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  • George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'

    01/18/2017 4:32:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    Politicl ^ | 01/18/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    “Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10. “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.” “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country,” he continued. “If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
  • TIME George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says

    01/18/2017 1:13:41 PM PST · by fision · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jamie Gangel
    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement. Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after "experiencing fatigue and coughing," McGrath said in the same statement.
  • Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

    01/17/2017 8:37:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers over 60 now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The skyrocketing cost of college has placed a particular burden on older Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay back growing debts in their retirement years, according to the report. Nearly 40 percent of federal student loan borrowers over age 65 are in default, the highest rate for any age group, the data show....
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Trump fires legendary inauguration announcer

    01/14/2017 1:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    In an unprecedented move, President-elect Donald Trump has fired traditional inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman, replacing him with Steve Ray. Ray is a Washington, DC.-based freelance announcer, and formerly volunteered with Trump's campaign. Brotman, 88, has announced every inauguration parade since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn into office in 1957. In an interview with CTV News Channel on Thursday, Brotman said, "Devastated is a word that covers it all. Yes, I was really disappointed, to say the least... I’m asking, ‘Did I do something? Am I too old? What’s going on?" Brotman told CNN he "thought he was going...
  • Exclusive: Charles Manson left prison for hospital treatment months ago

    01/04/2017 2:46:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 001/04/201 | Jamie Schram
    Charles Manson has been battling an illness for some time inside a California penitentiary – and was first rushed to a hospital off prison grounds months ago, The Post has learned. “He’s been getting treatment at that hospital for a while. I was told months ago they removed him from the prison for an undisclosed illness,” a Corrections Department official told The Post on Wednesday. “He’s 82, man. He was the guy who said he’s going to live forever, but I never believed it,” the source added. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was suffering from...
  • China’s ‘Godfather of Real Estate’ Pitches Reverse Mortgages to Skeptical Elders

    12/29/2016 10:05:50 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 December 2016 | Sui-Lee Wee
    He is known in China as the "godfather of real estate," helping lay the groundwork for private homeownership in China, a move that enriched millions and laid the foundations for a vibrant and thriving Chinese middle class. Now, Meng Xiaosu wants a lot of Chinese — the older ones, specifically — to cash out. Older people need to mortgage their homes to address China's looming demographic bust, Mr. Meng argues. Because of China's now-defunct one-child policy and other social trends, the country has a rapidly graying population that someday soon may become too expensive for the Chinese government to support....
  • Harry Reid on the Democratic Party: ‘It Appears We’re Going to Have an Old-Folks’ Home’

    12/27/2016 8:41:11 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 27th, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    In a lengthy profile piece in New York Magazine, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid discussed the future of the Democratic Party, especially with him the prospect of him no longer being in the Senate to act as the vocal opposition to the incoming Trump administration. While covering Reid speaking to his staffers earlier this month ahead of his final weekly lunch with Senate Democrats, the Nevada Senator was observed giving his thoughts on the possibilities the party had for the White House in 2020. Another aide brought up Joe Biden’s recent remark that he was thinking about running for...
  • Reid: Dem 2020 class looks like an 'old folks' home'

    12/27/2016 9:35:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Reid: Dem 2020 class looks like an 'old folks' home' By Mallory Shelbourne - 12/27/16 10:01 AM EST The prospective class of Democrats who could run for president in 2020 is shaping up as an "old-folks’ home," according to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Reid made the remark earlier this month when asked by an aide whether he might support a White House run by Vice President Biden, according to New York Magazine. In response to the question, Reid mentioned the age of several prominent Democrats who are talked about as likely candidates in 2020. “It depends on...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress Famous for Her Glamour (and Her Marriages), Dies at 99

    12/18/2016 6:46:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny times ^ | December 18, 2016 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99. The cause was heart failure, her longtime publicist Edward Lozzi said. Married at least eight times, calling everyone “Dahlink,” flaunting a diamonds-and-furs lifestyle and abetted by gossip columnists and tabloid headline writers, Ms. Gabor played the coifed platinum femme fatale in plunging necklines in dozens of film and television roles, many of them cameos as herself. Her career, which...
  • Pope Francis Is Going to Be 80 -- The Possibility of a Resignation

    12/18/2016 4:01:22 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 32 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | December 17, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Pope Francis is crossing the threshold of 80: Ingravescentem aetatem (advanced age), as the motu proprio of 21 November 1970 by Paul VI declared, which, by reaching this age, requires all cardinals to put their tasks to an end, and deprives them of the right to participate in the conclave. Paul VI. established this rule to create a new "Montinian" curia. Moreover, he introduced a fundamental contradiction in the Church's more than a thousand years of practice. If the advanced age is an impediment to the direction of a diocese or a dicastery, and even prevents a cardinal from choosing a pope, how can we imagine that a...
  • Biden on Future Leaders of the Democratic Party: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and Me

    12/11/2016 8:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | December 11, 2016
    ‘I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for the Democrats’ he leaders of the Democratic Party of the future will be Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, said Joe Biden in an interview Sunday. The outgoing vice president appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper: TAPPER: “Who is the leader of the Democratic Party as of January 21st?" BIDEN: “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader. There are voices that hopefully will be heard. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice...
  • Living Legend Kirk Douglas Turns 100! A Look Back at the Star's Most Iconic Performances

    12/09/2016 7:54:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Entertainment Today ^ | 12/09/2016 | by Zach Seemayer
    Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood's most celebrated icons, turns 100 on Friday, marking a milestone in a life filled with some of the best roles a star could hope for and some of the best performances anyone has ever given. With three Oscar nominations and an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar under his belt, ET is taking a look back at some of Douglas' greatest films in honor of his special day.
  • Harry Reid wants to stay, says blind eye forced retirement

    12/06/2016 4:10:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has few regrets, but one is his injury-forced retirement from the Senate. "I love this institution," he said. "I wish I could be here forever." In a profile for GW, the George Washington University magazine, the school alum said an exercise accident that blinded his right eye two years ago has forced him to leave.
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • Schumer: Republicans Are 'Plotting a War on Seniors'

    11/30/2016 6:18:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 5:45 AM EST | Susan Jones
    During the presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump said he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but no matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the next Senate minority leader, on Tuesday warned that Republicans are “plotting a war on seniors.” The New York Democrat said he was “so disappointed” that Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary. “When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart,” Schumer told a news conference on Capitol Hill. …
  • Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

    11/28/2016 5:25:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    Rome (AFP) - An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century. Born November 29, 1899, she is the world's oldest living person and the secret to her longevity appears to lie in eschewing usual medical wisdom. "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she told AFP in an interview last month in her room in Verbania, a town in northern Italy on Lake Maggiore.
  • Orrin Hatch Feeling Urge to Run in 2018

    11/16/2016 7:06:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 16, 2016
    The Senate’s longest serving Republican is thinking about running for another term. Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a member of the Senate since 1977 and its president pro tempore, said after Wednesday’s leadership elections that he was getting significant pressure to seek an eighth term. Hatch, 82, had previously said he would retire at the end of his current term, in two years time.  - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/orrin-hatch-gwetting-pressure-run-2018#sthash.7I5y84K3.dpuf
  • Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 6:54:29 AM PST · by Cboldt · 77 replies
    Harry Reid Press Release ^ | November 11, 2016 | Harry Reid
    "I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America. "White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump's victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear - especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America. "I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours...
  • Is this legal? Busing the "older" folks to the voting booths, and...

    11/07/2016 3:18:38 PM PST · by adorno · 72 replies
    myself | 11/07/2016 | myself
    Today, "a lady I know" who is a social worker, told me about how she was told by several of the older folks she has as clients, were all bused to their voting site, and were assisted by those who did the busing, and all of them were assisted to vote for Hillary, exclusively. Many of those elderly are over the age of 70 and don't follow politics, and frankly, don't care one way or the other, but, their votes went exclusively to Hillary.
  • On the Paradoxical Beauty of Dying

    11/07/2016 8:15:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Paradoxical Beauty of Dying Msgr. Charles Pope • November 6, 2016 • As most of you know, the Washington, D.C. City Council recently took a step toward legalizing physician-assisted suicide for those with less than six months to live.Although I have written elsewhere about the dangerous implications of this legislation, in today’s post I want to stand up for the dying, at home and in nursing homes, the fully lucid and those with advanced Alzheimer’s, those who are moving toward death relatively painlessly and those who are suffering.As a priest, it has been my privilege to accompany...
  • Early voting data shows World War I veterans overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton

    11/07/2016 8:59:36 AM PST · by glorgau · 53 replies
    Duffel Blog ^ | Oct 28 1016 | Yossarian
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With over seven million votes cast so far in the U.S. presidential election, early voting data is pointing to a tight race in most key battleground states. But there is one battleground upon which the Donald Trump campaign appears to be headed towards utter defeat: The fight for votes from World War I veterans. With at least 25,000 World War I veterans casting their votes thus far, the party affiliation breakdown of submitted ballots is suggesting a hard break towards the Clinton camp among veterans who fought in the Great War from 1914-1918, sources say. Some 98...
  • Violent crime against NYC’s elderly continues to rise

    11/03/2016 9:21:41 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Sarah Trefethen and Daniel Prendergast
    New York’s criminal element has sunk to a new despicable low in 2016, as crimes against the elderly have skyrocketed thanks to a wave of violent attacks on senior citizens, according to newly released NYPD statistics. Slightly more than 1,000 people over 65 have been assaulted across the city through Oct. 31 — a 16 percent increase over the 863 old folks who were attacked in the same period in 2015, cops said.
  • Snotty Cheerleaders Get A HUGE Dose Of Karma After Being RUDE To Elderly WWII Vet

    10/18/2016 4:24:56 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 86 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 16, 2016 | DI Staff
    It's always wonderful when karma comes calling at the right time, and for one school principal along with his band of bratty cheerleaders, that day came just at the right time. They thought no one would find out about the sick thing they did to World War II veterans, but once the word got out, the backlash was so enormous, it went on to make national news. On September 30, 12 cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the national anthem. While we’ve gotten used to these disgusting displays of disrespect across...
  • ‘Forever an optimist,’ son says of slain dad (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2016 7:31:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 11, 2016 | Chris Villani
    A heartbroken son remembered his murdered 95-year-old father as an adventurer beloved by all who knew him as the two suspects held in connection with his slaying in Orange are set to appear before a judge in Virginia. “He had a great personality, forever an optimist,” Thomas Harty, 64, told the Herald about his late father, also named Thomas. “He lived by the theory of Henry Ford. He said, ‘If you believe you can do something, or you believe you can’t, you’ll be right.’ “He always thought he could,” Harty said.
  • High-profile Republican to endorse Clinton on Wednesday

    09/28/2016 5:06:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    A high-profile Republican will officially endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, the Democratic nominee's campaign announced Tuesday evening. Former Navy secretary and Sen. John Warner is set to back Clinton Wednesday morning, adding his name to the list of conservatives who have picked the Obama Cabinet member over Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • 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...
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
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  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • Calcium Supplements Linked To Dementia Risk In Older Women

    09/18/2016 5:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Health Day News ^ | 9-18-2016
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. And that seems particularly true if a woman has already sustained an event causing poor blood flow to the brain (cerebrovascular disease), such as from a stroke, researchers said. The study can't prove cause-and-effect. However, dementia risk was seven times higher in female stroke survivors who took calcium supplements, compared to women with a history of stroke who didn't use the supplements, the findings showed. The risk of dementia also...
  • Thieves Target Elderly People Across City in Latest Round of Robberies

    09/15/2016 8:53:29 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Sep 15, 2016
    Thieves snatched a purse from an 84-year-old woman in the Bronx on Wednesday — the latest in what has been a series of unrelated attacks, some of them violent, on older and elderly people across the city. The two hooded men grabbed the purse from the woman as she sat on a bench at a bus stop at 1635 East 174th Street in Bronx River just before 6 a.m.
  • 93-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Woman Robbed in East Harlem Store

    09/09/2016 6:54:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | J.J. GALLAGHER
    A 93-year-old woman robbed in East Harlem says she doesn't know how she'll pay her bills this month after a thief ran off with $600 in cash she had just taken out of the bank. "I feel terrible, and just keep thinking about it," Maria Vasquez told WABC, a local ABC affiliate. She says she planned to use the money to pay for her monthly bills and now worries about how she'll get by, WABC reports. "I need that money, because my husband passed away seven years ago. Until the money comes next month, I'm not sure how I'm going...
  • Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack (Georgia)

    09/01/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 101 replies
    WSB TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Nicole Carr
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. - An elderly woman who was beaten and burned inside her Meriwether County home has died weeks after the attack, the county's coroner confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. Dorothy Dow, 83, was lying in her bed when three men and a woman kicked in her back door and attacked her in early August, according to police. "These suspects began to demand money from Miss Dow. She pleaded with them that she didn't have any money. They began to brutally beat her,” Sheriff Chuck Smith said. The family said Dow’s right and left arms were broken, and...
  • 104-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen After Two Decades

    08/27/2016 12:59:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Aug 27, 2016
    A 104-year-old Jamaican mother became a naturalized U.S. citizen Friday, after living two decades in South Florida.
  • On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama

    08/13/2016 8:03:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | August 13, 2016 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honor broadcast on state television Saturday evening. "I want to express my deepest gratitude for the shows of respect, greetings and praise that I've received in recent days, which give me strength to reciprocate with ideas that I will send to party militants and relevant organizations," he wrote.
  • Hillary supporter attacks elderly pro-Trump protester as he tries to stop him burning US flag

    08/01/2016 3:08:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | Aug 1,2016 | Chris Spargo
    A Hillary Clinton supporter was arrested outside the Democratic nominee's rally in Pittsburgh on Saturday for attacking an elderly man. Joshua Sturman, 23, walked over to a group of protesters holding Donald Trump signs across the street from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and attempted to light an American flag on fire before tackling a man to the ground according to the criminal complaint in the case. He was apprehended by police on the scene soon after and is now facing charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, causing or risking catastrophe and recklessly endangering another person.
  • 1 dead, 8 hurt as car plows into Los Angeles bible group

    07/28/2016 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 2:30 AM EDT
    A car has plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of 11 mostly elderly people were holding a bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured, authorities said. The red sedan left a gaping hole in the house in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood on Wednesday night and was almost entirely inside when it stopped. …
  • Carter: Trump 'violates' our founding principles

    07/27/2016 5:26:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Jimmy Carter ripped Donald Trump in a video address to Democratic delegates Tuesday night by claiming the Republican presidential nominee has "violated some of the most important moral and ethical principles on which our nation was founded." The 39th president predicted this election will affect Americans "for generations" and praised Hillary Clinton as the ideal candidate to be competing against Trump.
  • Priest murdered, hostages taken during Mass at French church

    07/26/2016 5:35:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016
    PARIS –  Two attackers reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before slitting the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically injuring at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.The terrorists, who French President Francois Hollande said had pledged their allegiance to ISIS, were later shot and killed by police."[ISIS] has declared war on us," Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy." The priest, identified by Sky News as Jacques Hamel, was dead...
  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    Congressman Steve King of Iowa violated the greatest taboo in mainstream American politics. He defended White people, and said their contributions to civilization were greater than other groups. His remarks were in response to a leftist political commentator, Charlie Pierce, who said that Republicans should stop being the party of old White people. Here is a story on the controversy: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-steve-king-clarifies-remarks-white-people-civilization/story?id=40687050
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    statesman.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Breaking: Patient, employee shot and killed at Florida hospital

    07/17/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: An elderly patient and an employee were shot and killed at a Florida hospital Sunday morning in what police are calling “an isolated incident.”
  • John Dingell, longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, turns 90

    07/08/2016 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    Michigan Radio ^ | 7/8/2016 | LEV FACHER
    John Dingell turns 90 today, meaning he's spent barely over one-third of his life not representing Southeast Michigan in Congress. With 59 years of service, Dingell remains the longest-serving congressman in the history of the United States. His wife, Debbie, succeeded him as the representative from Michigan's 12th Congressional District when he retired in 2014. Dingell is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in recent years has developed a cult following on Twitter -- not exactly a hotbed of octogenarian politicians. In honor of Dingell's birthday, greetings are pouring in from around the country. Among the more...
  • DON'T LET OLD PEOPLE VOTE!

    06/30/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    OZY ^ | JUN 292016 | FIONA ZUBLINJUN
    Sixteen years. That’s how much longer the average British voter aged 65 and older will live, according to one analysis, which means that’s how long they’ll have to live with the outcome of last week’s Brexit referendum. Since older voters are estimated to have turned out in huge numbers — and voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union — Britain’s graying generation is partly responsible for the biggest drop in the pound in decades, for the uncertainty in lives of millions of EU citizens in Britain and British citizens in the EU, and for bringing to power a group of...
  • Girls beat elderly woman on NYC subway after she asked them to move feet - turned in by mother

    06/04/2016 9:03:55 AM PDT · by heartwood · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    The two teenage girls who are being accused of beating an elderly woman so severely that she had to be rushed to a New York City hospital have reportedly been turned in to police. The New York Daily News reports that police are questioning the two suspects, with the first girl being brought in Friday morning by her mother after she recognized her from surveillance photos released by authorities after the attack. The second suspect was brought in shortly after. The young women were traveling together on a subway car Thursday afternoon when 78-year-old Norma Trotman reportedly approached the two...
  • Former PA Sen. Wofford, 90, announces marriage to a man

    04/25/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 4/24/16
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford announced Sunday that he is marrying a man 50 years his junior, almost 20 years after his wife died. Wofford, a Democrat who was also a top adviser to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., announced his marriage to Matthew Charlton in a New York Times op-ed....
  • Ex-Pa. Senator Harris Wofford, 90, announces same-sex marriage in op-ed

    04/24/2016 2:32:18 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 81 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 04-24-2016 | Lindsay Kimble
    Nearly 20 years after the death of his wife, former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pennsylvania, penned a moving New York Times editorial Sunday, announcing his intention to marry a man 50 years his junior.
  • Fidel Castro tells Cuba’s Communist Party he will soon die

    04/19/2016 2:31:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Michael Weissenstein/AP
    HAVANA — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he will soon die and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. “I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said in his most extensive public appearance in years. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and...
  • Children of the 1930s: “The Last Ones”

    04/11/2016 2:17:44 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Today's email | 4/11/2016 | Unknown
    Born in the 1930s we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “last ones.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...