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Calling All Free Republic Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964)
US Census ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Xzins

Posted on 02/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PST by xzins

The US Census Bureau, in "The Older Population" indicates that Baby Boomers are defined as follows:

6 The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates following World War II, and is one of the largest generations in U.S. history. For more information, see: Hogan, Perez, and Bell, 2008, Who (Really) Are the First Baby Boomers? In Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 1009–1016.

You are now from about 50 to 67 years old, and you are the glad result of WWII and Korean Era parents celebrating an advancing America. You saw the origin of television, the advent of the space program, the determination of the cold war, the fear of nuclear holocaust, the change from slide rules to calculators, the dawn of the computer age, and the wonder of worldwide, at-your-fingertips communication.

You've also seen the nation spiral from a moral beacon of personal and political freedom to the chaos of dependency, distraction, and self-indulgence that defines our entitlement society.

What is your prescription for this America?

What will this nation look like in the year 2030?

Why are you a member/user of Free Republic? How does your being here advance your concerns for your nation?


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1 posted on 02/01/2013 5:18:07 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Therapy, only thing that keeps my from going “postal”


2 posted on 02/01/2013 5:21:32 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: xzins
I was raised by Liberal parents in a Liberal state. My childhood was good -- safe, played outside until it got dark. Never a worry. College in the late 70s in the big city -- saw the gritty underside of life, and saw Reagan and Giuliani come in and start to clean things up and restore what had been lost. I've always wanted to help in that effort and continue the struggle to get this country back to where it was in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s.

But I now feel the struggle is lost. America is not America, and I do not think it can be restored. I'm just waiting the Jesus. I figure an economic collapse and a civil war and a tribulation may precede the big event, but my only hope now is in the Second Coming.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 5:23:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: xzins
The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964

Oh snap! I missed it by a year. I still think it's my "fault".

4 posted on 02/01/2013 5:24:28 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: xzins
Baby boomers (I'm one) should inform their children and extended families that obamacare has sentenced their parent's to AN EARLY DEATH.

There will be NO extended care for the elderly. In Britian, if you are 70+, you will receive nothing but the hospice, which is next door to the crematorium.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 5:25:10 AM PST by Huebolt ( Where do we go from here?)
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To: Doogle

I’m glad I’m not any younger. I won’t have to see the elimination of our way of life.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 5:25:46 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: xzins

I was born in 64 and I would like to see government rolled back to about 1964 in size, spending, most regulations and overall reach.

My dad was a garbageman when I was born and my birth only cost about a week and a half pay (Less than $100)


7 posted on 02/01/2013 5:27:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: xzins

I was born in 1947 and I think, oh shoot, what was the question?LOL!
We are in grave danger...I don’t expect to see the Republic survive more than about 20 years, if that!
Freegards
LEX


8 posted on 02/01/2013 5:31:48 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: xzins

Secession, hopefully not followed by a Civil War II. But I doubt it. Civil War cometh. Red vs Blue it is inevitable.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 5:32:41 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Huebolt

.....Or to the cemetery.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 5:33:09 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xzins

1. What is your prescription for this America?

2. What will this nation look like in the year 2030?

3. Why are you a member/user of Free Republic? How does your being here advance your concerns for your nation?
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1. My prescription for America is Ronald Reagan in large doses followed by a stiff shot of Dick Cheney. However that is not realistic, so my prescription is to pray, live life free and independent, follow one’s faith in moral and honorable ways to the best of one’s ability in order to set an example for one’s children and their children.

2. I have no idea what the country will look like in 2030. But I do believe history has excellent examples, Ancient Rome being the best indicator of a corrupt society. I’ve always held to the precept that this Nation will never fall to another and instead we’ll destroy from within. I think this is being played out right now with the entitlement society rot. How long our demise is anybody’s guess. I pray I’m not around to see it.

3. I’m here on Free Republic because I need to converse and exchange ideas with people who possess common sense, follow political conservatism, and don’t believe that faith, good morals, patriotism, love of family etc... are passé.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 5:34:50 AM PST by navymom1
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To: xzins
What is your prescription for this America?

Push DC and the ruling class, off into the Atlantic Ocean and start over

What will this nation look like in the year 2030?

Without a reversal of the corruption? The movie Idiocracy comes to mind

Why are you a member/user of Free Republic? How does your being here advance your concerns for your nation?

I find information here, news articles and intelligent opinion that I spread to the younger friends, co-workers, and other like minded individuals, in hopes of educating those low info members of society. IMHO It is a daunting job, but if I were on a sinking boat, rather than doing nothing, I would bail water with a coffee cup until the very end.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 5:37:58 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: xzins
I fit that definition of baby boomer, but I am near the end of it. One of my theories of life I call "ten years after the wave". That means I am ten years behind the spike of children born and I share nothing in common with them. I was a child during the 60's so I missed all that.

Basically I have spent my entire life in the turbulent wake of the 60's generation from when I was ridiculed at 4 YO because I couldn't hula hoop, to the "new celibacy" just as I wanted to become sexually active, lost a great opportunity because of affirmative action PC, and on and on.

So what does this mean to me? It means that by the time I become elderly the entire elder care system will be hopelessly screwed up and I will be caught in its chaotic demise. There is no escaping it except to die young.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 5:39:03 AM PST by lafroste
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To: xzins

My prescription - the proverbial “control-alt-delete” as provided for in Amendment 2 of the Constitution. Nothing else will work at this point IMHO.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 5:44:44 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But I now feel the struggle is lost. America is not America, and I do not think it can be restored. I'm just waiting the Jesus. I figure an economic collapse and a civil war and a tribulation may precede the big event, but my only hope now is in the Second Coming.

Every day that passes I feel more like that. But there is hope.

"If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land".

15 posted on 02/01/2013 5:49:00 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: xzins

The only prescription is a spiritual revival. Without God, the Constitution and Declaration are meaningless.

In 2030, I hope Yeshua Messhiah will be on the throne ruling with a rod of iron with the armies of heaven patrolling the earth.

Then I can sleep with my windows open and doors unlocked. A baby boom never before experienced will be joyfully celebrated and the elderly who have survived the great tribulation will live to be 500 because the Messiah is the Great Healer!

That is my hope and brings a peace that passes understanding, even if I don’t live to see it.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 5:51:36 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Born 1948 & when I give my DOB to my internist’s secretary she says “No way! You’re 35, right?”

;^)

Anyway, what’s my grain of wisdom? Consider a deer in the forest in the prime of its life. It’s either going to die instantly from a hunter’s bullet or die slowly & horribly in the natural way of things.

Do I want to die in assisted living or on my feet? So much to look forward to. What if this were Berlin 1945? There’d be a lot more to worry about than the infirmities of middle age.

Hopeless? No, because I know my Redeemer liveth.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 5:53:53 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
My prescription...

EVERY Freeper physically and mentally able to, becomes a member of their local, county and/or state Republican committees.

Those are the folks who set the agenda.

We become the new "establishment" republicans, promoting smaller, constitutional government.

18 posted on 02/01/2013 5:54:41 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: onyx; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; trisham; TheOldLady; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; moose07; Alamo-Girl; ...

Ping to questions above and to reasons for supporting Free Republic


19 posted on 02/01/2013 5:55:53 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
I was raised by conservative parents in a wonderful environment (Small town Wisconsin) close to my grandparents on both sides.

We went to church (ALC) regularly, was a Cub, Boy and Explorer Scout, played Little League Baseball and grew up hunting and fishing with my Dad and Granddads.

What this country needs is a strong dose of morals. I watched the start of the degeneration on the campus of the University of Wisconsin 1966-1970. As a Lieutenant of the Army National Guard, I also fought three riots on my own campus, including air missions in May of 1970. I saw the start of the path the liberals wanted this country to pass.

I suggest we need to make a damned big deal out of the fact that the bastard bankrolling the big PACs is someone who collaborated with the SS in WWII, turning in his own kind. This is the poster child of the progressive movement. Immorality, dispicability, and treason.

We need to go on the attack and not be ashamed of our beliefs and values. The Progressives have none!

20 posted on 02/01/2013 5:57:27 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: lafroste

Lafroste, some people call your generation the lost generation that fell between the baby boomer hippies and the generation X yuppies.

I loved being at the front of the yuppie wave and coming of age in the 80’s, it was a magical time similar to the 50’s in my opinion.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 5:57:39 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: qam1

Bump


22 posted on 02/01/2013 6:00:52 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

sorry i meant to say generation Jones


23 posted on 02/01/2013 6:02:59 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: xzins

Born in 1959.

The way this country will be able to get back on track is to turn back to GOD.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:06:29 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xzins

My prescription for this America? I can only fix my own life. Understand that relying on government for anything is futile. Avoiding mainstream media = avoiding nausea.

What will this nation look like in the year 2030? By then the radicals of 60s and 70s will be so old that they won’t be able to maintain power. The real problems began when Hillary “Yoko” Clinton took power 20 years ago. She and her husband Elvis basically kicked down all the existing standards of decency, to the delight and applause of our Tiger Beat media. Once the Clintons and the Obamas and let’s face it, the Bushs, shuffle off the stage for good, we can only hope that some charming conservative born in about 1990, who grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh, steps up and takes power. That person is about 23 right now. Let the grooming begin!

Why are you a member/user of Free Republic? I basically have one source for news (Drudge) and one source for opinion, (Free Republic). I check them both probably once an hour.

How does your being here advance your concerns for your nation? Being here doesn’t advance my concerns. I helps me stay sane because I don’t feel so all alone. Many of my peers get their news and opinion from the New York Times and the Daily Show. It’s funny, I think they’re stupid and they think I’m stupid. But anyway, at FR, I find a bunch of like-minded peers.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 6:06:34 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: xzins

I was born in 1960 and am a FReeper to keep in touch with fellow conservatives who are few and far between in New York State - even though I live upstate. If it weren’t for FR I would have no other conservatives to talk to except my husband and sister in law.

The solution - term limits for all politicians.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 6:06:54 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Redleg Duke

Yes! Hello.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 6:07:39 AM PST by lysie
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To: xzins

Born 1957
Good question. Thank you.

I am so glad this world is not my home...but I am very sad about this country and the encroachment of the shadow of Mordor. (Evil in the culture)

My prescription? Politicians come and go...our salvation does not come from that direction. Do the right thing. Vote and promote your candidate. But know that the only thing that really changes people is prayer and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I take comfort knowing God is in control...but I am under no illusions here. He was in control during Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Roman captivity. Pray and trust. His will is perfect.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 6:07:53 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Graybeard58

I just translated your tag line in Morse code. LOL!


29 posted on 02/01/2013 6:11:52 AM PST by kitkat
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To: stonehouse01

Correction - Actually my 20 something daughters are also conservative - thank GOD!! they are bucking the trend - nearly ALL of their peers have drunk the liberal Kool Aid- it is downright to scary to see how brainwashed their generation is - this includes all of my nieces and nephews.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 6:12:01 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Drawsing

I agree totally. Prayers constantly up.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 6:13:40 AM PST by kitkat
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To: All
Fourth of July, 1916

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Defend Your Freedoms, Support FR

32 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:02 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Graybeard58
Me, too.

I was close, though, but EARLY 1946 was exempted?

33 posted on 02/01/2013 6:15:26 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: xzins
Good morning. I hope you are doing well.

What is your prescription for this America?

Hit the reset button.

What will this nation look like in the year 2030?

If I make it that long, not good. Probably like Zimbabwe.

Why are you a member/user of Free Republic?

Used to be activism. Not so much anymore. Although now, I have a ton of FRiends.

5.56mm

34 posted on 02/01/2013 6:19:20 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: xzins

(BB here) Things will turn around in this country when the Boomers finally die off. My generation - those who still are living and implementing the 1960s Utopian Vision - has wreaked a lot of havoc in its short decades. Shacking up, the pill, abortion, broken families; Social Justice & Liberation Theology in the Catholic Church; feminism, gay marriage, metrosexuality - these are just a few of the anti-traditions this generation has embraced.

The Greatest Generation it is not, but rather the most self-indulgent and narcissistic in a good long time.


35 posted on 02/01/2013 6:20:08 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Drawsing

Born close to 1957. Raised by people who wouldn’t vote Republican if s/he was the last human standing. They have lost their minds.

Live in a liberal city in the suburbs. Feel outnumbered. Have dealt with so many evil liars, you wouldn’t believe it. crazy people too. I have believed I must have been a shrink in a past life.. Have no use whatsoever for shrinks having understood for years that mental illness is an absence of good in a person and is a manifestation of evil.

The answer is to shun the evil. Make no compromise. If your neighbor is a sinner, shun him. If you say “we are all sinners” that is true but if you know someone is a liar, thief, dishonest, murderer, abortion supporter, or committing sexual sin shun them. Band together with those who profess and follow God. Work to help each other.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 6:21:57 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: kitkat

It’s hard to read because F.R. auto corrects, not allowing double space between words.


37 posted on 02/01/2013 6:22:32 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: guardian_of_liberty

>>>”If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land”. >>>

Beautiful quote. I agree.

And, according to the Bible, it’s never too late to repent..


38 posted on 02/01/2013 6:22:59 AM PST by kitkat
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To: xzins

A growing segment of the younger generation is seeing the perils of central planning and control. Support that movement. Perhaps a turn around has begun with it. I don’t see significant numbers of minds being changed among us boomers. The hope of the republic lies in the young.


39 posted on 02/01/2013 6:30:59 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: bboop

Remember that the boomer generation now is in “retirement” mode. Its power is getting less.


40 posted on 02/01/2013 6:30:59 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xzins
I'm a baby boomer and I think we have been a spectacular failure as a “generation.” It started with Vietnam and has continued throughout our lives. With a few notable exceptions we are the most self centered whinny incompetent generation in American history.
Our generation has failed to produce a single political leader we have only produced incompetent politicians of both parties. We squandered the wealth of industrialized America and instead of leaving a future for our kids and grand kids we have left them a pile of debt and no job.
I am confident that America will barely survive our generation but survive it will....
The only lasting positive contribution I can see this generation making is to show the subsequent generations how its not done..
The sooner our influence is gone from American life the better but unfortunately we will be here another 40 or 50 years.
I come to FR and find it useful because as with all broad generalizations there are some “boomers” here that have bucked the generation all their live and actually have contributed to American life...
41 posted on 02/01/2013 6:32:07 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: xzins

Born in ‘53, here....and have no answers.
Was raised from age of 9 in the SanFrancisco Bay Area so I saw the 60s and 70s culture change up close and personally. At first I kind of liked it as a teenager: drove my parents crazy by wearing Army surplus clothes, going to rock concerts...I even voted Peace and Freedom party once or twice.
But my mother survived Nazi-occupied France and was a huge Reagan supporter and kept our perspectives in line most of the time. I ended up serving my country for ten years in the Navy.
Now I’m a converted Catholic, raised my kid in conservative Catholic schools, volunteer and give money to conservative causes, recently got into guns and adore my Free Republic...and what good does it do? My kid is great, has a wonderful, faithful girl friend, a secure job and bright future...maybe that’s all that matters and all we can do?
The country is, at this point, to my mind, a questionable save...


42 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:01 AM PST by matginzac
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To: yldstrk

But also pray for the conversion of their souls.


43 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:19 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bboop

um... actually the greatest generation refers to the generation before the baby boomers, the WW2 generation.


44 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:45 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: montanajoe

Do not give up. You never know, there may be a good, conservative baby boomer out there that has learned from its mistakes.


45 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:20 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The poor Joneser’s I have always felt sorry for them, it's like they showed up for a party that just ended with nothing left but the mess and a skanky ho riddled with gonorrhea and crabs to take home who only wants to talk about how great the party was before you got there.
46 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:34 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: xzins
Thanks very much, dearest xzins. Without too much thought, and given it's early in the morning and I'm a late night old girl ....yikes!

1. What is your prescription for this America?

Never surrender, never retreat. Reload. Try our level best to elect TEA Party, God loving Conservatives, like Ted Cruz whom Sarah Palin endorsed and supported. Fight ever libtard piece of legislation that comes out of DC and from local and state levels. Get and stay involved!

Pray faithfully and often, for one another and for our Republic. Realize that with Him and through Him all things are possible.

Keep family and friends close and cherish both. Prepare for the worse, but don't dwell on it. Maintain a bright outlook.

2. What will this nation look like in the year 2030?

Seventeen years from now? Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We likely won't have a Republic, if obamacare is implemented, and if the Marxist appoints two more SCOTUS justices and a Conservative doesn't win in 2016.

Otherwise, I am hopeful, this ship called America, can possibly be righted between 2016-2020 with a Conservative president and both House of Congress in Conservative hands. A sea change is in order. The pendulum must drastically swing to the Right.

3. Why are you a member/user of Free Republic? How does your being here advance your concerns for your nation?

I love FR and all of my many FRiends. I think FReepers are truly the absolute best. Rock solid, brilliant, humorous, prayerful, dependable and so very generous with time and money. We're self-supporting to this day! FReepers alone, keep FR up and running strong. FR is OUR forum, OUR home. On behalf of Jim, I can't thank you all enough for your generous donations, large and small. Every contribution counts!

Jim created a unique forum that remains unmatched. We pray together, we laugh together, we meet in person at events and we make a difference!

FReepers have impacted politics! Think Florida 2000!!! Think Rathergate!!! Our Nation will hear from us again. Count on it!

2013 is already presenting challenges. The gun grab is directly related to the implementing of obamacare. They must first disarm us. NOT happening.

God bless and Keep you all. FReep On!
47 posted on 02/01/2013 6:39:51 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: lafroste

I never really identified with the Boomers either. I am a bit older than you, but we fall into Boomer sub-group called ‘Generation Jones’:

http://www.generationjones.com/

It’s the 1954-1965 age group. I hated hippies, and can’t stand almost anything 1960’s. I identify with the 70’s (minus disco, of course! yuck!) LOL!


48 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:05 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: lafroste
Basically I have spent my entire life in the turbulent wake of the 60's generation from when I was ridiculed at 4 YO because I couldn't hula hoop, to the "new celibacy" just as I wanted to become sexually active, lost a great opportunity because of affirmative action PC, and on and on.

I feel the same way... born in '59, always a step behind.

I read yesterday that a wave of 70's nostalgia is coming in the movie theater... by that, they mean a movie about Linda Lovelace... great. THAT's what we get remembered for. :-(

But... in that article, I did read something that really resonated with me. People are looking back at the 70's as the "last generation before the explosion of the computer age.... ie: the calm before the storm".

It really was.... By the time I started working in 1981, computers were starting to appear... Truly, it was a few more years before I'd say the "storm" started... that came with connectivity, email.

But, the 70's were pretty much "computer free"... at the personal level. So, we'll always have that! :-)

49 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:30 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: xzins

America can save itself doing these things:

End Free Trade. It does not work. You do not create jobs in the US by shipping them to Communist China....even WalMart is realizing this. Our nation grew economically when we had tariffs on foreign goods instead of income taxes.

End civil rights: With whites now the minority in many areas you do not need civil or special rights for non-White minorities anymore. In fact civil rights are just racism these days

Encourage small business...break up multi-national companies. We need to bring back the small proprietor...the Mom & Pop stores. The large box stores will no longer be profitable with smaller on-line businesses being more practical. End all tax breaks, subsidies, and protective free trade deals that keep the multi-nat dinosaurs around

Just some ideas. We definitely need to move from Economic Anti-Americanism (Globalism) and back to American Exceptionalism


50 posted on 02/01/2013 6:50:15 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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