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The Death of America

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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2023, 09:50:35 AM »
I think you're maybe not listening to the youth.  The opposite of this is quite literally the source of much of their consternation.

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Uninformed. 

There's a sense of entitlement like nothing I've ever seen before. 

They "deserve" jobs where they can work from home at least half the time, work fewer than 30 hours a week (because they need 'down time'), have unlimited PTO, and make at least $75,000 a year.  They can't be criticized because they're too fragile to take it. Things like accountability, performance-based or merit-based pay - or even showing up on time - are antiquated colonial constructs.

And that circles back to the death of the American small town where parents passed down their work ethic, morals, values, and beliefs to their children.  It speaks to the death of the nuclear family that was lost as the small towns died.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2023, 10:23:59 AM »
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Uninformed. 

There's a sense of entitlement like nothing I've ever seen before. 

They "deserve" jobs where they can work from home at least half the time, work fewer than 30 hours a week (because they need 'down time'), have unlimited PTO, and make at least $75,000 a year.  They can't be criticized because they're too fragile to take it. Things like accountability, performance-based or merit-based pay - or even showing up on time - are antiquated colonial constructs.

And that circles back to the death of the American small town where parents passed down their work ethic, morals, values, and beliefs to their children.  It speaks to the death of the nuclear family that was lost as the small towns died.
Tell him to try that in a small town, k. I would tell him but he refuses to interact and it usually just ends up making me cry.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2023, 11:54:14 AM »
I think you're maybe not listening to the youth.  The opposite of this is quite literally the source of much of their consternation.

expound further.

either you make no sense or misunderstood my point.
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2023, 12:00:02 PM »
I take Metamucil every morning for my consternation.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2023, 12:10:17 PM »
expound further.

either you make no sense or misunderstood my point.

The inability to participate meaningful in the accumulation of personal wealth is grinding their asses.   They can't afford a home, wages aren't keeping pace with pricing...they're pissed at everyone pulling the ladder up behind them and offering nothing but bootstrap platitudes and bullshit nostalgia about how you could go to the movies for a nickel in their day.

They're very aware of the inability to grow money on a tree.
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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2023, 12:12:51 PM »
The inability to participate meaningful in the accumulation of personal wealth is grinding their asses.   They can't afford a home, wages aren't keeping pace with pricing...they're pissed at everyone pulling the ladder up behind them and offering nothing but bootstrap platitudes and bullshit nostalgia about how you could go to the movies for a nickel in their day.

They're very aware of the inability to grow money on a tree.

Proof that you know zero youth. 

They're pissed that they aren't simply handed what they haven't earned and unwilling to take the lumps to learn it. 
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2023, 01:45:30 PM »
The inability to participate meaningful in the accumulation of personal wealth is grinding their asses.   They can't afford a home, wages aren't keeping pace with pricing...they're pissed at everyone pulling the ladder up behind them and offering nothing but bootstrap platitudes and bullshit nostalgia about how you could go to the movies for a nickel in their day.

They're very aware of the inability to grow money on a tree.

We know different youth then.

For what it's worth? I have a huge amount of disdain for a large chunk of Boomers (64-78 age range) and their glorified, distorted memories of "yesteryear". Actually if you look at the biggest group who has caused the most damage in their positions of power thus far? Its them. Clinton, W, Hillary and the rest of that generations ilk that has been monkeying up monetary and domestic policy for decades.

Although millennials are catching them quickly. There is a generation and a half between those two that dislike them both and for good reason. 90+% of this board falls in that category.
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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2023, 01:58:00 PM »
We know different youth then.

For what it's worth? I have a huge amount of disdain for a large chunk of Boomers (64-78 age range) and their glorified, distorted memories of "yesteryear". Actually if you look at the biggest group who has caused the most damage in their positions of power thus far? Its them. Clinton, W, Hillary and the rest of that generations ilk that has been monkeying up monetary and domestic policy for decades.

Although millennials are catching them quickly. There is a generation and a half between those two that dislike them both and for good reason. 90+% of this board falls in that category.
I don’t know exactly what the official names for: K, Snags, CTE or JMAR. It’s probably different generations but you can just lump them all together and call them antique. K is 80 something but he’s pretty horny.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2023, 02:01:20 PM »
Reading this thread fills me with a strong desire to taste the barrel of my 12 gauge single shot...
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« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2023, 02:15:21 PM »
Reading this thread fills me with a strong desire to taste the barrel of my 12 gauge single shot...

Whoa there, young man.  It ain't ever that bad. 
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2023, 02:32:36 PM »
Reading this thread fills me with a strong desire to taste the barrel of my 12 gauge single shot...
I agree that most of these guys are really bad posters but damn.
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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2023, 02:47:49 PM »
Reading this thread fills me with a strong desire to taste the barrel of my 12 gauge single shot...

What Snags said. Too much to offer this world, the lot of ya.
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« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2023, 02:58:20 PM »
Reading this thread fills me with a strong desire to taste the barrel of my 12 gauge single shot...

Sautéed with garlic and butter, topped off with a dash of salt and pepper? Maybe encased in a fluffy biscuit?  Might be palatable.  But it’s gonna hurt when you shit that out.  Forewarned. 
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2023, 03:02:10 PM »
I think there are way too many broad brushes being used in this discussion.  And I hate all the labeling of “generations”…Boomers, Millennials, Gen-X, as if everybody that falls within a particular age group, thinks and acts a certain way. They don’t.  Everybody has different life experiences that shape how they approach everything from jobs, to relationships etc. I’ve got two kids who are polar opposites in the way they approach those things.  At my firm, we’ve had way too much turnover in the last few years.  As a result, we have interviewed quite a few applicants, both young and old. We’ve hired and fired quite a few as well.  We’ve seen extreme entitlement.  We’ve seen super aggressive employees.  We’ve seen F’n sorriness. That goes for all age groups.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2023, 03:30:24 PM »
I think there are way too many broad brushes being used in this discussion.  And I hate all the labeling of “generations”…Boomers, Millennials, Gen-X, as if everybody that falls within a particular age group, thinks and acts a certain way.

Most do dipstick. Try and keep up else you'll be labeled a boomer. Youve been warned old man.
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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2023, 04:20:38 PM »
Most do dipstick. Try and keep up else you'll be labeled a boomer. Youve been warned old man.

I'll X your whole generation out.



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God, I love this social media thing.  It empowers me, and I feel like a man again. I can even talk to a mechanic without tearing up.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2023, 08:40:10 PM »
We know different youth then.

For what it's worth? I have a huge amount of disdain for a large chunk of Boomers (64-78 age range) and their glorified, distorted memories of "yesteryear". Actually if you look at the biggest group who has caused the most damage in their positions of power thus far? Its them. Clinton, W, Hillary and the rest of that generations ilk that has been monkeying up monetary and domestic policy for decades.

Although millennials are catching them quickly. There is a generation and a half between those two that dislike them both and for good reason. 90+% of this board falls in that category.

why do you hate your parents?
the generation you disdain above you, right or wrong, helped elect Trump in '16 and will do so in '24.  carried the majority of the electorate for Trump in '20

you should be thanking them.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2023, 06:55:11 AM »
Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

Oh, crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts

- Written by two Gen Xers about how they didn't relate to their fathers (Boomers) and they wished they had.
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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2023, 07:58:40 AM »
Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

Oh, crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts


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Re: The Death of America
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2023, 09:28:50 AM »
why do you hate your parents?
the generation you disdain above you, right or wrong, helped elect Trump in '16 and will do so in '24.  carried the majority of the electorate for Trump in '20

you should be thanking them.

every generation helped elect Trump. Every demographic. Every race, income bracket, education level and people from the other side that were more pro-union. That same generation also brought us the modern left, and hippies.

do not dislike them all - just a big bulk of them are absolutely insufferable. Ie - boomers in my neighborhood complain about speeders and dogs pooping in their yards....turns out, boomers are the ones speeding and letting dogs poop in yards. The same exact people. They are all retired and bored so I guess they sit around and come up with this shit. The same way they do revisionist stories of days past.... I dunno. It's just annoying.

I have a huge respect though for the one before them....the greatest generation.
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