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  • Doris Day on Turning 90: 'I've Had an Amazing Life!'

    04/03/2014 10:47:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2014 | LESLEY MESSER
    Believe it or not, Doris Day is now 90 years old. Looking back on nine decades, all she can do is appreciate all she has. "All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood," she told Closer magazine. "It was a great trip. I've had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I'm happy!" Day, who lives a quiet life in California, told the magazine that aside from "little aches and pains," she has been "blessed with good...
  • Fred Phelps, founder of 'rabid' Westboro Baptist Church, said near death

    03/16/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/16/2014 | Mark Sappenfield
    Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Kansas church held in disgust worldwide for its antigay protests of prominent funerals, is in hospice care and "on the edge of death," according to one of his estranged sons. Nate Phelps posted the information on Facebook Saturday night, adding the revelation that his father had been excommunicated from the church in 2013. A church spokesman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that Phelps was indeed in the hospice but that Nate Phelps "is not well informed." The spokesman also refused to comment on the allegation that the elder Mr. Phelps has been excommunicated. Another...
  • Sleep Soundly, America: 81-Year-Old Lady Jailed for Feeding Birds

    03/11/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 105 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 03-08-2014 | Melissa Melton
    An elderly woman violated her probation by leaving bread crumbs out in her yard for crows and will remain behind bars. Eighty-one-year-old Mary Musselman was first arrested last month for feeding bears in her backyard. One of the bears was euthanized over it because the Fish and Wildlife Service said the bears might learn not to be afraid of people anymore and then get aggressive. The judge in the case warned Musselman not to feed any more wild animals of any kind: A judge gave her probation at the time, and made it clear: Do it again, and go to...
  • Elderly couple kicked out of Va. McDonald's for sitting too long

    03/10/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 106 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | Monday - 3/10/2014, 1:24pm ET | By Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- After an elderly couple got the boot from their local McDonald's for sitting too long, management and the owner are not answering the question if there really is a 30-minute sitting limit at the Culpeper, Va. fast food restaurant. Carl Becker, 87, a World War II veteran, and his wife Barbara Becker, 81, say they both were at the Culpeper McDonald's on Feb. 21 at about 2:30 p.m. when they were approached by the manager. The location is a place the pair has frequented for years. "And he says 'You two are going to have to leave.' He...
  • 'I have so little time left!' Jane Fonda, 76, she comes to terms with her own mortality

    02/24/2014 7:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Colette Fahy
    She may not look anywhere near her 76 years but Jane Fonda says she is well aware of her age. The Hollywood legend – who has made her career in an industry which isn't exactly kind to aging actresses - admits she has been brought to tears on more than one occasion recently as she comes to terms with her own mortality. In a thoughtful blog post entitled 'Crying', which has since been removed, Jane wrote: '[I've been thinking], how come my tears are so close to the surface? And I’ve come to feel it has to do with age....
  • In Praise of Phases of Life

    02/20/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thursday is my mother's birthday; she would have been 78. This is the first year that she won't be with us to celebrate, but will be in heaven looking down. In my mind, she is still with us in spirit and love. My mother came from a long line of strong-willed women. Her grandmother ran a county store in rural Georgia. Her mother, one of 11 children, ran away from the family farm, with the help of her mother, to go to the big city of Columbus, Georgia, and earn her nursing degree. She was the first in her family...
  • Loneliness is deadlier than obesity among elderly people, warns study

    02/17/2014 8:51:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Rhodilee Jean Dolor,
    Obesity comes with a number of life threatening risks. The condition, for instance, is linked to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even cancer. However, loneliness is a more threatening killer than obesity, at least among elderly people. The researchers also found that extreme loneliness increases an older person's risks of early death by 14 percent which means that loneliness has a double the impact on early death as obesity. Cacioppo explained that chronic loneliness is associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which raises risks of strokes and heart attacks. It is also linked with high blood pressure and...
  • New Jersey Couple Each Die Hours Apart, After Lifetime Together

    02/09/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by libstripper · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Jessica Schneider
    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Michael and Olympia DeNittis literally spent a lifetime together in New Jersey, and died just hours apart this week.
  • Muslims Gang Rape Elderly American Woman In Colorado

    01/22/2014 11:28:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 1/22/14 | Newseditor
    The victim was an elderly woman who was invited by the Iraqis for what she believed to be lemonade; and what occurred afterwards, the woman cannot even remember.
  • Brains of elderly slow because they know so much

    01/20/2014 2:51:32 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 122 replies
    Telegragh (UK) ^ | 1-20-2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe. Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to (sic) do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline. “The human brain works slower in old age,” said...
  • Accused Movie Theater Shooter Said He Was 'In Fear of Being Attacked'

    01/15/2014 5:09:04 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 570 replies
    Yahoo News/Good Morning America ^ | STEVE OSUNSAMI, SENI TIENABESO and COLLEEN CURRY (GMA)
    <p>The elderly man accused of shooting a movie theater patron in Florida after an argument over text messaging told police that he fired because he "was in fear of being attacked."</p> <p>Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference today that the victim, Chad Oulson, 43, was texting his young daughter's babysitter when an argument erupted with Reeves over texting during previews before the movie "Lone Survivor."</p>
  • Simmons sentenced to one year in jail for 2011 assault

    01/15/2014 7:51:52 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 9 replies
    The Daily News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Scott DeSmit
    BATAVIA — A judge as required by a higher court officially reduced the sentence for Jacquetta Simmons Monday in Genesee County Court. “It was obvious the sentence I imposed I thought appropriate,” Judge Robert C. Noonan said. “I have no discretion to modify the sentence.” Noonan then sentenced Simmons to one year in Genesee County Jail, with credit for time already served. Simmons served about four weeks before she was released after a judge granted her a stay pending appeal. With good behavior, she could be released after about seven months. Simmons was convicted Aug. 24, 2012, of second-degree assault...
  • UK to Keep New Medicines from the Elderly?

    01/11/2014 2:37:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 23 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The UK may soon tighten its health care rationing to prevent new medicines from getting to the elderly. From the Telegraph story: “New drugs would only be licensed for the NHS [National Health Service] if they help those judged to be a benefit to wider society under proposals from the health watchdog. Pharmaceutical firms on Thursday night warned that the move could lead to new medicines being denied to the elderly. “A senior professor also said that the plans could threaten the well-being of older people and were ‘deeply suspect’, while charities questioned the ethics of the policy. The National...
  • Trial begins for Dallas man accused of murdering neighbors in dog-poop dispute

    01/08/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    Dallas Culture Map ^ | 07 Jan 14 | Claire St. Amant
    On January 7, the capital murder trial began for a man charged with killing his neighbors after a prolonged dog-poop dispute. Issues of race, language, economics and age complicate the already unusual case. Chung Kim, 76, allegedly shot and killed Michelle Jackson and Jaime Stafford on February 4, 2013, at Sable Ridge Condominiums in North Dallas. Jackson and Stafford, who were African-Americans in their 30s, lived in the unit above Kim and his wife. Kim, a South Korean immigrant, is using an interpreter for the trial and has previously stated he acted in self-defense. It is well-documented that Jackson and...
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston: report

    12/31/2013 6:13:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    New York daily News ^ | 12-31-13 | Nina Golgowski
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, according to a local report.
  • ObamaCare’s New Year’s Day Surprise: Deep Cuts to Medicare

    12/22/2013 5:53:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    AMAC ^ | 12/18/2013 | Andrew Mangione
    As if ObamaCare’s botched website, coverage cancellations, and higher costs were not bad enough, the Obama Administration has quietly dealt yet another blow – this time striking millions of the nation’s most vulnerable seniors. Specifically, the Obama Administration has decided to deeply cut funding for the Medicare program’s home health benefit as a way to help pay for ObamaCare. The Administration made this announcement very quietly, waiting to do so until the very end of the last Friday before Thanksgiving, perhaps thinking that most people would not be looking. To be sure, the timing of the Administration’s quiet announcement did...
  • Frontline/ProPublica’s Misguided Attack on The Assisted Living Industry Part 1

    12/01/2013 1:54:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Rarely does an investigative report manage to unite industry executives, academics, and regulators in such a way as the recent Frontline/ProPublica Life and Death in Assisted Living. Unfortunately for the producers and writers, they have united all three elements in expressing how their report misrepresented the industry. The Frontline show originally aired on July 30, 2013, on PBS for one hour, and the accompanying four-part series written by A.C. Thompson (who hosted and co-produced the Frontline show) appeared concurrently in ProPublica. They claim to have spent over a year on the project. It is unclear when they developed their...
  • Knockout Game: Teens In Florida Kick 72-Year-Old Man To The Ground While He Was Picking Weeds

    11/30/2013 2:21:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | November 29, 2013 | Carl Jackers
    A dangerous game known as the “Knockout game“, has now made it’s way down to Fort Meyers, Florida. Where a 15-year-old girl named Traveshia Blanks, has attacked more than just one eldery person. Traveshia Blanks, of Fort Myers, has been charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Another victim, a 72-year-old man told the news station he was weeding his garden Tuesday when he was kicked from behind. The victim fell to the ground and said he saw a woman walking away laughing, joining a group of people. According to NBC-2, Harry...
  • Pope: a nation that does not respect the elderly, has no future, because it has no memory

    11/19/2013 3:35:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/19/2013
    In a era where "the elderly do not count", where they are often "discarded", "a nation that does not respect grandparents, has no future , because it has no memory", it forgets that "often they had a heroic role in the transmission of the faith in times of persecution". This is Pope Francis' lesson during Mass celebrated at Casa Santa Marta, inspired by the biblical story of the Elder Eleazar , who chose martyrdom for consistency with his faith.The Pope noted that Eleazar, as recounted in the Book of Maccabees, "faced with the choice between apostasy and fidelity has no...
  • This Photographer Captures The Beauty And Dignity Of Elderly Animals

    11/07/2013 4:31:29 PM PST · by Dysart · 33 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-7-13
    While caring for both of her aging parents, Philadelphia-based photographer Isa Leshko made a conscious decision not to photograph her family. But about a year later, while visiting a friend’s farm, she found herself drawn to an elderly horse. Since then, she has captured dozens of animals in their winter years, including farm animals, horses and dogs. Some of them are factory farm rescues; others beloved pets. Many of the animals passed away shortly after Leshko photographed them. She writes: I am creating these photographs in order to take an unflinching look at aging and mortality. My maternal grandmother had...
  • Terrible twilight of Doris Day

    10/26/2013 12:29:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 163 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 10-26-13 | Tom Leonard
    Stand outside the huge gates to Doris Day’s fortress-like home in California’s beautiful Carmel Valley and you can sometimes hear the sound of the canine companions who share the Hollywood star’s life. It’s been some years since Day, now 91 and so reclusive many may be surprised to learn she is still alive, used to steal through the streets of the nearby town of Carmel in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Locals would watch in surprise as she rounded up stray dogs and emaciated cats, bundling them in her car to take home and look after...
  • Prayers for Mom

    10/09/2013 6:21:03 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 30 replies
    Self | 10/9/2013 | Self
    My mother Betty, 87 years young, fell and broke her leg. She's scheduled for a rod implant surgery tomorrow at 7 AM. She's a wonderful lady, active with her church and circle, and still mentally sharp. She's doing well after her fall, and was very positive when I spoke to her earlier today. I would greatly appreciate your prayers and good thoughts! God Bless!
  • WWII Vet, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies

    10/05/2013 2:07:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Saturday, Oct 5, 2013
    A World War II veteran and the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient has died in New Jersey. Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday night at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, hospital officials announced Saturday. He was 96. Oresko had been hospitalized after injuring himself in a fall at an assisted living center in Cresskill. He died of complications from surgery.
  • Why World War II Vets?

    10/06/2013 9:27:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    For much of this last week, according to the spokespeople for the National Park Service, the NPS has asserted that the White House specifically ordered that they barricade the open air memorial commemorating the sacrifice and service of the veterans of World War II. In multiple statements to the press NPS spokespeople made it clear that they were directly instructed by the White House specifically to shut the memorial that had previously never been closed. How do you close something that by design is intended to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year?...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius (Meet the Little Sisters)

    10/04/2013 3:34:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    The Becket Fund ^ | October 4, 2013
    Thousands of elderly poor have a home today because of one remarkable woman.Saint Jeanne Jugan grew up in a small town in the aftermath of the French revolution. Times were hard. The winters were brutal. To support her family, Jeanne worked from a young age as a shepherdess, kitchen maid, and tending the sick at a Civil and Naval Hospital. In this last position, she discovered her lifeÂ’s vocation: helping others.Confident in her Catholic faith, Jeanne set out to serve those most in need. She cared for the poor and the elderly as if they were her own family, even...
  • Cops: Teen pauses attack on 70-year-old man to celebrate

    09/24/2013 9:19:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 22, 2013 7:46 AM CDT | Updated: Sep 24, 2013 9:51 PM CDT | none stated
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -Authorities say they've charged a Syracuse teenager with the unprovoked beating of a 70-year-old man outside a convenience store, an attack that left the victim in serious condition. Police Chief Frank Fowler says Monday that 18-year-old Romeo Williams has been charged with second-degree assault after Saturday morning's beating of Jim Gifford as he walked across the parking lot outside a 7-Eleven store. Fowler says Williams hit Gifford in the face, knocking him unconscious. Police say Williams then entered the store and celebrated by taking off his hat and holding it up in the air and smiling before...
  • Inspiring Examples of Aged Faith

    09/24/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    ce.com ^ | September 7th, 2010 | Fr. Kyle Schnippel
    Inspiring Examples of Aged Faith September 7th, 2010 by Fr. Kyle Schnippel Last week, I had the opportunity to con-celebrate Mass with two priests who, together, have 120 years of priestly experience.  Only bringing 6 years to the Altar myself, I was somewhat in awe of the two aged servants who have toiled long in the vineyard of the Lord.As I reflect back on this Mass, and as I have continued to grow in friendship with these two men (who are both old enough to be my grandfather!), I continue to marvel at the great gift of the priesthood for...
  • Democrats and Their Dinosaurs

    09/21/2013 8:37:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2013 | Brandon Howell
    Look at the crop of oft-cited Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2016 and you have a hard time surmising how the party’s captured the lion’s share of young voters in recent cycles. Hillary Clinton would take office at age 69, Joe Biden at 73. Both have sought the presidency before, and should Biden again attempt the climb, it’d mean he tried in three different decades. As for the second tier, Andrew Cuomo owes a lion’s share of his presidential caliber to his famous last name, with his father likely being the one Democrat who could’ve stopped Bill Clinton in 1992. Martin...
  • LOL!!! EPIC PICTURE OF GEORGE SOROS AND BRIDE!!!

    09/20/2013 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 124 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 20, 2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Sometimes, God simply laughs, and occasionally, he lets us into the joke. I saw THIS PICTUREof George Soros and his brand new bride on a FR thread. I noticed the text behind him, on the movie poster, and it simply SCREAMED for some attention.I created THIS:
  • Scooter Store Shutting Down After Federal Scrutiny

    09/15/2013 4:19:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 14, 2013
    A Texas-based company that sells wheelchairs and motorized scooters to people with limited mobility announced Friday that it's shutting down for good, following federal scrutiny over its advertising and billing.
  • World’s oldest man dies in NY at age 112

    09/14/2013 6:53:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 8:47 PM EDT
    The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records. Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116. …
  • Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

    09/07/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | september 7, 2013
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits. IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases. IBM's shift is an indication that health-insurance...
  • Elderly Kooky Types (VANITY)

    09/05/2013 9:52:52 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 97 replies
    self | September 5, 2013 | self
    Yesterday many of us participated in a thread entitled "I miss America when it was Decent and Good." Many of us shared our memories and there were some wonderful stories. Today, someone posts that "elderly kooky types" "infest FR" and "go on and on about their grandchildren and what a great president Eisenhower was." Just for kicks (see I'm dating myself already), how many FReepers are "elderly kooky types?"
  • Formal charges filed against teen in rape of Anderson woman, 93 (IN)

    08/26/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT · by digger48 · 30 replies
    FOX59 ^ | Aug. 26, 2013
    ANDERSON – Police announced formal charges against a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the July rape of a 93-year-old Anderson woman. According to Anderson Police Chief Larry Crenshaw, the suspect lived closed to the victim. Crenshaw said police collected DNA samples from several people and connected the suspect to the crime through a DNA match. Charges against Iquise V. Taylor include rape, burglary, criminal confinement and strangulation police announced during a news conference Monday. He’s been charged as an adult. Crenshaw called it a “horrific and unimaginable attack” and said the department was satisfied to bring some kind of closure...
  • Grandmother, 93, pushed down flight of stairs and robbed (shortened)

    08/23/2013 5:25:49 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 23, 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl
    A robber attacked an elderly woman after pretending to help her take pictures of her childhood home when she returned with her daughter after 73 years. Marjorie Ramondetta, 93, and her daughter Linda Reynolds, 65, were allegedly shoved down a flight of stairs in the building by a thug when they came back to the house in Washington Heights in Manhattan, New York. The man then stole the women's purses as they lay bruised at the bottom of the stairs, law-enforcement sources said.
  • WWII Vet Assaulted In N. Spokane Dies; Suspect Photos Released

    08/22/2013 4:54:19 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 33 replies
    khq.com ^ | 8-22-13
    Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood on a call of an assault. When officers responded they located a 88 year-old man in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
  • Ted Cruz’s Father: ‘Obamacare Is Going to Destroy the Elderly’

    08/11/2013 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 11, 2013 | By Michael Falcone
    AMES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the subject of endless 2016 presidential speculation, and if he does decide to run, he’s already learned one important lesson. “You all had the opportunity earlier this afternoon to get to know my father. And as you saw, my dad is very soft spoken,” Cruz joked during a speech in Iowa this weekend. “I will confess, I am today violating what has been a cardinal rule, which is never, ever, ever follow my father at the podium.” Cruz and his father, Rafael, a Texas pastor, both addressed a gathering of Christian conservatives...
  • The Happy Enders' Club (Fiction)(?)

    08/09/2013 2:39:46 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 8, 2013 | Dan Miller
    An article at a12iggymom's Blog about an environmentalist decision to terminate ninety percent of Mother Gaia's population starts with this: The Human Race has been declared a hostile species and a threat to the planet: the environmentalists have said so. Obama’s buddy Cass Sunstein, argues strongly for human euthanasia. “…what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. …” Dave Foreman, Co-Founder of Earth First: “We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.” Roger Martin, environmental activist, “Fewer people mean better lives.” Obamacare death panels. Democrat strategist Steven Rattner said, “We need death panels…until we start allocating health care resources more prudently—rationing, by...
  • 95-Year-Old Vet Dead After Being Tased and Shot With Bean Bags By Cops (while in walker chair)

    08/07/2013 5:26:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 07, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    Family members are questioning the death of a 95-year-old WWII U.S. Air Corps sergeant who killed by cops at an assisted living center last month after resisting medical treatment. John Wrana died from injuries sustained in an incident, which was later ruled as a homicide by the medical examiner, by Park Forest police on July 27. Police were called to Victory Centre, according to the Chicago Tribune, when it was reported by faculty that he was being “combative,” resisting medical treatment to which he was being “involuntarily” committed to. A press release from the police department emailed to the Chicago...
  • 'Officer of the Year' caught on camera attacking 60-year-old man asking for help

    08/03/2013 8:11:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 3, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    An 'Officer of the Year' for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is now under investigation after security footage was released showing him attacking a 60-year-old man who was just reporting a burglary. Last September, victim Brian Hudkins was in town for a business conference. He was staying at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis with one of his employees, Andrew Davis. After dinner, the two went back to the hotel, but Davis was locked out of his room. He heard people behind the door and called Hudkins, believing it was a burglary. The two went downstairs to report the incident to...
  • Autopsy: Bean bag rounds fired by police killed Park Forest man, 95

    07/29/2013 12:15:53 PM PDT · by twister881 · 71 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 28, 2013 | Staff Report
    The 95-year-old resident of a Park Forest senior living community who died after a Friday confrontation with police was killed by the bean-bag rounds police fired at him, the Cook County medical examiner's office determined following an autopsy today. The Cook County medical examiner's office said that the cause of death of John Warna was hemoperitoneum – bleeding in the stomach area from blunt force trauma of the abdomen after he was shot with a bean bag gun.
  • Why Does the AARP Hate Seniors?

    07/16/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 14 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | 07/16/2013 | Erick Erickson
    We know the AARP is typically left-leaning and sided with the Obama Administration on Obamacare and other policies that will wind up hurting seniors. But now it seems they’re siding with the far-left environmental movement to put people out of work and raise energy prices — something that has a direct effect on seniors with fixed incomes. The AARP and Sierra Club worked together to stall nuclear energy legislation in Iowa. They claimed the legislation would hurt seniors when, in reality, the legislation would have incentivized low cost nuclear energy production in Iowa. The AARP joined with the Sierra Club...
  • Elderly man bullied on bus in Los Angeles

    06/28/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Irenic · 66 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | June 26 2013 8pm | Erica Rodriguez
    LOS ANGELES -- An elderly man was terrorized on a Metro bus and it was all caught on camera. Another bus rider appears to strike the man and screams at him after the older man accidentally sat on him. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near Wilshire Avenue and Vermont Boulevard. "I started filming it for my husband who doesn't realize all the crazy stuff that happens on the bus all the time, and then it got really intense," said Erica Rodriguez, who captured the incident on camera. Rodriguez says she's not really surprised that no one stepped in...
  • Parolee pistol-whipped, shot 75-year-old on oxygen, arrest report indicates

    06/03/2013 10:17:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 3, 2013 | Riley Snyder
    A 75-year-old woman found dead in her northwest Las Vegas home in May was beaten with a pistol and shot in the head during a robbery, according to police reports. Jean Main was found dead the morning of May 21 at her home in a gated community on Green Pasture Avenue near Lone Mountain Road and Durango Drive, with her home apparently burglarized. Metro detectives learned that a laptop, Kindle Fire, Main’s purse, $800 and several other items were missing from the house.
  • Man, 83, becomes first Briton to choose Dignitas assisted suicide because he had dementia

    05/31/2013 2:56:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:06 EST, 30 May 2013 | John Stevens
    A retired professional man has become the first British dementia patient to end his life at the Dignitas clinic. The wealthy 83-year-old chose to travel to the controversial clinic in Switzerland because he did not want to face the agony of the progressive disease. He is believed to be the first person to use the clinic’s services solely because of dementia. The unnamed man from England went to the clinic after obtaining a report from a psychiatrist stating he was mentally competent to choose to kill himself. …
  • Retired couples will need $220,000 for medical expenses

    05/16/2013 1:43:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    LifeIncToday.com ^ | John W. Schoen
    Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Don’t forget to include $220,000 for health care costs. That’s how much the average 65-year-old couple will spend on medical expenses through their retirement, according to the latest estimates from Fidelity Investments. If you’ve set your sights on retiring earlier, plan on squirreling away an even bigger savings pile. The average couple hoping to retire at 55 will spend $744,800 on out-of-pocket health costs if they both live to age 85, according to a separate study released Wednesday by the Society of Actuaries. That’s if you’re relatively healthy...
  • Couple Married For 36 Years Allowed Limited, Supervised Visits

    05/15/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT · by redreno · 40 replies
    www.kolotv.com ^ | 05/15/2013 | Ed Pearce
    CARSON, NV - Thelma Kessler is 86, her husband Stanley, 87. They've been married for 36 years, but now in the sunset of their lives they are allowed to see each other for just one hour a week and a court order gives others the power to file for their divorce. Thelma no longer has control of her husband's life. That's responsibility now rests with Carson City Public Guardian Debi Marzoline. After a series of court hearings, Stanley was removed from their home and put in a nursing home. There was an allegation Thelma was starving him and she was...
  • 2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills

    04/23/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills By: Alexander Burns April 23, 2013 04:49 PM EDT Doesn’t anyone want to run for Senate in 2014? Midway through candidate recruitment season, the bad news for Democrats is this: They are watching a generation of talent leave the Senate and head for retirement. The less-bad news: So far, few marquee-name Republicans are interested in these seats either. When Montana Sen. Max Baucus called it quits on Tuesday, he became the latest in a long series of senior legislators to announce that they’ve had quite enough of life on the Hill. National Democrats...
  • Happy 90th Birthday, Mother Angelica!

    04/20/2013 3:19:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 20, 2013
    When Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was launched on Aug. 15, 1981, many felt there would be little demand for a Catholic network. In fact, when Mother M. Angelica, a cloistered nun, fulfilled a promise to our Lord in the early 1960s by founding Our Lady of Angels Monastery in Irondale, Ala., she had no idea she would one day found the largest religious media network in the world. Who could have imagined that a cloistered nun would found a global television network? Who could have predicted that a network funded entirely by donations from “people in the pews” instead of...
  • Scooter Store Files For Bankruptcy After Overbilling Medicare At Least $47 Million

    04/15/2013 4:08:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    If you watch daytime TV or have been stuck watching daytime TV while visiting your parents, surely you’re familiar with The Scooter Store. The power wheelchair vendor has had some trouble lately, including accusations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, a raid by the FBI, and even a lawsuit from the company’s hometown, of New Braunfels, Texas. The company laid off most of its employees, and plans to deal directly with health care providers, rather than blanketing the airwaves and selling directly to consumers. Those investigations came after a scathing investigative piece by CBS News about the company. (Warning: the video...