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  •  If this article is true, then how awful to have to (0+ / 0-)

    make a decision like that.

    senior suicide. Apparently it's now higher than the "teen suicide epidemic" we've been fighting.

    Why? Health, depression, finances.

    Well, bad health and no way to pay for it leads to depression. And we're talking about cutting retirement benefits?

    Rather a sick irony to think that at the rate of climate change because of global warming there may NOT be enough ice floes to kill ourselves on!!

    I'm only half kidding there so as to say, we've really made a mess of our country and our planet.  Human beings - most of them anyway - really suck!!

    "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Ted Kennedy 1980 DNC Keynote Speech

    by Dumas EagerSeton on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:01:54 PM PST

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