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4 years ago  ::  Mar 19, 2011 - 10:29AM #1
KIND6004
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Thinking about whats going on in this nation, and looking at the forums that have been started in the aging gracefully group. You would think all of us are althiemers victims, or have memory issues, because it appears we are just relaxed and only interested in sex or games or death.
In the last week, a tradgedy has unfolded with JAPAN one our leading allies, financially for sure along with Japan, lot of northern cities have sister cities in these countries. Many of us may appear to have only fifteen minute memories, like they say first graders do. So now they are again talking about privatizing Social Security Benefits, FICA allowing you to invest it the Good old stock markets.
some may have ideas if you could speak to our current president that you would suggest.  or governor if he would take your calls or senator, or  congressman, or even your local commissioner. Well here is your forum.

I noticed even when we were talking about the bucket list suddenly their were advertisements on television using that type of phrasing, and even on television the bucket list has at least come on her in the state of florida four times since the forum was started, and honestly I had started to delete it, but thought of the scripture verse which deals with a tier of the list. And really putting God in it to handle our lists. So someone outside of here was listening. Who knows if you have an idea besides impeaching the president because truly unless you do have memory problems you know this was going on even as PRESIDENT BUSH Was vacating the white house, he let the Washington mutual bank be sold to Chase bank a Texas bank . Do you honestly think if you fire/lay off all the governmental employees you will save our finances most of these people live in your state and contribute to the infrasture of your state, you will just be adding to the laid off, retirees, or homeless populaion. Do you think your state not accepting  federal tax monies paid out by citizens of your state will help to increase your states budget or  save  funds, and whether, they have said so, laying off teachers, and expecting the students to have  a better educations is that really logical. The areas they want to take funds from are the ones that help the poor the defenseless, sick,  the middle class. Do you honestly think everyone getting a job at a fast food restaurant, with no benefits  is a solution? what is it  about unions that get their members a decent salary do you hate?.Do you think a Governor or any one should have the right to vote out or use his powers  of executive power to wipe out  or vote out, our voted for rights. Something is wrong when the oldest who are supposed to be the wisest, say nothing in other cultures our wisdom is respected. So this is your avenue to say what you really feel about these things, its not like your name and face is out there, but your thoughts, your opinions can be. Please be silent no more. Somebody powerful might be listening.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 19, 2011 - 3:41PM #2
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I think there are serious issues going on in state governments when those elected to state office are busting unions or trying to.  I am glad a judge put a hold on Governor Walker's bill to stop union bargaining. 


I do not believe this is what the new GOP was elected to do in their states and the people are turning out in force to rally against what is happening in a number of states.


What makes these situations really bad is the governors/states are giving tax breaks to corporations then turning around and taxing the people to make up for the tax breaks.  I know I am simplifying the situations.


The middle class in America is getting the squeeze.  We do not need to become a nation of rich and poor with no middle class.


Senator Reid says there is no problem with Social Security.  The government just need to not rob the SS bank so to speak.  Can you imagine if SS have been privatized what would have happens when it all collapsed? The people's money paid in to SS would be gone, gone, gone.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 19, 2011 - 11:53PM #3
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Thanks Star Dove for your very eloquent description. I had thought about not doing this forum, because its like not sometimes politically correct, in some circles thought to discuss religion or Politics, but when some of us are available daily, and the others in our generation, are working there are things being stripped, and for no good reason. In our state it was said, that the ssa offices were thinking of closing their offices to make up for their budget crutches,  for a month, and like you said the blurbs even our AARP Booklets did a very nice article a few months ago, saying that there was no problems with the funds, and other then some wanting to tap into these funds i think to hide the budget or spend it off, so some generations will be guaranteed, nothing to rely on when they reach retirement age, even less if they privatize it, the only reason they can feel right in even discussing this is because the republican party controlls both the house, and senate. They have already pushed back the ages of retirment benefits for the younger  generations. Making it impossible for them retire depending on their current ages, much later then 62 not even age 65.


So if you think this might not affect the baby boomer generation think again. What if your bank did not open tomorrow would you who have a comfortable nest egg feel so comfortable. They are talking about cancelling the current of debit cards. Did you know this?


If you are not pro union, if you are even a supervisor in union shops etc,  then you still benefit, by the union negoitations, because they are not going to pay managers less  then their regular employees. But if you are mad becuz these employees have benefits, that have been negoitiated. What sense does it make having employees do dangerous governmental jobs, and have to worry about medical or other issues. Many have high burnout rates. So your being silent does not mean it helps you or your children who seek these jobs if they are no longer there.  Automation does not work by itself. Some states are refusing all federal funding and  some of these programs have no match funding, meaning that a state has to put up ex number of dollars to fund these programs, and the federal tax money returns to the states like floridas our governor refused highway, railroad funding, but like Star dove says tax breaks for the wealthy. He wants to spend money for the ocean ports which really bring in foriegn goods. You can not even get a tax break for buying new cars once you could, some of you can remember those days, like me. So there are few and far between tax breaks for the poor or middle class. This is not a radio station if even if you dont agree, maybe clarification can be obtained, by your explanation of things as you see them, but you might just be enlightened.


But if its because of coventenous, then thats sin. Watching the Jones , your neighbors, and they got a bigger car, house etc then you do. or like the mentality that you are set, in life for your retirement,  so you dont care about what happens to your neighbors and friends. The poor we will always have with us. But does that mean we should want them to be homeless, have no heat in their northern homes this Wisconsin Governor was doing this in a state where the temperatures have run below zero, in a lot of cities most of winter this year in my state I can not imagine what their gas or electric bills may be. And thats not even for their cars,for heating their homes,and you got to wear warm clothing out there. IN my state you can get away with shorts sandals, no head covering the cost of living is higher even tho a lot of homes are sometimes older dwellings but if people are even faceing foreclosure  in the north, what do they do in those states. Living in a box is not suitable or in a carton. This last week on OPRAH, THE PRESIDENTS WIFE, announced plans to assist veterans who have returned home after doing one , two or more tours in war torn areas and no longer have even a place to live or a job, it was a very elightening program, here we have a volunteer army some have been forced to do two or three tours, returned home alive and then deployed again.


Now we see battles breaking out in other arab, nations do you think that a draft might not be inevitable, if the USA is fighting in all these different places, and the men that are largely from our military guard army which was to protect really set up to protect  the continental USA.  Sometimes it does not bother others until it effects their children or grandchildren. I think our conversations can make a difference, like for instance our posts for dating finding mates seen so many types of computer dating for seniors its unbelievable.  Even our jokey sections or type of humerous vides seeing pop up similar things in other senior magazines, so thats why I thought these issues really matter. So we need to discuss these  things that really matter that have consequences nationally and abroad. In JAPAN What is the mean age, the age of most of the people in certain cities there, and then consider  what is your towns mean age is in you can  last censous to determine this, you can google this information. If your state has more older retirees,  then young people  who may have to move away to other states, to find jobs or even to have a place to stay or basic necessities, then what happens ??

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 21, 2011 - 12:42PM #4
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I've been politically directly very active for DECADES ... I have little-to-no patience for Folks who worry or complain but just keep-on-keeping-on watching TV instead of getting INVOLVED ...

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 22, 2011 - 9:25AM #5
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Usually seniors vote, high numbers turn out, and high numbers are poll workers, so many of us were apart of the Tea party agenda putting it thru, not even remembering the past repeats itself. The last time americans were involved in a tea party was the Boston tea party where we thru the british tea into the harbor, so what did we throw out this time, by voting in the Republican agenda? THINK ABOUT IT AND COUNT THE COST.


What is disturbing to be is that after all these years we still have the electorial college, as a part of the presidential election. So that means the highest vote is the presidential yet the people largely do not elect this candidate, this has been proven in at least two of the past most elections.


Which leads me to believe the republicans did not want to win, this presidential election, they had the sitting president, who knew the actual condition of the economy, and that it was about to collapse, this came to my attention largely by who was picked as their leading candidates, vice presidential candidate Palin, lots of smart and known women candidates, yet they select a women who is an unknown, and there seemed to be no knowledge of what was happening in her family her oldest daughter being pregnant, and not married.


This partys platform is all about family values, and religion, so doing something that might have cost them the religious rights vote seemed somewhat a red flag. So much of their platform surrounds no abortions, but the strange thing is that many dont seem to realize they are talking from both sides of the mouth once the child gets here. They do not care if they have no food, are homeless, no health care, no schooling. But do want them to be born. IS THIS REALLY GODLY.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2011 - 2:55PM #6
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Thought for today: "WE live in a society BLOATED WITH DATA BUT


STARVED FOR WISDOM"


Ethnographer Elizabeth Lindsey.


Seems like all over the world there are people fighting and dying for our democracy and yet we are throwing it away. Because we are fighting against each other, being programed to avoid looking at the importance of everyone having food, shelter, and clothing. Basic needs.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2011 - 9:40AM #7
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So have you called the president or the congressmen or women in your state or the other elected officials in your state, to say how you feel about them not paying a bill to continue the budget or the fact they are hedging on the debt ceiling. or not letting the wealthy to pay higher taxes, using it will prevent the generating of more jobs if that were true then Bush most certainly have used it toward the end of his final term. Sometimes it really bothers me to see the homeless and the food banks and other evidences of the needs of the poor and middle and even upper middle bearing the brunt of what is happening. Many who never expected have gone from having well paying jobs to none. Some have had devastation occuring in thier states leaving them to face the lost of homes and even deaths of family members. Some have realized that what happened in Louisiana during Katrina was not an isolated event. There are many who dont want to see their neighbors being helped, as long as its not their children or grandchildren or their relatives its ok.


Then to hear how much our nation is sending to foriegn countries is really demeaning the wealthiest nation in the world does not care for its own, but we are caring for all the other countries. Helping our allies with billions and sometimes trillions of dollars, it seems they have better influence on our elected officials then do the citizens in our country who are in dire straights. To see the reversal thru elections of a republican slant and now a skid in our revolt to make sure we dont sound like a socialist government when its the government that makes sure people have the basic necessities in our country if no one else seems to care is ridiculous.  It is hard for me to see people sleeping under bridges and overpasses and in parks and downtown areas, and then knowing that many of them are our former service men and the disabled its dehumanizing. Time we took care of our homefront before its to late.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2011 - 11:46AM #8
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Ok, I read about this in the sunday insert paper No kid hungry Campaign, it deals with childhood hunger in America. Good Samitan is having a end Childhood hunger with a pledge Event OCT 10, 2011, and its a five or eight page contest.


OWN an Oprah website has a CLASS, OWN YOUR Life, you can sign up for the class on this site. Might be interesting.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 15, 2011 - 11:39AM #9
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Warren Buffet is reported as saying that our republican party and congress, needs to stop coddling this nations super rich. Another of the MEGA RICH acknowledging that the fact that they would be allowed to carry a realistic portion of the national taxes is not going to stop the wealthiest in our nation from hiring. Thank God for his honesty. Many of the poorest of the poor are standing up and fighting for a unrational course of action. I am sorry the president did not stand his ground, sometimes its a good idea to walk out of a room and take a breather during a hostile conversation.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 27, 2011 - 5:32PM #10
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News reported millions of dollars found and returned to those in JAPAN,found inside their homes, an today saw the JAPANESE president is planning on retiring, after 15months in office, which was reason given that he did not wish to enter into discussions with President Obama about an american base in Japan. Japenese citizens felt in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit their nation, the president had given more power to the Nuclear Power plants which had released radioactive steam, and also several failed in the aftermath. This was in the sun sentinel newspaper article.


This past week earthquakes 5.8 felt from down the east coast from Washington d.c.,


Virginia, and New York city THE New york federal Courthouse building was hit, and the Catholic Cathedral in Washington Dc, had three spires that fell down, and other masondry, and the Washington statue has developed a crack in it. Seems the earthquake had about six after shocks. Furthermore a storm that was threatening florida has left the Bahamas and is headed up the east coast from Carolinas and is expected to travel up as far as New york which shut down its transit at noon on saturday, and they are warning residents to stay put if they have not already left and bunker down and not to go outside of residents in the storm or after math of storm, florida has sent FPL men to help with power outages, an other electrical pole damage in the aftermath of the storm. Fema has reported that they will have enough money in the aftermath of this storm to assist the residents in this area. And are already monitoring and in the states affected. There was a cute joke about those who dont want federal goverment to have monies, requesting federal monies in the aftermath of the storm. Specifically a news cartoon on the editorial page of the sentinel. HINE SIGHT IS 20/20.

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