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  • As a millennial, how can I understand and work with a Gen X-er?

    04/22/2015 12:12:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 22, 2015 | Answer by Mira Zaslove on Quora
    As an Xer, I’ve worked with and managed many millennials. And as Michael O. Church writes, people are people. Yet, there are times when knowing a little about each generation has helped me understand a colleague. When generalizing about any group, it’s first necessary to recognize that not everybody in any particular group acts like everyone else. There is often just as much variation within each group, as there is between groups.
  • ( WV ) Congressman’s STREAM Act Seeks to Reign in Anti-Coal Mining Agency

    03/30/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Coal is pretty important to West Virginia. Coal-fired electric power plants accounted for 95 percent of West Virginia's net electricity generation in 2013 and the state produces about 15 percent of all fossil fuel energy in the US. What’s more, the Mountain State leads the nation in underground coal mine production. One government agency seems poised to slow these miners down, but not if Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) can help it. “West Virginia is blessed to be abundant in natural resources," Mooney said. "Unfortunately, the President is intent on destroying coal as a domestic energy source.” Rep. Mooney introduced the...
  • Compared to Previous Generations, How Bad Are Millennials' Finances?

    01/02/2015 5:45:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/02/2015 | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    Much has been made about the shaky financial footing of Millennials. And it’s true; young adults today have high rates of unemployment and student-loan debt, which can keep them in a holding pattern when it comes to starting their adult lives. But a recent study by the St. Louis Fed took a look at Millennials who had managed to take the first step in creating independent households—getting a job and finding their own place—in order to see how the financial health of young Americans today stacks up to that of previous generations. "Financial well-being early in life... has important implications...
  • March for Life - and ProLife Movement - Now Led by Young Adults

    01/22/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30. A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation". Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our...
  • Thumbs up to Generation Opportunity and Evan Feinberg!

    12/13/2013 6:57:01 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 2 replies
    12-13-13 | johnwk
    SEE: Are young Americans paying attention to Obamacare ads?Jennifer Smola,USA TODAY November 20, 2013"On the other side of the issue is the Opt Out campaign, a product of the non-profit organization Generation Opportunity.”Opt Out has employed Web videos and events on college campuses — like the University of Miami — featuring "Creepy Uncle Sam,"who is the visual tool the campaign is using to demonstrate the"creepy" and "intrusive" nature of Obamacare, Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg says."Uncle Sam is a symbol of patriotism," Feinbergsays. "Creepy Uncle Sam is what happens when the government oversteps itsbounds."”And why shouldn’t Generation Opportunity not promote...
  • America’s Lost Generation

    11/22/2013 6:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 21, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Editor’s note: Below is the video and transcript of Fox Business Network personality Charles Payne’s speech at the Freedom Center’s 2013 Restoration Weekend. The event took place November 14th-17th at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Charles Payne from DHFC on Vimeo. Charles Payne: A few months ago, when we were talking about coming down here and doing this, it was the day after President Obama had given some speech or something. And it was pretty obvious to me that he was trying to incite violence. Or, you know, trying to get some sort of protest in the streets,...
  • Economic woes for young people means less mobility ( 50 year low )

    11/15/2013 7:15:20 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    ap ^ | November 14, 2013
    U.S. mobility for young adults has fallen to the lowest level in more than 50 years as cash-strapped 20-somethings shun home-buying and refrain from major moves in a weak job market. The new 2013 figures from the Census Bureau, which reversed earlier signs of recovery, underscore the impact of the sluggish economy on young people, many of them college graduates, whom demographers sometimes refer to as "Generation Wait." Burdened with college debt or toiling in low-wage jobs, they are delaying careers, marriage and having children. Waiting anxiously for their lucky break, they are staying put and doubling up with roommates...
  • ‘Brosurance’ makes way for ‘hosurance’ in Colorado’s Obamacare ads

    11/12/2013 6:20:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/2013 | Greg Campbell
    The “bros” made famous in a Colorado advertising campaign doing keg stands for Obamacare are proving in a new spot that they’re not just party animals, but babe magnets too.The latest offering from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), which spawned the “brosurance” campaign to encourage young people to sign up for health insurance through Colorado’s state-run health insurance exchange, features a young woman who’s excited that she’s about to bed a bro.“OMG, he’s hot!” reads the ad copy. “Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control.”The ad features pre-coital “Susie and Nate,” with Susie flashing a...
  • Times Are A-changin' For Conservatives

    10/14/2013 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | 10/13/13 | Chriss W. Street
    Many conservative writers become so emotionally traumatized when presented with the growing evidence that liberalism’s grasp on America’s youth is shrinking, they revert to denial and name calling. An especially virulent out-break of this malady over-whelmed Selwyn Duke upon reading my September 4th article, ‘The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism’. Since Mr. Duke published his manifesto, “It’s the Liberalism, Stupid”, he regularly trumpets as settled science to conservatives his theory that “there has been a consistent, but accelerating, degeneration ever since” the founding fathers established the Republic. But when a conservative rejects two hundred years of American Exceptionalism, he accepts...
  • Grasping at Straws: WaPo Writer Claims Young People Starting to Sign Up for ObamaCare

    10/12/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    If Washington Post writer, Sarah Kliff, of the WonkBlog had been the music director aboard the Titanic, the last tune played on the deck of the sinking ship would probably have been Happy Days Are Here Again. I make that claim because Ms Kliff has taken upon herself the role as pollyannish cheerleader for the "train wreck" known as ObamaCare. In her latest desperate search for a nonexistent silver lining, Kliff has conjured up what she imagines to be an indication that young people might, could be, maybe, possibly are interested in signing up for ObamaCare. Here is Kliff imagining...
  • The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism

    09/04/2013 6:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2013 | Chriss Street
    The media claimed that conservatives must become more moderate or face permanent irrelevancy after the supposedly solid liberal millennial generation of 18-29 year olds that overwhelmingly supported reelection of Barack Obama. These dire warnings reminded me of the media geniuses who proclaimed after Jimmy Carter's presidential victory in 1976 that the 18-29 year olds of the Baby Boomer generation would always vote as a liberal bloc. Four years later, Baby Boomers abandoned liberalism and began reliably voting as Ronald Reagan conservatives for the next three decades. As Millennial support of President Obama has plummeted this year, it is liberalism that...
  • New Jersey’s Boomerang Generation (1 in 4 moving in with their folks)

    08/19/2013 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 8/19/13 | Kate Mosso
    Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Is 27 the new 18 when it comes to living at your parents' house? According to the US census Bureau, at least 1 in 4 N.J. adults, ages 18-31 live at home and 42% are 24 or older. Experts call it an "epidemic" of millennials leaching off their parents, but does a bad economy and student loan debt crisis justify the situation? A new survey from Coldwell Banker says parents in the Northeast region are more lenient on this than anywhere else in the US on children moving back home. But, according to the survey,...
  • A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home. A Record 21.6 Million In 2012

    08/02/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PEW RESEARCH ^ | 08/02/2013 | Richard Fry
    In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31—the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. This is the highest share in at least four decades and represents a slow but steady increase over the 32% of their same-aged counterparts who were living at home prior to the Great Recession in 2007 and the 34% doing so when it officially ended in 2009. A record total of 21.6 million Millennials lived in their parents’ home in 2012, up from 18.5 million of their...
  • The Real Reason Millennials Don’t Buy Cars and Homes

    06/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 143 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Fri, May 31, 2013 | Rick Newman
    They’re narcissistic. Apathetic. Pampered. And addicted to their four-inch screens. If you believe the conventional wisdom about the millennial generation — those 16 to 34 years of age, by most calculations — you’ve got considerable reason to worry about the future of the U.S. economy. Millennials show far less interest in buying cars, homes and other big-ticket items than their parents did at the same age, which has generated an intense effort among companies that produce those things to crack the code of these crazy kids and figure out how to sell them stuff. But the millennials may not be...
  • Millennials Are the Unluckiest Generation

    04/26/2013 3:18:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/26/2013 | by Derek Thompson
    The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 weren’t special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they were categorically different from the 3.6 million Americans born in 1981. They were the first members of a new club: Generation Y.This so-called millennial cohort, the largest generation in American history, landed in the cradle during an awful recession, learned to walk during the Reagan recovery, came of age in the booming 1990s, and entered the labor market after the Sept. 11 attacks and before the Great Recession, the two tragedies of the early 21st century. They’ve...

    04/04/2013 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC- back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories. For you younger folks, it's a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history. Anyone born in 1913 to about 1950, is familiar with Kilroy. No one knew why he was so well known- but everybody got into it, I even remember seeing him around public places in the late 60s... So who the heck was Kilroy? In 1946 the American Transit Association, through...
  • Winning the Culture War —- And the Next Generation

    03/11/2013 1:40:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | March 11, 2013 | Frontpagemag
    Editor’s note: Below is the video of the panel discussion “Assault on the Culture,” featured at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2013 West Coast Retreat. The event was held February 22nd-24th at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. A transcript of the discussion follows. Mark Tapson: As your mutual friend, the late great Andrew Breitbart, was fond of pointing out, politics flows downstream from culture. And the results of the last election confirm that. Conservatives lost last November in the political arena because for decades the radical Left has laid the groundwork for it in the cultural arena. There’s...
  • San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation

    01/28/2013 3:08:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation." Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer." He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets. This is quite a departure from other...
  • We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

    01/09/2013 10:24:53 AM PST · by rarestia · 81 replies ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great deal over the past few years...
  • French Youth Declaring War On Liberalism, Muslim Immigration, Multiculturalism - Must See Video

    11/18/2012 12:42:39 PM PST · by .454Puma · 41 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/18/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Will be this the generation of Frenchmen capable of rising to the task and defending their homeland - like Charles Martel and Joanne D'Arc did before them?
  • America the Controlled

    02/11/2012 1:19:11 AM PST · by Bowtie52 · 6 replies
    Feb. 11, 2012 | Bowtie52
    America the Controlled In early January 2012 the big news was SOPA; the Stop Online Piracy Act. It gave the government the right to shut down the internet as it saw fit. It took the element of control, responsibility and freedom away from private citizenry and put it in the hands of an elite few who called their shots by opinion rather than the terms of law. Later in January came NDAA “The National Defense Authorization Act” which included indefinite incarnation of Americans at the behest of the Federal Government- without formal charges. Late January saw an effort to bail...
  • Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus (Bashes Republicans)

    01/12/2012 10:37:48 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 19 replies · 1+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-10-12 | BBALL1989
    A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it's core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can't do your own list of rules and feel "not good...
  • Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus (Bashes Republicans, but otherwise hits the mark)

    01/12/2012 10:06:32 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 15 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-10-12 | BBALL1989
    A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it's core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can't do your own list of rules and feel "not good...
  • The Long Rough Awakening of Russia

    12/24/2011 7:44:57 PM PST · by decimon · 18 replies
    Rosett Report ^ | December 24, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    Twenty years ago this Christmas day, Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech announcing “I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” And with that, the totalitarian and murderous construct of the USSR, already uncoupled earlier that month by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, was no more. These were monumental events. Yet so tumultuous is the world right now that the 20th anniversary of the Soviet collapse is figuring as little more than a footnote in the news. In Russia itself, the events of the hour are...
  • Another Lost Generation of Americans‏

    10/31/2011 11:40:13 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 2 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-31-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    Actually, they’re not lost geographically. We see them every day on the cable news channels and the evening news of the broadcast networks. This decade they call themselves the “Occupy Wall Street” Group. I believe they are lost, unrecoverable, as productive, patriotic, Americans. I’m no shrink, but I believe they will carry a degree of bitterness, for the reminder of their lives, as a result of America’s rejection of their attempt to force a socialist form of government on a nation of people who love freedom. The risk was theirs to take. History will record their failure — a failure...
  • Generation Limbo : The Lost Generation was clobbered by war, the Millennials by recession

    09/26/2011 7:00:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2011 | Elise Jordan
    There has been a crowded field of suffering created by the Great Recession, in which $14.5 trillion of American wealth vanished. Baby Boomers have lost retirement funds, while Generation X–ers have lost out on some peak earning years. The biggest losers, though, have been the Millennials. According to the 2010 census data released last week, many of them have literally lost their future. The media have taken to describing the 18- to 29-year-olds who will ultimately bear the brunt of the economic downturn as the “Lost Generation.” It’s the haunting turn of phrase that Ernest Hemingway credited to Gertrude Stein,...
  • A Generational Divide? Why is the younger generation reluctant to fund Boomer retirement?

    05/27/2011 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2011 | Jeffrey Folks
    In Running on Empty, Peter G. Peterson excoriates the "we-first" attitude of retiring baby boomers.  Having read Peterson's take on boomer retirement, one is left with the impression that boomers are selfishly intent on bankrupting future generations and driving America into permanent decline to boot.  Happily, Peterson concludes, there is a solution: higher taxes and reduced benefits.  This is what Peterson calls "real leadership." Breaking promises and raising taxes may seem like "leadership" to some, but in fact it is just another effort to excuse and facilitate irresponsible spending by future administrations.  The common refrain of every liberal commentator...
  • The Procrastinating Generation. We cannot keep delaying a national reckoning.

    03/10/2011 6:36:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/10/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Obama administration figures it has read the national mood well. This therapeutic generation of Americans loves to talk and worry about problems and then assume that either someone else will solve them or they will go away on their own. And why not, since we have had periodic “energy crises” since 1974, have run budget deficits in most years since World War II, and have been warned about a looming Social Security meltdown for the last decade — yet we remain a wealthy society. But now gasoline costs more than $4 a gallon in many places in California, and...
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • Africa Can Feed Itself in a Generation, Experts Say

    12/07/2010 8:58:43 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | December 3,2010 | Calestous Juma,
    — Africa can feed itself. And it can make the transition from hungry importer to self-sufficiency in a single generation.The startling assertions, in stark contrast with entrenched, gloomy perceptions of the continent, highlight a collection of studies published December 2 that present a clear prescription for transforming Sub-Saharan Africa's agriculture and, by doing so, its economy. The strategy calls on governments to make African agricultural expansion central to decision making about everything from transportation and communication infrastructure to post-secondary education and innovation investment.
  • Godless Righteousness

    06/22/2010 8:22:41 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies | May 30 2010 | Bill Randles
    godless righteousness… Posted on May 23, 2010 by billrandles Do you remember the social and moral revolution of the 1960′s? The youth movement of the left were destined to break all of the rules, and liberate society from the dreary bondage of the past. They were going to show us how to do it the right way! As an anthem from that day proclaimed,”All the world over so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to be free“. Isn’t it ironic that those same revolutionaries, now come of age, have created a society that is vastly more restricted than...
  • 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...
  • Young Adults Believe in the Age of Entitlements, claim researchers

    06/01/2010 9:04:11 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 45 replies · 980+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/24/10 | Richard Alleyne
    Those who were born into "Generation Y" have an over-inflated sense of entitlement lack the work ethic to achieve their goals. They also hate being criticised, it is claimed. Researchers believe that the problem stems from being constantly told from birth they are special and as a result now believe it - and will ignore anybody who says otherwise. But far from making them happy their approach to life leads to higher levels of depression and "chronic diasppointment" as unjustified levels of self-esteem masks the ugly reality. Academics have concluded the values drummed into their grandparents, such as a strong...
  • Will Reality Rock the Youth Vote? (When the Millennial Generation's high expectations are dashed?)

    04/12/2010 6:21:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 962+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2010 | Michael G. Franc
    What happens when the Millennial Generation — members of which are between the ages of 18 and 29 — sees its high expectations for “change” dashed? The new health-reform law may let us find out. The Millennials received a jolt last week, and it wasn’t from their morning cups of mocha latté. It came from an Associated Press headline, “Health Premiums Could Rise 17 Pct for Young Adults.” The story began: Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to...
  • The Millennial Generation (Do Millennial Christians know what they believe ?)

    04/08/2010 7:42:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2010 | Charles Colson
    The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life just released a survey called “Religion Among the Millennials.” It offers some good news and some bad news about young people ages 18 to 29. First, the bad news. According to Pew, these Millennials “are considerably less religious than older Americans.” Fewer belong to any particular faith than older people do. No surprise. But a real cause of concern is that young people today are “significantly more unaffiliated” than young people were 10 or 20 years ago. Millennials attend religious services less often than oldsters like me; they pray less, and are...
  • Will Millennials become the chump generation?

    03/09/2010 2:52:02 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 40 replies · 232+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2010 | Robert J. Samuelson
    The "generation gap" endures as a staple of American political and social analysis. The notion that the special circumstances and experiences of each succeeding cohort imbue it with different perceptions, beliefs and values seems intuitively reasonable and appealing. It's also flattering. In a mass-market culture, belonging to a distinct subgroup, even if it numbers many millions, contributes to a sense of identity. In a 1969 Gallup poll, 74 percent of Americans believed in the generation gap. A poll last year found that 79 percent now do. Between then and now, of course, generations have shifted. Then, it was baby boomers...
  • Soldiers Invest in Iraq’s Next Generation

    12/07/2009 3:21:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 229+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. John Landry, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Dec. 7, 2009 – Educating children might not be the first thing Americans discuss when the subject of Iraq comes up, but for the soldiers of Task Force Pathfinder here, helping the next generation of Iraqis obtain a basic education is a critical part of their mission. Saleh Mustasher Fahad greets Army 1st. Lt. Dale Cox at the job site for the Al Salman School in Iraq’s Muthanna province, Nov. 1, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ronald Leydet  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For Iraq to be safe and stable when U.S. soldiers...
  • News to Note, October 31, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    10/31/2009 8:19:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 678+ views
    AiG ^ | October 31, 2009
    (See all these news nuggets and more by clicking the excerpt link below): 1. BBC News: “Darwin Teaching ‘Divides Opinion’” Darwinism is a controversial topic, and many believe creation should be taught in the classroom. But why is that news? 2. ScienceDaily: “Junk DNA Mechanism that Prevents Two Species from Reproducing Discovered” Has the U.S. government finally supported creationist research? Alas, no, but the results of a National Institutes of Health study fit squarely within the young-earth creation framework. 3. PhysOrg: “Charles Darwin Really Did Have Advanced Ideas about the Origin of Life” Charles Darwin was convinced that life’s origin...

    09/20/2009 5:00:41 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 74 replies · 2,628+ views
  • Airmen train next generation

    04/30/2009 6:12:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 273+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Master Sgt. Jack Braden, USAF
    4/30/2009 - DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- Over the Arizona desert near Tucson, nine student pilots took the "final exam" for a career most people only dream about in April. They are in the final stages of training to become F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots for the Air Force. At the end of 7.5 months of intense F-16 Basic Course Training with the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing in San Antonio, the students participated in Exercise Coronet Cactus at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. "At the end of the course, we bring them out here for two weeks...
  • The Not So Greatest Generation (The Dumbest Generation: Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

    01/15/2009 6:47:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies · 2,230+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Jan 15,2009 | David N. Bass
    With his soft voice and unassuming manner, Mark Bauerlein seems an unlikely prospect for penning an ostentatious book like The Dumbest Generation. The title immediately brings to mind the Greatest Generation, the idol of 20th century American history that weathered the Great Depression, beat the Nazis at Normandy, and brought us swing music. But the generation that Bauerlein writes of is very different. Ignorant of politics and government, art and music, prose and poetry, the Dumbest Generation is content to turn up its iPods and tune out the realities of the adult world. It is brash, pampered, young, and dumb...
  • Dating Diaries: My Sarah Palin Crush ("she could kick my ass...But maybe that's what I need")

    09/13/2008 9:17:53 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Shine ^ | Sep 13, 2008 | Rich Santos, Marie Claire
    I think I have a crush on Sarah Palin. She intrigues and intimidates me--two necessary ingredients for a crush. I admit, she could kick my ass. But maybe that's what I need. She would provide the kind of structure I need. My mom sometimes mentions my check register. I haven't seen my check register in a long time. When I write checks, I just hope that they clear. No rhyme or reason to that strategy. I'm late to a lot of engagements. I over sleep my alarm clock quite often. I need to be whipped into shape. Sarah Palin is...
  • Cartwright: Current Generation Ready to be Next ‘Greatest Generation’

    05/16/2008 4:39:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 127+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2008 – The current generation of warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan is poised to be the next “greatest generation,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. James Cartwright talks with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard "Tex" Brown at the 2008 Daedalian Awards dinner at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., May 15, 2008. Cartwright was the keynote speaker, presenting awards to military pilots. Defense Department photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • A Dispensationalist Agrees with Me!

    02/13/2008 9:31:41 AM PST · by topcat54 · 20 replies · 111+ views
    American Vision ^ | 02/12/08 | Gary DeMar
    For some time now I have been challenging dispensationalists to be consistent with their claim that they interpret the Bible literally. They don’t take time words like “near” and “shortly” literally. “This generation will not pass away,” Tim LaHaye and others argue, becomes “the generation that sees these signs will not pass away.” Donald E. Green agrees with Neil Nelson that “‘generation’ refers to an evil kind of people in Matthew’s gospel.”1 Richard L. Mayhue, Professor of Theology and Pastoral Ministries at the Master’s Seminary, argues that the Greek word genea (“generation”) “refers to ‘the category of rebellious people who...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    02/08/2008 5:10:44 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 148 replies · 111+ views
     What do you think was the best generation?          I am an 80's child myself....and I miss.....  the music,    the fads and fashion......   and a good conservative President - Reagan...
  • From the generation of the 1980s to the Vietnam Veterans...

    11/15/2007 4:41:37 AM PST · by drzz · 29 replies · 195+ views
    Video ^ | 11/15/2007 | Generation of the 1980s
    I wasn't born at the time of the Vietnam war... I am from the Reagan-Bush Sr generation. This video is my tribute to the previous generation who fought and bled there, and who often thinks that they are ignored by the new generation.
  • Never Trust Anybody Over 49 (Obama over Hillary Puff)

    09/29/2007 3:52:52 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 78+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 September 2007 | Gail Collins
    Earlier this year at a campaign rally, Bill Clinton said that when he was at Yale, he told Hillary: “I have met all the most gifted people in our generation and you’re the best.” Now, it’s always nice to hear a husband say he thinks his wife is tops. But I can’t get past the idea that while Bill Clinton was still in law school he believed he already knew every baby boomer worth knowing. ...Obviously, Clinton wasn’t including Barack Obama, who was only about 12 at the time. Now, Obama’s campaign is the revenge of Gen XYZ — an...
  • Younger Generation Has Greater Fear Of Loss

    04/30/2007 10:44:10 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 562+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-29-2007 | Zoe Smeaton
    Younger generation has greater fear of loss 18:00 29 April 2007 news service Zoe Smeaton Losing at the races or bingo may not be such a problem for older people, since those over 65 are less upset by loss than twenty-somethings. But they are just as glad of a win, new brain scans suggest. Gregory Larkin at Stanford University in California, US, and colleagues compared the way the over 65s respond to losing and winning, compared with people aged between 19 and 27. Participants were shown cues telling them they could either win or lose money. They had to...
  • The Generation Of 'Damaged' Girls

    02/19/2007 7:19:14 PM PST · by blam · 180 replies · 5,420+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-20-2007 | Sarah Womack
    The generation of 'damaged' girls By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 20/02/2007 A generation of very young girls is being psychologically damaged by inappropriate "sexy" clothing, toys and images in the media that are corrupting childhood, leading psychologists warn today. They say marketing takes unfair advantage of children's desire for affection and the need to conform, leading to eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Their report echoes a warning by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and follows a United Nations study last week saying that British children were the unhappiest and unhealthiest in the...
  • Obama pledges new generation of leadership

    02/10/2007 10:34:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,361+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | John Whitesides
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), citing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, pledged on Saturday to bridge the partisan gridlock in Washington, end the war in Iraq and transform American politics as the first black U.S. president. Launching his 2008 White House campaign outside the building in where Lincoln began his fight against slavery with a famous 1858 speech that declared "a house divided against itself cannot stand," Obama said it was time to "turn the page" to a new politics. "Let us begin this hard work together. Let us transform this nation,"...