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 Think You'll Have Medicare?
Mannfm11 8k posts, incept 2009-02-28
2022-09-11 09:54:15

TG wrote..
I want those responsible to be dead.

Not before some horrendous pain.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.---John Kenneth Galbraith
Packetcap 705 posts, incept 2021-07-23
2022-09-11 09:54:22

For older readers, get a set of the Junior Classics reprint edition from Vox Day. They are awesome, I found them enjoyable as well.

We did family reading time every single night with our daughter. Even our dog joined us, every single night. When she got a little older she was allowed to pick books herself. A few times we even caught her reading the books to the dog.
Tsherry 10k posts, incept 2008-12-09
2022-09-11 09:54:30

We read to both our son and daughter from very early ages, and because I'm me, introduced them to the music that I loved from an early age. Yes, we hit the standards like the Dr. Suess books, progressing into Narnia, and then, because we had a full set on hand, the Harvard Classics.

Music-wise, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Count Basie, G. Miller, the Dorseys, and then as they got a bit older, the Beach Boys, Boston, Aerosmith, Bread and fifty others. We'd go through a hundred 45's in a month, most one-hit wonders, but many enduring songs that taught our kids the appreciation of music. A bit later, when they were six or seven or so, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Brahms. There's a link there between those compositions and math and spoken word; subtle but imprinted at an early age.

It matters to fill in as many spots on the canvas as you can. The painting is worth the time.

Fuck Joe Biden with a GIANT RUSTY CHAINSAW.
Avalanche 107 posts, incept 2022-02-12
2022-09-11 09:54:42

Several: skip parts of the story. I would tell my Mom that she was not reading the entire story.

They have actually studied this and its not some weirdness; its NATURAL for the growing kid-brain! Having the same story read over and over and over tickles neurons (its laying down neuronal pathways IN the brain); it provides an extra bit of happy stimulus to the brain; and yes, thats how they KNOW you left some out!

As much as mom and dad get sick to DEATH reading the same story a gazillion times... the kid-BRAIN benefits from it (even as the parent-brain feels like its atrophying!), so deep breath and hit it again!!
Tsherry 10k posts, incept 2008-12-09
2022-09-11 09:55:00

@Susanlauren: OK, I'm three two-fingers Hornitos-rocks into the evening, plus a short Malbec which went with dinner; Mountain Goats on the turntable soon to be followed by the Best of Steppenwolf. Prolly some Phil Collins or Genesis after, just fucking because.

I do not expect "civilization" as we know it today to be recognizable in ten years, perhaps not even in five.

The math is agin' us, and math doesn't lie, nor does the bitch care. The demographic future is a black hole.

I have enough alcohol laid up for me not to give a fuck until they kill me. Ditto the feedstock fo bang sticks. My DW and DD have a deep inkling, but this is not their focus.

That is up to me.

I doubt I'll be taken without taking out many others aforehand; I'm not the kind to go quietly into the quiet night. If they mean to kill me and mine, I hope that I will have the time to make them pay dearly beforehand.

I know what is in my future beyond this life; I've been there, I've seen my ancestors who told me then it was not my time and I needed to go back. And I did, and found myself back where we are now.

And I wait. So I am here, until I am not. And then I'll move ahead into the next place, of which I know little, to nothing.

Fuck Joe Biden with a GIANT RUSTY CHAINSAW.
Hapie 258 posts, incept 2020-07-25
2022-09-11 09:55:11

Only the govt., as partners in crime, would pay for these kind of murders carried out by hospitals:

Maybe it is better not to touch medical "care" with a 10 feet pole!

Starve the beast!
Californialost 92 posts, incept 2021-10-14
2022-09-11 09:55:24

I don't expect Medicare to be available once I need it, so I'll probably work in some capacity until I die or am forced out of whatever I am doing-I enjoy working and anticipate needing more money for life, since my 3 of my 4 grandparents lived into their late 90s, with my 100 year-old grandma still living alone, having a helper coming in during the day.

Of course, if society dissolves, everything changes and Medicare changes to dust. 50-50 on that happening in 5 years.
Margbp 57 posts, incept 2021-12-02
2022-09-11 09:55:33

I've saved most of my homeschooling curriculum as I was afraid some books would eventually not be available. (And predictably some homeschool publishers "updated" their materials to keep "current".) I will be passing these materials on to my grandchildren. I've also saved a lot of books I anticipate will become "cancelled".

An excellent resource for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is a program called Math-It. The child basically teaches himself in a game like structure. It's hard to find but worth it. Cathy Duffy reviewed it if you need additional comments on it.

As to the original question. No, I don't think I'll be getting any Medicare, SS or anything else from the government. I also think health care as we know it will disappear. I know people now teaching themselves home remedies.

Too many times in the recent past I've had family members in the hospital where I had to correct the care they were getting or not getting (major mistakes in several cases). I can only imagine it will get worse. Yes, there were some excellent professionals. But there's no guarantee you'll get one of those folks! Best to do all you can to limit your visits and access care for emergencies only.
Rufust445 951 posts, incept 2007-08-11
2022-09-11 09:55:53

Sonoran_monk wrote..
Behold, the horror!
"Izzat your final answer?" Too painful to watch to the end. They just borrowed and expanded on a bit Jay Leno used to have on the Tonight Show: Jaywalking.

Going back to pre-television days, there was the question: "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?"

"The stock market isn't bullish, it's bull$hit." -- Alan King
Afchief 70 posts, incept 2016-03-31
2022-09-11 09:56:03

"The public school system is usually a twelve year sentence of mind control. Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it instead into meek subservience to authority."

-Walter Karp [American Journalist and Historian]

Get Rid of Public Schools Now

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

June 13, 2022
Jpg 721 posts, incept 2009-03-23
2022-09-11 10:23:05

She's trying to work on getting her RN and thinks she'll be better off. I don't have the heart to tell her.

I've got a sister who started working on a nursing degree in her early 60's.

In the modern era, it's not good enough to have an RN. It's also necessary to have a BS in Nursing.
Hapie 258 posts, incept 2020-07-25
2022-09-11 12:33:42

My grandkids were home schooled.

Not only they did extremely well in high school, but also in colleges and thereafter in jobs and life in general.

I am very proud of my son and his wife for having taken a momentous decision all by themselves when I had no idea what was going on in public schools.

Most of all, my grandkids are normal, happy and conscientious kids, who have been spared all the psychological and emotional problems that we see all around among the kids who were brainwashed in public schools.

Burya_rubenstein 2k posts, incept 2007-08-08
2022-09-11 12:33:50

Reformed Hippy: That Dolly Parton video looks worse that a Heroin shot!
Dan_e 87 posts, incept 2009-06-23
2022-09-11 12:33:54

Tangentially related: one of the people I watch on youtube when I need something to occupy my mind (eclecticbeard) said during one of his latest uploads that his children that he home schooled for most of last year had a hard time getting enrolled in school for the next year. Somehow during the months they were out of school, the school managed to lose the paperwork that they normally keep so you can enroll your kid again for next year, like their birth certificates and stuff. Could be policy to destroy that stuff as soon as the kid leaves school, but to me it sounds like an obvious attempt to annoy people who tried to do the best for their children. Anyway, I was wondering if that was what you'd expect schools to do normally. I don't have kids or live in the US, so my knowledge is basically zero in that regard..
Dan_e 87 posts, incept 2009-06-23
2022-09-11 13:11:26

A friend of mine told me that 25% of the children in the Lake Sammamish public schools were considered Learning disabled.

That brings to mind an anecdote my wife tells about the time she worked in a school that catered to the richer areas of Amsterdam. The amount of dyslexic kids was about 10 times higher than the national average - not necessarily because the kids were actually having more issues than normal, but because if you had an official paper saying you were dyslexic, you got half an hour extra on the exams.
I don't know if US schools have policies like that, but if so, that could well be a reason why the percentage is so high. People taking advantage of whatever they can get to give their children a little boost.
Abelardlindsey 1k posts, incept 2021-03-26
2022-09-11 13:47:49


Corruption in bureaucracies is a very common thing. The first thing out of my mouth when I heard this statistic from my friend with regards to Lake Sammamish was that the schools are just trying to get more Federal $$$ by labeling their kids LD. He admitted this was a factor. But he insisted that most of it was real.

In reference to your first post, the same friend told me that when parents went to the school administration office to get the vaccine exemption forms for their kids, they would routinely be told they were out and that they had to wait "a couple of weeks" for them to come in. Then if the parent said "that's fine, I will home-school my child", the same administration employee would then say "let me check some where else, we might have them after all", then would produce the form a few minutes later. You see, school districts in the U.S. get funding allocation based on the number of students. So if a lot of parents take their kids out of the school system, it looses some funding.

This kind of petty gamesmanship is one of the reasons why I believe in death penalty for bureaucrats in general.

It's all in the mitochondria.

"It's the future,'re not."
Hapie 258 posts, incept 2020-07-25
2022-09-11 15:48:20

@Abelardlindsey "This kind of petty gamesmanship is one of the reasons why I believe in death penalty for bureaucrats in general."

In general, the punishments for bureaucrats must be far more severe than punishment for a similar crime for a criminal off the street, for the following reasons:

1] Abuse of power vested in them by public trust and their betrayal of that trust. We give no such power or trust to a criminal off the street.

2] Their abuse of power affects a far greater number of people, as is with Covid-19 scam which affected billions of people all over the world. A criminal off the street may murder one or a few, but these ghouls have murdered millions and caused health problems to hundreds of millions.

3] A bank robber may rob a few thousand dollars, but the banksters, with the help of the bureaucrats, have stolen trillions.

4] Examples of criminal actions of the bureaucrats are abundant in all industries, with banking, pharma and medical at the top.

5] Now, their criminal actions have taken over even the elections, thereby destroying democracy, justice system and enforcement of law by the many corrupt agencies under their control.

No punishment is sufficient for these shameless, criminal ghouls.

Dan_e 87 posts, incept 2009-06-23
2022-09-11 15:48:32

Thanks @Abelardlindsey, sounds like things don't differ that much from country to country :)
Sonoran_monk 1k posts, incept 2021-08-16
2022-09-11 16:25:45

@Rufust445 - Leno did a good job with his. The worst were the ones he'd do at college graduation ceremonies and question the newly minted diploma holder right off of the stage.

Mark Dice does videos in a similar vein that are also pretty funny and disheartening.

This guy sums up most of America quite well.
Eleua 20k posts, incept 2007-07-05
2022-09-11 16:42:06

We need more immigrants, "they" said...

The immigrants are needed to replace White Americans, who are not having enough babies, "they" said...

The New Americans will totally acculturate within a generation, "they" said...

These immigrants will make up for the shortfall in Social Security, so the Boomers can retire, "they" said...

Immigrants are a net positive for the tax base, "they" said...

Immigrants won't change the ethnic balance of the US, "they" said...

Diversity will ease the ethnic and racial tensions, "they" said...

Immigrants commit less crime than native born Americans, "they" said...

Education standards won't be dumbed down, and to think they will is rassiss, "they" said...

These people and their lies. I should write a book. If that subject is taken, perhaps a book on, "Good God, You People Are Fucking Gullible"

Diversity + proximity = WAR
We are governed by sexual degenerates, Satanists, traitors, retards, cowards, sociopaths, and megalomaniacs - CHANGE MY MIND
That kind of sums up the
Hibachiman 4 posts, incept 2022-07-01
2022-09-12 11:00:31

Chemman - have you read anything by John Taylor Gatto? Talk about eye opening

@Workerbee23 - I have. Eye opening indeed. Anyone who hasn't read him should ASAP. Lots of research on the people who made public education happen in the US and their real motives. Not tin - lots of notes, citations.
Doladin 65 posts, incept 2022-01-15
2022-09-12 21:07:25

Regarding the 'rich' areas having many kids with LD, yes the gamesmanship is definitely a factor, but I also wonder if those wealthy people decided to have children quite late in their lives, which led to the development issues?

I can't believe how many people treat schools as 'daycare'. In the "urban" areas, the parents can't even bring themselves to feed the kids half the time, so the schools have to stump up the lunches. Absolutely pathetic on all counts.

Regarding SS and Medicare - I'm Australian, you'd weep at the taxes we pay for our 'universal healthcare' which is falling apart (but not as bad as the NHS)

We keep getting told that we need migrants brought in to add to the tax base. However, we have a 'family reunion' system where said migrants can bring their mums, dads, grandma etc all who hop straight onto welfare! I don't even know how many of these migrants manage to actually pay into the tax system, they are quite adept at welfare fraud and the system seems happy to oblige them.

That doesn't even consider the big business visa scams where very standard jobs now required "skilled migrants" (for things such as cooks, if you'd believe it!) and this only contributes to depressing wages for Australian citizens. Oh, and if the migrants happen to have money, they are freely available to purchase as much property as they like.

I strongly suspect that I will have to emigrate from this country later in life as the taxes will be unavoidable, even in an OTG scenario
Tsherry 10k posts, incept 2008-12-09
2022-09-13 08:20:27

Regarding the 'rich' areas having many kids with LD, yes the gamesmanship is definitely a factor, but I also wonder if those wealthy people decided to have children quite late in their lives, which led to the development issues?

Certainly the case in my experience. I know someone who'd first litter was popped out in their 30's; kids grew up to be quite successful and independent and working their way to be wealthy. Parental units divorced, guy married a late 30 something while he was in his mid 40's. First spawn arrived when his new wife was 41; she's in college and doing well. Second spawn two years later, extensive LD's.

Seems age related to me...Nothing to be done about it at this point but provide a trust for the care of the second child.

Fuck Joe Biden with a GIANT RUSTY CHAINSAW.
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