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  • Your Social Security checks could get bigger next year - Here’s how much

    09/13/2019 6:38:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 September 2019 | Lorie Konish
    Social Security benefits could get a 1.6% cost-of-living adjustment in 2020, according to one new estimate. The Social Security Administration is expected to officially announce its cost-of-living adjustment in late October...Meanwhile, Medicare Part B premiums are expected to increase to $144.30 per month in 2020 from $135.50 this year, according to estimates from Medicare trustees.
  • A Surprising Number Of Americans Are Retiring The Idea Of Retirement: Experience Never Gets Old

    08/29/2019 6:55:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2019 | Andrew Malcolm
    Ah, those much-anticipated halcyon days of retirement — sleeping in, golf at will, travel too, leisurely day after leisurely day. No more whining colleagues, carping bosses, endless meetings with no result, tedious commutes.Of course, few retirements turn out that way. And now a new Associated Press poll finds that for a variety of reason about a quarter of Americans have no intention of ever retiring at all.That may turn out to be unrealistic too, given the vagaries of health for senior citizens and their family members, the rapid growth of robots and automation and the ever-changing work skill sets...
  • Seniors: We are getting our tax Form 1040 SR

    08/05/2019 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Raycpa · 52 replies
    IRS ^ | 2019 | IRS
    This is an early release draft of the new 2019 IRS Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax Return for Seniors, which the IRS is providing for your information, review, and comment. There is a 30-day comment period for this draft form (see below). Snip>>> If you wish, you can submit comments about this draft form to We cannot respond to all comments due to the high volume we receive. Please note that we may not be able to consider some suggestions until the subsequent revision. Please send comments no later than August 15.
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics

    08/13/2019 8:12:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 93 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    Waterloo Of Boomer Catholics This is pretty amazing. A couple of Portland readers have sent me this story about what happened when the Catholic archbishop of Portland sent a priest in to reform a wackadoodle progressive parish that had gone native. The Oregonian’s report on it is hysterically biased, making the priest look like a monster; the reporter never once appears to have considered that Catholicism is a religion that has clear norms, and this parish’s previous leadership had seriously violated them, for a long time. Anyway, from the story about St. Francis parish, identified by the newspaper as having...
  • Smiles for Seniors

    07/22/2019 2:10:29 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    internet & emails | 7/22/2019 | unknown
    Back Nine You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is - the ' back nine' of my life and it catches me by surprise. How did I get...
  • Armed and Aging

    06/21/2019 5:39:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2019 | J Wilson
    Some of us grew up in the era of cinematic cowboys and were toting that BB gun before the first whisker sprouted on the chin. Years goes by your guns become .22 to hunt and plink then up the notch to shotguns and carrying multiple pistols. Defending ourselves can be tough as we age. Having an equalizer is a good solution in case of an attack. Unfortunately, with age physical problems may come up but this can be overcome. Here are some ideas to help older gunslinger deal with their issues. Use Powerful Handguns – that you can shoot quickly...
  • Democrats Also Are Questioning Biden's Age

    06/13/2019 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/13/2019 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Democrats are beginning to question whether former Vice President Joe Biden is too old to be president, Politico is reporting. ... "It's the 78-year old elephant in the room," said political consultant Fernand Amandi, who worked for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012. ...
  • Smiles

    05/29/2019 12:52:42 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from friend | 5/29/2019 | unknown
    At my age, I don't really give a rat's ass anymore. •If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. •A whale swims all day, only eats fish, and drinks water, but is still fat. •A rabbit runs, and hops, and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn't run, and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don't think so. Now that I'm older, here's what I've discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats are mostly...
  • Powerful Maryland House committee approves budget with increased school funding

    03/09/2019 12:49:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 8, 2019 | Luke Broadwater
    A powerful General Assembly committee voted Friday to revise Gov. Larry Hogan’s more than $46 billion budget proposal to provide millions more in funding for Maryland’s public schools, while cutting some of the Republican governor’s prized initiatives. Led by Baltimore Democrat Maggie McIntosh, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending plan that provides about $320 million more for operating Maryland’s public schools. That would be the first step toward implementing recommendations from the so-called Kirwan Commission, which has proposed ambitious new programs to boost student performance. The committee’s spending plan also includes $500 million for public school construction and $46...
  • The Invisible Man [and Woman], a Tale of Ageism in America

    02/24/2019 1:00:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | February 21, 2019 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – You might recall the films, The Invisible Man, starring Claude Rains, and The Invisible Woman, starring Virginia Bruce. These works of fiction entertained audiences in the 1940s. But, it’s the 21st Century and it turns out invisible people really exist. “They live among us in the guise of senior citizens,” according to Dan Weber, president of AMAC, a powerful senior advocacy organization. San Francisco-based psychologist and psychotherapist Tamara McClintock Greenberg put it this way in an article for Psychology Today: “Why people are increasingly treated as if they’re invisible as they age (more prevalent it seems, for...
  • Subject: Fwd: How to age your way. How Best to Age? Do it Your Way

    01/19/2019 1:18:33 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 50 replies
    email | 1/19/2019 | unknown
    I can hit the golf ball any way I can and laugh if it goes in the lake. That's the breaks. I'm just happy I can still hit that golf ball. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful...
  • I'm NOT too old to be president says Mike Bloomberg, 77

    01/16/2019 11:29:47 AM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/2018
    'Climate change could destroy the whole world and kill everyone on it,' he said. 'It's frustrating that a lot of people don't understand that.'
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • 'New party, who dis?' 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Joe Lieberman, 76

    01/11/2019 1:21:46 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies ^ | David Martosko
    Freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped a hammer on Joe Lieberman on Thursday, after the onetime Democratic vice presidential candidate said he feared her brand of high-tax socialism could doom the party's chances for long-term dominance in Congress. 'I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,' Lieberman said in a Fox Business Network interview. He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate. The 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the 76-year-old's sentiment with a four-word rejoinder: 'New party, who dis?' 'Who dis?' is a common response to a text message from an unknown number. Among...
  • The Cycle of Life

    12/30/2018 3:23:34 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    email | 12/30/2018 | unknown
    Growing up is a weird notion to wrap your mind around. As you go through life, your perspectives on almost everything will change. How you define success will change as well. Things that you thought were important at the age of 35 will be useless when you’re 65. You may not realize it now, but everything will shift. At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants. At age 12 success is having friends. At age 16 success is having a drivers license. At age 20 success is having sex. At age 35 success is having money. At age...
  • Friday Fun

    12/21/2018 6:39:34 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    internet ^ | 12/21/2018 | unknown
    On an overseas flight, a lawyer and an older man were in adjoining seats. The lawyer asked the senior if he’d like to play a little game. The older man was tired, and he told the lawyer he only wanted to sleep. But the lawyer insisted the game was a lot of fun. “Here’s how it works,” he said. “I’ll ask you a question. If you can’t come up with the answer, you have to give me a dollar. Then it’s your turn to ask me one. But if I can’t answer it, I have to give you $20.” The...
  • Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

    12/19/2018 3:24:11 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 37 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    Thank GOD there's a name for this disorder. Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, And notice that the...
  • AARP: High-Intensity Interval Training: Why It Just May Be a ‘Miracle’ Workout (for seniors)

    12/06/2018 1:38:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    AARP Bulletin ^ | Roy Furchgott
    Exercising just 10 minutes every other day may reverse the effects of aging Fitness marketers often use extreme language (“Breakthrough!” “Miraculous!”) to describe the latest hot workout or gear. But scientists and doctors are now using superlatives to discuss what many consider to be one of the most important new fitness approaches in decades: high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, an approach to exercise that people can do in relatively little time, but with oversize benefits. If you ever did wind sprints in high school, then you know what HIIT is — brief bursts of very intense exercise followed by periods...
  • Stuff for Tuesday

    11/27/2018 5:52:06 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email | 11/27/2018 | unknown
    Lexophilia… ----Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! ----England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool . ----I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. ----They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo. ----I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now. ----Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. ----I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time. ----I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me. ----A girl said she recognized me from the Vegetarian...