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  • Are Baby Boomers Turning Out to be the Worst Generation?

    09/04/2016 9:59:28 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    I have seen the best minds of my generation, to steal a phrase from the late Allen Ginsberg, driven to heights of self-absorption, advocating policies that assure the failure of the next. Nothing so suggests the failure of my generation — the boomers — than its two representatives running for president. What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reflect are two sides of the same nasty boomer coin. On one side, there are aging boomers embracing Trump, an icon of materialistic obsession and a lack of concern for “losers.” On the other is a control-freak determination to tell everyone how to...
  • Sale of late ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star’s belongings draws crowd to Denham Springs auction house

    02/27/2016 4:04:51 PM PST · by abb · 82 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Februrary 27, 2016 | Olivia McClure
    Sale of late ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star’s belongings draws crowd to Denham Springs auction house Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Geismar's Lisa Stevens, a childhood fan of the television show 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' looks over a rack of coats and dresses that belonged to the late Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on the series, before estate items that belonged to Douglas were auctioned off Saturday at Southern Heirs Auction Company in Denham Springs. The dark coat, foreground, was the only item at the auction known to be used in the series; it was given to Elly May...
  • What can the FBI do about Hillary Clinton without a grand jury?

    01/24/2016 12:58:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Hot ^ | January 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It almost seems like old news at this point, but the Hillary Clinton email server story arc continues to dump one damaging headline after another on the head of the presumptive Democrat nominee. We saw the recent revelation that some of the material stashed away in that bathroom closet contained data relating to human intelligence at the highest level. We then heard former Attorney General Michael Mukasey say it’s time to charge her with mishandling classified documents. And yet nothing seems to happen beyond scattered rumors from mostly nameless sources saying that the FBI is busily digging away. Why is...
  • Millennial

    11/21/2015 10:27:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | July 14, 2010 | the Witter
    Millennial Special little snowflake. Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true. They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar. At work, millennials...
  • The New Normal: Baby Boomer Tribal Communities - Obama's vision for your retirement

    11/19/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | Craig Smith
    A generation of Americans who embraced communal living in the 1960s is again considering that concept and other ways to coexist as they near retirement. This time, they’ve traded peace signs for dollar signs. “By force of sheer volume, the (baby boomers) who in 1968 thought they would change the world by 2028 actually will,” said Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. They’ll control more than half of the discretionary income,...
  • For Children: The Polar Express in Durango, Colorado (tissues optional)

    11/25/2011 5:57:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    Durango & Silverton RR ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | Durango & Silverton RR
    Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad presents The Polar Express in Durango, Colorado.The Polar Express
  • George Michael's condition worsened overnight say doctors

    11/25/2011 11:54:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies ^ | November 25, 2011 | Vienna Times
    The hospital refused to say why the star was moved but it is believed it was decided that the singer's condition was so acute that it would be better if he was moved to the AKH - the biggest in Europe and where many of the continent's top medical experts are based because of the advanced facilities it offers for research as well as treatment. The hospital has two skyscrapers, identified for navigating around the huge complex as the red tower and the green tower. He is currently in intensive care on the 13th floor of the red tower as...
  • 25 Bitter And Painful Facts About The Coming Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis That Will Blow Your Mind

    11/25/2011 11:26:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 11/23/2011 | Michael Snyder
    For decades we were warned that when the Baby Boomers started to retire that this country would be facing a retirement crisis of unprecedented magnitude. Well, that day has arrived ladies and gentlemen. Back on January 1st, the Baby Boomers began to retire and more than 10,000 of them will be retiring every single day for years to come. Most of them have not saved up nearly enough money for retirement. At the same time, private sector pension plans are failing all over the place, hundreds of state and local government pension plans from coast to coast are woefully...
  • Home-buying season the worst in at least 50 years

    09/26/2011 4:30:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 26, 2011 | Derek Kravitz, AP Real Estate Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The home-buying season was a bust. March through August are typically the peak buying months. But this time, Americans bought fewer new homes in that stretch than in any other six-month period since record-keeping began a half-century ago. And sales of previously occupied homes didn't fare much better. They nearly matched 2009's total for the peak buying months. And that was the worst since 1997. Combined, total sales this spring and summer were the weakest on records dating to 1963. The figures underscore how badly the housing market is faring and suggest that a recovery is years...
  • Baby boomers: the consciousness movement

    07/11/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 56 replies
    Wthr ^ | 7.11.11
    INDIANAPOLIS - This week on Eyewitness News, we begin what we call the Generations Project. All this week, we will look at baby boomers. If you are one, you may learn something about yourself. If you're not, perhaps you will recognize characteristics in someone you know. Either way, we hope it will lead us all to a better understanding of each other. We've all heard the term "baby boomer." But who fits into the generation? Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964. Their age today is 47 to 65. Like every generation, boomers have unique characteristics and values that...
  • Baby Boomer moms keep supporting grown kids?

    04/15/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT · by decimon · 117 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2011 | Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – More than half of Baby Boom-generation mothers support adult children financially and 60 percent are the go-to person when their grown kids encounter problems, according to a survey issued on Thursday. That trend contrasted with the 86 percent of those 46- to 65-year-old women surveyed who said they were fully independent of their own parents by age 25. "We wanted to get the hell out as soon as possible," said Liz Kitchens, a partner in The Kitchens Group, a public opinion research firm in Orlando, Florida, that conducted the survey. > Helen Bernstein, a 54-year-old former...
  • Manson follower denied parole

    07/06/2010 5:59:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7-6-10 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    CHINO, Calif. — A parole board has denied freedom for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for the 19th time. Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. That was one night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed. Van Houten did not participate in the Tate slayings. She was incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Frontera, the same prison where another Manson follower, Patricia Krenwinkle, is imprisoned. Susan Atkins, the third woman convicted of murder in the crimes directed by cult leader...
  • This is the age of war between the generations (Retiring Baby Boomers Threaten us with Bankrupcy)

    06/03/2010 11:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 06/03/2010 | Anatole Kaletsky
    Yesterday was my 58th birthday. If I were a Greek worker I could retire. Although pension payments in Greece normally start around 61, special provisions allow anyone to retire at 58 if they have been in employment for 35 years. That, as it happens, is how long I have been at work. My index-linked pensions from the Greek Government would be worth 75 to 90 per cent of the average salary in the country, guaranteed for the rest of my life by the State. If you want to know why Greece is going bankrupt and why the euro seems to...
  • A Boomer’s Perspective: From Cold War to War on Terror

    01/27/2010 2:53:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 309+ views
    LONDON, Jan. 27, 2010 – Born a 1950s baby boomer, I grew up during the Cold War with the threat of nuclear holocaust looming on the horizon. As a little girl, I had dreams in which Russian troops swarmed over the hill in our back yard. Maybe that’s what propelled me to serve in the Army for nine years and work as a Defense Department civilian for another 17 years. No complaints, though. I’ve had an incredibly fortunate career with the military. I’ve enjoyed the fun, travel and adventure those old recruiting ads always offered. I’ve also seen the world...
  • Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers

    01/22/2010 10:29:28 AM PST · by julieee · 24 replies · 565+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers Washington, DC -- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans young and old participate in the March for Life in Washington today, a new poll finds most marchers will likely be from the millennial generation or Generation X. The most recent Marist survey finds them the most pro-life on abortion.
  • Boomers Have Their Backs Against The Wall

    10/14/2009 2:36:54 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,295+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-14-2009 | Bill Bonner
    Boomers Have Their Backs Against The Wall By Bill Bonner 10/14/09 London, England Two important items in the news today: First, Bloomberg reports that retails sales fell 2.1% in September – the biggest decrease this year. Know what that means? It means the “Age of Thrift” is here…and that consumers really are cutting back – just like we said they would. And it means that the consumer economy is not going to return to robust growth anytime soon. And it means, too, that people will find it hard to find jobs for a very long time. Another thing it means...
  • Oliver Stone revealing 'Secret History of America'

    08/18/2009 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cups · 26 replies · 876+ views
    Oliver Stone is making his most ambitious stab at American history yet. The controversial director is creating a 10-part documentary series for Showtime titled "Secret History of America." Narrated by Stone, the series promises to focus on events that "at the time went under-reported, but crucially shaped America's unique and complex history of the last 60 years," according to Showtime.
  • Save the GOP

    06/18/2009 8:29:09 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 330+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Save the GOP by: Deborah Lambert, June 18, 2009 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, touted as a possible savior of the GOP, took a gamble that paid off when he delivered a recent commencement address at Butler University (Indianapolis) that took a critical look at his own generation of baby boomers, according to Byron York. “All our lives, it’s been about us,” said the 60-year-old Daniels, who told the graduating seniors that his free-spending “Me Generation” who wore T-shirts saying “If it feels good, do it,” will also “leave you with a staggering pile of bills to pay. . . Good...
  • In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era (Barf Alert!)

    01/12/2009 9:56:37 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 71 replies · 1,301+ views
    NEW YORK-When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing on the horizon. To a number of social analysts, historians, bloggers and ordinary Americans, Jan.20 will symbolize the passing of an entire generation: the baby boomer years.
  • Baby Boomers Have Destroyed the World

    12/31/2008 5:10:07 PM PST · by AmericaSpeaksInk · 69 replies · 2,269+ views
    America Speaks Ink ^ | December 31st, 2008 | C. Rich
    Inevitably, at the end of, and the beginning of each year we are all subject to some “year in review” served up right to us through the dysfunctional eyes of some baby boomer. Their constant comparisons to everything from the sixties and, in the strangest way, always telling us that our hard times today just aren’t anything compared to some bizarre year they pull out of their tuckus from the sixties. I’m so sick of these people. The baby boomers are the most self absorbed, dysfunctional group of malcontents that have ever been created in the history of the United...