Gets Sick Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction

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posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 12:36 AM
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A man from Sweden has been fighting for more than ten years to get his heavy metal addiction classified as a handicap, and now he has succeeded. He can now supplement his income with state benefits. He works part time now, and he even has a special permission from his boss to play loud music while at work.


Man gets sick benefits for heavy metal addiction


19th June 2007


A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits.

Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just started working part time as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.

Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren's salary. 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.

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Roger Tullgren first developed an interest in heavy metal when his older brother came home with a Black Sabbath album in 1971

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Good for him. Maybe I should try something similar?...



Related Threads:
This Threads All Metal All The Time (by mojo4sale)
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[edit on 2007/6/20 by Hellmutt]




posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 12:48 AM
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This is just.............
...........AMAZING!

It just goes to show what our litigious society has brought us to.....as long as you have a lawyer, and keep appealing.....just about ANYTHING can go your way.
It is all about the lawyer now days and NOT the issue at hand.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 12:49 AM
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Wonder what my boss would say to me???



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 01:14 AM
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Wow! What can I possibly say other than......where do I apply?

Judas Priest, Sabbath, Ozzy, Zack Wylde, Maiden, Dickinson, Metallica......

Yes, I am a metal addict! I listen to heavy metal and I LOVE it. Now where do I get my check?



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 09:34 AM
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Haha, like totally excellent dude!!

I can remember my old man telling me i would grow out of listening to this 'type' of music when i was 17. I'll be 42 in 2 weeks time and i still love it as hard and as heavy as i ever did. I spend way to much on albums and going to see bands, my wife thinks i'm tragic!!
I'm slowly brainwashing my kids into Metal.
It is addictive and costly and affects relationships.


Where do i sign up, this could just about see me through to retirement.

Thanks Hellmutt. :bnghd:



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 10:03 AM
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What a bunch of crap ! Some mamby-pamby lightweight can't make it in
the real world without another hand-out. And next folks, you'll see those
addicted to "elevator music" apply for the same disability.

Addiction? Heavy-Metal addiction? Talk to those detainees in "Gitmo" who
were subjected to it for many hours at a time . . .blaringly loud.

Where does common sense fit in here?



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by SIEGE
Where does common sense fit in here?


Common sense and law suits don't go hand in hand, do they?

Another example - The fat kid suing McDonalds because he's fat. Why not sue the parents for neglect for allowing him to eat there all the time? Why not sue himself for failing in PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY?

Just makes ya want to :shk: and



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 10:38 AM
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I can't believe this.

It reads like something from "World Weekly News."



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 11:01 AM
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Oh, so it's a kind of music, then?

After reading the title, I was envisioning a guy tying off a vein to jam old mercury thermometers into his forearm.

Berserker.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 11:09 AM
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Hey!

Maybe I can get my doctors to classify golf as an addiction.

Or maybe, those who like to surf porn sites at work can get their doctors to make their employers allow that. Also, they could take off work to attend strip shows, as long as they make up the work later.

You know the Swedes may the on to something. The possibilites are endless.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
You know the Swedes may the on to something.


Sure. A big plate of mashed rutabagas and lutefisk, crank up the Runemagick, next thing you know you're collecting a check.

If i can do it with pork tenderloin sandwiches and Collective Soul, maybe I'll give it a shot.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 11:25 AM
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A thought occurs....

Sex addiction is a "real" disease, apparently, more so than any heavy metal addiction anyhoo...

So, I wonder, if my boss will let be "on the job" whilst on the job, so to speak?

Or even if she doesn't want my non-security cleared girlfriend wandering around the NMC, let her take care of my addiction personally.....



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 01:08 PM
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All of you guys break me up ! Haven't laughed so hard in a long time.
Oh, if some of these ideas "could" come true.

Rock on.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by SIEGE
Addiction? Heavy-Metal addiction? Talk to those detainees in "Gitmo" who
were subjected to it for many hours at a time . . .blaringly loud.

Where does common sense fit in here?


Better that than non-stop Celine Dion!!

Seriously though, it is absurd, it has to be a one off, i cant see other country's following suit. And if they tried to, the government would soon be passing laws to stop this from happening.

Bunch of party poopers you lot, let us headbangers enjoy our moment in the sun, for too long we've been cast as Satanic, long haired layabouts who eat children for breakfast, desecrate churches and commit suicide whenever we listen to Metallica.
I havent commited suicide!

I need a smiley with a fist raised and fingers forked. :y: that will have to do.




posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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Disability crooks will make it so that people that are in need will suffer. I should move there and apply for my bad neck from an unruley mosh pit accident years ago



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by mojo4sale

I need a smiley with a fist raised and fingers forked. :y: that will have to do.

Here ya go:



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posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 07:25 PM
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He's been fighting for 10 year..that's some resolve.


I wonder, if perhaps it does exist, I mean obviously we should'nt go around declaring
people get government benefits for nothing, but in general I wonder if there may be
an acoustic pattern based psychologically addicting disorder.

Not saying there is, but hey, you never know.



posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 07:29 PM
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Well, this story IS from Sweden. It'll never happen in the States.

Wait, gonna call my lawyer....

Amazed,
Lex



posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 07:54 PM
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Thats terrible, it's just like go out and get a job and make your own income. AND grow up and turn off the loud music. Get reallllll



posted on Jun, 22 2007 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by Lexion
Well, this story IS from Sweden. It'll never happen in the States.



From the states i'm afraid Lex.

It's started. Video game addicts could be the next on the list for welfare payments.


yahoo news


The telltale signs are ominous: teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, family, even food and a shower, while grades plummet and belligerence soars. The culprit isn't alcohol or drugs. It's video games, which for certain kids can be as powerfully addictive as heroin, some doctors contend.
A leading council of the nation's largest doctors' group wants to have this behavior officially classified as a psychiatric disorder, to raise awareness and enable sufferers to get insurance coverage for treatment.


the whole worlds slowly going mad, is anybody responsible for their own actions anymore.
I still think i should be allowed to listen to Spinal Tap at work with the volume cranked up to 11.5.





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