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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 53
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2013-09-18 11:05:36 AM  
9 votes:

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 09:31:43 AM  
7 votes:
More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.
2013-09-18 10:44:32 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:59:46 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:55:30 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:49:19 AM  
3 votes:
"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 10:48:18 AM  
3 votes:
Than why do they complain about not being able to pay back their student loans????
2013-09-18 02:20:16 PM  
2 votes:

MyRandomName: ikanreed: Serious Black: 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 image 450x573]

Yeah, 70% overhead sounded extreme, like a made up number.  Thanks for getting actual data.

Conservatism: lying for no particular reason to protect "charities"

Heh. His chart is a lie too. It ignores full costs. For example, Medicare has revenue collection largely handled by the IRS and companies through taxation. Private companies don't get to hand off that cost to a separate government agency. Same with enforcement through other branches. I'm sure you will be just as outraged by the liberal lying though.


I know!  It's pretty awesome that using existing bureaucracies provides a tangible advantage.  Thanks for pointing that out!
2013-09-18 12:49:43 PM  
2 votes:
thetangential.com
2013-09-18 11:09:57 AM  
2 votes:

balki1867: 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.


Yes, we meet as a group every other Tuesday night to plan our repression of the younger generations. It's all part of our evil plan!
Damn - I have to bring the snacks to our next meeting in that abandoned subway station.
MWUHUHUHUHU-*hack-cough*- HUHUHUHUHU...
2013-09-18 11:04:17 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:56:18 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:56:04 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:47:51 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:44:30 AM  
2 votes:

rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be


The Knight Sabers are our only hope.
2013-09-18 10:42:38 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:41:49 AM  
2 votes:
Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?
2013-09-18 10:39:40 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:35:33 AM  
2 votes:
I used to work for a not-for-profit hospital, biggest scam ever.
2013-09-18 02:49:49 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: ikanreed: Serious Black: 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 image 450x573]

Yeah, 70% overhead sounded extreme, like a made up number.  Thanks for getting actual data.

Conservatism: lying for no particular reason to protect "charities"

Heh. His chart is a lie too. It ignores full costs. For example, Medicare has revenue collection largely handled by the IRS and companies through taxation. Private companies don't get to hand off that cost to a separate government agency. Same with enforcement through other branches. I'm sure you will be just as outraged by the liberal lying though.


The Medicare trustees report (warning: PDF) breaks down the costs for Medicare's different components, and it includes reimbursements to the Treasury, HHS, and the Social Security Administration for their work in actually running Medicare. For example, on page 51, Table III.B1 shows the full breakdown for Part A expenses including these admin reimbursements; similar tables appear on page 90 for Part B and page 117 for Part D, and they also include these admin reimbursements. Beyond that, on page 55, the document clearly says "All HI administrative expenses incurred by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, the Department of the Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service), and the Department of Justice in administering HI are charged to the trust fund." Similar statements appear on pages 93-94 for Part B and page 118 for Part D.

I will fully admit that I cannot be 100% certain that these are the kinds of numbers being used by CBPP in their figure, but I'd be comfortable enough to bet a few thousand dollars on it because I know they drew upon official government-reported numbers for their work.
2013-09-18 02:11:47 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: ikanreed: oldfarthenry: Daeva: oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
`Like'
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so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?

No. I'm saying that if you're in the physical presence of someone you should put your phone down and converse with them "face to face" as it were - or does that clash with your high-functioning autism?

Caveman say fire bad!  Dumb kids use fire to cook!  Caveman know that fire bad, because fire hurt.  Dumb kids are dumb!

And you wonder why you haven't been promoted out of the mail room.
PUT THE PHONE DOWN, A-HOLE! YOUR BOSS IS "SPEAKING" TO YOU - LIKE DIRECTLY - IN REAL LIFE & SH*T!


Also try flinging your poo once your incoherent screeching doesn't work.  Also, you totally accurately called what my job is.
2013-09-18 01:22:02 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Daeva: oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
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so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?

No. I'm saying that if you're in the physical presence of someone you should put your phone down and converse with them "face to face" as it were - or does that clash with your high-functioning autism?


Caveman say fire bad!  Dumb kids use fire to cook!  Caveman know that fire bad, because fire hurt.  Dumb kids are dumb!
2013-09-18 01:19:39 PM  
1 votes:
Unfortunately this isn't a great comparison.  Boomers with a million dollars are probably the top 30% or somewhere around there (just guessing honestly).

30 year old Americans worth a million dollars are probably the top 1 or 2%.

The top 1 or 2% should be giving more to charity than the top 30%.

Again just guesses at numbers.  Didn't read the article so not sure about ages involved either.

That being said your highest overall worth should be right before retirement not at 30.  And I'd bet just about everyone here over the age of 40 has a higher worth than they did at 20 or 30.
2013-09-18 01:10:35 PM  
1 votes:

Daeva: oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
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`Like'

so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?


I don't use facebook, twitter, google plus, or any of that crap, and even I can recognize that this is a case of a person being angry at what they don't understand.
2013-09-18 01:06:57 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
`Like'
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so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?
2013-09-18 12:55:38 PM  
1 votes:
hasty ambush
What do Liberals have against Planned Parenthood-a private charity?

Your bullshiat number was called out with actual statistics, so you've responded with quote mined bullshiat from people who want to destroy welfare. How nice. Ignore facts. Anything to support your narrative, eh?
2013-09-18 12:53:22 PM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.


there probably will be, once boomers aren't running them.
2013-09-18 12:51:57 PM  
1 votes:
blog.jamesleonis.com
2013-09-18 11:54:31 AM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: ikanreed: Serious Black: 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 image 450x573]

Yeah, 70% overhead sounded extreme, like a made up number.  Thanks for getting actual data.

Conservatism: lying for no particular reason to protect "charities"
What do Liberals have against Planned Parenthood-a private charity?


I have nothing against Planned Parenthood and, in fact, donate a decent chunk of change to Planned Parenthood.
2013-09-18 11:52:58 AM  
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: Hell, my grandfather went to his grave (died in '89) swearing the boomers would run the country into the ground. For all the time I spent with him before he died, he did his best to instill his generation's values in me with the warning my generation would be the one to face the consequences and pick up the pieces.


Ain't that the truth. Growing up "early X" was (and really still is) like being just a little too late to the big bash, finding the keg drained to the dregs, everyone either passed out on the floor or trashing the place, the host demanding that we clean up the mess, with the cops en route to bust up what was left of the festivities.

I'm going to draw a sharp line between Boomer and X: November 6, 1962. If you were born any later, you had no say in the 1980 presidential election. "Here's your new President: Ronald Reagan. Enjoy!" It's a shame that the cool people were too cool to show up at the ballot box when it would have mattered most.

My sister falls on the Boomer side of that line, and I fall on the X side. Even when we were growing up, we lived in different worlds. Her crowd and my crowd mixed like oil and water, in spite of just two years' difference. The high school went "closed campus" the year I entered; the drinking age was raised from 19 to 21 shortly before I turned 19, etc. It's that "late to the party" thing, every time.

Social Security will be the next "late to the party" fiasco.
2013-09-18 11:49:10 AM  
1 votes:
http://www.fark.com/comments/7938278/86540248#c86540248" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bunkyb123: It's not a valid survey unless they factor in age. What were baby boomers giving at the same age? May have been as much. When we are young we are often more idealistic and that's awesome. Kudos to them. After time goes by and year after year you see your paycheck dwindling due to government spending factors, many social, that you have no control over you slow down the giving. On top of that, learning about the massive waste of money most large well-known charities spend on marketing and half-million dollar salaries for top executives slows down spending. I know a lot of people that are baby boomers that give money on grass-roots level - where it's needed and there is no record of that. For example, a person you know that who didn't have money to go see a sick relative - a little cash goes there. I am the last person on earth you will ever see thumping a bible, but one saying has always stuck with me "do not your alms before men". In a nutshell, we give but just because some massive conglomerate hasn't got it on their books doesn't mean it isn't there.
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Taxes are the lowest in decades. Sorry to spoil your narrative. I like civilization, so I am okay with paying taxes. I am NOT okay with that money going to subsidize fat cats, though

I wish mine were, Federal taxes have gone from 27% to nearly 40% of my check in 5 years. Every time I get a little raise I get less money. I believe in paying taxes, too to support our infrastructure and safety, but the government wastage of the money otherwise would be a wonderfully different grand debate and we'd get too far off track.
2013-09-18 11:48:20 AM  
1 votes:

d23: Taxes are the lowest in decades.  Sorry to spoil your narrative.  I like civilization, so I am okay with paying taxes.  I am NOT okay with that money going to subsidize fat cats, though.


2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-18 11:43:41 AM  
1 votes:

gnosis301: Did he say how?  I'd like to read his reasonings.


They grew up in a period of major economic expansion on the largesse of their parents, took over their parents' jobs and inherited their parents' money, and acted like they earned and built it all on their own while systematically shutting down every venue for future upward mobility, and running up debt, for  their kids in turn. Not quite that eloquently, his childhood was spent a piss-poor, barebones-education, sustenance farmer and that was  before the Depression hit, he went back to the farm after fighting in WWII, and never went to college, but that was the gist of it. He was damned intelligent and heavily involved in local politics, so he knew what was up despite a lack of formal education.

The 1980 election was the last straw for him, when the Boomer vote went to Reagan. Or, as my grandfather called him, "that chickenshiat union-busting son of a biatch who never fired a shot in anger his entire life, and didn't even have the good sense to die when Hinckley shot him". That was when my grandfather felt charitable towards the man -- I remember one time during the S&L crisis that my grandfather told one of his kids to do the country a favor, and drive him to Washington so hecould shoot Reagan and do it right (he was dead serious when he said it, too).
2013-09-18 11:40:56 AM  
1 votes:
It's not a valid survey unless they factor in age. What were baby boomers giving at the same age? May have been as much. When we are young we are often more idealistic and that's awesome. Kudos to them. After time goes by and year after year you see your paycheck dwindling due to government spending factors, many social, that you have no control over you slow down the giving. On top of that, learning about the massive waste of money most large well-known charities spend on marketing and half-million dollar salaries for top executives slows down spending. I know a lot of people that are baby boomers that give money on grass-roots level - where it's needed and there is no record of that. For example, a person you know that who didn't have money to go see a sick relative - a little cash goes there. I am the last person on earth you will ever see thumping a bible, but one saying has always stuck with me "do not your alms before men". In a nutshell, we give but just because some massive conglomerate hasn't got it on their books doesn't mean it isn't there.
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2013-09-18 11:36:26 AM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Yes, we meet as a group every other Tuesday night to plan our repression of the younger generations. It's all part of our evil plan!


I never said it was an active effort to repress the younger generation.  That was just a side effect.  Boomers paid next to nothing to go to school, maybe took out some small loans and were able to pay them off easily.  At some point they saw their tax bills and thought, "WTF am I paying for?  Public universities?  Screw them, I work hard for this money.  Maybe the people going there should pay for that," with no thought that they at one point benefited from these exact policies.

I only bring this up because I was involved with a decades-old alumni group from college that had a tradition of donating approx one semester's tuition back to the group after you graduated and started working.  The tradition (for obvious reasons) didn't keep up with rises in tuition and some boomers tried to cite this as an example of how selfish the younger generation is. When we went back and looked at it, one semester's tuition for them was 1-2 weeks pay for a kid fresh out of college then, whereas it's ~2 months of pay for a freshly minted engineer today (and it only gets worse if you're not an engineer).

The fact that they couldn't come to terms with this and saw it as a sign of how greedy millenials are absolutely blew my mind.

(To be fair I don't completely blame the rise in tuition to the lack of public funds, but there's no question it plays a significant part)
2013-09-18 11:35:20 AM  
1 votes:
in the 1930s, who gave more - those people who were retired, with their savings wiped out and facing severe changes (including homelessness) in their standard of living due to an economic crash, or was it those who were in their 20s that had a long life of future income potential ahead of them, thus did not have to save what few pennies the could find?

Point being, maybe it isn't the generations themselves, but instead is the completely different situation each of the generations are in.
2013-09-18 11:34:45 AM  
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: 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


We have a major home improvement store distribution center here.  For years they donated the left over inventory, scratch and dents, returns and broken stuff they could/didn't want to fix and other stuff to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  There much of it was snatched up by people looking for such things and H4H got funding for their mission.

Then Goodwill moved in.  They found out about this deal and wanted in.  But the major home improvement store didn't really want to change anything and said no.  So Goodwill lawyered up and threated to sue, so they could get their fair share.  So Home Depot relented... and now sends it all to the dump instead.

Fark Goodwill.
2013-09-18 11:08:38 AM  
1 votes:
The parents are too busy paying the bills after the boomerang generation move back home.
2013-09-18 11:03:50 AM  
1 votes:
You left out the word "millionaire" between younger and americans subby
2013-09-18 11:02:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:59:13 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:58:09 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:57:59 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:54 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:55:48 AM  
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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 10:54:15 AM  
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I'd imagine most baby boomers are now on a fixed income and there are fewer of them. So that would make sense.
Ant
2013-09-18 10:50:59 AM  
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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 10:46:14 AM  
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Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......


Ask not what your country can do for you?
2013-09-18 10:46:13 AM  
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The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?
2013-09-18 10:46:13 AM  
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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 10:42:51 AM  
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And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be
2013-09-18 10:38:53 AM  
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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 10:37:19 AM  
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Generation_D: More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.


This.
 
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