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Elessar Zappa

Elessar Zappa's Journal
Elessar Zappa's Journal
February 9, 2024

Thank you for the hearts!

I love DU and the kindness of its members, there’s nowhere better on the internet.

January 16, 2024

Why is Staten Island so Republican?

I don’t live in New York but I was reading up on the boroughs and noticed that Staten Island was the only one of the five where a majority voted for Trump. Why is this the case?

October 14, 2023

Question about social security cost of living raises.

Why is the cola based on the amount of SS that each person gets? Wouldn’t it make more sense for it to be a flat amount for everyone? The cost of food, gas, etc. isn’t based on income, it’s the same for everyone. To me, it would make more sense for everyone to get, for example, a $200 raise. What’s wrong with that reasoning?

Edit: For instance my dad’s social security is $910/monthly. If he gets a 3.2% increase, that’s a $29 increase, not near enough to make up for the increased costs this year.

September 15, 2023

Has anyone here seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra?

I had never heard of them but my brother bought me a concert ticket to see them for my birthday. Anyone been to one of their concerts?

August 10, 2023

Fake News alert.

I got a text from my Trump-loving grandma saying that Biden banned archery. I mean, wtf? Does anyone know what this is based on? She got it from Fox News, of course

April 2, 2023

When did you get your first cell phone?

I got my first in 2006. I was 23 and all my friends had left me behind technology wise so I decided I needed to get one.

March 14, 2023

How old are you?

I’m curious as to the age of my fellow DUers. I’m 39 so I’m an old millennial.

November 17, 2022

Can anyone recommend an interesting YouTube channel?

I’m bored and need something interesting to watch. All subject matters welcome.

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Hometown: New Mexico
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Member since: Sat Apr 25, 2015, 06:08 PM
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