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  • Famed Florida Trump hater banned from pool after calling Biden critic a ‘fat slob’

    06/10/2022 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 8, 2022 | Selim Algar
    He went off the deep end. A Florida man famed for his intense loathing of former President Donald Trump has been banned from a community pool after berating a woman for her “Joe Biden Sucks” T-shirt, according to a report. Ed McGinty, 74, has long been known in The Villages for plastering his golf cart with signs denouncing Trump and defiantly cruising his community’s sleepy streets. The homemade placards often feature blunt language. “Biden will kick Trump’s fat ass,” reads some of McGinty’s golf cart copy. As a blaring liberal presence in a deeply conservative enclave, McGinty has often skirmished...
  • Is This the End of Retirement as We Know It?

    06/06/2022 1:52:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | Sophia Epstein
    The ‘retirement ideal’ has been changing for years. Older people are increasingly unretiring, changing the shape of this life stage.Picture retirement in your head. It’s a laughing, grey-haired couple sipping piña coladas on a white sand beach; perhaps they’re getting some liquid courage for their sky dive later. Not a care in the world, their only responsibility is getting their grandchildren good gifts for their birthdays. It’s a beautiful fantasy – and for many retirees, present and future, it’s just that: a fantasy. The concept of retirement as we know it is changing, and has been for a long time....
  • French Fighter Jet Joy Ride Goes Très, Très Wrong

    03/28/2022 11:52:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 58 replies
    Car and Diver ^ | Apr 13, 2020 | Ezra Dyer
    A French defense contractor riding in a Dassault fighter learned the hard way that the grab bar next to his seat was actually the ejection handle. • A French defense-industry employee about to retire was gifted something he was extremely reluctant to accept: a ride in a Dassault fighter jet. • The 64-year-old was not correctly instructed, to say the least, in passenger etiquette, and to make a long story short, he self-ejected midflight. • He's okay, according to the government's incident report, but the chance of this gentleman ever repeating the stunt is definitely zero. Imagine: You work hard...
  • Sen. Mitt Romney suggests he'd back cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans

    04/01/2022 7:51:07 AM PDT · by Theoria · 136 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 March 2022 | Joseph Zeballos-Roig
    Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah suggested that he'd favor cutting retirement benefits for younger Americans in a bid to stabilize safety net programs. "If we're ever going to get a handle on our debt, we're gonna have to find a way to either increase revenue, which I don't favor, or find a way to adjust our long-term benefits not for current retirees," he said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday, seemingly ruling out any tax hikes. "But for younger people coming along, we got to be able to find a way to balance these programs or we're gonna...
  • If Fauci Is Considering Retirement, Why Is He Still Hinting That New COVID Restrictions May Be Around the Corner?

    03/19/2022 6:34:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/19/2022 | Stacey Lennox
    Anthony Fauci hinted, in an ABC News podcast Friday, that he might not have to be carried out of the National Institutes of Health in a pine box. At 81, the mendacious midget should carefully consider whether he should buy green bananas, let alone work too much longer. Yet Dr. Fauci is not acting like someone ready to exit the scene. He has appeared on ABC, PBS, and CNN in the last few days. It seems he was making the rounds to talk about the BA.2 variant, a more transmissible strain of omicron. It’s not a good sign that the...
  • Anthony Fauci Talks Retirement as Resignation Demands Grow: ‘I Can’t Stay at This Job Forever’

    03/18/2022 8:07:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2022 | Wendell Husebo
    Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about retiring from public life as demands for his termination have grown louder this week. Fauci, 81, told ABC News he is “certainly” thinking of retiring as President Biden’s top medical adviser. Suggesting he will stay on until the end of the pandemic, Fauci noted the pandemic might already be over.
  • Pelosi Cola! Latest Congressional Spending Spree Include 21% Increase In Congressional Staff Allowance While Social Security Increases (COLA) By Only 5.9% (Pelosi/Schumer Prioritize DC Staffers Over Retirees)

    03/12/2022 9:34:02 AM PST · by Browns Ultra Fan · 29 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/12/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    US Speaker of the House and American Oligarch Nancy Pelosi together with Senate Majority Oligarch Charles Schumer passed yet another massive spending bill that seemingly benefited them and not the American middle class. As part of the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill released Wednesday, the $5.9 billion fiscal 2022 Legislative Branch funding portion would substantially boost the office budgets of House members to pay staff more. This legislation would provide $774.4 million for the Members Representational Allowance, known as the MRA, which funds the House office budgets for lawmakers, including staffer salaries. This $134.4 million, or 21 percent, boost over...
  • U.S. Retirement Funds, Heavy on Stocks, Brace for Losses

    03/07/2022 7:06:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Wsj ^ | 03/07/2022 | Heather Gillers
    Volatile stock markets are eroding the retirement savings of America’s teachers and firefighters after public pension systems ended last year with equity holdings at a 10-year high.
  • Is Dr. Fauci's Exit From the NIAID Coming Soon?

    03/06/2022 9:49:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/06/2022 | Matt Margolis
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to Joe Biden, hasn’t been seen much lately, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.How could it not? Dr. Fauci ran towards televisions cameras like a corrupt lawyer chasing ambulances. He never missed an opportunity to talk to the media, even when various controversies arose, be it when we learned that he had lied about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan or that he had been told COVID-19 was potentially engineered but insisted for over a year that it came from nature. Fauci did...
  • Biden to launch ambitious overhaul of nursing home quality

    02/28/2022 6:00:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2022 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will use his State of the Union speech to launch a major overhaul of nursing home quality, including minimum staffing levels and steps to beef up inspections while continuing to keep COVID-19 at bay. White House officials on Monday outlined more than 20 separate actions, many of them sought by advocates and opposed by the industry. One major missing element: New sources of federal financing to pay for the ambitious upgrade. The cornerstone of Biden’s nursing home plan is a new requirement for minimum staffing levels. He’s ordering the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
  • Ted Deutch becomes 31st House Democrat to announce retirement from Congress (Florida)

    02/28/2022 10:51:25 AM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-28-22 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in November, becoming the 31st House Democrat to announce they will not run for reelection in the lower chamber this November. Deutch will become the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, and in his statement he highlighted an “unprecedented rise in antisemitism” in the U.S. and around the globe. Deutch, 55, has represented Florida in Congress since 2010, but moved to the 22nd congressional district from the 21st district in 2017 after redistricting. The race before Deutch's announcement was not considered competitive by the Cook Political...
  • Man ‘Becomes’ Woman to Exploit Pension Loophole in Lucerne, Switzerland

    02/22/2022 10:56:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 1 February 2022 | Matthew Roscoe
    A MAN ‘becomes’ a woman to cleverly exploit a pension loophole in Lucerne, Switzerland and retire one year earlier and receive even more lavish benefits – and all it takes is 75 francs (€72). Thanks to a new law introduced on January 1, Swiss citizens – with the “intimate conviction” that they do not belong to the sex – are allowed to change their sex, in addition to their first name, on paper without needing to provide any documentation from a doctor or physician. And that is what one Swiss man has done and is now set to receive better...
  • The world's best retirement destinations might surprise you (Klaus Schwab's Top 10 list)

    02/21/2022 6:02:14 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 73 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | February 3, 2022 | Johnny Wood
    For many in the global North, retirement is a time to wave goodbye to workday stresses and discover an idyllic spot where you can take things easy. For some, it's a deckchair, for other it's a whole other country. For the lucky latter, the only question is…where to live? Everyone has their own take on what makes the perfect retirement location, but International Living’s 2022 Global Retirement Index may make it easier to find it. The annual index features a list of global retirement hotspots, compiled using personal experiences of expats in each location, combined with factors like cost of...
  • Social Security’s Early Retirement Provision Should Be Retired

    02/02/2022 6:22:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/02/2022 | Brenton Smith, The Heartland Institute
    (The opinions expressed in guest op-eds are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of Americans know they are able to claim benefits from Social Security at any age between 62 and 70, where claiming later in life results in higher monthly checks, but fewer of them. Unfortunately, most are unaware that early retirement is by and large a bad decision for the individual, and a poor choice to offer workers approaching retirement.It is a 50-year-old solution to a 50-year-old problem, shaping the way people retire today.By way of background, the rules for early retirement...

    02/02/2022 3:56:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 79 replies
    email from a friend | 02/02/2022 | unknown
    ��Between 60 and death. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. ��Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet. ��Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren,...
  • Tom Brady denies ESPN report he’s retiring from NFL after 22 seasons

    01/29/2022 9:58:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/29/2022
    Tom Brady has finally retired. The 44-year-old quarterback plans to retire from the NFL after a 22-year career, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. Brady had consistently said he planned to play through his age-45 season, but there were rumblings this could be his final playoff run before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the 2022 playoffs. The Rams’ 30-27 victory is the last game Brady will play in his career. Brady is now rebuking the report, and saying he hasn’t made his final decision yet.Tom Brady contacted @Buccaneers GM...
  • Justice Breyer's Retirement Sets up a Major Litmus Test for Republicans

    01/26/2022 8:12:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/26/2022 | Bonchie
    As RedState reported earlier, Justice Stephen Breyer is reportedly retiring at the end of this Supreme Court term. With his pending retirement, Republicans are quickly splitting into two schools of thought on what to do next.On one side, you have those who don’t believe any kind of battle is worth the trouble because Democrats will undoubtedly have the votes to confirm a replacement. On the other side, you have those who think the GOP should take a stand, make the case against whoever Biden nominates, and then go on record against them, even knowing that, in the end, they don’t...
  • Social Security has quietly crossed yet another financial Rubicon of systemic decay

    01/26/2022 6:11:07 AM PST · by EBH · 103 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/26/2022 | Brenton Smith
    OUTSIDE THE BOX CORRECTION: Social Security would need to cut benefits across the board by 22% when it hits insolvency in 2034, according to the latest trustees report. An earlier version gave it as 24%. There was no error in the table. There is one fact about Social Security on which all policy analysts agree: the longer Congress waits, the harder it will be to fix the program’s finances. The extension of that axiom is: every dollar of delay today costs future Americans — whether workers or retirees — more than a dollar to fix. Over the past two years,...
  • Tom Brady Admits ‘Very Difficult Issue’ With His Wife, Gisele

    01/24/2022 9:33:09 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 169 replies
    The Spun via MSN ^ | 23 Jan 22 | Andrew Holleran
    Amid growing talk of Tom Brady retiring, it’s important to look back on what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said about his marriage with Gisele Bundchen. Back in the fall, Brady admitted that retirement was a “very difficult issue” in his marriage to the supermodel. Naturally, Gisele would prefer for Brady to retire so he could spend more time with friends and family members. “But that’s an issue, and it’s a very difficult issue to reconcile without just saying, ‘Hey, it’s time to retire.’ And I think there’s, you know, we’re coming to the end here too, so I don’t...
  • Most Millennial and Gen Z Investors Say Crypto Is Part of Their Retirement Strategy

    01/22/2022 6:18:00 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    Money ^ | January 21, 2022 | N/A
    According to a recent survey by Capitalize, an IRA rollover service, 56% of Gen Z adults (18+) and 54% of millennials say they are including cryptocurrency or NFTs as part of their retirement strategy. That’s compared to only 20% of Gen X and 14% of baby boomer survey respondents who said they are investing in crypto to help them save for retirement. (How reliable is this survey data? Capitalize noted that respondents were gathered through the Amazon Mechanical Turk survey platform, and that their answers were "self-reported and are subject to issues, such as exaggeration, recency bias, and telescoping." For...