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  • Will Generation Jones Save Donald Trump?

    10/31/2020 11:42:22 AM PDT · by OceanGazer · 31 replies
    Medium ^ | October 29, 2020 | Jonathan Pontell
    It’s the predictable prediction of late-trailing candidates: “Polls, shmolls. Election day turnout for me is gonna be ginormous.” Particularly predictable for Trump. Skepticism should govern these eleventh-hour electoral miracle claims. But this election may actually be an exception. Trump realistically could be saved by huge turnout from a certain “hidden” voting segment: seniors. Wait…seniors?! Yes…younger seniors. The widely discussed Trump-has-lost-the-seniors narrative focuses on the 65+ crowd and misses this key point. Those aged mid-50’s to mid-60’s have not left Trump. In fact, this is the generational cohort which has polled highest for Trump throughout 2020. In many polls, it’s the...
  • Millennials horrified by vicious insults from younger generation: ‘Why are they so furious at us?'

    06/17/2020 9:47:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 15, 2020 | Kelsey Weekman
    Each generation has its own stereotype. Baby Boomers are known for being technologically challenged and intolerant to change. Millennials are apparently overly sensitive and kill everything. Gen Z is known for its obsession with social media and lack of focus. According to the American Psychological Association, these stereotypes are often wrong, and can even be harmful in an age-diverse workplace. Generally, there is tension between the youngest and oldest generations in a shared space, like Gen Z and “Boomers,” but the latest battle in the generational wars is between Gen Z and millennials, Twitter user local__celeb uncovered a series of...
  • Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance: They’re facing a second once-in-a-lifetime downturn at a crucial moment.

    04/13/2020 12:50:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 13, 2020 | Annie Lowrey
    Hello, lost generation. The Millennials entered the workforce during the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Saddled with debt, unable to accumulate wealth, and stuck in low-benefit, dead-end jobs, they never gained the financial security that their parents, grandparents, or even older siblings enjoyed. They are now entering their peak earning years in the midst of an economic cataclysm more severe than the Great Recession, near guaranteeing that they will be the first generation in modern American history to end up poorer than their parents.
  • Boomers, Millennials, and the McMansions No One Wants

    12/21/2019 5:58:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Realtor.com ^ | 2017 | Realtor.com
    As baby boomers look to downsize out of their suburban McMansions, a generational showdown is looming: Millennials might be coming into their own as the nation's biggest group of first-time home buyers, but they aren't exactly lining up with bids in hand for those large, expensive homes in the sleepier suburbs. Instead, they're looking for a different kind of home—the same ones, in fact, that the empty nesters are looking to buy. It's a battle of the millennials vs. baby boomers playing out in the nation's suburban housing markets.
  • Gen Z brands Gen X the 'Karen Generation' and sets the internet alight with the snarky [tr]

    11/16/2019 3:25:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2019 | Carly Stern
    While millennials and Baby Boomers fight an ongoing generational war, members of Generation X thought they were getting away unscathed — and wondered if anyone even remembered they exist. Well, Generation Z — most of whom count members of Gen X as parents — certainly do, and they've decided they're not letting them off the hook. As more and more social media users are using 'ok boomer' as a dismissive insult for those born roughly between 1946 and 1964, now Gen z [sic] has decided that Gen X is also the 'Karen Generation,' referencing a stereotype of a dissatisfied, demanding...
  • Mary: The Blessing of All Generations

    08/07/2019 9:33:24 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 3 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 7, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    In my childhood, it was not unusual to hear someone ask, “Who are your people?” It was a semi-polite, Southernism designed to elicit essential information about a person’s social background. The assumption was that you, at best, could only be an example of your “people.” It ignored the common individualism of the wider culture, preferring the more family or clan-centered existence of an older time. It was possible to be “good people” who had fallen on hard times, just as it was possible to be “bad people” who were flourishing. Good people were always to be preferred. I am aware...
  • It's time to make millennials suffer

    05/26/2017 1:04:44 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 05/26/2017 | Ben Sasse
    One of nine kids born to a second-generation immigrant family in windy, rural Diller, Neb. (population 327), Grandma grew up poor, working the family farm during the Great Depression. It was at home — and thus work — that she met my grandfather, who was hired as a farm boy by her dad in the 1930s. They were married in May 1941, him at age 22 and her 21. Their first leased home had no indoor plumbing or running water. Their plot of land was north of town on Commercial Road, where they planned to start their own corn and...
  • How the Cycles of History Shape Your Values, Your Idea of Manhood, and Your Future

    01/29/2017 4:13:28 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 12JUL12 | Brett & Kate McKay
    As is the generation of leaves, so to of men: At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground but then the flourishing woods Gives birth, and the season of spring comes into existence; So it is with the generations of men, which alternately come forth and pass away. – Homer, The Illiad, Book Six If you’ve been following AoM for awhile now, you know that Kate and I love history. I studied classical history in college and Kate actually taught American history and Humanities at a community college here in town. And in running the Art...
  • Inhofe committee says EPA, Corps exceeding WOTUS authority

    10/18/2016 9:00:25 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 7 replies
    High Plains Journal ^ | 10/9/16 | Larry Drelling
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK, released a majority report Sept. 20 indicating what it claims are examples of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to expand their jurisdiction over U.S. waters beyond Congressional intent. The report is the result of the majority staff’s investigation into how EPA and the Corps are interpreting and implementing their authority under the Clean Water Act. Despite the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ national stay on enforcement of EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, the majority report says EPA is enforcing the...
  • I’m a millennial and my generation sucks

    07/04/2016 3:14:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/4/16 | Johnny Oleksinski
    ....At 26, I’m stuck in the middle of the world’s most maligned, mocked and discussed age group. And I hate it. Imagine being forever lumped into a smug pack of narcissists who don’t just ignore the past, but openly abhor anyone and everything that came before them. .... Bernie Sanders obsessives who preached reform and inclusion by berating their closest friends and family for daring to think differently.... ...My millennial friends want me to be hopelessly nostalgic for the ’90s, obsessing over which “Saved by the Bell” character I’m most like... ...Perhaps their messiah complex is a result of being...
  • Millennials are not the Enemy

    05/01/2016 10:11:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    1. Younger people tend to have more liberal views. This is not a permanent state of being. Asking a 20 year old who has never held a job about capitalism is not a good use of anyone's time. Asking him ten years later whether he thinks he pays too much in taxes will be far more meaningful. Polls of younger people tend to produce scary results. This isn't a new phenomenon. 2. Using "millennial" as a political punching bag is a bad idea. We're talking about people who were born over a 20 year period. Plenty of them hold jobs...
  • Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    04/26/2016 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Shanika Gunaratna
    Baby boomers' long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That's according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
  • Children of the 1930s: “The Last Ones”

    04/11/2016 2:17:44 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Today's email | 4/11/2016 | Unknown
    Born in the 1930s we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “last ones.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see...
  • Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life

    03/03/2014 8:18:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 3, 2014
    Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked smack into something or someone while staring down at your smartphone? Yeah, you. You know who you are, and you’re far from alone. We’re guilty of walking and texting, too. Fear no longer, distracted, device-gazing zombie walkers. Help for unabashed, small-screen addicts like us is on the way -- to the Google Play store next month, actually. The industrious geniuses at New York City’s One Llama Labs have developed a hyper sound-sensitive Android app called Audio Aware.
  • Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

    10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism." Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast. "I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't...
  • Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

    10/15/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Marie · 24 replies
    Wait but Why ^ | 09/15/2013 | wait but why
    Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's...
  • To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

    05/31/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 159 replies
    This morning's email | 5/31/2013 | Unknown
    To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979 At the end is a quote of the month attributed to Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please read what he Said. TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had...
  • Wrong Mideast Choices Will 'Reverberate for Generations'

    05/07/2013 2:54:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/13 | Eliran Aharon
    “Israel, obviously, must do everything necessary to protect itself,” a top United States Army Lieutenant Colonel told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview. “For Washington, Iranian nuclear weapons are a strategic question. For Israel, Iranian nuclear weapons are an existential question,” said Ralph Peters, who spent ten years in Germany working in military intelligence and later became a Foreign Area Officer, specializing in the Soviet Union. ..... “My fear is that strategic circumstances will force Israel to act unilaterally and as brave and as capable as the IDF is, the IDF has the ability to start a fight with Iran....
  • Younger Generations Lag Parents in Wealth-Building

    03/15/2013 2:12:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3-14-2013 | Annie Lowrey
    WASHINGTON — Pearl Brady has a stable job with good benefits and holds two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s. But despite her best efforts, she has no savings, and worries that it will be years before she manages to start putting away money for a house, children and eventually retirement. “I’m in that extremely nervous category,” said Ms. Brady, 28, a Brooklynite who works for a union. “I know how much money I’m going to be making for the near term. I hope in my 30s and 40s to be able to save, but I have no idea how....
  • The New Normal: Baby Boomer Tribal Communities - Obama's vision for your retirement

    11/19/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | Craig Smith
    A generation of Americans who embraced communal living in the 1960s is again considering that concept and other ways to coexist as they near retirement. This time, they’ve traded peace signs for dollar signs. “By force of sheer volume, the (baby boomers) who in 1968 thought they would change the world by 2028 actually will,” said Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. They’ll control more than half of the discretionary income,...