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Old 04-25-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I cannot believe the violent crimes being committed, especially those murdering or attempting to murder girlfriends or boyfriends (Jodi A.), or their own children (Casey A.). Here's yet another one:

Rebecca Kasper, ASU student, found murdered in bathtub; boyfriend charged - Crimesider - CBS News

And so many more. It's just mind boggling. What's going on??
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I cannot believe the violent crimes being committed, especially those murdering or attempting to murder girlfriends or boyfriends (Jodi A.), or their own children (Casey A.). Here's yet another one:

Rebecca Kasper, ASU student, found murdered in bathtub; boyfriend charged - Crimesider - CBS News

And so many more. It's just mind boggling. What's going on??
Why did you choose these people to represent Generation X?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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This type of behavior is unknown to human history before Gen-X.





Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16th, 1581



err....
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Violent crime rates are at an all time low since 1950. Statistics point to the idea that the boomers, when they were younger, were probably more violent.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Why did you choose these people to represent Generation X?
Good question. All I know is that when I was growing up (I am 64, so their parental generation), these kinds of crimes by that age group were virtually unheard of. That's why I'm asking the question. I'm open to all viewpoints.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Never Never Land
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Gen X is people born between 1960 & 1980 so I don't think those people in the story you referenced are part of that generation.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Violent crime rates are at an all time low since 1950. Statistics point to the idea that the boomers, when they were younger, were probably more violent.
Interesting. What kinds of violent crimes? Armed robberies/killings, gang killings, or violent murder of relatives and partners? It's the latter that sticks out today.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Good question. All I know is that when I was growing up (I am 64, so their parental generation), these kinds of crimes by that age group were virtually unheard of. That's why I'm asking the question. I'm open to all viewpoints.
No, they weren't unheard of...YOU just didn't hear it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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I cannot believe the violent crimes being committed, especially those murdering or attempting to murder girlfriends or boyfriends (Jodi A.), or their own children (Casey A.). Here's yet another one:

Rebecca Kasper, ASU student, found murdered in bathtub; boyfriend charged - Crimesider - CBS News

And so many more. It's just mind boggling. What's going on??
You becoming more aware of it is what's going on. It's nothing new at all. This isn't a 2008-2013 phenomenon
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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No, they weren't unheard of...YOU just didn't hear it.
I wasn't born under a rock. I grew up in a city that today is number 1 or 2 nationally for violent crime. We also had the mafia mobsters. In addition we had one of the best city dailies. I would have heard of it.
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