1. StevoR says

    Whoah. yeah. They, they reeeally don’t know what that means do they?

    Sytill, I guess it beats being retuired the replicant way a la Bladeruner.

  2. Akira MacKenzie says

    Funny you bring this up, I gave up on Star Trek last night.

    No, not because of “wokeness,” because off “woo-ness.” The pandering to theism and “spirituality” in this last season got too much for this little black atheist duck to stomach.

  3. billseymour says

    It looks like an ad for a health insurance company.  I’m guessing that they want to help you enroll in part C.

  4. Matt G says

    Maybe it’s a spelling error and it was supposed to be “Retire the Redshift Way.” You watch your retirement savings travel away from you at longer and longer wavelengths.

  5. numerobis says

    They aren’t wrong that it’s a lot simpler when you are dead. Sucks for your surviving family though.

  6. StevoR says

    @2. Akira MacKenzie : “Funny you bring this up, I gave up on Star Trek last night.”

    Which Star Trek?

    Been so long, are so many. Is ‘verse o’its own.

    Steve Shives ( discusses it so well – among others.

    I don’t love all of Trek or all aspects of Trek but I do still love Trek. Call me nostalgic or whatevs but still..

    Sturgeons Law applies but Trek sure has its moments.

    Good and cinge and sometimes great.

  7. magistramarla says

    A good reminder, though. Medicare Advantage programs are private insurance, in which the insurance companies are running a scam to hoover up Medicare dollars. They entice older folks with free gym memberships.Then, when the retirees are older and need more medical care, the program can deny that expensive care.
    We’re keeping traditional Medicare and continuing my husband’s insurance into retirement as a Medi-Gap insurance.
    It may be a bit more expensive than the so-called advantage programs, but will be worth it.

  8. says

    Since I had never seen a single episode of any Star Trek show, I had no idea what this is about and I had to google for clues. Now I get it but also I still don’t.

  9. weylguy says

    Republican Retirement Plan: Don’t Retire
    Republican Health Plan: Don’t Get Sick or Injured

  10. gijoel says

    Relax, I’ve seen enough cop movies to know that you’re fine until you’re three days away from retirement.

  11. rrhain says

    This is a case where what “everybody knows” and actual reality are in conflict.

    Yes, by raw numbers, more characters who wore red died on away missions.

    But more characters who wore red were sent on away missions.

    Excluding the main characters (plot armor), it breaks down like so:

    10 gold shirts went down on away missions. 5 died. 50% casualty rate.
    13 blue shirts went down on away missions. 5 died. 38% casualty rate.
    65 red shirts went down on away missions. 15 died. 23% casualty rate.

    Things change a bit when you look into deaths that happened on board. If you look at total deaths regardless of location, then again we see red having the highest raw numbers. Of the 55 total deaths, 24 were red, 9 were gold, 7 were blue, and 15 are unknown.

    But what is the percentage of each shirt in the crew. The Enterprise had a crew of 430 with more than half, 239, in the areas of engineering, security, and operations. Those are all red shirts. When you look at the entire crew, it’s the gold shirts that are most likely to die at 13.4%. Red is at 10% and blue is at 5.1%.

    And if you look at just the population of red shirts, it was being part of security that is the biggest factor. Engineers and operations had the lowest level of deaths of red shirts.

  12. jo1storm says

    Reminds me of very darkly ironic headlines in my country, one above another.

    “President Vučić has a plan how to solve gaping hole in the state pension fund”
    and a headline below it was a smaller one saying
    “A worker died in an accident a month before his retirement”

  13. nancymartin says

    I work for the agency that runs Medicare and everyone I know that has retired from their has traditional Medicare

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