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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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To: Biggirl

The number one fear of the liberals is that there will be too many people in this world. They work hard in three areas to keep the population down. The first area is the glorification of homosexuality. Homosexuals don’t reproduce and this helps keep the population numbers down. The second area is abortion. This reduces the number of new people on the planet. The third area is euthanasia/suicide. This reduces the present population. Now, if you really want to get disgusted, think about why they want fewer people on the planet. I have seen the devastation caused by homosexuality, abortion and suicide. It’s absolutely horrible. And the Democrats goad it on so that they can have a better life. Democrats try to come across as being so empathetic, and they are the most self-centered, self-serving son-of-a-bit**es in the world.


51 posted on 06/04/2013 6:57:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sequoyah101

Hang in there, this too shall pass.


52 posted on 06/04/2013 6:58:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Night Hides Not
Perhaps there are other positive attributes that can be added.

Boomers also...
- Moved all our manufacturing overseas. Companies their parents helped build.
- Ran our country into a debt we can never repay.
- Made social security into the biggest ponzi scheme ever.
- You coined the term "latchkey kid" because you picked money and recreation over family.

53 posted on 06/04/2013 6:58:58 AM PDT by xenob
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To: Biggirl

The guy sounds like loser.

He is concerned about the gap between rich and poor...and that people don’t help each other.

The gap between rich and poor only matters if you are keeping score. In my mid forties, I came to the conclusion (late) that type of worry was counter productive and not relavent.

If he is worried about people not helping each other, I would ask...who has he helped? That door swings both ways.


54 posted on 06/04/2013 6:59:24 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Jonty30

Just the opposite, I spent most of mine keeping my kids out of public school and medical bills for a tbi child because I won’t accept state help/interference.


55 posted on 06/04/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jonty30

Far better to raise your kids so they are constantly contacting you out of need?

I do believe Boomers have actually raised kids who stay much closer to their (often helicopter) parents than was the norm in the generations before them.


56 posted on 06/04/2013 7:01:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: detective

“Your knowledge and experience is devalued and every special interest group with a quota demand wants you out. The politically correct rules require you to walk on eggshells, choose your words carefully and be sensitive to everyone around you but anyone can ridicule and attack you with impunity. You are typically ordered to clean up the messes made by young, politically correct careerists who are given authority without responsibility, screw things up and then move on to something else.”

This has been the MO for the software development field for over 10 years now.


57 posted on 06/04/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BudgieRamone

Hold to God’s eternal hand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bvBvtIKZB60


58 posted on 06/04/2013 7:03:50 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Biggirl

Well, I think there’s some truth to that.

I will tell you though, that no matter how good your values, or how strong you think your faith in God is, when you’ve lost your job, your spouse leaves, you are dependent on her for income, and your self-respect has vanished along with everything else, all the preaching in the world from any source will be extremely iffy at saving you.

If you happen to be 60+, there’s an x-factor to be considered on top of everything else too.

You take a look at those numbers. Men aren’t doing this for no reason at all.


59 posted on 06/04/2013 7:04:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Biggirl

It’s Bush’s fault.


60 posted on 06/04/2013 7:05:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: xenob
No, you reap what you sow. Boomers got fat on the hog and left us to starve.

Wow...spoken like Philip Rearden..."left us to starve"...LOL

61 posted on 06/04/2013 7:05:49 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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To: tflabo

Thank-you.


62 posted on 06/04/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xenob

“Latchkey” children were referred to as far back as the ‘30s, at least. It is Millenials and Gen-Xers who voted for Obama and his spending at higher rates than did the Boomers.

And the Boomers certainly didn’t have anything to do with creating the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security. If anything, they were afraid to rein it in for fear of being called ingenerous to their parents and grandparents, who created the system.


63 posted on 06/04/2013 7:06:12 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DoughtyOne

That is why having faith, friends, and interests are very important.


64 posted on 06/04/2013 7:09:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 9YearLurker

AMEN.


65 posted on 06/04/2013 7:09:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Suicide is a number one warning on antidepressant drugs.

LLS

66 posted on 06/04/2013 7:10:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: umgud

I agree!


67 posted on 06/04/2013 7:10:52 AM PDT by angcat
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To: 9YearLurker
And the Boomers certainly didn’t have anything to do with creating the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security.

Forget about it...he's on a roll:


68 posted on 06/04/2013 7:12:24 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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To: Iron Munro

I think you’re exactly right. We remember a time when things were better. Our country is being taken from us, while we’re told to shut up and like it. And anyone with kids and grandkids has got to be filled with worry for what kind of hellhole this country will be for them.


69 posted on 06/04/2013 7:13:19 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Biggirl

Yep, the first generation to be medicated, day cared, swapping homes through joint custody, and have their futures wasted through riotous living. Each generation is worse than the one before. Starting with the Boomers.


70 posted on 06/04/2013 7:13:57 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: bray
Life without God is an empty existence of chasing smoke and ash. Everything the world tells you is a lie.

This^^^

71 posted on 06/04/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: Biggirl

You may be right! Once deterioration sets in it accelerates.


72 posted on 06/04/2013 7:14:46 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nea Wood

In the end, there will be angry blowback and it will not be pretty.


73 posted on 06/04/2013 7:15:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Would be interesting to know just where in suburban Pittsburgh this guy lived. Some of the ex-steel towns in the Mon Valley are the most depressing places you could ever imagine.


74 posted on 06/04/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xenob
Boomers got fat on the hog and left us to starve.

What part of me working for the past 44 years qualifies as "fat on the hog"? Piss off xenob, your generalities are the work of a lazy intellect and your whining about how I'm screwing you is breaking my heart.

75 posted on 06/04/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Biggirl

You know BigGirl, it’s tough for a man to develop interests outside the home. If you’re married you work and spend time with family. You don’t go out with the guys. It’s problematic. It’s a good way to be led off the straight and narrow. You have a rift at home, and some opportunity pops up. It looks real enticing.

A lot of guys would rather stay home with the person they love. If you’ve been in a relationship for many years, you generally don’t have a big group of guys you hang out with.


76 posted on 06/04/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: 9YearLurker

When I say, ‘need’, I’m not referring to capability. I’m referring to emotional closeness, Sunday night dinners sort of thing.


77 posted on 06/04/2013 7:20:22 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Biggirl
In the end, there will be angry blowback and it will not be pretty.

I don't know which I fear more...that it will happen, or that it won't happen. A part of me says, "Bring it on. Let's get it over with."

78 posted on 06/04/2013 7:21:10 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Iron Munro

THANK YOU for getting it!


79 posted on 06/04/2013 7:23:15 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: tx_eggman
What part of me working for the past 44 years qualifies as "fat on the hog"? Piss off...

Thank you for this. As a baby boomer, I do get tired of the comments on FR blaming baby boomers for everything except tooth decay. There are good and bad people in all generations.

80 posted on 06/04/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: xenob

Everything you say is true. I remember my parents and other parents would buy cars that all their kids wouldn’t even fit in, because they liked them. My dad had a new Firebird, and with 4 kids, we had to lap it. That was our only car. My wife’s mom drove a Camaro, and her dad drove a pick-up. They had 3 kids at the time.

My parents aren’t bad people. They were selfish because that was the zeitgeist. We have it worse as far as that goes, but have the opportunity to do better.


81 posted on 06/04/2013 7:26:32 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jonty30

Again, look at young would-be adults today: they are far more emotionally connected to their Boomer parents than Boomers were to their parents.


82 posted on 06/04/2013 7:26:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: xenob

Oh, baloney! My husband and I are boomers and have been paying into the system for 45 years. We won’t get anything like that back when we retire...at about 80 years of age.


83 posted on 06/04/2013 7:27:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nea Wood

Of course.


84 posted on 06/04/2013 7:28:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jonty30

Or they took care of there children when they were children, and the “children” have moved back in with them because the “children” can’t find work in the 0bamanation.


85 posted on 06/04/2013 7:29:54 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: xenob

In the interest of fairness:
“- Moved all our manufacturing overseas. Companies their parents helped build” this was done by the “Greatest Generation” and/or the Generation prior.
“- Ran our country into a debt we can never repay.” AGAIN this was done by the “Greatest Generation”
and/or the Generation prior(LBJ, FDR, Wilson).
“- Made social security into the biggest ponzi scheme ever.”
AGAIN this was done by the “Greatest Generation(LBJ)”
“- You coined the term “latchkey kid” because you picked money and recreation over family.” THIS you CAN TAG onto the “Baby Boomers(Although ALOT of City/Suburban WW II “Greatest Generation” are JUST as guilty of this as well) “


86 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: DoughtyOne

You’re wrong. A dynamic relationship with Jesus will overcome anything. There will be dark times, but Christ’s provision and comfort is supernatural and absolute for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.


87 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: xenob

The Boomers are the first largest demographic group in America’s history. Their conribution to funding the federal government is unprecedented. They are responsible for bringing about the civil rights movement and social justice changes that were a good thing. The corruption of DC politics is what bankrupted our country and no, Ted Kennedy, Frank, and Dodd are NOT baby boomers. Quit your whining and don’t count us out yet. Boomers will bring about the needed changes for the elderly. That’s why we’re here.


88 posted on 06/04/2013 7:31:26 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: palmer

It is just that they squandered their savings...a lot of folks I know simple lost their wealth and a lot of it in 2008, then lost jobs, then lost, lost, lost. Because the significant portion of the generation didn’t learn to be more than one thing, have more than one career/passion, learn to succeed...and fail.


89 posted on 06/04/2013 7:31:36 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: Biggirl

I thought it was just military young people.


90 posted on 06/04/2013 7:31:51 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My husband - a boomer - has also found that young employees (let’s say late 20s) are amazingly uppity - writing memos to the head of the company, demanding people they don’t like to be fired, and hacking into other employees’ email accounts. They also cannot write letters! He’s fed up with them.


91 posted on 06/04/2013 7:32:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: demshateGod

If Jesus Christ Himself could ask, “My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to realize Christians can and do suffer so much despair at times that their connection to God can fail.

It’s not that God fails us. It’s that we fail Him and ourselves. That is reality. That is the human condition.


92 posted on 06/04/2013 7:34:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I am an older guy....it gets to me, that my grandchildren, are reinventing the wheel...when they could avail themselves of my advice and experience....but no, they know everything....then I think; was I like that at their age....maybe I was...lol lol...oh well, it is great morning, and I am off to coffee...let the world take a couple of turns...


93 posted on 06/04/2013 7:36:03 AM PDT by B212
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To: Steely Tom

I’ve known some early retires who took their retirement funds in a cash payout. They then had to pay taxes on it, then went on a spending spree and are now dead broke.

Since they are not old enough for social security they are having to work at what jobs they can find.


94 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: demshateGod

So you had lousy parents because your car was too small?? Not to sound like the 4 Yorkshiremen but I can remember when we had no car, walked through miles of snow to school or took the broken down ole school bus.


95 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:24 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I am currently looking to hire a mid and senior developer. The resumes I have gotten are atrocious. Misspelling, bad grammar, and no punctuation. Seriously they read like a text message. Everyone of them is from a 30 or younger person with a laundry list of skill attributes and an average of 2-3 jobs in 2-3 years. Most of their claimed skill set is open source crap.

The two I have gotten from someone over 40-45 were well written, have a more reasonable limited (truthful) skill set and they have only had 1-3 jobs in 10-15 years.


96 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Biggirl

Yes, but some of us will not live to see it. There is nothing so fearsome as running out of time to finish.


97 posted on 06/04/2013 7:38:26 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: DoughtyOne

And sense the human condition is constant failure, God comes along and picks us up without any effort being made on our part. One caveat is we have to be His children.

Phl 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


98 posted on 06/04/2013 7:40:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Gosh, I’d hate to be an employer today dealing with these undereducated brats. Good luck to you and your search!


99 posted on 06/04/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think you missed his point. It was that his parents could afford a newer/nicer car and his parents picked a car that wasn’t a good fit for a “family”. If you pick a TransAm/Camaro over a station wagon/van etc. with three or four kids, then I’d say that’s a pretty selfish choice.


100 posted on 06/04/2013 7:43:01 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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