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Forum Post: Aging Gracefully

Posted 7 months ago on Jan. 24, 2018, 7:13 a.m. EST by MosheMick (0) from Highland Park, MI
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The individual prides himself on the level of his progress; Learning to be good at anything can energize blissful awareness. Our elderly citizens must develop their creative talents, participate in exercise programs, eat the grace of nature. You trying to make a sucker out of us?

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[-] 1 points by elf3 (4002) 7 months ago

If your parents lose ssi and medicare...guess who they are going to live with ... Yes I'm talking about you. It is important we keep funding ssi and medicare heavily so they remain independent...please ? Oh god

[-] 1 points by grapes (5184) 7 months ago

Yes indeed, we MUST NOT shirk our collective responsibilities towards taking care of our elderly people. We can probably save enough money from not engaging in more unnecessary wars (who manufactured the intelligence to instigate the U.S. invasion of Iraq? who fell for it? why? who benefited?), especially those defending corporate interests overseas.

If corporations keep their earnings overseas, let them use their earnings kept overseas for hiring mercenaries to defend themselves there. The U.S. Military MUST NOT fight for these corporations anywhere beyond the U.S. governance boundaries unless the U.S. adopts the Russian business model of providing mercenaries for hire. Our Commando-in-Mischief (突击队露底裤) is eminently qualified in bargaining for and closing an "artful deal" in any overseas corporate emergencies at lightning speeds. Let's tweet, pal. "America is open for business."

There IS a case for pre-emptive (to minimize the total carnage) wars against all non-deterrable (i.e., collateral deemed to be of low value and expendable to those leaders) enemies, present, past, or future, who threaten the dominion of the U.S.A. within its governance boundaries. valar morghulis

We are offering U.S. corporations "new and improved, business-oriented" "domestic (no more national) citizenships." valar dohaeris

We may not control what others do but we do control what we do. Escalate from cyberwar to nuclear war to create the Peoples' East Ur-All Wildlife Preserve. Deterrence only works if the collateral is valuable to the pledger. Physicians who themselves get a diagnosis of cancer mostly opt for aggressive treatments.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

''Graduate Student Unions Are Growing .. and Fighting for Social Justice'' ... by Eleanor J. Bader:

''Not surprisingly, when graduate students heard that the Republican tax bill included a provision to tax tuition waivers, most became both upset and angry. But rather than despair, they organized. On campus after campus, in city after city, they mobilized to protest the 2017 bill. Their concerns extended beyond the injustice of taxing in-kind financial aid incentives as income, to include a broader progressive agenda: opposing racism, sexism, classism and homophobia; denouncing corporate tax giveaways; fighting the growth of anti-intellectualism; and countering attacks on publicly funded education.

''Austin A. Baker, a Ph.D.-level philosophy student at New Jersey's Rutgers University, joined students from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere to oppose the proposed measure. "If the tuition waiver portion of the tax bill had gone through -- thankfully, it did not end up in the final draft -- it would have made Ph.D. programs completely out of reach for working-class students and students from low-income communities," Baker said. "We could not let this happen. Those of us who are required to teach undergraduates as part of our training understood that our students deserve to have mentors who are racially, sexually and class diverse. This is something we're committed to."

''He, like the thousands of graduate students on campuses throughout the country, have no illusions. At the same time, they see unions as necessary in today's fight for progressive values, both on and off campus.''

multum in parvo (a lot in a little) ...