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  •  I'm still trying to figure out (7+ / 0-)

    I'm still trying to figure out why the number 95 was tossed into the plan?  Why not 105?  Let's get crazy:  Make it to 115 and you get a new car and trip to the Grand Canyon.  

    Who the fuck comes up with these things?  Life expectancy in the US is 78.61 years old.  

    •  95 is probably 2 standard (2+ / 0-)
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      Brown Thrasher, BroadwayBaby1

      deviations up from the median. For those without a statistics background, that means only about 2.5% of people live to that age. I wonder how many of those who live that long are from the fabled 1% club, hmmmm?

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:13:41 PM PDT

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    •  Totally obnoxious, a fucking insult (0+ / 0-)

      to our intelligence.  Any Dem that votes for this needs to be primaried out.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:56:23 PM PDT

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