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If you are elderly and poor, prison is better than a retirement home
http://io9.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Keith Veronese

Posted on 05/26/2012 3:58:09 AM PDT by Daffynition

If you are in old age, with no family and little money, your options are slim if you need living assistance.

Wasting away at home is a tragic possibility and government funded retirement homes might only be an option once your assets are depleted. Would you be better off committing a crime and going to prison where you receive food, clothing, and medical care? We decided to find out.

Regardless of your state, province, or national government, going into old age and needing care while holding little or no individual assets is a dicey situation. Would you be better off in a prison than a retirement home if you lack financial assets or family?

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1 posted on 05/26/2012 3:58:18 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
In prison you don't see many elderly men, and there is a reason for that. If a man is hard enough to survive there until he is old, or has managed to live that long in prison, then I wouldn't mess with the old geezer.
Believe me, a care home is marginally better then a prison especially for the elderly. Your average pensioner would be sodomized to death there.
2 posted on 05/26/2012 4:47:41 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Daffynition

I can’t load that page, even in Google cache


3 posted on 05/26/2012 10:46:39 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

Sorry you’re having a problem; it worked, just now, for me.

http://io9.com/5912064/if-you-are-elderly-and-poor-prison-is-better-than-a-retirement-home

Good luck. :)


4 posted on 05/27/2012 3:30:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: yank in the UK
Or, if you are retired you can donate yourself to be *performance art* in Montreal, at the X-Fois Gens Chaise.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 3:47:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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