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  • It's time to make millennials suffer

    05/26/2017 1:04:44 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 05/26/2017 | Ben Sasse
    One of nine kids born to a second-generation immigrant family in windy, rural Diller, Neb. (population 327), Grandma grew up poor, working the family farm during the Great Depression. It was at home — and thus work — that she met my grandfather, who was hired as a farm boy by her dad in the 1930s. They were married in May 1941, him at age 22 and her 21. Their first leased home had no indoor plumbing or running water. Their plot of land was north of town on Commercial Road, where they planned to start their own corn and...
  • How the Cycles of History Shape Your Values, Your Idea of Manhood, and Your Future

    01/29/2017 4:13:28 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 12JUL12 | Brett & Kate McKay
    As is the generation of leaves, so to of men: At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground but then the flourishing woods Gives birth, and the season of spring comes into existence; So it is with the generations of men, which alternately come forth and pass away. – Homer, The Illiad, Book Six If you’ve been following AoM for awhile now, you know that Kate and I love history. I studied classical history in college and Kate actually taught American history and Humanities at a community college here in town. And in running the Art...
  • Inhofe committee says EPA, Corps exceeding WOTUS authority

    10/18/2016 9:00:25 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 7 replies
    High Plains Journal ^ | 10/9/16 | Larry Drelling
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK, released a majority report Sept. 20 indicating what it claims are examples of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to expand their jurisdiction over U.S. waters beyond Congressional intent. The report is the result of the majority staff’s investigation into how EPA and the Corps are interpreting and implementing their authority under the Clean Water Act. Despite the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ national stay on enforcement of EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, the majority report says EPA is enforcing the...
  • I’m a millennial and my generation sucks

    07/04/2016 3:14:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/4/16 | Johnny Oleksinski
    ....At 26, I’m stuck in the middle of the world’s most maligned, mocked and discussed age group. And I hate it. Imagine being forever lumped into a smug pack of narcissists who don’t just ignore the past, but openly abhor anyone and everything that came before them. .... Bernie Sanders obsessives who preached reform and inclusion by berating their closest friends and family for daring to think differently.... ...My millennial friends want me to be hopelessly nostalgic for the ’90s, obsessing over which “Saved by the Bell” character I’m most like... ...Perhaps their messiah complex is a result of being...
  • Millennials are not the Enemy

    05/01/2016 10:11:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    1. Younger people tend to have more liberal views. This is not a permanent state of being. Asking a 20 year old who has never held a job about capitalism is not a good use of anyone's time. Asking him ten years later whether he thinks he pays too much in taxes will be far more meaningful. Polls of younger people tend to produce scary results. This isn't a new phenomenon. 2. Using "millennial" as a political punching bag is a bad idea. We're talking about people who were born over a 20 year period. Plenty of them hold jobs...
  • Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    04/26/2016 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Shanika Gunaratna
    Baby boomers' long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That's according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
  • Children of the 1930s: “The Last Ones”

    04/11/2016 2:17:44 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Today's email | 4/11/2016 | Unknown
    Born in the 1930s we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “last ones.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see...
  • Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life

    03/03/2014 8:18:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 3, 2014
    Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked smack into something or someone while staring down at your smartphone? Yeah, you. You know who you are, and you’re far from alone. We’re guilty of walking and texting, too. Fear no longer, distracted, device-gazing zombie walkers. Help for unabashed, small-screen addicts like us is on the way -- to the Google Play store next month, actually. The industrious geniuses at New York City’s One Llama Labs have developed a hyper sound-sensitive Android app called Audio Aware.
  • Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

    10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism." Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast. "I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't...
  • Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

    10/15/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Marie · 24 replies
    Wait but Why ^ | 09/15/2013 | wait but why
    Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's...
  • To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

    05/31/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 159 replies
    This morning's email | 5/31/2013 | Unknown
    To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979 At the end is a quote of the month attributed to Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please read what he Said. TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had...
  • Wrong Mideast Choices Will 'Reverberate for Generations'

    05/07/2013 2:54:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/13 | Eliran Aharon
    “Israel, obviously, must do everything necessary to protect itself,” a top United States Army Lieutenant Colonel told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview. “For Washington, Iranian nuclear weapons are a strategic question. For Israel, Iranian nuclear weapons are an existential question,” said Ralph Peters, who spent ten years in Germany working in military intelligence and later became a Foreign Area Officer, specializing in the Soviet Union. ..... “My fear is that strategic circumstances will force Israel to act unilaterally and as brave and as capable as the IDF is, the IDF has the ability to start a fight with Iran....
  • Younger Generations Lag Parents in Wealth-Building

    03/15/2013 2:12:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3-14-2013 | Annie Lowrey
    WASHINGTON — Pearl Brady has a stable job with good benefits and holds two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s. But despite her best efforts, she has no savings, and worries that it will be years before she manages to start putting away money for a house, children and eventually retirement. “I’m in that extremely nervous category,” said Ms. Brady, 28, a Brooklynite who works for a union. “I know how much money I’m going to be making for the near term. I hope in my 30s and 40s to be able to save, but I have no idea how....
  • 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,...
  • Filling in the Generation Gaps

    11/25/2011 10:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Thanksgiving is the holiday that pulls families together, squeezing them around a table for a feast of turkey, tradition and togetherness. We encourage conversations meant to be personally relevant, but sometimes they turn into a horizontal Babel, with each generation speaking in a different tongue. It's a stretch to identify an entire generation by its tastes in fashion and music, but such tastes offer strong clues. You can separate boomers from Generation Xers and millenials by who prefers the Beatles, Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga. Seniors who came of age during World War II still groove on Glenn Miller and...
  • Cursive writing: Lost art or useless skill?

    10/30/2011 5:16:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 76 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 30, 2011 | Cara Fitzpatrick,
    When asked for their John Hancock, future generations might print it in block letters or scrawl some scribbles across the page. But odds are, they won't sign their name in cursive. They might not even be able to read it. Cursive, with its graceful loops and perfectly joined letters, seems soon to join the typewriter, VCR player and flip-phone as relics of a past age. Keyboarding skills, not cursive, were included in the Common Core, a set of national academic standards adopted last year by more than 40 states, including Florida.
  • The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”

    03/05/2011 10:04:19 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 121 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 3-5-11 | Matt
    I have often said to my mother, who is a baby boomer and liberal, that my generation (Gen X), would have to clean up the mess that her generation left behind. As time wears on, that statement rings more and more true.
  • There's Something Happening Here...

    08/07/2010 9:07:52 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 8/7/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    What it is ain’t exactly clear…. That’s the impression I get when I talk to people of the 20 something generation. They know something’s not right. They know they are getting screwed, they just aren’t sure how or why. Blame the media for that. Blame our education system for that. Heck, we can even blame ourselves for that. But it’s all changing now. ....
  • Ribbon at Edge of Our Solar System: Will the Sun Enter a Million-Degree Cloud of Interstellar Gas?

    05/26/2010 9:56:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 48 replies · 1,661+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5/24/2010 | Science Daily
    Is the Sun going to enter a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas soon? Scientists from the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, and Boston University suggest that the ribbon of enhanced emissions of energetic neutral atoms, discovered last year by the NASA Small Explorer satellite IBEX, could be explained by a geometric effect coming up because of the approach of the Sun to the boundary between the Local Cloud of interstellar gas and another cloud of a very hot gas called the Local Bubble. If this hypothesis is correct,...
  • Coast 2 Coast AM 11.07.09 :Generational Cycles and Muslim Mafia

    11/07/2009 8:45:32 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 566+ views
    In the first hour, Ian Punnett welcomes Paul Sperry, co-author of Muslim Mafia. Then, Ian is joined by historian Neil Howe to discuss his latest research on the defining generations of our time, and why those born after 1981 have vastly different relationships with their families and the workplace than those born earlier.