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Old 01-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Young Americans are less likely to make it to their 50th birthday....

A study released by the NYT stating that:
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Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States.
I imagine some will be okay with this finding. But when do we start facing the facts, realizing we have problems, and work to solve those issues? The findings in the article are quite revealing. Even though, somehow I am not surprised.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/he...l?ref=us&_r=1&

http://www.economist.com/news/215664...3-lottery-life
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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The whole business of politics has been effectively subcontracted out to a band of professionals. Money people, outreach people, message people, research people. The rest of us are meant to feel like amateurs. In the sense of suckers. We become demotivated to learn more about how things work. We begin to opt out.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Grade A contribution. Really makes me question the validity of the article and authenticity of the research.
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This solves our SS problem.
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This solves our SS problem.
Dang, you beat me to it.
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Grade A contribution. Really makes me question the validity of the article and authenticity of the research.
I'm getting ready to catch my flight back to VA. When I get home I'll contribute. Just thought the OP seemed a bit extreme.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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I glad this wasn't discovered sooner.
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Another testiment to our combination of gun-fetishizing, Puritanical approach to social/psychological-issues and general recklessness -- all untempered by either fact, reason or simple good sense.
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Another testiment to our combination of gun-fetishizing, Puritanical approach to social/psychological-issues and general recklessness -- all untempered by either fact, reason or simple good sense.
Sounds like a damn good time. And that's what makes America the bestest ever.
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Driving home now. I would also like to add parenting and social media into the mix. Thoughts to consider. Divorce rates are high, families are no longer working together, and children are neglected.
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