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Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:50:51 AM »
Hi Guys, my wife just received a text message outlining how to get around the shortage of age care places for the old and infirm:

Say you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you. So, what do you do? You opt for Medicare Plan G.
The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Plan G) and one bullet. You are allowed to shoot one worthless politician. This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library, and all the Health Care you need. Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That's great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart? They are all covered!

As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now! And, who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you they can't afford for you to go into a nursing home. And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it. And now, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any more income taxes!

Is this a great country or what? Now that I've solved your senior financial plan, enjoy the rest of your week!


Not advocating criminal behavior just pointing out the inequality of the system.

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 07:48:08 AM »

The truthful irony is very sad.

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:11:41 AM »
Surely three or four bullets would be better?  Politicians breed faster than lawyers or lab rats

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 03:32:08 AM »
 Still applies in most of the world today and used to be common in the west. Elderly Mom and Dad moved in with the first born son until the end of their days. 

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 05:05:28 PM »
RE buickanddeere:  Moved in with the eldest son into the house the parents built or inherited from his father.  Daughters?  Marry well.

If I were choosing children for my retirement years I go for not pretty kinda pudgy girls.  And yes, they could have my toys.

The poor politician.  I think I know a couple of other people that I might move up to the front of the line.  Is vengeance less honorable than patriotism?  People get the representatives they vote for and deserve.  Yes; we have the leadershipness we deserve.  Let us rejoice in all he is teaching.

I've thought this program for fatal medical diagnosises might just be the solution.  Not necessarily murder but something that would get you 1 year to life under mandatory sentencing. 
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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 10:24:21 PM »

Once again Casey, the only thing I can be sure of after reading your post is that your internet Connection is Functioning correctly.   ???

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 06:13:36 PM »
Hmmmmm,

You know glort;

I've read it again and thought the same thing.  And that I can still keyboard whist riding a zero gravity chair.

I wonder which one of my fantasies will be closest to my assisted care life.  Spending my days in an adjustable bed being spoon feed world class chicken soup by beautiful nurse trainees or life in prison being adjusted in bed every once in a while by a "room mate".

I know which one I'm rooting for.  And you?

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »

I wonder which one of my fantasies will be closest to my assisted care life.  Spending my days in an adjustable bed being spoon feed world class chicken soup by beautiful nurse trainees or life in prison being adjusted in bed every once in a while by a "room mate".

I know which one I'm rooting for.  And you?

Rooting apparently being the operative word.
It's one of your fantasies to be in prison and be faked up every so often when big Bubba comes to " Visit"?  :o
Wow!  Thought I had some weird Ideas but can't say I have ever thought of any " Fantasy" like that.  I'm straight so to me that would be about the most terrifying thing I could think of but ' ya know.... man on man love is all legal now so each to their own.  ???

I looked after my grandmother for many years as she got older. While the rest of my friends were in their '20s living the best years of my life, I was taking care of gran. Don't regret a second of it.  If it had not been for her I'd have been a street kid and probably dead long ago.

Not long turned 30 and I was nursing my father in law with cancer full time. I saw my Mother in law die from it a few years earlier.

I decided a Loooong time ago, I won't be hanging round to be a burden on anyone. As I just said in another thread, lot of ways to end your days and fked if I'll hang around being sick and going through what my grandmother or inlaws did.  Bit of luck I won't get dementure.  I have seen a couple of people with that too. One friends father was a very strong willed and physical man even when he was 70 and now 5 years later does not recognize his own Children.

I ever get anything and am told the clock is ticking and it's all down hill, I won't be taking the ride, I'll be straight over the cliff.

If you think some hot chick you can perve on is good enough reason to stick around, all I can say is well done, you have certainly had a much happier and fulfilling life than I have if that would be worth while.

Not at all sure why you describe the alternative as one of your fantasies, Clearly you and I have a VERY different outlook on things!

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 04:02:43 PM »
When I first read Casey's post the old movie with the theme song "Dueling Banjo's" sprang to mind

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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 05:47:33 PM »
I read recently that this is a big problem in Japan, especially from the elderly who have lost their spouse.  They are trying classic, pathetic, ''reeducation'' programs to reduce repeaters.


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Re: Solution to lack of age care places in Australia
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 05:30:09 PM »
Well obviously some of you think all fantasies are good.  Some are not.  Some are real scary.  I'll bet you call them nightmares.  My favorite part of some fantasies is realizing that they are fantasies.  Bubba has helped me resist temptation more than once.

I helped my mother the last four or so years of her life.  The big questions are:  1.)  Am I doing this for her or for me?  2.) Am I doing this for her or to her.  I'm sure you can adjust the pronouns.

If I had it to do over I just might put a cigarette machine in the bedroom next to her bed.  I'm glad we always had ice cream available.  Thank goodness for Socialist Security and Medicare.  And how the hell does someone eat two poached eggs on toast every morning for 50 years and still look forward to it?

I have a friend that just picked up his "medications".  If today was absolutely shit and tomorrow doesn't have any hope of being better?  I get it.

As I've mentioned; I've lost 30+ pounds in a downsizing program and was about to throw my "big boy" pants away and realized two days ago that I shouldn't throw them away as they'll fit much better when I start wearing diapers.  A neighbor is just starting radiation on his prostrate and shared his new air travel costume.  The down side is that the extra warmth will really cut my sperm count down.  ;~D

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