10 rapidly aging countries

These countries have the greatest proportions of senior citizens. Where does the U.S. rank?

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Jun 27, 2014 9:16PM
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Their is a lot of knowledge and wisdom in seniors. They should be treated with respect. Adolf Hitler burned the books and killed the old. He was the supreme everything which did not work out. People could learn a lot from seniors but too many are treated like old discarded, not wanted items. It is the countries loss to treat them badly. No respect for them today could mean the same for all later. I remember the electric three wheel carts of the seniors in the fifties which were outlawed and today the four wheel golf carts used for everything in senior communities. The old guys and dolls are the ones who hung in there. They would make better consultants than Wal-Mart greeters.
Jul 4, 2014 3:37PM
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us old farts can take care our self. I am 72, still hold full time job ,and work faster then people halve   my age
Jun 30, 2014 1:19PM
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Notice the more educated, stable, free countries have lower birth rates. Notice where religion dominates, there is higher birth rates. One major problem in the world today, as it has been for decades, is too many people, and too many people who should not have children for many reasons. I was born and raised Roman Catholic and I am totally disgusted not only at the Church's denial of its own, bloody history, and denial of its current scandals, but how it twists and uses the "Bible" to promote an ideological agenda that has nothing to do with the "Bilbe," "God", "history," or "religion." It keeps preaching "hope" for the poor while making sure they keep the "poor" poor by encouraging more children and preaching against birth control like it's the work of the "devil." Republicans and conservatives in the US preach "family values" which mirror all the major organized religions' baloney against birth control and less children. Why do thousands come here every year? One reason: hope. No hope in countries where the "church" or "religion" makes sure you will forever be "poor" by having children they can not take care of and who will never get a decent education or have the freedom to choose what kind of life they would like when they get old enough to choose. It is a war against all the organized religions and those who want to keep a steady stream of customers by making sure they stay forever "poor." Not only that, but anybody like Rick Santorum, who is a "christian" and brags about having 8 or 9 kids": well, that's 8 or 9 more cars on the road, and more water, and paper, and trash, and if they each go out and have 3 kids, there's 27 more cars, and more food, and more roads, and more water use. No one has the right to have children and say it's their personal business. Not any more.
Jun 28, 2014 12:43AM
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The sister article to this one - No Crime, No Traffic, No Kids is a good one. I live in one of those places. No Crime - We have retired men & women cops who are our posse. They patrol day & night and are on it. Golf Carts coming and going to and from residence are the most traffic . Kids & grand kids visit but are limited to 90 days. The hospitals are award winning ones and specialize in older people. The recreational clubs come with the deal. Lots of golf courses, swimming pools, arts & crafts plus private fishing lakes where you do not need a license. Retired marine biologist help create a good habitant for fish. Living in a community of responsible older adults is quite nice.

Jul 4, 2014 5:45PM
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  Millions of Americans could care less about the number of retirees, what they do care about is the fact that they've been paying into a system for 50 years and when they turn 65 they want their money. The government better standby, it's a sure bet everyone of those 72 million retirees will be voting.
Jul 4, 2014 5:03PM
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My grandson just recently started working for an old folks home to get his CNA and then continue on to nursing. He came home the other day and said to me "Gramma, you will never go to a nursing home. They treat the people there like crap...really really bad." This made me cry. I said "Thank You Heavenly Father for letting my grandson see my future."
Jul 4, 2014 5:13PM
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Interesting how many of the countries with the oldest folks were key players in WWII.  There is much to be learned from the older generations if young people but had the time to listen and ask questions.  Maybe they could help keep some mistakes from being repeated.  Look through history at what has happened to countries who do not value the older generations, many of them experienced and are experiencing bigger problems than we are here.,
Jul 4, 2014 7:46PM
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Yes.....I'm gettin' old too....have a lot of time in my hands now....I can appreciate how dumb the country is getting....the poor sheep.....no culture, no personality....not even opinion....america is in trouble....
Jul 4, 2014 4:26PM
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One assumes "old" is bad " because the "old" live on SS, do not work and do not contribute to the economy (?).  How about 15 MILLION  illegal aliens  who  live on welfare, do not work and do not contribute to the economy?  It only makes sense to "progressives" (liberals/ leftists/ dims/ communitarians/ marxists/ communists - whatever they are calling themselves this year).
Jun 27, 2014 8:23PM
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The pop in the number of old people represents countries where families were more affordable in the past.  Who ever has the greatest percentage of older people represents the country with the most affordable living conditions  decades earlier.  And guess what?  The U.S. is not at the top of the list!.
Jul 4, 2014 5:05PM
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P.S. And thank you for my grandson, that loves me with all his heart.
Jul 4, 2014 8:29PM
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We would have a greater % if Obama would enforce our existing laws and secure our border.
Jul 4, 2014 3:58PM
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ALL THE YOUNG ILLEGAL'S COMING IN WILL KEEP IN BALLANCE
Jul 4, 2014 8:01PM
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When you see a numberr in front of a title, you can be pretty sure it is a worthless MSN article:  10 countries, 5 things...7 ideas....But this one!  I knew they would have to have the US in there!!!!!!!!!  I hear all the time from whitecoats and legal drug dealers "We iss livin lunger."  I tell them look at the obits.  Go into any cemetery.  Look at the birth and death dates.  Yes, we have some that are 100 and older, but those usually are the ones who avoided whitecoats and legal drug dealers until just the last few years.   Then, they die pretty soon.  A lady in Arkansas is 116.  She says to "follow God!"  Good advice!!!  Health and longevity does not come in a pill bottle.
Jul 4, 2014 7:45PM
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WTF? Why is this relevant to any thing?

My retirement is in 12 days this info is useless as is most of what I see on msn.

How about something that is helpful instead of this useless drivel...

Jul 5, 2014 4:57AM
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Frigging Obama!  He's made everybody old in America.
Jul 5, 2014 1:50AM
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The USA would be a terminal population decline 
without illegal immigration and their off spring ! 
2.1 Children are not enough to replace the WORKERS
to take care of the Old !  The BOOMER women had lots of sex
and lived like selfish men, but even WORSE !
But, in History this is not unusual !

ALL Great Nations decline from within !
Wealthy Nations always decline when 
Men and NOW Women are equal opportunity Narcissists 
in NOT having the necessary replacement children !

Read the Prophet of Narcissism in the 20th Century !
"The Culture of Narcissism," C. Laisch 1979
Jul 4, 2014 8:04PM
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in all respect,if you notice with the exception of Japan,all the countries that are getting ready to experience large amounts of older folks are white,that is right,why,because white people stop breeding.They are enjoying early retirement and a carefree lifestyle with no kids to tie them down.The browns and blacks are just the opposite,they breed until her uterus falls out.The only joy I have is in the solice when whitey is gone,these mooching brown skins and blacks will die of tribal war and starvation because none of them has the brains to manage what whitey will leave behind,just look at Detroit and south Africa
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