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  • An Ode to Being Old

    09/22/2019 4:16:44 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies ^ | 9/21/19 | Brad Stulberg
    An Ode to Being Old On the harder-to-measure benefits of age and experience. What age is someone most likely to achieve their peak performance? It's a good question, and a logical place to start is with cognitive flexibility, or the ease with which one can switch between thinking about two different concepts or think about two different concepts simultaneously. Lots of people call this “sharpness,” and research shows it peaks between the ages of 21 and 30. This aligns with the tech-driven narrative that youth is a key determinant of success. In the words of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Young...
  • Marianne Williamson suggests using ‘the power of the mind’ to change Hurricane Dorian’s course

    09/04/2019 9:55:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2019 | Felicia Sonmez
    Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Wednesday offered an un­or­tho­dox suggestion for dealing with Hurricane Dorian: using “the power of the mind” to will the storm elsewhere. Dorian has largely spared Florida the worst of its wrath but is forecast to make a much closer approach to the U.S. coastline between late Wednesday and Thursday, with Georgia and the Carolinas in its sights. The storm has already devastated much of the Bahamas, where the official death count stands at seven but is expected to rise as authorities reach damaged areas. Nearly three out of every four homes on Grand Bahama...
  • Biden reportedly told Obama he was too old to run

    08/21/2019 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | August 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday, Ed Morrissey talked about a report in Politico where the current crop of Democratic candidates (along with President Trump) who are above the age of 70 were described as “super-agers” who are unlikely to die in office. These remarkably “privileged” people (that’s the word they used in the report) tend to have better health care, a comfortable financial situation and better odds to far outstrip the current life expectancy for their respective genders. Great news for them, right?But now we learn that when Barack Obama was deciding on a VP pick back in 2008, Joe Biden told him that...
  • Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

    06/19/2019 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 2019 Issue | Arthur C. Brooks
    I work like a maniac. But even if I stayed at it 12 hours a day, seven days a week, at some point my career would slow and stop. And when it did, what then? Would I one day be looking back wistfully and wishing I were dead? Was there anything I could do, starting now, to give myself a shot at avoiding misery—and maybe even achieve happiness—when the music inevitably stops?
  • Seniors Who Have Sex Regularly Are More Content In Their Lives

    06/10/2019 5:46:06 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    The study finds ^ | undated | Editorial staff
    Study of nearly 7,000 older adults shows greater levels of enjoyment and wellbeing among those who report more frequent sexual activity. LONDON — Even in our senior years, having sex regularly — or even just fooling around — can significantly improve wellbeing and contentment in life, a new study finds. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and University College London found seniors who reported any type of sexual activity within the previous 12 months felt greater levels of enjoyment and satisfaction in their lives compared to sexually inactive individuals. Results were based on survey data from 6,879 participants in England who...
  • Some Reservations about the Newport Tower C-14 Dates (The Newport Tower mystery)

    06/02/2019 12:31:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    ASC Ohio State University ^ | August 2001 | J. Huston McCulloch
    Some Reservations about the Newport Tower C-14 Dates</h1><p> </p><h2>J. Huston McCulloch</h2><p> August, 2001 </p><p> This paper was published in the <i> Midwestern Epigraphic Journal</i>, Vol. 15, 2001, pp. 79-92.</p><p> </p></center> In a widely cited 1997 paper, Johannes Hertz raises a number of arguments against a pre-Colonial origin for the famous <a href="">Newport, Rhode Island Stone Tower</a>. Hertz insists that it was modeled after the 17th century Chesterton Mill in Warwickshire, England, and points out that a 1948-9 survey by Hugh Hencken and William S. Godfrey found indisputably colonial artifacts at the bottom of a trench that surrounds the foundations. He...
  • Byron York: Face it: Biden and Bernie are too old to be president

    04/07/2019 10:21:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | April 07, 2019 10:47 PM | Byron York
    According to actuarial tables maintained by the Social Security Administration, the life expectancy of a 70 year-old man is 14.30 years -- enough time to serve two terms and move on to physical decline. The life expectancy of a 78 year-old man is 9.33 years -- enough to last two terms and not a lot more. The life expectancy of a 79 year-old man is 8.77 years -- barely enough to make it out of the White House. Of course, each man might live to 100. None of us knows. But given their age, the issue is more than just...

    03/18/2019 7:15:27 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 34 replies ^ | Mar 16, 2019 | Tom Elliott
    On Thursday I posted a clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsing an effort from her colleague, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), to lower the voting age to 16. “I myself personally — I’m not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voter — the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this, when they’re learning about government to be able to vote. … But my view is that I would welcome that....
  • Ignoring Biology Doesn’t Make It Less Real

    02/06/2019 12:35:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 6, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Suppose I declare that I am a king. Should you be required to address me as “Your Majesty”? You say, “Williams, that’s lunacy! You can’t prove such nonsense.” You’re wrong. It’s proved by my declaration. It’s no different from a person born with XY chromosomes declaring that he is a woman. The XY sex determination system is the sex determination system found in humans and most other mammals. Females typically have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX) and are called the homogametic sex. Males typically have two different kinds of sex chromosomes (XY) and are called the...
  • If Sex Isn't Fixed, Why Is Age?

    11/13/2018 10:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old motivational speaker in the Netherlands, has petitioned a Dutch court for permission to change his legal age by altering his birth certificate to show he was born 20 years later than he really was -- to legally make him 49 rather 69 years old. Ratelband told the Washington Post: "We can make our own decisions if we want to change our name, or if we want to change our gender. So I want to change my age. My feeling about my body and about my mind is that I'm about 40 or 45." As The Telegraph...
  • Build-A-Bear 'pay your age' offer abandoned amid 'chaos'

    07/12/2018 1:26:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | July 12, 2018
    A cheap teddy offer which left shoppers with young children queuing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes has been abandoned over "safety concerns". Build-A-Bear Workshop was offering UK customers a chance to buy any bear, which can cost up to Ł52, for the price of their child's age. At Leeds' White Rose Shopping Centre police were called when queues of "about a mile long" formed. The company said the response had been "overwhelming and unprecedented". There have also been reports of long queues in US shopping centres, where the American company was also putting on the same promotion...
  • Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM [illegally replaces aged with foreigners]

    04/01/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 85 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin
    It slashed IBM’s U.S. workforce by as much as three-quarters from its 1980s peak, replacing a substantial share with younger, less-experienced and lower-paid workers and sending many positions overseas. ProPublica estimates that in the past five years alone, IBM has eliminated more than 20,000 American employees ages 40 and over, about 60 percent of its estimated total U.S. job cuts during those years. In making these cuts, IBM has flouted or outflanked U.S. laws and regulations intended to protect later-career workers from age discrimination, according to a ProPublica review of internal company documents, legal filings and public records, as well...
  • France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

    12/13/2017 11:13:00 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 6 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | December 13th, 2017 | Channel News Asia
    PARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday (Dec 13). The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve access to the information internet companies gather, store and in many cases sell to other firms about people's online activity
  • How do you prove that Earth is older than 10,000 years?

    12/02/2017 12:19:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Backreaction ^ | Sabine Hossenfelder
    Planet Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. The first primitive forms of life appeared about 4 billion years ago. Natural selection did the rest, giving rise to species increasingly better adapted to their environment. Evidence, as they say, is overwhelming. Or is it? Imagine planet Earth began its existence a mere 10,000 years ago, with all fossil records in place and carbon-14 well into decaying. From there on, however, evolution proceeded as scientists tell us. How’d you prove this story wrong? You can’t. I know it hurts. But hang on there, band aid follows below. You can’t prove this...
  • Will Rogers' Wisdom

    05/12/2017 5:08:16 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    geezer email list | 5/12/2017 | self
    Never Squat With Your Spurs ON Most will make you smile. A little wisdom is thrown in. Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings: 1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream from the herd. 6. If you find...
  • Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17

    03/09/2017 4:46:21 PM PST · by davikkm · 68 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Stung by recent election defeats, Democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire George Soros. In California, Democratic legislators introduced this week a landmark bill, ACA 10, that would give the Golden State the nation’s youngest statewide voting age by lowering the threshold from 18 to 17 in the name of reversing the slide in voter turnout. “Young people are our future,” said Democratic Assembly member Evan Low, the measure’s sponsor. “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • America's Aging Baby Boomers, Forced To Work Until Death, Blamed For Collapsing US Productivity

    08/01/2016 5:29:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 77 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 31 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    America's Aging Baby Boomers, Forced To Work Until Death, Blamed For Collapsing US Productivity by Tyler Durden Jul 29, 2016 1:33 PM 0 SHARES The graying of America's workforce will come as no surprise to regular readers. Just earlier this month, we wrote that in a little noticed aspect of the "stellar" June jobs report, the vast majority - or 90% of all new jobs - went to workers 55 and older. Hardly an outlier, this was the latest confirmation of a very troubling trend: all jobs created since the recession started in December 2007 have gone to workers 55 and...
  • happy birthday little bill

    03/10/2016 8:31:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    father time ^ | 3/10/16 | RaceBannon
  • Federal Reserve Study Shows Race Determines Your Likelihood of Becoming a Millionaire

    01/24/2016 6:51:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 24, 2016 | Manny Otiko
    Many white Americans like to believe the United States is a country with a level playing field, where everyone has a fair chance of making it. But a recent Bloomberg article states that race has a lot to do with your economic success. Bloomberg gathered data from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Writer Victoria Stilwell also posed the question: Would it be possible to calculate the odds of being a millionaire for anyone in the U.S., based on age, education and race? The economists, who had already conducted extensive research on the subject, found that race...