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Gen Y and Gen X get it right on the environment; old folks donít
Grist ^ | 7 Nov 2011 2:38 AM | Lisa Hymas

Posted on 11/13/2011 9:25:10 PM PST by Minn

Generation Y is more likely than older generations to support clean energy and environmental protection and to believe climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, according to new Pew polling and analysis. Generation X is close behind. Boomers aren't so bad either. It's the old folks, the so-called Silent Generation aged 66-83, that are the big problem.

There's long been talk about how gay rights will continue to advance as homophobic old codgers die off. Looks like the push for a cleaner, greener society will get a boost from that same cohort replacement effect.

(Excerpt) Read more at grist.org ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: awfullysilly; damnedsilly; environment; environmentalism; genx; grahamchapman; green; mushheadyutes; silly; sillycolonel
A whole silly article and 85 comments from lefty readers, and it never occurs to a single one of them that maybe wisdom may be correlated with age and experience.
1 posted on 11/13/2011 9:25:11 PM PST by Minn
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To: Minn

Can’t wait to be governed by these Gen-Y’ers. South America is looking better all the time...


2 posted on 11/13/2011 9:29:26 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Minn

And then there’s this off to the right:

Best of Lisa Hymas on Grist

thumbnail for Say it loud: I’m childfree and I’m proud

Say it loud: I’m childfree and I’m proud

One look at Lisa and I can understand why lol


3 posted on 11/13/2011 9:31:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: Minn

I am young and I am not a f*n moron like the polled people.


4 posted on 11/13/2011 9:32:10 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: Minn

When the morons start paying for heat and hot water they will have a different tune.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 9:33:20 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Minn
Young and gullible.

Wait until they figure out they've been played for fools.

6 posted on 11/13/2011 9:34:45 PM PST by DB
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To: Minn

You forgot the Barf Alert.


7 posted on 11/13/2011 9:36:21 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Minn

They even made a movie about this - It’s called “Idiocracy”


8 posted on 11/13/2011 9:36:32 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Minn
Expect to hear more and more of this stuff, along with “old folks cost a lot in health care, and old folks are hoarding all the money in their retirement accounts, etc.”. Pretty soon euthanasia will be mandatory once someone hits 70.
9 posted on 11/13/2011 9:36:42 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: PALIN SMITH
"When the morons start paying for can no longer access heat and hot water they will have a different tune."

IMHO, it's going to have to reach that point before they start paying attention.

10 posted on 11/13/2011 9:37:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Minn

This article shows the effectiveness of brainwashing in the school system. Naturally they believe it. It has been pounded into their heads throughout their entire lives via the education system.

A friend of mine told me that his classmate became a Federal Judge. He still believed that the atom couldn’t be split, even after the nuclear bomb era. Why? He was taught that in school. He believed it until the day he died.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 9:38:33 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: Minn
There's long been talk about how gay rights will continue to advance as homophobic old codgers die off.

Like the way they've advanced on the campus of Penn State, right?

Instead of sitting around waiting for people to die, gutless hispters, why don't you put down your iPhones, get off your asses and come get all of us wrong thinking folks. Otherwise, shut you dependent traps and get a f***ing job.

12 posted on 11/13/2011 9:46:16 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: stilloftyhenight

Its a perfect system. Brainwash them all through school and continue the lies via the MSM to keep them stupid (controlled) the rest of their lives.

Yeah, they really “get it” alright.


13 posted on 11/13/2011 9:46:24 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Minn; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; calcowgirl; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER
As a member of the so-called "silent generation" I simply cannot bring myself to delude myself with the extreme, fraudulent and pharsical and never ending diatribe of purely delusional thinking that makes up the Pagan Religion the lawyers and educators (indoctrineators) have deluded our children with!!!

When you boil it all down to the infectious pile of puss that makes up these myths everyone who is honest will realize that all these fractured fairy tales do is make everything cost more that even the wealthiest nation on earth can long afford!!!

All the Pew poll is doing is pushing further compliance to even further delude the poor Gen X an Y with the motivation of group think and fear!!!

14 posted on 11/13/2011 9:48:53 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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15 posted on 11/13/2011 9:50:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Otherwise, shut you dependent traps and get a f***ing job.

To which they can retort this: if you hadn't destroyed the economy, outsourced everything and imported millions of illegal aliens there would be a f***ing job to get!

I bet you don't like them apples, do you?

16 posted on 11/13/2011 9:55:47 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: newzjunkey

It’s not apples, it’s idiotic rubbish. Talk to your friends at the labor unions about labor costs and outsourcing. Talk to your big government friends in Washington about importing illegals, handing out no-money-down McMansion loans to people with no means of paying them back then printing trillions of fiat dollars to make up for the bank losses.

You think these kids care about illegals or finding work? Get real. Read their words. They care about Gaia, sodomy and free money.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 10:06:47 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Minn
It is probably far too late to turn back from the suicidal course the country has taken.

The government schools have had a lot of success in brainwashing students for the last 45 years or so and inculcating these ideas and beliefs:

Coming soon: Government approved Sex with children


18 posted on 11/13/2011 10:09:04 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Minn
As a Gen X’r I totally reject the B.S. That is Anthopogrnic Climate Change
19 posted on 11/13/2011 10:09:47 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Minn

The X and Y were indoctrinated, the oldsters were educated.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 10:11:54 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: newzjunkey

“To which they can retort this: if you hadn’t destroyed the economy, outsourced everything and imported millions of illegal aliens there would be a f***ing job to get!”

And WHO did this? The voters??

NO, it was BOTH the political parties that did that.
But I guess you brainwashed divided and conquered public schooled indoctrinated morons who can’t think for themselves, swallow every fool the sheople baloney the MSM feeds you, eh?

I bet you don’t like them apples, either, do you?


21 posted on 11/13/2011 10:12:03 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Iron Munro

Good post


22 posted on 11/13/2011 10:15:40 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
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To: pacpam

As a late Boomer, I dispute that.

Even the “greatest” gen was indoctrinated.

Even fifteen years ago, you could have found flame wars about homeschooling here on FR, and lots of Freepers claiming that “oh, MY public school is different” piles of bull.

Too many have been indoctrainted for too long, without a care to the foundations of the true freedom found in an eductation that was free from government “pull”.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 10:16:21 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Minn; Talisker; Admin Moderator

Please add Barf Alert. Need new keyboard.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 10:21:54 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: PGR88

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25 posted on 11/13/2011 10:32:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Minn

Couple of high school kids going through our neighborhood doing a survey on recycling for a school project. After introductions I informed them my generation used cloth diapers not disposable ones, used Tupperware for storage, not plastic bags or plastic wrap and passed our solid wood furniture down from generation to generation. They politely said thank you and left.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 10:35:21 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Cementjungle
Expect to hear more and more of this stuff, along with “old folks cost a lot in health care, and old folks are hoarding all the money in their retirement accounts, etc.”

They are already saying these things. And obamacare will take care of the rest.

27 posted on 11/13/2011 10:44:14 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Grams A

“Couple of high school kids going through our neighborhood doing a survey on recycling for a school project. After introductions I informed them my generation used cloth diapers not disposable ones, used Tupperware for storage, not plastic bags or plastic wrap and passed our solid wood furniture down from generation to generation. They politely said thank you and left.”

That’s funny...


28 posted on 11/13/2011 10:45:48 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: pacpam

Even more, the oldsters were able to look up and say if it was going to rain, newer generations are lost without a news feed telling them if it’s sunny outside.


29 posted on 11/13/2011 11:10:31 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Minn
...and to believe climate change is happening and is caused by human activity...

Well, they can "believe" whatever they want. If their beliefs were based on verifiable facts (not doctored, cherry-picked data and outright lies) then they would "know" rather than simply "believe."

30 posted on 11/13/2011 11:17:02 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: pacpam
The X and Y were indoctrinated, the oldsters were educated.

Yep. I'm a member of the Silent Generation and I was taught real science, not "consensus science." There has never been a bigger political hoax in the history of mankind than that of human-caused climate change.

31 posted on 11/13/2011 11:29:17 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: TruthConquers
and lots of Freepers claiming that “oh, MY public school is different” piles of bull.

Sorry to stray off the subject of this thread, but public schools aren't rotten because they're inherently evil, they're rotten because they are products of a rotten society.

32 posted on 11/13/2011 11:33:21 PM PST by Route797
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To: digital-olive

A-fricken’ men.


33 posted on 11/13/2011 11:56:15 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Bernard Marx

Um, maybe the “silent generation” has lived long enough to notice that the climate has ALWAYS changed. It’s called weather. Plus the “oldsters” have also lived long enough to see fads and hoaxes come and go.


34 posted on 11/14/2011 1:02:07 AM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Minn

Marxists tell them that people over 30 don’t know anything.

The gen x and gen y ers have been totally brainwashed....Carter didn’t get DOE in time to totally dumb down the people over 65 years of age. They weren’t able to get them in their formative years and brainwash them.

They can still use logic and reason and understand (real) science.

You have a group of people who say ‘up is down’ ‘there is no morality in sex acts—just like the pagans believed’ and they actually believe it, because of the cognitive dissonance in the public schools which destroys logic.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 1:24:20 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: Minn

I wish I saved my email but about a year ago, a family member sent me a funny one about older Americans being the first “conservationists”. For example, they walked to school, they dried their clothes on a line, used cloth diapers on their kids, and fixed or recycled everything. Old clothes were made into throw rugs if they couldn’t be mended. Leaves were raked by hand (nothing gas powered) and many lawns mown by push mowers. The list went on and on.... so, older Americans were WAY more friendly to the environment than these youngsters.


36 posted on 11/14/2011 3:16:22 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Moose Burger
"...newer generations are lost without a news feed telling them if it’s sunny outside."

Look on the bright side.

At least now when they get lost in an orchard, they can call 911 from their I-Phones.

37 posted on 11/14/2011 4:33:52 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik ("The trouble with internet quotations is that you don't know if they are true"-Abraham Lincoln.)
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To: Grams A

Cloth diapers are the ultimate in recycling. They make great dish towels and great cleaning rags. Of course, we didn’t have paper towels.

Not everyone used Tupperware. You had to go those parties. I remember sets of glass refrigerator dishes with lids. They are still available in antique stores and come in clear and green.

The majority of our family furniture is now genuinely antique.

But, re-cycling is not about saving resources. It is about spending time washing out trash, spending time sorting and justifying grants for the township. Control/power.


38 posted on 11/14/2011 5:22:14 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Minn

I call B.S. When I was a kid in the 60’s, factories could spew all manner of toxic crap into the water and air. The Naugatuck river used to flow orange and yellow regularly. You would often see yellow and green smoke spewing from the various rubber, chemical and metal based factories. Car and truck emissions were nearly unregulated. Garbage on the side of the road was a common sight. And all this was in a little ‘burg in Connecticut.

The boomer generation did the real heavy lifting of cleaning up America. Gen X and Y are the “Me Too” generations trying to lay claim to the success in the face of rapidly diminishing returns on effort and investment. Universally, they are championing causes with dubious or negligible results, but with immense price tags attached.

Pollution controls are asymptotic, kiddees. Drop the Chicken Little act and enjoy the world you have inherited.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 5:37:38 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: DB

One has to wonder how many are played for fools and how many are just plain stupid.


40 posted on 11/14/2011 5:38:56 AM PST by wita
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To: Bernard Marx

There has never been a bigger political hoax in the history of mankind than that of human-caused climate change.

Perhaps we could add “in our day”.

After a bit of historical contemplation, I am going to disagree not to be disagreeable but to postulate that such activity is a necessary evil (no pun intended). Deception is how “stuff happens”. Keeping oneself and family from being deceived is one of the challenges of life. “The truth shall make you free” is not just an idle biblical truth, but a necessity especially today when so much truth is available, but correspondingly so is the other “stuff”.


41 posted on 11/14/2011 6:25:26 AM PST by wita
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To: Minn

May your chains wear lightly upon your wrists, youngsters.


42 posted on 11/14/2011 7:03:17 AM PST by GingisK
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To: Route797

They are rotten because the foundation IS socialism, and socialism does rot.

The schools were rotting and helping to rot this society long before the rottenness was too great to keep hidden anymore.

But all things rot because all humans, any organization, will have corruption and rot. All of them.


43 posted on 11/14/2011 8:38:19 AM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TruthConquers

I guess it depended on which state you called home back then.


44 posted on 11/14/2011 9:09:22 AM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Minn

Liberal drivel.


45 posted on 11/14/2011 11:10:29 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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