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  • Japan Is So Broke That Its Prisons Are Full Of 80+ Year Old ‘Felons’

    03/22/2018 11:08:53 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 3-22-2018 | Simon Black
    Mrs. F.’ was 84 years old the first time she ever went to prison. Her crime? Petty shoplifting. She stole rice, strawberries, and cold medicine. She served her time. Got released. Then shoplifted again so that she’d go back to prison. She’s now 89 years old serving out another 2 ˝ year sentence, not too far away from where I am right now, at a women’s prison about 60 miles outside of Tokyo. Did you know? You can receive all our actionable articles straight to your email inbox... Click here to signup for our Notes from the Field newsletter. She’s...
  • A Biblical Meditation on the Difficulties of Old Age

    09/26/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Biblical Meditation on the Difficulties of Old Age Msgr. Charles Pope • September 26, 2016 • Today I would like to discuss the Gospel from last Saturday morning’s daily Mass (25th Week of the Year). For indeed one of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes. It is a melancholy but soulful meditation on old age. Its poetic imagery is masterful as it draws from the increasingly difficult effects of old age such as hearing loss, fading eyesight, difficulty walking, digestive issues, and even gray hair.Remember your Creator in the days...
  • World's oldest priest says strict routine basis of long life

    07/10/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2016
    ather Jacques Clemens attends a mass at St. Benoit church in Nalinnes, Belgium, July 10, 2016. NALINNES, Belgium A strict daily routine is the recipe for a long life, according to the world's oldest priest, Belgian Jacques Clemens, who will celebrate his 107th birthday on Monday.Clemens, who has also celebrated his 80th anniversary as a Catholic priest, gets up every morning at 5.30 a.m. and goes to bed at 9.00 p.m. When Clemens was about to retire at 75, his bishop asked him to remain in service until they found a successor - he only stopped holding regular church services...
  • Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg Reunite for 5th Indiana Jones Film

    03/15/2016 1:49:33 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 120 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/15/16 | James Rainey
    Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday. The release from the studio describes “a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series,” adding: “Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn called the Jones character “one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history,” adding, “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role,...
  • Hillary Asks Young Voter to Speak More Slowly So She Can Understand

    12/23/2015 6:44:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Grabien ^ | December 23, 2015
    Hillary Clinton, appearing Tuesday at a townhall in Keota, Iowa, had a hard time understanding a young voter asking about immigration. The voter introduced herself and began asking a question about the ICE's "reputation" for deporting low-priority immigrants and poor treatment of women. "Can you just slow down a little bit, I'm having a hard time," Clinton interjected. The young woman did not appear to be speaking abnormally quickly. "I want to hear you, so just slow down a little," Clinton repeated. The voter then asked about Pastor Max Villatoro who was deported to Honduras after convictions for drunken driving...
  • Here's Why The Japanese Live So Long

    03/09/2015 8:04:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The world’s oldest known man, Alexander Imich, born in 1903, died last June in New York. The torch will be passed to 111-year-old Sakari Momori, who comes from a country full of elderly people: Japan. The Guinness Book of World Records is investigating. That’s not really surprising. You’ve probably heard a similar story before: The Japanese have the highest life expectancy of any major country. Women on average live to 87 and men to 80 (compared to 81 years for American women and 76 for American men). The Japanese can live 75 of those years disability free and fully healthy,...
  • The Trillion-Dollar Pension Crisis Is Only Getting Worse Because People Are Living Too Long

    02/16/2015 10:47:39 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Mauldin
    John Mauldin February 16, 2015We do not have to look to Greece to find massively underfunded obligations. Here in the US we can find hundreds of examples, willingly created by politicians and businessmen who proclaim they are working for the public good. We call them pension funds, but they’re just another form of unfunded debt. A sovereign bond is a promise to pay a certain amount of money over time. A defined-benefit pension fund is a promise to pay a certain amount of income over time. The value of either is determined by the ability of the government or the...
  • The happiness curve: The older people are, the happier they are

    12/09/2014 5:04:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/09/2014 | Robert Samuelson
    We all want to be happy, don’t we? Well, if you’re dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There’s apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might improve your spirits. The remedy: getting older. It’s counterintuitive. In our mind’s eye, old age is to be endured as much as enjoyed. People fear declining health, growing dependence and increasing social isolation. But on average, they also count themselves happier. Consult public opinion surveys, and that’s what you find. Almost 40 percent of Americans 65 and older rated themselves...
  • 11 Features You No Longer See in Cars

    02/14/2014 11:09:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 258 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | February 11, 2014 | Kara Kovalchik
    It's hard to picture what today's teenagers will wax nostalgic about 30 years from now when they reminisce about their first car. (It still required gasoline, perhaps?) Who knows how automobiles will change in the future; what we do know is how different they are today from 30 or more years ago. If you fondly remember being surrounded by two or three tons of solid Detroit steel with a whip antenna on the front from which you could tie a raccoon tail or adorn with an orange Union 76 ball, and enough leg room that you didn't suffer from phlebitis...
  • Praying in Sickness and Old Age

    08/28/2010 3:36:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/27/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Some of the elderly to whom I bring Communion as well as the sick express regret that their age or illness makes it difficult for them to pray.  In years gone by they were busy at work and raising kids and prayer was difficult then. But now that they have the time they regret they cannot concentrate enough to pray. Others struggle to be able to read any longer. Still others find that their memory has faded and prayers, once well known, are now gone and requests for prayer cannot be remembered.Indeed as the mind grows weaker prayer becomes difficult...
  • What's That Ticking Sound? The Male Biological Clock

    06/25/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Life and Culture ^ | June 25, 2011 | JENNIFER VANDERBES
    Older fathers made headlines several years ago when researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine reported that a man over 40 is almost six times as likely as a man under 30 to father an autistic child. Since then, research has shown that a man's chances of fathering offspring with schizophrenia double when he hits 40 and triple at age 50. The incidence of bipolarity, epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer also increases in children born to men approaching 40. Both dwarfism and Marfan syndrome (a disorder of the connective tissue) have been linked to older fathers, and according...
  • The Arrogance Of Youth v The Wisdom Of Old Age….

    05/08/2011 4:24:42 PM PDT · by sussex · 7 replies
    The Aged ^ | 9/5/11 | the Aged P
    A rather precocious university student was irritated when the very old man sitting next to him on a bus asked him if he could possibly lower his voice while he was chatting to friends on his mobile phone. So he took it upon himself to point out why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
  • California inmate dies while awaiting execution

    02/28/2011 4:34:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/28/11
    Prison officials say an inmate at San Quentin State Prison has died of natural causes while awaiting execution for a 1994 slaying in Sacramento County. The state corrections department says Richard Ray Parson died at an outside hospital Monday. He was 67.
  • Scientists ferret out a key pathway for aging

    11/18/2010 9:39:08 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/2010 | Tomas A. Prolla
    For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan. It has been well documented in species ranging from spiders to monkeys that a diet with consistently fewer calories can dramatically slow the process of aging and improve health in old age. But how a reduced diet acts at the most basic level to influence metabolism and physiology to blunt the age-related decline of tissues and cells has remained, for the most part, a mystery. Now, writing in the current online issue (Nov. 18) of the journal Cell, a team of scientists from...
  • Rising Food and Energy Costs to Add to Retirees’ Problems

    11/02/2010 6:55:58 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    The Daily Reckonong ^ | 11-2-2010 | Bill Bonner
    Rising Food and Energy Costs to Add to Retirees’ Problems By Bill Bonner 11/01/10 Baltimore, Maryland – “Retirement Disaster Ahead,” says The Wall Street Journal. Yep. Too many retirees. Too little money. They’re counting on Social Security. But as we see above, government is going to have a hard time honoring its commitments. The other thing that is happening is that some basic costs – namely food and energy – are going up, even as the consumer price index stays flat. Why are food and energy becoming more expensive? Because the foreigners are buying food and energy. And there are...
  • Smoking killed me': Pensioner issues final warning... on the back of his funeral hearse.

    03/02/2010 7:24:10 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 20 replies · 683+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 2nd March 2010 | Daily mail
    Smoker: Albert 'Dick' Whittamore He died aged 85 on February 16 in William Harvey Hospital in Ashford following a heart attack and was buried today. He blamed his ill health on his addiction to tobacco in his youth.
  • To Those of Us Born Between 1925-1970

    02/06/2010 8:02:54 AM PST · by Dallas · 154 replies · 4,042+ views
    An email I recieved
    No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!! OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!     To Those of    Us Born   1925 - 1970  :   At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, please     read what he said.   Very well stated, Mr.. Leno. ~~~~~~~~~ TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!   First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were...
  • A Biblical Meditation on Old Age

    12/18/2009 10:48:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 262+ views ^ | Dec 18 2009 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes. It is a melancholy but soulful meditation on old age. It’s poetic imagery is masterful as it draws from the increasingly difficult effects of old age such as hearing loss, fading eyesight, difficulty walking, digestive issues, even gray hair. I’d like to present it here in totality and present commentary below the text: Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come And the years approach of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them...
  • The Centenarian: Arthur Warner McNair

    06/24/2009 1:33:12 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 496+ views
    He's one hundred years old and his long hands, once strong, are growing translucent. He does not so much sit in his wheelchair as he is held upright and aslant by straps. Even awake his eyes are shut against the glare and the blur of the florescent lights in the roof of the home. His meals of pureed food are spoon fed to him by attendants who speak to him in the tones he once used, long ago, on his infant children. When the drapes in his room are partially opened they reveal a view of a gravel roof, exhaust...
  • At the Bridge Table, Clues to a Lucid Old Age

    05/22/2009 8:06:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 883+ views
    times. ^ | May 21, 2009 | BENEDICT CAREY
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — The ladies in the card room are playing bridge, and at their age the game is no hobby. It is a way of life, a daily comfort and challenge, the last communal campfire before all goes dark. “We play for blood,” says Ruth Cummins, 92, before taking a sip of Red Bull at a recent game. “It’s what keeps us going,” adds Georgia Scott, 99. “It’s where our closest friends are.” In recent years scientists have become intensely interested in what could be called a super memory club — the fewer than one in 200 of...