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Course you might be surprised at how many over 50's don't vote anymore because they know it's a sham. Age is just a number!
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
That makes sense. The next government can campaign to divert all the old peoples pensions to the young for a couple of years. At least untill most of the old people die from not being able to pay heating bills.
Restricting over 50's to vote(however sensible is sounds) is un-democratic. That's just what the U.S.A needs. Less democracy.
Originally posted by kinda kurious
Originally posted by angus1745
I think anyone over 50 just needs to step back and let the people who have a firm grasp of technology and how the world works do the thinking and voting. The over 50's should stick to gardening....
I will attempt to reply w/i T&C.
For starters, mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots was just INCREASED from 60 to 65.
AGE 60 Rule Defeated. Retirement at age 65 Now Law of the Land
Don't know about you, but I'd take a 65 yo pilot over a 35 yo one ANY DAY. Flown there, landed that.
Three years ago I had surgery by a brilliant surgeon that saved my life. He was 62. Us "old timers" tend to have assets and contribute significantly to the US tax base of which we comprise the majority. I'd say that gives us a vested interest to be "allowed" to vote.
As far as technology, I trust I could dismantle your car engine and rebuild it as well as your computer. There ain't no app for that asshat.
It is obvious from the very notion of your OP that you possess limited intelligence, regardless of your age or purported education.
"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”
Besides a dear friend told me "50" is the new "30"
edit on 29-4-2011 by kinda kurious because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by caladonea
I think your post is ridiculous, unrealistic and insulting. There any many, many people over 50 who are awake and aware of the issues at hand. They are healthy and lead vital active lives. Who made you God and threw away the key!
The problem is, people over 50 are intimidated by intelligence and the idea that younger people are getting smarter with each generation. The result? They vote for an anti-intellectual candidate, one that's "folksy" and boring and all that tripe.
such wanton, wild and usual slips
As are companions noted and most known
To youth and liberty.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Curling1
You are making a generalization about the driving habits of younger people.
I drive more like an old man than my age because I never go more than 70 on an interstate.
Originally posted by The Sword
Before you old geezers grab your geritol-bombs and pitchforks, consider this.....
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by angus1745
50 is too young...it certainly ISNT old.
65 perhaps is a more suitable age...i kind of agree with the driving thing...elderly drivers are a nightmare