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(WorldNetDaily)   New study says that people's beliefs are likely to change as they get older. Like the belief that they will someday be able to retire   (wnd.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-07 11:31:24 AM  
4 votes:
Yeah, my Dad said this to me, "As you get older, you get more conservative" and my response was, "total bs, you have been conservative from the time you started going to church, it's just worse now because all you listen to is Fox news".

Fox News is the single most scary thing I can think of these days. It's creating a frightening segment of our population that simply will not listen to anything that contradicts their world-view.
2013-01-07 08:30:44 AM  
4 votes:
2013-01-07 11:48:10 AM  
3 votes:
Complete opposite for me. For years I was a hardcore republican dittohead. Thought anyone poor was stupid. Then I had kids. I lost my job in 2008 and couldn't find a comparable one until nearly 2010. Had to resort to unemployment and medicaid for the wife and kids. Had to work shiatty menial jobs for awhile.

Now..... Rush and the Right can go get farked in the ear.
2013-01-07 09:56:04 AM  
3 votes:
Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.
2013-01-07 08:58:03 AM  
3 votes:
I've grown far more compassionate, far more patient, and far more liberal as I age. Just not always at the same time.
2013-01-07 11:48:30 AM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Yeah, me too.  Looking back on it, I've actually moved from center-right to center-left over the years.

But really, if WND thinks that Millenials and the kids after us are all going to age into tea partiers, they're REALLY high on crack.


I was a Bible-believing, Christian right-winger in high school but moved to an atheist, left-libertarian in my 30s. Older folk always point to studies like this as proof that I'll eventually return to church and vote Republican, but I think my trendline points more to becoming a pagan communist by my 60s.
2013-01-07 11:42:38 AM  
2 votes:
As you can see by my name, I'm an old coot. I started as ultra-liberal, went to the center and now, because I don't give a shiat about what anyone thinks, I'm ultra-liberal again. I've never had a conservative stand in my life and I can only see someone making a change like that through brain damage, because, to believe some of the Fox News shiat, you've got to be brain damaged.
2013-01-07 10:06:28 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah I'm still registered republican, only because I never bothered to change it. And I like to fark with the primaries.
2013-01-07 09:38:02 AM  
2 votes:
Derp de derp NO HEART!
Herp he herp NO HEAD!

I am very insightful.
2013-01-07 11:59:05 PM  
1 votes:

majestic: Complete opposite for me. For years I was a hardcore republican dittohead. Thought anyone poor was stupid. Then I had kids. I lost my job in 2008 and couldn't find a comparable one until nearly 2010. Had to resort to unemployment and medicaid for the wife and kids. Had to work shiatty menial jobs for awhile.

Now..... Rush and the Right can go get farked in the ear.


Clearly, you lost your job because you didn't pull yourself up by the bootstraps. You could've been a millionaire by now.
2013-01-07 02:52:59 PM  
1 votes:
I was a conservative little jerk as a kid. I'm embarrassed of the things I once believed. Then I moved out and got a job. Boy, did that wake me up! As I get older, I let more and more crap just fall away. It's soooo relaxing.
2013-01-07 02:39:50 PM  
1 votes:
I grew up in a house where both parents were super hippies. I've got pictures of my dad during the sixties when he was going to school at berkeley and he fit the stereotypical hippy to a "t".

Perhaps it's because he made me read Mao's Little Red Book as a kid, or because he always went on and on about how evil corporations were that pushed me to become a conservative. But growing up in that environment I can honestly say that I know the liberal point of view better than most liberals and have realized that that line of thinking can be devestating to the well being of the country.

Today I consider myself a libertarian so I can see problems with both parties. It's just my humble opinion that at least economically, liberalism will eventually do more harm to this country than any war or single politician ever could.
2013-01-07 02:30:38 PM  
1 votes:
I've went to "didnt care" when I was younger to rightish agnostic/Catholic during my 20s to libertarianish/"Spiritualist" with Christian leanings today. I approach fiscial and social matters with my emotions and conciousness/metaphysical items with science which Ill be the first to admit seems out of place but it works for me.
2013-01-07 02:27:00 PM  
1 votes:

rumpelstiltskin: occamswrist:
Democratic presidential nominees consistently receive over 80% of the vote from reporters. Tell me that can happen without some bias creeping in to their reporting. Do you think reporters are robots?

Fox news is farking terrible at this, but just because their shiat stinks the worst it doesn't mean yours doesn't stink.

Or reporters could be unbiased, yet vote Democratic because their research leads them to believe the Republicans are full of shiat.


Right, there is a difference between being right/wrong and being biased/unbiased wrt a particular issue.

Social identity theory (a scientific theory!) tells us reporters are likely to discriminate against their "out-group".

Unless you propose reporters are robots this here sicual identity theory tells me reporters will express bias against republicans.
2013-01-07 01:43:50 PM  
1 votes:

Ghastly: I was conservative as all fark when I was young. As I grew older and my parents and church had less influence on me and I began to think for myself I realized the world wasn't black and white, good vs. evil, us vs. them now I'm pretty centrist in my views. Of course I'm Canadian, so what is centrist to us is evil, baby killing, communist liberal socialist fascist to Americans. But I can live with that.


Me too, except for the Canadian part. I grew up with parents that were right wing bible thumping premarital sex is a sin, homosexuals are going to hell, "liberal" is a dirty word conservatives. It took a while for me to work through all the crazy. I still remember some things I said in my twenties that were weapons grade stupid. Things that were embarrassing on such a magnitude they still wake me up in the middle of the night in a cold humiliated sweat.
2013-01-07 01:30:09 PM  
1 votes:

Wangiss: Mutated-Snoopy: Wangiss: browntimmy: I assume most of Fox News's audience recognize the right wing bias, they just prefer it to what they construe as left-wing bias on every other channel. But those that shut out all other media are essentially saying "I want my news biased." and is the reason why their opinions are worth shiat.

I don't get all my opinions from news media. I listen almost exclusively to NPR and disagree with most everything they say.

/slightly off topic
What exactly is that you disagree with on NPR? I'm referring to the morning/afternoon All Thing Considered stuff. Is it how they report general information and facts or do you perceive some kind of commentary? I've been listening to them for a few years and they seem to try to avoid sensationalism and direct commentary. I'm genuinely curious where the "they're biased" stuff comes from or where you see something that can be disagreed with.

Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say that everything they say is true and forthright and they're the one unimpeachable source of untempered fact in the world. Sorry I got that wrong. Now do we agree? I feel so nervous when I think someone might disagree with me.


Okay, that was fun, but what I really believe is that anyone who thinks ANY media outlet gives a direct, unbiased, comprehensive, factual representation of the state of events... has simply found the outlet that matches their belief system.

And yet I listen almost exclusively to NPR. Why? Because I sense that they are more dedicated to the reporting of fact than any other radio outlet. Particularly their BBC segments on world events. But they're still biased and the journalists still give their interpretation of events through their favorite lenses. "Better now? Or better now? Better now? Or Better now?" They've found your prescription. That is all.
2013-01-07 12:29:14 PM  
1 votes:
I'm trying not to become an ignorant, racist, "you kids get off my lawn" type as I age.

I have my mother as an example of what I don't want to turn into. Every conversation with her is a reminder.

I am an atheist now. I don't see that changing anytime soon. If anything, I've developed more contempt for religion as time goes on, not less. It's just such a scam. I feel sorry for most people still influenced by it. I assume it is usually motivated by fear. Fear of death, mostly.

FYI to religious types: we're all gonna die. And then that's it. No heaven or hell. Just nothingness.
2013-01-07 12:29:00 PM  
1 votes:

Elzar: darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality

Lol - my parent take this tack - aging hippies who found Jeebus in their 30s. They have 0 savings set aside for retirement except for the meager amount of SS they take from claiming at 62. Everytime I talk to them I get to hear about how Jesus is coming back any day now to cleanse the world from wickedness, swoop down with his magical unicorn and make everything kumbiya.

/ Religion especially evangelical protestantism is the most farked up shiat ever foisted on humanity
// Go ahead and put your last coins into the offering plate, god will provide...


Which wouldn't be nearly as amusing if these aren't the same fogies who bad mouth socialism.
2013-01-07 12:22:42 PM  
1 votes:

darth_badger: Lots of people start thinking God will provide for them the older they get.


/mortality


Lol - my parent take this tack - aging hippies who found Jeebus in their 30s. They have 0 savings set aside for retirement except for the meager amount of SS they take from claiming at 62. Everytime I talk to them I get to hear about how Jesus is coming back any day now to cleanse the world from wickedness, swoop down with his magical unicorn and make everything kumbiya.

/ Religion especially evangelical protestantism is the most farked up shiat ever foisted on humanity
// Go ahead and put your last coins into the offering plate, god will provide...
2013-01-07 11:40:02 AM  
1 votes:
I don't believe social security will be around when I retire.

I don't believe any sort of nationalized health care will be around when I retire.

I don't believe that the US government, in the form that exists now, will be around when I retire.

I don't expect these beliefs to change.
2013-01-07 11:34:56 AM  
1 votes:
There are no gods. There never have been any gods. This isn't changing anytime soon.
2013-01-07 11:31:43 AM  
1 votes:
considering my mother was a flower child and is now a hard core conservative, all I can say to the study is no shiat
2013-01-07 11:28:40 AM  
1 votes:
I've known two friends, who have done the magical herp/derp flip to Fox News and the echo chamber.

I can only assume it's the same as any kind of propaganda; it shoots for the weak and infects the mentally feeble. The trick is getting them out of it - anything that's instantly digestible and filled with truthiness is bound to find a handful of marks.

The one constant in life is change. If you haven't developed the skills to be flexible (or learned critical thinking), you got off the bus a long time ago.
 
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