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Old 06-28-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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In the City-Data Urban Planning Forum there is a thread entitled "Should there be subsidized senior housing in high cost cities?" It is a fairly recent thread and right this minute has only two pages of posts. However that forum is very active and threads there often grow quickly in length.

I mention it just in case anyone here is interested.

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thought Police.

I used to think - why would I fear the government? I have never done anything illegal.

I no longer feel this way. I, too, fear the government, as the government no longer is there to serve us.
beware of gov't AND individuals using drones

Drones over America - 60 Minutes Videos - CBS News

If we think our privacy and liberties are at risk now, this is serious business on the horizon.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:33 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I just picked up a free Kindle book this morning - look at the topic, LOL

"The Planner by Alexander Swann

Kris Mitchell is a victim of the economic downturn. Then, just when she has almost given up hope for a better future, an opportunity presents itself for her to become a Level 1 Planner for a newly created federal agency that will implement the Retire America Act of 2013.

After persuading her own aging parents to sign over all of their assets, Kris learns that the government’s plan to confiscate the wealth and property of America’s retirees in exchange for lifelong care in the Smart Seniors community has some serious downsides."


I just finished it and bought the sequel. The author recounts the adventures of a former real estate broker who takes employment with the federal government as her last hope in an increasingly dystopic society. She begins as a naive dope but begins finally to understand.

Those of us who have dealt with government careerists will definitely appreciate this work. It's free for Kindle users; it's easily worth the price for others

''ABOUT THE AUTHOR''

In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated at fifteen years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Brigham Young University and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was sixteen, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen, was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling. In 1993, the Swann Family was featured in the CBS Television Series, How'd They Do That?. They were the subject of articles in The National Enquirer and Woman's World, and they were featured on Paul Harvey's radio broadcast.''

http://smile.amazon.com/Planner-Alex...ywords=planner
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I found this interesting, and largely true. Make what you will of it (synopsis is at the link so I won't repeat it here) ...

The Authoritarians
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'll bet The Planner will be made into a movie.


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I just finished it and bought the sequel. The author recounts the adventures of a former real estate broker who takes employment with the federal government as her last hope in an increasingly dystopic society. She begins as a naive dope but begins finally to understand.

Those of us who have dealt with government careerists will definitely appreciate this work. It's free for Kindle users; it's easily worth the price for others

''ABOUT THE AUTHOR''

In 1986, Alexandra Swann graduated at fifteen years of age with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Brigham Young University and a GPA of 3.85. The following year, when she was sixteen, she received a Master's Degree in History from California State University. After graduation, she taught history and English as a second language for four years at El Paso Community College. In 1989, her book, No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen, was published, in which she details her experiences with homeschooling. In 1993, the Swann Family was featured in the CBS Television Series, How'd They Do That?. They were the subject of articles in The National Enquirer and Woman's World, and they were featured on Paul Harvey's radio broadcast.''

Amazon.com: The Planner eBook: Alexandra Swann, Stefan Swann: Books
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:25 AM
 
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In the City-Data Urban Planning Forum there is a thread entitled "Should there be subsidized senior housing in high cost cities?" It is a fairly recent thread and right this minute has only two pages of posts. However that forum is very active and threads there often grow quickly in length.

I mention it just in case anyone here is interested.
Thanks for the heads up
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I just finished it and bought the sequel. The author recounts the adventures of a former real estate broker who takes employment with the federal government as her last hope in an increasingly dystopic society. She begins as a naive dope but begins finally to understand.

Those of us who have dealt with government careerists will definitely appreciate this work. It's free for Kindle users; it's easily worth the price for others
Wow, that was quick - I've got at least 30 books in front of it, I may have to move it up
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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My "4 hour planned power outage 10 AM to 2 PM" courtesy of SC Edison yesterday was one big bad dream.

9 AM - Blink. Power gone. One hour early.
7 PM - finally had power again.

Hottest day of the year so far, of course.
If I had known they were going to screw it up so badly, I would have gotten a hotel.

Why don't they do these things in WINTER??

End whine.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Eek, Gand, no generator? Yikes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Not too many people have generators in my area, unless it's in an RV. Which is what my neighbor [very grumpy retired contractor] used all day. Vrooom whirrr hummm vrooom whirrr hummm vrooom whirrr hummm ...

I drove 25 miles to the inside mall, came home a little after 2. Got bored, I'm not a shopper
That's what made me angry - I came home at the time they said it would be working again, to find no power.
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