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GODFATHER POLITICS by MARK HORNE

Exiling The Elderly: Germany Puts Retirees Offshore

posted on December 28, 2012 by

It has been a recurring complaint that businesses and corporations are leaving the country and looking for places where labor is cheaper and the dollar stretches farther. This is natural behavior, dictated by economics. But what happens when public and private groups begin the same process with retirees? This has already begun for Germans, and became a custom before anyone noticed it was happening. Thus, the Daily Mail:

“German pensioners are being sent to care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia in what has been described as an ‘inhumane deportation.’ Rising numbers of the elderly and sick are moved overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Some private healthcare providers are even building homes overseas, while state insurers are also investigating whether they can care for their clients abroad. Experts describe a ‘time bomb’ of increasing numbers unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes.”

I suppose someone is going to claim that “it can’t happen here.” I wouldn’t be so sure. Already, in the United States, many retirees end up in institutional settings who virtually disappear from view in the wider world. How bad will the situation get when real poverty and a reduction in the standard of living hits US citizens who have needy parents?

In the case of Germans, we are talking about people who were led to believe that they would be “cared for” in their late years, and who allowed their wages to be garnished and given to a pension that was supposed to meet their needs. I think it is pretty obvious that no German worked and contributed to the plan in order to be deported to a foreign country in his sunset years. Yet this is exactly the fate that awaits them.

“The Sozialverband Deutschland (VdK), a socio-political advisory group, said the fact that many Germans were unable to afford the costs of a retirement home in their own country was a huge ‘alarm signal.’ ‘We simply cannot let those people, who built Germany up to be what it is, be deported,’ VdK’s president Ulrike Mascher told The Guardian. ‘It is inhumane.’ Researchers found an estimated 7,146 German pensioners living in retirement homes in Hungary in 2011. More than 3,000 were in the Czech Republic and more than 600 in Slovakia. There were also unknown numbers in Spain, Greece and the Ukraine, as well as Thailand and the Philippines. Some told researchers they were there out of choice as costs were lower, while standards of care were often higher. But many others admitted they moved reluctantly.”

If it is really true that “standards of care were often higher,” then maybe some people won’t mind. But what happens as the economic depression deepens and spreads across the world? Will we stop sending our elderly to other countries when their standards of care decline? Will we ever admit that the standards are declining?

Without wanting to cause unnecessary fear, I have to ask: what will be the legal environment in these foreign countries where the retirees are sent to live? While I have probably seen too many “soylent green” type movies, I could imagine a horror scenario where a country makes money by “caring” for our retirees and, at the same time, exporting food products to us.

Even if that is extreme, I still want to know, where are the children of these retirees? Are they content to see their parents moved abroad? The myth of the state is that it can replace the family. Traditionally, children have looked after their aged parents. The state is proving to be a poor substitute.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8737/exiling-the-elderly-germany-puts-retirees-offshore/#ixzz2GNYE5Fs0

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GODFATHER POLITICS by PHILIP HODGES

UK Considers Banning Kitchen Knives

posted on December 27, 2012 by

We joke about it here in the U.S. that maybe the UK should ban kitchen knives since they can be used to kill someone. It looks like the UK may have taken those jokes a little too seriously because they’ve been considering banning long, pointed kitchen knives for the past several years. Researchers from West Middlesex University Hospital found that crime in their country was on the rise, and that kitchen knives were used in as many as half of all stabbings.

At least they’re being consistent. They thought guns were dangerous, so they banned guns. Now, they’re acknowledging that knives have taken the place of guns and are dangerous and should also be banned. BBC News reported:

“The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen. None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed. The researchers said a short pointed knife may cause a substantial superficial wound if used in an assault – but is unlikely to penetrate to inner organs. In contrast, a pointed long blade pierces the body like ‘cutting into a ripe melon.’”

After they’ve banned long, pointy kitchen knives, are they going to ban sharp pencils? Nail files? Screwdrivers? Fists? They can keep banning all these objects, but people will always find other means of inflicting injury or death if that’s what they really want to do.

I think the U.S. is a long way away from banning kitchen knives. They’d first have to confiscate all the guns, and that’s just not going to be possible anytime soon.

I really don’t think that those in power over us want an all-out bloody war in order to disarm us. They know they have to be careful. They would much rather “conquer” us through our consent. They just want us to submit. We’re the frogs in the pot of water, and with every law that gets enacted, the heat turns up a little. We acclimate, and then they turn up the heat again, but only a little. Over time, we Americans simply forget and get used to the tyranny that we’ve grown up in and lived through. Before we know it, the water will be boiling us, and by then it will be too late for us to fight back. They want nothing more than a bunch of willing slaves who believe they are free and secure in government’s chains, which they see as the protective arms of a loving mother.

With every massacre that the media turns into an international spectacle, people’s brains will be numbed just a little more. With every opinion poll taken after each massacre, people will show their increasing willingness to just submit, turn in their guns and let the government take care of them.

One hopeful thing is for sure, though. In the midst of all these self-deceived slaves, there will always be a remnant of real freedom-lovers who refused to acclimate to tyranny.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8721/uk-considers-banning-kitchen-knives/#ixzz2GNafTGhb

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THE RIGHT SCOOP

Michelle Malkin hammers Cuomo for wanting to confiscate guns and the Left’s hypocrisy on gun control

Posted by  The Right Scoop on December 27th, 2012 in Politics

While thanking Cuomo for at least being honest, Malkin points out that what Cuomo wants to do in confiscating guns is exactly what many 2nd amendment-supporting Americans have feared and thus have been belittled for by the élite leftist press. She also points to the hypocrisy of what she calls the “concealed weapon for me but not for thee” crowd, like Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid who have both had concealed firearms for protection at some point in their lives.

But more than anything she blasts these cynical attempts at gun control as doing nothing to solve the problem they are purported to solve, pointing out that this is more an agenda of gun control than of protecting our children in schools.

She also slams Sam Donaldson for his condescending comments aimed at the Tea Party this past weekend, saying that he’s probably been ‘hitting the sauce too much’.

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