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  • From Gray to Red

    07/22/2011 3:15:26 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 22nd, 2011 | Ronald Brownstein
    With their vote this week to impose strict limits on future federal spending, House Republicans continued an argument not so much with Democrats as with demography. The real current they are seeking to reverse is not some ideological drive from President Obama to convert America into Sweden; it’s the inexorably rising cost of providing retirement security, especially health care, to an aging society. The cut, cap, and balance bill that Republicans muscled through the House would authorize an increase in the federal debt ceiling only after Congress approved a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. The bill doesn’t specify...
  • The World's Oldest Rock Band

    08/19/2007 11:38:25 PM PDT · by uglybiker · 5 replies · 269+ views
    The oldest rock band destined for chart stardom! "The Zimmers" sing "My Generation". "The Zimmers" (with a combined age of more than 3,000 years) have attracted a cult following after recording a version of "The Who's My Generation". The group, which is fronted by bingo devotee Alfie Carretta, 90, were handpicked by BBC documentary-maker Tim Samuels for a series on the isolation of the elderly in Britain. Profits from the single go to Age Concern. The Oldest rock band in the world
  • [BitPig] The Trouble With Old Folks

    04/20/2005 10:12:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 303+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.04.21 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    The Trouble With Old FolksThe BitPig Rant 2005.04.21 I have an honest question: What's with the whole "old-timers stealing sugar/sweetener packets" and "retirees bringing Baggies full of food home from the buffet" thing? I mean, most of the old folks I see swiping sugar, etc. from restaurants drive away in brand-new Caddies that cost more than my yearly income, so it can't be poverty. Some say it's a holdover from the Depression years, when scarcity forced people to do whatever they had to, but my late grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, and many of my other folks all survived the...
  • Secret Ingredient for Elderly Romance

    01/26/2005 1:33:47 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 5 replies · 386+ views
    Health - Reuters ^ | 1-26-05 | Anon Health Stringer
    LONDON (Reuters) - A mystery chemical isolated from the sweat of young women seems to act as a romance booster for their older counterparts. When the researchers added the compound, Pheromone 10:13, to a perfume and gave it to older women, it made their partners more affectionate. "In diaries kept by the women for 6 weeks, 41 percent of pheromone users reported more petting, kissing and affection with partners," New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday. Pheromones are airborne chemicals secreted from the body and recognized by their smell. Humans and animals emit pheromones. Joan Friebely of Harvard University and Susan...