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  • Millennials blame boomers for ruining their lives

    04/25/2018 4:10:27 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 91 replies
    Axios ^ | 4-25-2018 | Steve LeVine
    Beset by big college loans, inheriting two wars, and facing an uncertain future of work, a majority of millennials say baby boomers have made things worse for them — and a lot of boomers agree, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. Why it matters: If it persists, the generational divide could turn into political rivalry as the generations compete for limited tax dollars — millennials seeking government help as automation takes hold, and boomers insisting on promised levels of Social Security and Medicare. The poll found that 51% of millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) blame boomers (51- to 69-year-olds) for making...
  • Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours.' Grown children: 'Noooo!'

    07/26/2017 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 183 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 25, 2017 | Samantha Bronkar
    BOSTON—Two hundred stuffed animals, two violins, and a 7-1/2 foot-tall Christmas tree: That was just a corner of the possessions Rosalie and Bill Kelleher accumulated over their 47-year marriage. And, they realized, it was about 199 stuffed animals more than their two grown children wanted. Going from a four-bedroom house in New Bedford, Mass. – with an attic stuffed full of paper stacked four-feet tall – to a 1,300-square-foot apartment took six years of winnowing, sorting, shredding, and shlepping stuff to donation centers. Among the possessions the Kellehers are keeping are three hutches – one that belonged to his mother,...
  • Rock n'f'n ROOL !!! [a satirical view of musicianship from an aging Boomer]

    09/17/2016 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 50 replies
    my twisted mind | Sept 17 2016 | Mr_Moonlight
    <p>I always said that the Bassist is the most normal person in the room .... the Lead Singer is always an exhibitionist jumping about like a spastic idot [sic] screaming some incoherent gibberish into some cheap $23 dollar microphone bought from some cheezy pawnshop located in the seediest part of town, while the posing Lead Guitarist flails about in spandex with legs spread wide, a raised fist in mock triumph to his lame power chord, stomping on a battalion of shitty sounding effects pedals, each one sounding noisier and more obnoxious than the other ...</p>
  • Why We Are Safe

    02/10/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 6th, 2015 | Windfall Films - Natgeo
    A very interesting short film on an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine with great footage aboard. Below will be posted links that further explain the technologies.None of this is classified and all is in the public realm. Amazingly. But that is how unstoppable and capable this deterrent is.
  • Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

    04/30/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    School calls the movie's cancellation a "teachable moment". Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled. Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students ... That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across...
  • N. Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: gov't sources

    11/01/2014 7:24:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/02
    N. Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: gov't sources 2014/11/02 08:00 SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has launched a new submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, military and government sources in Seoul said Sunday, raising further concerns over the North's evolving missile and nuclear threats. The communist country "imported a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine and modified it," a government source said on condition of anonymity. The Soviet vessel was built in 1958 and decommissioned in 1990. "The new submarine is 67 meters long with a beam of 6.6 meters, and has a dived displacement in the 3,000-ton range," the...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • Unemployed IT technician, 47, roams Pittsburgh dressed as a canine and barking at passing cars

    10/23/2013 11:35:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Meet Boomer, the dog trapped in a human body: Unemployed IT technician, 47, roams Pittsburgh dressed as a canine and barking at passing cars Like many other dogs, Boomer loves nothing more than roaming his neighborhood, barking at passing cars and fellow canines before returning home for a bowl of biscuits and a nap in his kennel. The only difference is that Boomer was born a human.Gary Matthews, 47, has been living the life of a playful pooch for years - donning a white-and-grey costume made from paper with an over-sized collar proudly displaying his new name.
  • Former Red Sox great George 'Boomer' Scott dies at age 69

    07/29/2013 8:28:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 07/29/2013 | John Tomase
    Sad news out of Mississippi — we must bid farewell to The Boomer. Former Gold Glove first baseman George Scott, a fan favorite during two stints in Boston, has died at age 69. Scott was a member of the Impossible Dream Red Sox in 1967, when he won the first of his eight Gold Gloves, and he had his last All-Star season here in 1977 after returning from a five-year stint in Milwaukee. Scott finished with 271 homers and 1,051 RBI. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006. Scott wasn't the only former Red Sox...
  • Former Red Sox player George Scott dies

    07/29/2013 4:28:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matt Pepin
    Former Red Sox slugger George Scott passed away on Sunday at age 69, the Red Sox have confirmed ... Scott had 271 career home runs and was an eight-time Gold Glove winner at first base. He led the American League in home runs in 1975 with 36, and was selected as an All-Star three times ...
  • Calling All Free Republic Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964)

    02/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PST · by xzins · 122 replies
    US Census ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Xzins
    The US Census Bureau, in "The Older Population" indicates that Baby Boomers are defined as follows: 6 The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates following World War II, and is one of the largest generations in U.S. history. For more information, see: Hogan, Perez, and Bell, 2008, Who (Really) Are the First Baby Boomers? In Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 1009–1016. You are now from about 50 to 67 years old, and you are the glad result...
  • 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years.

    06/11/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 29 replies
    Atlantic Journal Constitution Blog ^ | 6/8/2012 | Ed Rust Jr. CEO State Farm
    We need you in America’s workforce. Some of our aging baby boomers may be delaying their retirement because of current economic conditions, but eventually they’ll step away. In fact, we expect 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years. What kind of workers will replace them? Where will the U.S. stand in the global economy if we don’t have skilled and knowledgeable people to take their place?
  • For boomers, it's a new era of 'work til you drop'

    02/20/2012 3:21:53 PM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 97 replies
    Associated Prepp ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Paula Symons joined the U.S. workforce in 1972, typewriters in her office clacked nonstop, people answered the telephones and the hot new technology revolutionizing communication was the fax machine. Symons, fresh out of college, entered this brave new world thinking she'd do pretty much what her parents' generation did: Work for just one or two companies over about 45 years before bidding farewell to co-workers at a retirement party and heading off into her sunset years with a pension.
  • Listen Up, Boomers: The Backlash Has Begun

    11/14/2011 9:11:04 AM PST · by Publius804 · 93 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 13, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Talkin’ about my generation”: the Who song once expressed the hope and self confidence of the Baby Boomers as they reached biological if not emotional maturity. It was an attack on the older generation, a defense of the young, but it includes an ominous refrain: “Hope I die before I get old.” Already, perhaps, the shadow of generational failure hung over the twenty something Boomers. Those shadows have darkened considerably as the Boomer sun moves past the meridian and an unmistakable air of twilight infiltrates into the declining hours of the long Boomer day. Talking about our generation is not...
  • A low in jobs, mobility, marriage for young adults

    09/21/2011 11:22:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | September 22, 2011 | HOPE YEN
    In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest unemployment since World War II and risk living in poverty more than others — nearly 1 in 5. ... really high levels of underemployment and unemployment will haunt young people for at least another decade
  • Gov't Lies About Social Security Hide The Fraud

    09/20/2011 3:38:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 20, 2011 | WALTER E. WILLIAMS
    During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming to see that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but is it a lie, as well? Let's look at it. Here's what the 1936 government pamphlet on Social Security said: "After the first 3 years — that is to say, beginning in 1940 — you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. ... Beginning in 1943, you will pay 2...
  • Israel’s Boomers On the Rise

    07/26/2011 6:19:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | July 24th, 2011 | Joe Buff
    Israel’s Boomers On the Rise By Joe Buff — Defense Tech Undersea Warfare Contributor The State of Israel has long followed what early nuclear war-fighting theorist Henry Kissinger called a policy of nuclear ambiguity. Israel, officially, neither confirms nor denies possessing any nuclear arms, although many defense analysts, politicians, and diplomats the world over have long considered Israel an undeclared nuclear power. To have nukes for strategic deterrence would make sense for such a small nation surrounded by enemies. These enemies don’t just include today’s dangerously volatile nuclear aspirant Iran but also Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War (he...
  • Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shot in Head While Fishing With Dad

    07/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 2+ views ^ | 6-24-11
    A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said. Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne. Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy's mother told her the boy was...
  • Baby Boomers Will Upgrade U.S. Sub Fleet

    03/02/2011 7:19:41 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | Michael Fabey
    Baby Boomers Will Upgrade U.S. Sub Fleet Mar 2, 2011 By Michael Fabey With its ballistic-missile submarine replacement program anchored by milestone authority and a fiscal 2012 request for about $1.1 billion in R&D funding, the U.S. Navy is set to develop and build SSBN(X) boats without sinking the rest of its shipbuilding plan. While it is apparent the Navy plans to use the Virginia-class attack submarine program as a template for the SSBN(X), there is uncertainty about whether the new boomers will resemble a modified Virginia, improved version of the current SSBN model or a hybrid of both. What...
  • Investigation determines cop not at fault for shooting, killing family's dog

    02/21/2011 6:03:48 PM PST · by Immerito · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 7, 2011 | Alexis Stevens
    The Clayton County police officer who shot and killed a family's pet did not violate any laws or department policy, an internal investigation concluded. In December, a golden retriever started barking and running toward an officer on foot patrol. The officer ordered the dog to stop, and when it didn't, he shot and killed the animal in its front yard, police said. The King family, of Jonesboro, said "Boomer" was contained by an electric fence and barked when people approached. Boomer had never bitten anyone, Lawrene King, a mother of six, previously told the AJC.