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Old 12-25-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Originally Posted by MIKEETC View Post
Kill the TV.

[seriously, stop watching TV]
John Prine: Spanish Pipedream (Blow up your TV)

John Prine : Spanish Pipedream (1984) - YouTube
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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First of all, my parents are immigrants and I came to the States when I was 3, but I am experiencing a lack of coherence in the youth culture surrounding me (in college).

If there was a time period I could have the opportunity to experience, I seriously consider the 60s. Not because I like all the music or anything like that (I'm hardly a fan of rock n roll), but it seems that the youth then - albeit taking it to an extreme sometimes - were much more united in their experience and attitudes, something that is missing in the youth today. I know I am sounding like an old guy for saying what's "missing in the youth today...", but I really don't understand why, even though we often get together and have parties, hang out, date, etc... why everything feels so isolated and fake?

Or maybe it's just me who's already a grumpy 20 year old guy. Hmph
You're deluded Put the pipe down and wake up.

Today's turmoil is the direct consequence of the idiocy, opulence, extravaganza, lame-ass mindedness of the so-called baby boomer generation of the 50s and 60s and 70s.

Their achievements include:
1. Flower power
2. Woodstock, they smoked the biggest pipe known to man
3. Spending more than they can ever earn
4. Living on a lifetime of debt
5. Buying up things they can never afford
6. Causing the real estate bubble
7. Creating the student loan culture
8. 1000$ vacation in suites, 30,000$ weddings and unleashing a magic wand called the credit card
9. Empowering China
10. Last but not least, categorically, clinically and comprehensively destroying the future and life prospects, especially the balance sheet, of Gen Y or whatever

Verdict: Worthless generation.

Love it or hate it, that's the truth
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You're deluded Put the pipe down and wake up.

Today's turmoil is the direct consequence of the idiocy, opulence, extravaganza, lame-ass mindedness of the so-called baby boomer generation of the 50s and 60s and 70s.

Their achievements include:
1. Flower power
2. Woodstock, they smoked the biggest pipe known to man
3. Spending more than they can ever earn
4. Living on a lifetime of debt
5. Buying up things they can never afford
6. Causing the real estate bubble
7. Creating the student loan culture
8. 1000$ vacation in suites, 30,000$ weddings and unleashing a magic wand called the credit card
9. Empowering China
10. Last but not least, categorically, clinically and comprehensively destroying the future and life prospects, especially the balance sheet, of Gen Y or whatever

Verdict: Worthless generation.

Love it or hate it, that's the truth

I edited what I originally had concerning some of your dumb statements.

The housing bubble was created more by the Gen X cohort buying houses than Boomers.

If you think college loans are a Boomer invention you need to look again. College loans were available at least back into the 60's and college wasn't much cheaper adjusted for inflation than now. What changed was your generation thinking that state schools aren't good enough. Look at the people on this Forum that talk about "having" to have a degree from a top 2 program to ever have a job.

Again, the most debt ridden generation is yours. Most of us Boomers have our houses paid off, or close to it, and the only debt we have is putting you guys through college.

Whine about China. My generation whined about Japan. Blame the Greatest Generation for out sourcing, which began in the 1950's.

Your generation is the one that talks about "shopping as an experience" and are the epitome of Bridezillas, not the Boomers.


Back to the original question:

You're 20. You're in college. You just became an adult. You have decades to be socially conscious. If you choose to do so now have at it but recognize that most people in your age group set different priorities.

I've always found activists to be............not well rounded is the phrase I'll use, kind of like guys who worry about whether or not they should wear skinny ties to work or who comment how good their seatmate on the train/bus smells.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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because tv & sex are awesome lolz
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I edited what I originally had concerning some of your dumb statements.

The housing bubble was created more by the Gen X cohort buying houses than Boomers.

If you think college loans are a Boomer invention you need to look again. College loans were available at least back into the 60's and college wasn't much cheaper adjusted for inflation than now. What changed was generation thinking that state schools aren't good enough. Look at the people on this Forum that talk about "having" to have a degree from a top 2 program to ever have a job.

Again, the most debt ridden generation is yours. Most of us Boomers have our houses paid off, or close to it, and the only debt we have is putting you guys through college.

Whine about China. My generation whined about Japan. Blame the Greatest Generation for out sourcing, which began in the 1950's.

Your generation is the one that talks about "shopping as an experience" and are the epitome of Bridezillas, not the Boomers.
Ah, if your houses were really paid off, or close to it, retirement is sturdy and the only debt is putting us through college, then why the heck does today's younger generation carry a toxic student debt, and more, why is the 60 year old imbecile collecting grocery store carts in the grocery store nearest to me??

Am I being punk'd??
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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And if you live in the US, it still has no sex. Lots of violence, however. Where do you live? Oh, Maine. You must have a tall antenna to get some feed from Canada!
Our antenna can not pull in any TV broadcast signals.

We owned a TV and a converter box, but lost all signal when they stopped high-power TV broadcast, in favor of low-power digital.

Any shows we watch, we download.

There is a huge amount of sex in shows today.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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So you're 20 yrs old, in college, and wonder why your peers are consumed bye Sex and TV!?? At 20, MOST college students are single, away from mom & dad for the first time, and other than school have no responsibilities. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the freedom of adulthood for the first time. It's not a generational thing, it's moreso the environment you're in.

That doesn't mean 20 year olds do not care about real issues. If you go to a Occupy movement, most people at those camps are Gen Yers who are extremely passionate about issues affecting their future. You just have to find those groups of people who have the same interests as you
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Originally Posted by Antlered Chamataka View Post
You're deluded Put the pipe down and wake up.

Today's turmoil is the direct consequence of the idiocy, opulence, extravaganza, lame-ass mindedness of the so-called baby boomer generation of the 50s and 60s and 70s.

Their achievements include:
1. Flower power
2. Woodstock, they smoked the biggest pipe known to man
3. Spending more than they can ever earn
4. Living on a lifetime of debt
5. Buying up things they can never afford
6. Causing the real estate bubble
7. Creating the student loan culture
8. 1000$ vacation in suites, 30,000$ weddings and unleashing a magic wand called the credit card
9. Empowering China
10. Last but not least, categorically, clinically and comprehensively destroying the future and life prospects, especially the balance sheet, of Gen Y or whatever

Verdict: Worthless generation.

Love it or hate it, that's the truth

Hmmmmm.... and this said from someone whose parents are from what he talks about (but not sure from this country) AND who was born with a "silver spoon" (or close to it by reading his posts) in his mouth due to them...
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Hmmmmm.... and this said from someone whose parents are from what he talks about (but not sure from this country) AND who was born with a "silver spoon" (or close to it by reading his posts) in his mouth due to them...
Doesn't matter and apology accepted

DOW, SP500 and every other index has been shredded since 2008, owing to a lifetime of baby boomer excesses. Thanks to you all, my long portfolio is still 35% devalued (my savings), as I am bailing myself out by painstaking day trading and short selling. In truth, thanks to me.

And now that your retirement does not exist, despite your money guys assurance having sent you on a spending spree, promising a retirement house in the beach, with an endless supply of Viagra and cocktail waitresses, that same Gen Y, that irresponsible, wimpy younger generation I am a part of will bail you out with our tax dollars, fund your healthcare and finance your retirement, with our already diminished paychecks and rampant joblessness.

You might even wanna thank some of us for hanging out in retirement homes, buying you nice things and donating...despite the glorious economy and 15T deficits you left us.

But in the long run, I learned a lesson from you. When I retire 30 years later, mine will be the complete opposite of yours and Gen Y will return profitability to posterity.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Your generation proves on a daily basis that you can't find your asses with both hands even when you're given directions. ****, most of you can't communicate on a face to face, one on one basis for 2 minutes. "Oops, sorry I have to take this", "Look at my new Droid", and on and on and on. Customer service from your generation is a farce and forget about being able to answer the simplest question without resorting to bromides.


Oh, poor baby, the 25 year old's portfolio got shredded. So did everyone else's, including those who are now retired or who were planning to. You can't buy a house? What makes you think you are any different than any preceding generation?

Our mistake was not making you guys work for things, instead focusing on helping you, and in the more extreme of cases not practicing better birth control.

If we deceded to get rid of useless eaters a lot more of your generation would be in the Soylent Grenn processing line than mine.

And because it pisses you off so much, "Merry Christmas".
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