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    Way I see it, compared to the promise of ever upward that led the thinking of the Boomers, the 40 somethings today look up and see someone else already owns it. We really can only afford so many billionaires IMO. Too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I's funny when people whine about their lot in life. In America. In the 21st century. I mean come on man. Just fucking deal.

    Lots of people willing to trade places if it's bothering you that much..
    You are so obviously Gen X you might as well have named your kid Kurt.

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    Except by common definitions I'm a boomer. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    Why do baby boomers suck so bad?
    I bet your mom’s a baby boomer. Digitaldeath said she’s not bad at all.
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    Spoiled Connecticut girl, the way I read it. Hawt.

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    But back to the point, if you're living in the richest country in the world, in the safest, most progressive era in the history of the world, and you're unhappy about it, fuck you.

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    Is it perfect? far far from it. But quit whining and get to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mallthus View Post
    The Boomers are the spoiled generation. They were the children of the Greatest Generation and their parents built for them an educational system (not just schools, but also museums, parks, research, etc) the envy of the world. As they came of age, they decided that the very educational system they’d benefited from was too expensive and that what they really wanted were tax cuts. So they gutted the programs they’d enjoyed. And now that they’re elderly and reliant on government programs like Social Security and Medicare, they’re fighting like hell to make sure the programs they willfully stole from aren’t taken from them. Spoiled hypocrites, one and all.


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    Again pretty much 100% bang-on for the Millenials as well.

    The Millennials are the spoiled generation. You can blame the boomers for spoiling the useless fucks, but we're still the envy of the world with a phenomenal quality of life and plenty of mobility if one chooses to aspire to it.

    The problem is the Millennials were told "we're special" our whole lives and somehow we believed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    But back to the point, if you're living in the richest country in the world, in the safest, most progressive era in the history of the world, and you're unhappy about it, fuck you.
    I assume you’re talking to white people?
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    It's TGR, bro. I'm not addressing humanity at large here.

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    Still, that is too broad brush and you know it. Boomers are so thinned skinned.
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    Compared to subsequent generations? Come on man.

    But yeah my brush was too broad I agree. But still, for a black latino lesbian with one leg and a jewish last name there's never been a better time to be alive.

    Could it be better? duh

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    Half joking. I don’t see it as generational. But anyone who thinks America is some microcosm to put on a pedestal has lost touch w reality. Plenty to bitch about here for too many. Young and old.
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    No fucking doubt. But hand-wringing isn't the answer. And honestly, just accepting it isn't that awful a response. But complaining about it while doing jack shit to change it irks this guy right here.

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    Or blaming a generation. Is there a generation to look up to? Rhetorical.
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    Despite the rhetorical I say no. The pendulum swings. It always swings too far, and then goes back and swings too far the other way. Nobody has ever figured it all out, but one true thing about pendulums is the modulation decreases over time and eventually they come to a stop in the middle. I think we're on that path. Another 10,000 years or so and we should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    Half joking. I don’t see it as generational. But anyone who thinks America is some microcosm to put on a pedestal has lost touch w reality. Plenty to bitch about here for too many. Young and old.
    Part of the problem IMO is we were "too successful" for many - them foreigners now expect the same benefits that were exclusive to our (NATO) Fraternity 3 decades ago. Then The Soviet done quit and things got... weird. We've been looking for a new enemy ever since.

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    No fucking doubt. But hand-wringing isn't the answer. And honestly, just accepting it isn't that awful a response. But complaining about it while doing jack shit to change it irks this guy right here.
    You mean a strong Representative Democracy actually thrives with engaged participants? Commie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    Part of the problem IMO is we were "too successful" for many - them foreigners now expect the same benefits that were exclusive to our (NATO) Fraternity 3 decades ago. Then The Soviet done quit and things got... weird. We've been looking for a new enemy ever since.


    You mean a strong Representative Democracy actually thrives with engaged participants? Commie.
    I don’t even know how to respond to this.
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    Question for the rock throwers here - what should the boomers have done differently?
    Besides not helicopter over their kids so much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    I assume you’re talking to white people?
    About 9% (17 million) of white American are living in poverty. That's less than half the rate for black and brown folks, but still pretty fucked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Question for the rock throwers here - what should the boomers have done differently?
    Besides not helicopter over their kids so much...
    Would have been nice if they noticed this bullshit before, you know, democracy died:

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    why does the baby boomer generation suck so bad

    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    About 9% (17 million) of white American are living in poverty. That's less than half the rate for black and brown folks, but still pretty fucked up.
    I would say that is grossly higher for whites and even more so for people of color. ~1/3 of our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Question for the rock throwers here - what should the boomers have done differently?
    Besides not helicopter over their kids so much...
    A balanced budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremite View Post
    Still, that is too broad brush and you know it. Boomers are so thinned skinned.
    Ironical statement of the thread award right there.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Question for the rock throwers here - what should the boomers have done differently?
    Besides not helicopter over their kids so much...
    Tax the fuck out of the wealthy. For starters.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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