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  • The Astonishing Ignorance of Young Adults

    10/29/2016 5:56:18 AM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | October 26, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students? The answer is that they, like so many other young people who think they know it all, are really uninformed and ignorant. You say, “Williams, how dare you say that?! We’ve mortgaged our home to send our children to college.” Let’s start with the 2006 geographic literacy survey of youngsters between 18 and 24 years of age by National Geographic and Roper Public Affairs. Less than half could identify New York and Ohio on a U.S. map. Sixty percent could not find Iraq...
  • Car Wash For Change

    09/01/2015 11:56:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Go to original link to watch a heartwarming video -- how one brother has stepped up to help autistic young adults find dignity. The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, has a very unique set of employees that will provide you with a clean car you’ll feel great about. It is wonderful to see individuals with life long challenges find a meaningful way to participate in the everyday activities of life and get paid for it. If I had a car wash like this in my area I would definitely make it my go-to place for a clean car....
  • California bill would raise smoking age to 21

    02/03/2015 12:41:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>A California Democrat has proposed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 in an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers.</p> <p>State Sen. Ed Hernandez introduced Senate Bill 151, which would make California the first state in the country to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. Similar proposals have previously failed in New Jersey, Utah, Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • Hope and Change becoming Hopeless and Chagrin for young adults

    01/19/2014 10:49:15 AM PST · by usalady · 4 replies
    Exainer ^ | Jan. 19, 2014 | Martha
    If any proof was needed that young adults who supported Obama are disappointed the recently reported Young Misery Index suggests they are experiencing the reality of being heavily in debt with student loans and having few economic opportunities. The utopia they bought into is rewarding them with the inability to find full-time jobs and in many cases having to move back home and live under their parents’ scrutiny.
  • Young Avoid New Health Plans: Early Buyers of Coverage Are Older Than Expected

    11/05/2013 10:20:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER WEAVER and TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
    Insurers say the early buyers of health coverage on the nation's troubled new websites are older than expected so far, raising early concerns about the economics of the insurance marketplaces. If the trend continues, an older, more expensive set of customers could drive up prices for everyone, the insurers say, by forcing them to spread their costs around. "We need a broad range of people to make this work, and we're not seeing that right now," said Heather Thiltgen of Medical Mutual of Ohio, the state's largest insurer by individual customers. "We're seeing the population skewing older." The early numbers,...
  • Premiums for young healthy people will jump in 45 states under Obamacare

    10/19/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Young people in 45 states will see their health insurance premiums increase under Obamacare because the law relies on the money they pay into the system to offset the cost of caring for older enrollees, according to a new study. Virginia leads the pack, as individuals aged 27 and under will see their health insurance premiums jump by 252.5 percent -- $416.55 -- according to the Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis. Virginians under the age of 50 will see their premiums jump by an even greater percentage, rising from $228 to $991.03. Such increases are not a surprise to...
  • No Country For Young Men: Part-time Jobs, Renting, Obamacare, Massive Debt

    10/07/2013 7:18:14 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 19 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As Obamacare began its roll out last week, it is an opportune time to discuss the reality of Obamacare. In order to pay for the elderly, illegal immigrants and other low-income households, Obamacare raises taxes on wealthier Americans (wealth redistribution). In addition, Obamacare set a goal to get as many healthy young Americans enrolled as possible. In other words, enroll healthy young people who don’t want to pay for healthcare insurance. Even worse, Obamacare will charge hefty premiums to the healthy and lower premiums to others. According to a study by the American Action Forum, healthcare premiums for young people...
  • The ObamaCare Ripoff

    09/17/2013 6:52:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Sept 2013 | Daniel Garza
    If you’re between the ages of 18 and 34, the Obama administration is gearing up to hit you with a hard sell like you’ve never seen before. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler and other celebrities are pressing you to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is handing out hundreds of millions in grants to get people to buy, and pressing companies to spend their own money too. It has to be a hard sell, because it’s a bad deal for you: The system needs you to pay through the nose to make...
  • 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...
  • LGBT-themed books included in California public schools' reading list

    03/22/2013 11:10:02 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies
    <p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature are included in the California Department of Education's newest reading list for students,prompting complaints from critics who say a leftist agenda is being pushed on kids, the San Jose Mercury News reported.</p> <p>Controversial topics have been introduced to California students in the past, but this is the first time the state has put forth works celebrated by the Stonewall Book Awards, which since 1971 has recognized LGBT literature, according to the newspaper.</p>
  • For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing

    12/05/2012 6:51:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | MOTOKO RICH
    PHILADELPHIA — Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a sister who take adventurous trips back in time. He also loves the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” graphic novels. But Mario, 8, has noticed something about these and many of the other books he encounters in his classroom at Bayard Taylor Elementary here: most of the main characters are white. “I see a lot of people that don’t have a lot of color,” he said.
  • Seek Suggestions for 17 Year Old Grandson's Chirstmas Present:

    11/30/2012 8:05:10 PM PST · by Vinylly · 98 replies
    I have a 16 year old grandson that spends too much time on the computer and playing X games. He doesn't read books. So, I am thinking of giving him a couple of books for his christmas present. Two books I am thinking of is; 'The Richest Man In Babylon' by George Clasan and 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand. I would like suggestions from other writers that counter act the teaching he is getting in his school, and still be interesting for a 16 year old.
  • The lost generation: Recession leaves young adults still living with mom and dad

    09/23/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11:21 PM on 22nd September 2011 | By Associated Press
    In record numbers, they're struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock - if they're becoming parents at all. Young adults are the recession's lost generation in the U.S. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War Two, and they risk living in poverty more than others - nearly one in five. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age in a prolonged period of joblessness.
  • 85% of College Grads Move Back Home

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Getting a degree used to be a stepping stone to limitless career opportunities. Now it's more of a hiatus from living under your parents' roof. Stubbornly high unemployment -- nearly 15% for those ages 20-24 -- has made finding a job nearly impossible. And without a job, there's nowhere for these young adults to go but back to their old bedrooms, curfews and chore charts. Meet the boomerangers.
  • Can fart jokes help boys catch girls in reading? (I apologize for the headline)

    07/21/2010 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 117 replies · 2+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 7-21-2010 | LEANNE ITALIE
    Can fart jokes save the reading souls of boys? You better hope so. Boys have lagged behind girls in reading achievement for more than 20 years, but the gender gap now exists in nearly every state and has widened to mammoth proportions -- as much as 10 percentage points in some, according to the Center on Education Policy. "It certainly should set off alarm bells," said the center's director, Jack Jennings. "It's a significant separation." Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers...
  • The Real Trouble with Twilight. Christian author takes on Twilight and Eclipse

    06/29/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 6-29-10 | cakid1
    The Real Trouble with Twilight … The Vampire Craze Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga has a very dark side, according to the author of a new book 'The Trouble with Twilight.' On the eve of the release 'Eclipse' Television producer, occult researcher and bestselling author Steve Wohlberg says “...The real trouble with Twilight is that real teenagers
  • Boys and Books (the final installment)

    06/10/2010 12:35:01 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Improve-Education.org ^ | May 27, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Several earlier posts have evolved into “50: Leading Boys To Reading,” a new section on Improve-Education.org. It’s of interest to parents who have a boy in school. There’s a list of books that most boys would like; some simple diagnostics to use when someone is avoiding books; and a column that first appeared on CanadaFreePress titled “Our Schools Are Skilled at Keeping Boys From Reading.” (The Left’s greatest victory may be that they were able to undermine reading so successfully for so many decades. Almost nobody can learn to read using sight-words, but that has been the official technique since...
  • Kids these days (incompetent and irresponsible adult children)

    02/28/2010 5:16:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies · 1,408+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 27, 2010 | Bella English
    A lot of us have what is known as an “adult child.’’ It sounds like an oxymoron, but for those of us with offspring in their late teens and early 20s, the emphasis is more on the “child.’’ During the holidays, when my son (18) and daughter (23) were home, the house was full in most ways but empty in others. Empty tank of gas in the car. Empty roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. Empty pitcher of juice in the fridge. Out of fairness to my daughter, I should note that much of this was her brother’s doing....
  • Economy Is Forcing Young Adults Back Home in Big Numbers, Survey Finds

    11/24/2009 5:18:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,107+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2009 | Sam Roberts
    For more young adults, there is no place like home for the holidays, and for the rest of the year, too. Ten percent of adults younger than 35 told the Pew Research Center that they had moved back in with their parents because of the recession. They also blamed the economy for other lifestyle decisions. Twelve percent had gotten a roommate to share expenses. Fifteen percent said they had postponed getting married, and 14 percent said they had delayed having a baby. In the Pew study, 13 percent of parents with grown children said one of their adult sons or...
  • 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...