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Old 08-02-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Almost every source indicates the boomer years are 1946 to 1964, inclusive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straus...ational_theory

Not to say these guys are right, but they have certainly put some work into their ideas. They go back to an "Arthurian Generation" in the 1400s. Of course an elaborate system of explanations is not necessarily correct, before Galileo there were all sorts of elaborate (but bogus) systems to have the universe revolve around the Earth.

Boomer generation almost no argument started right after WWII. When it ended, and what ended it, is more subject to debate.

Strauss and Howe's Generational Theory: Submitted for the general edification and entertainment of the collective on here.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Almost every source indicates the boomer years are 1946 to 1964, inclusive.
I sometimes see either 1960 or 1964. I'm at the lower end that's why I pay attention. I'm closer to 1960.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Definitely not 1960. The established Boomer years are without a doubt 1946-1964.
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The biggest 180 for me was accepting gay people and their rights to marriage. It has been a true 180 for me.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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I've done a 180 with the last two Republican administrations. I find myself disenfranchised. I'm with George Will and David Brooks.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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I became disenchanted with both parties in the American political arena. I am inclined to think, though, that the parties have become antiques in a major way and that they are vestiges of a society, economy and government that has changed radically and chaotically. (And, no, this is not because of Mr. T., he is a result of the process, not a cause.)
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I became disenchanted with both parties in the American political arena. I am inclined to think, though, that the parties have become antiques in a major way and that they are vestiges of a society, economy and government that has changed radically and chaotically. (And, no, this is not because of Mr. T., he is a result of the process, not a cause.)
This is it, exactly. Donald Trump became president because both parties betrayed their core constituencies. They did not overlook them, they did not ignore them, they actively betrayed them. And the responses I'm seeing from the parties makes me think that had they commanded the charge of the light brigade, they would have asked for another 600 men and tried it again.

I recently wrote to my congressman requesting that non-profit, political, and survey calls be added to the Do Not Call list. While I was waiting for a response that never came, I found out that there was a request to allow direct-to-voicemail robocalls. The Republican National Committee responded in support of this idiotic proposal, which gave more ammunition to their media opponents. Even worse, I got a robocall from the congressman I had written to inviting me to a town hall meeting, or some such nonsense. I am still trying to figure out whether this was an act of contempt or extreme stupidity. Either way, I have decided that donations to political parties are a waste of money.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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I was ... pro-abortion.
Hi Jadedlady...
Never met anyone who was "pro-abortion."
However, I'm quite pro-contraception!
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Perth
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Started off fairly rightwing in my teens early 20s but went left by my mid20s.

One particular instance was I went from a gun lover to anti-guns. I used to own guns, hunt, load my own ammo and generally be fascinated by guns. Don't hunt anymore myself but have no objection to farmers and hunters having guns but see no reason for them in an urban setting. I know it is not going to happen but they should be removed.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I went from believing half the crap I read in newspapers to not believing any crap I read in newspapers.
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