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What do you think about joining AARP? Good/Bad ?

April 5 2017 at 7:37 PM
Gale  (Login pasturesniper)

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(Login boscoebrea)

I was getting too much junk mail when I joined.Some people

April 5 2017, 8:31 PM 

I know love it...you can get some good deals by becoming a member,really it is not a bad thing to join,lets see what others say; I am also curious.

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(Login Mach-1)

AMAC is an alternate choice

April 5 2017, 9:29 PM 

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(Login daveshoot)

Beaucoup junk and a political agenda

April 5 2017, 10:32 PM 

You may or may not buy the agenda, and that is up to you, but you are going to be supporting it if you join and "contribute" so you should find out more about that.

Not for me personally but YMMV.

Hope that is apolitical enough and don't wish to start a debate here.

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(Login 218bee)

Without getting "political", they stand pretty opposed to my beliefs, so, no thanks..nt

April 5 2017, 10:42 PM 

This message has been edited by 218bee on Apr 5, 2017 10:46 PM

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David Enoch
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That is how I feel

April 6 2017, 8:12 AM 

I don't want to support an organization that supports political platforms that I am opposed to.

David Enoch

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Matt Spigner
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...Ditto (n/t)

April 6 2017, 12:33 PM 

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(Login badgerfarm)

Their agenda is not suitable for me.

April 6 2017, 8:49 AM 

I try not to support their advertisers as well as I have no interest in the agenda that they openly support no matter how many "good deals" they come up with. My parents cancelled theirs when I explained what they are up to. I'll do without unless there is another group that is more in tune with my "hillbilly" belief system.

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Lonnie Barnes
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I too am not a fan of AARP......

April 6 2017, 8:57 AM 

even though I am 76 I do not believe in several of their stances. Put me down as a definite NO.

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(Login pasturesniper)

I appreciate all the replys and thoughts. Thanks Guys

April 6 2017, 9:26 AM 

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Thoughts on AARP

April 6 2017, 1:49 PM 

I have been told they DO NOT SUPPORT the Second Amendment.
Enough said!
"It's an AIR Thing, You wouldn't understand"

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(Login RedFeather)

Politics aside

April 6 2017, 4:59 PM 

My beef is they act like fifty is the new twenty-one. Most of the articles in the monthly rag are about "Hey, we will NEVER grow old, dudes!" They remind me of those ask-your-doctor commercials with the one-time high school all star who wants to "up his game", etc. A lot of folks in denial. And I don't want to read about The Boss.....again. No growing old gracefully with that bunch.

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(Login tdubya48)

Never heard a mention of 2nd Amendment as a10 Year member.

April 7 2017, 12:39 AM 

Their main political agenda is protecting benefits for seniors.
Maybe you people are all rich and don't need soc sec and medicare?
And to me it is more than a little disconcerting that a large group of people base all decisions on guns. No one is coming for your pop guns. Geez

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(Login Sophie948)

I belong to both the NRA and the ACLU.

April 8 2017, 12:26 AM 

The NRA's great about protecting the 2nd Amendment. Which the ACLU ignores. But the NRA ignores all the others, which the ACLU for the most part protects. But nobody, neither the NRA nor the ACLU, seems to be much interested in protecting our 3rd Amendment rights!

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(Login peeshooters)

AARP lobbies for some elderly issues like SS & nursing care

April 9 2017, 2:18 AM 

They do champion some issues for the aging but i had not heard of them being anti guns. Still they are an insurance company that sells competitive medicare supplemental insurance. Hartford I think ?

Purchasing a membership did not appeal to me for some reason

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(Login ricdoug)

Re: What do you think about joining AARP? Good/Bad ?

April 14 2017, 12:36 AM 

Their politics oppose mine and there are many better alternatives. Being retired from the USMC, a senior citizen, and a professional musician I get most of what they offer at a better deal. Ric

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