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  • Drug use up for boomers, down for teens

    09/07/2006 9:03:19 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 332 replies · 2,711+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 9/7/2006 | KEVIN FREKING
    Drug use up for boomers, down for teens By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Some moms and dads might want to take a lesson from their kids: Just say no. The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of baby boomers ages 50 to 59 indicated that they had used illicit drugs in the past month. It marks the third consecutive yearly increase recorded for that age group by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Meanwhile, illicit drug use among young teens went down for the third consecutive year ó from 11.6 percent in 2002 to 9.9...
  • Behind the baby gap lies a culture of contempt for parenthood (From the "Guardian", on top of it)

    03/09/2006 12:51:28 PM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 81 replies · 2,003+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 3/7/2006 | Madeline Bunting
    A seven-month pregnant woman - her belly vast - was at a supper with a friend. He, being of the family type, told her she was very lucky to be expecting a baby. He was the first person who had said such a thing, she told him. [snip] How is it that in cultures all over the world pregnancies prompt congratulations rather than anxious questions about childcare? How is it that in a culture equipped, materially and medically, to ease child-rearing, we are so reluctant to enjoy new life? [snip] The answer, I would argue, is that a bias against...
  • Boomers have paid their dues to society

    05/18/2005 10:06:08 AM PDT · by qam1 · 179 replies · 3,027+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 5/18/05 | Jan Murray
    Jan Murray believes boomers are right to demand your money. I am having trouble empathising with the bleating about whose taxes will fund the ageing baby-boomer bunch in the near future. Such mean-hearted tripe. Such chutzpah - the high-chair set having a hissy fit just thinking about the load it's going to have to bear. So, who started it and how do we stop it is what I want to know. I feel like digging out my pewter jewellery and hurling it at the next Generation-X pet who complains that his or her taxes will be supporting the likes of...