to go back to work
    And other younger citizens have to go to fight the terrorists around the world, helping to spread up democracy. That's all need a lot of money, nothing left for such foolishness as old-age pension and free medicare...

    Other countries do not spend their money (or just a few) on such activities - they do not care about the democracies of others - so their money will be spared for other ("selfish" ) purposes...

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    ^And other countries don't have false prophets who give huge gifts to their corporate run health insurance industries while pretending it's a great deal for the people.

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    ^And the other countries do not need to spend big money on the perpetrators bringing poison disguised as Nina Ricci perfume.

    How generous from them - the ones who protect the former enemy's spies against the murderous (synchronized) perpetrators - that they do not mind the spent money (of taxpayers)...

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