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Speaking of bugs, the Japanese deputy Prime Minister seems to think that the elderly are bugs, of a sort. In that they are irritants that are preventing growth, ie. the growth of the economy because so much money goes into keeping them alive. This guy sounds like a right piece of work, even more so than the actual Prime Minister. He said that saying `let them die` was just a personal opinion because if he was on life support or in bad need of medicine himself, he`d direct his family to turn off the switch on him, or not pay for his healthcare so he`d just die. Hmmm. Anyone in hospital deserves to be cared for for as long as possible. Sending them home to their family (if they have any and many don`t) would not be any better. It`s very sad to think of an old person being brought home and being left in bed or in a chair to do nothing all day but think about when they`re going to die. It`s really hard to believe that Japan`s population is so old. It`s such a vibrant country generally. When I was there, I can`t say I noticed that many elderly. But neither did I see lots of people pushing buggies around or out walking with children which means that people really aren`t having that many babies. On Saturdays of course, various mothers and babies/children used the playground, but really not that much. Anyway, this guy Aso has made a lot of gaffs when making speeches, insulting not just old people but people with Alzheimers for example. I think he was actually Prime Minister himself at one stage. They really know how to pick them.