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Baby Boomers Are Killing Themselves At An Alarming Rate, Raising Question: Why?
The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2013 | Tara Bahrampour

Posted on 06/04/2013 6:09:19 AM PDT by Biggirl

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1 posted on 06/04/2013 6:09:19 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

A lot of baby boomers took their retirement up front.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 6:11:13 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Biggirl

Because hope and change wasn’t as advertised?


3 posted on 06/04/2013 6:13:47 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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I think there are many of us on the verge as well...this hope and changey thing was a bait and switch ad for sure.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Steely Tom

That’s exactly what happened. They also choose to disconnect from their children by putting them in day care, because their own careers was the most important thing in the world. Consequently, their children learned to not need their parents, so they rarely contact them.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:30 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: jsanders2001

With all those problems I’d kill myself!


6 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Biggirl

My big problem is the bleak future I see for my kids and grandkids, but I’ll not be killing myself over it.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 6:18:59 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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COWARDS! There is always a mess for someone else to have to clean up. Suicide is NEVER the answer.
8 posted on 06/04/2013 6:21:23 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: MichaelCorleone

Because with puppet master Valerie Jarrett running the country through Barack The Puppet there is little Hope for positive Change.

Baby Boomers lived through a time that is now a lost dream in the facist, politically corect, dictatorship of today.

The ‘Land of the Free’ has been lost.
It is now the ‘Land of the Free Stuff’, but only for those who toe the democrat part line.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 6:21:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Biggirl
Combine high expectations with a faltering economy, and the risk goes up.

For the most part Americans have not accepted the fact that we are running on borrowed fumes. We have squandered most of the advantages we had as a country as the boomers squandered their savings. Then we have trouble facing the fact that nobody gives a damn. No accomplishments past, present or future means they (we) get no respect. I say this as the last boomer (born 1963). There will be nothing left when I get old except for what I am able to create myself.

10 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:02 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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Because hope and change wasn’t as advertised?

Exactly what I was thinking.

11 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:28 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Biggirl

Older white males are being rendered irrelevant.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 6:22:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Biggirl
I can see becoming depressed in this corrupt "obamanation" we now live in. The progressives think with each "change" they ram down our throats it always comes over time acceptable to the conservatives, we get over it. Well it doesn't and we don't. For example the repeal of DADT, it is depressing to thing that faggotry is acceptable in the DOD. It just is. And that is just one example of it all slipping away. After a while some feel like they just don't fit in anymore.

FR helps me fight the gloom.

13 posted on 06/04/2013 6:24:27 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Growing up in a post-Freudian society, they were raised with a new vocabulary of emotional awareness and an emphasis on self-actualization.

More gobbledygook from those who taught boomers to believe the gobbledygook. In before the blame-the-boomers-crowd.

14 posted on 06/04/2013 6:24:45 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

From personal and professional experience:

1. File for Chapter 7 BK.

2. Become a Fuhrmaniac ("Eat to Live", by Joel Fuhrman).

The first recommendation is based on recent work experience dealing with troubled borrowers. Considering his situation, he's never going to get credit again (his credit score is likely in the low 500s at best), so get that credit albatross off his neck. It will stop those calls from debt collectors.

I've been following Fuhrman's plan 85-90%, and I'm off metformin, looking forward to getting off Crestor (it's a goal). Another 15 lbs, and I'll be at my weight when I graduated from Jump School 37 years ago.

I'm not passing judgment on moral hazard. I've seen enough moral hazard demonstrated by Wall Street to give this guy a break.

15 posted on 06/04/2013 6:25:36 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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Our government is a very oppressive invasive system. Thy have stolen the futures of both the old and young. There is $13.4T that has been stolen form Social Security dating back to JFK. The federal retirement system is unfunded so add this liability to the debt. The whole debt of our den of thieves government is somewhere between $100T and $200T. The government has crashed real estate values. The Fed has inflated the dollar to somewhere around 10% of its value.

Where is the good news?


16 posted on 06/04/2013 6:27:07 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Biggirl

Life without God is an empty existence of chasing smoke and ash. Everything the world tells you is a lie.

Pray for America to Wake Up


17 posted on 06/04/2013 6:28:26 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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There rose up a generation that knew not the LORD.

Baby Boomers are the worst generation this country has ever seen. Think about every bad thing in this country, and it was promoted, normalized, and propagated by the Baby Boomers. Not all of them of course. Just a sizable percentage.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 6:29:23 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: palmer
There will be nothing left when I get old except for what I am able to create myself.

And they'll find a way to take that too.

19 posted on 06/04/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Biggirl

I’m a retired baby boomer, a widow, and was a hippie back in the day. But unlike Frank Turkaly I have no credit card or mortgage debt, do not take any prescription medications, and am not estranged from my family. Rather my grandchildren live within walking distance and are a part of my everyday life. I’m involved with their activities and have my own interests too. I wouldn’t change a thing. Offing myself is not in the picture.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 6:31:09 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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