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  1. #101
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    Trump is the embodiment of baby boomer attitudes, "I am self-built man!" [had millions of dollars handed to him from his dad]

    Millennial - "Hey maybe I'd like to help solve climate change" [must take out thousands in loans for college to better oneself, rent 70% of income] - Baby boomer "Get a real job and work hard like I did, who needs college, BUSINESS is the only real profession". [education was affordable, likely was a hippy for 4 months in 1969 but went back to daddy's company by 1970, rent was likely 10% of his/her income, never had to worry about health insurance]

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    You know for a bunch of crusty old presumably upper middle class white dudes, youíre a miserable bunch by and large.
    Do some aspects of our current society suck and need improving, sure, but would you really want to live at any other time in this planets history? I mean seriously, for most of human history youíd be a peasant or rarely a king. Slaving away and never going further then a few miles from home was normal for centuries. Now the whole world is your oyster. Donít like it, move somewhere that suits you. Itís easy, buy a plane ticket, pack a bag and leave. Hell you can pay to go to outer space now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    You know for a bunch of crusty old presumably upper middle class white dudes, you’re a miserable bunch by and large.
    Do some aspects of our current society suck and need improving, sure, but would you really want to live at any other time in this planets history? I mean seriously, for most of human history you’d be a peasant or rarely a king. Slaving away and never going further then a few miles from home was normal for centuries. Now the whole world is your oyster. Don’t like it, move somewhere that suits you. It’s easy, buy a plane ticket, pack a bag and leave. Hell you can pay to go to outer space now.


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    Move somewhere like the 25th century? WTF are you talking about?

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    such hypocrisy
    jailed, fined, fired and intimidated millions of mj users for decades and now they want the weed available to them at convenient locations in government regulated doses.
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    Ruined everything. Itís on the Interwebz. Must be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    You know for a bunch of crusty old presumably upper middle class white dudes, you’re a miserable bunch by and large.
    Do some aspects of our current society suck and need improving, sure, but would you really want to live at any other time in this planets history? I mean seriously, for most of human history you’d be a peasant or rarely a king. Slaving away and never going further then a few miles from home was normal for centuries. Now the whole world is your oyster. Don’t like it, move somewhere that suits you. It’s easy, buy a plane ticket, pack a bag and leave. Hell you can pay to go to outer space now.
    *shit that annoys you* thread could go big
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    [QUOTE=fastfred;I love paying for their healthcare and social security
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    I paid into SS for over 40 years and now that I'm taking money out (based on how much I put in) you're paying for it? Every generation has it's problems and issues, like the Great Depression for your great-grandparents. Perhaps the problem is the current one spends it's time in the virtual world instead of obtaining an understanding of. history. The system has always been rigged. Figure it out and deal with it. I don't know, but after living through several generations it seems that the old and young each always sound the same. On yeah, and get off my lawn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    such hypocrisy
    jailed, fined, fired and intimidated millions of mj users for decades and now they want the weed available to them at convenient locations in government regulated doses.
    they are against everything until there's $ in it for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudfoot View Post
    I paid into SS for over 40 years and now that I'm taking money out (based on how much I put in) you're paying for it? Every generation has it's problems and issues, like the Great Depression for your great-grandparents. Perhaps the problem is the current one spends it's time in the virtual world instead of obtaining an understanding of. history. The system has always been rigged. Figure it out and deal with it. I don't know, but after living through several generations it seems that the old and young each always sound the same. On yeah, and get off my lawn!
    I'll have paid into SS for 40 years when it's my time to retire. Most economists expect that the fund will be depleted by 2034, just when I turn 65.

    So you are only one more data point that Baby Boomers suck at thrift and management.

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    Kids have it easy these days playing with their phones. Wasn't easy a hundred or so years ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Move somewhere like the 25th century? WTF are you talking about?
    Everywhere sucks except the future? Geez,
    You know if youíre lucky you get 80-90 turns around the sun.
    For most here, I suspect we are on the back nine.
    The world is a big place. Lots of places and things to do that donít involve getting angry daily at trump or Hillary or your dead end job. In the end non of it matters. Go live a little .


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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    they are against everything until there's $ in it for them.
    boomer i know in idaho asked me to mail them some of that
    cbd marijuana she’d been hearing good things about.

    told em to to talk to their local representative
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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...
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    A balanced budget.
    Bill Clinton, a boomer, gave us one. Another boomer, George W Bush. threw it away. It's ridiculous to generalize about any generation. The baby boom contained well-off, college-going hippies who protested the war in Vietnam except for a few who went out of what they felt was patriotism, a bunch of poor and lower middle class kids who went there because they had to, and a handful who jumped at the chance to kill some gooks--and that fucked war was started by the previous generation. If you look at a lot of what's wrong with this country politically it can be traced back to that war. The same Greatest Generation who survived the Great Depression and saved democracy brought us Vietnam.

    Bernie and Donald are both boomers.

    Meanwhile--boomers are only 23% of the population. There are more millenials than boomers--so you non boomers can take over if you want to bad enough. So stop bitching and do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Bill Clinton, a boomer, gave us one. Another boomer, George W Bush. threw it away. It's ridiculous to generalize about any generation. The baby boom contained well-off, college-going hippies who protested the war in Vietnam except for a few who went out of what they felt was patriotism, a bunch of poor and lower middle class kids who went there because they had to, and a handful who jumped at the chance to kill some gooks--and that fucked war was started by the previous generation. If you look at a lot of what's wrong with this country politically it can be traced back to that war. The same Greatest Generation who survived the Great Depression and saved democracy brought us Vietnam.
    Played domino theory with young peoples lives. And then the lessons weren't learned and we got the 80s. @#$&_! And the 90s. $#@-&! And the perpetual GWOT. Of course that's all blowback from 1953, but that's all the same clusterfuckthink that brought us Viet Nam.

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    This whole thread started because some baby boomer woman wanted new backsplash tile? The internet is making everyone bitter and lonely.

    I watched "They Shall Not Grow Old" on the plane last week on trench warfare in WW1. It didn't pull any punches with old footage from the front lines. In addition to getting blown to bits, these guys had to deal with lice, trench feet, gangrene, mustard gas, etc. Any millennial, gen-x, or boomer who's bitching about how bad things are today is just a little bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Bill Clinton, a boomer, gave us one.
    That's like saying we could pay our credit card bill every month. The deficit did not go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    I'll have paid into SS for 40 years when it's my time to retire. Most economists expect that the fund will be depleted by 2034, just when I turn 65.

    So you are only one more data point that Baby Boomers suck at thrift and management.
    The future has always been scary. Boomers grew up during the Cold War doing regular drills hiding under their school desks in case of a nuclear attack. Based on the world today I'd guess that SS is the least of your worries.
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    My son had his first job interview this morning. I printed out the city bus schedule and offered to drop him off at Hardees (Carl's Jr for you left coasters). He declined my offer and dusted off the bike he hadn't ridden in a year. It's only a little over a mile down the road though so no major obstacles to walking or biking to work. Might suck in the rain but glad he's stepping up to go earn some money of his own. I was working fast food at 15. He's turning 17 in October.
    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
    Meanwhile--boomers are only 23% of the population. There are more millenials than boomers--so you non boomers can take over if you want to bad enough. So stop bitching and do it.
    unfortunately the booomers cry the loudest and whine endlessly when they don't get their way, they have all this free time that I don't have to sit and bitch and bitch until they have things their way, talk about a spoiled rotten group of people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    This whole thread started because some baby boomer woman wanted new backsplash tile? The internet is making everyone bitter and lonely.

    I watched a documentary on the plane last week on trench warfare in WW1. It didn't pull any punches with old footage from the front lines. In addition to getting blown to bits, these guys had to deal with lice, trench feet, gangrene, mustard gas, etc. Any millennial, gen-x, or boomer who's bitching about how bad things are today is just a little bitch.
    Tell folks who served in Vietnam and are suffering from agent orange exposure or Desert Storm vets who were hanging ass shoulder to shoulder over a rope with dysentery or resperatory disease from burning oil wells, or the soldiers stations in Balad, Iraq who breathed in fumes from a 10 acre open air burn pit of 200 tons of waste per day about how soft they are.

    War is horrible and to keep it on topic, the Boomers having suffered through the Vietnam era should have known better than get us involved in the longest war in US history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Tell folks who served in Vietnam and are suffering from agent orange exposure or Desert Storm vets who were hanging ass shoulder to shoulder over a rope with dysentery or resperatory disease from burning oil wells, or the soldiers stations in Balad, Iraq who breathed in fumes from a 10 acre open air burn pit of 200 tons of waste per day about how soft they are.

    War is horrible and to keep it on topic, the Boomers having suffered through the Vietnam era should have known better than get us involved in the longest war in US history.
    I never said any war wasn't hell. The wars today that everyone thinks can be fought from a distance suck. But you gotta watch this movie if you get a chance, or if you think your life today sucks and it's the baby boomers fault.
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    Nobody cares about your WW1 movie.

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    I wonder why they made a movie nobody cares about.

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    QUOTE=4matic;5699063]The core reason boomers suck is they cling to their glorious past and not realize how lucky they were. A misspent youth would not survive today. Fuck Classic Vinyl too.[/QUOTE]

    Baby boomers were the offsping of the greatest generation. Greatest generation didn't want their spawn to go through the hardships they endured so G.G. spoiled the B.Bs.

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    Strong men create good times
    Good times create weak men
    Weak men create hard times

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