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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How horrible. So people going to college didn't have to go to war? Oh the humanity! Wait..they offered a benefit to the society. Wouldn't that be supported by libs? Nah..because war is involved. All of a sudden the collective mindset goes out the window.

    On a sidenote, you do realize that the value of college is connected to its availability, yes? The reason college is becoming more useless in the job market is because far to many are going. These college loan assistance programs you speak of have actually hurt college and people far more than they have helped.
    people who are not willing to serve their country should not be allowed to vote....according to Robt. Heinlein....and I agree.
    Getting an education and paying taxes is NOT serving...
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    people who are not willing to serve their country should not be allowed to vote....according to Robt. Heinlein....and I agree.
    Getting an education and paying taxes is NOT serving...
    will you adopt me?
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    people who are not willing to serve their country should not be allowed to vote....according to Robt. Heinlein....and I agree.
    Getting an education and paying taxes is NOT serving...
    Not even close...I couldnt even respond to it..

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    The old people are the proverbial 1% that the young people are protesting.
    Sorta irony.

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    I thought the protest was pretty good. It was peaceful, and the police seemed to treat them with respect as they arrested them. They didn't resist - they didn't get rowdy with anyone. And, they protested in a public place in a way designed to get maximum attention. They also had a specific issue to raise.

    Reminds me of valid protesting - a stark contrast to most of what I've seen from OWS.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The old people are the proverbial 1% that the young people are protesting.
    Sorta irony.

    The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being - Pew Research Center
    I find this disturbing.....but it isn't news to me. My parents did nothing to help thier kids, it was 18 and out. Couldn't live at home unless you paid room and board. Except for the last born, he was mom's precious, the one who could do no wrong. She really messed him up...

    Come my turn, the wife and I insisted our kids go to college, and we paid their way, and gave them their first cars (used). I picked what they drove, but that didn't happen until they were juniors in college. Once they graduated, they got $5K each to buy whatever car they wanted, using the car I picked as trade. We even gave each of them $30K each for down payment on their first houses.

    I know people who have a LOT MORE than we do, and they did nothing to help their kids get started. That is a sure fire way to never get to see your grandchildren....

    We have enough assets to help our grandchildren with their college expense. Each generation should be better than the last. IF they aren't, we are doing something wrong....

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    No Oscar, I will not adopt you.....conservatives scare me...
    but...I'll be good, I promise
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post

    This news sure grabs my attention and it sort makes me wonder, if seniors often need others to help with simple daily chores like going to the store or taking out the trash, maybe that's part of the reason why there isn't a heavier senior presence on a daily basis at these protests, surely it could be very hard on a senior to even attend a protest let alone occupy or live at one.

    What are your thoughts or comments ?
    I applaud them. It had to be difficult for some of them to make it there (I saw some in wheel chairs). Good on them for making the effort to be seen and heard.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    people who are not willing to serve their country should not be allowed to vote....according to Robt. Heinlein....and I agree.
    Assuming you mean joining the military by "willing to serve", why do you believe this?

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Assuming you mean joining the military by "willing to serve", why do you believe this?
    Not limiiting to military....therer are lots of ways to serve, and even some physically handicapped can serve. it is a gratitude thing, be grateful for how good we have it here in the USA...
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