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Just Dropped AARP Membership (vanity)
Michael T. Archangel | July 28, 2009 | Michael T. Archangel

Posted on 07/28/2009 1:42:39 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel

My wife, a physician for more than 30 years, just got off the phone with AARP (which should be called CRAP for its support of Obama's health care grab). She gave the woman who said the phone was ringing off the hook today with members canceling out because of the organization's support for Managed Death Noncare. It took my wife more than 15 minutes on hold to cancel. I urge anyone who is a member of AARP to cancel the membership and to tell them why they are canceling.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: aarp; eugenics; manageddeath; obamacare; rationedhealthcare; soylentgreen
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1 posted on 07/28/2009 1:42:41 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I’m not quite 45 years old yet and the AARP sends me emails nearly daily inviting me to join.

Idiots.


2 posted on 07/28/2009 1:44:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Exactly, how can a retired person agree to die instead of getting medical treatment?


3 posted on 07/28/2009 1:44:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

AARP Delenda Est.


4 posted on 07/28/2009 1:45:18 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I tore up the application AARP sent me several years ago (sigh) and mailed it back in their postage-paid envelope. I’ve always hated the commie bastards.


5 posted on 07/28/2009 1:45:48 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

AARP is URRP....


6 posted on 07/28/2009 1:46:52 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The only problem is that the bastards do have the best supplemental medicare coverage, otherwise I would have dropped my mom’s membership a long time ago.


7 posted on 07/28/2009 1:47:25 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

AARP actually tries to sell their membership on the premise that there is a Social Security “trust fund”, LOL.


8 posted on 07/28/2009 1:48:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: cripplecreek

they sent me mailings damn near weekly at one point to join years back. I knew nothing about ‘em so I did a little looking. I found that their stance on hunting, fishing and the second Amendment was poor at best. that is all it took for myself. I do not know if now they have those same beliefs but it does not matter, deathcare alone should be a/the reason not to support this group. just my 2 cents.


9 posted on 07/28/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: GeronL

Population control - My Parents have forgotten more about surviving the depression than I will ever learn.


10 posted on 07/28/2009 1:49:54 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: cripplecreek
Send the self address envelope back with junk. I did it and they stopped mailing me.
11 posted on 07/28/2009 1:52:24 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I would love to drop their membership...but I already did years ago because of their ridiculous stance on changing social security
12 posted on 07/28/2009 1:55:17 PM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

AARP has always been a leftist outfit. As least it has for as long as I can remember.


13 posted on 07/28/2009 1:55:31 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I turn 50 in a month.

Should I join then quit? LOL!

14 posted on 07/28/2009 1:55:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Release the tapes! Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: JohnLongIsland

????? all supplemental policies by all companies are identical. In fact the underwritng companies have no say in the policy, they are supplemental administrators only. That is how aarp maintains its non profit status.... but barely Check with ten other different holding companies. You will find identical coverage including price.

AARP has been nothing but a communist arm of the govt for years. They have ZERO credibility .... claims of non profit, but in reality another insurance company with a built in scam.


15 posted on 07/28/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Since I turned 50, AARP has been trying to get me to join. I am now 62 and still tear up their envelopes without reading the contents.

They were in the tank for Hitlery Care and now an even worse attempt and they are still in the tank.

16 posted on 07/28/2009 1:56:43 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
That's why I didn't join when I turned 50. I still remember their ads that "George Bush wants to take away our social security", and not a peep over the evils of Obamacare.

They are just like the NEA. Just a wing of the 'rat party.

17 posted on 07/28/2009 1:56:46 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: JohnLongIsland

????? all supplemental policies by all companies are identical. In fact the underwritng companies have no say in the policy, they are supplemental administrators only. That is how aarp maintains its non profit status.... but barely Check with ten other different holding companies. You will find identical coverage including price.

AARP has been nothing but a communist arm of the govt for years. They have ZERO credibility .... claims of non profit, but in reality another insurance company with a built in scam.


18 posted on 07/28/2009 1:57:33 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Conservative alternative to AARP:

http://www.60plus.org/


19 posted on 07/28/2009 1:57:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Obviously the AARP is just another front group for the DNC. They give the impression of being an advocacy group for seniors, but when that interest conflicts with DNC interests the truth is revealed. The same is true of NOW, NAACP, AMA, etc. All of these are DNC branches disguised as interest groups.


20 posted on 07/28/2009 1:57:56 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: bobby.223; All

... their stance on hunting, fishing and the second Amendment was poor at best. I do not know if now they have those same beliefs....

They do. I have received their literature at several addresses. I send it back and, when they persist, have called them saying I’m not interested and asking them NOT to contact me in the future. They generally haven’t unless they get another address.


21 posted on 07/28/2009 1:58:46 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: JohnLongIsland

Re: “The only problem is that the bastards do have the best supplemental medicare coverage, otherwise I would have dropped my mom’s membership a long time ago.”

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I joined last year in order to get the AARP/Aetna (they underwrite it) “Essential Premier” individual health plan for uninsured folks between 50 and 65. It’s expensive but Aetna is easy on the underwriting so some pre-existing conditions are not an automatic denial of coverage.

I hate AARP, however, and want to drop the membership and stop getting their garbage. Called them today and they said I DO NOT have to continue membership to keep my Aetna policy. Called Aetna to double-check and was told they would have to check (called their executive office).

I would hate to be stuck paying the idiotic AARP dues just to keep this insurance. Maybe I should just cancel everything since Zero will be taking care of everything for us, right? And I’m 60 now so pretty much over the hill in his eyes — maybe I’ll be counseled on that ‘end of life’ “care.”


22 posted on 07/28/2009 1:59:39 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: bmwcyle

If only that would work with the Republican National Senatorial Committee.


23 posted on 07/28/2009 1:59:48 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: bmwcyle

My mother refuses to join.


24 posted on 07/28/2009 2:00:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

No slur intended but with the graying of America, I wonder how many people who once burned their draft cards will now turn and burn their AARP cards in protest.

Certainly turns the act on its head (as does burning the UN flag).


25 posted on 07/28/2009 2:00:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I called those liars today to complain about the mandatory "end-of-life" counseling. They denied it was mandatory. They claimed it is voluntary and tried to divert my questions.

We have NEVER joined AARP because I've always known they were a socialist organization.

26 posted on 07/28/2009 2:01:17 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: cripplecreek

I will never join.


27 posted on 07/28/2009 2:01:38 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: FrdmLvr
I’ve always hated the commie bastards.

Your description is more accurate than mine.

28 posted on 07/28/2009 2:02:21 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The Obamessiah speaks with a forked tongue, by the way.

He brought up an example of a retired woman who spent her life savings on care to save her life.

He says that things don’t have to be this way. BUT he doesn’t explain that the government’s solution will be to persuade you to bite the capsule (as Edward G. Robinson does at the end of Soylent Green).


29 posted on 07/28/2009 2:02:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: bmwcyle

Seniors will be forced to belong to AARP. Why not? Forcing everyone to buy health insurance is already Unconstitutional.


30 posted on 07/28/2009 2:05:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hacklehead
Obviously the AARP is just another front group for the DNC. They give the impression of being an advocacy group for seniors, but when that interest conflicts with DNC interests the truth is revealed. The same is true of NOW, NAACP, AMA, etc. All of these are DNC branches disguised as interest groups.

Heads up...

Obama administration eases restrictions on lobbyists for stimulus money (Political Lore July 27th, 2009 Shaun Booth)


31 posted on 07/28/2009 2:05:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: GunsareOK; All

Yard sign suggestion
HEALTH CARE
VOTE NO
OR OUT YOU GO
We’re Tired of Russian Plans
that costs US dough
http://www.theusmat.com/


32 posted on 07/28/2009 2:07:00 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I cancelled mine last week and told them why. I told them they are selling their members out and committing them to a culture of death by backing this healthcare plan of Obama’s.


33 posted on 07/28/2009 2:07:48 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
My wife, a physician for more than 30 years, just got off the phone with AARP (which should be called CRAP for its support of Obama's health care grab). She gave the woman who said the phone was ringing off the hook today with members canceling out because of the organization's support for Managed Death Noncare. It took my wife more than 15 minutes on hold to cancel. I urge anyone who is a member of AARP to cancel the membership and to tell them why they are canceling.
I warned my mom about this because her hospital falls in that category.

My first years' membership was a 50th birthday gift, has expired, and won't be renewed.
34 posted on 07/28/2009 2:09:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I’m 55, and have been getting AARP mailings for years.

Next time, the postage-paid envelope will be returned

...attached to a brick.


35 posted on 07/28/2009 2:10:39 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, they say 40 is the new 50...

Seriously, they sent me a membership offer when I was in my late 30’s. The rebel in me wanted to join just because it said you had to be 50.

Of course, Reader’s Digest used to send out stuff that said “You have been a subscriber since 19**” and the year they gave was before I was born.

I guess reports of my birth have been greatly exaggerated.


36 posted on 07/28/2009 2:12:31 PM PDT by green pastures (Soylent green? More like solvent green: health care reform to kill folks and 'save' social security.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel; CatDancer

I just went out to the AARP website. They have a flow of graphics linking to different stories there. One says,

Health Bills Tackle Shortage of Geriatricians.

Yeah. It just ain’t by increasing the number of geriatricians...


37 posted on 07/28/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT by green pastures (Soylent green? More like solvent green: health care reform to kill folks and 'save' social security.)
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To: nascarnation

Good god!Do seniors REALLY believe that tripe?I thought the younger demographic groups were idiots.


38 posted on 07/28/2009 2:21:03 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nascarnation

Good god!Do seniors REALLY believe that tripe?I thought the younger demographic groups were idiots.


39 posted on 07/28/2009 2:23:25 PM PDT by nomad
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I held on for nearly two hours and finally gave up and emailed. I sure hoped the wait was because of people complaining. I only joined to get a reduced rate on hotels, but the membership will end up costing me in the end because of their stance on health care.


40 posted on 07/28/2009 2:25:18 PM PDT by sugarbabe
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

My wife and myself always tore up the deluge of literature infesting our mailbox from them year after year. We never joined because they are a bunch of Commies in our opinion.


41 posted on 07/28/2009 2:32:11 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Never signed up because they are anti firearm!


42 posted on 07/28/2009 2:38:29 PM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I’m almost 62 and have been sending these mailing back for years.
I went over to read their site today and the percentage of members are against it and many many are quitting aarp(that’s what they say)......they are irate that aarp backs this plan......


43 posted on 07/28/2009 2:42:28 PM PDT by kati2fl
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To: Bobkk47
Another AARP option I recently discovered: http://www.amac.us/.
44 posted on 07/28/2009 2:57:30 PM PDT by Jen ("Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve standing army, enslaved press & disarmed populace.")
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To: CaliforniaCon

The coverage you have in Cali (50-64) is not even available in NY


45 posted on 07/28/2009 3:15:06 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: JohnLongIsland

Re: “The coverage you have in Cali (50-64) is not even available in NY”

*********

That’s true; it is not available in all states — until last year it was not available in CA — it’s very ‘new.’


46 posted on 07/28/2009 3:18:21 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: sugarbabe

AAA membership will get you the same discounts. Some chains give you the same 10% discount for being over 65. Or you can usually find travel and lodging discounts online.


47 posted on 07/28/2009 4:00:00 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes or misdemeanors, yet?)
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To: FrdmLvr

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS send their postage paid envelopes back, and be sure to write ‘no thanks liberal commies’ on the enrollment form


48 posted on 07/28/2009 4:03:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Bobkk47; MIchaelTArchangel
AARP has always been a leftist outfit. As least it has for as long as I can remember.

As long as I can remember too. And that's a whole lotta years.

The RAT infested AARP staff is a paternalistic bunch who see retired people as too senile to manage their own lives.

49 posted on 07/28/2009 4:05:42 PM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

My hubby and myself has thrown the leftist front group using old people crap in the trash ever since they have sent their propaganda to our mailbox.

Old people who join this group are being fooled to their own death.

Screw AARP.


50 posted on 07/28/2009 4:37:36 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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