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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.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: awfullysilly; damnedsilly; environment; environmentalism; genx; grahamchapman; green; mushheadyutes; silly; sillycolonel
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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

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


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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