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    Yeah, well generational warfare merely compliments all the other distracted squabbling among the hoi polloi while the .01% squeeze our remains.
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    you get it

    I already knew it but felt the need to say that anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    My problem is that they're more susceptible to fake news, social media manipulation and all these false things like "can't work a socket wrench, can't be trusted with the nation hurr Durr". .
    ^This is an underrated comment. The generation that refuses to die is also completely ill equipped to function in a world that hatched out of their fuck-ups. And they can't resist putting fleshy hands on their side of the scale while falling for political Nigerian prince scams.

    The icing on the cake is when the millennials actually try to reel in the .01 % the boomers go "now wait a second... let's not get ahead of ourselves... they wouldn't be successful if they didn't know what they are doing..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Focus on the real enemies.
    We have met the enemy..... and it is us.

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    no it's them, guy.

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    ^i can be a massicist at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Imperial or metric?
    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    Depends what year Jag you drive.
    My 73 Pinto had both.

    I would like to point out that it's not boomers who are too stupid to vaccinate their kids. We all vaccinated ours. Most of us had the childhood diseases and didn't want our kids to go through them. I had polio--no paralysis but I like to blame it for my general athletic ineptitude and pencil arms, legs, and neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Mega View Post
    ^This is an underrated comment. The generation that refuses to die is also completely ill equipped to function in a world that hatched out of their fuck-ups. And they can't resist putting fleshy hands on their side of the scale while falling for political Nigerian prince scams.

    The icing on the cake is when the millennials actually try to reel in the .01 % the boomers go "now wait a second... let's not get ahead of ourselves... they wouldn't be successful if they didn't know what they are doing..."



    Hopefully, the AJ Soprano Generation of Tattooed Little Boys In Stretch Pants won't all fuck up their own suicides. Take your fucking comic book cosplay with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    As a "millennial" (I'm that weird tweener gen in the early 80s), I just want boomers to get out of the way.
    They fucked things up, whatever, I'm over it. My problem is that they're more susceptible to fake news, social media manipulation and all these false things like "can't work a socket wrench, can't be trusted with the nation hurr Durr".
    Just stop. The crony gangs aren't cutting it in the modern age (just like look at the indictments in Bush/Trump and to a lesser extent Clinton), so let the new competent folks in to do the job.
    Iceman is spot on that it's the .01% we need to curtail, but we can't do that with Boomer majorities voting for people that enable them and for people that restrict the voting rights of younger people.
    I'm just here trying to fix the mess so my kids aren't killed off by climate change after 30+ years of people sticking their fingers in their ears around climate risk.
    Just walk away. Let us try and fail and try again instead of insisting on continuing to hamstring the rest of us. You probably had crappy parenting and social influences. Abdicate responsibility for all I care, just sit down and be quiet for once.
    Yup born at the end of the 70's and the socket wrench story is real, as are the flat earthers and a whole host of other stupid shit.

    I wish many of the same things as you, but it'd be nice if the millennials shut the fuck up and hid. Easily the most painfully obtuse, vain group of self-entitled assholes who wear gullibility as a badge of honor. Gen z has some hope though.



    Ice, I've got college paid for my little ones and bought them houses (we'll see if they keep them). Worst case scenario its residual income for them, a rather inefficient UBI of sorts.

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    Look around people. Get some perspective.

    I dunno who’s railing about weed but I know my 80+ year old dad voted to legalize weed in 1972. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cali...tion_19_(1972)

    My dad had polio at 13. Polio motherfuckers. Not something anyone in this board ever had to worry about.

    He was told he couldn’t go into restaurants and was denied apartment rentals because of his race. In SF.In the 1960’s.

    There’s a bunch of old people out there who experienced real issues and hardships and tried for many things GenXers and Millennials have been bitching about in this thread. They were successful at some and not others.

    Everything is impermanent. Suffering. Pleasure.

    You can choose to be bitter or you can live your best life with what you have right at this moment.

    Up to you, bitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Are you really that much of a fuckwit? Inherited wealth is bad for the world, and bad for the people who get it. Better to spend it on shit that people get paid to produce than it is to preserve it. It's far better to do that, or just give it to charity, than it is to pass it down for the "benefit" of your kids.

    This shit is obvious to a person who thinks, my man.
    Capital velocity is an important economic term. But I do get that people want to make their offsprings’ lives better. A really good quote from earlier in the thread:

    Tough times create strong men.
    Strong men create good times.
    Good times create weak men.
    Weak men create tough times.

    Funny, I was having a beer tonight with a friend I view as a conversationalist. He asked me me why I didn’t want to run for local office. My joking response was that I don’t have kids so he should run and fix their future. My real response was I have too many skeletons but I do believe in leaving things better than I find them.

    Honestly, I’m lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    Look around people. Get some perspective.

    I dunno who’s railing about weed but I know my 80+ year old dad voted to legalize weed in 1972. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cali...tion_19_(1972)

    My dad had polio at 13. Polio motherfuckers. Not something anyone in this board ever had to worry about.

    He was told he couldn’t go into restaurants and was denied apartment rentals because of his race. In SF.In the 1960’s.

    There’s a bunch of old people out there who experienced real issues and hardships and tried for many things GenXers and Millennials have been bitching about in this thread. They were successful at some and not others.

    Everything is impermanent. Suffering. Pleasure.

    You can choose to be bitter or you can live your best life with what you have right at this moment.

    Up to you, bitches
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deebased View Post
    Yup born at the end of the 70's and the socket wrench story is real, as are the flat earthers and a whole host of other stupid shit.

    I wish many of the same things as you, but it'd be nice if the millennials shut the fuck up and hid. Easily the most painfully obtuse, vain group of self-entitled assholes who wear gullibility as a badge of honor. Gen z has some hope though.



    Ice, I've got college paid for my little ones and bought them houses (we'll see if they keep them). Worst case scenario its residual income for them, a rather inefficient UBI of sorts.
    That hasn't been my experience with millennials,but there's plenty of bad apples, like all gens.

    Agreed on the younger gen though. I look at our recent and past interns and they are mind-blowingly mature, on average (still some dickheads, but what can ya do).

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Are you really that much of a fuckwit? Inherited wealth is bad for the world, and bad for the people who get it. Better to spend it on shit that people get paid to produce than it is to preserve it. It's far better to do that, or just give it to charity, than it is to pass it down for the "benefit" of your kids.

    This shit is obvious to a person who thinks, my man.
    Listen fuckwit.. How many super rich people contemplate a reverse mortgage versus building the family footprint in the community? I'm talking about working class people who have the chance to help lift their kids up to the middle class and take more of a stake in their neighborhood.. Giving that property back to the bank only facilitates the next working class family to be gouged by the banks again rather than building up the working class stake in the neighborhood and share of wealth in the world. Reverse mortgages are doing as much to facilitate the concentration of wealth at the top as anything.

    I'm against reverse mortgages... But I'm also pro a 100% inheritance tax on everything over 5 million dollars.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...e-class-wealth
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    no it's them, guy.
    He’s not your guy, buddy!

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    Another thing, related to the reverse mortgage sabotage of the middle class, is the destruction of collective bargaining and right to work bullshit. With collective bargaining being outlawed and unions losing influence, people no longer earn decent or any pensions or other benefits the boomers had themselves. Your home becomes your grand retirement plan. And the growth of the working class upward mobility suffers as a result.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
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    I would like to point out that it's not boomers who are too stupid to vaccinate their kids.....
    That has far more to do with the our failing educational systems than any generational difference in intelligence. We can debate who/what has caused the American secondary education system to crumble.

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    The old people at my job were like “Obamacare is going to cause riots in the streets!”

    Then they refused to acknowledge I was right, and everything is fine.

    Because weed legalization was going to be “the worst thing that ever happened to this state” according to our county sheriff.

    Now they refuse to acknowledge I was right and everything is fine.

    Because socialism and open borders and kneeling football players and blah blah blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    generation lucky as fuck is what i tell my kid he’s living in. tomorrow begins 8 weeks of ski camp and he’s still negotiating for a new iphone, i just had to laugh at next gens priorities
    You ain't kidding. 8 weeks? He's gonna miss the 4th of July celebrations on Flowing Lake. Mine's currently doing 2 weeks, so he's only gonna miss the parade in town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    The old people at my job were like “Obamacare is going to cause riots in the streets!”

    Then they refused to acknowledge I was right, and everything is fine.

    Because weed legalization was going to be “the worst thing that ever happened to this state” according to our county sheriff.

    Now they refuse to acknowledge I was right and everything is fine.

    Because socialism and open borders and kneeling football players and blah blah blah
    yup
    why are people so scared of change?
    there are people I disagree with out there, but I think its A+ when they stand up and say what they belive in and fight for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    yup
    why are people so scared of change?
    there are people I disagree with out there, but I think its A+ when they stand up and say what they belive in and fight for it
    Yep, I may mot agree with everything you say or everything you believe.. But by God I'll certainly fight for your freedom to believe what you believe and speak freely about it as long as it's not promoting harm to others.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Ever had any Millennial customers that act like they have never engaged in a business transaction and say things like "I think it should cost XXX" , "My Mom said YYY" , won't look you in the eye and think emojis in texts are communication?

    It will make you appreciate the boomers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Yep, I may mot agree with everything you say or everything you believe.. But by God I'll certainly fight for your freedom to believe what you believe and speak freely about it as long as it's not promoting harm to others.
    gosh how could anybody lose with that kind of support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Ever had any Millennial customers that act like they have never engaged in a business transaction and say things like "I think it should cost XXX" , "My Mom said YYY" , won't look you in the eye and think emojis in texts are communication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    He’s not your guy, buddy!
    I ain't your buddy, pal.

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