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    What Happens to the Aging Brain

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...he-aging-brain

    Deterioration of the brain sneaks up on most of us. The first clue might be hearing loss, especially in the higher frequencies. We may be forced into bifocals, even trifocals. But the most serious signs of deterioration occur in the brain.

    As we age, our reflexes slow. We walk and act slower. We even talk slower. Our memory starts to fail, especially the short-term form of memory ability that is so crucial for learning new things.

    Brain-scan technology reveals aging can cause the brain to shrink. Nerve tracts in the brain shrivel, making the cerebrospinal fluid cavities larger and even leaving gaping holes in the brain. Shriveling occurs in the neuron terminal branches that form the contact points among neurons. People may lose 40% or more of dopamine neurons causing Parkinsonís disease.

    These are brutal truths. Whole societies are being affected in major economic and social ways in countries where the population is aging rapidly, such as Japan (23% over 65), Germany (20.5%), Italy (20.4%), and the U.S. (13%). The countries that show that fastest rate of change in population age, in order, are Iran, Vietnam, Mexico, India, and South Korea. The obvious consequences are a shrinking labor force and shifting of a nationís wealth to health care.
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    Fact is that elderly, senile people are not capable of casting a rational vote. That's why they force the younger generations into Brexit. That's why they vote for racists, bigots, and other ignorant demagogues. There should be a maximum voting age.
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    Any vote where the elderly make up the margin that passes it is effectively illegitimate. It is the occupation of the future by the dying.
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    I kinda agree. Old people shouldn't be voting on things that fuck over other people with zero consequences to themselves. That said lots of people do this, such as the takers that take money from the makers. The idea of universal citizenship needs to be heavily evaluated.


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    True, wealthy people who don't pay taxes shouldn't be allowed to vote either. Only the makers, the people who's income comes primarily from labor, should be allowed to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie Steve Jobs View Post
    True, wealthy people who don't pay taxes shouldn't be allowed to vote either. Only the makers, the people who's income comes primarily from labor, should be allowed to vote.
    I think Grind was talking about those like you; the sponges on society; who live by sucking on the money teat of the government and their parents.
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