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Thread: Germany exporting its old and sick

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    Does Inda really think he can do a deal with a country which exports its elderly?
    Germany 'exporting' old and sick to foreign care homes | World news | The Guardian

    In Ireland elder abuse is usually down to individuals, but it seems in Germany it is organised.
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    It would appear that Boston and Berlin are much closer than we ever thought.

    That's not a society, it's an economy and one we should not bind ourselves any tighter too. Maybe our ambassador over there may make his views known as theirs does over here.

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    wow, can we export our old people to Germany? €35k there versus 50K+ here

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    Germany has chosen Mammon over God, the State over the Person and the Economy over Society.

    How's that working out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half Nelson View Post
    Germany has chosen Mammon over God, the State over the Person and the Economy over Society.

    How's that working out?
    How did it work out last time they did that?

    People do need to read what the goals of the Yalta Conference were. Every single one has been undone.
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    What's the fuss?
    Exporting one's sick is more humane than gassing them, surely ?

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    I am sure the Indian facilities will be very strictly controlled and regulated.
    This sig would be more impressive in Latin.

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    Well they can at least be thankful this is 2012 because their country has a dubious history when it comes to care for the elderly as we all know...
    Real News.

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    This is crazy. It's traumatic enough for someone with dementia to adjust from home to the different environment of a care facility. Packing them off to a different country where the language and possibly climate is different make it so much worse.
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    It might not seem obvious now but due to lower birth rates, most European countries face significant demographic (and hence, economic) problems in the long term.

    This is not something Ireland is facing just yet. We're far better positioned than most nations.

    The best and cheapest solution is care in the home or at least within the family with assistance from the state. But since most European countries have been having tiny families for generations, this burden falls on one person which very often isn't a workable solution.
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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