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People need to be very frightened - we joke now...

We took my mother to be checked and the doctor said she had "mild" Alzheimer's.
This was at a point when we were trying to decide whether it was safe for her to live alone.
This shows the urgency the medical profession has for this desease.

At work we all would joke about having senior moments when we forgot what we were
trying to say - these people are in their late 40's and early 50's

I asked my optometrist if he had a test to detect B-amyloids in the eye and he said it was still experimental. So, my mother-in-law was going to get cataracts removed and I had her ask - they said the same thing - still experimental.

this month's Reader's Digest has a Dr. saying not to worry to a 50 year old about forgetting where they parked the car - He said "It's normal".

We need to protest this thinking by our medical profession and get them moving on preventitive care instead of accepting the fact that people start to forget in their 40's. This is unacceptable!

Picture yourself sitting in a chair and just realizing that you can't figure out why your in a strange room and you find out you've been living with your daughter's family for the past 6 months before you slip back into a catatonic stupor. This is scarey stuff, folks. We need to impress upon people what an epidemic we are facing here.

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Posted by socialindependocrat | Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

Repugs trying to piss off the whole country

This is absolutely unbelieveable!!!

The GOP is systematically pissing off everyone in the country
just during an election year.

The only thing I can think of is that the GOP is going to show the
world how they can be the most hated people in society and still
manage to steal the next election.

If a Republican is elected president in 2012 I am going to join
the Franciscan order because it will be the only safe place to be.
These people are nuts!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:40 PM (1 replies)

Another parallel to Repug conservatism

First the Taliban, now Uganda.

Shows a parallel to the negativity of conservative thought.

We can look with disdain at the Taliban and Uganda
and hopefully see the idiocy of the conservatives in the
U.S. and their fight against women's rights and gays.

Wake up people. The old ways of superstition and fear need to be put to rest.

Please. Enough is enough.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:28 PM (1 replies)

Again - One of the best letters I've ever seen...

Our government is bought by the 1%

Every decision made by congress needs to be focused on benefiting all American people.

We need to continue on the path toward creating a better America where people can live a better life than their parents.

We've been sold out and the damage that has been done is going to take years and years to reverse.

If you want to make more restrictive laws...
go back to Europe.

The United States should be a SHINING example of the best that life has to offer. Right now we have reverted to the dark ages where the wealthy aristocracy looks down upon the serfdom and sees us as cannon fodder and an inconvenience.

Of the people, by the people, for the people!! ALL PEOPLE
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Feb 22, 2012, 08:43 PM (0 replies)

Simply - businesses can't sell and survive

During this recession the thing that really killed any recovery
was that people in the middle class finally came to the realization
that they needed to save for retirement or die at their desk.

What little discretionary income that was left after the increases over the past 5 years:
heating oil
vehicle registration
repairs for cars

You add to the list - these increases didn't go up at a normal 2-3%
My electric bill went up 60% and vehicle registration went up 50%
and food is up 25%.

The wealthy have come to realize that if their businesses are to survive
they need the middle class to have enough money to buy things.

They thought they were putting one over on us (since 1985).
Well the plan backfired.

Time to pay the piper, people!

Every time someone with power messes with the balance of things
it comes back to bite 'em in the butt.

Maybe there is a God...
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:27 PM (0 replies)

Two things - parental concent - not knowing

Here we have a mother who has responsibility for raising HER child.

Then the law says - You shouldn't have done that
and the mother is surprised that she is in trouble.

You and I may have not have done the same but
this mother made a decision based on her logic.

Do we start to take children away from people
when a judge disagrees with a parental decision is made?

If you're going to do that then make up a rule book
that parents can study so they won't get in trouble.
Set up a hotline so the parents can call and ask what is
"acceptable" and what is not - And while they're at it
they can tell the parent what the fine will be or if they will
loose their children.

Where do we draw the line when judging parents and how they raise their children.

When I was growing up it was a parents decision iof they wanted to allow their child to smoke cigarettes. Most didn't but some did.
What should the penalty be?

It may be tough to watch but where do you draw the line.

If parents from the middle class vote republican -
do we take away their children?
Now there is a sign of irresponsibility if I've ever seen one.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:38 PM (1 replies)

The protesting is not just about little injustices

The protest is about the imbalance in control of
our political system that gives more power to the
wealthy and corporations.

Attacks on our civil liberties should identify those
people who are trying to supress the majority of the
population for their own benefit.

Protests will cease when the sources of the complaints
are dealt with.


Bye, bye Scottie!!!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Sun Jan 15, 2012, 01:18 PM (0 replies)

I believe in the personal freedom to choose for one's self

The problem I have is that the laws in each state overlap, meaning, each state has some laws you like and some laws you disagree with. So, what do you do, pick the least offensive state?
(Then bringing in Dragon's original arguement that you can't pick up and move to the state that you want because you can't get a job with equal pay. One way is to go to college in the state you want to live in and start your career there.)

I believe that either fewer laws need to be written that restrict people's freedom to choose their own lifestyle. When people get to say thet "you" can't live the life you want because "my beliefs" don't allow it - I think that's wrong. My belief is that pro-choice is best way to design laws. You get to choose your life and I get to choose mine.

What's the difference between one group saying the rest of our society needs to follow their rules and a dictatorship. We need to allow for differing beliefs under the law.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Sat Jan 14, 2012, 12:57 PM (0 replies)

Each person has one vote

Any business owner can contribute using their personal income.

We have a situation where the congress is bribed by lobbyists in order to sway decisions.

Lobbying should have been outlawed a long time ago.

Republicans have shown that they will try to benefit the wealthy on any issue even though the wealthy represent a small portion of the population. This is not a democracy.

The fact that Republicans, blatantly, vote to note close tax loopholes for the wealthy and totally disreguard the middle
class tells me that the GOP is paid by the wealthy for their vote.

All decisions made by congress should benefit all Americans
and not just the upper few percent who control 50% of the wealth.

We should see a lot of changes in the 2012 elections!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Jan 11, 2012, 02:21 PM (0 replies)

Corporate leaders are employees of the company

Therefore it is misappropriation of corporate funds for the CEO to be able to give corporate money to any political entity without also giving an equal amount on behalf of the rank and file of the company to the party of their choice.

The fact that the supreme court has voted to allow this tells me that they are as bought as the congress.

Get money out of poitics!

Why lobyists weren't seen as providing bribes
in trade for votes is mind-boggling.

This should have been addressed a long time ago.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Jan 11, 2012, 01:31 PM (0 replies)
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