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  • 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
    viennatimes.at ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5914.html
  • 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...
  • Boomers know how to adjust [might run out of food and water]

    12/08/2008 5:57:05 PM PST · by SJackson · 62 replies · 1,872+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 12-8-08 | Barbara Quirk
    If you were born from 1946 through 1964, you are a boomer, a member of the most intriguing population this country has ever known. A new study invites you to look into your future for an in-depth view of how you, and your diverse group of cohorts, are likely to adapt as you grow old. "Boomers: The Next 20 years, Ecologies of Risk" is the title of a report from the Institute for the Future and the MetLife Mature Market Institute. It predicts some wondrous things as well as presenting some cautionary issues. Overall, it is quite a positive picture....
  • Clinton will hold campaign's end in DC Saturday

    06/04/2008 9:10:08 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 28 replies · 144+ views
    Hillary to suspend campaign in DC Saturday By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Thursday, June 5, 2008 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the suspension of her campaign and her endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee, Saturday, in Washington D.C according to a statement issued Wednesday evening. The statement did not officially confirm her decision but said Clinton would be hosting an event in Washington, DC to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity. According to the statement, the event will be held on Saturday to accommodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters...
  • Baby Boomers Pay For Six Pack In A Syringe (Baby Boomer Vanity Sinks To New Low)

    08/19/2007 1:41:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies · 1,662+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 19/08/2007 | Philip Sherwell
    Baby boomers pay for six pack in a syringe By Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:00am BST 19/08/2007 With his six-pack stomach, bulging chest and bull-like shoulders, the muscleman in the newspaper advertisement displays the sort of rippling torso that adorns the cover of men's fitness journals. But there is one difference. From the neck up, Dr Jeffry S Life is a balding 67-year-old physician. His physique is the product not of a computer touch-up but a controversial American "ageing management" technique, that often includes a cocktail of human growth hormones and testosterone. Some 13,000 clients have so far...
  • Young manager harassing Baby Boomer leads to EEOC fine

    03/07/2007 2:34:46 PM PST · by qam1 · 201 replies · 3,711+ views
    Oregon live ^ | 3/7/07 | Brent Hunsberger
    What happens when a twenty-something manager tells an older worker to turn up her hearing aid or take an herbal memory medicine? In this Oregon case, it got the employer in trouble with the feds. Scott and Patty Corp., formerly Woodburn Fertilizer, Inc., agreed recently to pay Carolyn Arzino, a former longtime 55-year-old accounting secretary, $85,000 to settle age discrimination claims brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The case arose, agency trial attorney Teri Healy told The Oregonian, from the actions of a female manager in her 20s, who criticized Arzino's work, telling her, among other things, that...
  • Rockstar lifestyle might survive after college

    11/29/2006 7:22:19 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 56 replies · 2,308+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | Christian Alexandersen
    Students often use the excuse that the best times of their lives are in college so they can use drugs and abuse alcohol, but I recently found out that you can still party well after the convocation ceremony. While attending the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band concert in Knoxville, Tenn., with my father, I saw baby boomers doing everything college students do today. I expected the concert to be fun, but watching these 40-, 50- and 60-year-olds partying was truly a learning experience. While rocking out to tunes like "Still the Same" and "Turn the Page," the older...
  • 'Greatest' legacy being destroyed

    10/27/2006 10:14:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1,021+ views
    The North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | RAY HAYNES
    'Greatest' legacy being destroyed By: RAY HAYNES - Commentary A lot of comments have been directed at this country's "Greatest Generation," those who suffered the Great Depression, fought World War II, and then rebuilt this country from the ruins of those catastrophic events. I remember, as my generation attended college and entered the work force, a lot of debate among my peers as to what we would do when we take over. We all thought we would "do it right," make this country a better place to work, live and raise a family. I think I can say, having inherited...
  • Baby Boomers, Cable TV Driving Rise in Motorcyling

    08/06/2006 9:58:03 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 99 replies · 1,398+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 5, 2006 | Carson Walker
    STURGIS, SD (AP) -- Baby boomers are driving much of the increased popularity in motorcycling - and it's quite visible at the 66th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Most bikers these days have raised a family and can afford the sport, said Pepper Massey-Swan, executive director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. "People who have lived a very respectable, steady life. You know you've worked your butt off, you want to get out there and do something crazy. Tell me what it feels like to throw a leg over and go 75 miles an hour down the highway. It's...
  • A Touchy Topic: Boomer in Chief Hits the Big 6-0

    07/06/2006 8:56:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 17 replies · 642+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 6, 2006 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Let us now peek into the psyche of America's most powerful baby boomer, George W. Bush. He is not given to self-analysis — "George is not an overly introspective person," his wife, Laura, once said with dry understatement — but Mr. Bush turns 60 on Thursday, and like most other men hitting that milestone, he just cannot seem to get the thought off his mind. Here is the president in June at a community college in Omaha, trying to convince himself that turning 60 is no big deal: "I'm not supposed to talk about myself, but in a month I'm...
  • Corvette driver hits mausoleum, dies in rage chase

    06/15/2006 4:58:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies · 1,567+ views
    AP via Hayward News ^ | June 9, 2006
    Corvette driver hits mausoleum, dies in rage chase Friday, June 09 @ 00:00:00 CDT Associated Press HAYWARD, Calif. - A motorist who sped through a Hayward cemetery in an apparent road-rage pursuit of a car that cut him off died after crashing into a mausoleum, police officials said. The driver was killed when his classic Corvette skidded out of control while navigating a turn Sunday inside the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and crashed in front of mourners watching a nearby burial, said Hayward police Lt. Gary Branson. The identity of the Corvette's 52-year-old driver was not being released Sunday night, pending...
  • What if Young People really were Slackers?

    05/24/2006 11:52:22 AM PDT · by guinness4strength · 16 replies · 893+ views
    What-if Digest ^ | 5-24-06 | Joe Moody
    WASHINGTON - Unemployment soared to record highs recently, not because of lack of jobs, but lack of motivation to work. Such is the legacy of today's "Slacker Generation." Andy Dandershaw, a self-described "free-thinker" still living with his parents at age 32, said he discovered his calling when Forest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates." "It made a lot of sense, like something kicked down a door in my mind." Anderstone said, "Eating chocolates sure beats work. Forest is happy, and he can run real fast. What else do you need?" Jeff Tamozzar, a computer engineer and scholar,...
  • Baby boomer exodus - As millions retire, their skills and knowledge will be gone, too

    04/23/2006 11:43:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies · 1,932+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4.23.06 | Michael Kinsman
    Just as they have for 60 years, baby boomers are throwing their weight around again. This time, though, it's not a matter of how to educate, house and employ the mass of 78 million Americans in that generation, but rather how to replace their skills and knowledge in the workplace as they begin to retire. The oldest of the baby boomers turn 60 this year, on the verge of traditional retirement age. The percentage of workers older than 65 will increase from 14.4 percent of the work force in 2004 to 19.7 percent by 2014, meaning the fastest-growing part of...
  • Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play Softball

    07/08/2005 11:31:21 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 8 replies · 584+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-08-05 1312EDT
    Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play SoftballBy Don Babwin Associated Press Writer Published: Jul 8, 2005 ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - When pitcher Dave Shortz sticks his glove out and knocks a high chopper into the air, all second baseman Paul Dobkowski can do is wait for it to come down. When it finally does, it lands right in his brand new glove. And, luckily, the guy who hit it looks like he's running in sand. One out. Dobkowski, 50, who resumed playing softball this year after taking 15 years off, is part of a growing and graying group of men...
  • Cavuto: Who's to Blame? (excellent follow-up to the exellent "The Truth Hurts")

    10/19/2004 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 16 replies · 945+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 19, 2004 | Neil Cavuto
    Among the record setting number of e-mails I received on Monday's Common Sense, came this note from Brian Escapo: "It's easy for you to sit high and mighty, likely having never known a single day of suffering yourself, yet advising your viewers to suffer. Walk a mile in my shoes, Cavuto, and deal with my illnesses. I'd teach you a thing or two about suffering." Brian, suffice it to say, I don't need your lectures. You suffer — many suffer — but don't play the victim card with me. I ran into a woman Monday doing just that. Riddled with...
  • The Truth Hurts

    10/19/2004 12:16:35 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 80 replies · 1,765+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10-18-2004 | neil cavuto
    OK, I'm warning you right off: What I'm about to say will tick you off — some of you a lot. But I figured that since politicians aren't leveling with you, I will. So, here goes: Social Security is broken and it needs fixing. Either we hike the retirement age, cut some of the benefits, or do both. But we have to do something now. And while I'm ticking off interest groups, let me tick off some treasured ones...
  • Old-fashioned liberal can't keep up with causes of the New Left

    08/17/2004 1:53:46 PM PDT · by qam1 · 13 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Advocate-Messenger ^ | 8/16/04 | Herb Brock
    Crows' feet, graying temples, bifocals, a bad ticker and those blankety-blank AARP publications in the mailbox every other day are all reminders that I'm a Baby Boomer whose protest-crazy generation is now more concerned with the price of prescription drugs than the cost of war. But, in this very political year, I'm also observing a political change. Either I'm not as liberal as I used to be or there is a new definition of liberalism. Winston Churchill used to say that any man who is under 30 and is not a liberal has no heart; and any man who is...
  • Hillary Rodham's student commencement address (1969)

    07/04/2004 1:13:53 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    Wellesley College ^ | 5-31-1969 | Hillary Rodham (Clinton)
    Ruth M. Adams, ninth president of Wellesley College, introduced Hillary D. Rodham, '69, at the 91st commencement exercises, as follows: In addition to inviting Senator Brooke to speak to them this morning, the Class of '69 has expressed a desire to speak to them and for them at this morning's commencement. There was no debate so far as I could ascertain as to who their spokesman was to be -- Miss Hillary Rodham. Member of this graduating class, she is a major in political science and a candidate for the degree with honors. In four years she has combined academic...
  • D-Day OD: Why World War II nostalgia has gone too far (Centtople barf alert!)

    06/04/2004 4:54:14 PM PDT · by qam1 · 50 replies · 708+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/4/04 | David Greenberg
    This year's onslaught of D-Day hype—a continuous barrage of World War II nostalgia stretching from Memorial Day weekend through George Bush's trip to Europe these next few days—has already exhausted all but the most diehard buffs. Newsmagazines splash gritty old photos of GIs from the Good War and marked-up invasion maps across their glossy pages. Historians from Martin Gilbertto Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have published books exalting soldierly valor. In various speeches George Bush links the siege of Normandy to the siege of Baghdad in what he portrays as one seamless American mission. Building on the mythmaking efforts of past presidents, and...
  • You’re Messing With the Wrong Generation (Quintuple Barf Alert!)

    03/12/2004 6:50:55 AM PST · by qam1 · 279 replies · 1,085+ views
    Op Ed News ^ | 3/11/04 | Becky Burgwin
    We were born at the end of World War II to a generation that had just won a war against pure evil. We were their hope for a brighter future. The forbearers of a new era. An era of peace and prosperity. An era of fun. We had hula-hoops, silly putty, slinkies and slip 'n slides. We ate Spaghetti-o's, Alphabits, TV dinners and Spam. We watched Ed Sullivan, I Love Lucy, The Flintstones and American Bandstand. We witnessed the first manned space flight and prayed for Apollo 13. We saw a man step onto the moon and suffered through the...
  • Conservative -- and cool - How the right has come to reflect middle America's pop culture

    08/25/2003 2:54:54 PM PDT · by anymouse · 39 replies · 568+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2003 | James Sullivan
    <p>The conservative commentator James Hirsen, a columnist for Newsmax.com and a regular on Fox News and "The Sean Hannity Show," once played keyboards for the touring Temptations. At the time he was the only white face in the group.</p> <p>His hiring, he says, was "no affirmative action decision. I really had to be funky, or I lost the gig."</p>
  • Of Friendship and War (Self-Absorbed Elite Liberal BARF ALERT!)

    04/07/2003 9:34:57 PM PDT · by MikalM · 24 replies · 305+ views
    <p>ONCE A YEAR, like migratory birds, the five of us arrive at Point Reyes National Seashore for a three-day reunion. We take over a small inn, leave behind husbands, children and challenging careers. We take long hikes, eat leisurely meals and talk interminably about our families and work.</p>