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Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30
CNBC ^ | 26 Feb 2013

Posted on 02/26/2013 11:31:11 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Human longevity has improved so rapidly over the past century that 72 is the new 30, scientists say.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species.

The pace of increase in life expectancy has left industrialized economies unprepared for the cost of providing retirement income to so many for so long

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1 posted on 02/26/2013 11:31:16 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

...well, wasn’t it Clinton who said something about a mummy looking pretty good?


2 posted on 02/26/2013 11:33:25 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: US Navy Vet

If 70 is the new 30 and I’m 50, which makes me the new 21.
So I can date college students right?


3 posted on 02/26/2013 11:33:38 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I like your thinkin. Lol.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 11:36:10 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: US Navy Vet

72 is the new 30? Hmmmmmm.

So, I’m 55, and compared to how I felt at 30, it’s not a trivial difference. I’m much more tired, much more irritable, and significantly less sharp mentally. I can only imagine how I’ll feel when/if I make it to 72.

So, they’re trying to tell me that 50 years ago, 30 year olds felt like I’ll feel at 72?!

Yeah, right.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 11:37:14 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Compared to Hillary, maybe?


6 posted on 02/26/2013 11:38:09 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30

Hillary's running... again...

7 posted on 02/26/2013 11:38:09 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hooray! Two and a half more years and I’m 30 again! WooHooo!


8 posted on 02/26/2013 11:39:04 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m 51 and since I was 25 I have felt like “72”.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 11:40:06 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I hope this guy got tons and tons of federal dollars to come up with this brilliant insight.

At least these types aren't educating the youth. Has he been to a hospital in the last 10 years?

10 posted on 02/26/2013 11:40:47 AM PST by jwsea55
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To: beelzepug

touche


11 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: US Navy Vet

One of the implications of this is that retirement should be at about 80 for most people.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:36 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: US Navy Vet

First thing that popped into my head seeing the number “72” here was the number of Houri virgins that the Koran promises to the “faithful”.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DannyTN
If 70 is the new 30 and I’m 50, which makes me the new 21. So I can date college students right?

But that makes college students 13, and hence, jailbait.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:54 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: US Navy Vet

So now we can all subtract 42 years from our age? Crap, I’m back in high school. I may just skip college this time.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:54 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: US Navy Vet

My “Father-Out-Law’ said that when I started dating his daughter(when I was 25) I was the OLDEST 25 Year Old he had EVER seen.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 11:41:54 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

"Honest Roy, 4 is the new 2!"

17 posted on 02/26/2013 11:42:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: brownsfan

I thought they were saying that compared to 113 years ago, the life expectancy going forward was the same....


18 posted on 02/26/2013 11:42:39 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Olog-hai

I just thought of 42, that is after the answer to everything.


19 posted on 02/26/2013 11:44:16 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: US Navy Vet

let’s see....Obamacare was going to drive some curve down.....yep, I think that’s the one.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 11:45:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: svcw

The answer to the ultimate question thereof. Including life and the universe. Nobody yet knows the question itself, though . . .


21 posted on 02/26/2013 11:47:40 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kevkrom
"But that makes college students 13, and hence, jailbait."

"But if 17 is the old jailbait, the new jailbait is 7. So I should be good.

22 posted on 02/26/2013 11:50:02 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Tijeras_Slim

he say you bwaderunner..


23 posted on 02/26/2013 11:51:31 AM PST by brivette
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To: US Navy Vet

Actually, the Hokey-Pokey is what its all about.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 11:52:32 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: US Navy Vet

So 60 is the new 18?


25 posted on 02/26/2013 11:55:35 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: US Navy Vet

Two points,

1) if this is true, the fed gov can hold off paying Soc Sec until who knows how old?

2) after the Death Panels are in full operation, the original premise will quickly become void.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 11:55:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: US Navy Vet
Yeah? 65; tell my knees that!
27 posted on 02/26/2013 11:56:58 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Hugin

I’m 40 and I feel like I was just born!!!! Yeah...right!!!!


28 posted on 02/26/2013 11:57:22 AM PST by halo66
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Decelerated decrepitude?
29 posted on 02/26/2013 11:57:30 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: US Navy Vet

72 year old women are not fertile. 30 year old women are. I would not want to mislead women into thinking that there fertility is going to last longer just because they are expected to live longer. If they want children, they should not put this off.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 11:57:35 AM PST by married21
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To: halo66
I’m 40 and I feel like I was just born!!!!

Let me introduce you to a bunch of people who are in their 30's and who VOTE like they were just born.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 11:59:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DannyTN

17 used to get you twenty. now 72 will get you 30????

I hate this new math. :)


32 posted on 02/26/2013 12:01:12 PM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This is such BS.

So, they gonna use this to say you’re not eligible for social security until you’re 90 now?


33 posted on 02/26/2013 12:01:55 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL...I know many of the type you describe!


34 posted on 02/26/2013 12:02:22 PM PST by halo66
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m disappointed, nobody posted a picture of Helen Thomas yet.


35 posted on 02/26/2013 12:03:30 PM PST by mothball
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve got my towel just in case we find out.


36 posted on 02/26/2013 12:04:00 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

30 is the new -12.


37 posted on 02/26/2013 12:07:23 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: brownsfan

No matter how many extra years we get in this life checkout time eventually comes for us all.


38 posted on 02/26/2013 12:10:18 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DannyTN
If 70 is the new 30 and I’m 50, which makes me the new 21. So I can date college students right?

Sorry, sex with anyone under the age of 38 will now be considered pedophilia.

39 posted on 02/26/2013 12:11:46 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m 64 and, God willing, I will work until I am at least 70. Try telling my arthritic knees, ankles, and feet that they are just approaching the “new 30.” They would reply: “I’ve been 30 and I know what I felt like at 30; this ain’t 30.

IMHO, this is just a young policy wonk looking to give cover to weasley politicians taking earned benefits away by redefining retirement age gates.


40 posted on 02/26/2013 12:11:55 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This is to raise the retirement age to 156...

72 : 30 :: 156 : 65


41 posted on 02/26/2013 12:12:07 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: All

Methuselah would debunk all of this if he were here.


42 posted on 02/26/2013 12:20:13 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: US Navy Vet

So now you can claim Health Insurance under your parents until you hit Medicare…


43 posted on 02/26/2013 12:29:12 PM PST by mikrofon (Healthcare BUMP)
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To: US Navy Vet

Consider the late Jack Lalane. He lived in exercise and strict healthy diet and made it to 95 and good for him. I’m 56 and don’t think I will make that nor desire to live that long. Heaven will be a graduation of joy vs being too old and decrepit on earth.


44 posted on 02/26/2013 12:31:12 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: US Navy Vet

Does that mean I can get SS at 30? Or do I have to wait til I’m 150?


45 posted on 02/26/2013 12:31:32 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: windcliff

“Va-va-voom, Ralphy boy!”


46 posted on 02/26/2013 12:34:27 PM PST by onedoug
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To: count-your-change

You can get SS at 30 with the right disability lawyer.
They advertise on tv here all the time.

“You’ve paid into the system your whole working life, now get the benefits you deserve! No fees until your case settles.”


47 posted on 02/26/2013 12:36:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DannyTN

Go for it.....

At 70, I can tell you that 70 is the new 50 with a fair degree of certainty.


48 posted on 02/26/2013 12:40:09 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m not yet 72, but I sure don’t feel 30.


49 posted on 02/26/2013 12:42:46 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: tflabo
“I’m 56 and don’t think I will make that nor desire to live that long (95).”

I am 79 and have aches and pains from Fibromyalgia when I wake up (take two pills for that) and one knee that has already had day surgery to clean out arthritis, won't walk a long way without pain starting. However, my mind is sharp and my memory is excellent, and I still make a difference in this world.

I write prepper articles on Survival Podcast website and many people prepare using those articles I continue to write. So, I am still helping people at age 79.

For you, you don't know how your life will evolve down the road, but have hope and courage your life will still be worth living at 95 - I hope mine will be. Good luck to you.

50 posted on 02/26/2013 12:46:10 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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