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I admit I've been a bit naive over my 4-decades of voting...but, I have never before seen such PURPOSEFUL destruction-by-corruption of America like Obama seems intent upon. And, yes, I DID take it to heart when he said in '08, that he was just 5-days away from "total transformation of the United States of America." I just really could've fathom an American president who hated US that much.
Sooo...just how would these idiotic bracelets help Mrs. Jill Biden go out on her balcony and fire two shots from her shotgun if she hears a noise outside that scares her? ( Like Joe previously advised us, claiming we have no need for semi-automatic weapons.) I guess we'd all need to wear these (tracking?) bracelets at all times, in order to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights. Me thinks "rights" is the next word to undergo a definition-reassignment.
I am beginning to believe that our current government edicts are bordering on evil. How many of us are willing to fight it? Surely, the majority can prevail...I pray we wake up in time.
Thanks to your "pride" and others who think like you, we were saddled with Obama for a second term. Please reconsider.
We don't need Dem votes...we need Conservative votes!
Prescription benefit to Medicare (Part D) is NOT free...I just signed up for Medicare Part B (medical) and found that if I don't pay the monthly Part D premium of $46...even though I take NO on-going monthly medications...I will be penalized 1% per month that I decline coverage. That means if I decide I don't need it now and wait 5 years to sign on for it, I will pay 60% MORE for the coverage...every month...'til I die. On top of that, Part D still has a co-pay and drug tiers...it doesn't cover all costs, or all medications. So...hubby and I will either throw away $1,000 a year now for something we don't use...or pay more later when we might need the insurance. Great options, right?
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Navy-baby Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 4:34 PM
My kids' parochial high school still offered the military aptitude testing, which gave them an excellent reality of their abilities and corresponding career goals. It was some of the best money ever spent on their education...and some of the least.
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Navy-baby Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 4:26 PM
So right...and beautifully expressed.
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Navy-baby Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 10:12 AM
My own theory is those who ARE college-ready are the ones who can/do get academic scholarships...otherwise, the ability, determination, and discipline needed to study new material will overwhelm even " good" students. That is where Community College comes in; two years to grow up, mature, and have more of an idea of one's future without the depressing debt and failure-rate. Of course, vocational degrees at CC are VERY important: opportunities in nursing, firefighting, EMT/paramedic, radiology, dental hygienist, etc. can put young people into well-paying careers with opportunities for advancement...and there is always the slow- but-steady, part-time college continuation available for them in the future if they still want a four-year degree.
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Navy-baby Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 9:44 AM
That's why I'm hanging on to my "old" hubby...he has fixed EVERYTHING on, in, and around our home since day one. Except...septic tank pumping, that is. :)
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Navy-baby Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 9:01 AM
My hubby is getting ready to retire as a Master Automotive Tech of 35 years....40 years at the same high-end, new car dealership. As shop foreman, there is no one ready to take his place...in fact, there are very few qualified techs even applying for work; and most of the experienced ones are all close to retirement age. Even those new hires who have gone to a specific schooling, graduate with little or no diagnostic abilities...just computer "plug-and-play" experience. Almost no one really understands automotive mechanical theory today. Kids can no longer watch dad "fix" his car, or tinker on an old beater to gain some practical knowledge...all cars are too high-tech. Very soon, this WILL become a problem for all car owners. What if you take your car to the shop, and there is no one there? A college grad won't be able to help you.
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