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Is there someone who is living in a gated community?

"Some gated communities, usually called guard-gated communities, are staffed by private security guards and are often home to high-value properties, and/or are set up as retirement villages. Some gated communities are secure enough to resemble fortresses and are intended as such." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gated_community http://bit.ly/ajNudq

1) Do you think that the number of such communities is going to increase?
2) Do you think that living in such a community costs you too much money?

"To enter some gated communities, the person must be a registered resident with photo ID, or the person must have a friend in the gated community who gives specific permission (via phone or internet) to the security guards at the gate. To this effect 'My friend Joe Smith will visit me in the next hour or so, his drivers license number is XXXXXX, so let him in.'"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gated_community

There are no gated communities in Japan, but I suppose that a lot of expensive condominiums have such a system.

Do you associate gated communities in the U.S. with Carcassonne, a fortified French town?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne

"The original playground for America's elderly" By Kevin Connolly, BBC News, Sun City http://bbc.in/bhK4qW

Who do you think was the most violent and cruel in Home Alone? Some people think that American people don't like their children.

1) Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister
2) Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister
3) Joe Pesci as Harry Lyme
4) Daniel Stern as Marv Merchants

"subculture theory: A theory that people who share similar interests, problems, and concerns will form a subculture; the aged are believed to have a positive affinity for each other." http://j.mp/dATDdz

A long time ago I noticed the existence of a city called Sun City in the U.S. If I remember correctly, the name was in a paragraph about "subculture" of the elderly. There is a field called social gerontology, in which I used to have interest.

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