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sirdoug007

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New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:32:57 AM »
It's great that these seniors can continue to contribute something to society.  Some might have 10 or so more years of spending every dollar they make before they die on the job.

http://www.theonion.com/article/new-generation-of-dynamic-can-do-seniors-taking-on-1296

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Clarence Lattimer, 72, of Apache Junction, AZ considered grabbing life by the horns after his military pension was reduced from $847 to $735 per month in November. But it wasn't until his daughter-in-law kicked him out of her house in January that Lattimer actually put his plan into action, enrolling in a night-school security-guard training program at the local technical college.

"It's such a relief to see Clarence out there on his own, supporting himself," his daughter-in-law Denise said. "There's no time like the present, while his cancer is in remission."

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 09:37:38 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

sirdoug007

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 09:57:07 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 10:09:48 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

Then you're knowingly spamming/trolling the forum? People occasionally post satire here, believing it's sincere, so the best thing is to blatantly acknowledge that you're posting satire when doing so.

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 11:14:06 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

The onion is fake news.  Just like fox.

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 11:26:50 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

The onion is fake news.  Just like fox.

The difference is that the Onion is a bit more subtle about it.

sirdoug007

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 12:47:47 PM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

Then you're knowingly spamming/trolling the forum? People occasionally post satire here, believing it's sincere, so the best thing is to blatantly acknowledge that you're posting satire when doing so.

Sorry I offended you.  Do you think I should have posted it in "Mustachianism around the web?"

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 02:41:17 PM »
I feel like this:

It's great that these seniors can continue to contribute something to society.  Some might have 10 or so more years of spending every dollar they make before they die on the job

Made it clear you were joking/being satirical. But maybe that's just me.

irishbear99

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 09:16:52 AM »
Check the source. It's satire.

The article or my post?  Maybe both?

Then you're knowingly spamming/trolling the forum? People occasionally post satire here, believing it's sincere, so the best thing is to blatantly acknowledge that you're posting satire when doing so.

Sorry I offended you.  Do you think I should have posted it in "Mustachianism around the web?"

A troll is someone who deliberately posts things in order to get others worked up and to get a reaction. If you posted knowing this was satire and were attempting to see how many people would get worked up about it, then yes, that's trolling. However, I have no idea of your intent and am happy to extend the benefit of the doubt. I was just pointing out the source in the hopes of defusing any reactions.

sirdoug007

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 02:01:13 PM »
I wasn't trying to get any reaction.  I just thought it was a funny/sad article that was worth sharing in the antimustachian section.

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 02:07:29 PM »
Hahaha....  I do have Facebook friends who occasionally post Onion stuff thinking it was real.

I'm not 100%, could be wrong, but think I could probably outrun Clarence, the 72-year old security-guard.

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 04:30:35 PM »
The Onion isn't fake news, it just predates an entirely sincere article about the phenomenon by about a decade.

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 08:15:02 PM »
It's great that these seniors can continue to contribute something to society.  Some might have 10 or so more years of spending every dollar they make before they die on the job.

http://www.theonion.com/article/new-generation-of-dynamic-can-do-seniors-taking-on-1296

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Clarence Lattimer, 72, of Apache Junction, AZ considered grabbing life by the horns after his military pension was reduced from $847 to $735 per month in November. But it wasn't until his daughter-in-law kicked him out of her house in January that Lattimer actually put his plan into action, enrolling in a night-school security-guard training program at the local technical college.

"It's such a relief to see Clarence out there on his own, supporting himself," his daughter-in-law Denise said. "There's no time like the present, while his cancer is in remission."

SirDoug, you numpty. This is from The Onion which is a satire site (In other words, not a real article).

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Re: New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 09:52:16 PM »
I used to read the onion in print.  I'm very familiar with who they are. If you haven't read about balsamic terrorists or puddling factory snacktastrophies you are missing out.


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