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AARP is helping seniors like Planned Parenthood is helping babies.

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Mic drop

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Great simile. Next they'll support suicide for any reason like Canada has.

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"Planned Parenthood"-- the very name is a total lie. Planned Non-Parenthood would be more like it. What do you expect from an organization that runs around 650 Death Camps for the Unborn?

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They help people "decouple" from their unwanted babies.

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Right out of the gate I have a problem with AARP donating $$$ to Planned Parenthood. Never mind the abortion issue, just why does an Association representing People over 50, donate to Planned Parenthood ? And make political contributions almost exclusively to Democratic candidates but no Republicans or Independents?

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The Boomers are sitting on 30 trillion while they are bitching about the direction of the country. AARP is a perfect example of a captured group. The liberal billionaires will spend billions. Boomers need to match and out spend them.

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Bingo

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Talk about yer Elder Abuse

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Allow me to recommend a new slogan for 2024:

Planned Parenthood

Why bother.

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That is such a true statement!

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Brilliant!

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AARP are bunch of lefty wakos. Always have been. They have refused to acknowledge there are issues with the SS system and they always follow the Dem's narrative. I will never sign up with them.

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You are correct....they have always been a leftist organization. I read or someone told me ions ago that it was originally a quasi teachers union. I was turned off to them years ago.

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"A new report from Juniper Research Group details AARP’s public advocacy conflict of interest. Not only does AARP support laws that help insurance companies, but they get handsomely paid by them over $1 billion a year. This staggering amount of tax-free revenue creates an incentive for AARP to support policies that pad the pockets of the insurance companies that bankroll them. AARP’s membership subscription revenues are just peanuts in comparison."

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When they were shilling for Obamacare is when I realized how lefty/compromised they were.

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As with everything that has happened with Covid, follow the money. As with most issues with Democrat Party, follow the money. AARP is a poorly veiled arm of the Dems designed to capture folks >50 yrs old. Does AARP really want to support something (Covid, the shots) that is killing off their customers? No, it doesn’t matter since their real $support is from Dems, big Pharma, big Insurance.

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AARP is partnered with United Healthcare on a Medicare Advantage Plan.

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If only people would PAY ATTENTION!

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Commies. They're commies.

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I've been getting mail from them for about 15 years. Never paid any attention to their politics, but what is clear is it's all about more stuff for the olds, even if they have to (get the government to) seize it from the mouths of younger cohorts. Haven't the Boomers gobbled enough national treasure in the last 50 years?

Also, given their membership and donors, it's no surprise they are all in on pharmaceutical solutions to all problems, medical or not.

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Boomers gobbled enough national treasure? What the heck you talking about?

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“ There’s a pill for that.”

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you took the words right out of my mouth.

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Yeah but if you sign up you save .50 on a movie ticket and .25 on a cup of coffee...and even up to $3 on a hotel room, totally worth it.

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It’s a win, win

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Back in W's term, early 2000's, he launched an effort for limited privatization of Social Security. A modest proposal to bring at least some degree of actuarial soundness to a pension system heading rapidly under water. AARP led the charge to kill the proposal in the crib. Republicans wanting to take food out of Grandma's mouth, they said, and kick her to the curb. AARP cheered as a Dem Congressman who hinted at support for SS reform was swarmed by screaming activists who climbed on top of his car. I swore at that point to never associate myself with AARP. They're vicious demagogues. It doesn't surprise me they're taking this position on jabs.

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I remember that and when I started getting their flyers, I threw them away. Don’t get any anymore.

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The Florida surgeon general just recommended against anyone taking the mRNA jab. This is based on science related to the DNA fragments and the FDA’s own protocols.

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That's because Dr. Joseph Ladapo actually has a brain and uses it! He has a heart and guts, too. <3

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5

Just like the Governor in Florida...he just DOES what he says. Its what "we the people" expect of our servants

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I'm an AARP member and laughed my head off when I first saw it. Then I thought about the poor souls who may have read this piece of ridiculous medical advice and believed it. That made me curb my laughter. For 2024 I've made a New Year's resolution to discontinue memberships in woke organizations. At this point AARP is at the top of the list.

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Cancel AARP. Join AMAC. Conservative alternative.

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I've never joined AARP but I keep getting stuff in the mail from them. I always enjoy throwing it away unopened.

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What exactly do you get that's a net benefit from being a member?

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Not much. You get a newsletter that once in a while has some useful information. I don't doubt that, like so many NGOs, it's run by wacko lefties. However, in truth, it's not as bad as the Pacific Crest Trail Association, which I resigned from in December. I just got tired reading about Diversity Equity and Inclusion in PCTA's monthly newsletter. That name is also a big lie. Where's Diversity when it comes to hiring conservative professors at colleges? DEI is just another way of saying that some ethnicities need not apply, and people holding certain political views need not apply.

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I am a member solely to obtain the United Healthcare Medicare supplement. You do not receive a discount on the plan if you are not an AARP member. Also, I get 10% off on numerous restaurant chains. Whoopee!!!!

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Cancel AARP. Join AMAC. Conservative alternative.

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That's a Medicare DISAdvantage Plan.

It was a stroke of genius to name a scan like that with the word Advantage.

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To Louise and Creole, I do not have an advantage plan. I have a Supplement, which permits me to see any physician of my choice, as long as the physician accepts Medicare. My plan pays for anywhere in US, and does not require referrals. The competitive plans from other insurers are more expensive, which is why I pay AARP membership.

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The bottom line is still that you pay more to avoid a relatively small out of packet expense. If you calculate the cost of the supplement versus the total OOP expenses or copays you will see that you are paying more. IF THIS WERE A FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO YOU IT WOULD NOT BE OFFERED. And don't forget, the person who pays the bill always gets to dictate the terms of care. I suspect that you are relatively healthy now but if and when you become critically ill that will be when you have the regrets. But it will be too late.

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Congrats for finally seeing the light.

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I've been doing informal surveys with my friends and family who are vax enthusiasts. My hypothesis, which is quickly turning into a conclusion, is that with each shot your critical thinking skills decline exponentially.

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Right along with your immune system.

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My mother in law visited over Christmas. I have no idea how many she's had, but I'm pretty sure she is close to the max. She's already had Covid once after getting the shots. Guess who called to say she got Covid again? :). I have no doubt she will get the next recommended shot as well... even though she watched "Dopesick" on Hulu with us while she was here.

There are too many true believers for it to ever go away. I'm noticing more masks in our area (Annapolis), too.

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Those driven by fear have lost all ability for critical thinking. It’s psychologically impossible for them to listen to an alternative thought. That’s how China keeps the people in line. That’s how Hitler successfully created and carried out the Holocaust.

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Lots of Dems in the Annap area….sometimes I think they are just making a stmt

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My disdain started with AARP supporting ObamaCare, and continues to this day. It may have actually started earlier than that, but that was when I hit my 50's. I don't need their discounts, have plenty between being retired military, a disabled vet, and member of AMAC.

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Thank you for your service!

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Mine started when they came out for gun control. AMAC for me.

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That's when we dropped them.

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Never liked nor trusted AARP and I am over 75.

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AARP is yet another crappy liberal organization.

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That recommendation has destroyed any positive notions I ever held about AARP. They have no idea the harm the are doing to their organization.

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They do. Don’t care. Lobbying and free Fed money what they care about

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They’re no different than any other corrupt msm source. Worse - as they pretend they’re a trusted source for the 50+ crowd.

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5

Yet has anyone noticed the AARP TV ads playing incessantly for the last several months? The one where the purported AARP member says something like "I may not always agree with everything AARP does, but I can trust them to look out for my interests". The first part of that statement is the notable part. If AARP is willing to spend on a TV ad buy of this magnitude, it tells me both that they're aware that a significant portion of their membership (or potential membership) is not fully onboard with all their positions, and that they feel the need to address these objections. As for me, I'm an AARP member and would never dream of taking health advice from them. But, for example, their tax/retirement savings advice seems worthwhile. It's in layman's terms, has proved to be generally sound from what I've seen, and provides a helpful starting point for further research and confirmation.

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They know. They just don't care.

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Well, I must be a unique AARP member, no shots of any kind, well, maybe except of vodka...

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Wodka!

I'm only in it fur the insurance supplement which I don't use anyway. Maybe time to crapola on it?

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Cancel and send the $ to me.

I'd be happy to provide you absolutely no value another full year of no value.

Guaranteed.

And if you act now, as a bonus, you can trust me to never give you any life-threatening advice.

Operators are standing by, so don't delay.

Call now!

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Quick send me the number! Don't delay!

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Wódka...

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Jan 5·edited Jan 5

Maybe some Everclear to diminish the thinking capacity.. ;-)

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Me too

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To add credibility they included a comment from a guy who is still working on an AIDS vaccine. 1990 called and wants it's research money back. Effing buffoons.

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He's researched AIDS long enough, maybe he should call Pfizer, cuz a few years ago there was some new crazy virus that came from a wet bat in, like, China I think, so Pfizer stepped up and said "oh no you don't", and invented a new invention that you can shoot up in your veins to prevent infection and spread, then when you get infected after it spreads this vax thing says "Oh no you don't" and proceeds to make your infection that you got after it spread over and over feel less severe, and helps a person skip that whole Winter of Death thing Biden was saying that one time with Marines behind him. Or should I say Biden TRIED to say, I often have no idea what the fuck he's yelling cuz he's a total train wreck. Maybe they should ask Pfizer to fix him. It worked for Harris.

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The one vaccine Pfizer really needs to work on is a vaccine for the Woke Mind Virus. I'm not holding my breath on that one.

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Never joined AARP for exactly this reason. They are a referral service for pharma, insurance and other vendors vying for seniors' money.

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This message from AARP brought to you by Pfizer and the U.S. CDC. Is this just political alignment - or were financial contributions also involved?? Sad to think that a bunch of folks who trust AARP would follow this cockamamie advice.

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I am sure there were financial contributions from big pharma. They receive billions of dollars every year from Big Insurance. I put Big Insurance right up there with Big Pharma. They all sleep in the same bed.

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"AARP’s policy positions suggest they are more than comfortable with the government taking the reigns of our health system and curbing America’s health freedom. Laws like the Inflation Reduction Act are the government’s incremental baby steps toward full-scale socialized medicine in this country, where no one is a winner. So why would AARP have betrayed its members in such a way? Could it be for financial gain?

A new report from Juniper Research Group details AARP’s public advocacy conflict of interest. Not only does AARP support laws that help insurance companies, but they get handsomely paid by them over $1 billion a year. This staggering amount of tax-free revenue creates an incentive for AARP to support policies that pad the pockets of the insurance companies that bankroll them. AARP’s membership subscription revenues are just peanuts in comparison." https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2023/02/03/aarp_is_cheering_on_the_socialist_lefts_takeover_of_our_health_system_879582.html

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Too true.

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Absolutely right! Follow the money.

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And wallow in the same mud.

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All the scoundrels, knaves and thieves stick together, what else can you say? Follow the money.

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I used to enjoy Prevention magazine but will not renew as they are giving the same advice as AARP. Totally untrustworthy magazines we must STOP reading. Dump these subscriptions! Stop being an AARP member which means you are supporting their LIES.

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Everything I know about this organization was revealed to me when they embraced the Affordable Care Act and made a $hit ton of money on that. They probably are heavily invested in Pfizer / Moderna stock, but one of you smart folk can suss that out. AMAC is an alternative, for those that feel like there is nothing else out there.

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