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Old 12-29-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The South
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Part of the original article was why do seniors actually vote against their own interests.
As you know there are "senior citizen centers" throughout the country, run locally by city, township, or county. These are places for seniors to gather, learn, get info pertinent to them, recreate, watch TV.
Many of these centers here in Michigan are running Fox News consistently on their big-screen TVs.
Since I don't frequent these places, the question on my mind is - who decides what stations are shown? I know you seniors across the country have insight into this. Please share!
I don't frequent those places, but I was born in 1937 so I guess I qualify as a senior and FOX News is the default channel on my big screen.
If you don't frequent those places, how do you know what they watch?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: west mich
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I don't frequent those places, but I was born in 1937 so I guess I qualify as a senior and FOX News is the default channel on my big screen.
If you don't frequent those places, how do you know what they watch?
I have occasion to go in on business but I don't make it a habit, in other words I don't hang out there with the regulars. They have a service that I take advantage of. Fox is the voice of plutocracy which is against my self-interest.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: California
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Why are we fighting so hard amoung ourselves? I saw this article which confirmed where our jobs are going. No U.S.A. jobs, no SS unless you think other countries will contribute. Recordpub.com - Many American companies now hiring overseas
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: west mich
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Why are we fighting so hard amoung ourselves? I saw this article which confirmed where our jobs are going. No U.S.A. jobs, no SS unless you think other countries will contribute. Recordpub.com - Many American companies now hiring overseas
That's my point Heidi, some Americans are in support of this because they don't WORK for these companies but they are INVESTED in them. These are not American companies, they're multinationals and they have little to no allegiance to this country.
So the fighting you see is between the supporters and non-supporters of this policy.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:54 AM
 
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i thought that the quality of this article was on-par with what i normally read in USA Today.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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That's my point Heidi, some Americans are in support of this because they don't WORK for these companies but they are INVESTED in them. These are not American companies, they're multinationals and they have little to no allegiance to this country.
So the fighting you see is between the supporters and non-supporters of this policy.
Perhaps it is disagreement between those who recognize economic realities and direct their efforts to grow their wealth accordingly and those who don't. Yes the unemployed don't have the same investment choices as the employed do but the employed are the vast majority. If you are watching Fox, Cnn or MSNBC that much you are probably missing the discussions about how to grow your wealth. This is a global economy and companies have caught on and now it is up to us as individuals to move forward if we want to prosper.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Perhaps it is disagreement between those who recognize economic realities and direct their efforts to grow their wealth accordingly and those who don't. Yes the unemployed don't have the same investment choices as the employed do but the employed are the vast majority. If you are watching Fox, Cnn or MSNBC that much you are probably missing the discussions about how to grow your wealth. This is a global economy and companies have caught on and now it is up to us as individuals to move forward if we want to prosper.
In other words leave nationalism behind! Invest in multinationals. Take advantage of the slave labor in other countries for your own enrichment. Forget about ideological differences and human rights. Embrace peasant child labor in foreign lands because that's the path to your individual prosperity as an investor. You grow your wealth by joining the investor class and the worker class is at your service, no matter where they are in the world. It's the new reality so go with it!
There is no longer a United States of America, there is only a global base for your corporate headquarters in a jurisdiction which is friendly to it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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In other words leave nationalism behind! Invest in multinationals. Take advantage of the slave labor in other countries for your own enrichment. Forget about ideological differences and human rights. Embrace peasant child labor in foreign lands because that's the path to your individual prosperity as an investor. You grow your wealth by joining the investor class and the worker class is at your service, no matter where they are in the world. It's the new reality so go with it!
There is no longer a United States of America, there is only a global base for your corporate headquarters in a jurisdiction which is friendly to it.
It is up to the individual to decide the constraints they place on their portfolio as they try to grow it for a comfortable retirement. You have yours and others have theirs. You are comfortable with your return and hopefully they are with theirs. I am!
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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In other words leave nationalism behind! Invest in multinationals. Take advantage of the slave labor in other countries for your own enrichment. Forget about ideological differences and human rights. Embrace peasant child labor in foreign lands because that's the path to your individual prosperity as an investor. You grow your wealth by joining the investor class and the worker class is at your service, no matter where they are in the world. It's the new reality so go with it!
There is no longer a United States of America, there is only a global base for your corporate headquarters in a jurisdiction which is friendly to it.
And if you were King/Queen for a day - you would do what? First thing I'd do is close Forever XXI (which I had never heard of before this year - but if you think Walmart is bad - this one takes the gold medal). Robyn
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