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  • No drugs or gay marriage, & HATE tattoos: Is 'Generation Z' the most conservative since WW2?

    09/15/2016 6:09:32 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/216 | MATT HUNTER
    The youngsters surveyed had more conservative views on gay marriage, transgender rights and drugs than their older siblings, parents and potentially even grandparents.
  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • 10 things Generation X won’t tell you

    07/02/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 1, 2014 | Quentin Fottrell
    1. We’re poorer than our parents were at our age Few people have been through as many economic ups and downs as the members of Generation X. Born between 1965 and 1980, any entered the workforce during the boom years of the Clinton administration—but then along came 9/11 and, a few years later, the Great Recession.
  • Gen X Oil Workers in Danger of 'Burning Out'

    09/09/2013 5:17:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 06, 2013 | Jon Mainwaring|
    Generation X oil and gas industry workers are in danger of burning out due to a combination of increasingly few mid-career professionals working in oil and gas, family commitments and an ever-increasing workload connected to an expanding energy sector, according to a senior member of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Taking part in the Offshore Europe 2013 conference’s final keynote session, Steve Walker – Head of Strategic Inventions for the HSE’s Energy Division – said: "We [know] there’s not enough of Generation X and yet they are extremely valuable, so I think there's a real danger of the...
  • Lost Generations? Wealth Building among Young Americans (Gen. X and Y are financially screwed)

    03/16/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Urban Institute ^ | Eugene Steuerle, Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Sisi Zhang
    Unless you’re under 40.Today,those in Gen X and Gen Y have accumulated less wealth than their parents did at that age over a quartercentury ago.Their average wealth in 2010 was 7 percent below that of thosein their 20s and 30s in 1983. Even before the Great Recession, younger Americans were on a strikingly different trajectory. Now, stagnant wages, diminishing job opportunities, and lost home values may be merging to paint a vastly different future for Gen X and Gen Y. Despite their relative youth, they may not be able to make up thelost ground. If these generations cannot accumulate wealth,...
  • EDITORIAL: ‘Assault Weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • Boomer Power and the War on the Young

    10/14/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 39 replies
    The American Interest ^ | October 4, 2012 | N/A
    The Economist ominously reports: The struggle to digest the swollen generation of ageing baby-boomers threatens to strangle economic growth. As the nature and scale of the problem become clear, a showdown between the generations may be inevitable. The statistics are frightening: The average federal tax rate for a median American household, including income and payroll taxes, dropped from more than 18% in 1981 to just over 11% in 2011. Yet sensible tax reforms left less revenue for the generous benefits boomers have continued to vote themselves, such as a prescription-drug benefit paired with inadequate premiums. Deficits exploded. Erick Eschker, an...
  • Gay-rights backers woo young conservative Republicans

    07/11/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 10 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay-rights supporters are openly rallying sympathizers who until now may have been content to stay in the closet - young conservative Republicans. “Freedom and family are core conservative values,” said conservative gay activist Margaret Hoover, a leader of a new campaign called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “We have a historic opportunity to reaffirm these.. values by supporting the fundamental freedom to marry... ” ... Other members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership... said they expect their new group to inspire other young conservatives “to ... “accelerate” the acceptance of same-sex marriage. However, the leader...
  • Gen X Disproportionally Affected by the Recession

    06/22/2012 5:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Blaire Broidy
    Though everyone seems to be feeling sorry for millennials, who are experiencing one of the highest unemployment rates and boomers, who are delaying their retirement due to the economy, the generation in between, Gen X, deserves their own time in the recession limelight. A Census report released on Monday found that people between 35 and 44 saw a 59 percent decline in median household net worth between 2005 to 2010, the largest drop of all age groups. Those 55 to 64, only saw a 25 percent drop, though they had a larger decline in actual dollar amount.
  • Retirement May Be Mission Impossible for Gen X (those born from 1965 to 1981)

    04/16/2012 3:15:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/16/12 | Jessica Rao - CNBC
    As kids, they sat on gas lines in the backs of their parents’ cars. As young adults, they saw the stock market crash, and when it finally came time to settle down, they bought a house at the peak of the housing bubble and then were faced with the worst economy since the Great Depression. It’s no shock that Generation X — those born from 1965 to 1981 — may get short changed in their golden years. Though they’ve watched parents and grandparents nestled with pensions, Social Security and strong economic growth, these are no longer guarantees. On the other...
  • Filling in the Generation Gaps

    11/25/2011 10:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics

    10/02/2010 12:16:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 2+ views ^ | Friday, October 1, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics BY STEVE PARKER Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:36 am The Modesto Bee is reporting that it's online "show us your tattoo" contest met with some criticism. The contest -- which ended Thursday -- was aimed at attracting younger readers. Interactive media director Dan Day wrote: It's that under-30 generation we're trying to reach with the contest, hoping they'll stop by our website to view a few tattoos and maybe even pick up a copy of the newspaper. In a column explaining the contest, Day said he heard from critics: "What kind of...
  • Study: Generation X more loyal to religion

    08/27/2010 7:16:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Generation X, the set of Americans who came of age in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is often branded as a rules-rejecting, authority-questioning group. But when it comes to religion, new research has revealed that Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith - a finding that also suggests the rising non-religious tide in the United States may be leveling off. In a study published in the latest edition of The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel showed that Gen-Xers are, in comparison with their Baby Boomer predecessors, far more likely to adhere...
  • Save the Boomers, Save the World: Redeeming Culture

    07/20/2010 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 48 replies ^ | July 19, 2010 | Barbara R. Nicolosi
    The entertainment industry is in the full throes of the changing of the generations; films and television are beginning to reflect the visions of Generation Xers like Jason Reitman, (Up in the Air), Judd Apatow, (Knocked Up), Brad Byrd (Up, The Incredibles), and other young artists who dare to buck the tired irony-cool cynicism that has shaped and stifled too much of the culture. Suddenly, after decades of being shut out, minimized, or mocked, film characters have room in their lives for optimism, and even something almost like faith. The Church, if it seeks to be relevant in the future,...
  • Parents don't believe their kids have sex

    06/17/2010 8:56:48 AM PDT · by strider44 · 32 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 16 June 2010 | AP
    Parents don’t believe their kids have sex By Associated Press Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - Added 20h ago RALEIGH, N.C.— Carole Bullard considers herself open-minded when it comes to dealing with the sexuality of her teen son and her almost teenage one. She and her husband, Roger, have age-appropriate talks with their sons, ages 17 and 12. And though she believes the older boy and his girlfriend have not had sex, she’s realistic that they might. "Do I want them having sex? No," said Bullard, 42, of Cary. "I’ve told them I’m not going to be a grandparent until I’m...
  • Older workers keeping young adults out of jobs

    04/07/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 102 replies · 1,924+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/7/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    Young adults in the United States are being squeezed out of the labor force as older workers either delay retirement or seek jobs to rebuild nest eggs destroyed by the recession, a study showed on Wednesday. The size of the labor force fell 6.3 percent for young workers, but increased 8.5 percent for workers 55 years and older between December 2007 and January 2010, according to the study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
  • What I Have Learned From “Mad Men”: Now I Am Beginning To Understand

    11/04/2009 12:00:20 AM PST · by Pitcairn · 14 replies · 963+ views ^ | 04 Nov 09 | Pitcairn
    For many months now, many of my posts have been, admittedly, overly lamenting the on “loss” of American culture. As a member of Generation X, perhaps I have often been very overly vitriolic in my opinion that life is just not as it once was in America. I recently watched my first few episodes of the series “Mad Men” on DVD. And the experience has been enlightening on my own view of American culture and cathartic of my own personal history. I must say, I am coming to grips with my own political views. And my watching a TV show...
  • Generation X – We decide what happens next!

    10/26/2009 3:42:41 AM PDT · by myfreepress · 11 replies · 502+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 10/25/2009 | Jason
    They branded us "Generation X". They said we had no cause to fight for. They labeled us as lazy, and lost, all the while feeding us their rhetoric of "Equality". They drowned us in a sea of political correctness, while they continued on living contrary to their own words. They tried to use the Earth herself to enslave us. We grew up knowing that we could never trust them, but we never knew where to turn. We remember the values of the founding fathers, and we know that our politicians are not up to par with them. Now is the...
  • For Generation X, It Is A Wonder That Obama Ever Got Elected

    10/06/2009 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Pitcairn · 51 replies · 2,236+ views ^ | 06 Oct 09 | Pitcairn
    Is Obama a disaster zone? Of course he is. Let’s cut through the crap, shall we? The SOB has never had any experience. And, but for the failed phrase “Compassionate Conservative,” we would never have been where we are today. What the hell does America have to show for its liberal agenda? Can anyone stand up and affirmatively tell us? An educational system occupied by apologist leftists? The ideal of community values now epitomized by a lack of gang bangers saying “trick or treat” on Halloween? The concept that “family” is a couple of homosexual men with a child and...
  • For Generation X, It Is A Wonder That Obama Ever Got Elected

    10/05/2009 8:10:51 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 19 replies · 1,372+ views ^ | 05 Oct 09 | Pitcairn
    Is Obama a disaster zone? Of course he is. Let’s cut through the crap, shall we? The SOB has never had any experience. And, but for the failed phrase “Compassionate Conservative,” we would never have been where we are today. What the hell does America have to show for a liberal agenda? Can anyone stand up and tell us? An educational system occupied by apologist leftists? The ideal of community values now epitomized by a lack of gang bangers saying “trick or treat” on Halloween? The concept that “family” is a couple of homosexual men with a child and “nice...
  • Walter Cronkite's influence on Generation X (Generation Cronkite)

    07/27/2009 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 27 replies · 699+ views ^ | 7-20-2009 | Raymond Gellner
    The sad news of the death of former correspondent and newscaster Walter Cronkite gripped the entire nation last week and continues to do so. Many generations are grieving for the man who brought the truth of living history into our homes and into our lives. Each generation has its own vision of the man who became affectionately known as “Uncle” Walter. To the older generations, born during the Great Depression and prior, he first gained national attention by reporting firsthand on the struggle of World War II. His coverage of the war included North Africa and Europe, where he participated...
  • Today I turn 40! (Vanity)

    05/02/2009 4:16:49 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 40 replies · 1,248+ views
    N/A ^ | 2 May 2009 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I have never done a vanity before but today I just needed to let my FREEPER FRiends that I turned 40 today and am stunned. I just can't believe that I remember my parents turning 40. Enjoy life cuz it is short. I tell you my life has been enhanced with my membership to Free Republic. Thank you to all of you and my family Julie (Mrs. NAPS), Nick, Kyle, Alex, and Abby. May 2, 1969 as a lucky day for the Just kidding.
  • The End of Newspapers as we know them

    03/06/2009 10:49:04 AM PST · by guinness4strength · 12 replies · 666+ views ^ | 3-6-09 | Joe Moody
    Two months shy of its 150th birthday, the Rocky Mountain News breathes its last. Elsewhere, the state of Minnesota shifts tax money from retraining manufacturing workers, to helping newspaper staff connect with an online audience. Before the World Wide Web, I was one of those journalists in training. As fate would have it, the year I graduated in 1993, an invention called the web browser would soon change everything. While starting my career as a journalist for a pauper’s salary, my brother emails me something that blows my mind. It’s called Netscape Navigator and allows people to share “web pages”...
  • The Postmodern Recession: Instead of dealing with reality, the stimulus craze furthers the delusion

    03/01/2009 7:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 797+ views
    The Alberta Venture ^ | March 1, 2009 | George Koch
    You’ve likely heard the expression, “Mugged by reality.” It usually refers to having a treasured ideal shattered by some stubborn feature of human nature or unbending aspect of science or geopolitics. I’ve been eager to proclaim that the financial meltdown shows our world being mugged by economic reality. But increasingly, it seems humanity is attempting to perform a multitrillion-dollar mugging of reality. This is the first postmodern recession. It combines baby-boomer self-absorption with the ahistorical ignorance of the following generation, plus the acute narcissism common to both. The accompanying histrionics erase perspective and proportion – and the chance for rational...
  • We’re Not Gen-X, We’re Gen-Reagan

    06/07/2004 1:31:59 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 219 replies · 10,196+ views
    6/7/04 | Cinnamon Girl
    We’re Not Gen-X, We’re Gen-Reagan This is for everyone who was raised to believe that our young lives would soon end in a nuclear war, of mutually assured destruction, quivering under our school desks with President Reagan to thank for making the pink and gray tile on our classroom floors the last thing we would ever see. This is for those of us raised in the post-graduate, post-doctorate suburbs where Volkswagens and Volvos taught us that we “can’t hug our children with nuclear arms” and that “war is not healthy for children and other living things.” This is for the...
  • Social Security readies for onslaught

    01/07/2009 11:35:02 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,401+ views
    New online program can replace trip to a field office WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration, envisioning the near-future prospect of 10,000 baby boomers applying for benefits every day, has put together a new online service that will allow people to get their benefits without ever traveling to a Social Security field office. The agency, in introducing the program Tuesday, said most people will be able to apply for their retirement or disability benefits in 15 minutes or less.
  • The Peter Pan Myth: The Real Reason Men Won’t Settle Down

    11/19/2008 6:36:46 AM PST · by AJKauf · 127 replies · 3,758+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michael Weiss
    Just how popular is Kay Hymowitz’s City Journal essay, “Love in the Time of Darwinism,” which decries the phenomenon of marriage-avoiding man-children? So popular that it was sent to me by no less than three different friends today (all males) and it’s been featured on two different traffic engines this week: Arts & Letters Daily and Real Clear Politics. Her brief is actually a mild apology for a previous essay in which she reprehended the jaded and loveless men of my generation for, as she puts it here, “whiling away their leisure hours with South Park reruns, marathon sessions of...
  • Obama readies plan to reshape the electorate

    04/03/2008 10:27:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 161+ views
    The Politico via Yahoo! News ^ | April 2, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Even as he fends off Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination contest, Senator Barack Obama is already turning his attention to the general election, and to an ambitious plan to reshape the American electorate in his favor. Bringing new voters to the polls "is going to be a very big part of how we win," said Obama's deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand, in an interview. "Barack's appeal to independent voters is also going to be key." Hildebrand said the campaign is likely to turn its attention and the energy of its massive volunteer army this fall on registering African-American...
  • Obama is a Generation Jones, not Boomer or Xer

    02/03/2008 8:44:02 PM PST · by Linda is Watching · 53 replies · 977+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 11, 2008 | Jonathan Alter
    A generational struggle is underway. What's so unusual is it's taking place within a single generation [Obama] represents a new generation of leadership, even though technically he's part of the same generation as Hillary, the baby boomers. Here's where it gets a bit complicated. This tussle pits an Early Boomer vs. a Late Boomer, and the two cohorts have little in common... In the case of boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—the whole frame is wrong. It's based on birthrates, not common cultural and political affinities... Worse, the Early Boomer sensibility gets all the attention. Five decades of newsmagazine boomer...
  • Rocking the Vote

    01/31/2008 9:07:07 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 52+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 31, 2008 | Louisa Tavlas
    Rocking The Vote by: Louisa Tavlas, January 31, 2008 With primaries in full swing and the November elections drawing near, a seemingly unlikely constituency is being given an increasing amount of attention. Today’s youth has unfortunately been heir to the politically apathetic Generation-X stereotype. According to non-partisan groups such as The Center for American Progress, however, this stereotype is not only unfair, but largely inaccurate. Campus Progress, which is The Center’s comprehensive effort to encourage young voters to make themselves heard, hosted the “Super Tuesday and Youth Vote” event on January 29th. This panel discussion addressed the rise of the...
  • Iraq Veteran Details Horror and Heroism in Fallujah

    09/25/2007 8:42:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 47+ views ^ | 09/25/2007 ET | James C. Roberts
    “The greatest generation had Normandy,” writes David Bellavia. “Generation X will have Fallujah.” He knows well whereof he speaks. A former Army staff sergeant, Bellavia was a part of the Army-Marine operation Phantom Fury that liberated the Jihadist-controlled Iraqi city in nine days of heavy fighting in November 2004. For his actions in Fallujah, Bellavia was awarded the Silver Star and has been nominated for the Medal of Honor. Now out of the Army, Bellavia, is a highly educated, extremely well-read young man. He knows his history, speaks some Arabic and understands the overarching strategic imperatives of the War on...
  • Summer of love: 40 years later - Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love?

    06/17/2007 12:07:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 146 replies · 4,624+ views ^ | 06/16/2007 | DAWN EDEN
    Summer of love: 40 years later Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love? BY DAWN EDEN, Guest Columnist LA Daily News WHEN it comes to inappropriate names, "Summer of Love" has to be right up there with "Joy Division," the name the Nazis reportedly gave to the sections of concentration camps that housed the guards' sex slaves. For one thing, it was not just a summer event. The countercultural happening that swept through San Francisco and beyond began with an April1967 planning announcement by concert promoter Chet Helms, aka Family Dog, creating the "Council for the Summer of Love." It...
  • Friends, Family Say Good Bye to Weatherman John Winter

    04/11/2007 9:52:25 AM PDT · by mission9 · 18 replies · 1,347+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4-11-07 | Ranger
    Since 1994, viewers of NBC Channel 8 in Tampa, Florida have grown to love weatherman John Winter. John had a certain understated charisma, and seemed to embody Generation X cool. West Central Florida weather can be very monotonous some seasons, in those times, John always had a way to liven up his audience. When hurricanes bore down on the state, the short, but powerfully built weatherman had the calm to get the audience through the storm. It came as a complete shock when he committed suicide with a gun last Thursday afternoon ...
  • Billy Idol Records Album of Christmas Standards

    11/23/2006 2:55:47 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 67 replies · 3,246+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 23, 2006 | Staff
    He croons songs including "Frosty the Snowman" on the festive CD 'Happy Holidays.' Billy Idol has stunned his diehard fans by ditching his punk image to record an album of classic Christmas songs. The rocker croons a selection of songs including "Frosty the Snowman," "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the festive CD 'Happy Holidays.' And the British rocker insists he had no trouble hitting the right notes, because the songs just flowed out of him. He says, "These songs were a challenge to sing as so many other singers have interpreted them in their own...
  • A Senior Moment for Gen X: First Lollapalooza Was 15 Years Ago

    07/24/2006 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 152 replies · 2,642+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/21/2006 | Michele M. Melendez
    A fan surfs the crowd at the 2005 Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park. (Photo courtesy of Cambria Harkey/Lollapalooza) A Senior Moment for Gen X: First Lollapalooza Was 15 Years Ago BY MICHELE M. MELENDEZ   [Chicago, Illinois] -- It happens to everyone: Some cultural moment makes you "feel old." For Generation X, now in their 30s and 40s, this is one of those times. Beneath the buzz for next month's Lollapalooza music festival lurks the jarring realization that the first one was 15 years ago. "Jeez. Really? Fifteen?" asked Kristen Palmer, 32, of New York City, who braved the...
  • College graduates are bringing it all back home (GENERATION BOOMERANG)

    07/06/2006 3:30:04 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 67 replies · 2,160+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Thursday, July 6, 2006 | Taryn Plumb
    Recent Endicott College graduate Kristin Bradshaw has found the perfect pad: There's no rent, most of her meals are prepared, and she doesn't have to do much cleaning. There's just one drawback of sorts: Her housemate is her mother. Because the 22-year-old doesn't have money socked away or a full-time job to support herself, Bradshaw said, her only option for the moment is to bunk at home in Stow -- and she's not necessarily happy about it. ``I never thought I'd move back in with my parents," Bradshaw said. ``I feel like I'm taking a step backward." For many college...
  • 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,...
  • Dems Clap On Account Of Not Acting On Bush’s Social Security Proposal (VIDEO)

    02/01/2006 1:04:37 PM PST · by Mo1 · 6 replies · 327+ views
    Dems Clap On Account Of Not Acting On Bush’s Social Security Proposal (VIDEO) PRESIDENT BUSH: We must also confront the larger challenge of mandatory spending, or entitlements. This year, the first of about 78 million baby boomers turn 60, including two of my Dad’s favorite people — me and President Clinton. (Laughter.) This milestone is more than a personal crisis — (laughter) — it is a national challenge. The retirement of the baby boom generation will put unprecedented strains on the federal government. By 2030, spending for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid alone will be almost 60 percent of the...
  • Generations X and Y suffer boomer-angst

    12/12/2005 11:32:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 184 replies · 3,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-12-05 | Martha Irvine
    CHICAGO -- Abby Lovett's friends would die laughing if they heard her. Here she is in her office at a Chicago advertising agency, the place she spends many a night and weekend, loudly proclaiming that people in her generation need to work less than their baby-boomer parents have. Sure, she's putting in more than 50 hours a week to establish her career. But in her heart, Miss Lovett knows she'll end up miserable if she doesn't eventually find a little balance. To her and many other young adults, "having it all" quickly is becoming a myth, not the mantra it...
  • On The Light Side: Handling nosy curiosity as a single woman

    10/11/2005 7:43:11 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 81 replies · 1,907+ views ^ | Tuesday October 11, 2005 | BOBBIE CURD
    I never thought there would be an issue about what age I decided to marry at, which now I realize you don't "decide" to marry. It should just happen. (But sometimes it is a conscious decision for some women that results as an ultimatum. That's an entirely different column.) I'm 35 years old, never married and that makes me "single." I'm not a divorcee or a widow. I'm not dating anyone nor am I "playing the field" since the prospective greenery seems to be missing in my general vicinity. If you're a 35-year-old woman who has substantial control over your...
  • The Vice Guide To Killing Yout Parents -re: Baby Boomers; title is satire like A Modest Proposal

    10/10/2005 8:08:11 PM PDT · by weegee · 14 replies · 1,217+ views
    Vice Magaznine ^ | Oct 2005 | Vice Editors
    Before we bust out the .50 caliber rifles and start shooting people from a mile away it’s important to know exactly who we’re talking about. Your parents, the baby boomers, are between 40 and 60 years old. They “stopped a war.” They “can’t remember the 60s” and they ruined everything for every generation to come. Though their politics were knee-jerk liberal 25 years ago, today they combine the worst of both parties. They pretend to be Democrats but secretly vote Republican at the last second so they don’t have to pay taxes on the incredible amount of income they’ve accrued...
  • 'Copy our music' urges rock band

    07/17/2005 12:36:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 492+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 15 July, 2005
    A new rock group featuring former members of The Clash and Generation X has taken a novel approach to the issue of piracy by urging their fans to copy their music. Carbon Silicon make all their recordings freely available online, and actively encourage bootlegging or filming of their gigs. They even attack the current waves of litigation surrounding illegally copied music in their song Gangs Of England, which includes the line, "if you want the record, press record". "What we're talking about here is fans who are sharing music," Tony James, formally of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Generation X -...

    06/08/2005 11:47:09 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 107 replies · 3,566+ views
    Ever want to look into the mind of a Clinton-era ‘Generation-X’ slacker who ‘made a mistake’ by accepting a prestigious Air Force Academy slot and then just could not stand to serve out his 6 year military commitment? Well, the following would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad (from the standpoint of our nation). Hopefully 9-11 has somewhat cured this kind of attitude amongst the younguns. The following is the actual text of a handwritten letter left at his desk by a 24-year-old Second Lieutenant, a US Air Force Academy graduate, on the day he deserted from the Air...
  • The Generation Gap (Social Security)

    05/17/2005 1:27:17 PM PDT · by weegee · 82 replies · 1,455+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 23 May 2005 | Lou Dobbs
    I'm feeling a little guilty these days. in fact, President Bush sometimes makes me feel awful. He and I both hail from Texas, we've both been Republicans, and we're about the same age. But he's constantly reminding all of us baby boomers that when we first started working each of us was 1 of nearly 7 workers paying Social Security taxes for every retiree. By the time we retire, however, there will only be two workers supporting each of us. As we say in Texas, that ain't right. But I do wish the president, with a lot of heavy burdens...
  • Young Christians Rising - (post modern youth turning to orthodoxy; not secularism)

    04/27/2005 2:51:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 699+ views
    Generation X Catholics were asked in their teenage days what it was that the church had failed to give them. The most frequent response was that the church had not challenged teens with “a high and heroic ideal.” Such a challenge, as we’ve been reminded these past few weeks, was made with astounding success by the late pope. The Millennial Generation, born in the days of Reagan and John Paul II, is emerging into the world with a conservatism unexpected and nervously opposed by the liberal elite of American culture. But liberalism cannot erase the moral demand it has provoked....
  • Will Ferrell to star in 'Land of the Lost' film.

    04/23/2005 4:30:42 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 41 replies · 2,562+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 23 Apr 05 | Liza Foreman
    Ferrell Going Back in Time for Universal's 'Lost' LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After playing an elf and an anchorman on the big screen, Will Ferrell is venturing into "Land of the Lost" for Universal. The "Saturday Night Live" alumnus is attached to star in a "Land of the Lost" comedy feature based on the 1974-77 television series of the same name. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, executive producers of the original NBC series, who will produce the feature for the studio. Jimmy Miller and Julie Wixson-Darmody also will produce via the Mosaic Media Group...