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  • Colorado grandmother gets $2.4M after being wrongly arrested while naked

    12/22/2020 10:36:50 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2020 | Danielle Wallace
    A woman in Colorado who was arrested five years ago while she was naked inside her private room at a sober living facility, was bound to a chair at a jail for several hours and was shocked twice with a Taser, was paid $2.4 million in a settlement Sunday. In May 2014, three deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office knocked on then 49-year-old Carolyn O’Neal’s door at New Creations Inn, a homeless transitional housing program in Cañon City, Colo., to perform a welfare check after management reportedly grew concerned she might harm herself. According to court documents, O’Neal insisted...
  • The Xers -- The Quiet Generation

    08/08/2020 7:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 8, 2020 | Jay Treiber
    Nobody ever talks about them. Having arrived roughly between 1965 and 1980, these children seem to have slipped through the cracks of popular culture, their legacy being a few dumb movies and some aging icons, none of whom any millennial today could name. Born into households averaging 1.75 children, this tiny cohort sneaked through its small temporal window like an Army Special Ops unit. They landed on the scene just in time to rescue head-scratching parents from VCRs and DVD players, and even more miraculous, they could operate those wrist watches with the tiny buttons on the side. And they...
  • I’m a Xillennial, Remember me

    07/14/2019 11:39:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Xillennials as those born between Generation X and Millennials, without the benefit of technology My daughter thinks that the political labels of conservatism and liberalism are now misappropriated on purpose, they do not reflect the reality of ideological intent contained therein. Conservatives believe in the true liberation of people from the enslavement of government while liberals are not really interested in freedom as the term implies, but want to conserve in perpetuity a system that oppresses voters, legal and illegal, based on an euphemistically defined socialist/Marxist indoctrination by the government as the benevolent provider of everything without which life would...
  • Generation X’s existential panic after Luke Perry death

    03/10/2019 4:51:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 96 replies
    NYPost ^ | 3/9/19 | Eric Spitznagel
    When actor Luke Perry, best known for portraying TV heartthrob Dylan McKay on the ’90s teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, there were the usual public displays of sadness when a public figure leaves us. But his passing was especially painful for people of a certain age. As one fan expressed on Twitter: “I’m in mourning for Generation X today, for real.” Perry died at just 52 years old. Which makes him the first Gen X icon to succumb to natural causes. That’s an unsettling reality check to those of us who identify as...
  • No drugs or gay marriage, & HATE tattoos: Is 'Generation Z' the most conservative since WW2?

    09/15/2016 6:09:32 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/216 | MATT HUNTER
    The youngsters surveyed had more conservative views on gay marriage, transgender rights and drugs than their older siblings, parents and potentially even grandparents.
  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • 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.
  • Millennial

    11/21/2015 10:27:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | July 14, 2010 | the Witter
    Millennial Special little snowflake. Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true. They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar. At work, millennials...
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • 10 things Generation X won’t tell you

    07/02/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 1, 2014 | Quentin Fottrell
    1. We’re poorer than our parents were at our age Few people have been through as many economic ups and downs as the members of Generation X. Born between 1965 and 1980, any entered the workforce during the boom years of the Clinton administration—but then along came 9/11 and, a few years later, the Great Recession.
  • Gen X Oil Workers in Danger of 'Burning Out'

    09/09/2013 5:17:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 06, 2013 | Jon Mainwaring|
    Generation X oil and gas industry workers are in danger of burning out due to a combination of increasingly few mid-career professionals working in oil and gas, family commitments and an ever-increasing workload connected to an expanding energy sector, according to a senior member of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Taking part in the Offshore Europe 2013 conference’s final keynote session, Steve Walker – Head of Strategic Inventions for the HSE’s Energy Division – said: "We [know] there’s not enough of Generation X and yet they are extremely valuable, so I think there's a real danger of the...
  • Lost Generations? Wealth Building among Young Americans (Gen. X and Y are financially screwed)

    03/16/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Urban Institute ^ | Eugene Steuerle, Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Sisi Zhang
    Unless you’re under 40.Today,those in Gen X and Gen Y have accumulated less wealth than their parents did at that age over a quartercentury ago.Their average wealth in 2010 was 7 percent below that of thosein their 20s and 30s in 1983. Even before the Great Recession, younger Americans were on a strikingly different trajectory. Now, stagnant wages, diminishing job opportunities, and lost home values may be merging to paint a vastly different future for Gen X and Gen Y. Despite their relative youth, they may not be able to make up thelost ground. If these generations cannot accumulate wealth,...
  • EDITORIAL: ‘Assault Weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key?

    02/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Max Slowik
    EDITORIAL: ‘Assault weapons’ are popular with the young. Are gamers key? In a recent Reason-Rupe poll a slim majority of American supported the private ownership of “assault weapons” (51 percent in favor, 44 opposed) and a slightly larger majority of Americans believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is being exploited for political means (52 percent see it as politicking, 41 as responsible governing). But there were some other findings that are sure to surprise many people, especially politicians. Specifically that age, not politics, has a greater bearing on whether or not a person has the right to...
  • Boomer Power and the War on the Young

    10/14/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 39 replies
    The American Interest ^ | October 4, 2012 | N/A
    The Economist ominously reports: The struggle to digest the swollen generation of ageing baby-boomers threatens to strangle economic growth. As the nature and scale of the problem become clear, a showdown between the generations may be inevitable. The statistics are frightening: The average federal tax rate for a median American household, including income and payroll taxes, dropped from more than 18% in 1981 to just over 11% in 2011. Yet sensible tax reforms left less revenue for the generous benefits boomers have continued to vote themselves, such as a prescription-drug benefit paired with inadequate premiums. Deficits exploded. Erick Eschker, an...
  • Gay-rights backers woo young conservative Republicans

    07/11/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 10 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay-rights supporters are openly rallying sympathizers who until now may have been content to stay in the closet - young conservative Republicans. “Freedom and family are core conservative values,” said conservative gay activist Margaret Hoover, a leader of a new campaign called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “We have a historic opportunity to reaffirm these.. values by supporting the fundamental freedom to marry... ” ... Other members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership... said they expect their new group to inspire other young conservatives “to ... “accelerate” the acceptance of same-sex marriage. However, the leader...
  • Gen X Disproportionally Affected by the Recession

    06/22/2012 5:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Blaire Broidy
    Though everyone seems to be feeling sorry for millennials, who are experiencing one of the highest unemployment rates and boomers, who are delaying their retirement due to the economy, the generation in between, Gen X, deserves their own time in the recession limelight. A Census report released on Monday found that people between 35 and 44 saw a 59 percent decline in median household net worth between 2005 to 2010, the largest drop of all age groups. Those 55 to 64, only saw a 25 percent drop, though they had a larger decline in actual dollar amount.
  • Retirement May Be Mission Impossible for Gen X (those born from 1965 to 1981)

    04/16/2012 3:15:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/16/12 | Jessica Rao - CNBC
    As kids, they sat on gas lines in the backs of their parents’ cars. As young adults, they saw the stock market crash, and when it finally came time to settle down, they bought a house at the peak of the housing bubble and then were faced with the worst economy since the Great Depression. It’s no shock that Generation X — those born from 1965 to 1981 — may get short changed in their golden years. Though they’ve watched parents and grandparents nestled with pensions, Social Security and strong economic growth, these are no longer guarantees. On the other...
  • Filling in the Generation Gaps

    11/25/2011 10:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Thanksgiving is the holiday that pulls families together, squeezing them around a table for a feast of turkey, tradition and togetherness. We encourage conversations meant to be personally relevant, but sometimes they turn into a horizontal Babel, with each generation speaking in a different tongue. It's a stretch to identify an entire generation by its tastes in fashion and music, but such tastes offer strong clues. You can separate boomers from Generation Xers and millenials by who prefers the Beatles, Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga. Seniors who came of age during World War II still groove on Glenn Miller and...
  • The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”

    03/05/2011 10:04:19 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 121 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 3-5-11 | Matt
    I have often said to my mother, who is a baby boomer and liberal, that my generation (Gen X), would have to clean up the mess that her generation left behind. As time wears on, that statement rings more and more true.
  • "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics

    10/02/2010 12:16:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 2+ views
    stltoday.com ^ | Friday, October 1, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    "Show us your tattoo" contest draws critics BY STEVE PARKER Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:36 am The Modesto Bee is reporting that it's online "show us your tattoo" contest met with some criticism. The contest -- which ended Thursday -- was aimed at attracting younger readers. Interactive media director Dan Day wrote: It's that under-30 generation we're trying to reach with the contest, hoping they'll stop by our website to view a few tattoos and maybe even pick up a copy of the newspaper. In a column explaining the contest, Day said he heard from critics: "What kind of...