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(Huffington Post)   Younger Americans are so greedy and self-involved that they give four times as much to charity as Baby Boomers   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 172
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2013-09-18 09:31:43 AM
More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.
 
2013-09-18 10:35:33 AM
I used to work for a not-for-profit hospital, biggest scam ever.
 
2013-09-18 10:37:19 AM

Generation_D: More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.


This.
 
2013-09-18 10:38:53 AM
I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"
 
2013-09-18 10:39:40 AM
Its almost as if the baby boomers projected these qualities on the millenials because the baby boomers actually demonstrate these qualities on a regular basis.

I know I identify with my grandparents and their values (greatest generation) than my mom or dad (boomers).
 
2013-09-18 10:40:26 AM

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"


Aut supplies are expensive.
 
2013-09-18 10:41:49 AM
Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?
 
2013-09-18 10:42:38 AM

zeroman987: Its almost as if the baby boomers projected these qualities on the millenials because the baby boomers actually demonstrate these qualities on a regular basis.

I know I identify with my grandparents and their values (greatest generation) than my mom or dad (boomers).


My grandmother had this to say about the greatest generation.  "They called us the greatest generation, because we went to fight in The War.  But they forget there was a draft.  We didn't want to go."(Obviously she wasn't drafted)
 
2013-09-18 10:42:40 AM
Young American millionaires are only a small subset of young Americans.
 
2013-09-18 10:42:51 AM
And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be
 
2013-09-18 10:44:30 AM

rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be


The Knight Sabers are our only hope.
 
2013-09-18 10:44:32 AM

rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be


I don't buy into the generational hate, but I will say every ex-hippy republican is an example of the worst class of hypocrites.
 
2013-09-18 10:44:57 AM
Did they include gofundme and kickstarter as charity?

PT Barnum said something about this......
 
2013-09-18 10:46:13 AM
So making generalizations based on race, gender &/or sexual preference is bad - but making them based on age-demographics is, like, okie-dokie?
Do I have to get on the horn with HR?
 
2013-09-18 10:46:13 AM
The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?
 
2013-09-18 10:46:14 AM

Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......


Ask not what your country can do for you?
 
2013-09-18 10:47:51 AM

probesport: Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......

Ask not what your country can do for you?


I believe it was, "Do or do not. There is no try."
 
2013-09-18 10:48:18 AM
Than why do they complain about not being able to pay back their student loans????
 
2013-09-18 10:49:19 AM
"The younger cohort gives on average $54,000 to charity a year, compared to millionaire baby boomers on the list who give a median amount of $12,000."

Really Huffpost?  Average != median.  (Report says both are averages)

Also, Boomers generally don't spend much on themselves either.  Probably because they don't have 30 years to make it up if things go south.
 
2013-09-18 10:50:05 AM

dantheman195: The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?


A label earned because we.... use social media?  I really don't know where it comes from.
 
2013-09-18 10:50:08 AM

oldfarthenry: So making generalizations based on race, gender &/or sexual preference is bad - but making them based on age-demographics is, like, okie-dokie?
Do I have to get on the horn with HR?


It's just as illegal as all the other discriminations.

/Just as true too.
//I'm the exception.
 
2013-09-18 10:50:50 AM

dantheman195: The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?


Still better than the Gimmy, Gimmies.
 
Ant
2013-09-18 10:50:59 AM

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"


Sadly, every time I see an autism awareness charity, all I can think is that they're anti-vaccine nuts. I don't know whether this is true or not, but the damage has been done.
 
2013-09-18 10:51:30 AM

Raging Thespian: probesport: Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......

Ask not what your country can do for you?

I believe it was, "Do or do not. There is no try."


"A penny saved is still just a stupid penny."?
 
2013-09-18 10:51:31 AM

ikanreed: rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be

I don't buy into the generational hate, but I will say every ex-hippy republican is an example of the worst class of hypocrites.


Agreed!
 
2013-09-18 10:51:47 AM

mike_d85: oldfarthenry: So making generalizations based on race, gender &/or sexual preference is bad - but making them based on age-demographics is, like, okie-dokie?
Do I have to get on the horn with HR?

It's just as illegal as all the other discriminations.

/Just as true too.
//I'm the exception.


As in it's not illegal at all, but under some circumstances can be evidence for other illegal activity, such as the creation of a hostile workplace?
 
2013-09-18 10:52:10 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

Aut supplies are expensive.


How expensive could potato be?
 
2013-09-18 10:52:28 AM

ikanreed: rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be

I don't buy into the generational hate, but I will say every ex-hippy republican is an example of the worst class of hypocrites.


And I think what killed rock 'n' roll more than anything else is those ex-hippy republicans continuing to listen to it.
 
2013-09-18 10:54:02 AM

ikanreed: As in it's not illegal at all, but under some circumstances can be evidence for other illegal activity, such as the creation of a hostile workplace?


I know age discrimination is illegal in hiring practices.  that's why employers say things like "you're over qualified" and "we're looking for someone with more experience" to people.
 
2013-09-18 10:54:15 AM
I'd imagine most baby boomers are now on a fixed income and there are fewer of them. So that would make sense.
 
2013-09-18 10:54:25 AM
I don't believe it, what with the kids these days and all their twerking and the rock 'n roll music.
 
2013-09-18 10:55:30 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: I used to work for a not-for-profit hospital, biggest scam ever.


Try a not for profit homeless shelter. Goodwill Family Center in Evansville, Indiana LOVES their prosperity gospel crapola while using almost all the money they bring in through the stores to pay for overhead and pushing it up to the United Way for lobbying.

I worked there for a year and saw the entire on-site network was unprotected and 100% shared. I could literallly read anything the director or social worker had on their computer. When I pointed this flaw out, I was told it wasn't my job. So I read everything the director read until I told a co-worker that she lives in a trailer for a reason (for some reason, that's a bridge burning move).

I will NEVER support Goodwill or the United Way again.

/Doctors Without Boarders, Child's Play, and St Jude are my charities of choice
 
2013-09-18 10:55:48 AM

Ant: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

Sadly, every time I see an autism awareness charity, all I can think is that they're anti-vaccine nuts. I don't know whether this is true or not, but the damage has been done.


Those awareness charities do not donate to actual research. They claim awareness because you now have a shirt advertising autism, then pocket the money. Same goes for breast cancer awareness. They do not donate to research.
 
2013-09-18 10:56:04 AM
This is pretty relevant. (NSFW language, even an f-bomb in the url)

Good response to that ridiculous Huffpo "Gen Y is unhappy because their expectations are too high and they all feel special!" article.

The link, for those of you who can't read it, has the headline "fark you, I'm Gen Y, and I don't feel special or entitled, just broke."
 
2013-09-18 10:56:08 AM
Also, how many of the boomers just count tithing as "charity" as if shilling primitive fiction to the indigenous peoples of other continents is somehow helping humanity?
 
2013-09-18 10:56:18 AM

Evil Mackerel: dantheman195: The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?

Still better than the Gimmy, Gimmies.


You mean old people who need Medicare, Social Security, and SNAP?
 
2013-09-18 10:56:25 AM

gnosis301: rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be

The Knight Sabers are our only hope.


i.imgur.com

You know, I doubt this guy gives money to charity either....
 
2013-09-18 10:56:54 AM

mike_d85: ikanreed: As in it's not illegal at all, but under some circumstances can be evidence for other illegal activity, such as the creation of a hostile workplace?

I know age discrimination is illegal in hiring practices.  that's why employers say things like "you're over qualified" and "we're looking for someone with more experience" to people.


He was talking about making generalizations.  Which isn't illegal.  Using said generalizations as a basis for hiring is illegal under the civil rights act.
 
2013-09-18 10:57:59 AM

mike_d85: oldfarthenry: So making generalizations based on race, gender &/or sexual preference is bad - but making them based on age-demographics is, like, okie-dokie?
Do I have to get on the horn with HR?

It's just as illegal as all the other discriminations.

/Just as true too.
//I'm the exception.


I demand to be treated with respect!
I do NOT drive with my left-hand indicator on.
I do NOT listen to classic rock radio (it was `new' rock back in my day & I'm sick of it)
I do NOT remain gainfully employed just to piss-off that whiny young slacker in the mail room.
I do NOT expect to remain vibrant & energetic - in fact, my back hurts & I need a nap.
I do NOT pop blue boner pills in a misguided attempt to retain the libido of my youth (my penis got me in a lot of trouble when it was in charge)
 
2013-09-18 10:58:09 AM

ikanreed: zeroman987: Its almost as if the baby boomers projected these qualities on the millenials because the baby boomers actually demonstrate these qualities on a regular basis.

I know I identify with my grandparents and their values (greatest generation) than my mom or dad (boomers).

My grandmother had this to say about the greatest generation.  "They called us the greatest generation, because we went to fight in The War.  But they forget there was a draft.  We didn't want to go."(Obviously she wasn't drafted)


I don't disagree with that, but she is selling her generation short. The greatest generation lived through the depression and fought in wwII, even if it was against their will. I don't know about you, but my grandparents are about the toughest people I know. They don't put up with crap but they don't whine about how tough life is either. My grandpa redid thier kitchen at age 85. By himself. Including putting up the cabinets, etc. My grandparents used to fight like cats and dogs but stayed together - divorce just wasn't an option. I have never observed a truer love than the love they (both sets maternal and paternal) had/have for each other.

On the other hand, my folks gave up on their marriage at the drop of a hat, and my dad couldn't wait to get out of dodge. While my dad is handy around the house, he has nowhere near the fortitude that his dad has. My mom isn't much better and relies on me for a lot. I don't think my folks are bad people, they just never faced the challenges their parents faced and it shows.

In the end, when I was unemployed/doing odd legal jobs for a year, barely scraping by, I turned to my grandparents for moral [not financial] support. Their strength, tenacity, and courage inspired me and kept me going. They are not perfect people, but they have a certain inner strength that they did not pass on to their kids. While I am not nearly as strong as they are, it is something worth striving for and it is something much more valuable than the fleeting pleasure (be it sex, money, drugs, or power) that my parent's generation chased.
 
2013-09-18 10:58:14 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Doctors Without Boarders


They should just sell their yachts
 
2013-09-18 10:59:13 AM

kid_icarus: I don't believe it, what with the kids these days and all their twerking and the rock 'n roll music.


www.11points.com

Now your kids with your loud music, and your Dan Fogleberg, your Zima, hula hoops and pac-man video games, don't you see? People today have attention spans that can only be measured in nanoseconds!
 
2013-09-18 10:59:46 AM

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"


You can check:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

It gives a breakdown of how charities spend their money.

For example Planned Parenthood  and Catholic Charities USA are both highly ranked with 70%-80% of their contributions going toward their programs and 20%-30% going toward admin, salaries , fund raising etc.

Federal government social welfare programs are normally the reverse (30% programs 70% admin) because of the costs of the large bureaucracies, regulations, one size fits all nature of the programs and high priced government employees  (instead of a lot of volunteers or part timers)

  Nice thing about private charities is you can pick the charities you want to give to-government does not give you that option.  Government is like charity at bayonet point.
 
2013-09-18 11:02:15 AM

gnosis301: Young American millionaires are only a small subset of young Americans.


This is a good point but the rest are too busy paying of their student loans since Boomers no longer feel it was appropriate for the government to subsidize college once they moved from the right side to the wrong side of that equation.
 
2013-09-18 11:03:50 AM
You left out the word "millionaire" between younger and americans subby
 
2013-09-18 11:04:17 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: Aut supplies are expensive.


All health services supplies and services in the US are outrageously overpriced.
 
2013-09-18 11:05:36 AM

hasty ambush: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

You can check:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

It gives a breakdown of how charities spend their money.

For example Planned Parenthood  and Catholic Charities USA are both highly ranked with 70%-80% of their contributions going toward their programs and 20%-30% going toward admin, salaries , fund raising etc.

Federal government social welfare programs are normally the reverse (30% programs 70% admin) because of the costs of the large bureaucracies, regulations, one size fits all nature of the programs and high priced government employees  (instead of a lot of volunteers or part timers)

  Nice thing about private charities is you can pick the charities you want to give to-government does not give you that option.  Government is like charity at bayonet point.


Worst. Lie. Ever.

www.cbpp.org
 
2013-09-18 11:07:04 AM
All we are saaaaayiiiiing
is give ME a chaaaaaance
 
2013-09-18 11:07:48 AM

Richard Flaccid: You left out the word "millionaire" between younger and americans subby


Yes I did. It was intentional.

/subby
 
2013-09-18 11:08:38 AM
The parents are too busy paying the bills after the boomerang generation move back home.
 
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