When I was 57 years old, the symptoms began with high heart rate, feeling faint at work in
the morning. My HMO doctor was actually good and had many tests ordered to find out why
I was experiencing those symptoms. First I had high blood pressure and secondly I was
border line diabetic.
So I retired at age 57, and began retirement and soon was bored out of my mind. My wife is a
dozen years younger than me, and was working at a full time job. I had a great job at a lab
funded by department of energy, but what good is having lots of money if you retire after 65
and the body is in bad shape. You will be spending lots of money on healthcare, which is #1
cause of bankruptcy in USA.
To keep busy, I joined a cheap private golf club and began playing golf 5 days a week.
At first I had a real hard time walking the 18 holes which is 5 miles minimum if you hit
straight, 7 miles for me because I was rarely in the fairway.
But I kept at it, and played 18 holes five times a week. I played with the senior group
who teed off every week-day mornings at 10am. Every one chipped in $3 and whoever
played best that day with handicap got most of the money. It was lot of fun. Golf is more
fun once you begin to break 90 every round.
Living cost is very cheap in retirement IF ONE STAYS HEALTHY. I get senior discounts
every where, including property tax breaks in Florida. Now at age 78, I have no health
problems, no heart attacks, no strokes, no back pain, no knee pain, no hip joint pain,
no arthritis, good blood pressure, good blood glucose level etc. Before I took up full time
golf, I was border line diabetic, had high blood pressure, had hip joint pain, got chest pain
after eating a good restaurant meal of red meat, and used to get panic attacks.
That 6 to 7 miles of walking 5 times every week has done wonders for my body. Now at age 78
my legs are still good enough to walk several miles every day. Reaching Age 100 is looking possible. I rarely see a doctor and last time I was in hospital was at age 50 to remove my gall bladder. My healthcare costs at age 78 are near zero. Actually my Humana Medicare advantage
plan pays me $55/month!
Moral of my story is....exercise (just walking several miles) is the best medicine. Retire early,
begin any exercise routine which does not bore you, and live a long pain free life!
An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Rep. Beto O'Rourke narrowly beating out former Vice President Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON (AP) Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.
McConnell's decision comes after more than three years of overtures from a large, bipartisan group of senators who support the criminal justice bill, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump announced his support for the legislation last month, but McConnell treaded cautiously, as a handful of members in his caucus voiced concerns that it would be too soft on violent criminals........
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Advisers to President Trump say Joe Biden is the Democrat he most fears running against, and that Pennsylvania is the state he worries most about flipping against him.
Trumps calculation is based partly on how weak he sees other Democratic possibilities, including Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, and partly on whos capable of appealing to his base of working class whites.
Biden, sources tell me, doesn't think Trump is morally or politically fit for the Oval Office.
The former vice president, who at 75 is three years older than Trump, pines to run and will test the waters this fall.
But family considerations could prevent him from ultimately pulling the trigger. Biden sees the same opening Trump does with working class voters, especially in Democratic states like Pennsylvania that Trump won.
Trump advisers say Biden, like the president, conveys authenticity, is comfortable in his own skin, can work a crowd, and relishes throwing and returning punches.
Biden could and would needle Trump, and get under his skin, with a brio that few other big-name Democrats could muster.
He has kept his connection to his birthplace Scranton, Pa., emblematic of the working-class, Rust Belt territory that joined Trump Country in 2016.
A Democratic source close to Biden said he'd be strong with "Obama-Trump voters" in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin where "the blue wall became the red threat" Obama won them twice, then they flipped narrowly to Trump.
There are also no signs of excessive inflation. In the view of economic experts, this gives the Chinese central bank further scope for stimulating growth through monetary policy.
The volume of goods potentially affected by punitive tariffs is impressive: $250 billion (219 billion) for Chinese imports into the United States, $110 billion in the opposite direction.
So far, China has reciprocated every US punitive customs measure in equal kind, but this strategy is likely to reach a limit because China imports much less from the US than it exports there.
Republicans are having a hard time selling their tax bill to voters but that hasnt stopped them from introducing another one.
House Republicans on Monday unveiled Tax Reform 2.0, a new set of proposals to stack onto the tax legislation they passed in 2017. The proposals would make the individual tax cuts contained in last years legislation permanent they were scheduled to expire after 2025.
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More taxcuts for the rich. Crumbs for the middle class.
The country is putting Muslims in internment campsand causing real psychological damage in the process.
One million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and U.S. officials. Former inmatesmost of whom are Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minorityhave told reporters that over the course of an indoctrination process lasting several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, criticize their own Islamic beliefs and those of fellow inmates, and recite Communist Party propaganda songs for hours each day. There are media reports of inmates being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death.
The Iowa college student who vanished over a month ago has been found dead, according to a report.
Two sources told Fox News that Mollie Tibbetts body has been found. No more details were immediately available.
Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/08/21/college-student-mollie-tibbetts-found-dead/
The FBI just warned banks that their customers accounts could be targeted by a worldwide ATM hacking scheme.
The attack, known as an ATM cash-out or unlimited operation, is expected in the coming days, and will likely take place on a weekend or after banks have closed, according to information obtained by the FBI. Hackers will steal data by gaining access to bank systems or payment card processors. Theyll then alter bank data relating to fraud controls, maximum withdrawal limits, and even the amount of money in each account. Then, using the stolen information, they could withdraw large sums of cash from ATMs worldwide in the space of only a few hours.
The warning was issued only to banks, not the general public, but was publicized by Brian Krebs on his cybersecurity blog, Krebs on Security.
This kind of attack usually targets data acquired from small- and medium-sized banks because they tend to have less security than large institutions. That was the case in a series of attacks on Virginias National Bank of Blacksburg over an eight month period between 2016 and 2017. Hackers stole $2.4 million from ATMs around the country in two separate attacks on the same bank. Despite bulked-up security, the hackers managed to access the banks network twice through phishing emails.
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