Archive For The “Baby Boomers” Category

Cable and subscription TV are cheating the consumer

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Cable and subscription TV are cheating the consumer

Cable and subscription TV are cheating the consumer We pay a lot for subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and cable TV providers like Xfinity and DirecTV, so why can’t we get what we were promised? Access to great  basic programming and a commercial free experience? By Ray Hanania One of the appeals of subscription television is…

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Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased

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Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased

Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased The Federal government increased the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 to help cover the costs of rising administration of Federal Parks and properties. The Lifetime Pass allows a senior and his or her family to enter a Federal Park…

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Why did Blade Runner 2049 do so bad at theaters?

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Why did Blade Runner 2049 do so bad at theaters?

Why did Blade Runner 2049 do so bad at theaters? Movie Review: Blade Runner is a science fiction film based on the 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by SciFi author Philip K. Dick. The lead character is Rick Deckard whose job as a “Blade Runner” is to terminate (retire) old replicants (bio-robotic…

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Switched from Western Digital to Seagate for better storage

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Switched from Western Digital to Seagate for better storage

Switched from Western Digital to Seagate for better storage I was forced by the poor quality of the Western Digital hard drive I purchased to switch to a new system using Seagate Hard Drives and I am glad I did. I had two WD Hard Drives, the MyCloud 8 TB hub and a 4 TB…

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Orland Park Commission to salute Veterans 

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Orland Park Commission to salute Veterans 

Orland Park Commission to salute Veterans  The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission has three important dates for the community to remember — October 6, November 5 and November 10. Friday, October 6 is the last day to add a veteran’s name to the village’s memorial in time for this year’s Veterans Day observances. Veterans…

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Sanders proposes to expand Medicare

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Sanders proposes to expand Medicare

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 16 of his Democratic colleagues introduced legislation Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017 to guarantee health care to every American by expanding and improving Medicare.

“Today, we begin the long and difficult struggle to end the international embarrassment of the United States being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all its people,” Sanders said.

“At a time when millions of Americans do not have access to affordable health care, the Republicans, funded by the Koch brothers, are trying to take away health care from up to 32 million more. We have a better idea: guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege, through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care program.”

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57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings

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57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings

57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings Millennials are more likely than other generations to have nothing saved, while adults 65 and older are more likely to have $10,000 or more in a savings account. In Illinois, 39 percent of residents have no savings, the GoBanking Survey shows More than half of Americans…

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Preckwinkle has chased me out of Cook County

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Preckwinkle has chased me out of Cook County

Preckwinkle has chased me out of Cook County Toni Preckwinkle offensive retail sales tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop is so offensive, she has managed to push me out of Cook County. First the shopping goes and pretty soon it is followed by the physical existence. Cook County’s future under Preckwinkle is bleak, especially…

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Painful to watch news reports on flooding

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Painful to watch news reports on flooding

Painful to watch news reports on flooding The reports of the massive flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey are depressing and remind me of floods that slammed Illinois in 1996. Flooding is so much more damaging to regional populations and governments are not equipped to handle it. By Ray Hanania Flooding isn’t like a…

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Is the school year starting too soon?

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Is the school year starting too soon?

Is the school year starting too soon? It’s the beginning of August and my son is already consumed with figuring out his high school schedule and buying his books and schools supplies. Isn’t that too early for young people to stop enjoying summer vacation and worry about school? By Ray Hanania When I was a…

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