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Old 08-26-2019, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Those darn 23 to 38 year olds.
This age grouping kept getting expanded and shifted over the years to include more and more of other established generations under this term, kinda defeats the purpose.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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Today's youth are indoctrinated through their entire K-12 education, and then even more if they go to college. So yes, they are completely ignorant as a whole.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials - Lloyd Marcus





So many comments by Millennials seem to be based on poor education. I see this all the time with grand kid and grand kid's friends (almost 20 years old and highschool grads)



Simple things cannot be answered because of ignorance


Things lik,e what is Socialism? What is Capitalism? What is the Bill of Rights?


When I try to answer, "I don't know anything!"
Try again.

Gullible old timers are the bigger problem

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18...-nyu-princeton
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Today's youth are indoctrinated through their entire K-12 education, and then even more if they go to college. So yes, they are completely ignorant as a whole.
Even in the reddest states, such as Oklahoma, college students vote across the board for Democrats as this map shows for one political race in 2018. The blue are precincts mainly made up of college students, who voted for a little known Democrat over the long time Republican incumbent Rep for. Congress.

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Old 08-26-2019, 07:39 PM
 
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The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials - Lloyd Marcus





So many comments by Millennials seem to be based on poor education. I see this all the time with grand kid and grand kid's friends (almost 20 years old and highschool grads)



Simple things cannot be answered because of ignorance


Things lik,e what is Socialism? What is Capitalism? What is the Bill of Rights?


When I try to answer, "I don't know anything!"
Guess your kids did an awful job raising their kids.

My kids -- my son has a Masters in Computer Science and does R & D for human itneraction with computers...making six figures for a few years -- just turned 31.

My daughter in law has a PHD in biology -- right now she's working on cures for cancer at the Dana Faber Cancer research center.

My middle child is making six figures working for a coding company. He's 29. His girlfriend/partner is going to finish getting her PHD in biology in three months. She is sresearch children's heart disease.

My youngest graduate at the top of the Dean's list.

I'm amazed at what my sons and their peers have accomplished. They are thoughtful, inciteful and well versed on many issues.

It could be the 20 somethings don't want to engage with you in a discussion so they claim ignorance -- easiest way to get rid of an old obnoxious person.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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Read the blog post, that guy is smoking some good stuff. Lots of "Probably, Likely, Usually, and They always" in his blog. Seems he takes a person or group and starts slapping them with every bad thought he can muster without any evidence or reason for the accusation.

My question is if Millennials are so bad, why don't you kick them out of Trump rallies? Or are those the "Good ones"? Amazing how there is no problems with a group as long as they believe exactly like you. Opposite of a winner there.

And why are there so many random blogs and crap out there saying the same crap over and over. So many trying to cash in on Trump voters, has to be tiring trying to figure out who all these random people are.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:58 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I do find it concerning when a growing number of younger voters express admiration of socialism, and we have several high profile congress members who are self-described socialists. And a top-3 Democratic presidential candidate who is a self described socialist.

I suspect most who express admiration don't really know what socialism is, or what its ramifications are.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:59 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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https://thepoliticalinsider.com/poll...ine-socialism/


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There’s one quote I’ll never forget overhearing from a co-worker in my teenage years: “We’re all socialists if you think about it. When you go to the store you have to talk to the cashier, so that’s social.” He was dead serious. So it comes as no surprise that a poll shows 69% of millennials can’t define socialism.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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Most people -- millennial or not can't define socialism.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:24 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Most people -- millennial or not can't define socialism.
Probably true--point taken!
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